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Review: Bring CarPlay to any car with Intellidash Pro, no installation required

9to5mac.com
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The Car and Driver Intellidash Pro is an easy to setup external CarPlay unit that connects with a car's AUX and DC port.
CarPlay is becoming an essential part of using iOS. What started as something only in high-end aftermarket stereos has turned into the default for new cars. Unfortunately, my car from 2017 doesn't have it, and I am not interested in completely ripping the factory display out—as it's a pretty unique shape and I am concerned it will look a little out of place. However, there's a new solution for my situation, and it's the perfect way to add CarPlay without replacing your existing stereo system. For the past few weeks, I've had the Car and Driver Intellidash Pro in my car, and it's the perfect way to use your iPhone if your vehicle doesn't include CarPlay.

CarPlay is Apple's way to add iOS support to your car. It's an easy way to follow Apple Maps, use your podcast app, or listen to Apple Music while in your vehicle. It brings an Apple-like interface to the car. With Intellidash's external CarPlay Unit, you can get it to any vehicle.

External CarPlay Unit

The best way to think about Car and Driver's Intellidash Pro is how external GPS systems use to look and function in your car. It includes an arm mount that can either be mounted directly on your dash using adhesive or attached to your windshield using a suction cup. It plugs into your car's…
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