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I'm assuming you mean something to make the existing CarPlay system wireless. If this is the case then depending on whether you need iOS compatible. Android compatible, or both check different options offered by Carlinkit. You connect it via usb to the CarPlay system on your car and then it makes your CarPlay wireless.
 

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sorry forgot to mention, I am using iOS.... too many choices after google it, that why looking for some suggestion for it....
 

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So the dongle has to be plugged into a USB permanently to make your phone wireless? It would take the space where you would normally keep your phone? I am probably missing something, but wouldn’t it be simpler to just plug your phone in instead of the dongle? The dongle also uses Bluetooth like your phone does to achieve wireless.
 

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So the dongle has to be plugged into a USB permanently to make your phone wireless? It would take the space where you would normally keep your phone? I am probably missing something, but wouldn’t it be simpler to just plug your phone in instead of the dongle? The dongle also uses Bluetooth like your phone does to achieve wireless.
It's not permanent; when you can plug it in the USB port it means you can unplug it too whenever you want. If someone's car has CarPlay but it is not wireless then they either have to plug in the phone using a usb cable or you use this dongle and your phone automatically connects to CarPlay wirelessly every time you sit in the car. It's about convenience.
 

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It's not permanent; when you can plug it in the USB port it means you can unplug it too whenever you want. If someone's car has CarPlay but it is not wireless then they either have to plug in the phone using a usb cable or you use this dongle and your phone automatically connects to CarPlay wirelessly every time you sit in the car. It's about convenience.
But the dongle will not work if it is not plugged into the USB port, right?
 

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Then I don’t get the advantage. I think I would just plug my phone in and be done with it.
Not sure what about it you don't understand because it's a very simple concept. It eliminates the need to take out your phone from your pocket or purse or whatever other place in order to plug it. Instead it gets automatically connected and automatically disconnected when you get off from the car.
 

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Not sure what about it you don't understand because it's a very simple concept. It eliminates the need to take out your phone from your pocket or purse or whatever other place in order to plug it. Instead it gets automatically connected and automatically disconnected when you get off from the car.
I understand. You explained it very well.

I just don’t personally find it that useful to have a secondary device taking up space. I would find it convenient enough just to plug in my phone.
 

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I understand. You explained it very well.

I just don’t personally find it that useful to have a secondary device taking up space. I would find it convenient enough just to plug in my phone.
Your first mistake in trying to understand this concept is that you think it's taking space which in reality it's smaller than the smallest cigarette packet out there and that USB port was going to be occupied by a cable and your phone, but now it's occupied by a much smaller device.
And it's okay that you don't find a need for this or plugging in your phone is convenient enough for you; they've made this device for people who don't find it convenient to constantly take out their phone and plug and unplug it every time
Btw, in cars with only one USB port, when the phone is connected for CarPlay it's also getting charged at the same time. and many people don't want to constantly charge their phone when it's not needed.
 

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Your first mistake in trying to understand this concept is that you think it's taking space which in reality it's smaller than the smallest cigarette packet out there and that USB port was going to be occupied by a cable and your phone, but now it's occupied by a much smaller device.
And it's okay that you don't find a need for this or plugging in your phone is convenient enough for you; they've made this device for people who don't find it convenient to constantly take out their phone and plug and unplug it every time
Btw, in cars with only one USB port, when the phone is connected for CarPlay it's also getting charged at the same time. and many people don't want to constantly charge their phone when it's not needed.
I understand the concept. No mistake 🙂
It just wouldn’t be advantageous to me. Bluetooth conveniently covers all my wireless needs. That video of the guy plopping his phone in the cup holder said it all for me.

Happy you found a device you enjoy. Happy motoring!
 

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I understand the concept. No mistake 🙂
It just wouldn’t be advantageous to me. Bluetooth conveniently covers all my wireless needs. That video of the guy plopping his phone in the cup holder said it all for me.

Happy you found a device you enjoy. Happy motoring!
Well you said a secondary device taking up space when that is not really happening so again yes that is a mistake in trying to understand this whole concept.
Also you say Bluetooth connectivity is enough for your needs. Well whether you use an aftermarket dongle or you have a car with built-in wireless CarPlay they're all based on Bluetooth connectivity. The only way it won't be using Bluetooth is if you actually plug-in your phone using a cable to the USB port of the car. Another mistake in trying to understand this concept.
 

