Sony Ericsson K800i Speakerphone

An open question to any owner or user of the Sony Ericsson K800i – is there any way (that I’m missing) of upping the speakerphone volume on the K800i? I’ve got the phone sitting in a cradle in the van just on the dashboard unless I move the phone to right under my chin (while not driving), the speakerphone function is useless to me. I’ve the called volume maxed on the phone when I’m in the van and would rather be able to use the speakerphone in the current cradle as opposed to splashing out on a bluetooth setup for the van.

Is there a possible firmware hack or anything of upping the speakerphone volume? Anyone else having extreme difficulties with it? I’ve had the phone since last October and love it to bits, from a review point of view the speakerphone volume is the only bad point I can raise about the K800i even at this stage.


  1. Bernie Goldbach June 26, 2007 at 2:50 pm

    Have you considered jacking the phone’s headphone out to a cassette or CD mod in the van? We connected the first gen Walkman phone this way:

    Gerry Flynn has more details if you need info about the 3.5mm jack connection leading to the cassette. I think Gerry lined his gear directly into the side of his car radio.

  2. Ken McGuire June 26, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Well that looks like a useful solution. I’ve a 3.5mm jack in the car cradle I’m using for the ipod, reckon it could be done, bit of chopping, bit of electrical tape.

    Hadn’t thought of that Bernie. Quality good as well judging by your flickr comment, will certainly look into it.

  3. John June 26, 2007 at 11:22 pm

    Come back to Nokia land! I know you want to.

    Man you know the speaker on my 6234 is very clear in the car. They’re pretty inexpensive too.

    You can Doooo iiiittt!

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