I have a storme LX model and is equipped with Alpine ICE system. It has USB, Bluetooth phone connectivity with only phone functions, CD player. So completely well kitted base variant in Storme.
I was however wanting more in my ICE and wanted to play songs via Blue tooth however after my research I got to know that A2DP profile which generally works for audio streaming was not embedded in the alpine ice so in no way i could connect and play via blue tooth.
Other problem was I upgraded (or say downgraded) to galaxy grand 2. and always has to pair the phone by entering the digits which was cumbersome my blackberry used to pair automatically the moment it used to be in the range.
There were few hacks/ methods i have read to circumvent this issue however, I have not tried them.
Having said that I wanted to have a
bluetooth device capable of receiving calls,
playing songs from phone
Should be sleek
easy to use
value for money
The ones considered were Soundbot SB360, Tantra Fluke, Zaap, Kinvio
Kinvio is priced around 4 K and simply out of my budget. Tantra fluke around 2K on amazon however it did not come with car charger.
Soundbot SB360 was the one on my list for quite a long time however prohibitively expensive on Ebay or amazon. priced from 2.2K to 9K.
The same devices is available in US Ebay for around $20-24.
Finally I saw the Zaap on Flipkart for 1748 and it could pair multiple phone at a time. This was the deal maker for me. I immidiate went for itand purchased it of. Cash on delivery. Got it delivered in 4 working day and I am happy.
Below are some pics.