Check Engine? WTF does that mean?
If you're not a car geek, the light that says "CHECK ENGINE" might as well say "PC LOAD LETTER." Sure, we can open the hood and verify that indeed, the engine is still present, but beyond that, we're a little lost. Best we can do is drive it to the garage and hope that we don't get totally bamboozled by the mechanic again. We already bought the anti-unicorn disinfectant treatment once! It's supposed to protect the air filter from glitter for life, right?
The Kiwi 3 is a vehicle diagnostic / performance analyzer that plugs straight into your auto's OBDII port (right below the steering wheel). The Kiwi 3 gives you insight into check engine codes, provides real time gauges, horsepower and torque, and more. You can use it in any vehicle born in 1996 or later, whether it's a sedan, truck, SUV, or even a hybrid. Once the device is connected, you can download one of half a dozen recommended car diagnostics apps and begin to monitor all sorts of stats about your vehicle. Next time you go into the mechanic, you'll avoid the unicorn charge. Just don't fall for the dragon one.
- KIWI 3
Vehicle diagnostic / performance analyzer
Plugs straight into your auto's OBDII port
Compatible with iOS 9.1+, Android 6.0+, Windows Mobile, and Linux
Multiple compatible apps for analyzing the data the Kiwi collects
Wireless: Bluetooth® version 4.1
Range: 30 ft. (line of sight)
Compatible Vehicles: 1996 and later
Monitor: Fuel efficiency, check engine trouble codes, real time gauges, horsepower and torque, and more
Comes with user manual
OBDII Protocols: SAE J1850-PWM, SAE J1850-VPW, ISO-9141-2, ISO 14230-4 Slow/Fast, ISO 15765-4 CAN, SAE J2411-SWCAN, SAE J1939 250/500 kbps
Operating Voltage: 8-25V DC
Operating Temperature: 32-185° F
Power Consumption: 0.2W (typical), 0.05W (sleep)
Power Consumption: 1.24 Watts (in-use), 0.1 Watt (sleep mode)
Version 3 features multiple OS support, upgradable firmware, and an automatic connection when your car starts
Materials: Automotive-grade ABS
Dimensions: 1.3" long x 2" wide x 0.9" tall