Car gadgets archive

  • Alpine launches FM and Bluetooth transmitter for car stereos
    Phones

    Alpine launches FM and Bluetooth transmitter for car stereos

    By 22 April 2008

    Alpine has announced the launch of the eX-10, an "advanced" iPod controller with Bluetooth capabilities. The eX-10 enables users to connect an iPod to any existing car stereo giving users full control thanks to the FM transmitter that broadcasts the signal...

  • Zoombak pet and car tracking AGPS devices launch
    Gadgets

    Zoombak pet and car tracking AGPS devices launch

    By 17 April 2008

    Zoombak has announced the arrival of its first Zoombak advanced GPS locators and related services for pets and vehicles in the UK. The Zoombak locator claims to be one of the first Assisted-GPS (AGPS) devices designed for use by everyday consumers with...

  • Glowing dice for your car
    Gadgets

    Glowing dice for your car

    By 11 April 2008

    The "Rainbow Dice Shape Lamp" with seven glowing hues for your motor is a kind of modern take on the old hanging dice, we guess. $19, available now.

  • Car "glitter lamp" launches
    Gadgets

    Car "glitter lamp" launches

    By 9 April 2008

    No, we didn't know we needed one of these either. And we're still not convinced we do. If you do, they're $22 and available now.

  • 12 volt "Spotlight" for in-car illumination
    Gadgets

    12 volt "Spotlight" for in-car illumination

    By 31 January 2008

    This tiny torch is a clever innovation for motorists. It recharges from your car's 12 volt cigarette socket, so if you keep it in your motor (and it's certainly small enough not to take up too much space) you'll always have a light to hand. A tenner apiece,...

  • Plug and play Car Cam Voyager
    Cameras

    Plug and play Car Cam Voyager

    By 17 December 2007

    Offering one touch recording that can do 8 hours on a 2GB SD card this little camera is designed to stick to your dash. It'll protect you in the instance of any nasty incidents that could occur and can be powered via 12v or AAA batteries. $79.95 for peace...

  • Loc8tor partners with Chevrolet for K.I.T.T.Y car finding gadget
    Online

    Loc8tor partners with Chevrolet for K.I.T.T.Y car finding gadget

    By 13 December 2007

    Loc8tor has partnered with Chevrolet to produce the K.I.T.T.Y, which stands for the not-at-all clumsy: Key Innovation That Talks to You. This nattily named device is a handy "handbag-sized" (so it's clear where they're aiming it) gadget that triggers...

  • F1 racing car seat for kids
    Online

    F1 racing car seat for kids

    By 5 December 2007

    Underage, or under-height, kids need car-seats and we think this BMW Sauber F1 Team version is pretty much the ultimate model...

  • Blaupunkt Melbourne SD27 ditches CD for SD
    Online

    Blaupunkt Melbourne SD27 ditches CD for SD

    By 24 September 2007

    Blaupunkt has ditched the CD in favour for SD on its latest car stereo. The Melbourne SD27, specifically designed without a CD player for today’s "generation of multimedia savvy consumers" according to Blaupunkt will be "perfect" for drivers who would...

  • Aston Martin motors get Satellite radio
    Online

    Aston Martin motors get Satellite radio

    By 26 July 2007

    Aston Martin has announced that it will include SIRIUS Satellite Radios complete with a lifetime subscription on the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and DB9 vehicle lines for customers wanting it. The new models, which will only be available in America from next...

  • Toshiba to launch HD DVD for your car
    Online

    Toshiba to launch HD DVD for your car

    By 28 May 2007

    Toshiba is hoping to take its format war against Blu-ray on the road with the launch of the first HD DVD player for your car. The new automotive HD DVD player will come with a touch panel LCD that promises to feature new technology allowing it to work...

  • Maplin launches 7-inch in-car DVD player
    Online

    Maplin launches 7-inch in-car DVD player

    By 22 May 2007

    Maplin has launched an in-car DVD player with a motorised 7-inch TFT screen that retracts back into the dashboard when you're not using it. Not a huge amount of info available but we can tell you that it also features an FM/AM radio, has connectivity...

  • Bluetooth Gateway facilitates media streaming in cars
    Online

    Bluetooth Gateway facilitates media streaming in cars

    By 7 March 2007

    Intel and Parrot have teamed up to offer a new Bluetooth entertainment solution to car owners. The new Bluetooth Gateway is a small hub hidden in the dashboard of the car that then streams audio and visuals from ultra mobile PCs. The Gateway even incorporates...

