^^ Installed a Joying JY-NQ128 Android
head unit... ::grin::
^^ This unit has the volume knob at the top... ::smile:: Some units do not have a volume knob :surprise:, or have the volume knob lower down. As you can see from the pic the lower part of the dash frame is recessed slightly more than the top portion. The volume knob is small and I think easier to get at when it is on the top.
** Click on the attached thumbnail below. Click on that pic. Click again on the pic and you get the big pic. You will see what I mean about the dash indent.
I've decided (must be careful with this) most of the 7" 1024 pixel units are actually the same unit except perhaps for the location of the volume knob or lack of one. Also the goodies they send with the unit vary by part number. For example one part # comes with an OBD2 dongle instead of the backup camera. Same base unit I'm sure.
The Joying JY-NQ128
head unit comes with:
1. Navigation (you have to request it and they send you a link for the software and map data)
2. An empty 8GB Map Card (SD), for the above or whatever
3. A backup camera (included wire is a bit short
so I'm working on extending it)
4. A magnetic GPS antenna (stuck it to the top of the unit, -works perfect)
5. A USB stick (8GB)
6. An external mike
7. and a plug&play wiring harness << nothing easier than this.
Cost from joying.com was $278.07 US with the 'coupon code' from their website. Shipping was free and fantastic. Arrived in 4 days from China to Canada.
I better update this as someone messaged me on how to get the same discount. I purchased on March 29th and their discount was what they called 'April fools' discount at 15%. Today, April 8, they are advertising a "Mother's Day" discount at 5%. Not quite as good as the april fools one.
Their main page shows the current offer and the code...
I'm Canadian and the exchange rate is horrible now. Paypal charged me $374.70 CAD after the exchange rate stuff was done. Still I could buy a kentwood for $1500 here and they wanted $700 to install for a whopping $2200 CAD.
The unit fits perfect in my 2013 'S'. No trim plate required. I just used the brackets from the factory (standard double din) radio and... perfection. :surprise: ::smile::
The Backup Camera Wire I took through an existing hole in the firewall (drivers side). I picked up a small package of various sized grommets at Home Depot so the wire would not be damaged.
If I was to install another one today she would be fired up showing that Nissan Logo in about 1 hour and 10 minutes. My dash has 'one
' screw center and then she pulls back showing 4 screws holding the original radio on the firewall. <- Just easy.
install took me about 6 hrs. and 2 beer... or maybe another one ::grin::. I do fool around a lot and do far too much thinking on projects I do. I enjoy this type of stuff tho.
The SD card...
Careful with this guy. Once you have the Nav program and Map data installed on it...
You have to hold the door open as far as it goes and make sure you insert it perfectly straight. A little at an angle (to the right as your giant thumb gets in the way) and I actually think it will fall into the unit as the receptacle is a bit back and the card can miss and go to the side if not straight.
^^ I used my mini tweezers to start the card then a tiny screwdriver on edge to push against the springy stuff and set the card.
Had an old 1GB SD card kicking around. Put a tune on it and installed it in the 2nd slot to check out the music program. This is good stuff.
The USB ports...
For the USB ports (2 of them) I'm going to try and install them in this thingy...
It apparently snaps into one of the switch blanks. It's for charging but I'm going to try and hack it.
In the pic you also see the external mic taking up one of the switch positions. Works fine there I'm told.
Just got that working last night (04/19/16). I like it and it seems pretty good for a $20 device (can be ordered on the joying website as an extra). I think it's a 720p. Pic looks good. I actually think it is the 'Esky EC170-06' camera here...
Esky EC170-06 Waterproof Car Rear View Backup Camera
^^ Looks identical in any case and ESKY says it's the smallest camera around. Well somebody does. Available on Amazon for around the same price as above.
It just does not get any better in my book. A pic for your viewing pleasure...