Some locksmiths are interested in buying Key tool Plus pad with all the solderless adapters as it’s supposed to be be vvdi, vvdi2 and vvdi mb all rolled into one. And there are already more and more locksmiths have one and confirm it’s a decent all-in-one devices and better and better.
Prefer VVDI Key Tool Plus to autel im608:
I have had the key tool plus since it came out, or close to it. It is not as good as my im608 (talking key functions only not diag stuff) but I can tell you that just in the short period of time of owning it I see great potential in VVDI Key Tool Plus machine. They have been doing a lot of updates, as long as they keep it up it will be where they claim it to be.
I can tell that I do sell a good amount of xhorse keys so for me to be able to use 1 machine to generate a key, and program a key all with 1 machine at 1 time is pretty cool. I love VW MQB, the xhorse mqb remotes work awesome, vag helper does what it does on any other machine.
Each of the different vvdi tools work good for what each one is designed to do. It was only a matter of time before xhorse moved to a tablet based machine instead of PC based, pretty much everyone else already has a tablet our. Bottom line is xhorse moving away from separate tools to a single tool is better for us locksmiths because instead of xhorse spending time on 5 or 6 core tools to keep them current they can put all there resources into 1 tool.
Prefer VVDI Key Tool Plus to xtool autopropad g2 turbo:
Look at xtools new autopropad g2 turbo, it’s added alot of eeprom stuff, so it’s a very good tool to compare the key tool plus against. And it’s priced at 3200 (last time I looked) and key tool plus can be bought for 2300 right now. So key tool plus is about 1k less.
I know alot of people talk crap about xhorse, but when it comes down to it xhorse is pretty darn good with European stuff, I love my autel im608 , but the 1 thing that was the deciding factor for me to buy it was I can’t think of a better tool for European to go along with the autel for when autel has slow servers,
I never bought the key tool plus thinking it was going to be my go to tool. My im608 subscription was up so instead of getting a subscription I put that money towards the key tool plus, I figured whatever online calculation stuff I can’t do with the autel I will be able to do with the key tool plus. I have only had 1 car where it wanted a active subscription. And it was on a ford add key, wouldn’t let me add a key. But it would let me do akl? I have no idea either. And I have done several VW. Yes they were all paid per use ones thou.
Love VVDI Key Tool Plus because of cloud server for .bin uploads
Another cool feature that xhorse provides is the use of their cloud server for .bin uploads. So if I wanted to read a chip using the VVDI mini prog pen I could upload it and then write keys using another xhorse device that’s connected to the cloud.
VVDI Key Tool Plus Shortcoming:
the EIS adaptors don’t work with the KTP. Allegedly they’re developing a cable for the KTP to enable use, but for now those cradles only work with the vvdi prog.
*** More adapters will be updated.
Thanks to @ Scott Ford for his nice sharing.
More will be updating…