Car Gear

Just Mobile has released a few new products for shipment in December that look nicer than average gadget accessories.  The HeadStand Avant is a beautiful looking headphone hanger for your favorite cans. The AluCharge is a nice multi-port USB charger that is very slim and sleek, that can charge up to four USB devices at once.  [...]

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This year I have reviewed my fair share of dashcams. They seem to have finally made their way to the mainstream US market and I believe that is a good thing. Cause a picture (or video in this case) is definitely worth a thousand words especially in an accident. Several of these dashcams were from VicoVation [...]

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Roav may be a weird name, but it could become a household word if accessory maker Anker has its way. Anker’s goal for the Roav smart driving system is to help you drive smarter while keeping you safe using connected devices made for any car. The Dashtop computer, Roav Cam, and Roav Guard monitors the [...]

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Back in July, I had the opportunity to review a first generation Automatic car adapter. The original version worked fine except that I had some Bluetooth audio issues with my phone (Nexus 6P). Today I will be telling you about the third gen version of this device - the Automatic Pro 3G car adapter. Let's see if [...]

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Last month I reviewed the VicoVation OPIA2, a high end, 2K "Extreme" HD, Ultra High Dynamic Range (UHDR) dashcam with a more than solid feature set. The Vico-MF2 is VicoVation's more moderately priced, mid-range dashcam with the same stellar resolution and more built-in features out of the box for approximately half the price. Let's see [...]

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Here at the Gadgeteer we review lots of car chargers.  I mean lots.  All shapes and sizes.  But the Nonda Zus car charger is different.  We all know how anemic standard car lighter charging ports can be, right?  I have long since given up on them and in fact, the last 3 cars I have purchased had [...]

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Officially licensed by Star Wars and Disney, these Star Wars themed air fresheners have been designed to clip to your car's air vent slats so air flowing out of the vents and through Darth Vader's or the  Stormtrooper's head will help make any funky smells in your car quickly vanish. Only real Star Wars collectible [...]

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A phone is a most useful thing in a car. It also can be a dangerous distraction. The balance between the two can be as simple as a secure and properly placed mount. The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Vent mount provided that balance for me. It provides a secure, visible and easy place for my [...]

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Most phone or GPS mounts for your car tend to be your standard windshield mount type but sometimes you may not favor them on your windshield since it may get in the way of your view. The Vantrue M1 Car Mount Holder not only can be used on your windshield but can also be attached on [...]

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VicoVation OPIA 2 dashcam review

Like surveillance systems, dashcams are the type of device that once installed and configured, the hope is that you never need to use/access its video footage. But you never know when you are going to be in or witness an accident or other noteworthy happenstance while driving. While popular around the world, dashcams are slowly gaining popularity here in [...]

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Every summer we read tragic stories about children dying from heat-related causes when their parents or caretakers forgot them in the backseat of their car. According to the company Rear View Safety, 29 children have died from vehicular heatstroke in 2016. Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside of a car can reach 125 [...]

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Bluetooth headsets and USB car chargers are a dime a dozen. You can find them everywhere. But what you can't find everywhere is a device that combines both of these together. The Evoplus Q9 car charger combines two separate USB ports with a built-in Bluetooth headset. One of the things I liked most about this [...]

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Thinkware F50 dashcam review

As Julie has mentioned in previous dashcam reviews, this type of device is engineered to not only record your driving adventures, but also document the circumstances "in the event of an accident or for capturing footage of streaking meteors or streaking people on your drives". While I have yet to witness any naked people run in [...]

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Automatic has unveiled their newest connected car adapter, the Automatic Pro. Priced at $129.95, the Pro looks almost identical to previous versions of their adapter minus the new color scheme, but this new version has 3G connectivity. I know what you're thinking. Yay 3G connectivity, but boo for monthly subscription fees. Guess what? The Automatic [...]

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Why restrict your use of emoticons to only sending text messages to your friends with your smart phone when you can take them with you on your next road trip. The CarMoji is a car accessory that lets drivers send positive messages to other cars using remote controlled, light-up, emojis. The CarMoji installs on a [...]

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