Hello, Steve Allison and the NosillaCastaways. This is Father john, calling from beautiful Northern Wisconsin. And being a priest, I’ve always had to do a lot of car work for my three parishes. So my problem to be solved.
I am in and out of my car throughout the week. My car has CarPlay but plugging my iPhone in is not always fun, or easy. I think it’s a real pain. And so the answer to my problem was wireless CarPlay.
I really like my present car and I don’t want to spend mega dollars on a new car with wireless CarPlay, or gut my integrated audio system in my car. So what to do? Enter the CPLAY2air adapter. It’s a small box about three inches by an inch and a half by a half inch with a two and a half inch cord. It plugs into the USB of my car that my normal iPhone would plug into.
In about a minute’s worth of installation, I have wireless CarPlay. Now, I keep my iPhone in my pocket, get into the car, start the car and within 10 to 15 seconds, I hear the wonderful voice of Allison Sheridan and many others proclaiming their wisdom as well as having navigation and the rest of CarPlay, without touching my iPhone. It’s wonderful.
Some questions I had were about the syncing time to get into the car. Nope. It just works. How does it work?
The adapter has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth hardware. It connects with the Bluetooth and sends the Wi-Fi credentials to the phone, then disconnects from the Bluetooth network. It works solely on Wi-Fi from that point on.
It works with any iPhone after iPhone 5. It pairs with the last iPhone used in the car so it will pair with any iPhone. Setup is easy and you can update the unit by going on the website with your iPhone. CPLAY2air was a bit expensive when I purchased at $159, but it works with nearly any car that has CarPlay as part of the audio system.
Their site lists 36 different brands of cars and the years that have built-in CarPlay as part of their audio system. I have gone to Amazon and they have others that work with Android head units. I don’t know what that is, and they don’t say that they’ll work with my car.
Before closing I just went to their site and the CPLAY2air unit is now only $129. You can get this fantastic product at https://carplay2air.com. Again $129 now, it saves a massive amount of headaches.
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