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Mobile Tech: 10 Cool Car Gadgets and Accessories You’ll Love

Whether you have a brand new car or a used vehicle, you’ve put a considerable amount of money into your wheels. We know this because even the average used car costs upward of $11,000 these days.

So here’s our question for you:

If you’re going to pay thousands of dollars for any car, don’t you think you should be riding in style?

We’d like to think you should. And you don’t have to buy fresh wheels to do so. There are tons of cool car gadgets out there that will take your vehicle to the next level.

But what exactly are these gadgets?

Stick with us as we take a look at 10 of our favorite car gadgets:


1. Dash Cam

No one here expects to end up in a car accident. Especially since many of us are sure of our driving skills.

The fact of the matter, however, is that an accident can happen at any time. And if that happens, having a dash cam is going to make any legal battles that may follow easier for you to handle.

Dash cams provide concrete proof of what really transpired during an accident. Many of them now record your location during an accident and provide timestamps.

Oh, and you can also make cool videos as you drive around town. That’s just one more reason to invest in one.

2. Automatic Car Adapter

If you’re not car-savvy, don’t worry. Most of us aren’t.

But as it turns out, we don’t have to be these days. Because automatic car adapters are doing most of the work for us.

These adapters alert drivers to problems with their cars. They’ll let you know when your car needs an oil change or an engine check. Not only that, but some even provide mileage logs and notify local authorities after accidents.

3. Mobile Coffeemaker

This one might sound ridiculous, but mobile coffeemakers are now a thing. And we couldn’t be more excited about making our Morning Joe on the go.

These mobile coffeemakers are designed specifically for vehicles. They plug directly into your car’s port, and you can use your own coffee grounds or purchase espresso pods.

Just remember to keep your eyes on the road with this one. Don’t let this cool new gadget distract you too much.

4. Parking Assistant

Who among us enjoys parking cars? We’re willing to bet that few people experience unbridled joy while parallel parking or pulling into a busy parking lot.

Fortunately, there are enough parking assistants on the market to make worrying about parking a thing of the past.

Parking assistants completely take the guesswork out of parking. They let drivers know when they’ve properly positioned their vehicles so they can avoid bumping their bumpers.

5. Emergency Window Breaker

As we said earlier, no one leaves the house prepared to get into an accident. But accidents happen, which is why we’re recommending yet another safety-oriented tool:

The emergency window breaker.

This tool does exactly what it sounds like it does. It breaks car windows when drivers are trapped inside of their vehicles for any reason. So if your door is jammed or your car is submerged under water, the window breaker is your friend.

Some emergency window breakers also come with slim, attached blades. These blades are designed to help you cut through seat belts or any other obstacles that stand between you and safety.

6. Wireless Tire Pressure Monitor

If you live long enough to own a car for decades, there’s a good chance that you’ll have issues with your tires at least once. And if you ever have the misfortune of having tire problems, a wireless tire pressure monitor will come in handy.

Here’s how these wireless monitors work:

You attach Bluetooth gauges to your tires. These gauges constantly monitor your tires’ pressure. When the pressure is low, the gauges send a message directly to your mobile device.

7. Rear View Backup Camera

Those of you liked the idea of a parking assistant might love this one:

A rearview backup camera.

You simply mount the backup camera to your license plate or rear window and drive. The camera then transmits high-definition video of what’s going on behind your car.

And if you’re worried about the camera’s durability, don’t be. These cameras can typically survive rainy weather for months.

We wouldn’t, however, test these devices out in extreme weather. The heat and cold can get the best of any device.

8. Radar Detector

As much as we care about safety, we have to be honest:

The speed limit can be a nuisance. When we’re late for work or trying to rush to a doctor’s appointment, we’d like to go faster.

Which is exactly what the radar detector can help us do.

Radar detectors alert drivers to the presence of nearby cops. They do so by letting us know when other parties are using radars.

And who else but the cops would have a good reason to use a radar on any given day?

9. Bluetooth Key Finder

How many times a month would you say you misplace your keys? If the answer is more than zero, perhaps a Bluetooth key finder is the solution for you.

Bluetooth key finders are devices that you attach to your keys rings. You can detect these devices by simply checking a mobile app.

And you can use these devices for other objects as well, so get creative.

10. USB Charger

Using much of your tech on the go would be difficult if you didn’t have a USB charger on hand. But we’re not just talking about your run-of-the-mill, single charger.

We’re suggesting that you purchase a USB charger with multiple ports. You can find chargers that have three or four ports these days. Which means that everyone in your car gets to charge their phones.

But no texting and driving. Okay?

Thinking of Getting Any of These Cool Car Gadgets?

We hope we’ve inspired you to pick up a few of these cool car gadgets. You do, after all, deserve to cruise in style.

If you’re looking for more tech-inspired ideas, have a look at our tech blog. We routinely bring you all of the most relevant tech-related news.

Those of you who have any specific questions or concerns should contact us. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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