A rear-view mirror that does it all

From GPS to entertainment, and safety in between.

Shenzhen MCD Electronics

Enduring certain ridicule, we have suggested on occasion that the rear-view mirror could become one of the main control centers for vehicles of the near future. Already, there have been versions that have technologies ranging from GPS navigation to built-in camcorders and Webcams. And now there's one that appears to cram in more functions than all of the others combined.

As indicated by its name, the "Multifunction GPS Bluetooth Rearview Mirror System" claims a broad array of features, including a 3.5-inch touch screen, satellite navigation, audio and video players, speakers, SD card slot, five games, and even a stylus, according to Red Ferret. It also has a rechargeable battery, in case you want to pull it off the windshield and use it as a mini-boombox.

Fair warning, though: It's being offered by one of those generic distributors from China, so warranties and any kind of support may be scarce to non-existent. Besides, this version doesn't have a heart monitor--yet.

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