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Car kit for Bluetooth® phones

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We carry cell phone kit harnesses that allow plug-in connection of this Bluetooth car kit in a wide variety of vehicles.

Hands-free calling and music convenience

Novero's TheTrustyOne universal Bluetooth in-car kit gives you hands-free calling and control over important phone features with just about any Bluetooth phone, including iPhone®, Android™, and BlackBerry® devices. You can hear conversations clearly through your car speakers as you drive in safety and comfort, and enjoy the added bonus of wireless music streaming from most phones.

Three-piece system

TheTrustyOne features three separate components: a hideaway control box, a dash-mounted wired keypad remote, and an external microphone. The control box goes beneath your dash, so you'll only see the keypad and the mic. TheTrustyOne connects to your phone automatically once you start your car's engine, and can pair with up to eight compatible devices.

Dash-mounted keypad

You control your phone's menu and music functions with the dash-mounted keypad. Basic phone functions include answering, rejecting, and ending calls, and you can transfer calls to and from your phone when it's time to get in and out of the car. You have instant access to mute and volume adjustments, and you also get buttons for switching between phone and music functions, plus play/pause and track buttons to control your tunes.

Multipoint pairing lets you prioritize separate phones

Want to be able receive calls on two separate phones at the same time? With TheTrustyOne, you can assign primary status to one phone, and secondary status to the other. You can use the primary phone to make/receive calls and play music, while the secondary phone can only receive calls. Alternatively, you can connect TheTrustyOne to a phone and a music player, such as an iPod touch®.

Voice recognition and Siri compatibility

TheTrustyOne lets you access your phone's voice-recognition features quickly, so you can employ voice-activated dialing while on the go. TheTrustyOne can even tell you who is calling. If you've got an iPhone with Siri, you can still talk to your phone just as you would at home. The microphone features noise-reduction and echo-cancellation technologies that help you converse clearly, and the adjustable mounting bracket lets you point the mic for the best sound.

If you're an experienced installer, you can hard wire TheTrustyOne to your vehicle but we offer cell phone kit harnesses that make the installation much easier. Plus, if you use one of these harnesses to connect TheTrustyOne, your radio will mute itself for any incoming call, so you don't have to scramble for the volume control.

More options

Voice prompts are available in several languages with TheTrustyOne, including French, Spanish,and German. The control box includes an auxiliary audio output, which can send sound from your phone to your stereo's aux in if you choose. However, TheTrustyOne's auto-mute function for your car stereo may not work using this setup.

Novero's TheTrustyOne is compatible with the vast majority of Bluetooth cell phones on the market and it will work with most factory and aftermarket car stereo systems. Some factory systems may require an additional wiring adapter.

Note: Compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

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Highlights:

  • hard-wired Bluetooth car kit for hands-free phone calls and music control (with compatible phones)
  • includes microphone with adjustable bracket, dash-mounted keypad remote, and hideaway control box
  • hideaway control box includes auxiliary audio output
  • compatible with all Bluetooth phones (version 2.1+EDR)
  • works with most factory or aftermarket car stereo systems (may require vehicle-specific adapters for factory systems)
  • works with up to eight different Bluetooth devices
  • multipoint pairing allows simultaneous operation of two Bluetooth devices at once
  • one-touch switching between phone and music functions
Phone features:
  • announces incoming callers (works with most phones)
  • automatically mutes your car stereo for phone calls when using a vehicle-specific harness
  • voice-recognition software allows access to voice-related features in compatible phones (including Siri in iPhone)
Music features:
  • allows streaming from most Bluetooth phones (AD2P, AVRCP 1.3)
  • previous/next track and play/pause controls
Other specs:

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What's in the box?

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  • Bluetooth module (NCUN-1)
  • Remote controller with attached 57" cable termianted by a RJ-45 connector (NDUN-1)
  • Microphone with integrated mounting bracket (attached 9' cable terminated by a proprietary 2-pin connector)
  • 46" Wiring harness (with two in-line 4A fuses)
  • Two-sided tape
  • Self-adhesive hook-and-loop fastener
  • User Guide/Installation Guide on CD-ROM
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Operation/Connection diagram

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Features

Overview: The Novero TheTrustyOne is a universal Bluetooth in-car kit which installs in almost any vehicle, pairs with almost any Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone, and is simple to control. This Bluetooth in-car kit consists of a hide-away Bluetooth module, wired remote control, external microphone, and wiring harness. Vehicle specific T-harnesses are available and sold separately.

Bluetooth Technology: TheTrustyOne Bluetooth in-car kit supports Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

  • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile).
  • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

Multipoint Pairing: TheTrustyOne synchs effortlessly with the vast majority of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones (including iPhone, Blackberry, & Android). You can pair TheTrustyOne to up to eight different Bluetooth devices. TheTrustyOne supports "Multipoint" with newest software, so you can connect two phones simultaneously to receive calls from either one. One phone will be assigned primary status and the other secondary status. You can use the primary phone to make/receive calls and play music, while the secondary phone can only receive calls. Alternatively, you can connect TheTrustyOne to a phone and a music player.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with TheTrustyOne.

