Has anyone been looking for Bluetooth? Or a mic connector on the Dock?

Discussion in 'iPod touch VoIP and Telephony' started by starkruzr, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. starkruzr

    starkruzr New Member

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    So there was a lot of noise made about the potential for the iPt to be a WiFi VOIP phone, but you need some way of getting audio into the device.

    There are two ways (theoretically) to do this:

    1) Find and enable Bluetooth
    2) Find and enable a potential microphone connector in the Dock connector on the bottom of the machine.

    Has anyone been looking at this?
  2. Rybes

    Rybes New Member

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    I tried the Belkin plugin mic which we bought for my wifes 30g 5g iPod but the touch rejects it.
  3. AzureBlack

    AzureBlack New Member

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    You can't "find" bluetooth. It either comes installed or not.
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    jamesthejust New Member

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    Many believe there may be a Bluetooth chip inside the iPod touch that hasn't been discovered.

    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPod/iPod-Touch/130
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    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    nah, its not that simple, the mic and volume control work with the iphone and the iphone only
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    I picked up a Naviplay 10 BlueTooth adapter for my Touch and it works well with the Insignia Bluetooth headhones I also got at Best Buy. The Naviplay had been discontinued and was on clearance for $9.95.

    So far I've only used the gear to listen to my ipod. The headphones do have a microphone in them, but I haven't tried it yet as I didn't think there was any application on the Touch that could take advantage of a microphone.

    So, BlueTooth can be added to and does work with the Touch data port. If someone can point me to a mobile version of Skype I can install on the Touch I'll try the microphone with it. Wouldn't that be ironic if the iTouch using Skype turns out to be a better phone than the iPhone is!
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    Here my theory on how to turn it into a VoIP phone.

    And i think this is the best route

    1.) Since i doubt apple left the bluetooth chip in the iphone why doesn't someone make a product that connects to the touch via the connector thing (what is it called, its not USB) and have it send out a bluetooth signal?

    If someone does this they can make a lot of money selling this product.
  10. bowman13139

    bowman13139 New Member

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    If it is true that the headphones work in the dock connector, with added bluetooth, the it is entirely possible that a microphone can be added too, the correct application or firmware needs to be changed though.

    You have the dockconnector for mic/bluetooth, so you can either have a bluetooth mic, or a wired in mic, possibly into the headphone jack, and MAYBE digitally "rewire" the headphone signals to pickup instead of put out (i know i know, but it is remotely possible) Its not really being openly worked on, which it should be

    we have smart people out there, get on it!

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