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The Mobile Home's access to Siri is convenient, but its price and lack of features don't make it the best buy in its niche category.
Garmin Dash Cam 20
With a bit of tweaking, the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is a (mostly) silent witness that watches the road without attracting the driver's attention.
Pioneer AppRadio 3 SPH-DA210
The Pioneer AppRadio 3 is significantly improved over the previous generation and one of the best choices for drivers wanting safe access to smartphone apps while on the road.
Zubie Key Connected Car Service
The Zubie Connected Car Service keeps good track of the family car and can help people be better drivers, but the lack of fuel economy information is a big miss.
Audiovox Car Connection
The Audiovox Car Connection's main benefit is letting parents keep track of their children's driving behavior for a relatively low per-month price.
GoGroove FlexSmart X3
The GoGroove FlexSmart X3 makes a strong showing, but is overshadowed by its sibling the GoGrove SmartMini.
Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi
Delphi's Vehicle Diagnostics system works best as a tool for parents who let their kids drive the family car, as it shows the car location and will trigger an alert if the car leaves a proscribed area.
The TextBuster system makes good on its promise to bust text-messaging and apps, but paying hardware prices for what's basically a software solution is a hard pill to swallow.
Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
The Kinivo BTC450 is a good and inexpensive choice for adding Bluetooth to cars with an auxiliary input, but it is short on features.
Sony SmartWatch ( MN2SW)
The Sony SmartWatch enters the realm of usability thanks to recent software updates, but it's still more smartphone accessory than solid standalone timepiece.