The Motorola MA1 was announced at CES 2022 and quickly sold out on Amazon and other retailers. This Motorola branded Android Auto wireless adapter is now available again on Amazon.
update 24.07: The Motorola MA1 is back in stock at Amazon (sold by Motorola Voice) after over a month. Delivery is expected next week if you buy today.
It comes as similarly priced AAWireless is now also available on Amazon. Starting today, delivery will be later in the week than the Motorola branded dongle.
Update 06/21: The availability lasted only one day again.
Update 06/20: One week after it was sold out, the Motorola MA1 is available again from Amazon. It will continue to be sold by Motorola Voice and shipped by Amazon, although the earliest delivery date is now July 5th (in the US) rather than just a few days.
update 13.06: The Motorola MA1 is out of stock again from Motorola Voice on Amazon.
Original 6/12: After the $89.95 Motorola MA1 went on pre-order in mid-January, this Chromecast-like dongle began shipping to customers by the end of the month. It quickly sold out from the official seller, and anyone who wanted this device had to resort to third-party suppliers, who often sold it at a premium.
From Sunday evening, the Motorola MA1 will be back in stock at Amazon from “Motorola Voice” – the manufacturer. It will be shipped by Amazon and will arrive via Prime delivery as early as next week.
It’s still not on sale today at Best Buy or Target. Hopefully this marks the start of consistent availability to buy the Android Auto wireless dongle and the end of the price gouging.
Compared to a handful of third-party offerings touting this branded gadget, Motorola Sound says it “licenses technology from Google that makes it easy for users to connect wirelessly to existing USB-enabled Android Auto vehicles.” associate”.
As we explained in our review:
Of course, it’s important to remember that this isn’t the Motorola you’re thinking of, but rather a sub-brand called “Motorola Sound”. This product in particular is actually manufactured by SGW Global which licenses the branding.
A non-detachable USB-A cable protrudes from the black puck. After connecting to a car, pair your Android device and no longer need to connect your phone to use Car on your infotainment system. It’s aimed at older vehicles that don’t offer wireless Android Auto natively.
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