While not a hit piece, the article does point out the pros and cons. I have the very same configuration/issues as the author of the article.
I have also been in communications with Roav support and in contact with OnePlus to see if they have any ideas on correcting some of the Bluetooth issues. Part of the issue that I see is that my 12Vcd socket is constantly powered, and it looks like the Roav Bolt might need to be power cycled to get reconnected to Bluetooth. Roav support believed that my first Roav Bolt was defective, so I returned it to Best Buy. The second Roav Bolt suffers from the same issues. When I leave the vehicle for any extended period of time when I return to the vehicle I am met by a Cylon toaster (scanning red LEDs) that Roav support believes that the OnePlus 6T (Global (9.0.13)) goes into a deep Bluetooth standby mode which causes the connection to be broken. But I have other Bluetooth devices that remain unaffected. When I check the connected Bluetooth devices (Roav) does not appear in the currently connected devices, but if you check the “Previously Connected Devices” the Roav Bolt is there and can be connected… Turning off Bluetooth and turning Bluetooth back on does the same thing as does rebooting the phone. Once that is done the Roav with function for some time, until the Bluetooth connection is interrupted. None of my other Bluetooth devices have this issue, but they also have a background app/task that might keep the connection alive. Roav Bolt also ignores me from time to time, but so does my wife.
I still have open tickets with Roav and OnePlus and will let you know what is decided.
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