The Motorola MA1 was announced at CES 2022 and sold out quickly at Amazon and other retailers. This Motorola branded wireless Android Auto adapter is now available again from Amazon.
Update 23-10: After an extended absence, the MA1 . sold by Motorola Voice back in stock for $99.99 and will ship from Amazon in late October if you order today.
Update 8/30: The Motorola MA1 is available again from Amazon for the new price of $99.99. However, orders placed today will not arrive until October.
Update 7/26: The Motorola MA1’s initial availability on Saturday ended quickly, but it’s now back in stock after just one day. However, the shipment is currently over two weeks in transit.
Update 25-7: The official offer remains limited and the stock of Motorola Voice is gone again.
Update 7/24: The Motorola MA1 is back in stock on Amazon (sold by Motorola Voice) after over a month. Delivery is expected next week if you buy today.
It comes as the comparably priced AAWireless is now also available on Amazon. As of today, delivery is later in the week than the Motorola dongle.
Update 21/6: Availability took just one day again.
Update 6/20: A week after it sold out, the Motorola MA1 is back on Amazon. It will continue to be sold by Motorola Voice and shipped by Amazon, although the earliest delivery date is now July 5 (in the US) instead of just a few days.
Update 6/13: The Motorola MA1 is again sold out from Motorola Voice on Amazon.
Original 6/12: After the $89.95 Motorola MA1 became available for pre-order in mid-January, this Chromecast-like dongle began shipping to customers late that month. It sold out quickly from the official seller and those who wanted this device had to resort to third-party vendors who often sold it with a surcharge.
From Sunday evening, the Motorola MA1 will be back in stock at Amazon from the manufacturer “Motorola Voice”. It ships from Amazon and arrives via Prime delivery as early as this week.
It’s still not available at Best Buy or Target today. Hopefully, this will mark the beginning of consistent availability to buy the Android Auto wireless dongle and the end of the price push.
Compared to a handful of third-party offerings that beat this branded gadget in the market, Motorola Sound says it’s “licensing technology from Google that makes it easy for users to wirelessly connect to existing USB-enabled Android Auto vehicles.”
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 known as ‘Motorola Sound’. This product in particular is produced by SGW Global, which licenses the branding.
A USB-A cable, which is not removable, protrudes from the black puck. After connecting to a car, pair your Android device and you no longer need to plug in your phone to get Car on your infotainment system. It is intended for older vehicles that do not offer native wireless Android Auto.
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