Kiwi Bluetooth Android Car Diagnostic Kit

Here is a cool car gadget for Android owners. The Kiwi Bluetooth Android Car Diagnostic Kit connects to the OBDII port of your car (works on any car model 1996 or newer) and allows your Android phone to get the information via bluetooth from your car. There is even a power switch to turn it off when you are not using it.

It is unclear to me if it is powered from the port on your car, or requires a battery. They also mention there are two application that can work with the Kiwi in the Android market, but don’t mention the name, or the cost of the applications. I found 10 ODBII applications, by none when i searched for “ODBII Kiwi”. The kit itself is $99.95. Here are the specifications from ThinkGeek:

  • Wirelessly connect your car to your Android phone
  • Two compatible applications from the Android Market work with Kiwi Bluetooth
  • Monitor: Fuel efficiency, check engine trouble codes, real time gauges, horsepower and torque, and more.
  • Range: 50 ft (Line of sight)
  • Power Consumption: 0.7 Watts (With Power Switch)
  • Dimensions: 2.75 x 1.25 x 0.6 inches

There is also a more expensive one that uses WiFi available for the iPhone for $149.95.

Posted in: Android related, Car Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To

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  • steve nik December 13, 2010, 8:56 pm

    One of the Android apps is Torque. It is currently free and available in the market. Non ad version is $4.98. I just downloaded it the other day and haven’t had a ton of time to play with the app but seems to work well. See more info here; http://torque-bhp.com/

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  • James December 15, 2010, 3:02 am

    ThinkGeek page mentions three apps, Torque, alOBD & OBDroid.

    I believe the image shown is using Torque, which you can find youtube videos demonstrating it. The other two only have don’t have any video demos on them.

    Price a little high considering you can find similar devices on eBay for about half the price…

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