Best Android Auto accessories: Displays, dongles, and adapters

Android Auto remains the easiest and safest way to get your Android apps in the car. How you get Android Auto in your car, or better yet, how you experience it, can vary depending on what accessories you use to amplify or create the compatibility you're looking for. The good news is there are adapters, dongles, and even full-on displays that can help you get there.

Expand Android Auto — or just bring it in for a debut

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You've got what you need for the road

Even if you feel this world of Android Auto gizmos is a little murky, the results will probably show you otherwise. Never mind simply having Android Auto in the car; when it's wireless, it just feels all the more liberating. 

The AAWireless stands out among a growing pack of options because it offers a level of support not all devices like it have, including a dedicated app and firmware updates to improve or add new features. The Motorola MA1 is more well-known because of its brand familiarity, and like other adapters in this list, you kind of forget about it once you set it up, which is very much the point. 

Cars without any built-in compatibility with Android Auto aren't left out entirely when the Intellidash and Carpuride let you bring in a whole screen onto the dash. Whether it's going wireless or just being able to use the platform to begin with, you've got avenues to pursue to change how you use it while you drive.

Ted Kritsonis
Contributor, Audio Reviewer

Ted Kritsonis loves taking photos when the opportunity arises, be it on a camera or smartphone. Beyond sports and world history, you can find him tinkering with gadgets or enjoying a cigar. Often times, that will be with a pair of headphones or earbuds playing tunes. When he's not testing something, he's working on the next episode of his podcast, Tednologic.