Going backward for car safety
Affordable Webcam helps limit blind spots
Car makers are increasingly looking backward in their visual safety features--as in Webcam screens built into theirin an effort to eliminate blind spots once and for all. While we're all in favor of the idea, for some reason we have a feeling that the cost of such add-ons will involve bodily appendages such as arms and legs.
But SkyMall, of all places, is offering a "Wireless Backup Camera" that plugs into the license plate light socket and feeds video to a 2.5-inch color display that can be fastened to a visor or the dashboard for $150. It's not as fancy as the LCD that of some Mazda SUVs, but it's also only a fraction of the cost.
If you're on the verge of a mid-life crisis, however, you can always wait for similar features that are expected on Intel'sof the future. That'll give you plenty of time to hit the tattoo parlor first.