2017 Top Gadgets for Your Car

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I am always looking for ways to make my life a little easier when I am out driving. Here are a few of the top tech items you didn’t know you needed for your car.

Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger



I bought this cute little guy a couple of weeks ago.  This adorable BB-8 fits your standard cupholder and plugs into 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter). There is an optical light to indicate when he is plugged in. His head also spins and rotates and he makes cute beeping sounds so you can feel like he is talking to you.   He has 2 USB ports so you can charge 2 things at the same time. He is 6″ tall (including his antenna), 4″ wide, 4″ deep. 

  • Two USB charging ports each of which provide 2.1 Amps (enough to charge 2 tablets simultaneously)
  • Plugs into your 12V vehicle power adapter (cigarette lighter)
  • Officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise
  • Head moves, rotates and makes sounds
  • 3-setting power switch controls volume – Mute / On / Off


TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge

I am always having issues with my tire pressure and have tried a few different gauges. I have been using this one for the last 6 months.   The nozzle on the end lights up adding some extra light for when you have to check in the dark or low light situations.  The digital display also lights up a bright blue and clearly shows you an exact reading.  It comes with batteries already installed and I have not had to change them yet.  It will turn off automatically after 30 seconds of not being used to conserve battery power.

  • Lighted nozzle and display screen for ultimate visibility in low light or at night
  • Digital display instantly and clearly shows exact reading, eliminating the guesswork of analog gauges
  • Nozzle seals to valve stem for quick and accurate measurements
  • Simple push-button control turns unit on, selects the desired range, and automatically shuts off after 30 seconds to save the batteries
  • Ergonomic design comfortably fits hand and features a soft, non-slip surface for sure grip
  • (1) CR2032 3V Lithium Coin Cell, (3) LR44 1.5V Button Cells (All Included)

Mpow Car Vent Mount Air Vent Car Mount 

I don’t like to have things stuck to my window or my dash. I wanted something I could easily put away when I wasn’t in need of it. I got this air vent mount about 8 months ago.  The claw-like rubber base holds very well to my vent making me feel like my phone is secure. It attaches easily.  The mount stretches from 1.7in (43mm) and 3.7in (95mm) to fit cell phones or GPS devices.   It is also adjustable with 360-degree rotation for perfect viewing angle without interfering the air flow direction.

  • TRIPLE PROTECTION TO SECURE YOUR CELLPHONE: Mpow car phone holder designed with premium claw-like rubber base and support shelf to stabilize your device, soft rubber layer protect your device from scratches
  • ONE BUTTON RELEASE: The quick release button on the cradle makes it easy to operate. Gradually press the release button on the right sides to expand the arm until you find the perfect fit, then squeeze the arms together to tighten onto the device
  • 360 DEGREES ROTATION: Fully adjustable with 360-degree rotation for perfect viewing angle without interfering the air flow direction. Change your perspective with a simple spin, which is a wonderful navigation assistance choice
  • CONVENIENT CAR PHONE MOUNT: Designed with thick and thin settings to fit air vent blades with different thickness. Easy to insert the phone cradle into the vent without using any tools. Foldable holding feet allow hassle-free charging for your cellphone
  • UNIVERSAL CELLPHONE CRADLE: Stretches from 1.7in (43mm) and 3.7in (95mm) to fit cellphones or navigations between 4-6in like iPhone 7/7 Plus, Galaxy S8, Google Pixel, LG G6, Huawei P9 / P9 Plus, etc.

HaloCam C1 Car Dash Cam

I have this item on my Christmas wish list.  With all the crazy drivers out there no one will admit fault but with one of these would make it a lot easier.  It has built-in wifi and you can take pictures or videos using the remote.  It records in 1080p and includes a dual port car charger.  It has a built-in microphone and installs easily using 3M tape.  Even if you are a professional car driver you can benefit from having the recording to help study and analyze your driving from the dashcam point of view as well.

  • 【Built-in Wi-Fi Car Dash Cam】 Use the remote controller to take pictures or make videos and share it instantly on facebook/twitter/youtube etc from ” HaloCam Auto” which can download in AppStore and Google Play.
  • 【FHD 1080P & Super Clear Vision】 HaloCam car video recorder(with Sony IMX323 Exmor CMOS) captures everything in sharp full 1080p resolution with an expanded 165° field of view.
  • 【Ultra Mini & 360° Rotatable Structure & Easy Mounting】Easily and securely mount to your windshield or dashboard in seconds with 3M Double-sided adhesive tap, includes a dual-port car charger to power the Dash Camera , remote control, and an additional USB cable.
  • 【Multi-functional Dashboard Camera】With OBD-GPS cable & rear camera(Not included), Halocam dashcam could show following features: ①Forward Collision and Lane Departure Warning;②Head-up Display;③Vehicle Diagnosis;④0-100KM Acceleration Test⑤Route Management;⑥Elligent Speed Warning System and Voice Broadcast;⑦Dual Cameras:One forward on dash and one for the back window;⑧Parking monitor and motion detection.


iRULU Car Emergency Jump Starter 


Another item on my wishlist is a portable car jump starter. Where I live it gets quite cold in the winter making my car stall. When its cold outside the last thing I want to do is wait for CAA to have to come give me a boost.  This one by BoPower is small enough to fit into my glovebox.  This one can also charge laptops, phones, and tablets so you don’t have to go without if you are stranded.  The gold clamps have over current protection, short circuit protection, overload protection, over-voltage protection, over-charge protection.

  • JUMP START ANY VEHICLE: Supports up to 6L Gas, 4.5L Diesel Engine. Ideal for all vehicles like motorcycles, tractors, light-duty trucks, oil boats, cargo vans, ATVs, RVs, snowmobiles, and more; Repeated use 30 times with 600A of peak current and anti-reverse protection clamps
  • CHARGE DEVICES SAFELY: Designed with your best interest at heart, our battery booster has gone through extensive tests to meet all the safety regulations; The mistake-proof design alligator clips have over-current, short circuit, overcharge, over-voltage, over-charge, low battery protection
  • 8 IN 1 MULTIFUNCTIONAL KIT: This versatile jump starter will start your car anytime you want and keep you safe in any case of emergency. Use it as a power charging bank, as a cigarette lighter, as a LED SOS flashlight or even a compass. It also acts as a power bank for input voltages 5V, 12V, 16V, 19V devices such as a laptop, mobile, tablet etc.
  • EACH PACKAGE CONTAINS: 1 powerful 13600mAh jump starter power bank,1 AC charger,1 car DC charger,1 USB cable,1 (8-in-1) laptop adapter,1 jump start wire clip,1storage bag, and 1 user friendly manual.

Now we know that gadgets for cars are cool and it’s important not to forget the car accessories but don’t forget to make your license your own brand as well with a personlised number plate which can make your car stand out and even give you some branding publicity if cleverly done.

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