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Old 11-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Default Awesome way to stream Bluetooth music on 2012 Q5

Awesome news. For those of us like myself with the 2013 or earlier Q5 there is an awesome new product from CableJive called the Dockboss Air. Just attach it to the 30 pin connector in your glove box that links to your stereo. It is powered by the connector and now streams Bluetooth tunes from any Bluetooth enabled device (iphone 5 for me...). Anyways I ordered one, as for $34.95 I figured its a pretty sweet solution.

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Old 11-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Oh yeah. Here's the link:

http://www.cablejive.com/products/dockBoss-air.html
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Last one. YouTube link:

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my god. they will sell billions with apples switch to the new dock connector. and all these special android phone plugs
good find ordered.

what does the 3g mmi display when its playing?
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How's the connection (ie. skips or occassional disconnects)? I wish I knew about this product before I spent $200 on another (Belkin) adapter.
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I ordered one, but it doesn't start shipping until December 3rd. Per-release reviews all positive. Expect it to be rock solid within range. I've been looking for a viable, cheap, and simple solution for awhile....the key to this one is that it doesn't need a seperate power adapter.

I'll let you know how it goes when received in December. Figured since I just bought the 12- Q5 and plan on keeping it for awhile that I needed to S&K something!
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Good luck to you guys. I've bought a similar product for $15 in Hong Kong and it works on most but not all products. It does not work on my B&W Zeppelin speaker but it does connect with some cheaper ipod docks. I hope it will work with my coming 2013 Q5 AMI but I am not too optimistic.
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That's awesome.

So I can basically buy this Dock Boss. Plug it into the apple cable in the glove box. Close the glove box and forget about it.

Pair my Android to the Dock Boss, and stream Pandora through the car stereo over Bluetooth now.

Am I correct?

My only question is that the phone will also be Bluetooth connected to the Audi MMI for my phone calls. Will that still supercede the DockBoss?

Obviously it will kick out of Pandora when a call comes through, but I'm guessing the device will switch from the paired Bluetooth (DockBoss) to the paired Bluetooth (Audi MMI) flawlessly, and then hop back to the DockBoss pair (and Pandora) after the call is completed?

That's how it works in my wife's WRX, but hers is of course paired through her car system.

If that works that way, I'm in.
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That's awesome.

So I can basically buy this Dock Boss. Plug it into the apple cable in the glove box. Close the glove box and forget about it.

Pair my Android to the Dock Boss, and stream Pandora through the car stereo over Bluetooth now.

Am I correct?

My only question is that the phone will also be Bluetooth connected to the Audi MMI for my phone calls. Will that still supercede the DockBoss?

Obviously it will kick out of Pandora when a call comes through, but I'm guessing the device will switch from the paired Bluetooth (DockBoss) to the paired Bluetooth (Audi MMI) flawlessly, and then hop back to the DockBoss pair (and Pandora) after the call is completed?

That's how it works in my wife's WRX, but hers is of course paired through her car system.

If that works that way, I'm in.
Hopefully it will work that way. I'll update when it comes. Doesn't start shipping until 13th and I chose cheap option to Canada so probably 3.5 weeks before I can test it out.
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Do yourself a favor, get an iPod off of eBay. Bigger size, leave it in the glove box. Problem solved.
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I can plug in my wife's iPod if I want.

I want to stream Pandora off my phone. You can't do that on an iPod, unless you are on WiFi.

My phone will do it over the air on 3G/4G.
My wife does it all the time in her WRX with her Android phone. Just can't be done in the Audis.
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I can plug in my wife's iPod if I want.

I want to stream Pandora off my phone. You can't do that on an iPod, unless you are on WiFi.

My phone will do it over the air on 3G/4G.
My wife does it all the time in her WRX with her Android phone. Just can't be done in the Audis.
My wife's new GLK does this. She has an ipod in the glovebox, but then you can connect to any Bluetooth device and steam music. I use it for Spotify/Pandora and it's great. You can even skip tracks and it brings up the name of the track.

C'mon Audi....
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So I can basically buy this Dock Boss. Plug it into the apple cable in the glove box. Close the glove box and forget about it.
I was ready to order but then I saw this note at the bottom of the product page:

The dockBoss air is not compatible with the Bose SoundDock Portable or systems that require digital audio signals. For more, read our post here.


So AMI cable will probably need to be modified to simulate a 3.5mm Stereo AMI Cable (i.e. use analog audio signal). More info here: http://www.a5oc.com/forums/a5-s5-top...o-via-mmi.html

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I was ready to order but then I saw this note at the bottom of the product page:

The dockBoss air is not compatible with the Bose SoundDock Portable or systems that require digital audio signals. For more, read our post here.


So AMI cable will probably need to be modified to simulate a 3.5mm Stereo AMI Cable (i.e. use analog audio signal). More info here: http://www.a5oc.com/forums/a5-s5-top...o-via-mmi.html
I'm pretty sure the AMI cable is in fact analog, so it should work. I just ordered one, I'll post when I get it and let you know if it works. Great find!
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PLEASE follow up and let us know if this works. I too have ordered a similar device and could not get it to work in the Audi, in my Jeep, or a few other connections.
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I can plug in my wife's iPod if I want.

I want to stream Pandora off my phone. You can't do that on an iPod, unless you are on WiFi.
Ahh, I hadn't thought of that. Sorry
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Am I missing something here? My wife just plugs her phone into the cable in the glovebox and streams music that way. Why do we need bluetooth?
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...so you can make selections with the phone mounted close to you. Or see what's streaming if you're using some sort of streaming app, or change stations on your streaming app, without having to plug and unplug the phone every time you get in and out of the car. Imagine having to reach over to change a station on the iphone.
Also people with phones other than an iphone 4s or earlier, the plug in option won't work. Bluetooth would work fine for most A2DP devices, I assume.

iPhone 5 won't work on our old cables either.

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Ok - I understand the iPhone 5 compability, but I guess I'm just against looking at the phone while you're driving, period. This product will only lead to more accidents and deaths by people scrolling thru their playlists while driving.
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