Add Wireless CarPlay to Your Vehicle With Alpine's New 11-Inch Screen That Hovers Over the Dashboard

For those interested in adding wireless CarPlay to their vehicle on an aftermarket basis, Alpine today introduced its next-generation Halo receiver with an 11-inch capacitive touchscreen that hovers over the dashboard. Despite having such a large screen, the receiver has a single-DIN chassis, allowing it to be installed in a wide range of vehicles.

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Alpine's previous Halo receiver was limited to wired CarPlay, but the new iLX-F511 model includes support for both wired and wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a higher-resolution 1280x720 display and high-resolution audio playback. The new receiver is also compatible with SiriusXM 360L, which offers both satellite radio and on-demand audio.

The screen can be tilted at four pre-set angles to better match the tilt and height of the dashboard, and other features of the receiver include hands-free Bluetooth phone calls outside of CarPlay, one HDMI input and output, one AUX input, two USB-A ports, rearview camera compatibility, iDatalink Maestro support, and more.

Alpine said the iLX-F511 will ship in February 2022 for a suggested price of $1,199.95 in the United States, and a smaller 9-inch iLX-F509 model will also be available for a suggested price of $999.95. Both units will be available at select car audio retailers.

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Top Rated Comments

BabyBoii Avatar
2 weeks ago
It blows my mind that I can buy a 4K 50” TV for 300 bucks but an 11” 720p screen for a car is $1200…
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BabyBoii Avatar
2 weeks ago
And someone should invent a way to use an iPad for CarPlay. For $1200 you could have a freaking 12” M1 iPad in your car.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mick-Mac Avatar
2 weeks ago
I'd rather spend half the money on an appropriately sized iPad dedicated for the car, with the audio all going over BlueTooth or into an AUX input. What I do like about Carplay is that it's shining a light on the 24-carat dogcrap infotainment GUIs that just about every single car manufacturer has.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
2 weeks ago

And someone should invent a way to use an iPad for CarPlay. For $1200 you could have a freaking 12” M1 iPad in your car.
Eh, I don't have an M1 iPad, but I've got the next best thing.



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Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
02-serious-stent Avatar
2 weeks ago
Added wireless CarPlay with a chincy USB adapter from Amazon. Actually works great 99% of the time. ??‍♂️

It’s 2022. I don’t understand the target market of aftermarket entertainment units especially with manufacturers being required to include screens and backup cameras due to new regulations from 2018.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
2 weeks ago

It’s 2022. I don’t understand the target market of aftermarket entertainment units especially with manufacturers being required to include screens due to (upcoming) reverse camera requirements.
That’s because there really isn’t a ‘target demographic’ for $1200 units. I’m not chastising the functionality of what Alpine is offering, but are average consumers really spending this type of money on a 2014 Subaru for example? I doubt it. They probably would rather just trade in/upgrade to a vehicle that actually offers built-in CarPlay when that time happens. If you think about the cost of this unit and what it cost to have installed, that’s a pretty hefty investment, which if I were to buy something like this, I would be thinking logically, how long does one plan on keeping their vehicle?
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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