10 Gadgets That’ll Make Your Car Smarter
These accessories are here to make your car a whole lot smarter and cooler.
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nonda ZUS Smart Car Charger with Car Finder
It’s all too common to forget where you parked your car in a big lot. Avoid the stress and embarrassment of walking back and forth in a panic by investing in this smart car locator and USB charger. It comes with two USB ports that charge your phone while in the car, and it also serves as a Bluetooth tracking device that you can access from your phone to find your car.
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Anti-Slip Ripple Sticky Dash Grip Mat
Keep your keys, phone, glasses and other small gadgets in sight without the car tossing them all around during sharp turns or quick stops with this anti-slip mat. Made of 3mm-thick soft latex, the pad secures your objects to the dashboard so they won’t slip or fall, while ensuring you know exactly where they are for easy access. Dashboard light out? Here’s how you can fix that yourself.
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Park Zone PZ-1600 Precision Parking Aid
If you constantly get out of your car only to find you’ve botched your parking job, consider this parking aid. It’s especially useful for parking in smaller garages because it helps make sure you pull up far enough without tapping your front bumper. The traffic signal display on the gadget alerts you when you’ve pulled up far enough. Check this out: Five cars in a three-car garage. You’ve gottta see it!
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Handpresso 127015 12V Auto Hybrid
If you have to get on the road early every morning and you don’t like making coffee at home or stopping at a coffee shop, purchase this mobile espresso gadget. The Handpresso is a coffeemaker specifically made for your car, working with your own preferred coffee grounds or espresso pods. It plugs directly into the cigarette lighter or 12-volt port in your car. You should also check out this portable espresso maker perfect for your next glamping adventure.
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Viper’s SmartStart is the top of the line when it comes to remote car starters. Use your smartphone to control your car while you’re in a restaurant, your home, a store, or on your way as you walk toward it. You can start your car remotely through the app, locate where you car is, tell how fast the car is going when someone else is driving, receive alerts if the vehicle has been moved without your knowledge, unlock the doors and more. Prices vary, with service plans starting at $69.99 per year. Get rid of those annoying squeaks in your car by spending 10 minutes to lubricate it. These simple lube job tips will bring back that new-car quiet ride.
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weBoost Drive Cell Phone Signal Booster
If you spend a lot of time driving and use that time to make calls, you might find this weBoost gadget useful. After sticking a DRIVE 4G-S in your vehicle, you’ll get a cell signal improvement weBoost claims is up to 32 times what you had without it. It works with all the major U.S. and Canadian cell phone service providers. Check out these three ways to boost your cell phone signal at home.
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HONSHOOP Bluetooth Headset
If you can’t make calls through your car, or you dislike callers’ complaints about the muffled, distant sound when you’re talking with them, try HONSHOOP’s Bluetooth headset. It allows you to make hands-free calls with noise cancellation. This Bluetooth headset with mic supports Siri/Google voice assistant and mute button. You may also be interested in these 19 futuristic home tech products.
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Yada Wireless Baby Monitor
This is a great device for new parents. The baby camera attaches to your car’s headrest to provide you a video view of your little one without you having to turn around and risk both your safety and your little one’s. It’s also a great way to remind you that your child is in the backseat when you get out of your vehicle. Whether you’re expecting a new member of the family, or anticipating a visit from a little one, its important to baby proof your home.
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Another great addition to your road trip is the Wagan cooler/warmer that’s the closest thing you’ll get to a mobile refrigerator or oven. It plugs into the 12-volt DC outlet for power or to recharge the battery. You can toggle between hot and cold, but wait — you just want it for drinks? Its 24-liter capacity will hold a 24-pack of 12-ounce cans of soda, no problem! The Coolest Cooler is an all-in-one high-tech must-have. Check it out in this collection of 32 amazing accessories for glamping.
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One day, your Check Engine light comes on and you find yourself dreading going to your mechanic just to find out what’s wrong. If you drive a car made from 1996 onward, your car has an Onboard Diagnostic II, so your car is eligible to use the ScanTool. This gadget provides you all sorts of knowledge about your car. Check out these 100 super-simple car repairs you can do yourself.
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