Car Gear

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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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q94

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

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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-pro

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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carmoji

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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kenu-airvue-8

I have long been a fan of Kenu products because of their innovative designs, quality products, and great prices.  In fact, I often give the Kenu Airframe product as gifts to friends and family.  So when the $49.95 Kenu Airvue came out, I had great expectations.  It is Kenu's solution to mounting your tablet (up [...]

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weego-44

At least once or twice a year the battery on Jeanne's Kia or the battery on our lawn tractor dies. Using jumper cables with another vehicle like my MINI Cooper to jump start the dead battery always makes me nervous. First I have to Google the cable connection sequence and then actually do it. The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News

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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Posted in: Bags, Car Gear, Reviews
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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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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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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