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LAUNCH CRP123E Review – Worth The Money?

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Review of: LAUNCH CRP123E

Product Type: Handheld Unit

Reviewed by: Alex Meyer

Quality of Build

Value For Money

EASE OF USE

What We Like

  • Easy to use
  • Durable
  • Touch screen
  • Great scanner for the price

What We Don't Like

  • Hard to connect to certain vehicles
  • Be careful of unauthorized sellers

If you want a user-friendly tool that helps identify your vehicle issues, this is the tool you want to have. You can spend less time searching for the problem part and focus on fixing the issue. Save yourself time and money with this easy-to-use device. It is great for both professionals and DIY users. 

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LOOK AND FEEL

This scanner is a little bigger than the size of a hand and is easy to grip. It is a little over two pounds in weight and is aesthetically pleasing with its red border and large touch screen. 

The device is sturdy and is covered with a durable plastic to protect it from everyday wear and tear.

It has a tablet-like look due to its lack of buttons and five-inch color touch screen. 

The high definition touch screen is clear and delivers great visibility. It allows for easy navigation through the scanner system.

The CRP123E uses Android systems and is easy to use even if you are not familiar with Android. 

CONNECTIVITY 

The scanner comes with a cable that connects to the car and also has wifi capabilities.

The wifi connection is great for easy one-click updates and does not need to be connected to wifi throughout use to work. 

Wifi connection also allows for easy google searches, printing reports and the sending of data through email.

FUNCTIONALITY

The CRP123E can check four systems; the engine, auto transmission, airbag and anti-lock braking systems. It can read and clear fault codes. 

The device also has a 4,000 mah battery. It is a portable battery that can be recharged and charged when the car is on.

The scanner can collect, record, freeze frame and store your vehicle’s data. The information can be sent through email. 

This is a great tool to use to quickly and efficiently diagnose a problem. Connect it to your vehicle and easily select what you want it to do with its easy to navigate touch screen system.

The device can be used in a variety of languages including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian and more.

A history function is also available. It provides you with direct access to vehicle information that was previously tested. You can resume your testing from the last operation.

The CRP123E has real-time battery voltage graphing. It shows the battery’s current voltage to help you determine whether it needs to be replaced or not. 

You can choose to show four live data streams on the screen. Record and playback the data stream for review. 

This device is compatible with a wide range of models. There are more than 100,000 American, European and Asian vehicles supported. The scanner can auto identify the VIN for the majority of models. For some models, the VIN can be searched or input manually.

BENEFITS

The large color touch screen helps you see all the data clearly. The touch screen capabilities and home screen make navigating through the system easy and painless. It is easy even for new users. 

The wifi functionality provides additional support. You can easily do google searches for more information. One-click updates are also beneficial as you are able to stay up to date without having to go through the hassle of connecting the device to a computer. 

Take advantage of the data stream and real-time battery voltage functionalities on top of the diagnostic reports. 

The device’s ability to record, store, freeze frame and send data allows for great communication and easy data collection. The history function also makes it easy for you to go back to any previous tests. 

The device is a comfortable size and is built to be sturdy and durable for everyday wear and tear. 

CONS

The device, once connected to your vehicle is easy to use. However, for some older vehicles, it may be hard to connect. The cable may need to be shimmied into the port to connect.  

With any popular devices, you will have to be careful of unauthorized sellers. Make sure you are purchasing from a reputable seller. 

The scanner is easy to use and has many great features, making it a great device for the price. However, if you are looking for a basic scanner, you may want to find yourself another device.

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Conclusion

This scanner is a great device to have in your tool box. It is comfortable, user friendly and durable. 

Once the device is connected to your vehicle, you can have it read and clear fault codes or go more in depth and collect more detailed information.

It has many features but is still easy to use, making it perfect for both professionals and DIY users.

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