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06Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C0532 Unboxing Ford Mondeo/S-max/Focus/Galaxy 7″ Android 4.4 Double Din Car Stereo

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Any Ford Mondeo/S-max/Focus/Galaxy owner will go crazy for this awesomely and well thought-out car stereo (KD-C0532) that fits perfectly into the car’s 2 DIN dashboard slot. This car stereo is packed with specifications and even have the latest Android 4.4 operating system to allow the user to have full control. With an Android OS,  the user can access the Google Play Store to download and install apps that will keep them entertained. Thanks Benjamin Päper for sharing these awesome KD-C0532 pictures, enjoy!

Ford 7 Inch Android 4.4 Double Din Car Stereo (KD-C0532) Unboxing

 

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Unboxing time! The first thing in the box—-a letter from Autopumpkin.

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The car stereo is properly packed in soft foam with the ISO cables on top.

ISO cables

At the bottom of the box, we have iPod cables,  Remote Control and GPS antenna etc.

remote control

gps antenna

The car stereo itself.

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Here’s some pics after installation:

It fits perfectly in my Ford Mondeo.

fits perfectly

Play music from my USB flash.

play music from my usb flash

The Torque app. It can Support OBD 2.

support obd2 torque

AM/FM Radio

radio

AV-IN for Reverse Camera

av in for reverse camera

All features of this stereo works as advertised, so I highly recommend it as a replacement for Ford car.
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05Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C0234 Universal 6.2″ HD Touchscreen Android 4.4 Quad-core Double Din Car Stereo

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Great head unit (KD-C0234) for the price. Can’t find anything like this from the name brand companies like Pioneer, Sony, Kenwood, etc. Pumpkin is way ahead of their competition.
By Dan J

Pros: 

There are lots of great features, these are a few of the better ones.
  • Android 4.4 operating system. (just the fact that it’s an Android head unit is awesome)
  • Built-in Bluetooth and WiFi. Being a quad-core tablet I get all of the advantages of my Android smart phone that I previously using in my car (for music, surf on the internet etc) via Bluetooth, built right into the dash of my car. I can add a back and/or  front facing camera, a wireless hot-spot, rear screens for the DVD to entertain the younger family members, tethering to my phone by hot-spot for Bluetooth, the potential is only limited by the accessories available in the marketplace.
  • GPS works great. I have used the stock app iGo, Google maps and Waze (my prefered GPS app). All work quite well.
  • Has everything and more than the most expensive name brand car radios. All of the features of the unit work as advertised, but the expansion possibilities are fantastic. Android is definitely the future of car head units!
  • Since I can have my ECU logging software (torque and BtSsm) running on there without needing anything extra hooked up, it’s very awesome. Makes for a very clean setup.

Cons:

Don’t get discouraged by this list of Cons, this head unit has a lot going for it.
  • Music player app doesn’t display ID3 tags, only display file name.
  • Unable to fast-forward or change the position of the song being played.
  • The front bezel is slightly larger (in that it’s not recessed like American double din units), so I had to modify my dash kit just slightly.

Summary:

This is a really cool head unit, it’s quick, very responsive and has many many great features; but it needs some software flaws fixed and few hardware issues fixed. If you can deal with the flaws it has, you will have a lot of fun with this. As time goes, I hope that some of these software issues get resolved because I really like this head unit.
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24Sep/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】JY-C0662 Toyota 6.2 Inch HD Touchscreen 2 DIN Android Car Stereo

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Here’s my experience so far as I have only had this unit (JY-C0662) installed for a few days:
By CoyoteAssassin

Good

  • Very fast shipping, I think it arrived in 4 days from China.
  • The build is very good and solid. Buttons give good feel and the unit overall looks professional. Just remember this is not a top of the line Pioneer, Alpine etc, so don’t get too picky… Let’s just say I was pleasantly surprised.
  • Easy install… It doesn’t get much easier than this. The unit comes with the Toyota harness adapter and will plug directly into yours…Period. No bezel is required as mine fit the dash perfectly as if it was made by Toyota for the FJ cruiser. Only thing you’ll need to do is to either grind or flatten several centering dimples on the brackets as they don’t have a place to sit on the HU. Took me 2 min with a ball-peen hammer a few love taps on the vice and voila. The factory HU uses 4 bolts per side but mine could “only” accommodate 3 per side… I hope it doesn’t fall out! hahah
  • Back-lighting…The description of the unit gives the impression that there are only a handful of colors to choose from, but I found that the color is infinitely adjustable and I was able to match the factory dash back-lighting with no problem.
  • It’s Android…So with an internet connection, you can connect to the Google Play Store and download apps to your heart’s content. I would recommend replacing the stock launcher with something else… I am using Nova and it works much nicer and smoother. The installed radio app, GPS (iGo), video player etc… all work good.
  • Steering wheel controls worked perfect… You just program them in the software settings.

