Car Accessories

Escort Passport Max 2 radar detector
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
REVIEW

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
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
Audiovox Universal Tablet Mounting System
REVIEW

Audiovox Universal Tablet Mounting System ( IPD-UNVBT)

The Audiovox IPD-UNVBT is physically firm, functionally flexible, and relatively inexpensive mounting option for entertaining rear seat passengers with the tablet that you already own.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 22, 2014
Mpow Streambot Y FM Transmitter
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Mpow Streambot Y FM Transmitter

The Streambot Y is a simple yet effective FM transmitter for owners of older cars, but the lack of automatic tuning could be an issue in areas with crowded airwaves.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 11, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
iBolt xProDock Connect
REVIEW

iBolt xProDock Connect

The iBolt xProDock Connect's strong hardware and flexible software work well together, but the NFC gimmick feels like a DIY hack.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 11, 2014
iSimple BluClik
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iSimple BluClik

The iSimple BluClik is an easy way enhance safety and keep hands on the wheel by adding simple media controls to vehicles without standard steering wheel buttons.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 9, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Beanco Tech Mobile Home
REVIEW

Beanco Tech Mobile Home

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.

2 stars Editors' rating on May 8, 2014
2.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $79.00

Garmin Dash Cam 20
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 27, 2014
Pioneer AppRadio 3 SPH-DA210
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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.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on February 7, 2014
Audiovox Car Connection
REVIEW

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 13, 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
GoGroove FlexSmart X3
REVIEW

GoGroove FlexSmart X3

The GoGroove FlexSmart X3 makes a strong showing, but is overshadowed by its sibling the GoGrove SmartMini.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on July 10, 2013
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi
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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.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2013
TextBuster
REVIEW

TextBuster

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 1, 2013

MSRP: $179.00

Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-Free Car Kit
REVIEW

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.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 25, 2013
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Gogroove Smartmini BT
REVIEW

Gogroove Smartmini BT

The Gogroove Smartmini BT is a multifunction audio bridge and hands-free calling device that performs only one of those functions particularly well: FM transmission.

3 stars Editors' rating on April 24, 2013
Sony MEX-GS600BT
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Sony MEX-GS600BT

The Sony MEX-GS600BT's App Remote function is not very useful without a dashboard mount for your phone, but everything else about this full-featured car stereo makes it easily recommendable.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 2013
Parrot Asteroid Smart
REVIEW

Parrot Asteroid Smart

The Parrot Asteroid Smart is a smartly designed and flexible multimedia receiver that hangs its hat on an app market that, for now, doesn't offer much choice.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 1, 2013
2 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Inrete Automatica
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Inrete Automatica

Although an interesting idea in automatically updated portable storage, the Automatica's functionality is easily duplicated on a smartphone.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 22, 2013
Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS CD receiver
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Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS CD receiver

The Pioneer DEH-X9500BHS packs in a remarkably wide range of audio sources for a single-DIN receiver, including some rudimentary app integration.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 14, 2013
Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount
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Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount

The Clingo Universal Car Phone Mount would be an excellent smartphone mount if not for the need for frequent cleaning.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on December 17, 2012
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Pioneer AppRadio 2
REVIEW

Pioneer AppRadio 2 ( SPH-DA100)

For iPhone 4 and 4S lovers, the Pioneer AppRadio 2 is possibly the best aftermarket receiver that money can buy. For Android users, the choice isn't so obvious.

4 stars Editors' rating on September 24, 2012
4 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets
REVIEW

Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets

Depending on the position and nature of your car's cup holders, the Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount is a reasonable alternative to windshield-mounting a tablet.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 26, 2012
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Griffin AirCurve Window Mount
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Griffin AirCurve Window Mount

The Griffin AirCurve Windshield Mount is low-tech, but high-quality, noticeably boosting the volume of a cradled iPhone's speaker.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 6, 2012
PLX Kiwi Bluetooth
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PLX Kiwi Bluetooth

At less than half what you'd expect to pay for a standalone device, the PLX Kiwi Bluetooth is a great OBD monitoring solution for the Android smartphone-toting car geek.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 28, 2012
Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit for Android
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Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit for Android ( by Livio Radio)

The Grooveshark Bluetooth Car Kit isn't the best hands-free calling option and its app integration needs finessing, but the hardware is an easy way to bring Internet radio and smartphone audio playback to almost any car.

3 stars Editors' rating on June 18, 2012