Does your car need an upgrade? We all feel a bit like that.
Whether you’ve got the latest set of wheels or just a little run around, there are gadgets out there that will make your car just great. From safety tools to devices that just generally make your lives easier - here’s a list of the top car gadgets we’d recommend for 2017.
1. Mini Car DVR Dash Camera (Full HD 1080P)
You can never be safe enough on the road these days and accidents can happen even to the best of drivers. Having a video record of an accident can really help the outcome of any insurance claims that have to be settled. Recording your road trips in full HD (video or stills) is also pretty useful. For less than $50, this is a must have for any driver!
2. Multi-Functional Car Jump Starter Survival Kit
Driving can be dangerous. Whether that be your car breaking down and you can’t start it, or you get lost in the wilderness with your gas on empty (or even when your phone dies), these can all turn into serious incidents. Especially if you’re not prepared and have no idea what to do.
Luckily, in each of these situations (and more), you can be ready at anytime with just this one huge power bank.
Not only does this have 4 built-in USB ports for bringing your phones and laptops back to life, but with an incredible battery capacity of 16,000mah, you can jumpstart your car too! Simply by using this power bank and its included jumper cables, you’ll never be stuck in the middle of the road again.
But that’s not all! With a built-in hammer and blade for emergency escapes, a powerful flashlight for vision and signalling, and a compass for direction, think of this power bank as your complete car survival kit!
3. Hands-Free Car Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter
You don’t want to get into an accident because you were holding a phone in one hand while driving recklessly with the other.
This Bluetooth device, when plugged into your car lighter socket, allows you to answer all incoming calls with just a push of a button. You’ll be able to hear them loud and clear on your car speakers, while they hear you by talking into the built-in mic.
But that’s not all…
This little gadget also allows you to play music from your phone via Bluetooth, or with its included AUX cord, directly onto your car’s amazing sound system. And with an additional USB port, you can quickly charge any compatible device!
4. Ultimate Car GPS Tracker (Magnet+Waterproof)
Do you let your spouse or kids drive your car? Are you ever worried or curious about where they take it? Then this GPS tracker will show you everything you need to know (and more)…
Only 3.5 inches in length and weighing just 6 ounces, once magnetically attached to any car, this little tracker can show you real-time location, movement, and history routes. You can even set up a geofence and be notified when your vehicle goes outside of a specific area.
This is all possible by easily creating a personal account on their mobile app, or by visiting their on your computer!
5. Set of Sticky Gel Pads
These reusable Anti-slip Sticky Gel Pads are safe to use on ALL surfaces in your car and can stick pretty much anything to anywhere!
They are thin, yet durable, which makes them great for sticking phones, cups, shades or pretty much anything onto unusual or irregular shapes. They come in two useful shapes and can be cut to any size for your unique requirements, providing a safe holding solution for your devices.
They are waterproof and easy to clean and work like magic in your car!
6. Reverse Parking System with 4 Sensors
Admit it… Parking is tough (and can be dangerous). Especially when you’re squeezing in between two cars. Or when there’s a bunch of people walking nearby.
It’s easy to cause a silly collision or accident even if you're great, average, or horrible at parking. It only takes one tiny mistake.
This parking sensor will easily help to get a clear signal of how close your car is to the obstacle behind you. With 4 weatherproof ultrasonic parking sensors — easily installed to the rear bumper of your car — and an LED display box attached to your dashboard, this can detect anything within 2.5 meters (8.2 feet) away! Simply plug in all the wires to the main control box and you’re set to go.
Expensive? It actually only costs $35.95!!!
7. Portable Car Vacuum Cleaner
With this powerful, handheld vacuum cleaner, you can clear up all the dirt and debris inside your car (without having to touch it with your bare hands)!
Just plug this into your car lighter outlet and switch it on. No matter how dirty your car is, nothing stands a chance against the incredible suction of this vacuum. Whether it be small crumbs or particles, sticky substances, or even liquids, just hover this thing over it and it’ll get sucked right up and through the washable HEPA filter.
At less than $50 this one is a must have for anyone who wants to easily keep their car spanking clean!
8. Magnetic Car Phone Holder with 360º Range-of-motion
Easily stuck to your dashboard, this magnetic holder allows you to mount your phone in the perfect position — high enough so you can easily look at your screen without taking your eyes off the road.
Just stick one of the magnets onto the back of your phone, then place it in alignment with the holder and it’ll “snap” onto it. Plus, with its 360º range-of-motion, you can angle your phone to give you a better viewpoint.
If you need a decent phone holder, get this!
9. Portable Multifunctional Cup Holder for any Car
If your car doesn’t have a cup holder, you need to get this (or a new car) now!
Truth is, most car cup holders stink. They’re just too small. And what’s worse, they get extremely dirty and become a chore to clean. But not this one…
This cup holder slips right in between the cracks of your car seat for a space-saving design, and includes two cup holders large enough to even hold that giant cup of coffee you drink each morning.
What’s more, there’s also a special place in the center to keep your phone from rolling around everywhere. As well as two holes to hold your pens and keep them at arm’s length.
And because this cup holder is removable, it makes cleaning super easy to do.
10. Car Rearview Mirror Camera
Have you ever been in a car accident? And even though it wasn’t your fault, you still got charged? If not, you better prepare…
There’s a reason why so many people keep dash-cams in their car now. But truth is, those aren’t perfect because they only show you one view — the front.
To capture all evidence, you’re going to need a recording of not just the front, but the back too. And with this one rearview mirror camera, you can do both…
One camera is facing forward and is built-into the detachable rearview mirror. A second camera (optional) can be mounted at the rear of your car. The 4.3 inch LCD screen displays your recordings on the rearview mirror, making parking a breeze.
All it takes is a few buttons to quickly navigate from clearly viewing the front camera, to viewing the back camera. Sounds cool? You won’t believe the price of this gadget…
11. Car Multimedia Player
Does your car need a new radio system? Is yours old, out-dated, and almost near broken? Then here’s a universal player that gives you everything you might need in one device…
In a sleek all-black design, this multimedia player is both multi-functional and easy to control. With a 440x240 full color resolution on a 7-inch TFT touchscreen, you can easily navigate between different menus by tapping its onscreen buttons.
In seconds, you can go from listening to your favorite songs on your phone (via Bluetooth/AUX) or songs downloaded on a USB/TF storage, to tuning into different FM radio stations, to even watching your favorite movie on its video player!
But this is just the beginning…
This amazing device also allows you to sync your phone to it for hands-free calling! And to add a bit of fancy, you can change the button lights to your favorite color or to match the inside of your car!