Although support for Google’s in-car platform is still relatively limited, wireless Android Auto increases convenience. The first dongle made its debut on the market last year to make it simple to add support for the feature to pre-existing cars, and now another is debuting with Carsifi, a Wireless Android Auto adapter.
Right now AAWireless, a dongle with the same purpose that debuted last year, and on Kickstarter are virtually the same product. This most recent model, like that one, plugs into your car and uses wireless input from your phone to show Android Auto on the screen. Although it does not install Android Auto in vehicles that do not already have it, it does eliminate the need to constantly plug your phone in.
The hardware looks to be where Carsifi and AAWireless diverge most. The Carsifi Android Auto dongle has a somewhat smaller footprint and comes with a Magic Button and LED status light. The greatest distinction between the two items is a button that allows consumers to choose between two different cellphones to use Android Auto with. Additionally, Carsifi claims to support older versions of Android, including 6, 7, and 8 in an experimental mode.
According to the appearance of the demos and the opinions of the owners, the fundamental functioning and pairing procedure will be very similar to AAWireless. We experienced that product firsthand while it was in an early release last year.
Those enhancements are undoubtedly rather intriguing, but it’s important to keep in mind that the project is just just getting started. Deliveries are expected to begin in November, according to Carsifi, which has already raised nearly twice as much money on Kickstarter as its initial $10,000 funding target.
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