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      07-16-2019, 09:00 PM   #397
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For wired CarPlay, unichip is tough to beat for price to performance
CarlinKit is darn cheap

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3283...2-9d938cd1aa1b
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      07-21-2019, 03:18 AM   #398
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OK folks...
So UniChip or Unique or Joye?

I have been reading for days and I am leaning UniChip...

I don't need wireless either I will connect my phone to charge most of the time anyway. Maybe wireless and a charging pad?

Thoughts?
Try Carlinkit - I have a previous version but the new one seems better, basically does not need an additional mic. The new version is full wide screen Unique does not stock these anymore so you would have to go directly via Aliexpress
Hi. I've buyed this Carlinkit module... and I'm not really happy with it...

The image quality / resolution is really bad on NBT-EVO... it's like displaying a low resolution image on a HD monitor... You see pixels on icons corners. The image seems to be stretched...

The internal microphone Works but there is a lot or garbage noise when you try to make/answer a call ... I wanna say that the only thing that works is the audio part...

Maybe that my module is defect... I want to know if you experienced those kind of problems with your CarPlay module (joyeauto/carlinkit or other brand...)

Thanks
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      10-16-2019, 05:39 PM   #399
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QUOTE=Vince M3;25051263]Hi. I've buyed this Carlinkit module... and I'm not really happy with it...

The image quality / resolution is really bad on NBT-EVO... it's like displaying a low resolution image on a HD monitor... You see pixels on icons corners. The image seems to be stretched...

The internal microphone Works but there is a lot or garbage noise when you try to make/answer a call ... I wanna say that the only thing that works is the audio part...

Maybe that my module is defect... I want to know if you experienced those kind of problems with your CarPlay module (joyeauto/carlinkit or other brand...)

Thanks[/QUOTE]
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      10-27-2019, 06:46 AM   #400
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Anyone know and tested this product?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33009517630.html
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      11-03-2019, 10:57 AM   #401
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I've given up on Unichip and replaced my original screen with an Android 9 screen where I can run Waze/Google maps/Spotify natively. No more CarPlay. I got fed up with the random disconnects which gradually started happening on the Unichip and I was unable to resolve.

Unichip support seem to have given up on this product and kept directing me to their wireless model, telling me it's much better.

Anyhow, I'm selling my Unichip on Ebay if anyone wants one to disassemble or play with - just don't expect reliability!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333385372837
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      11-08-2019, 01:56 AM   #402
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Unichip support seem to have given up on this product and kept directing me to their wireless model, telling me it's much better.



https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333385372837
I just chatted with unichip on their website and they're telling me the wireless is exactly the same but you know, with one less wire.
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      11-08-2019, 07:23 AM   #403
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I just chatted with unichip on their website and they're telling me the wireless is exactly the same but you know, with one less wire.
BimmerTech updated theirs to wireless and spiked the price for that!
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