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New plug-and-play car converter cable. Connecting your Android phone to the car stereo for music, controls and text display! #wirelinq
Connects your Android phone to the car stereo for music, controls and text display.  For more information, go to gromaudio.com/wirelinq or click on link below.
Connects your Android phone to the car stereo for music, controls and text display.  For more information, go to gromaudio.com/wirelinq or click on link below.
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Wirelinq: a Smart Android USB Converter Cable for Car Music

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For the average Android user, connection between their phone and car has always been a challenge. Dating back to 2008, many cars, equipped with the USB port, are able play music from a flash drive or iPhone. The connectivity for the Android user is limited at best.

With you in mind, we at GROM Audio have created a solution! With our smart USB Android car cable adapter - Wirelinq - you will have full control.

Wirelinq is a smart USB to Micro USB (Android) cable. Connecting the car USB port and your Android phone, Wirelinq fully integrates your phone to the car stereo system for music, controls and charging

Wirelinq has a smart chip with GROM's proprietary algorithm inside its USB connector. Using Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) protocol, available on all Android phones with OS system 4.1 and newer, Wirelinq enables your phone to communicate to the car stereo easily. As a result of this “handshake”, your stereo is able to play music directly from your phone, as well as display text, titles and cover art. No matter if the music is streamed or stored on your device. 

Wirelinq enables you to control playable music using the factory controls on your car stereo or steering wheel, while keeping your eyes on the road. 

Song titles, artists, album information will be displayed on the car stereo screen and the phone at the same time. You will be able to see cover art on your screen (when applicable). The stereo and the phone will be in sync, and you will be able to use the touch screen to browse your music by Albums, Artists, Songs, if your stereo supports such browsing. 

 

 

On the outside, Wirelinq seems to be any high quality Micro USB cable. On the inside, it is another story. With GROM's proprietary technology inside Wirelinq's USB connector, it allows full and easy integration of your Android phone to the car stereo.  

  

 

Wirelinq is compatible with most vehicles 2008 and newer that have USB port to connect the iPhone or USB flash drive, and any Android phone with Jelly Bean (4.1) OS and higher.

Wirelinq will also work with the aftermarket stereos 2009 and newer that have USB port to connect iPod (known brands such as Kenwood, Alpine, Clarion, Pioneer).

DashLinQ, GROM Audio's app available at Google Play, is needed for a full integration experience. DashlinQ is a dashboard app that provides easy and safe use of your phone while driving. It features Web Radio, Spotify, Google Music and Local music (stored on your phone) plugins that allow for seamless car stereo integration.

Wirelinq will also work with any application on Android phones via USB Music Streaming.

  

In developing Wirelinq, we at GROM Audio have accounted for all typical locations of the car's USB port in connecting to your Android phone. Those locations include next to the stereo, arm rest, glove box, an beneath the steering wheel. Wirelinq is able to reach them all. 

Wirelinq has a reversible Micro USB connector that eliminates any guess work in connecting to your phone for ease of use while being in the car. 

Take advantage of our Kickstarter special pricing today! After Kickstarter ends, all orders can be made through our Wirelinq webpage at http://gromaudio.com/wirelinq/. Any order made after January 2017 will be at full retail value plus shipping cost.  

You requested. We listened. We will develop the USB Type-C without having to meet our former stretch goal. This means that you can choose between the two connectors (MicroUSB or USB Type-C) at the end of the campaign through a simple survey regardless of where we are in our funding by November 21st.

Shipping begins on March 2017 for all USB Type-C connectors. Shipping for the MicroUSB connector will not change and will ship February 2017.

 

 We have a new reward!  For those who have missed the Early Bird pricing, we are offering - for limited time only - a combined reward with our GROM Audio phone holder.  

Our phone holder can be mounted safely and securely on the air vent of the vehicle without obstructing your view. The holder is the ideal solution for hands free calling and/or navigation with your device. The phone sits securely, and can be positioned at rotating angles.

 

          

 

 

Our products allow seamless integration of the smartphone to the factory car stereo via Bluetooth or direct USB connection. We have extensive experience in building the products for USB, iPhone, Android and other smartphone car connectivity.

With the new Wirelinq product development, we are continuing our passion to bring easy-to-use, elegant and affordable car integration solutions. Take us on the road with you and let us make your driving experience more fun! 

 

 Our guarantee

All GROM products are developed, assembled and tested in USA. We offer one-year warranty on Wirelinq Smart Android USB car converter, and personal technical support.

 

Risks and challenges

As with any new development, there are always risks and challenges. As such, we have accounted for all foreseeable contingencies (based on our extensive experience) and are able to provide a realistic time frame. We are certain to meet our goal to deliver you on time.

We have established relationships with key vendors and contract factories. We have the working prototype ready, and materials have already been sourced. The software and the hardware are finalized.

Our expert team combines experience across all required areas to deliver Wirelinq to you. All you have to do is wait for it to arrive!

For more information, visit us at www.gromaudio.com. You can also find the direct link on the right side of this page, in the About the Creator section).

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