You NEED this groovy gizmo if you have a car with a factory WIRED Android Auto system. Put simply, you plug this little into your car's USB port, to convert almost any factory Android Auto system into a wireless one! Set up and connectivity is via Bluetooth, which means getting underway is super quick! Once paired, your phone will simply reconnect every time you go for a drive, so your phone can stay in your pocket or handbag - a life saver! :-)
Oh to be stuck with a WIRED Android Auto car... well that was me until recently! :-)
That right, in early 2022 I was the proud owner of a new car, and although I loved that it featured support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it was only supported via a wired connection. But for the amazing features of pairing my Samsung phone to my car, I would get in the habit of plugging in my phone EVERY drive... that was, until the USB-C socket on my phone stopped working :-(
Fortunately, I am the Cable Chick, and so I set out to become a 'Wireless Chick'... which lead me exactly to this point...
Being the Cable Chick you'd think I'd be all-in on cables. Well I can tell you that cables always make sense when they allow you to have a seamless technological experience (like when plugging your PS5 into your 4K TV). You plug it in and get the best possible experience, if it was possible to do this wirelessly it wouldn't quite be as good an experience.
Android Auto however, isn't quite the perfect user experience as yet. Unless you have one of the very few cars on the market which has both wireless charging AND wireless Android Auto you're still stuck using a cable.
Enter our Wireless Android Auto adapter. Simply plug in this compact adapter to the USB data port in your car (the same port you'd use for Android Auto) and instantly convert your car to a wireless Android Auto car. No need for setup, as long as you have your phone with you it will instantly pair with your car the moment you start it up, just without the annoying cable plugging in bits.
If you car also has a wireless charging mat you don't even need to worry about charging the phone, how nice would that be?
To Wire, or not to Wire? That is the question...
I've personally used one of these in my car for the past 3 months and I have to say that I love what it's brought to my daily commuting life... however that's not to say connecting wirelessly isn't without the occasional hicup. As with almost every wireless connection I've ever used, a wireless conenction is never as rock-solid as a wired one. Just like streaming with my iPad via Apple AirPlay at home, or playing music to my Sonos speaker, things don't always work flawlessly every time.
My experience with these Wireless Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay) adapters is no different. I make 3-5 trips in my car every day, and I do expereince some small connection issues from time to time. However they are usualy anything form a <1 sec pause in the audio playback, to the bluetooth pairing dropping out - in which it usually reconnects automatically in 5-10 seconds time. For me however, the benefits of having this wireless adapter far outweighs the downsides, as I love just hopping in my car and being connected a few moments later with all the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto features, including Voice Control, at my fingertips! Just keep in mind if you are expecting the 100% stability of a cabled connection, then any wireless alternative my not meet your expectations.
Wireless Android Auto Adapter Compatibility
Compatibility has been confirmed with most cars featuring FACTORY Android Auto (Wired) systems including Toyota, Mazda, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Porsche, Skoda, Cupra, Volkswagen, Maserati, Chevrolet, Genesis, Citroen, Seat, Subaru, Haval, MG, Suzuki, Mitsibishi, Lamborghini, Infinity, Land Rover, Jeep, Nissan, Bentley, Honda, Jaguar and more! Please note that this adapter may not be compatible with some BMW cars, and is not tested with any aftermarket wired Android Auto headunits.