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Take the Energizer All-in-One Air Jump Power on your Next Road Trip

on Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, News

It’s summer time, and that means people all over the country are setting out on vacations. For those of you that aren’t flying to your destination, the Energizer All-in-One Air Jump Power looks like it might be a wonderful traveling companion to stow in the trunk of your car. This 12-Volt system can jump startRead More…

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Sony shows 3D displays with Dual-View capability

By: I Yarom
on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The jury is still out on the verdict regarding the usage of 3D TV’s at home. In the meantime, Sony has showed additional usage for the capability of showing a different image to each eye — Dual-View. Dual-View enables two players to watch one screen, but to view two different images (instead of the splitRead More…

Gone Are the Days of Remote Start From a Key Ring

By: Karen Nelson
on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Viper has created technology that allows you to start your car from virtually anywhere with your smartphone.  Viper SmartStart works with iPhones, Blackberrys, and Android.  SmartStart allows you to heat/cool your car, lock/unlock doors, control multiple cars, personalize settings, and start remotely from practically anywhere.  There are three configurations:  VSM200, VSS3000, and VSS5000.  The configurationsRead More…

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Portable Car Camcorder Review

on Sunday, April 10th, 2011

  I find myself with a conundrum.  I have a gadget to review,  but for the life of me, I don’t know what I would use it for.  Nevertheless, I’m going to take it on a ride and maybe I’ll have an aha moment.  It is available through Etronixmart.

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GoSmart Clip Smartphone Steering Wheel Mount Review

on Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

When I first learned about the GoSmart Clip a few months ago, I thought it was a great idea for putting your smartphone’s display right in the center of your steering wheel, for easy viewing. They sent me one to review and now that I’ve had a chance to actually use it, here’s what IRead More…

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Go Smart Clip helps keep your hands at 10 and 2

on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Why haven’t we seen something like this before? The Go Smart Clip is an adjustable holder that places your smartphone exactly where you can see it. Right in the center of your steering wheel. It’s designed to accommodate almost any smartphone that is between 4″ (100mm) to 5″ (125mm) tall and less than 0.75″ (20mm)Read More…

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Hang a classic car on your wall

on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I know this isn’t exactly a gadget, but it sure is eye catching. It’s a collection of 3D car replicas that double as shelves for your wall. Made of resin and glass, these colorful front bumbers of some classic car models from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s would be perfect for any man cave (orRead More…

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Lemur Monitors SafeDriver Wireless Vehicle Monitor Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Sunday, October 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

“When you can’t be with them…” is the tag line for the SafeDriver monitoring device from Lemur Monitors.  Some might say “Or when you can’t trust them,”…either way, the SafeDriver wireless monitoring device is a sweet little “don’t even think about it” mechanism for that new driver in the household. The second in a seriesRead More…

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Scosche Launches the motorMOUTH II Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit

on Monday, September 27th, 2010

Scosche has announced the motorMOUTH II, plug and play Bluetooth handsfree car kit and streaming audio receiver. This is a compact device that plugs directly into the front Aux-in/MP3 jack on your car’s stereo. If you don’t have a front jack, Scosche provides a relocation cable along with a Y adapter for users that preferRead More…

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Sony Announces New Xplod In-Dash Car Stereos Designed For Connectivity and Customization

on Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

I drive a 2006 Mazda 3 5 Door and love it except for two things. The A/C is crappy and so is the stock stereo. I keep toying with the idea of replacing the stereo and these new Sony Xplod in-dash units might make me finally pull the trigger. Sony has introduced 4 different radiosRead More…

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CarCheckup Review

on Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of the Check Engine Light (CEL) in your car come on then you are stuck there wondering what the heck is wrong. You could take your car to your dealership or even to an auto parts store but you don’t even know if your car can make it thatRead More…

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OnStar to Expand Service to Smartphones in 2011

on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Starting in 2011, OnStar will begin offering a smartphone application at no extra cost as part of their basic subscription plan for all GM brands. Smartphone users will be able to use many of OnStar’s features right from their phone. Some of those features include the ability to remotely start their vehicle, activate horn andRead More…

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FuelDoctor Fuel Saving Device Review

By: cobinrox
on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

The FuelDoctor FD-47 is a device that can help increase fuel economy by conditioning electrical signals (e.g., aberrant noise, harmonics, spikes).  It consists of a set of electronics filters encapsulated in a shell that is inserted into the cigarette lighter of the car.  The concept is sound:  filter out transient spikes and help the electronicRead More…

