Motorola’s MA1 Android Auto dongle is properly discounted for the first time


The Motorola MA1 is finally under $70

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Motorola MA1

If you crave the convenience of wireless Android Auto in your car, the Motorola MA1 is a great buy. Now that the dongle finally gets its first good discount – $30 off, down to $70 – it’s easy to buy.

The incredibly popular Motorola MA1 has been around for a while, but it hasn’t gotten massive discounts so far. Starting at $100, you can buy the Motorola MA1 Android Auto Wireless Car Adapter for just $70. That’s $30 in your pocket that you can use for whatever you want. Oh, and you also have an MA1 in your hands, which is saying something.


In testing, we found the Motorola MA1 to be a reliable helper in the car, pairing effortlessly with the phones we tested it with. We found no latency when streaming content from the phone to the car screen, which is to be expected given that it can run on a 5GHz Wi-Fi connection. Hiccups did occur, but we attributed them to regular Android Auto issues that occur even when your phone is connected to the car via a cable.

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The Motorola MA1 is all about the convenience of never having to plug in your phone in the car again. Leave it in your pocket or bag and go your way. It’s one step less to take behind the wheel, which can be essential, especially when you’re in a hurry. Also, your car will be cleaner because you can simply store the dongle wherever the USB ports are. The only downside we could find is that your phone burns through the battery much faster. But that shouldn’t stop you from saying goodbye to those annoying cables that get in your way when using the shifter.

The Motorola MA1 has spent most of the past year as a flagship, with retailers constantly running out of stock. And that is at its full price of $100. It’s great, then, that we found the Motorola MA1 available at a reduced price of $70 on Best Buy and Amazon. Purchasing the Motorola Android Auto dongle from Best Buy comes with the added benefit of a 3-month trial for Google One with 100GB of storage space at your disposal.