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Wireless Carplay option

SuperDuper

Ready to race!
Location
IL
I've looked into this. Price is way too steep though, really. I also read that it affects battery life. Let us know how it is!
 

ReadTheBook

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Bay Area Smoke Hell
Ride
2017 GTI Sport DSG
To each their own, but IMO you're beyond a point of diminishing returns to shell out $160 to remove a single wire that doesn't have to be any more than 6-8" long from your cabin. It also sounds like it takes ~15 seconds to boot up, and initially uses bluetooth (which can sometimes be finicky especially if you have simultaneous connections to multiple devices like, say, a watch), so it is not an instantaneous connection either.

In the days before CarPlay, I had a similar device that was made from a custom firmware hacked TPLink travel router when I had a BMW. It was USB Powered and you could AirPlay to it and it was outputting audio via USB DAC that you placed in-line between it and the AUX jack.

I hope this works out well for you and whoever else here buys it, but just not something I'll be tossing $160 at.
 

tonipepperoni77

Go Kart Champion
Location
Mass
ive used this works great but i sold it, i like my ddock, super simple to slide the phone right in without looking and up comes carplay, if i didnt already have the ddock for 3 years this would have been my option
 

Wastegate13

Go Kart Champion
Location
SoFla
ive used this works great but i sold it, i like my ddock, super simple to slide the phone right in without looking and up comes carplay, if i didnt already have the ddock for 3 years this would have been my option

+1

I was embarrassed at spending 85 dollars for a piece of plastic when I bought mine but now I think it’s the best money I’ve ever spent on a car mod. So simple and clutter free which aggravates my OCD.
 

Jovian

Go Kart Champion
Location
Sunnyvale, CA
Ride
2016 VW GTI
This is neat but its too expensive, and in reality I like that my phone gets charged too while it connected. For this to work for me I would also have to retrofit wireless charging. And now due to that my phone is still outside my pocket where I could just connect it to a cable. So I will pass and save the money.
 

dosjockey

Go Kart Newbie
Location
South
Just need to retrofit a cassette player instead of the cd player 😂
In the most amusing piece of industrial design I've ever seen, what I thought was a CD slot in the dash turned out to be no more than a vestigial style cue.

Right in the center, there's a single SD card slot... In the middle of a fake CD slot. :ROFLMAO:

I don't know if it integrates with the "S" trim infotainment system, but I'd sure like to have that unit in the glove box.
 

dequardo

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Waukesha, WI
Amazon has them also but unless you have a URL, all the cheaper ones work only with an Android head unit and not factory OEM infotainment systems.
 
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