By having your own car you already have in your possession one of the coolest “gadgets” man has come up with in history. Not joking, they are the reason you are not dealing with horse-produced manure every time you go for a ride.
The car already does so much stuff for you, what else could you possibly need? Well, take a good look at the list of coolest gadgets for your car to find out.
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#1 YI Mirror Dash Cam
Having a dash cam these days is a no-brainer, and in some places, it can even lower your insurance rates. The YI Mirror Dash Cam is the perfect solution for the driver looking for an unobtrusive and low-key dash cam system that is still modern and high-quality.
Most people wouldn’t even recognize this as a dash cam, which is somewhat of a theft deterrent, too, as it looks like a normal rearview mirror at first glance. It features a 1080p front-facing camera and 780p interior-facing camera, an LCD touchscreen, and can be automatically backed up to storage. It also has night vision. We feel that this product very much speaks for itself at this point
#2 Roav VIVA USB Car Charger by Anker
In the modern age, any car worth a damn comes with a USB port or two hardwired into the vehicle itself. This feature is great for streaming music through an infotainment system, but with a measly 0.5 amp output average across the automotive industry, an external USB charger for your 12-volt or cigarette-lighter port is almost a necessity of vehicle ownership.
Enter the Roav VIVA by Anker. This nifty little gadget features not only 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 charging ports, it is also integrated with Amazon Alexa, meaning you now have voice-activated calling, music, and navigation at your fingertips.
#3 INGEAR autoXscape Car Emergency Multi-Tool
With an average of over 3,000 crashes daily on U.S. roads alone, you never know when you’re going to find yourself in a severe automotive emergency – especially if you live in winter conditions. INGEAR’s autoXscape multi-tool prepares drivers for the worst-case scenario of being trapped in a vehicle in dangerous conditions.
The super-bright LED torch at one end may help with signaling passing motorists while a glass punch on the opposite end will ensure you can get out of the vehicle by any means necessary. If your seatbelt retractor seizes up, the seatbelt-cutting safety blade will get you out of a bind. There are many products like this one on the market, but this is the only one that combines all three safety measures in a lightweight and durable military-grade construction.
It may not change the day to day driving experience, but you’ll absolutely be glad you’ve got this if you ever actually need to use it.
#4 PALMOO Pu Leather Car Seat Back Organizer
This one goes out to all the roadtripping families out there. While SUVs are designed with utility and storage space in mind, we really could be doing much better in terms of maximizing storage space and efficiency.
The back of almost every front seat in the industry is adorned with a simple pouch that can fit a few things, but the folks at PALMOO saw this nearly-barren seatback as a blank canvas for maximum efficiency.
The PALMOO seatback organizer adds more cup holders, a tablet holster, an umbrella holster, a space for a full-sized tissue box for any mishaps that happen on the road, and a large pouch that would usually already be included on the seatback anyway. It’s also scratch resistant and easy to clean, and should fit just about any seatback in any vehicle thanks to adjustable straps.
#5 ZEEPIN TPMS Solar Power Tire Pressure Monitoring System
If your car is a bit older and didn’t come equipped with a proper tire-pressure monitoring system, we highly recommend this as an affordable aftermarket alternative. The solar-powered display rests comfortably on any dash and is benefitted by a sleek and low-profile design.
Simply screw the caps onto their respective tires and the ZEEPIN TPMS will do the rest. This handy system will alert you to any fast leaks and drastic temperature or pressure changes, and will display everything you need to know about your tires conveniently on the dashboard display.
#6 Helikon Automotive Med Kit Pouch
An absolute must-have item everyone needs to have in their car. Made of durable 500D Cordura, this compact pouch was specifically designed to accommodate vehicular first aid kit and other essentials.
It comes with reflective hi-vis paramedic cross on the outside, while inside you can find elasticated loops and cords, multiple mesh pockets and removable stiffened organiser insert. The pouch is flat so comfortably fits under seats and inside door or seat pockets.
Most importantly its rear wall is fitted with coverable Velcro patches, so it is easy to attach the med kit to your car’s upholstery. Moreover, thanks to a detachable shoulder strap the Med Kit can also be worn like a messenger bag.
#7 Car Seat Gap Filler
You’ve probably never heard of such a thing, but these gap fillers do exist. Instead of losing your phone, keys, or change in the cracks of your seat, just fill the gap. It’s impossible to reach the things that fall into the crack and also sometimes dangerous if it distracts the driver from looking at the road. This gap filler just needs to be installed once and will never need to be readjusted or reinstalled ever again.
#8 CarLock Car Tracker and Alert System
With a good car alarm, you can feel safe and happy. It has a real-time tracking system so you know exactly where the car is. It also alerts you of any suspicious activity. It will even alert you if any unusual vibration is happening. This device is also able to track the health of the vehicle. It can tell you when the battery is running low or experiencing a drain.