The new year brings new gadgets, and now is the time to get your hands on a few of them. Whether you’re interested in preventing theft, getting more out of your smartphone or just having a better driving experience, check out what’s new and now for 2017. These gadgets can help you spice up your ride a little bit, and bring you into the next generation of tech for your car.
Vava Dash Cam
Rotating 360 degrees and recording in HD, you won’t miss anything whether you’re inside the car or out. When you take an epic road trip with your friends, you’re not going to want to miss the shenanigans that go on from one destination to another. Whether you need proof that your friend did indeed insist on stopping at the worst restaurant on the face of the planet, or you’re the driver and just didn’t want to miss the dance that your friends come up with in the backseat, this gives you a chance to see and hear it all for many years to come. The best part is that you can leave it on after you leave your car, meaning that you’ll be able to catch a thief if they decide to take your stuff. You can pick up this fancy camera for about $130.
This is artificial intelligence that’s entirely designed for your car. Because your smart phone might miss a few things depending on the conditions of the car, like how to drive in a dust storm, you can use Dashbot by simply sticking it on your dash and plugging it into your cigarette lighter. Once your smartphone has been hooked up to it, it’s ready to play the latest podcasts, take you to the nearest gas station and get your rerouted when there’s been a change of plans. It also means that you’ll spend less time handling your phone. While this gadget won’t come out until later this year, it’s definitely one to look into. Selling at just under $50, it’s an affordable way to stay safe.
This gadget also pairs up with your smartphone, but you put it under your dash rather than on top of it. It does its job by logging all your diagnostic information, so you can adjust how you drive to save you money on both repairs and gas. This gadget is designed to learn your driving style as you use it, and then adjust directions and advice based on what you do when you’re in the car. There are a number of tweaks you can make during each action to save you from the normal wear and tear that comes with owning a car. If you’re in an accident, it can even notify the right emergency services to come pick you up. Soon, it will also be able to pick out the best online traffic school for you to take to dismiss a ticket. Sells for about $130.
Eco Breeze Air Purifier
This is a handy gadget if your car may need a little pick-me-up when it comes to the scent inside it. It’s especially great in the winter when it’s difficult for anything fresh to circulate. While it’s advertised to those who smoke, it can really be a good investment for anyone. It keeps you and your passengers from inhaling anything you shouldn’t (e.g., secondhand smoke), and it keeps your car fresh. All you have to do is plug it into your car’s cigarette lighter, and it will get to work immediately. This brand is only $20 on Amazon.