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The Hybrid Driver's Companion, Veepeak BLE+ and

Unlock real-time data for your hybrid with Veepeak's OBD2 adapters. Dive into reliable diagnostics without breaking the bank. Your hybrid journey, elevated


When you're driving a hybrid, like my Lexus CT200h or my Toyota Prius, it's a blend of art and technology. Much like the harmonious integration of gasoline and electric systems in these cars, I, as a DIY aficionado and technician, sought to blend my skill with the best tools. My mission? To arm the hybrid community with the knowledge and tools they need to keep their cars humming smoothly.

Recently, I took a leap and installed an Android-based stereo unit in my car, a fascinating piece of kit that lets me run third-party apps like Dr. Prius and Torque Pro directly from my dashboard. Imagine driving down the highway and having real-time data flowing in, pointing out potential hitches, or just letting you marvel at the beauty of hybrid technology. However, I needed a reliable Android-based Bluetooth adapter to make this possible. 

Android based head unit for Dr. Prius CT200h Toyota

Enter Veepeak. On a recommendation from the good folks at Dr. Prius, I picked up the Veepeak VP11, explicitly designed for Android. At a budget-friendly $15, it did wonders. But I'm a man of versatility, and since my phone's allegiance lies with the Apple orchard, I needed a tool that spoke both languages: Android and iOS. Veepeak, once again, had the answer in the form of the BLE+, priced at $41. With dual OS compatibility, it was like having a Swiss Army knife in the world of OBD2 connectors.

I've seen my fair share of "clones" out there, masquerading as genuine products. Despite boasting a dual-layer ELM327 circuit board, some need to improve performance and functionality. They either give spotty data, inconsistent connections or sometimes need to be revised. And while they might resemble reputable products, it's like comparing fool's gold to the real deal.

Android CT200h Torque Real Time

But Veepeak? Their products stand out. Not just because they're designed well but because they deliver on their promises. It's not just about connecting; it's about providing accurate, real-time data you can trust.

So, to my fellow hybrid drivers and tech enthusiasts: If you've been on the fence, wondering if you should dive into the world of OBD2 adapters, let me give you a nudge. With Veepeak, you're not just buying a product but investing in peace of mind. It's not about splurging on fancy, overpriced gadgets. It's about intelligent, affordable choices that truly make a difference. In the world of OBD2 connectors, Veepeak is not just another face in the crowd. They are the trusted friend who's got your back.

In conclusion, sometimes, the best things in life don't break the bank. 

Thank you for embarking on this journey with us. Together, let's continue exploring, discovering, and unlocking new horizons. You can stay tuned for more captivating content to fuel your curiosity and inspire your imagination.

We appreciate your readership and look forward to you joining us on our next adventure. Until then, keep dreaming, reading, and coming back for more!

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Peter Neilson is an automotive consultant specializing in electric cars and hybrid battery technologies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Automotive Service Technology from Weber State University. Peter can be reached on Linkedin and you can tweet him at The_hybrid_guy on Twitter. Find his page on Facebook at Certified Auto Consulting. Read more of Peter's stories at Toyota news coverage on Torque News. Search Toyota Prius Torque News for more in-depth Prius coverage from our reporter.