Car Gear

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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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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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
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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
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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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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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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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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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
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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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Posted in: Car Gear, News
logi-zerotouch

Logitech has unveiled the Logi ZeroTouch, a mount for cars that holds your phone and allows for gesture and voice commands. The ZeroTouch is an air vent or dashboard mounted magnetic holder for Android phones (sorry iPhone!) that works with a command app to provide hands-free control of your phone. Hands-free in that you don't [...]

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Posted in: Android, Car Gear, News
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The Nonda ZUS Smart Car Finder & USB Car Charger is a German designed all in one charger and car location device that has been built to meet US Military MIL-STD-810G high-temperature standards. It has two USB ports that can charge two devices at once 2x faster than normal car chargers can do (max 4.8A [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If you’ve been looking for a dash cam, be sure to check out the Swann Navigator HD Dash Camera - 1080p Portable Vehicle Recorder with GPS Tracking.  It’s got a ton of features and it’s easy to install and easy to use. And it may be the best deal on collision insurance available. The Swann [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: Car Gear, News
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
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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
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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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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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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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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews