Scosche motorMouth II adds Bluetooth to car stereos

Scosche's new motorMouth II stereo Bluetooth adapter could have you steaming audio and making handsfree calls through your car's audio input within minutes.

The Scosche motorMouth II simply plugs into your car's analog audio input.
The Scosche motorMouth II simply plugs into your car's analog audio input. Scosche

Looking for an easy way to add Bluetooth wireless to your vehicle? If your car stereo features an analog auxiliary input (you know, the one that looks like a headphone jack), Scosche's new motorMouth II stereo Bluetooth adapter could have you streaming audio and making hands-free calls within minutes.

The motorMouth is about the size of a large Bluetooth headset, but with an enlarged microphone that features noise-canceling DSP technology. In place of the unit's earpiece is a male stereo minijack plug. After pairing a Bluetooth-enabled phone to the unit using a four-digit PIN, users then plug the motorMouth II into their vehicle's aux-input to hear A2DP steamed audio and hands-free calls over their car stereo's speakers.

Of course, the motorMouth II's design means it works best when positioned in front of the user, so an input located on the faceplate of your car's stereo would be best. However, if your vehicle audio input is located in the glove compartment or center console, Scosche includes an audio extension cable and suction cup mount with the motorMouth II.

Consumers who still want to use their aux-input for connecting a portable audio player can use the included switching audio splitter to jump between calls and tunes. And because the motorMouth can't draw power from the audio input, Scosche has included a USB charging cable and a 12-volt car power adapter for keeping the motorMouth's internal battery charged.

Check out the video below for a look at the Scosche motorMouth II in action. The device is currently available for preorder on Scosche's site for $79.99 with an expected ship date of mid- to late summer.

 

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