Ford has made the rarest thing: A dongle you’ll actually want to buy

Dongles for cars

Dongles are, as a species, bad. They exist to fix design limitations in, say, a $2,000 MacBook that can't communicate with your $1,000 iPhone, or connect almost any laptop to the presentation room projector.

But to every rule there's an exception, and for every dumb Lightning-to-3.5mm dongle, there's a Ford SmartLink. For a modest monthly fee, the SmartLink dongle plugs into your car's hidden ODB2 port and provides all kinds of fancy tracking and remote-start options that are normally reserved for much more expensive cars.

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