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Roadworthy gadgets for the holidays

These gadgets will help gearheads be safer on the roads and give their cars a big, techie boost.

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Roadworthy gadgets for the holidays
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Roadworthy gadgets for the holidays

These gadgets will help gearheads be safer on the roads and give their cars a big, techie boost.

Pioneer AVIC 8000NEX navigation and multimedia receiver
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Pioneer AVIC 8000NEX navigation and multimedia receiver

Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX boasts dozens of media and navigation options -- including the first aftermarket appearance of Apple CarPlay.

Drift Ghost-S action cam
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Drift Ghost-S action cam

GoPro may rule the motorsports world, but there is reason to look at the Drift Ghost-S when considering an action camera. It comes with a built-in LCD and a waterproof case. Two screw mounts allow more flexibility when attaching it to suction cup mount, so you can capture that perfect lap from inside or outside the car.

Cobra iRadar Atom
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Cobra iRadar Atom radar detector

Cobra envisions a new generation of radar detectors with the iRadar Atom. Paired with a smartphone, its app gives you detailed alerts and also connects with Cobra's AURA database, which automatically shares alerts from the Cobra community for over-the-horizon detection.

Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth car kit
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Kinivo BTC455 Bluetooth car kit

For drivers who just want to add Bluetooth without major modifications to their car, this tiny dongle by Kinivo sends hands-free call audio and wirelessly streamed stereo music through a car's speakers via the auxiliary input present on most modern car stereos. Simple controls let you accept incoming calls and skip tracks.

iSimple BluClik
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iSimple BluClik Bluetooth remote control

BluClik straps to your steering wheel for easy access, and adds Bluetooth hands-free phone capability and music streaming to your car. More useful, it includes a pass-through to Siri on the iPhone or Android voice search, letting you activate  the voice commands features of your phone remotely.

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