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Hulkman Alpha 85S Jump Starter review – A smart jump starter for your vehicle

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – In the last six months, I’ve had to jump-start 4 or 5 vehicles. When the Hulkman Alpha 85S Jump Starter review offer came along, I thought it could be the answer to making that task much easier. What is it? The Hulkman Alpha 85S Jump Starter is a multi-purpose device whose primary …

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AUTO-VOX V5 mirror dual dash cam review

REVIEW – Today’s newer vehicles have those spiffy rear cameras that you can use when backing up.  Some vehicles also have review mirrors that are display screens, showing realtime video from a read-facing camera instead of a reflection.  Auto-Vox has combined both of those features with a forward-facing camera and recording capabilities and created the …

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Scosche MagicGrip Wireless Charging Auto-Grip Mount review

REVIEW – Recently, Indiana passed a stricter hands-free law making it illegal to hold your cell phone while driving.  Knowing that although I am very safe when it comes to not using my phone while driving, there are times when I’m using GPS or other apps that I do hold my phone.  To remove the temptation of …

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Get a glimpse of Cadillac’s LYRIQ-al electric future

NEWS – At 7 pm EDT on August 6, 2020, Cadillac presented a look into General Motor’s dive into electrification. Cadillac introduced the LYRIQ – its first all-electric vehicle.  It is GM’s first vehicle built on its next-generation modular electrification platform based on its new Ultium battery technology. These batteries use a new NCMA (nickel-cobalt-manganese-aluminum) …

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AUTO-VOX W7 Wireless Backup Camera Kit review

REVIEW – I’ve been looking for backup camera solutions for my Suburban and for our Subaru Forrester for many months and had been looking for something that didn’t require yet another wiring project (even a minor one). I am hoping that the Auto-Vox Solar Wireless Digital Reversing System will be the perfect solution. What is …

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Scosche Fresh Scent FreeFlow Vent Mount review

REVIEW – I have a 2019 Ford Mustang that supports Apple’s CarPlay.  It’s fabulous.  Once I plug in my phone, I can navigate with Apple Maps, send texts, and answer calls without ever having to touch my phone.  I also have a 2016 Toyota RAV4.  While I love the car, it doesn’t support CarPlay, which …

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Fiora ultimate wireless chargers review

REVIEW – Today everyone is very reliant on their technology for everyday tasks. A single smartphone now replaces multiple devices which increases our use but drains the battery. This is where the Fiora Ultimate Wireless Charger line is extremely useful. Available in both a car and desktop versions, Fiora has you charging both on the …

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Innova CarScan Pro 5610 OBD2 vehicle diagnostic tool review

REVIEW – I saw this review offer and thought that it would be the perfect item for diagnosing a couple of the problems that I know my truck has. What is it? The Innova CarScan Pro 5610 is a feature-rich OBD2 vehicle diagnostic tool. What’s in the box? CarScan Pro 5610 ODBC connection Cable App …

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Acumen XR10 Digital Rearview Mirror review

REVIEW – As dashcams become more popular and affordable, manufacturers are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. Device manufacturer Acumen took a novel approach to the problem by mating a dashcam with a rearview camera and using your car’s standard rearview mirror as a mount for the screen. Even though installation …

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VanTop H610 10-inch 2.5k mirror dash camera  review

REVIEW – We’ve all heard tales of the minor fender-bender that somehow becomes a major lawsuit. Several years ago, I decided to install dashcams in my vehicles as unbiased observers to highway shenanigans. I was interested to see how Vantop’s H610 10-inch mirror camera would perform. What is it? The VanTop H610 10-inch 2.5k mirror …

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Mighty Mount Automatic Grip Fast Wireless Car Charger Dash & Vent Mount review

REVIEW – In 2020, 20 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving.  Mighty Mount makes an automatic grip phone mount that connects to a vent or adhesive dash stand and includes a built-in fast wireless car charger. Read on to see …

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