Why Bluetooth Car Kits are Essential

It’s indisputable that one should never look away from the road to glance at their phones – it’s against the law. However, this is increasingly problematic in a rapidly advancing technology era where everyone is eager to stay connected to and reach each other. The desire to pick up a call, the temptation to text, the vice of taking a glance sideways…we’ve all been guilty of a thought-crime.


Drivers of cars without Bluetooth® connectivity suffer the most in our visibly increasing technologically-minded society. Hence, aftermarket solutions such as Bluetooth® car kits have become essential alternatives to the more expensive options such as buying a new car or interior refurbishment.





Vehicles are built to last longer than smartphones; this has both its advantages and disadvantages. Because technology is adapting exponentially, our devices are always in need of upgrading. Applications and operating systems frequently evolve, but for the good. That is why smartphones are vital in the great scheme of things.


Smartphones (and tablets, etc.) update as new patches arrive.. However, many cars and vehicles on our roads today still do not exhibit this constant connectivity. Ten years ago, this would not have been a problem. But now? Cars that were built to withstand time are no longer keeping up with time. Therefore, vehicles released even a year ago may not be as well adjusted to the technology of this year.



About Bluetooth Car Kits


Aftermarket Bluetooth® car kits are a great cost reducing solution and they keep drivers and company staff safe on the road. Bluetooth® car kits are small devices that facilitate handsfree phone calls and in-vehicle connectivity with a press of a button. They are either sold separately as a single compact device or sold in a bundle with a tablet or a phone holder (e.g. Strike Alpha Car Cradle).


For example, the Parrot Asteroid Smart Car Kit is an Android powered 2-DIN receiver that can be installed into your car and comes with a built-in real-time navigation software that connects with your iPhone or iPad. Smaller car kits without tablet-like screens like the Strike iK-1 are designed to keep the driver focused on the road; functioning with minimal user knowledge and interaction. It connects via Bluetooth® to your smartphone and automatically mutes the car stereo during your phone conversation and music playback.




Of course, there are also portable options such as the Strike Boss or the Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD that operates without the need to cut into your dashboard.


With Bluetooth® car kits, drivers can make phone calls and listen to their music handsfree. Some car kits feature noise cancellation and suppression technology that maintains high audio quality. Furthermore, companies with multiple vehicles or fleets can save money by forgoing the need to purchase new vehicles for the installation of a small and compact Bluetooth® car kit into each vehicle.


After all, less wires means less hassle; just the driver focusing on the road. This is the essence of road safety.



The Strike Alpha Cradle + Bluetooth Car Kit Bundle


Strike Group – a Brisbane-based handsfree tech company – manufacture solutions that cater to companies and customers that seek money saving solutions in integrating their new-age technology with their (somewhat constantly behind) vehicles.


The Strike Alpha Car Cradle bundled with the Strike iK-1 Universal Bluetooth Car Kit offers a durable and simple device mounting solution for drivers of all types. This bundle keeps your smartphone charged while you keep your eyes safely on the road, as you make your calls.


Feel free to check out our range of car kit products here.



About Strike Group


Strike Group is Australia’s leading provider and manufacturer of innovative car technologies. Strike integrates innovative design and seamless engineering in all its products. The company now exports to 72 countries having appointed key partners in the American and European market.



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