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29Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】LM-W0674 Toyota Universal 6.2 Inch 2 Din Bluetooth Head Unit

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  • Shipping to the US was very fast relative to the estimated time – ordered on 9/4/2015 and received on 9/8/2015. Purchased this for a 2005 Toyota Camry and it works great. The item (LM-W0674functions exactly as expected and the GPS (in Delaware) appears to work very well. Bluetooth pairs easily with my phone and operation of calls through the head unit is straightforward. Additionally, the wiring harness matches exactly to my factory wiring, so it’s simply plug-and-play. I purchased a Scosche Dash Kit to fill in the gaps because the item sits a bit further back and doesn’t encompass the entire width of the stock stereo. All in all, I’m very pleased with the purchase.
—- By AA
  • Extremely happy with this purchase. It arrived much sooner than expected and it fits perfectlyin my 2001 Toyota Rav 4 without a dash kit. It’s set up to work with Apple products, but itworks with my Android phone via Bluetooth for music and phone calls. It was really easy to install – plug and play indeed. It comes with a remote and the touch screen is bright and vivid and easy to navigate. Haven’t tried the GPS too much yet, but so far it all works great. Overall – a great product and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Also a great experience with the seller – fast and courteous, answered my questions and the item arrived exactly as described with all the cords and necessary parts.
—- By Britney
  • The head unit was well labeled and the wiring harness fit my Toyota FJ Cruiser perfectly. This not being my first car audio install, I had an easy time installing it, even with having to drill 2 holes in the mounting case to accommodate the Toyota’s mounting brackets. The biggest challenge was figuring out how to use the GPS which was simplified by downloading the instructions for the iGo-8 GPS software (included on a 4 GB micro SD card) for free. An adequate multimedia/ GPS receiver elevated to GREAT when factoring in the low price.
—- By William J. Konietzny
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15Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C1107 BMW E46 Series 7 Inch 1 Din Android 4.4 Head Unit

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I had never heard of this unit before and found it on a random search through Amazon. I figured for the price and it was worth a shot, since the Dynavin is still a good bit more expensive… I am very impressed by it!

—-By Corban Dallas
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  • Installation

Installation was silly easy, I got it done in a couple of hours and that was because I wanted to hide wires for the GPS antenna and Bluetooth microphone. If you’re less picky than me, you could get it done in a half hour.

  • Screen, buttons and knobs

The buttons and knobs are very well built, the finish is slightly more glossy than the stock business radio od the E46, though I suspect part of that is due to aging of the stock materials. The screen is bright and clear and the touchscreen is very responsive, the colors and sharpness are great.

  • Audio quality

I was worried that the audio quality would be worse than the stock CD player, but it’s definitely not when using equal mediums (CDs, iPod, radio,etc). But when streaming Bluetooth, it’s not the best. Most people probably wouldn’t notice the difference (my friends didn’t), but if you’re like me and like clear audio, you’ll want to stick to CDs, SD cards or an iPod.

  • GPS navigation system

I love the navigation which displays the speed limit of the road you’re on as well as warning you if you’re speeding. It can also display any nearby gas stations, hotels and many other things and lets you choose which one you can see or not see.

  • App installation

The unit comes with a .apk installer app so that you can install any app from the Google Play Store from an SD card, or anywhere else you could find a .apk app. It also has the Google Play Store app installed on it, so if you use your phone as a mobile hotspot for the on-board WiFi or use a 3G data card in your unit, you can download apps directly from the store. The included apps are pretty good. My only gripe with the pre-installed music player is that there is no shuffle button, that seems like a huge oversight, otherwise it works well and the equalizer presets are pretty good, as in the custom mapping option that it gives you.

  • Conclusion
All in all, I’m very happy with this unit and would highly recommend it to anyone. It’s made the interior of my E46 feel much more updated and new. In fact, my girlfriend just bought a new Ford with the “My Ford Touch” option and she agrees that the nav screen in my E46 is better.
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14Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C0223 Universal 6.2 Inch Double Din Android 4.4 Car Head Unit

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This could end up being a 5-star product if I can get some of the idiosyncrasies ironed out.

