Summary: The Blaupunkt Cupertino 220 is a really good looking receiver especially if you are looking to use in a classic car and desire to not distract the look and feel of the automobile. I decided this would be the motivation for purchasing the unit for my classic Mercedes Benz and it not only meet my expectations it actually exceeded them.
Pros: Great minimalist looks, reasonable sound quality, ipod connectivity, usb connectivity, easy installation. Removable faceplate is a great theft deterrent when installed in a convertible vehicle such as mine.
Cons: Wiring improperly labeled by the manufacturer. + and - speaker wires were labeled in reverse fortunately i knew how to properly wire otherwise the outcome may not have been so good. Blaupunkt needs to do something about their quality control department.
Summary: Bought the Blaupunkt Cupertino from Crutchfield to put in my commuter Beetle. I started with stock speakers but since uprated those to Pioneer 3 ways in front and Infinity reference speakers in the rear. The deck is good looking, with simple, straight forward controls, installation was easy and professional looking (thanks to Crutchfield), and it didn't even require a wiring harness because I was plugging it into a VW.
Summary: This is the first aftermarket headunit I have installed and so far I am very impressed. This head unit brought out the quality of my stock speakers and allowed me to use my phone or ipod to play better quality music. The only problem I have had with the new unit is that it does not always read my phone or ipod through the USB cable. It will keep attempting to read it but be unsuccessful.
Pros: Clean simple look, great sound quality, easy to use remote, simple to install, charges phone and ipod, when it doesnt read the device you can still use the usb to charge it while using aux for audio.
Cons: Does not always read devices through usb cord, the face is not very bright and can be difficult to see during the day when it is bright outside.
Summary: Good for VWs no wire harness required, factory harness plugs right into the unit. Good power and pretty good sound, not a lot of adjustments for sound, just bass and treble, no mid setting. Matches dash lights perfect. I have a 2000 passat.
Pros: Matches VW dash lights, good power. Easy install in 2000 passat, took less than 15 min.
Summary: I didn't want a bunch of crazy disco lights and obnoxious visuals so I chose this deck because of its understated elegant look. It's very streamlined and generally pretty good. I have an 86 BMW so I wanted to stick with German manufacturing and this deck was re commended specifically for my car.
Pros: Elegant, mellow streamlined display
Cons: No Bluetooth & doesn't answer phone calls even when plugged in via USB even though there is an answer phone call button on the remote.
Summary: We purchased this unit to install in a customer's VW camper van, replacing a broken Pioneer unit. The customer's primary concern was "Will it work with my iPod?" The Cupertino 220 certainly does that, using the factory iPod cable to connect and control the iPod. Sound quality is O.K.; for its price point, I doubt you're going to find anything better. The unit blends well with the early 90's VW dash we put it in, but it would probably look good in most cars.
Pros: Value, full feature set, not garish or fiddly-looking.
Cons: Slight learning curve to work all the features.
Summary: Installation, as always with Crutchfield, was easy and all the parts, as always, were thankfully included. This radio is a quality product you'd expect from Blaupunkt. Not only does it look elegant but it's 'reserved elegance' that screams class instead of tons of lights and goofy displays, it remains totally minimal and cool. The sound is as good as the speakers in your vehicle.
Pros: Great look, great sound, detachable face, remote control, easy to install, solid quality.
Cons: Because it's a Blaupunkt you expect lots of quality stuff. You get it. Only there are so many features it takes awhile to comprehend all of them. SUGGESTION: Do NOT try and 'learn' this unit while driving. Mess with it in the safety of your garage or driveway until you can utilize all the features without thinking about it instead of the road. Us other drivers thank you for that.
Great specification, but such poor quality assurance
L. D. Coombs "Leroy Boyce", Amazon
6 August 2013
Summary: I've tried to buy this product from two different sources as it is exactly what I am looking for. It has every feature I need. However, the first one's USB port didn't work properly and kept turning off and on whenever it liked. I returned that and have just received a new one, from another firm, and the menu options do not work.
Summary: The Cupertino is excellent value. The sound from a USB stick is good, as it is from an iPod, but what stands out is the ease of controlling your playlists etc., with clever optional use of the main control knob. Downside: it won't charge or recognise music on my iPad mini although this does take the same charge as an iPhone, so one star off for bad behaviour.