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Uconnect 8.4AN lockpick options....

Looking to get a lockpick for 15 JGC Summit and want to get some feedback on the different options. Personally I know of 3 options available.... Rax, iCarkits, and the Uconnect Air V2. Obviously I've thumbed through the thread here on the Rax however it really doesn't offer me what I am looking for. Aside from the obvious freeing up the controls while in motion, I'm specifically looking for something to mirror my Android Nexus 6P to the screen allowing me to use Google maps, watch videos stored on the device, or stream from various apps. I realize you could stream with the addition of adapters, Chromecast and various other devices using RAX but that only enables streaming, not actual mirroring. Which leaves me the other two options. Both will allow me to do what I want so the question is, who is using the iCarkits or Uconnect Air V2 and how are they doing and would you recommend them? Any issues? I'm leaning towards the iCarkits but I would love some feedback before I make the purchase. And if I am missing something with the RAX and it does indeed allow mirroring, please inform me and let me know what you used to do so. Thanks all.

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Re: Uconnect 8.4AN lockpick options....

I have the UConnect Air v2 but I have only used it for the front camera. I also plan on adding side cameras. What you want to accomplish is doable with the Air v2 however it is an imperfect solution. The display is skewed because phones are wide screen whereas the 8.4 inch unit in the Jeep is in 4:3 format. The miracast function is not reliable. Display is dependent on the position of your phone - any slight tilt and you might not get it the way you want. Plus it is not very convenient to keep pressing buttons behind the steering wheel to get into the menu. I would stay away from the screen mirror ideas. Might work in the parking lot at the mall waiting for your wife and kids to finish shopping but not for day in day out driving.

However, the air V2 has several major advantages over the RAX. You do not void a warranty because it just plugs in between without any custom software that you would have to upload or reflash if you need warranty work. It also provides its own power source, can control several cameras, including side cameras which activate if you turn your signal. But since none of that interest you, I think you'd be better off with a 7-8 inch tablet for your car.
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