5 Great Gadgets You Can’t Live Without!

Mar 12, 2013 by

Gadgets make life that little bit easier, more luxurious- and car gadgets are no exemption. You can find items that revolutionize your driving experience, or simply make your journeys less stressful. Whichever it is you’re looking for, and however big your budget, we have found a little something for everyone.

Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug

This is just a cup, right? Wrong. This ingenious little device is vacuum sealed to keep your latte hot and your orange juice cold. But it gets better. This has a clever sealing mechanism that can be easily opened with one hand, but automatically closes once pressure is released. And it holds almost half a litre! No more spills or leaks in the mid-morning rat race.

Universal Gadget Mount

Smart phones have taken over the Sat Nav with an effortless grace. But with our lives now intrinsically attached to these mobile wonders, we need a fail proof way of attaching them to our windshields without risking a crack or injury to these precious babies. This gadget mount leaves hardly a trace on the glass but seals firmly even when 4×4 driving. A sturdy and worthwhile item for anyone living in this century.

The Ultimate Devium Dash Platform

This is a sure fire way of making your car look new age. This unit is installed in place of your stereo, and the result you are left with is a smooth, uniform sound system that slots your smartphone neatly into the dash. No more syncing. No more wires. This device takes the effort out of listening to your favourite tunes by making your phone the stereo. Currently available for Iphone, with Android and windows options coming later this year. It’s going to be pricey, but worth it.

Griffin Powerjolt Dual Micro Car Charger

We all need them, but they usually take up more room than your passengers. This little beauty however is small, discreet and double barrelled- twice the usage at only half the size. It can be easily stored in even the most cluttered of glove boxes. This is at the more expensive end, but it’s reliable and long lasting.

Bacon Air Freshener

Ok, this isn’t technically a gadget… but who doesn’t love the smell of bacon in the morning? Sometimes the best things in life are the most simple, and this air freshener is just that. A great little stocking filler, or a joke present for a veggie mate perhaps? Either way, it’s a cheap way of making your slog to work that little bit happier.

Hannah Brankin is a great editor whos is passionated about cars, technology and lifestyle.