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Ionic Clean Washing System Review

on Saturday, June 26th, 2010

The HomeRight Iconic Clean Washing System is a large blue canister that takes your tap water and turns it into de-ionized (DI) water. The canister has a 20 foot hose with a soft bristle brush attached, and a three way (Off – Bypass – DI) switch on the end. You’re supposed to be able toRead More…

It’s Road Trip Season – Make Sure your GPS has the Latest Maps

on Sunday, June 13th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, News

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s almost the middle of June, which means most, if not all kids are out of school for the summer and it’s time for an epic family vacation. If your family is planning to spend any part ofRead More…

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Find Out What that Check Engine Light Means with the CarCheckup

on Monday, May 31st, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

CarCheckup is an automotive information system that can be used to monitor driver performance as well as tell you in plain English why your check engine light is on. While plugged in to the OBDII port, it records telemetry like speed, RPM, hard braking, hard acceleration, miles traveled, average speed and more. To read theRead More…

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2011 Ford Fiesta to Receive New SYNC AppLink Capability

on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Today Ford is announcing an innovative new SYNC feature called AppLink, which will make Ford the first automaker to be able to voice control smartphone apps inside the car. The first application partners are Pandora internet radio, Stitcher “smart” radio, and OpenBeak which is a Twitter client. Ford is also announcing the first phase inRead More…

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reVIVE II Dual USB Car Charger for iPad from Scosche

on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

The reVIVE II Dual USB Car Charger from Scosche allows you to charge your iPad and another device while travelling by car.  The reVIVE II has a 2.1A USB port for charging your iPad.  There’s also a second 1A USB port to charge another device simulataneously.  The reVIVE II Dual USB Car Charger is $24.99Read More…

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Skin your iPhone and now your car with Original Wraps

on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Skinning your phone and other gadgets with custom vinyl decals is nothing new, but how would you like to be able to do the same thing with your car? Original Wraps Inc. (headed up by the original founder of SkinIt.com) is providing car owners the same capability with today’s launch of its vehicle graphics personalizationRead More…

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Keep an eye on your iPhone with the Xtand Go

on Monday, March 8th, 2010

The Just Mobile Xtand Go is a dash or windshield mount for your iPhone 3G3 or 3G. It has a folding arm that allows the iPhone to be rotated vertically or horizontally and maintains access to side controls and the dock connector. What I like about it is that it doesn’t have one of thoseRead More…

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Plug and Play Wireless Vehicle Monitors

on Friday, February 19th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Lemur Vehicle Monitors offers 3 different wireless modules for your car that look pretty useful. EconoDriver will display cost per trip, current gas mileage and the Green rating of your driving performance (hmmm, not sure exactly what that means…). The SafeDriver module displays the maximum speed, miles traveled and number of sudden stops since theRead More…

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Auto-Finder Review: “Dude, where’s my car?”

on Monday, February 15th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

In the mid 1990s, my best friend and I took a trip to DisneyWorld in Orlando.  Every time we returned to the parking lot, we faced a familiar scenario:  We couldn’t find our rental car.  Simply too many cars!  Adding insult to injury, our rental car was a red Chevrolet Corsica… which was a stapleRead More…

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Dash Cam Dually Review – A black box video recorder for your car

on Monday, January 11th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews

Ever been in a hit and run accident?  Well I have.  I made a left turn and I noticed a white Honda Civic with a giant whale tail spoiler closing in fast from my right.  “That car isn’t gonna stop for the light” I thought to myself.  I slammed on the brakes but it wasRead More…

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LandAirSea GPS Tracking Key Pro Review

on Sunday, December 6th, 2009
Posted in: Car Gear, GPS, Reviews

Vehicle tracking is no longer just for large businesses and private detectives. Now anyone can check up on their kids, spouse and employees with the easy to use Tracking Key Pro from LandAirSea. The Tracking Key Pro is a passive GPS device that can be hidden in a vehicle to automatically log trip information forRead More…

Never lose your parked car again – Fynder

on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Have you ever wandered around in a parking lot trying to find your car because you forgot where you parked it? I know I’ve done that on more than one occasion and each time I feel like a complete moron looking up and down the aisles trying to find my car. Fynder’s are keychain transceiverRead More…