Enjoy my BROxiongdi Wireless Dongle for Android Head Units Review.
You can buy this dongle for $59.90 from Amazon US → https://amzn.to/3oBM2px. Dasaita VIVID 10 10.2-inch Android Head Unit with Wireless CarPlay for VW Golf 2012-2019 → Right-Hand Drive / Left-Hand Drive
Without an Android head unit in my VW Golf, I am using the Dasaita Vivid 10 android stereo system that I will be reviewing soon on this channel.
First I needed to download and install the dongle’s APK software. This can be done by either downloading via the head unit’s built-in Chrome browser, or you can download it on your computer and transfer the APK onto the head unit using a USB drive.
Because my head unit is connected to WiFi, I tried the browser route. So I first opened up the chrome browser app and entered the URL to download the APK. Within a few minutes, I was able to get the APK installed on my android head unit after a few security and permission requests.
Once the AutoPlay software was installed I launched the app, and because my android head unit was connected to the internet, the app was able to find a new update for the dongle. Which I did, as this update improved heat management on the dongle. Once downloaded and updated I was back in the dongle boot menu again, which was asking me to connect the phone to the dongle.
I thought I’d try wireless CarPlay first, so I connected my iPhone to the dongle’s Bluetooth profile. On doing that, I soon saw my iPhone connect to the dongle and CarPlay was already displayed on my android head unit, nice and quickly.
Once in wireless CarPlay, everything was as you would expect. With the similar 2 second audio lag whilst interactions, visual quality, and sound looked great. Microphone input sounded good, although I am sure the usual wireless CarPlay audio delay in calling would still be present.
Going back to the main menu of the head unit is as simple as selecting the car button on the CarPlay menu. This icon can be altered to a manufacturer-specific logo in the dongle’s settings menu. Whilst here, you can also enable and disable a number of other functions that are similar to other wireless dongles, however, with this being an android head unit, there are a few additional setting options available, such as altering night mode settings, charging modes, microphone gain levels and much more.
Unlike many factory CarPlay dongles, this one supports wired CarPlay, should your android head unit not support CarPlay at all, or you wish to charge your iPhone whilst using Apple’s own infotainment platform. To do this you simply plug in the USB cable into the USB-A port at the end of the dongle, and in a few seconds wired CarPlay will begin to display on your android head unit for lag-free audio, calling, and navigation.
Lastly, wired android auto is also supported on this dongle. To use this you just connect your android phone to the dongle’s USB-A port and after a few confirmation prompts Android Auto will be running on your android head unit. From here, everything is as you would expect with android auto, taking all the supported apps from your android phone and displaying them on your head unit display.
I can’t comment on its performance over long periods of use, and its software could look a little nicer, however, if you own an Android head unit that can install apps onto it and you desire wired and wireless Apple CarPlay, or wired Android Auto, then this dongle features just what you need to get this functionality up and running on your android head unit display without too much fuss.
0:00 – Overview
0:27 – Unboxing
1:58 – Installation
2:56 – Wireless CarPlay
3:53 – Wired CarPlay
4:17 – Wired Android Auto
4:40 – My Impressions