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      01-29-2020 11:58 AM #1
      https://carplay2air.com/

      I’m going to try this. Stay tuned.
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      01-29-2020 12:14 PM #2
      I'm interested to hear your take on it. $159 doesn't seem like a bad price if it works well.

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      01-29-2020 01:30 PM #3
      Oh hell yes! Please let us know how it works.
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      01-29-2020 02:04 PM #4
      This is interesting. It lists VW 2015-2020. But would that include a 2015 MIB 1 system like in my daughter's 2015 GSW ? Or would it, as I suspect, have to be an MIB II system.

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      01-29-2020 03:12 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by erikjohannes View Post
      This is interesting. It lists VW 2015-2020. But would that include a 2015 MIB 1 system like in my daughter's 2015 GSW ? Or would it, as I suspect, have to be an MIB II system.
      Good question. I’d assume MIB 2 only also but shoot them a question about that to be sure.


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      01-29-2020 03:42 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by erikjohannes View Post
      This is interesting. It lists VW 2015-2020. But would that include a 2015 MIB 1 system like in my daughter's 2015 GSW ? Or would it, as I suspect, have to be an MIB II system.
      You would need to be able to use CarPlay or Android Auto already to use a device like this. The only thing it's doing is acting as a proxy to the connection your cable was doing originally.

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      01-29-2020 05:59 PM #7
      Lots of reviews on their website. You can filter them for "Golf". Several Golf owners (Germany/Australia/Canada) commented. Should be good.

      Looks like there were some early firmware issues that have been resolved with updates.

      Neat concept.
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      01-29-2020 09:09 PM #8
      Ordered placed. Sounds like at least a week before it arrives.
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      01-30-2020 12:27 PM #9
      For streaming music I just use the Media function. It uses Bluetooth. Obviously there is no way to access other Car Play functions such as Waze, etc.

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      01-30-2020 01:27 PM #10
      Saw a handful of reviews on youtube, one of them was some volkswagen with newer MIB radio. Seems like a cool product. Only flaw I saw was the boot up time for the phone and that dongle to pair, seemed a tad longer than regular USB carplay hookup. I’d probably get one down the line if they go down in price or when they pop up used on ebay haha.



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      01-30-2020 02:48 PM #11
      Since I'll want to keep it charged up on long drives, I'd be plugging it in anyway. So there's no reason to worry about wireless CarPlay/Android Auto unless there's also wireless charging involved.

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      01-30-2020 03:58 PM #12
      For anyone else who can’t wait for a review...use code ‘express’ for free expedited shipping


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      01-30-2020 04:59 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by elmo3 View Post
      Since I'll want to keep it charged up on long drives, I'd be plugging it in anyway. So there's no reason to worry about wireless CarPlay/Android Auto unless there's also wireless charging involved.
      Same here. If there were a way to hardwire it into the USB data port wiring, while retaining the charge power through the data port, that would be ideal. But that's not happening...
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      01-30-2020 08:30 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by dequardo View Post
      https://carplay2air.com/

      I’m going to try this. Stay tuned.
      Keep us posted, interested in this as well.

      The "solution" I found was to get a cheap Android phone that I keep always hooked up and out-of-sight within the car. This car-dedicated smartphone uses a data-only SIM card from Google Fi. The only down side is that I cannot hook-up my daily iPhone that I carry in my pocket as an additional phone to hands-free Bluetooth since Android Auto / Apple Car Play allows only a single phone to be connected to the Bluetooth.
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      01-30-2020 08:38 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
      Same here. If there were a way to hardwire it into the USB data port wiring, while retaining the charge power through the data port, that would be ideal. But that's not happening...
      This might fit your requirements.... https://www.d-docks.com/

      No affiliation and I personally don’t mind using a chord, but this is a cool product. We have wireless ACP and wireless charging in our BMW and it’s nice, but no biggie if it didn’t have it...chord doesn’t really bother me and usually provides better/more stable connection.

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      01-30-2020 09:40 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
      Same here. If there were a way to hardwire it into the USB data port wiring, while retaining the charge power through the data port, that would be ideal. But that's not happening...
      The dongle has a female usb pass through on the other end. That said I’m hooking up a wireless charger pad to be powered off a zero profile usb charger on the main console cig lighter.
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      02-05-2020 11:55 PM #17
      I have one on order. But they are backed up due to the Coronavirus delaying shipments out of China. Will report when it arrives.

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      02-06-2020 03:22 PM #18
      I have a shipping number but as noted they are being held in port until flights start up again which is supposed to happen on Monday.

      In the interim, I’ve customized a wireless charger that fits into the cubby and allows for lid closing. UNfortunately I could not get that charger to power up/work off either the USB port (which means no use of the usb pass through on the dongle when it comes) or via a 12v cig lighter with 2.4a ports. I do have it working now with a higher powered 12v charger. So wireless charging is done. I removed the cubby and drilled out a couple holes in back for the USB-A to fit through and then fed the cable underneath the right side console panel to the 12v port. Very stealth looking.

      For those who know, are there a wide variation of power needs for wireless chargers? The one I bought has fast charging and I assume will throttle between fast and slow based on the phone (iPhone Xr)? Ideally would still like to power both the CarPlay2Air device and the charger off the OEM USB port.

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      02-12-2020 09:42 PM #19
      DHL to deliver mine this Friday.
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      02-14-2020 03:24 PM #20
      Arrived today. 2 days from Hong Kong!

      Works perfectly. I already updated it OTA. Really happy. Is it worth $100+ to not plug the phone in each time? Debatable for many but I now toss my phone on its wireless pad and 10 seconds later CarPlay fires up.




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      02-14-2020 03:38 PM #21
      So if I have my phone in my pocket, get into my car and start it up, will the phone automatically connected to my car stereo/car play with out me needing to do anything (and the phone just stays in my pocket)?

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      02-14-2020 04:19 PM #22
      Yep


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      02-14-2020 04:23 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by erikjohannes View Post
      So if I have my phone in my pocket, get into my car and start it up, will the phone automatically connected to my car stereo/car play with out me needing to do anything (and the phone just stays in my pocket)?
      You are going to have a hot pocket. The phone gets a bit toasty running CarPlay.

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      02-14-2020 07:25 PM #24
      It might be tempting to go on Amazon and get some of the cheap knock-offs but from reviews I've seen they don't work very well if at all.
      I didn't select express shipping so I am still waiting for mine to eventually arrive by USPS I assume. They are really backed up with all the sad stuff happening in China.

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      02-14-2020 08:30 PM #25
      Most of the ones on AMZ only work with Android based aftermarket head units. Be careful.
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