Good driving requires two hands and a Con-Verse Hands-free Bluetooth® system from Rostra allows you to interact with your mobile phone while on the road like never before! The Con-Verse Bluetooth® system gives you a link to your device via voice commands issued through the included auto-adjusting microphone that allows you to perform such common tasks as making a phone call, sending a text message, reading an email, starting or stopping your music, launching applications, finding local points of interest using the phone's mapping software, and so much more. Use the Con-Verse Bluetooth® system to issue commands to Siri on your iOS device similar to CarPlay, OK Google on your Android device, or launch the built-in voice command feature of any of a number of other phones and tablets. All of this functionality is just a button press away!
The Con-Verse Bluetooth® system was designed from the ground up to make interacting with your mobile device less of a distraction while driving by keeping your hands free and your eyes on the road. A Con-Verse system interfaces with the factory audio wiring harness on your vehicle to automatically mute the sound coming for your radio and replaces that sound with audio streaming from your phone or other Bluetooth-equipped device. The Con-Verse system will stream multiple types of audio including telephone calls, music, podcasts, sounds from videos, voice-guided navigation directions and so much more! Once audio from your device stops streaming, like when you end a phone call, the radio will begin playing through the vehicle's speakers again. And once paired with the Con-Verse Bluetooth® module, your phone will connect automatically each time your start your vehicle.
When your mobile phone rings alerting you to an incoming call while driving, the process of answering or rejecting the phone call can be a dangerous and potentially costly ordeal considering the road in front of you needs your undivided attention - if you can even hear the phone over the sound of your radio. You'll first need to take your eyes off of the road to find your phone. Once in-hand, you'll still be required to look at the phone to unlock the screen and answer the call. Depending on the size of your phone's screen, this process might actually take two hands leaving you further distracted and in less control of your vehicle. Once the call is answered, you're now driving with your attention divided between the phone call, other vehicles on the road, and the physical act of holding the phone to your ear which both decreases peripheral vision and limits your side-to-side head-turning ability. All of this combines to make the road less safe for yourself and others driving near you.
Now compare the experience above with having a Con-Verse Bluetooth® system installed in your vehicle. When your mobile device is paired with the Con-Verse Bluetooth® module, every time your vehicle is started, the phone will connect automatically. While driving, an incoming phone call will automatically mute the radio in the vehicle and play the ringtone from your phone over the vehicle's speakers. With a quick press of the Answer Key on your Con-Verse control switch (the phone icon in the picture to the right), you can answer the call (Note: holding down the Answer Key will reject the phone call). If you've chosen to answer the call, the voice of the person on the other end of the line will play through the vehicle's speakers while you can respond through the Con-Verse microphone (included with every system). With the Con-Verse system, you're able to have a conversation while driving and keeping both hands safely on the wheel. As well, the included Con-Verse control switch has a built-in blue LED backlight so that it's easy to locate while driving at night.
While a Con-Verse Bluetooth® system is a hugely convenient alternative to removing your hands from the steering wheel of your vehicle in order to make or receive a phone call, Con-Verse also makes accessing the entertainment multimedia on your phone a breeze. Because the Con-Verse system will stream audio through all of your vehicle's speakers*, music stored on your phone or streamed through cloud-based services like Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, or Google Play Music comes through loud and clear providing a great personal soundtrack to your driving. And while the Con-verse control switch mentioned above allows you to answer or reject calls, the Up and Down arrows of the control switch allow you to adjust the volume of the music as well as skip forwards or backwards through your music so you have complete control without ever touching your phone.
Owners of Apple iPhones from the 4s model to the latest 6s and 6s Plus have no doubt gotten accustomed to interacting with Siri. The iPhone's built-in intelligent personal assistant provides quick access to myriad services including voice-guide navigation, reading and responding to text messages, searching for local businesses, getting sports scores and more. With Con-Verse Bluetooth® drivers now have access to all that Siri offers without having to touch their iPhone or the Con-Verse control switch. With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, as long as the Hey Siri feature is turned on in the Settings menu (Settings>General>Siri>Hey Siri), all a driver needs to do is speak the phrase "Hey Siri" and they can begin giving instructions to the iPhone. Likewise, other Siri-enabled iPhones can take advantage of this feature as long as they are plugged in and charging.
The Con-Verse Bluetooth® system is available from Rostra in both vehicle-specific kits that offer plug-and-play compatibility with your factory audio system, or as a 2-channel universal system that can be wired directly to the speakers of any car, truck, or SUV including hot rods and custom classic vehicles. Vehicle-specific systems include either our universal flat black surface-mount control switch (part number 250-7598 pictured in the Image Gallery below) or a factory-style switch designed to fit directly into your vehicle's dashboard (available for Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, and Subaru). As well, we offer universal control switch part number 250-7526 (also pictured in the gallery below) which can be ordered separately to add a touch of chrome to your vehicle's interior. All Rostra Bluetooth® control switches include an attractive blue LED backlighting that makes them easy to locate in low light environments while matching the factory fit and finish of your vehicle.
Want to learn a bit about how our Bluetooth ® system works? To download an owner's manual, click here.
Do you live in a state such as California, New York, Maryland or New Jersey where using a handheld cellular device is banned while driving? Are you the parent of a teenage driver that you want to focus on the road more than their phone? Avoid getting a ticket or into a costly accident because of your state's hands-free driving law. Check out our Con-Verse by Rostra Application Guide to find the right kit for your car today!
Instructions for using Siri on the iPhone 4S/5/5S/5C/6/6 Plus with Con-Verse Systems by available here.
Click here for voice command instructions for the iPhone 4/3GS with a Con-Verse Bluetooth® System.
Plug and Play
Custom-fit and vehicle-specific wiring harnesses included in every Bluetooth ® kit makes for quick and easy installations normally involving no cutting or splicing of existing vehicle wiring.
Full Duplex DSP
Full Duplex Digital Signal Processing of audio by every Bluetooth ® system means you are assured the very best sound quality throughout every phone call or every streamed song.
Utilizing the internal memory in every Bluetooth ® module allows for the memorization of up to 5 different cellular phones! Extra phones can be added in just a few short steps, if needed.
Rapid Call Transfer
Phone calls already in progress are transferred between the Bluetooth® module and your cell phone seamlessly when your vehicle's ignition is turned on or off.
With the single-button volume control built into every Bluetooth ® control switch, the audio playing over your vehicle's speakers is centralized, easy to find and easy to use.
Incoming Call Rejection
Got a call coming in that you don't want to take? Built into our control switches and modules is the functionality to reject a call, transferring it safely to your voicemail.
Software upgradeability within the Bluetooth ® module means that as the Bluetooth® standard grows within the cellular phone industry, your Con-Verse by Rostra system will be able to keep pace.
Multiple Switch Options
Rostra offers a variety of switches to be connected to your Bluetooth ® system allowing you to keep the original fit and finish of your vehicle's interior. See above for images.
Note: Con-Verse Bluetooth® by Rostra conforms to Bluetooth specifications v1.0, v2.0 and v2.1 + EDR.
Click the individual item listing below to see what is included in a specific Bluetooth ® kit.
Download a copy of Rostra's 3 Year/36,000 Mile warranty registration card by clicking here.
Information regarding nationwide cellular phone usage laws provided by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety.
The Bluetooth® logo is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by Rostra is under license.
Apple CarPlay, iOS, iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
OK Google and Android are trademarks of Google Inc.