1. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Ok, NOW it’s a sham. Support just told me that in order for this to work, the iPhone cannot have any other Bluetooth connections, including Apple Watch. Well I’m not unpairing my watch just to be able to use CarPlay wirelessly, so I’ve now requested a full refund. What a waste of time.
    That’s not true at all. I have a watch connected and it works fine for me. So it doesn’t work with your CRV?
    02-26-2020 04:55 AM
  2. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    That’s not true at all. I have a watch connected and it works fine for me. So it doesn’t work with your CRV?
    Haven’t tried yet and probably won’t. Already spent too much time on this. Time to return and move on.
    02-26-2020 06:17 AM
  3. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Haven’t tried yet and probably won’t. Already spent too much time on this. Time to return and move on.
    Just be careful because when I was fighting with them about cancelling my order they made it a point to inform me that I am responsible for shipping back to Hong Kong and if the package is open they will not refund 100% of price. I’m guessing a restocking fee. They also suggested I be able to track a package because “they get lost”
    02-26-2020 06:22 AM
  4. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    02-26-2020 06:33 AM
  5. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Their customer service really is the worst. Now it’s just durning the setup that you need to disconnect your device. Dude, I’m sorry it’s been a headache for you. My bad for bringing this device to your attention
    02-26-2020 06:46 AM
  6. Modelflier's Avatar
    Sorry to hear about your troubles with what appears to be a very sly and underhand company.

    As I previously said, my Carlinkit unit appears to be identical in every way bar name, and I also have my Apple Watch connected with no adverse effect.

    I hope you can get a full refund as they’ve been very vague and untruthful about the reason(s) why you’re having problems.
    02-26-2020 10:09 AM
  7. Annie_M's Avatar
    It's great that you've been sharing this "misadventure" with regular updates. I'm sorry that this has been such a pain, but the knowledge you've shared has and will continue to benefit many.
    02-26-2020 10:35 AM
  8. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Update.

    Finally got around to installing it in my wife’s 2019 CRV and it works great.
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    04-19-2020 05:50 PM
  9. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Update.

    Finally got around to installing it in my wife’s 2019 CRV and it works great.
    Excellent news. I was starting to feel bad that you bought a lemon lol. I had some connectivity issues a few weeks ago so I updated the firmware on it and it’s back to working like normal. I’m glad I took a leap of faith with this product
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    04-19-2020 08:18 PM
  10. DzoniS's Avatar
    Honestly, nothing worse than a bad customer service
    05-26-2020 07:58 AM
  11. bamboogrowfast's Avatar
    I also found Carlinkit which looks very similar unit. What's the difference? Any one knows?
    07-08-2020 03:22 AM
  12. Modelflier's Avatar
    I also found Carlinkit which looks very similar unit. What's the difference? Any one knows?
    As I pointed out in my posts above I’m pretty sure the only difference is the name. I suspect it’s the same Chinese unit being sold by two different companies, even the IP address for the firmware update page is the same for both units, with the same update instructions.
    07-08-2020 04:32 PM
  13. bamboogrowfast's Avatar
    I see, thanks~ humm... guess I just buy the cheaper one..... Is firmware update easy?
    07-09-2020 01:06 AM
  14. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I see, thanks~ humm... guess I just buy the cheaper one..... Is firmware update easy?
    On CarPlay2Air it’s pretty simple so I imagine it’s the same for Carlinkit
    07-09-2020 07:36 AM
  15. easyheimer's Avatar
    Here’s a review of the CPLAY2Air wireless adapter:



    I love mine!
    09-22-2020 10:50 PM
  16. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Going to revive this thread.

    Since I just got a "new" 2018 Honda CRV ELX AWD with factory CarPlay, I decided to buy another CarPlay2Air unit for my car, since it worked great in my wife's 2019 CRV EXL. Setup was quick and the phone connects in about 10 seconds when the car is turned on.

    Oh, and I got it on a Black Friday deal, $99.
    Last edited by Lee_Bo; 12-16-2020 at 08:43 PM.
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    12-16-2020 08:02 PM
  17. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Going to revive this thread.

    Since I just got a "new" 2018 Honda CRV ELX AWD with factory CarPlay, I decided to buy another CarPlay2Air unit for my car, since it worked great i my wife's 2019 CRV EXL. Setup was quick and the phone connects in about 10 seconds when the car is turned on.

