Originally Posted by Klausvanwinkle
2. Can someone explain the connectivity group to me? I'm ordering a Rubicon Unlimited with the base stereo. I'm debating if the connectivity group is worth it to me or not.
- I don't think I'd ever use voice commands.
- Knowing the exact psi of each tire doesn't seem worth $500 to me since I have to manually set the pressure every time I go offroading anyway.
- I almost never talk on the phone in the car.
- I'd rather use a 1/8" cable to play music off my phone than bluetooth since the audio quality is better.
Is there anything else the Connectivity Group adds that I'm missing? USB interface? Do you think I should just get it to help with resale value in the future?
The difference between 1/8" and Bluetooth is pretty minimal unless the system you're playing it through is really good. Even then, if your system is that good, use USB instead - the audio quality is much better. If you're an audiophile, you may want connectivity just to get that.
Use GPS at all? Bluetooth is really nice for using GPS.
Ever want to change the music playing through whatever cable you're connected with (or in the case of Bluetooth, not)? Too dangerous to try to do that with the device itself; instead, use the convenience of either voice commands (yeah, I wouldn't do that either) or the steering wheel controls to change up the music. Pretty good stuff.
When I eventually order my JKU, it will absolutely have connectivity - though it may be standard by then like a CD player was several years ago </sarcasm>. YMMV.
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