Car Accessories

Vantrue Ondash R1 Pro Dash Cam
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Vantrue Ondash R1 Pro Dash Cam

The R1 Pro's video looks good, but the lack of telemetry information about speed and location limit this dashcam's output for litigation, and US insurance rules more generally lessen the need for this type of evidence.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 25, 2016
BMW AirTouch
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BMW AirTouch

BMW will show off its new AirTouch technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year.

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Carloudy head-up display
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Carloudy head-up display

Carloudy, a new head-up display Kickstarter project, shows turn-by-turn navigation and speed limits in easy view on your windshield.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $259.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Apple CarPlay
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Apple CarPlay

iOS addicts and fans of straightforward tech will find plenty of reasons to move to Apple CarPlay and never look back.

4 stars Editors' rating on October 31, 2015

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Voyo connected car system
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Voyo connected car system

Voyomotive comes up with a device adding connected features and advanced engine control to almost any 2008-and-after model year car.

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Joby GripTight Auto Vent Clip
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Joby GripTight Auto Vent Clip ( xl)

Joby, notable for its flexible GorillaPod camera mounts, comes up with a sturdy vent mount for its smartphone holder.

OSOMount Vent Luxe smartphone mount
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OSOMount Vent Luxe smartphone mount

With a silver frame and textured insets, the OSO Luxe vent mounts looks better than the average, but still feels plasticky.

Nabi Car Seat Clip
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Nabi Car Seat Clip

Solving a tragic but recurrent problem, the Nabi Smart Clip alerts you if you walk away from your car with a baby still inside.

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Cyntur JumperPack Mini
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Cyntur JumperPack Mini

This portable lithium ion battery packs enough juice to start a car with a dead battery or charge a smartphone five times over.

Escort Passport Max 2 radar detector
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Escort Passport Max 2 radar detector

The Escort Passport Max 2 will accurately let you know when law enforcement has set up a speed trap with active radar, but its high visibility on your dashboard might garner unwanted attention.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 15, 2015
Pioneer AVH 4100NEX
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Pioneer AVH 4100NEX

With all of the features we want and none of the duplicates, Pioneer's AVH-4100NEX is the simplest, most cost-effective option for drivers who just want to add Android Auto or Apple CarPlay to their ride.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on July 11, 2015
Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD
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Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD ( black)

The Parrot Minikit Neo 2 HD is a solid and safe choice for drivers looking to add Bluetooth functionality to their ride without the hassle of installing a new dashboard stereo.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 8, 2015
Thinkware Dash Cam X500
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Thinkware Dash Cam X500

Financial responsibility laws for drivers often make dashcams superfluous, but if one makes sense in your driving climate, the Thinkware Dash Cam X500 not only reliably records collision footage but offers a few extras that might come in handy, such as speed camera warnings.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2015
Aukey Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Receiver car kit
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Aukey Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Audio Receiver car kit

The Aukey Portable Bluetooth Receiver comes with more features than many similar products and a clever means of remotely controlling playback from your phone, but it will involve running wires to a power outlet and an auxiliary input in a car.

4 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2015
3.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Powerall Element portable jumpstarter
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Powerall Element portable jumpstarter

With its jump-start capability and flashlight, the PowerAll Element makes for an excellent addition to any car's emergency kit, and can also recharge phones and tablets.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 16, 2015
Kenwood DDX9902S
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Kenwood DDX9902S

The new DDX9902S joins the ranks offering Google and Apple's unique brands of smartphone integration at CES 2015.

Aukey AIPower Quad-Port USB Car Charger
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Aukey AIPower Quad-Port USB Car Charger

Able to simultaneously charge four tablets, this 48W Aukey AIPower quad-port car charger is the most powerful we've tested.

MSRP: $39.90

Visit manufacturer site for details.

2015 Energica Ego
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2015 Energica Ego

The culture of fast, exotic, Italian performance motorcycles dates back to the dawn of the vehicle. Now, a new Modena-based company is bringing that tradition into the future, with a lightning-fast battery-powered superbike.

MSRP: $34,000.00

Visit manufacturer site for details.

Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth Hands-Free car kit
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Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth Hands-Free car kit

For its music, voice command, and phone features, and especially its easy-to-install design, the Kinivo BTC455 is one of the better kits for retrofitting a car with Bluetooth.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 28, 2014
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Lemur BlueDriver
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Lemur BlueDriver

For its price, the BlueDriver is a convenient tool for those who want some ability to work on and understand modern engines.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 24, 2014