—- By G3
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  • Pros:
First off: It’s installed and fired up beautifully, no problems at all. The wires are all ISO color-coded, and I made no mistakes connecting everything (Huzzah!). All of the applications worked right first time —-radio, GPS, Bluetooth hands-free, etc. Oh and BTW, the GPS is amazing at signal acquisition. I’m used to Garmin taking a while to get a position, especially after sitting unpowered for some days. But this Android 4.4 unit found satellites and got a position after only a minute or so, even after being shipped across 10 time zones! And it picks up a good GPS constellation even under my carport.
  • Cons:
My current complaints are few and minor: the audio has a hiss in it, and I see that Pumpkin has a power filter (free) to solve this issue. The GPS does not seem to have a “north up” setting, which I much prefer over “track up”. Also, the existing GPS software has map colors that are very poorly chosen. It’s almost impossible to see secondary roads, and I may have to change that software before all is said and done.
The physical unit is fairly large, around 4″ vertical dimension, and it was a very snug squeeze in my Ford Ranger console —- but it worked.
The Android system is fairly conventional, but with all the apps and configurations, it’s sometimes puzzling as to where to find a particular setting. Time will iron this out. Nice to have “home” buttons both on the touch screen and the push-buttons.
  • Overall
I’m overall quite pleased, ESPECIALLY for the price. I expect to have a lot of fun with this.

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07Oct/15

【Customer Review for Pumpkin】KD-C0224 Universal 6.95 Inch 2 Din Android 4.4 Head Unit

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If you’ve seen the reviews and like what you see and just skeptical because it’s not a popular name brand, I am writing this review to tell you to buy this unit, you will not regret it.

By Ryan Huey

  • Radio Reception

I read a lot about bad reception. I live 60 miles out of Houston, TX and the reception is just as good as my factory radio. Maybe very slightly less, but all the major radio stations come in perfect.

  • WiFi Hotspot

When I run the hotspot on my G5, it works fine. The apps are just as fast as my phone.

  • GPS Navigation

The iGo Nav app that comes with it was a lot better than I anticipated. When I don’t have the hotspot on, it’s definitely sufficient. I prefer Google Maps (when you first open, scroll down to accept terms, it took me a minute to figure that out). Finally, you can do a real map research, this is so much better than my Infinity Nav System.

  • OBDII

I bought a cheap OBDII Scan Tool and set it up through Bluetooth (PIN 1234), downloaded Torque, and it runs great. Still haven’t had time to set it all up yet, but it’s very cool for $15 for tool and app.

  • Pandora

I downloaded Pandora and it works great. It’s much quieter than the radio, so the radio was loud when I switched back. There are setting to change volume settings for the different modes to fix that.

  • Steering Wheel Control

I used the Axxess programmer to set up the steering wheel buttons (brown wires to “key” 1&2 brown wires). Got instructions from the AXXESS website for my vehicle and it was fairly easy to program. I like that you have many options to program buttons to something else. I used my “MODE” button for “HOME”. That way if I want to open an app while driving, I hit MODE (HOME) and I have the apps I use driving on the HOME screen, so I just need to glance down onece and push it. Otherwise, you have to look over, hit HOME button, scroll to find the app, and then push it. I got the 6.95″ Android 4.4 head unitbecause I have volume buttons on my steering wheel control. Otherwise I probably would have gone with the unit with a volume knob. There are volume buttons, but you’d almost have to look down every time to use them.

  • In Conclusion

This radio may not have everything you’d dream of and may not be set up exactly the way you want, but it’s SOOOO much better than any of the mainstream radios out there. If you’re like me and have priced the mainstream radios with Nav from $800-$1000, you’ll think there’s no way this is good quality for under $400. I don’t know if it’s Bose quality, but it’s damn good.

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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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