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Next generation vehicle connected interface for real-time gauges,  diagnostics, performance, data logging, trip computer, and more.
Next generation vehicle connected interface for real-time gauges, diagnostics, performance, data logging, trip computer, and more.
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Kiwi 4 is a plug and play automotive tool that connects to the onboard diagnostic port (OBDII / CAN), retrieves information from your car's computer, and wirelessly transmits to your smart phone, tablet, smart watch, or PC.

We've engineered Kiwi 4 to outperform all other OBD solutions. Kiwi 4 employs 4 new innovations:

MultiGauge™ processor so that Kiwi 4 can operate in self-run mode without a persistent connection with your smartphone. Audio speaker so that you can set audible alerts, and warnings. High performance accelerometer giving you the ability to measure your real-time horsepower and torque while freeing up your phone from having to be permanently mounted. Micro SD card slot enables parameters to be set, logged, then downloaded to your phone or PC.


*All cars and light trucks built and sold in the United States after January 1, 1996 were required to be OBD II equipped. Click here to see full details regarding OBD2 compliant vehicles. The OBD or (Onboard Diagnostic Port) plug is usually found near or under your steering column for easy plug and play access. 

Kiwi 4 paired with Kiwi OBD App with advanced polling is up to 8 times faster than the nearest competitor and consumes ultra low power allowing you to leave your device installed permanently in your vehicle. Compatible with all standard OBDII protocols, Kiwi 4 installs in seconds. Firmware can be updated via Bluetooth and employs a nearly invisible design. When inserted into your OBDII port, Kiwi 4 sits just 0.68 inches thin making it the smallest and most discrete OBDII adapter.

Friendly Kiwi 4 is cross platform compatible with iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. Kiwi 4 allows for app developers to freely deploy without restrictions like the Apple Made for iPod (MFI) program. As a result, Kiwi4 is a simple and straight forward making it highly developer friendly so that more and more apps become available to harness the hardware power of Kiwi 4.

Free to try. Available now on iTunes and Google Play.

Save up to $1300 a year by using Kiwi 4 with Kiwi OBD App in DriveGreen™ Mode. DriveGreen™ Mode's learning computer analyzes acceleration, deceleration, drag, and smoothness to compute the most optimal fuel efficiency for your vehicle. According to fueleconomy.gov, up to 30% of fuel is wasted from your driving behavior alone. Receive active vehicle dynamics feedback to save gas and money. 

Over 10 years of building relationships with 3rd party developers, Kiwi has super rich app support with a wide range of specializations such as:

     

For more than 15 years, PLX Devices has designed and developed award winning products in the automotive, and consumer electronics. All members of the PLX team share our passion for innovative and cutting edge technologies. We hope that all of our backers enjoy our creations as much as we enjoyed designing them. Please feel free to browse our website for other PLX products. www.plxdevices.com

Inventor of Kiwi and founder of PLX Devices Inc., Paul Lowchareonkul holds a number of patents and has manufactured more than 40 products in just the last 15 years. PLX is proud to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley California where technology and innovation has been the driving force since the digital boom.The spirit and passion for creating amazing products is shared by all of the members of the PLX team.

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  • Due to continuous product improvements, images/text may differ slightly from actual product
  • Kiwi is patented

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Risks and challenges

PLX Devices has been designing and successfully bringing products to market for over 15 years with a focus in automotive and consumer electronics. Kiwi 4 will be our 11th Kickstarter project. We're absolutely confident we can do the job.

Electrical Engineering - We don't expect any significant problems to arise as this has been our area of expertise for over a decade. If a problem were to arise, it would be in the assembly process of the electronics. Small components may not be soldered properly onto the printed circuit board thus creating unreliable electrical connections. This could potentially cause a few weeks of delay. To combat this, our electrical engineers will be working closely with our overseas partners to adhere to our strict quality standards.

Computer Engineering - We also don't expect any significant problems as this is also our area of expertise. If a problem were to arise, it would be in detecting bugs in the software code which could hinder Kiwi 4 from fully functioning. To combat this, a simple rewrite of the software code will solve any problems that may arise.

We already have our manufacturing all setup in some of the world's best factories which adhere to internationally recognized quality standards and procedures such as ISO9001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14000, TQM, SPC.

The prototypes are finished and we're ready to go into production. We need your help and we hope you'll join us.

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