Car accessories

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
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
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
tylt-chargers

The TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger that Dave reviewed earlier this year is still my favorite Qi charger. I ended up buying one after reading his review and have been happily using it with my LG G3 on my night stand next to my bed every night. I'm happy to report that TYLT has just announced [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, 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
Just Power Stick

For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we've developed a primal fear of, running down our life-giving phone batteries. One of the many companies providing [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel 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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Posted in: Articles, Car Gear
cobra-drivehd-3

I don't know about where you live, but where I am in Columbus, Indiana, people have horrible driving skills. I constantly see people run red lights and cut in front of you with little to no time to brake. I've often thought that I should consider buying a dash cam to use an insurance policy [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
thinkgeek-borg-fridge-2

This cute little Borg Cube can keep your food or beverages at the proper temperature.  It has a temperature switch, so you can refrigerate or warm the contents.  It measures 11.5" in each dimension on the outside, and the storage area inside is 6" x 7.5" x 8.25".  It's more like a desk-top fridge than a [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
mini-1

I love everything about my 2013 MINI Cooper except the stereo system which is pretty lame by most gadgeteer standards. When I ordered the car, I opted not to go full tech and buy the premium connected package because it was an expensive upgrade and the sales person at the dealership talked me out of it [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Articles, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Car Gear
kenu-airframe-plus-1

Back in March I reviewed the Kenu Airframe portable car mount.  To say I love the device is probably an understatement.  It goes with me everywhere.  Everyone I have shown it to has envied it.  And I have to keep a close watch on my wife for fear that she will steal it.  So when [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
zulunylongear-mollevisorpanel

Not enough spaces to organize and store the essentials in your urban (or rural) assault vehicle? Maybe you'd like to keep a glass breaker, seat belt cutter, small flashlight, pen or other tools within easy reach. Check out Zulu Nylon Gear's MOLLE Visor Panel. Designed to wrap around and adjust to your car's sun visor, it [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News