I've jumped on the Wireless CarPlay/Android auto dongle, there are plenty of options, not cheap, but I hate wires so much, that decided to give it a try. So I went with Carlinkit Ai box.
Many vehicles have the CarPlay USB port readily visible, due in part, to making connecting the cable easier to connect. When we are traveling and stop at a rest stop or a store, we are often concerned about leaving our iPhone in the car since it would be an attractive target for a would-be thief. That means we have to unplug the Lightning cable so we can take the iPhone with us and then reconnect it when we get back in the car.
That may not sound like much but do it multiple times on a trip and it gets to be annoying.
With the Carlinkit Ai box, we can leave the phone in our pocket and leave the vehicle without fear that someone may try to take the phone. And yes, we always lock our car when we leave it.
So far experience is great, when it works it's perfect.
The set-up was easy and it usually connects automatically once the phone is in the car.
Occasionally, I need to "reboot" the dongle by unplugging/plugging into the car's USB socket to establish the connection.
Also, I think it prefers the phone to be in the car when you activate or start the car.
Overall I would give it 9/10 stars.
This media box enables you to really have a complete tablet experience. It’s really similar to the android t style radio. I’m happy with it. I have the $269 one from the smart ai box
website. A little buggy but works. Have had it reboot a couple of times but beyond that, it does what it claims. Apple CarPlay works wirelessly via this unit. I’ve also tried YouTube with no issues.
Anyway, has anyone had any luck with Carlinkit? Were you able to set it up and it works as expected? If so, can you please share a link to an exact model which works for you?
I would love to get wireless car play to work.
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