  • Sony launches car stereo and Bluetooth Hi-Fi systems
    Audio

    Sony launches car stereo and Bluetooth Hi-Fi systems

    By 27 February 2007

    Sony's latest audio products, including a new car stereo system, all include Bluetooth functionality to make it easier for devices to stream music. The CMT-BX5BT is a micro component system that plays MP3 files and displays artist and album info on is...

  • Ford and Microsoft to announce Wi-Fi in-car partnership
    Online

    Ford and Microsoft to announce Wi-Fi in-car partnership

    By 2 January 2007

    Microsoft and Ford are set to announce a partnership to expand wireless connectivity in Ford's lineup of cars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Called Sync, the Wi-Fi connectivity will give Ford vehicles owners the possibility to make...

  • Sony unveils new GT series in-car CD player with USB socket
    Online

    Sony unveils new GT series in-car CD player with USB socket

    By 21 December 2006

    Sony has released a new in-car CD tuner and changer, the CDX-GT610U/CDX-GT616U, which is a step-up model from the CDX-GT410U/CDX-GT414U. Both models are able to play music tracks in MP3, WMA, or AAC formats connected to it via a handy front-panel USB...

  • Freelander 2 gets iPod dock and more
    Online

    Freelander 2 gets iPod dock and more

    By 4 December 2006

    Land Rover’s all-new Freelander 2 goes on sale in the UK this week, and a range of accessories for the mid-sized 4x4 have been announced. An audio connectivity module allows you to integrate an iPod nano, iPod 30+60GB and iPod Photo (version 4), using...

  • Sirius Satellite Radio promises in-car live TV by 2008
    Online

    Sirius Satellite Radio promises in-car live TV by 2008

    By 1 December 2006

    Live TV feeds in cars may be closer than you think, according to Sirius Satellite Radio. The company's CEO Mel Karmazin told reporters at the Reuters Media Summit in New York that he hopes to start striking deals with content providers for live TV in...

  • Bang & Olufsen named best sound system for cars
    Online

    Bang & Olufsen named best sound system for cars

    By 7 November 2006

    Bang & Olufsen’s quite extraordinary in-car audio system has been named best sound system in the automotive world. Judges at the annual Interior of the Year awards in the US heaped praise on the B&O Advanced Sound System, which is available only for...

  • Sony launches CDX-GT410U in-car stereo with USB
    Audio

    Sony launches CDX-GT410U in-car stereo with USB

    By 17 October 2006

    Sony Europe is starting to release information on products initially seen at CEATEC in Japan. The company is releasing the CDX-GT410U in-car audio system over here in November. The system offers plug-and-play support for digital music players, as well...

  • Ministry of Sound extends its range to in-car radios with the MOSCA104
    Online

    Ministry of Sound extends its range to in-car radios with the MOSCA104

    By 16 October 2006

    The Ministry of Sound has launched the MOSCA104 Series of in-car CD Radio with internal memory. The device is available in 1GB or 512GB versions, and plays back MP3s as well as CDs. An SD/MMC memory card slot ensures that you can add more storage to the...

  • Benefon teams up with Karputer to provide satnav technology for ICEPAC2
    Online

    Benefon teams up with Karputer to provide satnav technology for ICEPAC2

    By 5 September 2006

    Benefon is to supply Karputer, the in-car computer systems specialists with wireless and GPS technology. Benefon will develop satnav systems based on its own navigation technology for Karputer products, which are mini-PC for use in cars and caravans....

  • IFA 2006: Kenwood launches 6 car radios with USB-connection
    Online

    IFA 2006: Kenwood launches 6 car radios with USB-connection

    By 3 September 2006

    Kenwood has followed Sony in launching six new car radios at IFA 2006 in Berlin Germany that allow users to connect USB hard drives or MP3 players to access thier music. Rather than opt to create a flash drive within the car stereo like Sony with its...

  • Loud, Louder, Lexus gets 19-speaker stereo system
    Cars

    Loud, Louder, Lexus gets 19-speaker stereo system

    By 1 August 2006

    If you've ever seen Pimp My Ride you'll be familiar with the importance our yoof places on being able to bang out some monster choons on their In-Car Entertainment (ICE). But older folks need their Rachmaninov and Radio 4 to be just as clear and, erm,...

  • Kaputer brings Windows XP to your car
    Online

    Kaputer brings Windows XP to your car

    By 19 July 2006

    For those who feel that their GPS unit is a little under powered, one company at the British Motor Show in London has the answer: the Kaputer. The Karputer is a Windows XP PCs for cars, complete with integrated satnav, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Controlled...