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I installed (plugged in) this CarlinKit wireless CarPlay device today. I now have CarPlay wirelessly meaning no cable from my iPhone to the center compartment. That’s pretty much all. I guess there is sound quality loss on Bluetooth vs cable, but my ears can’t tell.
Install was simple - plug it in, connect the iPhone via Bluetooth and there on the screen is Apple CarPlay!
I haven’t been using CarPlay but do miss having traffic on the Sync maps, so this will be my traffic solution; primarily for trips where I need guidance and want to avoid traffic (Austin and Houston)!

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Nice playlist! I think that goes in the babysitting tips thread! Looks like a good kit!
 
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Well, this Carlinkit U2W Plus with CarPlay works great - just like it should. Easily connects to my iPhone when I get in and I have CarPlay on the center screen up and running. I just don't like CarPlay - last night I found that the Google Maps app on CarPlay does not show traffic, so the one slight reason for me to keep using this device is gone.
I have removed it from my truck and will go back to using a cable in the rare situation i decide to try CarPlay gain.
But the Carlinkit U2W Plus with CarPlay works great - just like it should - I just don't want to use CarPlay.

Experiment over.
 

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@Boatwaco How laggy was this? Some people complain there’s some lag. Amazon has the same one up for $82 CDN shipped. Tempted to try it out.
 

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I didn’t really use it enough to notice any lag. If you buy it on Amazon, check that it’s a gift. If you don’t like it it’s easier to return!
 

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Ordered, gonna try it out. Worse comes to worse I’ll send it back.
 
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