Not so good/ But not so bad

  • I lost the subwoofer functionality, but I think it’s just a matter of connecting power to the correct wire….Pending…… Fixed!
  • Memory Card. Recently installed a 32 GB micro SD card to hold my music, photos, videos, etc… 32 GB is the largest this system will accept, at least that is what they say.

Enjoy:

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Radio

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GPS Navigation

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UI

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RDS

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Torque

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23Sep/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】LM-C0676 Toyota Universal 6.2″ Android 4.4 Double Din Car Stereo

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By HalfPint

Well, with all the help and advice I got brave enough to see what happened…It’s installed and all seems good. I have accessed the menu and set the steering wheel control OK and installed the GPS in the compass cluster. Was a little worried about that I’d break the dash panel, it put up more resistance than I expected, but I didn’t.

The mapping works great (though haven’t been anywhere yet, but locked on to the location really fast).

The OE brackets line up perfectly. And the unit fits the hole perfectly. It powers up with the Toyota logo straight off. It looks OE which is great.

I plugged three of the five connections out of the OE head into the back as shown earlier. The others don’t seem to connect, one is to the Aux and we know that doesn’t work, not sure about the other but it all functions withe the exception of the iPod. I didn’t connect any of the RCA’s or other wires at this stage.

I plugged the iPod lead and the USB lead supplied direct into the unit (LM-C0676), but not sure whether the slots are different. Anyway, the iPod is connected (powered and shows on iPod screen), but not communicating with the head unit.

Now I just need to  learn how to use Android.

So here’s the installation process:

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22Sep/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C0224 Universal 6.95” Android 4.4 Double Din Car Stereo

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I purchased this to replace an older Win CE unit. After a few weeks, I am very happy with the unit (KD-C0224) and have to say that it’s much better than I expected.

—-By Esso

Unit takes half a minute to boot up when you start your car, just like cold booting an Android phone. However, the video from the reverse camera (if you have one attached) appears immediately and is independent of the Android boot process.

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  • Radio

Standard AM FM with RDS and presets. If your original car radio came with a diversity antenna or an antenna amplifier, make sure they are accounted for in your installation, or you won’t get good reception.

  • DVD/CD player

I don’t use this much, but did test it when I received the unit to verify it worked. Played all the movies I tried without issue.

  • WiFi

Connects to my home WiFi without any problems when I’m parked in the garage. Can browse the web, use the Play Store to install and update apps, shop on Amazon, etc. I haven’t tried the unit with a portable hotspot yet. Note this unit is NOT a phone and there is no persistent internet connection unless you use WiFi (I haven’t tried the 3G USB dongle which is apparently as an option).

  • USB input 

I’ve put my music library on a 256 GB thumb drive and connected it to one of the two USB inputs. I use the PowerAmp app for an MP3 player, and it reads the drive and recognizes all of the 20000+ tunes available. It takes a while to read the directory (it also take a while on my PC).

  • Backup camera 

Works fine.

  • Torque (OBDII application) 

I have a mini ELM327 Bluetooth type unit that I plug into the OBDII socket under my steering wheel. The included Torque app displays OBDII engine diagnostic information from the vehicle computer. Supposedly some units are finicky about recognizing the OBDII adapter, mine works fine (luck?) .

  • Bluetooth 

Works great with my galaxy S3. Transferred contacts phone numbers list without issue. Initiates and answers calls without issue. It also supports music streaming from the phone, but on a somewhat limited level because the MP3 tag info isn’t displayed on the head unit. Similarly to the Win CE unit which is replacing, you can only play, pause, and skip forward or backward. To my ears the fidelity over Bluetooth in the music mode is good.

  • Micro SD Card 

I’ve only tried it with a 32 GB card and it worked fine. There are actually two Micro SD card slots, but one is reserved for the GPS.

  • GPS

I reused the existing GPS antenna I had  and it works well. Thus far I have only used the included iGo app and for basic navigation it works acceptably.

  • Front camera/ DVR app 

Haven’t tried. I already have a separate dash cam recorder.

The unit looks sharp after installation and so far the screen has proven to have good driver visibility day or night. Direct sunlight will wash it out to an extent of course, but it’s MUCH superior to the same size screen on the older Win CE unit it replaced.

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