Auto On/Connection: TheTrustyOne will automatically turn on in Phone mode when you start your car, and turn off when you switch off the ignition. TheTrustyOne will automatically try to connect with your previously paired phone when you get into your vehicle. If connection is successful you will hear a short beep. If connection is unsuccessful you will hear a warning tone.

Remote Control: TheTrustyOne Bluetooth in-car kit comes with a wired remote control which is intuitive and easy to use, for minimal driver distraction. The wired remote control connects to the included hide-away module with an attached 57" cable. The remote control has the following controls:

Control Function 1 Function 2
Rotary Dial Turns to adjust volume of phone call and music Presses to mute, voice dial, and play/pause music
Bottom Button Switches between Phone Mode and Music Mode ---
Left Button Phone Mode: Answer Call, Transfer Call, Redial Call Music Mode: Previous track
Right Button Phone Mode: Reject Call, End Call Music Mode: Next track

Voice Prompts: TheTrustyOne tells you, who is calling, in various languages. Available languages are English (US or UK), French (French Canadian), Spanish (Mexican Spanish), German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, and Polish. Some languages will require a software update.

External Microphone w/ DSP: TheTrustyOne has an external microphone with noise reduction and echo cancellation technology. The microphone features an adjustable mounting bracket which allows you to point the mic in any direction for best performance in your vehicle.

Voice Recognition: TheTrustyOne gives you one-click access to the voice recognition functions on your phone, so you can use voice-activated dialing as well as more advanced features like voice-controlled SMS or email.

Software Update: Updating TheTrustyOne's software is easy. Simply install the Novero Software Update Tool onto your computer and connect TheTrustyOne with a USB cable (sold separately) through the micro-USB connector on the remote controller. Software updates/downloads requires Windows 7 (32-/64-bit), XP (32-bit), Vista (32-Bit), or Mac (OSx).

Installation

Vehicle Specific T-Harness (optional): An optional, vehicle-specific T-harness adapter (sold separately) may be available to simplify the installation of the TheTrustyOne Bluetooth kit in your vehicle. The adapter plugs into this unit's power and mute cables, and it interfaces with your vehicle's factory wiring. Please, enter your vehicle in the Outfit My Car online vehicle selector to see if a T-harness is available for your vehicle.

Note: TheTrustyOne can be hardwired into your vehicle (without the use of a T-Harness), but makes installation much more difficult. Hardwire installations should only be done by a knowledgeable or professional installer.

Aux Output: TheTrustyOne is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary output. Using a stereo minijack cable (sold separately), you can connect the Bluetooth in-car kit to your factory or aftermarket head unit's auxiliary input. This allows the caller's voice and your streamed music to be heard through your vehicle's speakers. This type of installation only requires the hardwire of the power, ground, and car radio mute wires.

Install Locations: The hide-away Bluetooth module installs under your vehicle's dash or behind the radio, while the wired remote control attaches to your vehicle's dash surface. The external microphone can be mounted to your vehicle's driver side A-pillar.

Dimensions

Hide-Away Module:

  • Width = 6.5"
  • Height = 1.0625"
  • Depth = 4.25"

Wired Remote Control:

  • Width = 1.375"
  • Height = 2.75"
  • Depth = 1.9375"

External Microphone w/ Bracket:

  • Width = 0.9375"
  • Height = 0.9375"
  • Depth = 1.9375"
 
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Novero TheTrustyOne

Written By Glen S, Nampa, ID on Sunday, July 28, 2013
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Crutchfield Techs sent easy to follow instructions. The adapter wiring was a perfect fit for my 2007 Ford F250 truck. Simple plug and play technology.
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Not difficult for in inexperienced novice to install when you use the plug in adapter.
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4 out of 5

Great and inexpensive way to get Bluetooth in your car!

Written By Esteban P., Mesquite, TX on Friday, December 07, 2012
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I bought this to add Bluetooth to my 2006 Nissan Frontier. The stock headunit does not have any way to connect an external source to it. No aux, no iPod, no Bluetooth, nothing but AM/FM/CD, as I don't have the Rockford Fosgate system. Originally I was planning on getting a new headunit, but none of the models I was interested were compatible with the Lightning connector on my iPhone 5. I decided to buy the Novero TheTrustyOne as a stopgap measure until new headunits come out that support Lightning.

The installation process was extremely easy with Crutchfield's MasterSheet instructions, and the Metra Bluetooth Kit Adapter Harness for Nissan. I took about a half an hour to install it with good cable management. It's practically plug and play using the Metra harness.

The controller is easy to use and unobtrusive. It works with Siri. Music and phone calls sound great. Microphone does a great job, not a single complaint from callers.

Some of the things to be aware of is that: - It will distort at full volume, but that could also be attributed to the OE speakers in the truck -It won't get as loud as a headunit, but it's loud enough. -The remote is wired, but I prefer it this way as it means no battery to think about. It is one more wire to manage, though.
Pros:
Easy to install, Good Audio Quality
Cons:
Distortion at Max Volume, Doesn't Get Too Loud
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