This Cable Can Power Android Auto and CarPlay and Solve Two Big Problems

Let’s be honest about it, finding the best cable to run Android Auto and CarPlay is quite a pain in the neck, especially because a cord that works just alright today might be dead tomorrow for no clear reason.
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And while the whole thing happens more often in the Android Auto world, choosing a reliable cable for CarPlay is quite a challenge as well, especially because you need a certified model that Apple has already approved to be used with the iPhone.

But what if one cable can deal with this huge struggle while also addressing a second huge problem with USB cords?

Enter SPEEDY, a magnetic coiling charging and data cable that comes in four different versions, namely USB-C to Lightning, USB-A to USB-C, USB-C to USB-C, and USB-A to Lightning. So technically, it can be used with the 99 percent of the iPhones and Android devices out there.

In addition to features that are already mainstream today, such as fast charge, SPEEDY also a clever design that relies on magnetic coiling to prevent the cords from tangling. The magnets also make it super-easy to carry the cable around with a laptop if the case of the device uses metal.

For Android Auto and CarPlay users, Speedy therefore promises to fix two big headaches. First, it comes with a high-quality build and speed to run both Android Auto and CarPlay flawlessly. And second, it keeps things organized in the car, as the cord would no longer fall under the seat or get tangled around the gear stick.

Posted on Kickstarter for crowdfunding support, the cable has already been fully funded, as users donated over $4,700, despite the inventor asking for only $2,000. You can secure your cable right now with a $15 donation.

The mass production of SPEEDY is projected to start this month, while the first units should be shipped beginning with October.

Is sticking with a cable isn't necessarily your first option, how about switching to Android Auto wireless? Beginning with Android 11, it's availalbe on all smartphones, as long as you also have a compatible head unit.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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