But AAWireless didn’t actually graduate from Indiegogo and begin selling the gadget on its own website until just last month. Customers now have a different choice. Although it’s crucial to keep in mind that this currently only applies to the US, the adapter costs the same $89 on Amazon as it does from the manufacturer’s website. The AAWireless team informs us that once certifications are in place, Europe will be the next region in line, and that Canada and Australia will also experience Amazon sales later this year.
Thanks to the growth of aftermarket adapters, wireless Android Auto has swiftly become a reality for many people, but some of them are still extremely challenging to find. AAWireless, the first wireless Android Auto adapter, is now available on Amazon. 2020 saw the debut of AAWireless, a crowdfunded initiative that promised to make wireless Android Auto available in any vehicle that previously supported the cable version. Because it hadn’t been completed at the time, it was an ambitious promise. However, the project’s minor sponsor succeeded in completing it, and shipping of units began in early 2021.
Of course, you’re buying the same dongle from Amazon as you would from AAWireless’ own website, or Indiegogo before that. The simple dongle pairs to your phone and plugs into your car to facilitate a wireless connection for Android Auto, something that’s relatively rare in most vehicles. The dongle also features an app that gives users a bit more control over the experience, and the tools needed to make tweaks if there are compatibility issues.
Android Auto is an extension of the Android platform which is highly optimized for use in a moving vehicle. The system is designed to cut down on the number of interactions you’ll have with your smartphone so you can keep your eyes on the road.
AAWireless isn’t the only dongle to offer this. Google put its weight behind the Motorola MA1, a simple plug-and-play dongle that costs the same $89, but is remarkably hard to find in stock. Carsifi, which also recently started selling outside of Indiegogo, is another option that stands out thanks to its “Magic Button” that can switch between devices on the fly. If AAWireless goes out of stock on Amazon, which is likely, the team behind the adapter tells us there is “plenty” of stock available through direct channels. Shipping on Amazon currently takes around five days, but that should change in time.
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