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Clarion FX688A HD Android Auto/Apple Carplay Double DIN Head Unit - $489 Shipped @ Automotive Superstore

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Thought this was a fantastic price for a Android Auto/CarPlay head unit that has a 720p HD display and capacitive touch.

Anything around this price is likely to be 480p and resistive touch.

I price matched at AutoBarn much to the frustration of the staff.

To see whats required to fit this to your vehicle, go to www.aerpro.com and search for your model.

Specs:

6.75" touch panel TFT LCD display
1280 x 720 Resolution
Compatible with Apple CarPlay
Compatible with Android Auto
SmartDeviceLink
Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free and A2DP audio streaming
Rear USB Port with CarPlay, Android Auto or iPod direct connect
MP3 / MPEG2 / WMA / AAC / AVC / WMV / RMBD / MOV / AVI / MKV playback support
Rear 3.5mm auxiliary input
AM/FM radio tuner
13-band graphic EQ for precise sound adjustment
Rear vision camera composite video input
4 Γ— 45 W in-built power amplifier
2V/5CH RCA output (front + rear + sub)
OEM steering wheel remote ready

Also available on eBay for cashback/applicable coupons!

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Clarion-FX688A-6-75-720p-HD-Touc...

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  • +1

    Would be nice if it had an optical drive.

    • RIP to USB, no issues!

  • +2

    Anyone knows what it would cost to get something like this built into a 2011 Hyundai? Not sure I'm game to try on my own.

    • +3

      See description. Find the Aerpro pieces you need and the estimate a couple hundred for install.

      Worth every cent!

    • You can check youtube for an idea of the installation. Install should be 1-2 hours. As mentioned check the Aerpro website you can enter the car/headunit and it'll show you available adapters. If you need a custom fascia shop around (eg; Metra saved me $160~ on a recent install)

      • +1

        Just be careful with the metra fascias. I upgraded my 2012 Hyundai about 12 months ago and the fascia has substantially warped when parked in a sunny spot.

        • My Metra fascia (Mazda 3 2012) never has that issue. It does get easily scratched due to the rubbery coating which it tries to match the Mazda's interior but other than that it's fine.

  • Can this change the colour of the back light?

  • I'd love to upgrade my older Clarion unit but I just love rotary volume control too much😁

    • Sony XAV-AX100 has rotary still but is nowhere near as nice as this according to specs anyway.

      I have both but won't get around to installing this for a week or so.

  • Phone needs to be connected w. Cable for Android auto to work right?

    • Yep, lots of reports of wireless AA being terrible anyway unfortunately. I plug into centre console and hide my phone so I'm not tempted to pick it up.

    • Because I have to plug my phone into it, I no longer need to charge it at home. It's actually a bonus

      • /s

        • No, I mean I actually love it. I gave my 2 phone chargers to my wife so she can have one at work and leave another downstairs in the kitchen. Her pixel 2 has garbage battery life.. my umidigi only needs to be plugged into my android auto unit for an hour or so each workday to stay full

  • +12

    AutoBarn currently selling this for $389

    https://www.autobarn.com.au/me27092

    Also found Clarion Australia site mentioned this came with resistive touch.

    https://www.clarion.com/au/en/products-personal/multimedia/F...

    • What on earth!

      That's absolutely nuts.. hours after I heard the staff literally swearing about how Frankie's and online audio stores are f***ing the physical stores out of a job.

      Edit: and it's listed as capacitive touch elsewhere.. FML

      Pack it up boys, the world done hating me today.

      • +4

        I returned and re bought for 389, all's well that ends well.

        • Good on ya..I'm getting one today as well πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

    • Good find! I've ordered one. I had been keen on the Sony ax3000 or 5000 but this has higher res. I had a different clarion unit previously so should still have the harness too.

  • +2

    For those that don't know, Android Auto has a new interface. Just go to settings and enable it.

  • Can't find much about these online, can anyone comment on how long it takes to boot and show the reverse camera? Also does it have a safety message you have to acknowledge each time? Might see if I can find one in a shop to play with.

    • +1

      A few seconds to boot. And yes to safety message upon each boot. I don't have a reverse camera so can't comment on that.

      • I bought one in the end, can confirm the reverse camera is very fast, <5 seconds from key on (same or better than the factory HU in my car).

  • Unfortunately going to have to return mine tomorrow.
    The home button and inbuilt microphone doesn't work - audio options were rather limited also.

    • That's no good!

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