I just had a custom installation of a 9500ci and asked for the addition of the SmartCord Direct wire to give me Bluetooth iOS control. I really don't know much about what advantage there is to adding this accessory to my 9500ci, can anyone summarize the benefits for me. I was under the impression that having bluetooth control would only add to the options of a stealth installation, however the installer put the Escort SmartCord unit on my rearview mirror after going to great lengths to install the 9500ci display and buttons in my ashtray slot...

Doesn't this defeat the purpose of a stealthy installation? Can I move the control panel for the SmartCord out of sight if I already have iOS control over this unit with Bluetooth?

What am I missing here?

Thank you in advance for any comments you may have.