Car Gear

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It's a cloudless night with a full moon and you're driving along a deserted road in the middle of nowhere with thick forest on both sides of the road. With the windows rolled down you can hear your tires crunching over the gravel as you drive slowly. The sound almost puts you into a trance but [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
satechi bluetooth home button-03

Recently, Julie and I reviewed the iBolt Command Remote, a Bluetooth button that you can control various aspects of your smartphone.  It was okay, but had some shortcomings especially for the iOS version.  Today, I've got the Satechi Bluetooth Button Series (Home Button) to review. In the box, you get the remote, an adhesive pad, instructions, [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, iOS, Reviews
lyfelens

Although I don't consider myself a dashcam expert, after reviewing three of these devices, I think I have a good idea which features make a dashcam stand out from the crowd. The LyfeLens dashcam looks to be the ultimate dashcam in terms of features. At least it looks great on paper. The LyfeLens features dual-facing [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, News
mophie-dual-wall-chargers

We know that mophie makes protective phone cases with built-in backup batteries, and they also make battery packs that you can carry in your gear bag or on a keychain to charge all your mobile gear.  Did you know that mophie also makes AC wall chargers?  They have two models that you can use at home [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
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Do you use your smartphone to stream music while you're driving? If you do, you have probably struggled to interact with the music application while operating your vehicle. Especially during the winter months when you're wearing gloves. The biggest issue is that you should not be focusing your attention to skipping music tracks or giving [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, iOS
trillium-worldwide-car-cozy

I used to be the cold one, but now my daughter is the family member who feels like she lives in an ice box.  She always wants the heat turned up or the air conditioner turned off in the car, while her dad and I are sweltering.  I need to get her the Trillium Worldwide Car [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
tylt_vu-box2

I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014. It's build quality, upright orientation and triple coil design make it the hands [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
vicovation-m4

I'm a little obsessed with trying to find the best dashcam for my car. I'm relatively new to this type of gadget and have only reviewed two different units in the past year (see related links below). The latest dashcam that I've been testing is the VicoVation Vico-Marcus 4 dashcam. This one caught my eye because [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
quick-removal-windshield-snow-removal-tarp

If winter won't go away and take the ice and snow with it, you can at least keep it off your car's windshield with the Quick Removal Windshield Snow Tarp.  The tarp measures 79" wide X 47.5" long X 1/8" thick (56" wide excluding the flaps), so it's big enough to cover the windshield of most cars and [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
zuna

There are hundreds and maybe even thousands of car mounts on the market for your smartphone. But have you ever seen a phone case that has a car mount built in? Me neither, but the Zuna Drive case for the iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6 Plus has this unique and space saving feature. Your [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, iOS, News
keyport-universal-car-remote

If your car's current remote is broken or you've lost it, you have another option other than going to the dealership to get a replacement.  The iKeyless Universal Remote from Keyport works for over "1000 vehicle models, including 16 of the top 20 most popular vehicles, from 20 major car brands".  It works for models [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
coolstream-carchatplus-1

I have a Swiss Army knife, which is pretty darn useful.  It is useful not only because it is small and easy to carry, it is also extremely useful because of all the things it can do.  So when I saw the Coolstream Car Chat+ I thought about my Swiss Army knife, because the Car Chat+ [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
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I need my phone to be out of my pockets and within reach when I'm in my car. So having a car mount is not only an option, but a necessity. Unless I want my phone to go sliding off my dashboard, or sliding off the passenger seat and then me trying to find it on the car floor and under the seat, a [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
airdock2_tech

The designers at Air Dock have recently introduced a new Indiegogo project for their second generation wireless charging car mount, the Air Dock 2.0. Like the original, the Air Dock 2.0 is a wireless car charger and dock for smartphones and tablets that are equipped with Qi inductive charging technology. The Air Dock docking surface is made [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
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If Santa didn't bring you the Keyport keychain alternative you were hoping for this year, you can buy your own at a savings.  If you go to Keyport's website, you can save 50% off each key blade you buy with the purchase of a Slide 2.0.  Use the New Year's special code BLADES450 to receive [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear
ezcharge

Bracketron’s new EZCharge two-way port USB chargers let you charge your USB enabled gadgets in your vehicle. That in itself isn't unique, but the fact that the USB ports in the charger can accept USB cables plugged in regardless to orientation is unique. We've featured cables like the Remax reversible USB cables that can be [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
fobo_tire-box

My fun car has wide, low profile tires that I regularly have to check to make sure they have not lost air pressure. While not a massive burden, it does take time and effort that only seems to get worse the older my knees get. Anytime my car sits more than a few days, instead of [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
infantech

We have reviewed quite a few surveillance cameras for your home like the DropCam, but this is the first camera I've seen that has been designed especially for use inside your car. No, the InfantTech Always in View Baby Monitor is not a dashcam which points outside your windshield to record your driving adventures, this [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Car Gear, Home and Kitchen, News
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   My commute to and from work every day isn't a very long one, but I like to enjoy that time driving by using my smartphone and other gadgets - all without touching them while I'm driving. One of my favorite add-ons is the iOmount iOauto Pro car mount. Although you can find all sorts of [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News
heated-steering-wheel-cover

With a Heated Steering Wheel Cover, you'll be able to drive to work on wintry days and arrive with hands that aren't stiff and blue from the cold.  The cover wraps completely around the steering wheel, and it will provide heat for 35 minutes - more than enough time for the heater to get the car [...]

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