By on July 17, 2018

(Bear with us here as we satisfy our corporate overlords’ desire for revenue. Don’t worry, Chris has a Honda Pilot review coming up for you to read over your lunch hour! That said, there are some items here you might find useful. I’m thinking of picking up a portable booster, as I’m sick of dealing with flailing jumper cables in the dark. – Ed)

Another prime day is upon us and there are hundreds of deals to be made. What has become the Black Friday of Amazon is also quickly becoming one of the best reasons to be a Prime member. If you’re not already, it’s not too late to sign up and enjoy the deals, just follow this link. Let’s take a look at some interesting Prime Day items. (Read More…)

By on November 27, 2017
Best Cyber Monday Deals for Car People

We scoured the internet for the best Cyber Monday deals for car people.

If you’re a gamer, there’s a ton of equipment and games for sale, but we found a few other useful deals as well! Check out the best deals we found below:
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By on November 24, 2017

Now that Thanksgiving is over and the dishes put away, the real fun begins. Black Friday marks the start of the shopping season and with it comes a virtual boatload of the best Black Friday deals.

We scoured Amazon.com for all the best Black Friday deals we could find on everything from TVs and electronics to outdoor goods and automotive. Here’s what we found: (Read More…)

By on March 20, 2017

Garmin HUD+

A windshield head-up display, or HUD, is a beautiful thing. Capable of displaying navigational guidance, vehicle speed, and other information on the lower part of the windshield and in the driver’s line of sight, HUD systems have become increasingly common on new cars since their first appearance a couple of decades ago.

More recently, a handful of aftermarket suppliers and startups have gotten on the bandwagon, offering devices that pair with a smartphone via Bluetooth to provide similar functionality, even if these devices lack the seamless integration of a factory system.

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By on March 17, 2017

Energizer EN180 Compact Power Inverter

Even if your car is equipped with a built-in power port or two, it may not have enough outlets to support all the electronic devices and habits of you and yours, or said ports may be inconveniently located or accessed. Maybe you want a configuration your car doesn’t have, like a 120V outlet to power a laptop or portable DVD player. Or maybe whatever ports your car has just haven’t been quite right since that last Big Gulp incident.

If any of these scenarios is the case, a power inverter can be the solution. Depending on the make and model you choose, an inverter can give you the versatility to power several devices at once, juice up your laptop or other electronic device, or provide more power and quicker charging than built-in ports in your car. And with prices starting at less than $50, inverters are affordable enough to make sense for almost any budget.

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By on March 13, 2017

Motorola Sonic Rider Bluetooth Speakerphone Kit

Safety experts generally agree that shutting off your phone altogether while behind the wheel is the safest way to travel, but the reality is that just isn’t going to happen for many drivers. In spite of thousands of deaths and close to a half million injuries chalked up to distracted driving every year, we are a society largely addicted to our phones.

But experts also agree going hands free is a safer option than handling a phone on the go, and most newer vehicles now have Bluetooth so drivers can keep their eyes on the road and use voice commands to make and receive calls. While arguably still distracting, hands-free calls are a better idea than punching keys at highway speeds, when a car travels the length of a football field in about five seconds — coincidentally, the average length of time it takes to read or send a text message.

For owners of vehicles without built-in Bluetooth, there are all kinds of aftermarket solutions available, from small units with a microphone and speaker that clip to a sun visor and cost as little as $20, to replacement head units that will set you back hundreds of dollars or more. For the purposes of this exercise, we looked at the former for their ease of installation and low cost.

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