2009 Forester XT Limited
I have been wanting to do of a review of a recent (2 months ago) purchase of an aftermarket Bluetooth speaker for my FOZ. After a long a tiring search and review of Bluetooth speakers I was able to narrow it down to my purchase. I purchased the SONY HCB-108, come silver and black. There were many to chose from but it seemed that all had issues or were expensive, which is a relative term. This unit works great. It is loud, when needed, and can be adjusted. I have paired it with my Samsung phone which has voice recognition. I seldom, almost never, take the phone out of my pocket, gym bag or briefcase. You push the center button to answer or end calls. If my phone is idle and I push the center button and the voice features comes on........."say a command". I can say call Jim mobile, call XXX-XXX-XXXX, Send Message to Jim, Lookup, Check and several others. I got it on sale at a SonyStyle store for $49, regularly $89. It comes with a visor clip (shown) that I originally used but as you can see I have mounted it to the windshield with some small round clear Velcro fasteners (4 in total) that I found at Target, the unit does not move unless I want to remove it (charging or to take into the office to use as a speaker phone). Sony says it has a battery life (per charge) of 750 hours. I periodically take it out of the vehicle every 4-5 weeks to charge it. If you have any questions feel free to ask. It has worked flawlessly and anyone that is lucky enough to ride in my FOZ after hearing/using it, buys one. No one on either end of a call has complained about the sound. Her are the pics......