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#275753 7-Sep-2020 19:12
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Hi,

 

 

 

if anyone is interested,

 

 

 

https://www.xda-developers.com/aawireless-dongle-enable-wireless-android-auto-wired-head-units/

 

 

 

a xda dev has started an indegogo campaign to sell a box that augments AA Wireless, it boots up via usb, connects to phone over bluetooth and then handshakes with the phone over wifi direct to initiate a wireless AA session.

 

 

 

ive backed it, your thoughts?

 

 

 

steve.





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shk292
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  #2559834 7-Sep-2020 19:19
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Looks interesting but the boot time seems quite slow.  And, personally I don't have much problem just plugging the phone in anyway, it takes me about an extra second as I put the phone in the centre console cup holder where it lives in the car.  That way I also know that it will be at least partly charged when I finish driving, unlike with a wireless device you could end up at your destination with a flat battery


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  #2559845 7-Sep-2020 19:50
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But the car does not fast charge your device. Also if you wanted to use a wireless charger in your car you can't.

So id prefer to fast charge. Or wireless charge.




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  #2559849 7-Sep-2020 19:58
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sdavisnz: But the car does not fast charge your device. Also if you wanted to use a wireless charger in your car you can't.

So id prefer to fast charge. Or wireless charge.

 

I actually prefer to avoid fast charging, due to the effect on the battery of doing this. I find that the slow charge for 50 min twice per day is a useful top up. Just shows how preferences vary!

 

I guess the advantage of this device is you can leave the phone in your pocket/bag/whatever and it just works


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  #2559925 7-Sep-2020 20:55
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Units like this that do the same thing for Apple CarPlay have been around for some time. They have been discussed here on GZ from time to time.

 

The comments made above by @shk292 (re boot times, charging etc) also apply very much the same to the CarPlay units.





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  #2559945 7-Sep-2020 21:06
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eracode:

Units like this that do the same thing for Apple CarPlay have been around for some time. They have been discussed here on GZ from time to time.


The comments made above by @shk292 re boot times etc also apply very much the same to the CarPlay units.



With due respect, this is the first product for AA, i thought it was worth a mention.

Agree, preferences vary.

I think this topic deserves its own thread.




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  #2559950 7-Sep-2020 21:10
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sdavisnz:
eracode:

 

Units like this that do the same thing for Apple CarPlay have been around for some time. They have been discussed here on GZ from time to time.

 

The comments made above by @shk292 re boot times etc also apply very much the same to the CarPlay units.

 



With due respect, this is the first product for AA, i thought it was worth a mention.

Agree, preferences vary.

I think this topic deserves its own thread.

 

Sorry - don’t get me wrong - I agree that it’s certainly worth a mention and its own thread. I was merely pointing out that the concept is not a new one - and that they’re not regarded as a panacea in Apple World. You asked for thoughts.





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  #2559954 7-Sep-2020 21:21
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Backed. Time will tell.

 
 
 
 


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  #2575589 28-Sep-2020 22:13
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The campaign is fully funded now, and the box is being upgraded to 5ghz to comply with new guidelines from Google.




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  #2575629 29-Sep-2020 01:24
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@BigMal one for you.

 

Also this looks like a Rock Pi S they're using (https://wiki.radxa.com/RockpiS) for the prototype. These have the ability to boot very quickly with a EMMC module so I have no doubt they'll get the boot speeds up.





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