Car Gear

kenu-carkit

If you're still looking for gift ideas for Mother's and Father's Day, here's another. It's the new Car Kit Deluxe from Kenu. Kenu are the makers of the popular Airframe car mounts that we've reviewed here on The Gadgeteer. Their new Car Kit Deluxe includes an Airframe+, a DualTrip car charging adapter that has two [...]

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garmin-babycam

Dash cams have become very popular in the last few years, but now we have another type of camera for cars. No, it's not a back up camera, it's a backseat camera or a babycam. The Garmin babyCam connects without tools to the headrest of your seat and interfaces wirelessly with a variety of Garmin [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, News
cobra-drivehd-1

Dash cams are the type of gadget that once you setup, you hope you never need to use it. That's because they are typically only used after you've had an accident or witnessed some other unusual event while driving. I like having a dash cam in my MINI Cooper because I never know when bigfoot [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
satechi-magnet-1

Most, if not all states, have laws specifying cell phones must be used hands-free while driving. Most people want to obey they law, but considering how integrated our phones have become in our daily commute, many people struggle with this law. Until car manufacturers begin making vehicles with built-in phone mounts, we are forced to [...]

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scosche-magicmountpro-5

For a while now, I've been looking at finding a good holder for my iPhone for when I am driving in the car. Mainly, I needed it for GPS, so I tried out one of those dash holders, which failed, and I promptly returned. My next option was trying a vent mount, and when the [...]

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2016 03 20 iPhone Leather Car Mount - 9

For a gadget geek, I'm surprised to say I've never used a car mount for my phone. Eighteen years in two Miatas, there has always been enough of a shelf space around the gear shift to set it down on. And holding the phone always seemed a good enough solution. But as a new reviewer, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, iOS, Reviews
Spyder3n1 - 1

We all have battery chargers by now, right? Some are large, some small, some include cables to connect to phones or tablets. But one thing almost every charger I have seen has is this: you have to carry along a phone charger or a device capable of charging the battery to top it off. (It [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
cobra875g

Dash cams are becoming a popular gadget for car owners. They tend to be a set and forget type of gadgets that you only need when something unusual or bad happens, like an accident. The new Cobra Electronics CDR875G Dash Cam has all the features that you've come to expect with a dash cam like [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
drop-stop

You know that black hole in your car? It's that space between the driver's seat (or passenger seat) and the center console - the place where things fall and are sometimes never found again. I've dropped things down there and sometimes I was lucky enough to retrieve the object. The Drop Stop is a product [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
cadillac-ctsv-1

Wait a minute.. is this a car review? Why yes it is. I was lucky enough to be able to test drive one of five GM vehicles, spread across their various brands. I chose the Cadillac CTS-V since I have driven cars all of my life. This was a step up in size from my [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
swann-dashcam

The other day someone asked me to name my favorite dash cam. I said that it's currently the Magellan MiVue 658 HD dash cam because it has WiFi, GPS and a touchscreen. These are all features that are lacking on the majority of dash cams that are currently on the market. I then followed up [...]

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papago-gosafe530-1

Dash cams are the type of gadgets that you setup and then forget. They are more of an insurance policy than a gadget that you can enjoy on a daily basis. A good dash cam can potentially save you money if you get in an accident. Video footage might help you prove that the accident [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
iclever-fm-1

The majority of my workday involves me driving around a Police car, patrolling the town. As a football fan, I spend a good deal of time listening to Sports Talk radio in the Police car. As a Philadelphia Eagles fan, I spend an even greater amount of time experiencing frustration. Occasionally, I grow weary of [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
Comfy Commuter-1

As most of us know or have probably experienced, flying these days is not a comfortable affair. The seats are getting closer together, smaller and less comfortable. Even when you take longer flights overseas the bigger planes still feel cramped and the seats uncomfortable. For those longer flights, I have an around the neck pillow, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
yada_dashcam_6

About a year ago, I was in a collision caused by a driver who suddenly turned in front of me. I took a lot of pictures, one of which eventually proved that I was not at fault, but a dash cam such as the Yada Dash Road Cam HD would have given the insurance company [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
innova-car-battery-monitor

If you've ever been caught a situation where your car battery has died on you in an inopportune moment, then perhaps it is time to purchase the INNOVA 3721 Battery and Charging System Monitor. This device plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter of 12-volt negative ground systems' cars and will report the battery's voltage on the LCD [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
magicmountpro

Scosche (pronounced skosh) is starting out 2016 with a new addition to their award-winning family of magicMOUNT magnetic mounting systems. The new magicMOUNT PRO features two dash mounts versions and a vent mount version. All versions of the magicMOUNT PRO use neodymium magnets with 30% greater strength than previous versions to safely and securely hold [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
wipertags-saber-1

I love finding all the ridiculous products companies are coming out with to capitalize off of the new Star Wars film. It's clear there is no limit to a company's ability to contort a product into a Star Wars related item. Today's find is equal parts cheesy and intriguing. A company called WiperTags is selling [...]

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mountek_airsnap-1b

I recently upgraded my smartphone from the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the sleek and tech-sexy Nexus 6p. In that transition, I lost the ability to wirelessly charge and have removed the somewhat bulky TYLT VÜ from my vehicles. The NKMOS Ultima S sticky pad does not work on the very slick back of the N6p either. So, [...]

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drivemocion-led-car-sign

How many of you have wished that you could tell the driver behind you how you feel? Yeah, me too (hey, it could be a nice feeling too you know!). ThinkGeek has a gadget to do just that! The Drivemocion LED Car Sign is a 6.5" diameter circular car sign that hangs from your rear [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
escort_max360-profile

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. All opinions are 100% mine. The majority of the driving I do is behind the wheel of a small, zippy sports car. Though sadly, I occasionally get dogged by my friends and family for driving it like a little [...]

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max-360_full-3

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. All opinions are 100% mine. A couple of weeks ago we were vacationing on Seagrove Beach, Florida. Jeanne usually does the driving and I am the navigator, but when she went to pick up our rental car at the [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
CK1-KK-Image-02-R0_300dpi-CMYK

I am big fan of the Kenu Airframe+ portable car mount.  I have used every Airframe that has come out and have given one to every member of my family.  I spend a great deal of time in my car each day, so making sure that my phone isn't sliding around on the seat of [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News
kenu-airframe-plus-leather-3

Last year I reviewed the Kenu Airframe+ cell phone car mount.  It made my list of my top gadgets for 2014.  It was the ultimate combination of portability, price, functionality, style, and performance for any car mount I have ever used.  So simple in design, and yet so awesome.  This year, Kenu came out with [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
easyacc-mount-1

Most of us use our smartphones in our car for navigation, music, podcasts, etc. Unless you're an early adopter of Android Auto or CarPlay, chances are you need a safe and easy way to keep your phone accessible while driving. It's not hard to find a smartphone mount for your car, they're a dime a [...]

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