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Lemur Monitors SafeDriver Wireless Vehicle Monitor Review

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“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 series […]

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Scosche Launches the motorMOUTH II Bluetooth Handsfree Car Kit

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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 prefer

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Plantronics introduces the K100 Bluetooth in-car speakerphone

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We all know that making and answering calls with a mobile phone while driving distracts you from the task at hand – actually driving the vehicle. Solutions to this problem include various hands-free systems like Bluetooth headsets and speakerphones. Plantronics has just introduced a new addition to the last category. It’s the K100 Bluetooth in-car

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

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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 radios

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Kensington Announces Five Universal Smartphone Accessories

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Seems like many accessories you buy work for only one device, and you have to buy all new accessories when you change devices.  Kensington is eliminating that need by offering some universal smartphone accessories.  The Pocket Battery for Smartphones (center, $39.99) is a rechargable battery pack that can extend your battery life by up to

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Scosche Wireless Car RF Remote for iPod

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This Scosche wireless RF remote works with any iPod with dock connector.  The control unit straps to your car’s steering wheel, and there’s a receiver that plugs into the dock connector on your iPod.  The unit works over a distance of 100 feet to control track, volume, play/pause, playlist and shuffle.  The receiver has a pass-through

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OnStar to Expand Service to Smartphones in 2011

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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 and

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

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 of

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Moshi Announces Voice Control Bluetooth Car Speakerphone

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I’m a big fan of the Moshi voice controlled alarm clock and now they are offering a voice controlled Bluetooth car speakerphone. Just say “Hello Moshi” to activate 13 voice control commands that allow you to set up five speed dials, ask for a list of commands, call back the last incoming call, check the

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