I gathered bellow 47 of the coolest car gadgets I found around. These gadgets are designed and built to make your old car feel newer and to allow you to get access to the latest technologies and gadgets without needing to pay for a whole new car.
Most runners enjoy listening to music while they exercise — at the very least to break up the tedium of a six- or seven-mile run. The only problem is the what-to-do-with-your-music-listening device, which, chances are, is probably your phone. Any decent holster for your phone, then, should be a comfortable, secure fit. The TuneBand armband for iPhone 6/6S includes both a large and small velcro strap for any arm size. It has a silicone skin that allows you to access and control any of your iPhone’s functions while it’s secured in the strap. The case also detaches from the strap, allowing you to use it as a standalone case for your iPhone 6/6S.
All of that to say that when I shot some images with these BVH lenses I was pleasantly surprised that I saw very little, if any, degradation in photo quality. If there was any it was what should already be expected with any fisheye or wide angle lens such as distortion and some flaring, but the latter is much more controlled than I would have thought.
LG kicked things off on Sunday with a TV from the realm of science fiction — a 65-inch 4K OLED display that rolls into a tube, like an upside down window shade. Imagine it at the foot of your four-poster bed or the end of your luxury bath. We can dream that this futuristic boob tube will hit the market soon, but LG hasn’t announced pricing or availability, let alone an explanation of how the thing actually works.
PopSockets! They’re these little plastic things you stick on to your phone case, and they pop up and down, which is great to fidget with. It’s really helpful to hold your phone and wrap your earphones around it. —chartreuseq
This handy coffee warmer from Computer Kitchen will keep your coffee warm as long as you want. All you have to do is plug the gadget into a USB port on your computer and it’ll keep any liquid at a temperature between F.
Connect up to 24 USB devices with lightning fast 480Mbps transfer speeds. You can power this hub either directly from your computer or from an AC outlet. This means you can recharge your digital camera, flipcam, mp3 player, cell phone, everything you want, anywhere there’s a wall socket.
As a little aside, there were a couple companies that were trying to tackle the combination of music and VR. Aerodrums, a company that allows you to drum without a drum set, has just introduced a VR component. Aerodrums works with traditional drum sticks that have reflective balls at the tip and reflective that are attached to your feet. A camera then captures any movements made, allowing you to drum without a physical kit (and, when fed into headphones, without making any noise!). The new upgrade takes this same format but now allows for more immersive drumming using a VR headset. Some drumming pros I spoke to said that although they might not use the VR component themselves, they could see it being incredibly useful for beginners, and as a tool for delivering drum lessons. This was the overall vibe I got from most VR experiences — perhaps fun for beginners, but in terms of a viable alternative for pros, not quite there yet (or maybe just not needed).
Actually, that brings up an interesting idea — imagine if Apple actually made an iCar? People would line up to buy one. It would drive itself. And it would completely die after two years, so you’d be forced to buy a new one. $15.99 – Etsy via Nerd Approved
My first car was an early ’80s Volvo with a bald front tire. The only tech it had inside was a radio and a heater and I felt pretty fortunate that both were working. Plus, I got away with having a crappy car because during the whole grunge period, people kind of revered junk. It was like a badge of honor.