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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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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
escort-cobra-1

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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Papago_GoSAFE_TPMS100-6

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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bracketron-tekgrip

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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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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About a year ago, I was in a collision caused by a driver who suddenly turned in front of me. I took a lot of pictures, one of which eventually proved that I was not at fault, but a dash cam such as the Yada Dash Road Cam HD would have given the insurance company [...]

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innova-car-battery-monitor

If you've ever been caught a situation where your car battery has died on you in an inopportune moment, then perhaps it is time to purchase the INNOVA 3721 Battery and Charging System Monitor. This device plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter of 12-volt negative ground systems' cars and will report the battery's voltage on the LCD [...]

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drivemocion-led-car-sign

How many of you have wished that you could tell the driver behind you how you feel? Yeah, me too (hey, it could be a nice feeling too you know!). ThinkGeek has a gadget to do just that! The Drivemocion LED Car Sign is a 6.5" diameter circular car sign that hangs from your rear [...]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. All opinions are 100% mine. The majority of the driving I do is behind the wheel of a small, zippy sports car. Though sadly, I occasionally get dogged by my friends and family for driving it like a little [...]

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors. All opinions are 100% mine. A couple of weeks ago we were vacationing on Seagrove Beach, Florida. Jeanne usually does the driving and I am the navigator, but when she went to pick up our rental car at the [...]

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aukey-quick-charge2-2ports

I currently have an Aukey two-port car charger with one Quick Charge 2.0 port. It charges my phone more quickly than conventional chargers and has been working wonderfully without problems. However, we have two phones in our family that support Quick Charge 2.0 so I have been on the lookout for an inexpensive dual port [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
A8 HUD-01

I love the idea of a heads up display, or HUD.  Jet fighters use them!  Fancy sports cars have them!  It's the stuff of the future, right?  I jumped at the chance to try out the A8 HUD unit with OBD connectivity. The A8 HUD unit consists of a flat, smartphone-shaped bar with a large [...]

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revolt-dual

The 12V port in my MINI Cooper is occupied with a USB car charger for my dashcam. I love using gadgets in my car, but hate how large and ugly the power adapters can be. I've been on the lookout for a smaller one for awhile now and may have found one that ticks all [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
aukey-qualcomm-quickcharge2-car-charger

Not all of us have the inexhaustible power of the Star Trek communicators, which is invaluable when you venture out on a five-year mission. Instead, we have to rely on chargers for our phones for the foreseeable future. We constantly demand more power and faster charging speeds, so engineers have provided us with the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News