Free Shipping Worldwide.

0

Your Cart is Empty

Reviews for (U2W Plus) Carlinkit 2.0 Wireless Adapter Dongle for Wired Apple CarPlay

January 27, 2021 6 min read

Before buying the wireless carplay adapter for your vehicle, you need to seriously consider its features. We have received a lot of positive reviews, and we will excerpt part of the content and share it with everyone. We know that some websites may make fake reviews, but please rest assured that our reviews are all true - It's from the judge.me app, and all "verified".

"I am stunned this works this great." By Todd

This thing is magic. Based on other reviews I knew it would work but I was expecting some drawbacks and connectivity issues. A week passed and I haven't really found any.

First, I am using this with a 2019 VW Atlas, an iPhone 11 Pro Max on iOS 14. Initial set-up was easy and as instructed. Functionality is effectively the same as plugging it in except that is takes about 10-20 seconds longer to connect v. plugging the phone directly in. So instead of being on CarPlay before I pull out of the driveway, I have to wait until I have already pulled out (convenience is worth this).

Audio on calls, music and podcasts is prefect. Same with navigation. There is a delay in switching music tracks that are playing from Apple Music (maybe a second or two). I always had a slight delay (even when plugged in) so this was not solely introduced by the device but basically slightly aggravated.

Overall this was a great purchase for the price. So great I am buying a second for my wife's car.

I should also note, iOS 14 made some great under the hoods changes to CarPlay - notably you can now use your phone hotspot while connected to wireless CarPlay - this does make the initial connection to CarPlay slightly longer (maybe 10 seconds).

"You don't even notice this device is in your car...and that is a good thing" By Bernard

So I bought this device for my Audi that came with a wired Carplay cable. And even though it seems like it isn't a big deal to just plug in a cable each time you get into your car, I think for most people they won't even bother. They will just listen to the radio, or play pandora through bluetooth, and they will save plugging in when on longer trips requiring GPS.

This device is what solves this issue.

From the moment I turn on my car it takes just a bit less then 30 seconds for my CarPlay home screen to show up on my Audi screen. So it's very quick to boot and connect. From here it works just like it's wired. From the sound quality, to the lag, etc it feels just like I'm plugged in but my iPhone is still in my pocket.

From here I can use Pandora, Spotify, or Iheartradio. I can bring up Apple Maps, Google Maps, or Waze. And I have Siri for phone calls, texts, and other quick questions. And Siri is much better to use than the built-in Audi voice command.

I've used this for longer multi hour trips so far and didn't even have a hiccup. I like that now I just keep my phone in my pocket and in 30 seconds I have access to all the best apps/voice command I can use while driving.

At the end of the day I don't even notice I have the small device hidden in my center console...and that is a good thing.

 "Top product" By Spencer

 Works with no hassle and no cable in the cockpit - which is great!

"Fantastic solution" By Christopher

it is very convenient to have an automatic wireless connection when you get into the car. Very important then is the fact that it does not damage the batteries of the phone, when you first had to connect it to the cable.

"Great Product! Was skeptical at First." By Albert

When I first got the Carlinkit 2.0 I was a little skeptical, but was willing to give it a try. At first it had some audio skipping issues, and had connection issues when using Waze. No problem though because they do regular updates, and there was an update available. Followed instructions to do the update, and bam, issues went away. It takes a second when you start the car to connect, but if you are patient it auto connects and you are wirelessly using CarPlay. I own both a 2020 Explorer ST with the 10.1 Inch screen, and a 2020 Expedition with the regular Sync Navigation screen. I regularly move it between the vehicles and it works great. Hope this was helpful.

"really fine" By Juana

It arrived in 15 days, it works perfect even with iOS 13. I have an android radio, impeccable the product complies with everything that the manufacturer indicates.

"Carlinkit 2.0 works great in Hyundai" By Lokive

It works! Installed this on a Hyundai with factory Carplay and iPhone 10 running IOS 14 Beta. Was prepared for potential installation glitches; there were none. Installation went fast. Car boots into Carplay quickly: 38 seconds from cold start and then picks up currently/previously playing from the iPhone. Well that's about as long as it takes to get buckled in and ready to roll anyway, plus you can keep you phone in your pocket or in the console and no fumbling with the cord now. In honesty, the sound quality seems a bit less, and some screen transitions are a bit jittery. But for making short trips it's fantastic, I can always go back to wired for longer trips or when needing charging. (I’m working on installation of a Qi charger.) It takes about 15 seconds for the car to boot into Carplay with a USB cable, after it's plugged in, so for an additional 15 seconds I'm free of the cord - that's great! (The pictures are taken running Carplay with the Carlinkit.)

As a follow up, after using the device for several days:
1. It always boots up in about 38 seconds; I've never had to do anything on the phone settings after the initial setup. I've never had a glitch at all. I did notice that once connected the green light on the Carlinkit flashes slowly.
2. There is a little jitter/lag when transitioning screens, not terrible just noticeable. Could be the Carlinkit device, my phone's wireless or the head unit who knows. (I went back to using the USB connection and the jitter went away.)
3. The sound quality is actually pretty good and I've used all the music apps, but,
4. When playing music, every 4 or 5 minutes or so, there is a slight bobble, like a record skip. Real fast. That could be the device, or my phone's wireless, or the head unit. I am running IOS 14 Beta.
But, the advantages and ease of use of the Carlinkit device make me not too concerned. It is so cool to just fire up the car with the phone in my pocket and have CarPlay pop up and resume playing music.
5. Phone and Navigation work fine as I tested it with Waze, Google Maps, and the built-in Map app.

As I said, on a longer trip, I can also just take the Carlinkit out of the loop if I need to and the system just reverts back to USB. No need to reconfigure anything.

So I'm still pleased with the Carlinkit device but I'll update this as I go.

After 1 month I can say that this device works just about perfectly. On IOS 14.2 Beta now. The only issue is a skip or bobble in the music occasionally. I wonder if that is actually the phone? It has never failed to boot or function properly. So far so good.

"So goooood" By Erwin

It works for 2017 kia sorento.
It should work for almost all vehicles equipped with wired carplay. Apple carplay automatically connected few seconds after car starts.
Not having to connect lightning cable is so much more convenient than I thought.
Inevitably it has some audio lag as it is wireless. Screen changes with no lag though as I skip a song or use google maps.

We have a lot of product reviews, please read them at the bottom of our product page. Thank you.


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.