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My Crutchfield experience…..

crutchfield P800BT

I have been pondering upgrading my stock car stereo for a fancy new one with some of, if not all, the bells and whistles; touch screen, navigation, iPod interface, HD radio, USB connection, etc. The real sticking point has been the cost. While the stereo may only cost between $350-$1000, the installation and additional parts

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Capture the action inside and outside your car – Dash Cam Dually

The Dash Cam Dually has two built-in 1.3 Mega Pixel cameras to capture the scene in front of your car AND what’s happening inside your car. Four Infrared LED’s illuminate the interior of the vehicle so you can even capture video at night. Video is recorded to the included 2GB SD card. Another really cool

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Use your iPhone to monitor your car – Kiwi Wifi

kiwi wifi

If you own a 1996 or newer vehicle and an iPhone, you can use the Kiwi Wifi to monitor your car’s engine sensors, MPG, etc in real time on your iPhone’s display. The Kiwi Wifi is a plug and play wireless device with an attached 6 ft OBDII cable for easy installation. Applications available from

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Record your next cop chase with the Car Cam Voyager

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The new Car Cam Voyager with LCD is the first vehicle camera to let you see exactly what is happening in real-time while you’re driving. This car camera provides a live feed on its 2 inch 320 x 240 screen and can record up to 48 hours of video at 720×480 30fps via its wide

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Jaguar plans to include HD radio as standard in future models

Jaguar XJ

Today Jaguar announced that HD radio will become a standard feature in their existing XKR and XFR models, and in their upcoming flagship model, the XJ.  HD radio will remain an option in the XK and XF models. While it might be easy to dismiss this as news that is only relevant for the filthy

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Griffin Technology PowerDuo Reserve Review

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Anyone who has owned an iPhone for even a short period of time can tell you that its biggest flaw — or at least, the biggest flaw that isn’t directly related to the carrier — is its frustratingly insufficient battery life, especially compared to standard mobile phones.  The typical solution for most users is to

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Green speakerphone – Scosche solCHAT

If you don’t like using Bluetooth headsets, but want a handsfree alternative for your mobile phone while driving, you might want to check out the new solCHAT speakerphone from Scosche. All the typical speakerphone features are accessed by an easy 3 button interface, but the main difference with this Bluetooth device is the integrated solar

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Keep tabs on your vehicle, family and pets with a Zoombak GPS

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The Zoombak Personal GPS Locator is a small GPS module that works in combination with a web based service to alert you to the comings and goings of the vehicle where you have installed it. Put it in your son or daughter’s car while they drive back to college and the Zoombak service will email

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Charge USB gadgets in your car – iLuv iAD 115 Micro

The new iLuv iAD 115 Micro USB Car Charger is a solution for people with iPod, iPhone, MP3, GPS and other devices who need an easy way to charge their gadgets while driving. The iAD115 Micro USB Car Charger is so small it can be concealed inside the cigarette lighter by simply closing the cover.

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