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    I have had a modified Treo 600 Rhino Skin case on my Treo 650 for a few weeks now and have, after much testing, determined that when my case is closed completely (usually while on my belt), it causes a lot of interference and noise in my bluetooth headset.
    If I open the case, even leaving it on my belt, the interference goes away.
    For anyone that doesn't know, the 600 case doesn't have the plastic window on the front. It's solid aluminum.

    I have a question for those people using the newer case that's made for the 650, either the Rhino Skin or the Innopocket (which seem to be the same thing), have any of you noticed Bluetooth interference? Or is that big plastic window enough to prevent the interference?

    I've though about just buying the 650 version, but would like to make sure it's going to solve the problem, since I don't really care about having the window on it, in fact, it's going to look like crap after a few days at work anyway.
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    No one else uses bluetooth with their hard aluminum case? I've been holding off buying a different case, hoping that someone would respond to this.

    It is really annoying to open my case all the time when I get a call!
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    I don't use an aluminum case on a Treo 650, however I have BT-enabled my Treo 600 (Jabra A210) and when I store the phone in my aluminum briefcase, BT AND phone reception is a no-go. If I crack the case in the car, everything works fine. Since the Jabra A210 BT is stronger than the weak 650, I suspect we're having the same problem. Long live aluminum!
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    Yes, the aluminum definitely inteferes and yes, we're having the same problem.

    What I really want to know is if anyone using an aluminum case with the plastic window in front of the T650 screen has the same problem?
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    That is a good question because I was going to buy an Innopocket with the plastic window for my 650, which I will plan to use the bluetooth feature a lot and this might just change my mind! Anyone...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyC
    Yes, the aluminum definitely inteferes and yes, we're having the same problem.

    What I really want to know is if anyone using an aluminum case with the plastic window in front of the T650 screen has the same problem?
    Nope, no problems. No noticable change in signal opened or closed. I'm using a Cardo Scala 500 headset.

    -A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aether
    Nope, no problems. No noticable change in signal opened or closed. I'm using a Cardo Scala 500 headset.

    -A
    That's good to hear. Belt mounted? Just curious, because I HAVE noticed that I can use my BT headset with my case closed if I'm holding it in front of me, but I get the interference when it's on my belt.
    And it's on my right side, which is the same ear that I use my headset on.

    Oh yeah, I have used Jabra BT250 and currently use the Logitech Mobile Freedom. Same results with both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyC
    That's good to hear. Belt mounted?
    Yep, as well as sitting in the passenger seat of my truck.

    -A
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    Anyone else? I'd really like to hear from more than just one person before I spend the $40 on Inno-pockets new Magnesium case. If BT will work with the window on an aluminum case, it's gotta work on the Magnesium case, right? Of course, I have to wait for this thing.


    Oh yeah, Aether, do you happen to use a BT connection to a BT dongle on your pc? I have a Linksys BT dongle and use my connection all throughout the house since I don't have cell coverage at home.
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    I have no bluetooth problems with my rhinoskin case. My headset works the same in and out of the case. My Motorola Bluetooth car kit works well with it in the case also. Even with the phone strapped to my sun visor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazyC
    Oh yeah, Aether, do you happen to use a BT connection to a BT dongle on your pc? I have a Linksys BT dongle and use my connection all throughout the house since I don't have cell coverage at home.
    I do Bluetooth syncing and tethering, but not via a dongle, my Apple Powerbook has built-in Bluetooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aether
    I do Bluetooth syncing and tethering, but not via a dongle, my Apple Powerbook has built-in Bluetooth.
    I would think that the built in has less signal strength than my Linksys dongle with mini antenna on it, so I definitely shouldn't have any problems.
    Now we just need that Magnesium case to be released. hehe
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    I have the Innopocket. I love it. Got it from Amazon for $19

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re...N%2FB0007NJW0Y

    I use a bluetooth GPS (The globalsat from http://www.semsons.com/glbtgpsrebts.html -- kicks ***!) and I always have the case closed. I've never once had a problem getting good reception, even from several feet away.

    I say go for it.
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