Posts tagged "bluetooth"

Today's Rant: Bluetooth connection in the Mazdaspeed3

Today's Rant: Bluetooth connection in the Mazdaspeed3
I hate to talk on the phone. Seriously. I avoid it at all costs. That being said, I do spend a fair amount of time in the car during my commute to work. And rather than talk out loud to myself about the stupid drivers ¬†who don’t know how to merge with traffic on the... Read more »

Today's Rave: 2013 Subaru Legacy tech features

Today's Rave: 2013 Subaru Legacy tech features
A couple of my tweeps are giving my current car du jour some hard knocks. They’re calling it dull and cheap, and they’re saying it’s way too expensive for what it is. They’re even recommending that you should buy a BMW or Audi instead. Um. Really? I think they kind of missed the point. The... Read more »

Today's Rave: Phone pairing in motion

Today's Rave: Phone pairing in motion
One of my biggest pet peeves in a car is being unable to do things while the car is in motion. From setting the navigation system to pairing your phone, I get very annoyed when I can’t perform a function in crawling traffic. Especially if I have a passenger in the car who is fully... Read more »
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Photo gallery: 2012 Kia Rio Sedan

One of the best compact cars I’ve driven this summer is the 2013 Kia Rio Sedan. Actually, it might be one of the best cars I’ve driven this year. It has a lot of value packed into a base price of $13,600, including Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and steering wheel audio controls. And if you... Read more »

Today's Rant: VW Golf Bluetooth woes

Today's Rant: VW Golf Bluetooth woes
Living in Chicago, I find hands-free Bluetooth to be the new must-have in a car. Which is why I was particularly put out by the Bluetooth connectivity in the 2012 VW Golf. First, the pairing was a bit awkward to begin with. Then, every time I got an email, text message, Facebook alert, tweet mention,... Read more »

Today's Rant: Kia Sorento phone mic

It’s not a huge thing. In fact, it’s very, very small. And completely in the wrong place. With the onslaught of hands-free laws in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, I have loved  having test cars that come equipped with Bluetooth. All you do is sync your phone, make a call, and then talk through the... Read more »
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