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Gear: How a rental car can become a hands-free experience
Gear: How a rental car can become a hands-free experience

If your rental car doesn't have hands-free connectivity, consider Kinivo’s simple plug-in upgrade, which lets you stream music, listen to navigational directions, receive phone calls and use voice commands by way of your mobile device and the car’s speakers. The car's stereo must have an AUX input audio jack (common as of 2006), and your mobile device must be Bluetooth enabled. The Kinivo “command center” is a 1 1/2-inch-diameter disk-shaped push-button device. It plugs into the car's power outlet. With the cables hooked up and the car stereo set to AUX, the Kinivo disk will automatically go into pairing mode when your car starts, blue and red...

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