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Carplay to Air - Anyone tried?

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by XSpeed, May 25, 2020.

  1. mlcor

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    OK, so I used it for a longer trip today. Seems to work just fine, no deterioration in sound that I could notice (again, subject to the not-so-audiophile quality of the stock stereo). Certainly it wasn't dropping out or losing its connection. Other functions seem to work as they should also. The only thing I noticed was that Google Maps was having trouble locating me sometimes, but I think that was probably just a weak signal from the phone being in my pocket combined with some spotty reception areas. Certainly the car's nav system wasn't affected.

    I'm probably going to get another one for my other car.
     
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  3. mlcor

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    Just a quick follow-up for anyone who is curious. I've been using it for a week now, and am very pleased. The Google maps thing was definitely from having the phone in my pocket--if I put it in the center shelf area under the transmission controls, Google maps works just fine. I've had the unit fail to sync to the phone once or twice, and a simple unplug and re-plug of the device took care of it--that happened sometimes in the past when I plugged my phone in directly, so I think it's just a quirk of Carplay and the car. Happens in my other car too, also infrequently. Every once in a great while I'll hear a quick glitch in a song where it appears the connection is lost for a fraction of a second, but otherwise it's been perfect. Very glad I took the plunge.
     
  4. Gcsdave

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    It’s been perfect for me. Even paired the wife’s phone to it as well. Tried it in the Volvo XC90 and one of my boys fiestas! Works a treat.
     
  5. SLViper1

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    Anyone had success with the CPlay2Air on a 2015 CaliT? They said it would work, I have not had any luck.
    They advertise 24 hr tech support but no contact information I can find, and main number is a non working number.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  6. thomastrain

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    I would also be interested to know how this works on a T



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  8. AirKuhl

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  9. odellicour

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    Bought one for my Cali T. Does not work even with the last firmware.
    Works great in all my other cars
     
  10. SLViper1

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    The company and tech support is a bad joke
    trust me on that!
     
  11. vjd3

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    They are awful on support and customer service. However, I did buy one from someone on eBay who found it didn't work on his Honda and it works perfectly on my 2020 Alfa.
     
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  13. russellmcg

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    Can confirm, I could not get it to work on my 2017 Cali T either.
     
  14. Dseig001

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    Same on my Cali T
     
  15. odellicour

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    There is no way to get your money back in case of problem.
    I asked for a refund and they asked me to send the device back to China. I did it because they too often use this trick to prevent buyer from asking refunds. No tracking though but I sent them the shipping receipt. So I sent it back 3 months ago. No refund at all. Of course they never received the device and they will not pay me back until they have it. I complained many times but with no luck. No tracking. No package received. No refund. I hate these guys who think they are above everything because they are in China far far away. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. They dont deserve your money.
     
  16. russellmcg

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    I bought one and they told me to ship it back. I have not done it yet but I’m glad you mentioned this. Looks like I’m going to try to sell it on eBay now.
     
  17. Gcsdave

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  18. russellmcg

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  19. Gcsdave

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    I have a Porto so the car2play one works perfectly, but I noticed quite a few if not all Cali t guys said it didn’t. This one specifically states the Cali t so....
     
  20. russellmcg

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    Yeah, just didn't want to drop another $100 bucks on it not to work. Already in the old one for $125. Guess I could look at selling it on eBay or on here.
     
  21. Gcsdave

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    I hear you!
     
  22. SLViper1

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    I called them to specifically ask if it would work on my Cali T BEFORE I ordered, it does not, their customer service/tech support is a joke. Scammers, Keep your $125.00
     
  23. russellmcg

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    Did you call carlinkitcarplay.com? I just emailed them asking if it worked on the Cali.
     
  24. SLViper1

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    I Bought "Cplay2air" unit @ https://cplay2air.com
    Your link appears to have a version 1.0 which looks like the Cplay2air unit I was sold. I have no experience with the Carlink version
     
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  25. odellicour

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    Mine was also listed as compatible...
     

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