The SuperTooth Crystal is a simple Bluetooth car speakerphone, relying largely on your smartphone to do the heavy lifting, but it has a few tricks up its sleeve to make it easy to live with.
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.
If you want easily accessible emergency services and like the idea of having a real person on tap to help you pick destinations, OnStar FMV may be worth a look.
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.
The Alpine CDE-124SXM is a great value for those who want to upgrade their car stereo with USB/iPod connectivity while adding very good SiriusXM connectivity.
The Gogroove FlexSmart X2 is a good option, but not the best, if you're looking for a no-install way to pipe calls and music through your car stereo.
For those wanting a large screen for DVD playback that can have an unobtrusive presence while not in use, the Pioneer AVH-P6300BT is a solidly performing option, especially for iPod/iPhone owners.
The BlueAnt S3 has good call quality and an affordable price point, but you could upgrade to the more advanced S4 for not much more.
During the course of our testing, the Bully Dog WatchDog proved to be alternately simple enough for a novice to use and complex enough for our car geek tastes. It'll help you boost your fuel economy within reasonable limits, but don't expect it to be an mpg magic bullet.
Motorola's latest Bluetooth speakerphone comes highly recommended. However, competing models have an advantage in the voice command department.
The Parrot Minikit Smart combines an easy-to-use Bluetooth speakerphone with a sturdy smartphone windshield mount and charger, making it useful for both hands-free calling and turn-by-turn navigation when paired with an app.
The Plantronics K100 delivers great-sounding, hands-free calling on both ends of the line, and its FM transmitter is a nice bonus when it works, but look elsewhere if your phone is one of the few that don't support voice-activated dialing.
The Scosche MotorMouth II stereo is a unique product that solves the problem of in-car hands-free calling in a unique way, but its ease of use is highly dependent on your dashboard's configuration.
As a security solution, the Escort Entourage CIS may not prevent your car from being stolen, but by stealthily reporting the vehicle's GPS location, it goes a long way toward quickly recovering it.
Despite a few issues, the LG HBM-800 is a good solution if you want both a Bluetooth headset and a speakerphone in one package.
We're pleased with the Alpine iXA-W407's "less is more" approach to in-car entertainment. The interface is less cluttered, more responsive, and easier to navigate than the previous generation's.
There is much to like about the iVoice R1 Bluetooth hands-free kit's call quality, we just wish the interface was easier to use and understand.