Using Your iPod or iPhone in Your BMW / Mini - DUO / Mediabridge.mov
http://www.bavsound.com/ | This video demonstrates the functionality of the DICE iPod/iPhone integration kit in a 3 Series E46 BMW (functionality is the same in other models such as the E39 5 Series, E36 3 Series, X5, Z3, E38 7 Series). You can now listen to your entire music collection in your BMW or Mini!
Pt 2/2: BMW E39 5 Series '96-2003 - iPod / iPhone / Droid - Soundplicity Kit Installation
http://www.bavsound.com/ | Pt 2/2: This video covers the complete process
for installing a Soundplicity ONE / Control II / Control III Kit and
Bluetooth Microphone in an E39 (other late model BMWs are similar but we
release specific videos all the time). Simple to install these kits provide
iPod/iPhone connectivity, Bluetooth voice and music streaming, USB input,
Aux Input and Satellite Radio (in the case of the Control II, iPhone/iPod
and Sat Radio Only) in your 5 Series or M5.
Soundplicity ONE - iPod/iPhone Install - BMW E46 3 Series Coupe - '98-05
This video covers BMW E46 Coupe installation of a Soundplicity iPod /
iPhone Kit for your BMW (we have other videos covering Advanced iPod kits
with Bluetooth / Satellite Radio / iPod / iPhone / Droid / Aux input
BMW iPod / iPhone / Droid Integration Kits by Bavsound- Soundplicity ONE / Control II / Control III
http://www.bavsound.com/ | In this video Bavarian Soundwerks shows how it's
possible to connect your iPod/iPhone or Droid into your BMW in a clean and
stealthy manner. Take CD quality sound, text display, and steering wheel
control as an alternative to unsightly and poorly performing FM transmitter
units. Visit our site for options, such as the Control III unit which
supports Bluetooth iOS and Droid phone functionality!
We have other videos covering vehicle-specific installation and in-depth
user guides for the Soundplicity ONE / Control II / Control III.
Installing the DICE Media Bridge in a BMW or MINI, Part 2 of 2
How easy is this?! Watch as Bavarian Otto installs the DICE Media Bridge
with Bluetooth, allowing you to play and control your iPod/smartphone/USB
device through your BMW's or MINI's sound system. Part 1 covers installing
the unit and running the cable to the dash/console; part 2 shows how to
install the connector in the glove box. These procedures also applies to
the DICE SilverLine Duo (non-Bluetooth). Both products are available in our
online store at http://www.bavauto.com/
Bluetooth Music Streaming With BMW's iDrive
I decided to make this instructional video on how to enable music streaming
via Bluetooth with BMW's updated iDrive system. This should work on all
iDrive equipped cars produced from September 2010 and on.
Sound quality is excellent however not having track information displayed
is somewhat irritating. Perhaps there will be a software update in the
future that remedies that problem.
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USA-Spec PA12-BMW Integrated iPod Review Part 1
My Review of this wonderful device on my 2001 BMW 330i with an upgraded
02/2006 Alpine CD53 Head Unit.
This USA-Spec is installed with the BMW Sirius Receiver and a integrated
Bluetooth system and everything is working perfect.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars!
This USA-Spec is installed in a E46 that has the factory gen 1 BMW Sirius
Receiver and an integrated Bluetooth system and everything is working
perfectly in harmony.
Key Points Of Review:
-Kit Quality; The USA-Spec get high marks for this. Everything is either
aluminum metal for the body or high grade tough rubber for the cables.
-Playlist Features; The USA-Spec will fall short in this department for two
types of people. The first are those folks who tend to carry tons of
Playlists in their iPods and second are those that don't use Playlists at
all and organize song playback by artist or album.
The USA-Spec reads from BMW1 thru BMW5 Playlist that the user creates
beforehand or the USA-Spec will read the first 5 playlist stored on the
iPod. It is a Playlist dependent device. But I like this feature because it
is clean, 100% bug free, functional, easy to use and quick.
-Connecting the iPod and iPod Storage ideas in a BMW E46: ipod connection
is quick and I love that the Spec starts playback from where you left off
with the iPod. So literally you can leave your car for months with your
iPod then comeback to your car and the USA-Spec will return to playing the
song you last heard.
-Sound quality; Was the biggest treat of this kit. It is superb on my stock
HK system! The USA-Spec is very generous with the Bass so having Donkey
Kong bass in the trunk feeding off your iPod is still an option with the
-Ease of use; Very easy. I had the DICE 1st gen in my car for a day or two
and I didn't like how complex the features were. I use my iPod for
primarily 2 Playlists: New Music and Podcasts with other minor Playlists
dedicated to my favorites in various genres from R&B and Jazz to Rock,
Electronica, HipHop, etc...
The DICE when it worked required too much setting up for me inside the car
(in organizing Artists/Albums/etc....).
The USA-Spec, once you have your Playlists pre-managed and set up on your
computer, your iPod is plug and play.
-Any bugs or issues; After a week of heavy use they were none with the kit.
During the video review's many outtakes I realized that the iPod itself did
not like being constantly plugged in and out from the car (about 20 times
in the space of 40 minutes) but it didn't freeze up, mess with the car or
required any major battery or dealership reset. The iPod only turned itself
off to the apple screen and turned back on.
-Cost; I got my kit for only $90-something bucks new off eBay an dthe
prices of these are around the low $100s. For what you get I think that is
a great bargain. Plus if you don't like it, sell it back on eBay because
the unit has strong resale value because it is a good kit.
I totally recommend this kit for anyone who, like me, wants to get in their
car, plug in iPod, press play and drive. I don't like speck docks or cables
and cradles in my way, nor do I like managing copious amounts of playlists
and ways of playing my music on the fly. With the USA-Spec you do it all at
the computer so you don't really have to do it in the car. Plus with the
RCA AUX-in adding HD radio, Aftermarket Sirius or another source of music
in the car is easy to do.