Car gadgets archive

  • Pure Highway 300Di review
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    Pure Highway 300Di review

    By 2 January 2012

    Pure recently unveiled its latest attempt to get on the road with you - the Pure Highway 300Di; a professionally installed car radio system that will help you with the jump from analogue to digital broadcasting in your car. If the Highway moniker rings...

  • TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger
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    TomTom to power connected car with High Speed Multi-Charger

    By 18 April 2011

    The age of the connected car cometh, and as such TomTom is attempting to stay in the running with the launch of the High Speed Multi-Charger. The new TomTom charger is able to power-up three devices in your car, "up to four times faster than "other chargers",...

  • TomTom iPhone car kit gets ProClip option
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    TomTom iPhone car kit gets ProClip option

    By 19 February 2010

    TomTom is offering a new option with its iPhone car kit with the availability of a ProClip mount just announced. The original TomTom car kit for iPhone has a windscreen mount, the new car kit for iPhone, however, screws onto a vehicle-specific ProClip...

  • New Pioneer car stereo swaps CDs for SDs
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    New Pioneer car stereo swaps CDs for SDs

    By 26 January 2010

    Pioneer pins the development of its new in-car digital media receivers, the MVH-8200 and MVH-8200BT, on consumers' demand for "digital connectivity, integrated communication and an improved in-car listening experience". The new car stereos dump the CD...

  • Audi A8 gets Google Earth navigation
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    Audi A8 gets Google Earth navigation

    By 17 December 2009

    Google has teamed up with Audi to offer its Google Earth product preinstalled in the newly-unveiled Audi A8. Except it'll be even better than the regular desktop Google Earth - as it'll have built-in navigation. Users will get 3D satellite pictures, terrain...

  • The low down: Best Car Gadget 2009
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    The low down: Best Car Gadget 2009

    By 24 November 2009

    Day 2 of our Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 nominees round-up brings us to the motor car and all tech goodies within. After a lot of being ordered to turn left, right and about face because we were heading in the wrong direction, the top five...

  • EU cars getting mandatory emergency system
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    EU cars getting mandatory emergency system

    By 19 November 2009

    From early in the next decade, it'll be mandatory for all cars in the EU to be fitted with a "black box" technology called eCall. This is an in-vehicle emergency call service which is used to contact the authorities in the case of an accident or other...

  • Magellan launches iPhone app and car kit
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    Magellan launches iPhone app and car kit

    By 18 November 2009

    Magellan has joined the iPhone navigation party with the news it is to launch not just the RoadMate GPS application, but like TomTom and Navigon before it, a tailor-made car kit. Magellan's offering is more of a rival to TomTom's system as it too claims...

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - car gadgets
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    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 - car gadgets

    By 2 November 2009

    Naturally, the lion's share of the best car gadgets category for the Vodafone Pocket-lint Awards 2009 is concerned with satnavs or PNDs as the industry likes to call them. It's been a tense year for the device manufacturers. They've seen the rise of the...

  • TomTom GO i-90 in-car infotainment solution announced
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    TomTom GO i-90 in-car infotainment solution announced

    By 20 October 2009

    If you can live without a CD player in your motor then TomTom has an in-car satnav and "infotainment" offering that might be right up your street. The TomTom GO I-90 is a way of giving even older cars in-car integrated satnav using the double DIN space...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Mini car USB charger under £5
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    Daily Tech Deal: Mini car USB charger under £5

    By 4 August 2009

    Being both useful and cheap, today's tech deal ticks all the right boxes and it can be yours for under a fiver. The Santok mini car charger is just £4.95 from e4deal.com (that's the cheap bit) and can replace you car's cigarette lighter with the plug-in...

  • BlackBerry visor mount speakerphone announced
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    BlackBerry visor mount speakerphone announced

    By 8 June 2009

    Research In Motion has introduced the VM-605, or BlackBerry visor mount speakerphone. RIM says of the gadget: "This exciting new BlackBerry accessory helps drivers communicate, while keeping two hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road". Calls can...

