Gift ideas for your car

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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 car mounts on the market, I like this one because it’s been especially designed for my car’s make and model. That means no suction cups. Yay! And, the best part is that the mount is magnetic. All I have to do is get in the car and touch the back of my phone to the mount and I’m done. No cradles to fool with, latches etc.  iOmounts are available in different styles depending on your car. The setup I installed in my MINI Copper is currently priced at $70. Visit ProClipUSA for more info.

The Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit is another favorite car gadget that I use every day. It’s a small adapter that not only allows for handsfree calling if your car doesn’t have Bluetooth capability, but it also allows for audio streaming from your smartphone to your car’s stereo. The streaming feature is the one I use and it does an excellent job with great audio quality using aptX. The BTC450 adapter also features a USB port, so you can plug in a charging cable for your phone or other USB powered devices like the Cobra Dashcam. The Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit is priced at $39.99 from Amazon.

I also like having a dashcam in my car. I’m a little late to the dashcam party, only having started using one this summer. My first dashcam review was of the Cobra Drive HD Dash Cam with Wi-Fi (CDR 900). Although it has some issues with color and picture clarity. I’m still using it because I like the size, wide viewing angle and ease of use. Until I find another camera I like better, I’ll be sticking with this one. You never know when you’ll need to refer to video footage for the purposes of entertainment or in the event of an accident. The Cobra Drive HD Dash Cam with Wi-Fi (CDR 900) is priced at $194.92 at Amazon.

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