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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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Let them know you’re stopping fast with Braking Bar

NEWS – One of the more common traffic accidents is getting rear-ended by distracted drivers, especially in the case of an emergency, or even a quick stop.  If only there was a way to get the attention of the driver behind you. Enter Braking Bar! Braking Bar is a battery-operated brake light that mounts via …

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Buckle up your bags with this trunk & cargo organizer

NEWS – Tired of coming home from the grocery store only to find your carefully placed groceries strewn all about the back of your car? The STAYHOLD Trunk & Cargo Organizer bundle is a simple solution for keeping runaway groceries and gear in check. The modular durable plastic pieces use velcro to grip your vehicle’s …

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This portable handheld vacuum fits conveniently in your car’s cupholder

NEWS – I’m sure you’ve heard of the old saying out of sight, out of mind. It certainly is the case when it comes to portable car vacuums. Most of them are large enough that you have to store them in the trunk or back of your vehicle. Which means that you’re less apt to …

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This giant flashlight will jump start your car

NEWS – You’ve probably seen and might even have a portable jump start device for your car’s battery. I have one behind the backseat of my car that I reviewed years ago. The problem with a dedicated jump-start gadget is that you have to keep it charged and it just does one thing. The CarAIDE …

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70mai Tire Pressure Monitoring System Lite review

REVIEW – New automobiles feature some amazing options these days, from HUDs to self-parking to heated seats. Most of these options are add-ons, but a good majority of them are included as standard, even with base models. As automotive technology gets more advanced, third party manufacturers look for ways to make some of these cooler …

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Moshi QuickDuo Car Charger review

  REVIEW – Can you ever really have enough charging ports in your car? The Moshi QuikDuo Car Charger adds a USB-C and USB-A port in one adaptor that pops into your auxiliary power outlet. Simple and effective. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a USB-C and USB-A charger for your car. Hardware …

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Today’s top car tech trends you should look out for

ARTICLE – Today’s cars have a ton of features we could only dream of. For instance, cars today now have sophisticated entertainment systems, with small television screens for passengers, and speakers we can connect to our mobile phones. Different knick-knacks and accessories exist to help us monitor car safety, have our phones nearby, and even …

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Aukey Expedition PD Car Charger review

REVIEW – “When it rains, it pours” is not always a bad thing.  I signed up to review a single Aukey Power Delivery solution, and was surprised when they sent me a box with 5 products from their PD lineup.  Challenge accepted – let’s open the umbrella and start at the small end: the Expedition …

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The SnoShark is here to take a bite out of car snow removal this winter

NEWS – I might be in the minority here, but I love snow. What I don’t like is trying to remove all the white stuff from my car. I’ve used brushes, ice scrapers, and even a broom, none of which are ideal. We just had our first big snowfall, and as I was laboriously cleaning …

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Thinkware U1000 4K dash cam review

REVIEW – Thinkware has definitely upped it game recently. For years I’ve been saying they needed to go beyond HD video capture…and thankfully they’ve done just that. Earlier this year, Thinkware released the Q800 Pro that keeps the 800 series form factor but bumps the resolution from 1080p to 2K. That said, their most recent release …

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