7 Must-Have Car Accessories
Make your ride safer, more comfortable and definitely more enjoyable
Technology is advancing at lightning speed and the automotive industry is not far behind. As the former makes strides and innovations, our cars are becoming safer and savvier than ever before.
As a car owner, you’ll want to shop for auto accessories and gadgets that make your ride safer, more comfortable and more enjoyable. However, shopping for car accessories isn’t as simple as you might initially thing. Head over to an auto accessory shop and you might be overwhelmed with a slew of options for sedans, SUVs, pickup trucks, sports cars and so much more.
Well, here’s to making things easier—
“Where are my keys?” is a frustrating question when you misplace them, especially when you’re in a hurry to leave. Some people even lose them completely and end up having to purchase a new set from the car dealership—and these are costs you don’t want in the long run.
The TrackR Bravo is perfect for these instances when you just can’t remember (it's okay, it happens to the best of us) where you last put your car keys. Through the TrackR Bravo app (available for download via the Play Store and the AppStore), you can trigger a loud ringer or even bring up a map showing your key’s last known location.
You can also use the TrackR Bravo for your smartphone, wallet and other small items that you tend to misplace. Place the device on your bike, skateboard or scooter so you can locate them in case they get stolen.
Garmin Dash Cam 55
If you get into an accident, how do you know who’s at fault? It’s common for drivers to defend themselves and deny blame on their side, but with a dash cam, you have proof of what actually happened on the road.
The Garmin Dash Cam 55 captures crystal clear 1440p video at 30 frames per second, which certifies that you’ll get every second you need on video. And if you’re on a scenic drive, you can opt to capture timelapse videos as well.
Anker 48W Quick Charge 4-Port USB Charger
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How many gadgets do you own and use on a regular basis? If you think about it, most people have an average of two mobile devices nowadays. Sure, modern cars come equipped with USB charging ports, but they usually aren’t enough for all the smart devices that need charging. And if you have family members or friends riding in the car, you’ll definitely need more ports.
The great thing about the Anker 48W Quick Charge 4-Port USB Car Charger is that it can fully charge your devices in no time—that is, at least four times faster than your standard car charger. It also has a Type C USB port for mobile devices and gadgets that require this soon-to-be-standard.
Some car mounts are so bulky that they obstruct your view of the road. You need something with a slim design, which minimizes space it occupies on your dashboard, so that you can drive safely while still using navigation apps on your phone. Fortunately, the iDeal Magnetic Car Mount, a universal smartphone dock that can be used on any surface, is here to make things easier for us.
The iDeal Magnetic Car Mount uses the highest grade of N53 magnets so that your phone is sure to stay firmly in place without interfering with any functions. The sticky gel suction cup can also be installed on your dashboard and windshield and can be rotated the full 360.
Pearl RearVision Backup Camera
With a backup camera, parking your car no longer needs to be a guessing game. You don’t have to crane your neck to see how close the wall or other car is either! It also allows you to see if there any small animals or objects behind your vehicle that you need to avoid as well.
It’s easy and quick to install. Just mount the tiny camera over your rear license plate and the footage will be streamed to your smartphone through Bluetooth of WiFi—you even have the option to transfer the device from car to car.
iDOBBi Car Air Purifier
Nothing like the smell of a new car, huh? Well, the iDOBBi Car Air Purifier is an ionizer that eliminates odors like cigarette smoke, molds and mildew, gasoline, food, and even pets. It also removes pet dander, dust, pollen and bacteria in order to keep the air inside your car as pure and clean as possible, which is perfect for drivers (and passengers) with allergies.
Don’t you hate it when your carpets become wet and muddy during the rainy season? With WeatherTech FloorLiners, your car will be protected from dirt, mud, spills and everything in between. Because the floor liners are custom-fit for every car, the floor matting is molded to the sides, thereby protecting your carpet from unwanted debris and moisture.
Shopping for car accessories doesn’t have to be hard. As we always say, you just need to know what you’re looking for.