With all the developments that are going on in the car industry, more and more cars all around the world are filled with new cool car gadgets. Most of the gadgets are introduced In the new models, and only a small amount of them found its way to older cars.
Having an older car is not an issue. But in some cases, people just feel that their car doesn’t have enough gadgets.
Here are some of the coolest gadgets you can buy to upgrade your ride. These are made to make your car feel newer but also to enable you access to all the new technology without the cost of a brand new car
1. Navdy Car HUD
We all know that using your smartphone while driving is not a very smart idea. This nifty little gadget is one of the best hands-free devices out there. It will help you to safely use your phone while driving.
All you need to do is put it on the dashboard and this groundbreaking device will project the information from your phone directly on the road in front of you. This way you will be able to keep your eyes on the road and stay safe while accessing the information on your smartphone.
2. Papago GS260-US Rear View Mirror Full HD Car Dashcam
This one is perfect for the drivers that would rather use rear view camera than the cars actual rear view mirror. It comes with the mirror that filters the bright light beams from the headlights behind you, so it is more practical than just a mirror.
The display turns on automatically when you turn on the engine and can be switched off while you are driving. It can record in full HD and it has zoom in/zoom out option. Enlarged surface gives you wider viewing angle.
It is also equipped with the motion detector that will activate recording if it detects motion while parked.
3. Superman Brake Light Decal
Most of the men with cars are just boys with big toys. Sometimes we just have to customize our wheels. And who doesn’t like Superman?
The Superman decal is made out of quality vinyl and it can be customized for 3 sizes. It’s water resistant and it will last for years.
Just cut it out and stick it over your brake light. When you hit the brake the only illuminated part will be the Superman logo.
4. PowerCup – Car DC to AC and USB Power Inverter
Place the PowerCup in the cup holder and plug it into your cars cigarette lighter plug. That’s it. You now have two AC outlets and one USB power port.
This cup will provide you with 120V AC power from your car’s 12V battery. You can charge laptops, DVD players, phones, and any other device that requires electricity to run.
5. RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove
Long road? Feeling hungry? With this portable stove, you can heat up your favorite food up to 300 degrees.
It’s compact and easy to bring with you. It can be plugged in your car’s lighter socket. It will not consume too much power but it will heat up your meal.
6. RoadMaster Car Desk
Sometimes you just have to bring your job on the road. If that’s the situation, you will find this car desk that you can put on the passenger’s seat very convenient.
It’s equipped with adjustable spring-loaded laptop holder that you can put in most comfortable position and lock it there. The holder can hold any laptop between 8.5 and 11 inches wide. Other than that it also has a lot of storage space for your papers and folders.
7. Easy Quick Jumper
This little gadget can start a dead battery with no need for going under the hood. It will resurrect the dead battery in 5 to 10 minutes.
The only thing you need to do is to connect one end to a cigarette lighter socket of the car with dead battery and the other one to the same socket in the running car. After 5 to 10 minutes, your dead battery car will be up and running.
8. In-Car Wi-Fi Hotspot Dension Wi-Drive
Long roads can sometimes be boring and the best way to kill some time while traveling is browsing the internet. With this device, you can create a hotspot for 6 wireless devices in your vehicle. It’s powered by 12V from a lighter socket.
You can also put your music collection on the USB storage and plug it into this gadget so you can listen to your favorite music even if your car radio doesn’t have USB port. By copying access data of internet radio stations on a memory stick you can even listen to internet radio in your car.
9. Radioshack Bluetooth Cassette Adapter
If your car is equipped with only cassette player, you can now listen to the music from your smartphone or tablet or any other device that has Bluetooth without any cables sticking all around.
This little gadget is a Bluetooth receiver that is shaped like the cassette. All you have to do is put it in your car’s cassette deck and connect your device to it via Bluetooth. That’s all. You can now rock your mp3 tunes through car’s speakers.
10. TruePower Heated Steering Wheel Cover
This heated steering wheel cover will keep your hands warm during the winter drives. It’s designed to easily slip on every steering wheel and to provide a tight fit.
Simply put this cover on your wheel and plug it in 12V lighter socket in your car to warm up the steering wheel. Only use it to warm up the wheel before operating the vehicle. Never use it during the drive as it might be dangerous.
11. Handpresso Auto Espresso Maker
Long night drives can be very dangerous if you are not wide awake. One of the best ways to stay awake is a nice warm cup of coffee.
With this device, you don’t have to wander around in pursuit of a coffee shop. You can now make your own espresso inside of your car. Just plug this gadget into the cigarette lighter socket and your coffee will be ready in 2 minutes.
12. Biometric Security Fingerprint Car Starter/Alarm
This is the ultimate security system for your vehicle. Something that looks like it was taken from a James Bond movie.
This amazing gadget works in any car. It uses 4 biological markers as well as a 3D Scan Technology to verify your fingerprint. With this security system, no one other than you will be able to use your vehicle.