Thinking about our inevitable port-less iPhone future and with my frustrations at lightning cables seemingly not lasting in my car very long, causing carplay connection frustration, I asked for, and received a Carlinkit 2.0 Wireless CarPlay Adapter for Christmas.
Truth be told, I was slightly skeptical that this would work. Especially as the various Amazon listings mention specific cars and none of them were mine (2020 Subaru), but given how easy Amazon returns are, I had little to lose.
First impressions… very easy to setup. Plug it in to my car, turn on car, and follow instructions on screen. Besides one hiccup - it told me to connect to the wrong bluetooth name, but that was easy to address.
Longer term use. WOW! I love carplay, and always use it when available, but this makes carplay magical. It can be a little slower to connect than wired, but it always connects unlike my experience with wired carplay.
The only downside is the lack of charging. I do have an older Qi charging vent mount, but I might move that to my wife’s car and get a magsafe charging mount “soon”. Maybe for my birthday?