The first dongle certified by Google to bring wireless Android Auto to cars is launching today, but launch inventory sold out instantly. Thankfully, a restock of the Motorola MA1 is on the way.
If you head to the Motorola MA1’s Amazon listing today, you’ll see the product is listed as “currently out of stock” with no pre-order option. This has been the case, intermittently, for most of the past month. The listing was accepting pre-orders yesterday when we posted our hands-on impressions of the product, but they have since been closed.
Speaking to SGW Global, the company behind this Motorola-branded product, we are told that the Motorola MA1 will be back in stock soon. SGW tells us that Amazon restocking is the main bottleneck at the moment, but the listing should be restocked in the “next few days” with the next batch of inventory after that already on the way.
Beyond that, interested buyers will have another choice this weekend, as the Motorola MA1 launches on Target.com starting January 30.
Update 2/1: The Motorola MA1 listing has finally surfaced on Target.com, but predictably, it’s also sold out.
It’s not hard to see the appeal of this product. Android Auto is a wonderful tool in the car, but its wired form can be a bit awkward for short trips, and it limits charging speeds considerably. Using Android Auto in its wireless form is more convenient and opens up the USB port to a faster charger. Additionally, other options such as crowdfunding-launched AAWireless are also seeing lagged inventory.
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