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- Rated 3.5 stars
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- Xtenzi MMI 3.5mm Cable Adapter
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- Cosmetic AppealEditor: 50%
- Design & Build QualityEditor: 70%
- FeaturesEditor: 70%
- FunctionEditor: 90%
- Value For The PriceEditor: 80%
The Xtenzi MMO 3.5mm Cable Adapter allows audio playback for mobile devices with compatible vehicles.
With my new Audi Q5, I wanted to implement the Kinovo BTC 450 Bluetooth Kit, but I ran into an issue since my car did not have a auxiliary input. Instead, it shipped with a factory Audi MMI iPod adapter (30-pin) which would not work for my desired setup. The OEM MMI adapters were expensive ($75+) so I looked for an aftermarket alternative that would get the job done. After doing some research, I found the Xtenzi MMI 3.5mm Cable Adapter on Amazon, which retailed for the low price of $29.99. One side features the MMI connection and the other side features a male 3.5mm connection.
I wasn't impressed by the product's packaging by any means, but since it is such an insignificant accessory it wasn't that big of deal. I bet if I purchased the OEM MMI adapter it would have shipped in a similar basic wrapping. I purchased the “extra long” version which included 2 meters of cable length since I wasn't sure how I was going to be wiring the cabling and did not want to fall short.
Installing this cable adapter was a very simple process that just involved unplugging the previous iPod MMI cable which is located in the glove compartment on my Q5 model. Then I just needed to plug in the Xtenzi MMI 3.5mm cable adapter and I was good to go!
My Q5 automatically recognizes the MMI cable as an auxiliary input and works with any smartphone, computer, tablet, and my Kinovo BTC 450 in a flawless fashion. This solved my initial problem without spending too much money (like I would have with a factory OEM cable) and featured a simple installation.
In the end, I think the Xtenzi MMI 3.5mm Cable Adapter is the best option for someone whose looking to add an auxiliary connection into their MMI-compatible Audi or Volkswagon. I have no issues with the quality, price, or performance of this particular accessory and would highly recommend it to any prospective buyers.
As a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and our Managing Editor, Colt loves testing out the newest tech products/services. His goal is to help better educate other consumers to ensure the most satisfying purchases decisions on consumer electronics and services. When he is not working on creating new content, Colt enjoys spending time with his two Australian Shepherds, Mia and Zoey.