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Motorola MA1 Wireless Android Auto Car Adapter review – It just works! (most of the time)

REVIEW – It might not seem like much to plug your phone into the car to access Android Auto each time you get in for a trip, but a few days with the Motorola MA1 Wireless Android Auto Car Adapter will change your mind. What is it? If you’ve bought or rented a new car …

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Fanttik X8 APEX Tire Inflator Portable Air Compressor review

REVIEW – With 2 cars and 3 bikes in my garage, a tire inflator is a very necessary tool. Since I use my garage as a workshop, the cars are usually parked in the driveway and exposed to the very cold winter temps. During this past winter after prolonged exposure to extreme cold, there were …

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AstroAI Cordless Tire Inflator review – This may be a new headache remedy

REVIEW – The AstroAI Cordless Tire Inflator could almost make pain relief claims. Cord-free freedom when pumping car and bike tires is something I’ll never be without now that I’ve experienced it. Ever since portable electric tire pumps were created I’ve had one in the car. Mine are cheap but long lasting and are powered …

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CarPC Android Auto dongle review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Many vehicles support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay on the infotainment system. These interfaces only support a limited number of apps and operating modes. The CarPC AA dongle uses custom software to permit a full Android experience in your car. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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This is the easiest way to add LED lighting effects to your car or laptop

NEWS – You won’t have to run wires or power cords in your car or office to add cool lighting effects when you use these tiny USB plugs. These plugs draw power from the USB port in your car, laptop, desktop computer, etc., and can be set to a cycle through colors or just remain …

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Spotify’s Car Thing now available for purchase with no invitation necessary

Spotify Car Thing

NEWS – If you’ve been wanting to get ahold of Spotify’s new Car Thing smart music player but didn’t make it on the reservation list, your wait is now over. Starting this week Car Thing is available for purchase to anyone in the US. Featuring touchscreen control, voice control, as well as a large dial …

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Nexar Pro Dual Dash Cam review – See outside and INSIDE your vehicle

REVIEW – Now that I have another driver (with a fourth starting this summer), I’ve been on the lookout for a high-quality dash cam for my son’s car to serve as another set of eyes in the event of a collision or other incident while he is on his way back and forth to school.  …

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Here’s a convenient way to add a clothes hanger to your car

NEWS – Most cars have a built-in hook inside the top of the passenger door that can be used to hold a hanger when you need to transport clothing that you don’t want to wrinkle. That will work fine but it’s not nearly as nice looking as the Maxsa Car Butler. The Maxsa features an …

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Here’s a cup holder tray to add to your car picnic gear collection!

NEWS – Last week I told you about the Saucemoto condiment holder for your car and today I want to show you another gadget that can improve your car picnic experience. It’s the Macally Cup Holder Tray which moves your fast food from your lap to a cup holder mounted platform. It features a 360° …

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Turn your car into a dining room with the Saucemoto

NEWS – COVID made me the master of car picnics. Back when many restaurants were closed to indoor dining, we would take large Tupperware containers to serve as our “tables” while sitting in the car. It was a juggling act trying to situate our sandwich and fries in a small car, but the hardest part …

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