2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor: Bluetooth Audio Saves the Road Trip
March 31, 2011
Since our subscription for satellite radio expired in our 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, the long road trip to Infineon Raceway from Santa Monica seemed doomed. As the passenger/DJ I got tired of changing the radio stations every time things got static-y and grew impatient cycling through my iPod music for songs that editor JayKav wouldn't mind listening to. "What do you mean you don't like '80s music?"
But then I remembered this truck has Bluetooth Audio. We had to wait til we were stopped to connect JayKav's iPhone but once we did it was cake. Sure, we had to "Select Source" every time we got back in the truck but no biggy. And we didn't experience the same intermittent Bluetooth failure that Josh Jacquot blogged about. Well, maybe once, but that was it.
And yes, I guess it would have been fine if we just plugged in JayKav's iPhone via the charger but it was just nice to not have to deal with the cord getting in the way or having to hide it every time we parked. By the way, JayKav's iPhone didn't run out of charge noticeably faster than usual and the sound/volume was fine.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor