Car Gear

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

VicoVation OPIA 2 dashcam review

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
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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… Read More

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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
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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… Read More

Posted in: Bags, Car Gear, Reviews
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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… Read More

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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… Read More