I must say after all is said and done this is a great unit, I really like the quality and the convenience, place calls and recieve the without my phone leaving my pocket, automatic conection to my RAZR and it also auto mutes the stereo (only if your deck can support an Interupt switch), and the soft blue backlighting really matches the other things in my car, I just picked it up at Frys the other night and took my time installing it, about 1 hour to figure out how and where to do everything and then the better part of another hour or two actually installing it........... I have the speaker sitting out in the open, but I fully intend to wire that into my speakers via my amp in the trunk, it'll take me 3 RCA Y-adaptors (since I want stereo sound off 2 speakers, only 1 is needed if you want it MONO)
I'll post some pics later of the finished product, but basically I have the speaker screwed into the back of the center console somewhere between the 2 back seats wired from there to the control box, which I have secured inside the center console storage box using some 3M mounting square things (2 sided adhesive squares)
I ran the mic up the A pillar and clipped it to the top of the A pillar cover using a regular clip, I couldve screwed it in, but that might jeopardize my RD and secutity system antenna wires runnung throiugh there already.........
and then finally the main control unit with all the fancy buttons on it, I mounted on my console in the deck area closer to the steering wheel (I also have my gauge cluster dimming knob there as well), I cant really se it while driving because of the wheel but I I have a basic idea of whats what over there
in the end I would definately recommen this unit to anybody looking to add Bluetooth capability to their car, I picked it up at Frys like I said, for 130 bucks plus tax, after doing the install myself I must say its pretty straight forward but time consuming and at times anoying when trying to run the wires through consoles and the like....... so unless youre willing to do it and are comfortable with knowing how to take apart you car and run things through it, it is definately a job for a professional if you dont know what youre doing, and it works VERY well as it is, so I reckon that you wont need all the fancy features of the newer and more expensive IHF1000......... this HF850 is more than enough, its crystal clear WITHOUT all that noise and echo canceling stuff.............
I was looking at the Alpine KCA-100BT unit since it'll plug right into my Alpine's Ai-Net port, but thats also the problem since my Ai-Net port is taken by the CD Changer, and the splitter kit for this sort of application (2 Ai-Net inputs and 2 sets of RCA inputs) is about 150 bucks
again will postpics soon