Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit Makes Your Hooptie Hands-Free

My car is a 2008 Yukon Denali XL, and while it has tons of bells and whistles, it doesn’t have a hands-free bluetooth hookup for calls or audio. I figured I’d have to wait until we eventually upgraded vehicles (not any time soon!) before I had that feature, but with the $45 Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit, there is no need.

 Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit Makes Your Hooptie Hands-Free

Setting up the device is as simple as plugging the BTC455 directly into the auxiliary port on your stereo (assuming that your car stereo has at least that) and then plugging it into the volt outlet. Once that’s done, you’ll have hands-free streaming through your stereo system. You can push the button on the Kinivo to pause music and take calls. This is way better than my current setup, so I will likely be getting one for my car and one for Kev’s bulldozer (don’t ask).

This is the second-generation Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit, which now comes with multi-point Bluetooth 4.0 technology, which allows you to “simultaneously sync up to two devices with the BTC455, [switching] between songs and answering incoming calls with ease.”

 Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit Makes Your Hooptie Hands-Free

Yeah, we need at least two of these.

The Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit (BTC455) is available for $44.99 through AmazonKinivo Bluetooth Car Kit Makes Your Hooptie Hands-Free [affiliate link] and Kinivo.

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2 Comments on "Kinivo Bluetooth Car Kit Makes Your Hooptie Hands-Free"

  1. I’ve had this on my Amazon wishlist for a while now (I guess the first gen one?), so I’m glad to hear that someone I know has it. I have looked at almost all of the BT adapters at this point, and this one seems to be the best choice (plus I have the perfect little spot to mount it in my Honda Fit). Have you tested it out with calls yet? I was wondering how good you sound to the person on the other end.

  2. Hi Jess, I don’t have one yet, but one is on the way. I will let you know ASAP! =)

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