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Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas – Day 11: In-Car Gadgets

It’s Day 11 of Tech Guide’s 2016 12 Days of Christmas gadget gift ideas which has been designed to inspire the perfect choice of present for your friends and family this year.

Today we’re looking at in-car gadgets – dash cams, GPS devices and other products that can be used in your car.

Be sure to check back with Tech Guide each day in the lead up to Christmas to see all the categories and take a look back at the categories we’ve already covered for great gift suggestions.

Day 1: Smartphones

Day 2: Cameras

Day 3: Fitness wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Speakers

Day 5: Tablets/e-readers

Day 6: Gaming

Day 7: Headphones

Day 8: Drones

Day 9: TVs/Blu-ray Discs/4K

Day 10: Gadgets

Day 11: In-car gadgets

Day 12: Computers

DAY 11 – IN-CAR GADGETS

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LASER NAVIG8R PRO CRASHCAM – $349.95

If you’re hitting the road this summer, then the Laser Navig8r Pro CrashCam will be your best friend because it is not only a dashcam but a GPS as well.

As a dashcam the Laser device can record everything that happens on the road and provide video evidence in the event of an accident or traffic dispute.

On the rear of the Laser Navig8r – the screen that faces the driver – is a GPS to help you reach your destination and warn you about school zones and speed cameras.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE LASER NAVIG8R PRO CRASHCAM

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POWER JUMP 7.5 – $79.95

There are portable batteries to recharge your phone but how about a battery that can jump start your car? With the Power Bank 7.5 – that’s exactly what you can do.

The device looks like a small portable hard drive and weighs just 222g but it’s got enough juice to jolt a car, bike or boat – or anything with a petrol engine up to 3.0L capacity – back to life.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ABOUT THE POWER BANK 7.5

The Navman MiVUE 698

NAVMAN MIVUE 698 DUAL CAM – $429

Navman’s new MiVUE 698 dash cam can record what happens on the road from the front and back thanks to the dual camera system.

Captured footage is time stamped with GPS co-ordinates and saved to a microSD card.

The MiVUE 698 Dual Cam also works when the car is parked to detect movement or an impact on your car.

But that’s not all – the device also has lane departure alert, a polite alert if the driver in front of you has moved off from the lights without you noticing and alerts when approaching cameras.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ABOUT NAVMAN’S MIVUE

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SMART AIR PUMP – $149

Having a smart air pump means you will never be left with a flat again whether it’s topping up a car tyre, pumping up a motorbike or bicycle tyre or putting some air in the footy.

The device is slightly larger than a smartphone and has an onboard battery and display to set the pressure you need at the press of a button.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REVIEW OF THE SMART AIR PUMP

 

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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