Faster technological obsolescence is the inevitable side-effect of technological advancement, and the phenomenon is most visible in consumer electronics and automobiles. Smartphones hardly last for a year before a new model with advanced features and the latest technology hits the market. The same applies to automobiles, music systems, music players, speakers, and a host of other electronic gadgets. The problem is especially affecting car owners who find it difficult to leverage the latest technology of Android Auto or CarPlay in their car models that are slightly old. Suppose you own a Toyota Scion iM 2012 or a Toyota Prius 2008. In that case, you cannot retrofit the CarPlay or Android Auto in the vehicle without tearing apart the entire dashboard and finding the right sets of adapters and harnesses to upgrade the vehicle. But, there’s an easy solution to the problem – the Intellidash pro helps add wireless CarPlay to your ride.
What is Intellidash Pro?
The Intellidash Carplay is a 7-inch display with a touch screen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay. The design allows mounting the device on the windscreen or dashboard and allows complete flexibility in comfortably viewing the screen. Although wireless, you can even install it with wire if you like. Most people install CarPlay in their vehicles because it’s safer than using your phone. Connecting the iPhone and the Lightning cable via the USB-C port is enough to set up the CarPlay with Intellidash. The iPhone will automatically search for the new device and request you to pair it with it. Removing the Lightning cable will make the system ready for wireless use. By reading this Intellidash pro review, you can gather more information about the new device.
Design and Installation
The monitor or display is a standalone touch screen made from black ABS plastic, and the bezel is silver gray. A vent located at the top ensures proper cooling of the display, and the screen measures 7 inches diagonally. As it is an IPS display, you enjoy an ultra-wide viewing angle which means you can view the monitor in the same way from any angle. The display doesn’t need to be flat in front of you. Regardless of your position, you can view the screen without any parallax that enables the screen to register each touch precisely at the position where you place the finger.
The Intellidash Carplay does not have any internal memory, which can be somewhat inconvenient. Once you switch off the device, you have to re-set all settings afresh on restarting. However, the suction-mounted display of Intellidash Carplay is easy to install, and you can swivel the display 360 degrees. Moreover, you can use your car’s display instead of the device’s display, reducing the time and effort of installing the display separately.
By using the Bluetooth connectivity of the device, you can pair it easily with your iPhone and enjoy music while driving. The built-in speakers of the Intellidash pro might not be as loud as your car’s speakers, but it ensures pleasurable listening of stereo music.