    Oh, and I got it on a Black Friday deal, $99.
    That’s good to hear. I got an iPhone 12 Pro at launch and thought I would have issues connecting to my CarPlay2Air device but nope, it connected pretty easily and still works great. Only thing I’ve noticed is on the connect screen it now lists my 11 Pro and 12 Pro but other than that everything is the same. Def a great investment in buying this
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    12-16-2020 08:34 PM
  18. bamboogrowfast's Avatar
    Finally tried the unit. My friend bought a Carlinkit which is the same as CPlay2Air adapter and works on his Volvo XC60 but doesn't work on my Mercedes GLC200. So I searched and bought ViseeO Play2air which works but it is a lot more expansive because this brand mainly makes audio/handsfree upgrade solution for high end cars such as Mercedes, Audi, and BMW (my friend has used their Tune2Air Airplay upgrade before). The unit is a lot smaller compare to the Carlinkit unit and a lot more elegant (it uses Aluminum housing). Setup is easy simply use Bluetooth to connect and the reconnection is really fast as soon as the head unit is turned on the connection is in process. Really enjoy it!!! Once you use wireless carplay there is no turning back!!!
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    01-08-2021 12:50 AM
  19. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Once you use wireless carplay there is no turning back!!!
    Yep, you got that right.
    01-08-2021 06:41 AM
  20. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    Finally tried the unit. My friend bought a Carlinkit which is the same as CPlay2Air adapter and works on his Volvo XC60 but doesn't work on my Mercedes GLC200. So I searched and bought ViseeO Play2air which works but it is a lot more expansive because this brand mainly makes audio/handsfree upgrade solution for high end cars such as Mercedes, Audi, and BMW (my friend has used their Tune2Air Airplay upgrade before). The unit is a lot smaller compare to the Carlinkit unit and a lot more elegant (it uses Aluminum housing). Setup is easy simply use Bluetooth to connect and the reconnection is really fast as soon as the head unit is turned on the connection is in process. Really enjoy it!!! Once you use wireless carplay there is no turning back!!!
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    This unit does look fancy. My unit is tucked away in the front center console so it’s not visible but I wouldn’t mind showing off an aluminum housing device.

    Couldn’t agree more with your statement on wireless CarPlay. Def a game changer for me.

    Other than the OBD11 device for VW modifications this has been a solid investment in upgrading the tech in my car. My friend was telling me how his wife borrowed his car and took the USB cable so she could charge her phone at work and never returned it so he couldn’t connect to his CarPlay and said his 1.5hr commute home from work was miserable. Told him I couldn’t relate since I use wireless CarPlay LMAO
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    01-08-2021 06:52 AM
  21. bamboogrowfast's Avatar
    Ha, this is funny. It is annoyed when you can not find your lightning cable in your car when you want to use the carplay. I think it makes a lot more sense to use wireless carplay especially for people who optioned for wireless charging pad in their cars. You can wirelessly charging the phone without the need to attach a cable to use the carplay.


    This unit does look fancy....... My friend was telling me how his wife borrowed his car and took the USB cable so she could charge her phone at work and never returned it so he couldn’t connect to his CarPlay and said his 1.5hr commute home from work was miserable. Told him I couldn’t relate since I use wireless CarPlay LMAO
    01-11-2021 01:11 AM
  22. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    My friend was telling me how his wife borrowed his car and took the USB cable so she could charge her phone at work and never returned it so he couldn’t connect to his CarPlay and said his 1.5hr commute home from work was miserable. Told him I couldn’t relate since I use wireless CarPlay LMAO
    But you'll still need to charge your phone, right? I got a wireless charger specifically for my make and model car for Christmas so I don't even need a cable to charge anymore. Wireless charging while using wireless CarPlay.
    01-11-2021 09:20 AM
  23. Modelflier's Avatar
    The problem I have is that whilst using Carplay I like to use a separate app on my phone called CamerAlert here in the UK, which as the name implies, is a database of speed cameras which gives advance warnings of any speed cameras.
    Since Apple has allowed apps to run on the phone alongside Carplay, then this has been very useful.

    So this means I have to mount my phone on a vent mount where I can glance at it when a warning arrives.
    I’ve found that there are some good quality magnetic charge leads on Amazon, and I now use a short one to connect to my phone. I can connect it using one hand, and it even has an led built in to the charge connector so I can find it in the dark.
    01-11-2021 09:48 AM
  24. bamboogrowfast's Avatar
    The problem I have is that whilst using Carplay I like to use a separate app on my phone called CamerAlert here in the UK, which as the name implies, is a database of speed cameras which gives advance warnings of any speed cameras.
    Since Apple has allowed apps to run on the phone alongside Carplay, then this has been very useful.

    So this means I have to mount my phone on a vent mount where I can glance at it when a warning arrives.
    I’ve found that there are some good quality magnetic charge leads on Amazon, and I now use a short one to connect to my phone. I can connect it using one hand, and it even has an led built in to the charge connector so I can find it in the dark.
    It would be nice if Apple map or Google map has built-in camera alert...... ><
    01-11-2021 09:34 PM
  25. augustacarguy's Avatar
    The simple answer is just buy a new GMC!

    www.masterautomotive.com

    lol
    01-11-2021 10:44 PM
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