2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT: Control Freak
October 07, 2010
I finally had the opportunity to put some miles on our Outlander GT this week, and overall, I'm fairly pleased with it. One feature that I'm particularly happy with is the Bluetooth streaming audio. Here's why...
When I first started using streaming audio, I thought it was a clever feature that allowed me to keep my iPhone in my pocket. My big problem was that I couldn't search or skip through the iPhone's menus. I generally have my iPhone on shuffle and constantly skip through songs until I find one to match my current mood. Inevitably, it works out to about 1 song in 30. That's a problem if I have to use the iPhone for control, since I try to keep both hands and eyes on the task at hand (driving).
Imagine my joy, then, when I realized that our Outlander's streaming Bluetooth can also skip songs. Considering that for some reason the stereo wouldn't recognize my iPhone through the USB port, the skip function was icing on the cake.
Oh, and did you know that the name Bluetooth comes from King Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson, who united Danish, Swedish and Norwegian tribes into a single kingdom in the tenth century? I found these Bluetooth fun facts this morning.
Mark Takahashi, Associate Editor @ 5,801 miles