Car Gear

I’ve been procrastinating writing my review of the MIUCOLOR Trunk Organizer, waiting for a “really big” shopping trip to load it up and get a picture. I thought a “really big” trip would be the true test of the trunk organizer. However, this summer has been so busy I haven’t had any really big trips. [...]

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escort-ix

You're driving along minding your own business only to look up and see flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Then you look down at your speedometer and cringe. When you drive a smooth, quiet car, it's very easy to speed without realizing it until it's too late. Radar detectors are one way to help prevent [...]

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geko-grip-1

Do you keep your smartphone in your pocket or bag while you're driving, or is it front an center on your dash? There are as many ways to mount a device in your vehicle as there are devices and vehicles. Today we're going to check out a selection of car mounts from GekoGrip. GekoGrip car [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
thinkware-f750-1

Dash cams are becoming more popular every day and when a product becomes popular, you start seeing a lot of brands from the very inexpensive (some would say cheap) to very expensive (some would say spendy). Today I am taking a look at the Thinkware F750 dash cam which lands in the expensive category with an [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
pyle-dual

We've reviewed a LOT of dash cams over the years, but I think this new dash cam from Pyle is the first one I'd seen that has two cameras. The Pyle Dual Camera & Monitor DVR System fits over your vehicle's existing rearview mirror and has a camera to point out the windshield and one [...]

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lukas-dash-camera-lk-7950-1

Dash cameras have historically been more prevalent in many other countries than in the US.  (remember the endless dash-cam footage of the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013?) Recently, dash-cams are becoming more popular in the States, either to have as an archive in case of an accident or to record a drive you rather not have your insurance company know about. [...]

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automatic-2

Do you keep track of your car's fuel economy by calculating miles per gallon each time you fill up? Maybe you have a notebook where you manually write it down or an app where you record the numbers? Or maybe your car can constantly display it on your dash like my 2013 MINI Cooper. Do [...]

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InGear 07

As a driver, it's your duty to be a safe one, and your job to avoid accidents. But what happens when you do get into an accident? Are you prepared for it? Can you make it out? No one wants to get into an accident, but they happen to the best of us. Being prepared [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
naztech-magbuddy-cupholder-11

Having an easy way to mount your smartphone in your car is important if you want to use the phone for navigation or for in-car audio entertainment. There are all sorts of solutions on the market to mount phones to windshields, air vents, CD slots and more. When I'm shopping for a car mount, I [...]

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pearl-rearvision

I have wanted a backup camera for my MINI Cooper for years but haven't made the effort to install one because of the wiring that's involved. I kept thinking that someone would come up with a wireless version that could interface with my smartphone. I'm happy to say that my wait is over. Well almost... [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear
escort-cobra-1

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar. All opinions are 100% mine. With Father's Day coming up and graduation parties, this time of year can be as popular for gift giving as the holidays are in December. If you're having a tough time figuring out the perfect gift for [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
papago-268-1

I have been reluctant to step into the dash cam market because I felt it was too much effort to install one and run the wiring through the car.  Also, I didn't feel like having a camera hanging from my window. When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave, asked if I could review the Papago! GoSafe 268 dash [...]

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Papago_GoSAFE_TPMS100-6

Your car’s tires are an integral part of your safety while driving, and responsible adults pay attention to them. But really, checking my tire pressure is way at the bottom of my list of things I want to do.   The Papago GoSafe TPMS 100 (TPMS: Tire Pressure Monitoring System) makes this task easy and much [...]

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bb8-car-charger

Oh yeah, and his head rotates! Yes, this creative Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger from ThinkGeek will charge two of your devices at a time at 2.1A each using your car's 12V power adapter (cigarette lighter). He fits comfortably into your car's standard cup holder (he is 6 inches tall including the antenna x [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
bracketron-tekgrip

Do you have any road trip vacations on your calendar for this summer? As gadgeteers, we all know that driving directions and destination details aren't the only things we have to consider when we're planning for driving trips. Our travel gadgets rank right up there in importance too. When you're planning a road trip, you [...]

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