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Discovered this last week and decided to give a try. When I first bought my 08 Sport, one of the first things I did was have a 30-pin iPhone connection hooked up to my AUX. After about 2-weeks of dealing with the cable I started looking for an alternative and I found this:

http://www.coolstream.co
http://www.amazon.com/CoolStream-Bluetooth-Receiver-Adapter-docking/dp/B008EL58YA

It's sold on Amazon for $39.99. Very slight bit of background hum, but nothing that's annoying. This turned out to be a nice cheap alternative to having aftermarket bluetooth installed. Also a good consideration if you currently have a 30-pin and looking to switch to an iPhone 5.
 

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I also bought that cable. Way too short! You can't open the center console compartment without your iphone flying around.

I should have warned people about that Patuoxun device - I tried it too and it didn't work in either my RR Sport or my Cayenne. I also got the Device Error (same as with the CoolStream)

I've got another one on the way called the Music Link D100 that people on the Mercedes Forum had good luck with. I'll let you all know if it works in the Range Rover.

My back up plan, if none of the iphone-bluetooth adapters work, is to go with the TuneLink Auto. Unfortunately, according to the Amazon reviews, they are poorly made and go bad in a few weeks.

Having had bluetooth audio in my last car, I got spoiled!
 

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I also bought that cable. Way too short! You can't open the center console compartment without your iphone flying around.

I should have warned people about that Patuoxun device - I tried it too and it didn't work in either my RR Sport or my Cayenne. I also got the Device Error (same as with the CoolStream)

I've got another one on the way called the Music Link D100 that people on the Mercedes Forum had good luck with. I'll let you all know if it works in the Range Rover.

My back up plan, if none of the iphone-bluetooth adapters work, is to go with the TuneLink Auto. Unfortunately, according to the Amazon reviews, they are poorly made and go bad in a few weeks.

Having had bluetooth audio in my last car, I got spoiled!
I'm actually leaning towards simply using my old Ipod with the cable above and essentially leave it under the armrest/not remove it much except to synch couple times a month. Just easier overall for me..to do it that way.

Question: If the Iphone is bluetooth connected to one of these streaming devices, I assume that means the Iphone cant simultaneously be bluetooth connected to the Range Rovers head unit/wont have the phone functionality via the range rover while its connected to the streaming audio device?
 

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I'm currently using this: http://www.amazon.com/BlackBerry-Re...9921&sr=8-1&keywords=blackberry+music+gateway, plugged into the aux in on the back of the center console and it works very well. My music is extremely clear and, when I receive a phone call, it automatically pauses the music playback and uses the in car bluetooth to make the call. My iPhone 4s connects to both the car and BB gateway bluetooth simultaneously. Although they don't make the BB gateway anymore apparently, there are similar versions of it that accomplish the same thing.
 

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The iPod permanently attached is not a bad idea if you don't use any other apps. In fact, if it can pick up your wifi, it will sync itself if you have iOS5.

But, I use my iPhone while driving for apps such as WAZE (which is amazing.. It alway tells me the best routes while driving, and warns me of hazards, traffic, and even speed traps), and Spotify.

I could go with a bluetooth AUX adapter like the one from blackberry, but I do want to retain my steering wheel controls.

If nothing works, I will go back to this for the Range Rover
http://www.amazon.com/Griffin-Technology-BlueTrip-iPhone-Smartphones/dp/B004KPLS7K.

It works great in my friend's car, but in my Cayenee, the 12V power stays on all the time so it didn't work right. For the Range Rover, does power to the 12V on the center console cut when the vehicle is off?

This one is the best in theory: http://www.amazon.com/Technologies-TuneLink-Bluetooth-Wireless-Adapter/dp/B004GJURHM but reliability has been an issue.

So yes - my quest continues for an A2DP adapter that can work seamlessly like having an iPhone direct connected.
 

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The griffin and tunelink do the same thing as the BB gateway. They won't work with the stereo or steering wheel controls. For that, you have to use something compatible with the factory ipod integration cable. I wish RR would hire some decent electrical/stereo/software engineers for their entertainment systems.

Edit: The cig adapters in the '06-'09 RRS are all switched, not sure about '10+ though
 

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Tried another Bluetooth adapter. This one works just like the iPod was directly connected in my 2011 Ranger Rover Sport
[h=1]ViseeO Tune2air WMA1000[/h]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B52LLJ6/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_img_sol_0

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he name of the ipod shows up in the display, and the steering wheel control work too! Woohoo!
Also worked with my Android phone, making it a better solution than even a direct connect!
 

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I have an '11 RRSC, got the Viseeo Tune2air WMA1000. Worked great till i took the car to the shop for some routine maintenance, and now i get a 'device error' message. Has anyone experienced this? Very disappointed as I was so looking forward to continued Bluetooth Audio! :(
 
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