  • Pioneer announces new built-in GPS multimedia centre
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    Pioneer announces new built-in GPS multimedia centre

    By 29 April 2009

    Pioneer has announced that is has developed the NavGate AVIC-F9110BT, a navigation and multimedia centre for a range of VW, Skoda or Seat cars. The AVIC-9110BT is an all in one solution offering a 5.8-inch WVGA touch panel screen with voice-guided GPS...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Half price iPod-ready car stereo
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    Daily Tech Deal: Half price iPod-ready car stereo

    By 27 April 2009

    If you'd like to hook your iPod up to your car stereo, then today's tech deal offers a budget way to do so. Asda Direct is currently selling an iPod-ready Goodmans car stereo for just under £50 - and half price from its suggested price of £99. The unit...

  • Duracell launches in-car USB Charger
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    Duracell launches in-car USB Charger

    By 24 April 2009

    In the States, Duracell has launched the Duracell USB Charger, a USB charging port that plugs right into the car's DC socket, along with three different connectors for the Duracell My Pocket Charger. Described as one of the smallest and simplest USB charging...

  • Sony launches new Xplod car stereos
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    Sony launches new Xplod car stereos

    By 9 April 2009

    Sony has announced a new range of "Xplod" car stereos with USB 1-wire and Bluetooth models. Sony says the USB 1-wire feature means "no more separate ports for different kinds of portable players", whether your music is stored on a USB memory drive, iPod,...

  • Range Rover's 2010 model for gadget-lovers
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    Range Rover's 2010 model for gadget-lovers

    By 9 April 2009

    It seems Range Rover's 2010 model is going to feature some pretty nifty technology for gadget-lovers. The centre console will get a 12-inch touch-sensitive display and will offer fingertip control for the vehicle's GPS system and CD and DVD player. The...

  • Jabra SP200 speakerphone launches
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    Jabra SP200 speakerphone launches

    By 19 March 2009

    The all-new Jabra SP200 has been announced for the UK. Promising "all the functionality you will need" in one easy-to-use device, the SP200 needs no installation and gets what's said to be a "credit crunch-friendly price point". The SP200 autopairs to...

  • Daily Tech Deal: CD/MP3 car radio with Bluetooth under £50
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    Daily Tech Deal: CD/MP3 car radio with Bluetooth under £50

    By 17 February 2009

    A real cracker of a deal for you today, ideal for anyone needing an all-in-one solution to in-car communications and entertainment. The Silvercrest CD/MP3 car radio with Bluetooth is available from Lidl for just £48.95. So installing this baby into your...

  • Kensington launches iPod and iPhone car chargers
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    Kensington launches iPod and iPhone car chargers

    By 1 October 2008

    Kensington has launched two new solutions for charging iPods and iPhones in the car. The Car Charger and the Car Charger Deluxe for iPhone and iPod charge your iDevices, including the iPhone 3G, through the car stereo, by connecting through the cigarette...

  • Black And Decker Travel "Cooler, Warmer, Freezer" launches
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    Black And Decker Travel "Cooler, Warmer, Freezer" launches

    By 22 July 2008

    The Black & Decker Travel Cooler, Warmer and Freezer can cool food and drink to 27°C below ambient temperatures or warm it to 50°C. The model has a nine litre capacity, is fitted with a mat that creates a freezer compartment and ice tray and it also...

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    More Than launches green driving gadget

    By 21 July 2008

    More Than car insurance has launched a "revolutionary" new scheme that uses Formula 1-style in-car telemetry to help British motorists drive in a greener, more efficient and economical way. The new service, called "Green Wheels", helps drivers understand...

  • Alpine launches CDA-9886R sound system
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    Alpine launches CDA-9886R sound system

    By 18 July 2008

    The Alpine CDA-9886R is a CD receiver, USB and iPod controller all in one for cars. There are seven different models available in the range, headed up by the CDA-9887R, which offers MP3 compatibility, USB playback, plays Windows Media files as well as...

  • Alpine promises ultimate in-car pod solution - the iDA-X100
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    Alpine promises ultimate in-car pod solution - the iDA-X100

    By 18 July 2008

    Alpine has redesigned what it claimed was the first ever car audio head unit for the iPod - and announced three new models. The iDA-X100 is a digital media receiver, which has a USB connection for iPods, as well as an array of other MP3 players. It offers...

  • Griffin iTrip AutoPilot launches
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    Griffin iTrip AutoPilot launches

    By 22 May 2008

    Griffin Technology has launched the first iTrip compatible with the iPhone, giving users the chance to play any of the music stored on their mobile straight through their car's FM stereo. The iTrip AutoPilot charges and controls your iPhone or iPod while...