I would like to see a CarPlay kit.

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  1. Iloveiphones

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    I'd like to see a kit where you can install the CarPlay hardware onto your current car. Maybe make it a little smaller then the current CarPlay screen. Far fetched, but I would like to see this someday, or something similar.
     
  2. Ledsteplin

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    All you need is a holder or mount. :D
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  3. Iloveiphones

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    But the thing I do not like about it is..if I get it now, it won't fit any future phone because of the likely hood of a bigger iPhone. I believe carplay is through the lightning connector.

    Also, I see it as a cops heaven to pull you over for these.
     
  4. MrMike6by9

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    Keep an eye out on a maker called "Ram Mount". I have a second holder in transit for the second car in our family, a 16 year old Cadillac Coupe DeVille. I ordered an iPhone mount with a suction cup base for windshield mounting for my '08 MDX. They make a fair variety of holders and bases. I viewed my $70 setup as being more affordable than $100+ cost per year for vehicle installed GPS map updates that were never really up to date. In addition, the phone can be a media source via the aux connection.

    YMMV

    http://www.rammount.com/Products/AppleMounts/tabid/1647/Default.aspx#/
     
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    I use the Kenu Airframe with my 2012 Hyundai Accent. Plug in Lightning connector and calls and music play through the sound system. Highly recommend this mount.

    http://www.kenu.com/products/airframe
     
  6. MoneyMaker79

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    I like this but will it work with a case on it? I have the otterbox defender.
     
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    It works with most cases, but I'd contact them to be sure. I have the Apple leather case for my 5 and it works great.
     
  8. MoneyMaker79

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    I just emailed them to check. The price, though, is awesome in my opinion.
     
  9. Iloveiphones

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    Do you use aux cable?
     
  10. jmp316

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    Aux cable with OEM Apple Lightning converter cable. I've tried other converter cables, but only the OEM Apple one works for music.
     
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    I just got confirmation that it works with the otterbox defender series without the pocket piece of course. I purchased one to at least try it.
     
  12. chris

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    Great video and I'd assume that it would work with an Otterbox.



    Oh by the way, Alpine could have an aftermarket CarPlay console later this year. It will be about $500 to $700. I think CarPlay mode would be great, but not sure Apple's interested in doing that, at least while they pump up CarPlay to auto manufacturers. If it's available on any iPhone, it's a lot less compelling for car dealers using to lure buyers.
     
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  13. MoneyMaker79

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    I'll be getting my airframe device in a few days. I can't wait. I hate having iPhone in my lap or in random places haha. I've tried other items that go into AC in car but none will be as good as this one according to the video.
     
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  14. jmp316

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    I've had my Airframe for about a year now and it's the best mount I've ever used, in any car. I'd certainly rather use this than upgrade to an expensive CarPlay unit... Enjoy it!
     
  15. Iloveiphones

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    I can't use any of it for 3 more years.
     
  16. MoneyMaker79

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    I use my Kenu Airframe now. It's awesome and works great in my car. I can now not have to hold phone, and I can listen to music through car and make phone calls etc with AUX cable.
     
  17. jmp316

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    Glad you like it and it's working for you...
     
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    Thanks. It is very awesome. What's upsetting though is they will have a lot of competition once the device is fully patented. I hope they get a lot of people buying. The video itself dragged me in to at least trying it.
     
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  20. MoneyMaker79

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    Kenu has now brought out their AirFrame+. It works for devices up to 6".
     

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