Hardware & App Reviews

JL-280-1 USB Car Charger Review

March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the growth of the smartphone over the last decade, USB Car Chargers are two a penny these days. If you have a smartphone, it’s highly likely you have already bought, or you are...

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With the introduction of Qi wireless charging in the new iPhone 8, iPhone 8-Plus and Apple’s flagship iPhone X, you maybe on the lookout for a wireless charging mount in your car....

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My Month With The Apple iPhone X

December 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Apple’s flagship iPhone released to the masses on 3rd November 2017 and having had the iPhone X since launch, here are my impressions of Apple’s new shiny slab of technology after using it for one...

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Apple CarPlay iOS 11 Beta New Features

June 22, 2017 | 7 Comments

Apple has released the next update for its iOS 11 Beta last night, and those brave enough to install Apple’s work in progress software have shared some of the new features that have found their...

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JVC KW-V820BT CarPlay Receiver Review

November 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

It has taken JVC a while to offer their own Apple CarPlay enabled receiver, but the wait is now over with the release of the KW-V820BT. Even though we’ve seen some CarPlay-enabled units release over the...

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Mountek AIRSNAP In-Car Air Vent Mount Review

March 20, 2016 | 7 Comments

With every iPhone generation I have found myself buying many in-car docks and cradles over the years. I started off with the premium Brodit Pro Clip mounts, with a variety of their bespoke active and passive holders,...

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The AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120) has been Pioneer’s ‘go to’ headunit for people seeking an Apple CarPlay enabled receiver, whilst on a budget. Currently retailing at £299 in the UK ($429 US) the AppRadio 4 is...

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My Month With Apple CarPlay 

December 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

Having  had CarPlay installed last month, with the help of Alpine and in-car specialists, Huets and Celsus, I thought it would be good to create a regular article that wraps-up my experiences of using Apple’s...

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Alpine ILX-700 / ILX-007 CarPlay Receiver Review

November 17, 2015 | 22 Comments

The ILX-700 (also known as the ILX-007 in the USA) is Alpine’s first aftermarket in-car stereo receiver that features Apple’s CarPlay platform. Currently retailing at £439 in the UK ($559 US) it maybe their first, but fresh...

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My Week With Apple CarPlay

November 3, 2015 | 1 Comments

Having finally had CarPlay installed last week, with the help of Alpine and in-car specialists, Huets and Celsus, I thought it would be good to create a regular article that wraps-up my experiences of using Apple’s CarPlay over the course...

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Carbon Car Systems takes a look at the Apple CarPlay functions on the Pioneer AVIC-F70DAB. “This is the top of the range unit in Australia from Pioneer with built in navigation and its one of the...

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