What do you want to know about wireless Android Auto Adapters? – Motorola MA1, AAWireless, Carsifi

Wireless Android Auto is incredibly convenient, but it’s still relatively rare to find the feature built into your vehicle. But a simple Android Android Auto Adapter makes it incredibly easy to add functionality – what do you still want to know about them?

What is a Wireless Android Auto Adapter?

Android Auto is typically used in wired form with a cable that connects your car to your phone. That connection slowly charges your phone while transferring data to the car to project Android Auto on the infotainment display. Wired Android Auto has become commonplace in pretty much every new vehicle, but its wireless counterpart is not.

As such, there has been a trend to offer adapters that can take over a car’s USB port and connect to your phone wirelessly. This was originally done in unofficial ways, but Google has actually officially licensed at least one product to support the functionality.

Motorola MA1, AAWireless, Carsifi – What’s the Difference?

There are currently three adapters that can add Android Android Auto to your car. The first to be released was AAW Wireless, which was developed by a small team and was brought to market on the basis of crowdfunding. The simple adapter has a detachable cable that connects to your car and projects Android Auto wireless to your car. It has an accompanying app that can provide firmware updates, assist with pairing, and make more advanced experience adjustments if you choose to do so. AAWireless is jack-of-all-trades in this comparison offers a simple setup and more under the hood.

AAWireless costs $ 85 and is still shipped through Indiegogo, usually with a one month waiting period depending on the region.

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AAW Wireless

That Motorola MA1, meanwhile, is the only product officially licensed to provide Android Auto Wireless for vehicles. It has a built-in USB-A connection and works without apps. Just pair over Bluetooth and the rest is handled as if you were connected to the car. The product’s focus is simplicitya goal it certainly reaches.

MA1 has been incredibly popular with customers, and it has led to the $ 90 wireless Android Auto dongle being completely sold out at Amazon and Target for weeks. You can try your luck with warnings, but this is a difficult device to get your hands on.

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Motorola MA1

There is also another wireless Android Auto adapter that was born out of crowdfunding, Carsifi. This dongle is similar to AAWireless in that it has a companion app for advanced features and updates, but has an eye-catching feature in a quick switch button which allows you to easily switch the phone that the dongle connects to.

We’ve been using Carsifi a bit at this point, with a review on the way, but the $ 90 dongle seems like a solid option so far. It can be purchased through Indiegogo, typically shipping within a month.

carsifi wireless android auto adapter

Frequently asked questions about Android Android Auto Adapter

– Will these adapters add Android Auto to my car?

One of the biggest questions we often see about Android Android Auto Adapters is whether they will add Android Auto to a vehicle that did not already have it.

The answer to that is unfortunately no. Your car must have the wired version of Android Auto, whether officially through the built-in infotainment system or through a main unit, to activate the connection wirelessly. These adapters only get rid of the cable requirement.

What else do you want to know about wireless Android Auto dongles?

Since we all three currently have Android Android Auto dongles on hand, we would like to know if there is anything you want to know about these products. Although we unfortunately cannot test these with a wide range of vehicles, we can answer any other questions you may have about how these work that may best suit your use situation, or anything else you may have in mind.

Drop a comment below and we will do our best to answer your questions in the next few days! We will also update this article with a few frequently asked questions soon.

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