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.
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.
2015 Cadillac ATS coupe
Although lacking well-integrated connected features, the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe makes a worthy rival to its European competition, and should be a top consideration for anyone interested in a sport-luxury coupe.
For its price, the BlueDriver is a convenient tool for those who want some ability to work on and understand modern engines.
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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.
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.
2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a stunning car that is a thrill to drive fast and a pleasure to drive slow. It's lacking a bit when it comes to interior tech, but with Ferrari's CarPlay partnership, hopefully that will be changing in future iterations.
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.
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe
The 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Coupe is an amazing engine in a package full of soul, but as ever lacking a bit on the tech side. Buy it with your heart, not your head.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Automatic Labs Automatic
The Automatic driving assistant helps drivers who know nothing about cars to monitor and boost their fuel efficiency with plug-and-play ease and a simple interface that even laymen can understand.
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.
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Although an interesting idea in automatically updated portable storage, the Automatica's functionality is easily duplicated on a smartphone.
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.
CarMD Vehicle Health System
The CarMD Vehicle Health System turns up very limited data compared with the cost of the device, and it offers few real features.
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.
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.
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.
Magellan Wireless Back-Up Camera
The Magellan Wireless Back-Up Camera boosts the functionality of the RoadMate 9055-LM and upgrades the safety and convenience of any vehicle with very little effort.
Livio Radio Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit
The Livio Radio Bluetooth Internet Radio Car Kit isn't the best hands-free calling option, but it's a great and easy way to bring Internet radio and smartphone audio playback to almost any car.
The CarCheckup System lets you monitor data about your car, but does not offer much in the way of tools with which to process the numbers and really understand how your car is performing.