Travelling in your car does not have to be such a hassle anymore. There was a time when the only companion you have is your radio, but not today. At this point of our technological advancement, you do not even need to bring a map anymore.
Today, let us take a look at the best car gadgets you must have. I will be providing you with several things that you can consider buying.
The specific brand that I am sharing here is Halmo. It is a hand sanitizer that can stay somewhere close to the car’s gear stick. With this, it is not likely that you will forget to sanitize your hand, especially in a period like this when the world is facing a pandemic.
The great thing about this is that the bottle easily fits in any cup holder. You can also customize it with your logo or your name. With this, you no longer have to buy a separate hand sanitizer, which you are likely to forget at home or in the office.
If you are looking for a safe way to see the road, then the HUDWAY HUD is the best option for you. It is a glass that you can put on your car’s dashboard, and it functions as a display panel. What makes it different from your average GPS and display device is that it is completely transparent.
You have to integrate your phone with this device. It is not a GPS on its own, but rather a display system that makes driving a lot safer for you because it will not block your view of the road. You can use it on both Android and iOS phones.
Apart from displaying a map, it will also display notifications on your phone. You can also play music with it and control what is on the screen. For example, you can receive text messages here or even control music.
Almost all cars today gave electronics. The thing is that it is difficult for you to run diagnostics unless you are trained in electronics. The great news is that we now have the BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool.
What does it do?
It is a tool that runs a diagnostic test for the electronics systems of your car. This way, you will know if there is a problem before you travel.
Here are some of the things that it can do:
- Read your check engine light and see if it works
- Get free repair reports from automotive technicians
One wonderful thing about this scanner is that it can also be used as a handheld device. You can pair it with your phone, and it works with both Android and iOS.
So, why do you need it? You need it so you can easily run diagnostics on the road. If you know the problem, then you can fix it right away instead of having to rely on the usual troubleshooting methods.
We all hate speed traps. The last thing you really want is to cruise on a highway and then get flagged by a police patrol. This is not going to happen with the Cobra RAD 480i.
This device is a radar detector. It alerts you of the presence of law enforcement in an area. You only need to attach it to the 12-volt outlet in your car. Then, flick the switch located at the side and it should work.
The device has several sensitivity settings. The highest one has no filter, and it will give you as many alerts as it could. The device has radar bands that offer details as to what is happening.
These radar bands tell you if the device has detected a radar signal. It also has audio alerts so you can hear the warning in case you missed the visual warnings.
One of the things you have to do is to keep your tires inflated the right way. The thing is that what we see and feel when we kick our tires are not enough to give us an accurate way to measure if the tire is accurately inflated.
What you need is the Fobo Tire Plus system. It is something that you attach to the tire, and it runs on Bluetooth. The device will relay the information to your phone. You will know if your tires are still at optimal inflation while you are driving.
If you need to inflate your tire, the device will send a signal to your phone, and your phone is going to sound an alert. The great thing about this device is that the app provides instructions on how to use the device. You should not have issues with the installation process.
The Scosche USB charger is an extension port. With this device, you can charge two devices at once. You simply plug it into your 12-volt outlet, and then you now have two USB ports, and you can charge more devices at the same time.
Apart from being a Wifi hotspot, this is also a power bank. You can charge a device from it, so if you also have the Scosche, you can charge devices for the entire family.
Skyroam works with 4G LTE, but as soon as 5G becomes a thing, we are sure that the makers of this device
will release one that is compatible.
Here are the features of the Skyroam Solis:
- Better connection – a WiFi device like this can offer you faster and more reliable speed than your data on your phone.
- More connection – since it is a modem router, several devices can connect to it. Everyone in the car can enjoy the internet at the same time.
Skyroam Solis comes with a SIM card. To make it work, you have to buy air credits or load it from time to time with money. If you buy the device, it comes pre-installed with one year’s worth of global data. And that is one more thing you have to consider—you can use the Skyroam Solis as a WiFi router modem no matter where you are in the world.
Summary: Best car gadgets you must have
So, are all of these important? Well, it depends on what you already have. In my opinion, I would want to have all of these. I would rather have my map on the phone and use a GPS than rely on a manual map or a piece of printed paper.
It also helps if you have reliable WiFi while in the car, especially so if you are with your kids. Children easily get fidgety if they have no access to the internet, and the last thing you want is to make their travel experience a boring one.