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Well you said a secondary device taking up space when that is not really happening so again yes that is a mistake in trying to understand this whole concept.
Also you say Bluetooth connectivity is enough for your needs. Well whether you use an aftermarket dongle or you have a car with built-in wireless CarPlay they're all based on Bluetooth connectivity. The only way it won't be using Bluetooth is if you actually plug-in your phone using a cable to the USB port of the car. Another mistake in trying to understand this concept.
Where do you place the dongle when you plug it in? Where most plug their phone in?

Device one…..cell phone

Device two…..dongle
…. equals two devices (thus the reference to a secondary device.)

I just choose to use my phone alone.

And no I did not make a “mistake” about Bluetooth, I know it is involved with a dongle and without the dongle. I never said the dongle didn’t use it. We simply have a personal taste on how we direct our Bluetooth, that’s all.

You find one way more fun and convenient and I find the phone alone sufficient without another device.

If that came off as being critical of your choice, than I am sorry. Any comments I have made in reference to that were in the context of it’s personal usefulness to me.

Enjoy!
 

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Where do you place the dongle when you plug it in? Where most plug their phone in?

Device one…..cell phone

Device two…..dongle
…. equals two devices (thus the reference to a secondary device.)

I just choose to use my phone alone.

And no I did not make a “mistake” about Bluetooth, I know it is involved with a dongle and without the dongle. I never said the dongle didn’t use it. We simply have a personal taste on how we direct our Bluetooth, that’s all.

You find one way more fun and convenient and I find the phone alone sufficient without another device.

If that came off as being critical of your choice, than I am sorry. Any comments I have made in reference to that were in the context of it’s personal usefulness to me.

Enjoy!
Exactly why I say you don't understand the whole concept of this dongle thing. Doesn't equal to two devices; it gets plugged into where your phone is plugged and your phone always stays in your pocket and takes away the need to constantly plug and unplug your phone. The convince is very obvious unless you don't even carry your phone with you thus not having a phone in your pocket either!!

Again I'll say you don't understand the concept of Bluetooth; you say Bluetooth is enough for wireless needs but then you say you prefer to connect your phone. The phone cannot achieve wireless without the dongle if there isn't a built-in bluetooth wireless system in the car.

Up to this point all your comments are either about it taking space (as if it's a huge device) or Bluetooth being enough but then still connecting your phone with cable. It's okay if you don't want to use a dongle/wireless CarPlay but at least try to understand the concept for when you decide to argue about it.
 

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Exactly why I say you don't understand the whole concept of this dongle thing. Doesn't equal to two devices; it gets plugged into where your phone is plugged and your phone always stays in your pocket and takes away the need to constantly plug and unplug your phone. The convince is very obvious unless you don't even carry your phone with you thus not having a phone in your pocket either!!

Again I'll say you don't understand the concept of Bluetooth; you say Bluetooth is enough for wireless needs but then you say you prefer to connect your phone. The phone cannot achieve wireless without the dongle if there isn't a built-in bluetooth wireless system in the car.

Up to this point all your comments are either about it taking space (as if it's a huge device) or Bluetooth being enough but then still connecting your phone with cable. It's okay if you don't want to use a dongle/wireless CarPlay but at least try to understand the concept for when you decide to argue about it.
You don’t understand anything I am saying apparently. For example, I never keep my phone in my pocket when I am driving. I also like to plug my phone in most of the time for charging . Do you understand at least these two points and why a dongle would not be more convenient to me?
The concept you explained is very clear to me.
I just seem to not get through to you why it is not a plus for me.
But it’s all good. Enjoy what is convenient for you and I will do what is most convenient for me.
 

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You don’t understand anything I am saying apparently. For example, I never keep my phone in my pocket when I am driving. I also like to plug my phone in most of the time for charging . Do you understand at least these two points and why a dongle would not be more convenient to me?
The concept you explained is very clear to me.
I just seem to not get through to you why it is not a plus for me.
But it’s all good. Enjoy what is convenient for you and I will do what is most convenient for me.
Interesting that you think you understand but then say I don't understand what you're saying. Anyone who will read your replies will realize how much you don't understand the concept which is totally fine but I think you having too much extra time has led to you trying to prove you understand and what you think is right about something you claim you don't need or use. A better suggestion for you is one of those old flip phones!🤣
 

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"what you think is right about something you claim you don't need or use."

By Jove , I think he's got it !.....partially anyway. :ROFLMAO:
Indeed I have decided I don't need or will use it. I have simply told you why it isn't right for me. Others will decide it is just what they want and need, or not. There are many great videos on it which I found very helpful. I encourage everyone to watch them.
Also agree this conversation has gone on WAY too long. Agree to stop? 🙂
 
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