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    PLX Devices Kiwi Wifi and Kiwi Bluetooth iPhone & Android Accessories For Driver Diagnostics

    This just in from PLX…..

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 17, 2010 –PLX Devices Inc., a premier supplier of automobile aftermarket electronics, has introduced the Kiwi™ Wifi and Kiwi™ Bluetooth, which allow drivers to connect wirelessly from their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android mobile phone to their vehicle’s onboard diagnostic port. This in turn will allow you to effectively monitor vehicle efficiency by displaying detailed vital information about your car’s performance.

    The Kiwi™ is a Plug and Play hardware piece that installs into any 1996 and later vehicle in a matter of seconds. It plugs into your car’s OBDII port that is typically located underneath your steering console. With a measurement of 2.75 x 1.25 x 0.6 inches it is basically invisible to the eye. When connected to Kiwi™ Wifi or Kiwi™ Bluetooth, it turns mobile devices into a powerful automotive tool displaying speed, RPM, engine load, Real Time Dyno, and engine check diagnostics.

    Kiwi™ Wifi

    Kiwi™ Wifi connects a user’s iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch via the Wi-Fi network to establish a link. It is compatible with applications such as Rev, DashCommand, SpeedPORT and FuzzyCar, now available from the iPhone App Store. Features include check engine diagnostic tools, horsepower and torque calculations, gauge themes, race utilities and much more. It is available now at a suggested retail price of $149.99 (US).


    Similar in function to the Kiwi™ Wifi, the Kiwi™ Bluetooth is designed for Android phones and connects via a Bluetooth signal using the Kiwi™ hardware. It has compatible applications such as Torque, alOBD Scanner, OBDroid, and VoyagerConnect, which are available on the Android Market for download. Features include fuel consumption MPG meter, check engine diagnostic tools, horsepower and torque calculations, gauge themes, race utilities and much more. It is available now at a suggested retail price of $99.99 (US).

    “By leveraging the power of the smart phones, automotive enthusiasts alike can now gain connectivity to their vehicles in a personal way like never before,” said Paul Lowchareonkul, CEO of PLX Devices Inc. and inventor of the Kiwi line.
    The Kiwi™ MPG, which PLX began selling last year, helps drivers play an active role in monitoring their fuel efficiency and fuel consumption. It’s 3 primary features include instantaneous MPG, trip MPG and dollars of gas consumed. The Kiwi™ is a simple-to-use device that plugs into a car’s diagnostic port (known as the OBDII) often located under or near the steering column. The Kiwi™MPG obtains information from the vehicle’s sensors to calculate the engine’s fuel efficiency. It also contains engine check diagnostics and basic sensor readouts, such as RPM, Speed, Engine Temperature. It is available at a suggested retail price of $89.99 (US).
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    About PLX Devices Inc.

    PLX Devices Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a premier supplier of automotive after-market electronics. After extensive research and development, the company introduced the PLX Kiwi™, a useful and simple device designed to monitor the fuel efficiency, and performance of vehicles.

    David Novak
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