Car Gear

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, 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 [...]

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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+ [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
Montar  11

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
keyport-amazon-storefront

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Car Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
iomount-13

   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 [...]

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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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Posted in: Car Gear, News
juice-pack-car-dock

Well, without plugging a cable into the phone or case, anyway.  The juice pack car dock from mophie attaches to your car's windshield or dash with suction cups, and you'll plug its cable into your car's power outlet.  When you mount your iPhone 5 or 5s (that's cased in a mophie juice pack case) into [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
13 iDock app

I love my GPS.  It goes everywhere I go and I depend on it more than I'd really like to admit.  With the advent of the GPS-equipped smartphone, we have the option to use apps like Google Maps and Navigation to stand in for a GPS.  Convergence, right?  Why have two devices when one will [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
genius-dvr-fhd568-2

Mounted on your windshield, dash cams are small video cameras that have been designed to record what you see as you drive. Whether it captures that near miss with the deer that ran across the road in front of your car, a collision with another vehicle or maybe just a scenic drive, these cameras are both handy [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
seven-year-flashlight-2

The Seven Year Flashlight from Hammacher Schlemmer is a rechargeable flashlight that can hold a charge for seven years.  It has "specially-designed nickel metal hydride batteries that minimize power loss, ensuring reliable, full-power light for seven years on a single charge."   It produces 200 lumens of light for 6 hours on a full charge, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Keystone key holder review

keystone 01

Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let's take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone. All photos can be clicked for full size. Compact - The Keystone maximizes space by holding as many of your keys as possible in a 6/8" x 3 1/4"(20mm x 85mm) space. Silent - Your keys will never jingle. [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear
rightline-gear-truck-tents-2

Well, the title says it all.  This Rightline Gear tent is bottomless, so you can set it up without emptying the bed of the truck.  It's made of gray and orange water-resistant polyester fabric with tape-sealed seams (PU 2000mm), and it has fiberglass poles.  It has two gear pockets, a lantern hanging hook, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
vw03

One of my dreams is to own an all-electric vehicle, but I've never actually driven one until my recent trip to attend Volkswagen's Full-Line Press event in Middleburgh, VA.  I, along with two dozen other bloggers, were invited to attend this event and hear about VW's plans and get a preview of several of their [...]

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