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Old 10-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Shortpersonbk View Post
why not just bluetooth your iphone...what are the advantages of having a airboy thing?
Answered above. Short answer -- Airplay kicks ass at pairing. Everyone in the car can be attached to the Airport Express and can play music whenever they see fit. BT paring can be a pain in the butt and only works with one device at a time. Whoever hops in my car can easily stream music to my speakers via Airplay. This has been great for long car trips.

Originally Posted by jehymel View Post
Pretty cool mod - I can definitely appreciate it as an EE myself. However, if you're connected to the access point in your car, won't the phone try to use that to get data instead of using the cellular antenna? That would mean you couldn't get any data on your phone while connected to the AP. This would make something like streaming Pandora or Songza impossible.
Also answered above. I set the Airport express to not look for an internet gateway. Any device that connects to the AE will use Cellular data instead of funneling data requests through the AP.
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