1. MK1.7 Electronics.
The MK1.7 Electronics are for users who are looking for a simple plug and play solution for their vehicles.
The MK1.7 Electronics comes with a 2 channel 100 watt amplifier. It also has the MK1 Companion kit built in. These electronics do not come with hands free calling, Bluetooth, radio, or an equalizer to fine tune your sound. There are ways around this buy purchasing Bluetooth dongles with a mic for hands free calling or downloading apps from the Google Play Store for radio and audio tunning.
2. MK2 Electronics by Kenwood:
The MK2 Electronics by Kenwood is a single din Plug-and-Play head unit that gets tucked behind your Brainiac plastics for great audio, tablet charging and multiple Bluetooth device support. You control the MK2 Electronics by Kenwood from your tablet via the Kenwood Remote App. The MK2 Electronics does not come with the MK1 Companion.
The MK1 Companion Kit completes your MK2 Electronics by giving you the ability of using any USB accessories and keeping your tablet charged all at the same time. Unfortunately a tablet won't let you charge and use any USB accessories at the same time. This is when the MK1 companion kit comes to play. You can connect many different accessories like Apple CarPlay/Android Auto dongles, USB android reverse camera or simply plug in a USB drive to watch movies or listen to music.
The MK1 Companion kit is for owners who already have their own electronics (such as the MK2 Electronics) and would like to use additional USB accessories such as The CarLinkIt dongle for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto or using The EasyCap dongle to connect any Cameras.
NOTE: The Companion kit is not an amplifier and therefore will not power your speakers.
07-08 G35 Sedans use the G37 style dashboard.
Climate Control for the G35 currently not available. It will be offered as an upgrade once it's ready.
Kits are manufactured on-demand. Workshop 12 manufactures some components in-house and also outsources printing of the driver exposed plastics to Shapeways. Shapeways typically has a 3-4 week turn around time from when an order is placed until the plastics are ready to be returned to Workshop 12.
The MK2 05-08 G35 kit includes everything you need to securely hold one of the following tablets in your dashboard for a sleek OEM like look:
- Samsung Galaxy S6 Lite 10.4" (2020/2022 Model P610,P615 / P613, P619)
- Lenovo Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (2019 models T510, T515, T517)
What's in the box:
- 1 X Front magnetic tablet surround
- 1 X Tablet cradle and support structure to hold your tablet securely in place
- Assembly Screws
- Zipties for Cables
- Climate Control is not yet supported. Once Climate Control is ready it will be available as an extra purchase
Plastics kit does not include stereo electronics.
Surfaces are unfinished and require sanding to prep for painting.
- Tablet is not included
We've been listening to lots of feedback since our MK1 line of products and have now produced an updated design for new vehicles. MK2 provides additional design updates complete with a sturdy magnetic face plate that allows for easy access to the tablet installed in your dashboard.
We've pulled together a video to show the step-by-step process of installing the MK2 Brainiac plastics into your 05-08 G35 Coupe which is no more difficult than performing a aftermarket stereo installation.
The Brainiac MK2 plastics for the 05-08 Infiniti G35 have been designed to securely hold either a Samsung Galaxy Tab 6 Lite, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" (T510/T515/T517) or a Lenovo Tab M10 HD (2nd Gen) tablet in your dashboard creating a sleek factory integrated look.
This tablet is not included in the kit.
Plastics are manufactured in a durable supportsuport material and exposed surfaces are printed in Nylon which is Heatproof to 163C/325F. Surfaces are unfinished and require sanding to prep for painting.