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Carlinkit 3.0 Review: Wireless CarPlay Adapter At Affordable Price

by Mike
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If you are tired of connecting your iPhone with your CarPlay using a USB cable, then Carlinkit 3.0 is a perfect solution for you. In this review, we are going to mention details based on compatibility, price, stability, and connectivity time.

Gone are the days when automotive was not under the control of Apple users, even though Apple had a powerful ecosystem. Thanks to Carlinkit 3.0, which allows Apple users to not only take charge of their car but now, they can also go wireless.

Before delving into the details of the device, let’s have a quick overview of the popular brand.

Carlinkit 3.0 Review

Brand Overview

The Carlinkit brand was established in 2014 in China, and it covers several markets across the world including Western Europe, Southern Europe, North America.

The company has been formed in order to create automotive products that provide solutions to interconnection. Its primary products are USB CarPlay Dongle, Autokit, U2W, Android Auto, and CarPlay.

The company mainly focuses on providing features like calling controls, voice to text, music controls, using Google maps for direction, considering their Carlinkit device. Besides Carlinkit, the company has also introduced different brands including Loadkey and Carlinke.



Carlinkit 3.0 Functions And Specifications

Carlinkit 3.0 helps to upgrade any wired CarPlay into a wireless experience, which is suitable for various car models. The wireless system makes the entire experience hassle-free as you don’t need to carry a USB cable around and you don’t have to untangle them every time.

Plug-and-play is another best part of this device as you don’t need to invest much time in the installation process. Even if you are changing this device with another car, the installation process is going to be extremely easy and smooth.

Aside from that, the CarlinKit brand is widely popular for being used in many car brands as a wireless radio adapter that makes it compatible. The brand has more than 5 million users across the world in more than 300 countries and regions.

With help of this device, you can simply stream music or any OTT platform including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and so on. 

Specifications

  • The model number of the device: CPC200-U2W Plus 
  • Maximum transmission rate: 866Mbps
  • Wireless frequency: 5Ghz ~ 5.8Ghz
  • Size of the product:80 mm (h) x 46 mm (w) x 13 mm (d)
  • Bluetooth: BLE 5.0 (for smooth wireless transmission)
  • Smartphone Operating System: IOS 10 and above.

Difference Between 2.0 And 3.0

While the latest version of device 3.0 was launched in 2021, the previous version 2.0 was already getting loved in the market due to its quality performance and stability. 

However, if you are wondering what’s the difference between the previous and the latest version, then here are some points that will help you identify the difference. 

Carlinkit 3.0 is the newly released version by the company. The best part about the new version is that users are allowed to update the software online for absolutely free. As the version is upgraded, the performance speed of the device is also increased.

Using Experience

I have been using this device for half month now and the experience has been flawless so far. Firstly, it was compatible with my car as it already had a built-in factory wired CarPlay feature. It easily connects with any iPhone that has iOS 7.1 or above. 

The updated version also comes with a better WiFi speed compared to the previous model. Its output speed is 866.7 megabits per second. One of the best parts of this device was that it doesn’t take too long to connect. It got connected within 7-12 seconds automatically, every time I step into the car. 

It isn’t annoying anymore to go for a 10-minute drive and wait for the device to connect as I don’t even realize after entering the car when those 10 seconds are up and the dongle is already connected.

Interestingly, the device comes with a customized boot menu that has made operations easier for beginners. Considering the after-sale service, the company provides one year of global warranty and it also provides technical support. The stability while driving was pretty good. Although it does disconnect sometimes while I’m on a call in some vehicles.

Pros And Cons

Pros
👍🏻 It is available in two colors: White, Black
👍🏻 The design of the product is sleek and compact that providing your car’s interior an elegant look
👍🏻 Even if you are a beginner and have never used this device before, it will be easy to use.
👍🏻 Connects quickly and automatically, no hassle of connecting USB
👍🏻 Voice to text available
👍🏻 Converts any built-in wired CarPlay into Wireless
👍🏻 Lifetime online technical support is available for free
👍🏻 The stability is perfect in a moving car
Cons
👎🏻 It only works with iPhone
👎🏻 Calls might get disconnected in some cars
👎🏻 Only limited stock is available

Conclusion

If you want your driving experience to be smooth and entertaining at the same time, then Carlinkit 3.0 is perfect for you. The device is not only stable and compatible, but it is also affordable compared to other products available in the market. 

Moreover, the product is available at a discounted price of $125.00 while the original price of the product was $129.00. (Update: You can use code : SAVE30 to get $30 off now, the final price is just $95 now!)

I personally found this product a really good investment as kids love to stay entertained throughout the journey. Even if I want to go for a quick drive to pick some groceries, it is great as I don’t need to connect YouTube for my kids to watch cartoons as it turns on automatically.

Carlinkit 3.0 is a highly recommended device for every car owner, who wants to make their journey blissful.

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