Why Should I Buy OBDLink Instead of a Generic ELM327 Adapter?
In direct comparison tests, OBDLink MX outperformed every competing ELM327 Bluetooth OBD adapter, delivering up to 300% more data samples per second. The unparalleled response times let you enjoy detailed graphs and logs, plus ultra-smooth, realistic virtual gauges. More importantly, there are significant functional differences. While both devices are compatible with software and apps written for the ELM327, only OBDLink MX has overvoltage protection, which keeps it from catching on fire during a load dump condition. It automatically goes to sleep when not in use, saving you the trouble of dealing with a dead car battery. Unlike the generic ELM327 adapters, MX Bluetooth uses strong encryption and neither broadcasts its presence, nor uses an easy-to-guess PIN (‘1234’ or ‘0000’) to protect the communication link. A potential hacker would require physical access to the device, in order to connect to it. OBDLink MX ships in a nice retail box, with a 3-year warranty, and lifetime software and firmware upgrades. In summary, OBDLink provides the absolute best value for your money.