Android headset radio
Once a DIY van it will stay DIY until a sale, far away for me. So, here it is, the newest addition to my van. Decided to get a 9” Android 7.1.2 radio in lieu of the original MB Sound 5 and a recently purchased, not used but not new MB Audio 15 (available). I can use Google Maps on line (G3 dongle) or off line with previous downloads, or another GPS software like TomTom. Google Maps downloads are valid for 1 month only unless updated.
Installation was smooth, gut stuck on programing steering wheel pushbuttons trying to follow the outdated direction and accidently realized that the radio programmed by itself, shmart.
Working on trying to increase contrast on Google Map color scheme designed by Californian teenagers with young blue-sky California eyes being able to see white streets on a very, really very light gray background. Google is an interesting goooogly company.
I have tried to listen to the smartphone music via Bluetooth but just can’t figure out how, the Bluetooth phone works very well, not a big deal, I can use a micro SD card instead.
All of this pleasure cost less than $300 via Aliexpress – the Seicane S129682.