A lot of cable, connectivity is confusing
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
So I have this App radio and an iPhone 5s, so in order to Run the app mode I need the proper cables to connect. This kit contains everything you could possibly need, however, the instructions that came with the kit are misleading. In order to do the app mode I really only needed the HDMI cable and the adapter to go from HDMI to the Apple lightning connector. The instructions show both the HDMI and USB hooked up at the same time, BUT, my app radio does not recognize my phone when connected through the HDMI/Lightning adapter, that connection only works when you plug the USB sync cord directly in to the phone/radio without going through any adapters. Oh by the way, the instructions that came with the radio are not much help either as they also show both cables connected at the same time. All in all a bit disappointing but at the end of the day it all works, well kinda. It's very possible that I'm just not understanding how this is supposed to work, but this is where clear directions and explanations would come in handy.
Pros: I can now use my App mode with apps like Mapquest that I have on my phone
Cons: Confusing/unclear instructions/directions Only really needed the HDMI cable and the Apple HDMI adapter instead of this expensive kit.