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Tech Guide’s 2019 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 9: In-Car Gadgets

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There is still plenty of time to do your Christmas shopping and the Tech Guide 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas is here to help you find the right present to give your family and friends.

Today we’re looking at in-car devices. We spend a fair amount of time in our vehicles and there are plenty of products that can make our journey safer and more pleasant.

Here are Tech Guide’s 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas:

Day 1: Cameras (Dec 3)

Day 2: Smartphones (Dec 4)

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches (Dec 5)

Day 4: Headphones/speakers/audio (Dec 6)

DAY 5: Gaming (Dec 9)

DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers (Dec 10)

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets (Dec 11)

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices (Dec 12)

DAY 9: In-car gadgets (Dec 13)

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K (Dec 16)

DAY 11: Appliances (Dec 17)

DAY 12: Computers (Dec 18)

DAY 9: IN-CAR GADGETS

UNIDEN iGO CAM 85R DASH CAM – $349.95

The Uniden iGO Cam 85R offers 4K resolution as well as a full high definition rear view camera so drivers can capture 360 degrees around their vehicle.

The iGo Cam 85R has a supercapacitor under the hood which offers a longer battery life in a wider range of operating temperatures which makes it suitable for Australian conditions.

The device has built-in wi-fi so it’s easy to instantly upload footage straight to your smart phone via the Uniden iGo 85R app.

In the event of an incident, this allows the video to be replayed and shared on the spot.

Also on board is GPS geo-tagging as well as impact on motion detection technology to give users accurate and detailed data.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE UNIDEN iGO CAM 85R

BELKIN WIRELESS CHARGING VENT MOUNT 10W – $99.95

The Belkin Wireless Charging Vent Mount allows you to keep charged on the road while using GPS, taking hands-free calls and more.

The secure arms grip the phone, so it maintains proximity to the wireless charger for consistent and reliable fast wireless charging. Compatible with Apple and Samsung fast wireless charging capabilities.

 READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE BELKIN WIRELESS CHARGING MOUNT

LASER NAVIG8R FULL HD CAR CAMERA – $129.95

The Laser Navig8r Full High Definition In-Car Digital Video Recorder has GPS Tracking and records in 1080p (@30FPS) video quality.

And with a wide angle lens, the camera is ideal for recording evidence daytime or at night. The device can capture number plates, street signs, house numbers and people’s faces.

The video includes speed, timestamp and location details ensuring all video evidence is accurate and accountable.

Loop recording and auto-bump record, capture and store vital footage.

NAVMAN CRUISE650MMT – $229

The Navman CRUISE650MMT is all about making life a little cruisier for busy drivers, helping to find the location of that new sports ground, restaurant or shopping centre.

The fast processor in this device helps serve up information quickly, and its large screen, lane guidance and 3D junction views make seeing and hearing exactly where to go and when, a cinch.

Connect your phone to the device, and you’ll never have to worry about fines for using your phone behind the wheel again.

Speaking of fines, you’ll also get reminders of upcoming speed and safety cameras, as well as the all-important school zones.

Also live traffic alerts and the ability to re-route at the touch of a button, help reduce delays and waiting times.

www.navman.com.au

BELKIN ROAD ROCKSTAR 4-PORT PASSENGER CAR CHARGER – $59.95

Charging is no longer limited to the front seat with the Road Rockstar.

Designed with a 1.5m cable, and four USB ports, you can seamlessly charge four devices simultaneously while on the go.

Two front seat USB ports charge smartphones at optimum speeds with shared 2.4A, while the extendable hub allows backseat passengers to charge two tablets simultaneously at 2.4A per port, perfect for watching movies on long road trips

UNIDEN UPP1000 JUMPSTART KIT – $199

Uniden is all about giving drivers peace of mind on the road so in addition to its

dash cams, the company has also released its latest jumpstart kit – the UPP1000 – which provides portable power and roadside assistance when needed.

The UPP1000 is powerful enough for four-wheel drives petrol and diesel vehicles with a large start current of 500A and a peak current of 1000A.

It can jumpstart petrol engines up to 7L in capacity and diesel images up to 5L, multiple times on one charge.

The UPP1000 can also be used as a portable power bank they can charge phones, tablets and other USB-powered devices like cameras and gaming consoles.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT ON THE UNIDEN UPP1000

NAVMAN MiVUE745 – $159

This entry level model features include wide angle glass lens, full HD 1080p recording, automatic event recording, GPS tagged video, fatigue and headlight warnings, as well as driver’s speed displays and optimised day/night recording.

For super convenience the EZYSHARE Instantly via WIFI feature allows you to instantly upload and share footage via the MiVUE app on your phone.