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Tech Guide’s 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas – Day 9: In-Car Gadgets

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We’re in the home straight with Tech Guide’s popular 2021 12 Days of Christmas Gift Ideas to help you find the ideal gadget gifts that will put a smile on the face of your loved ones.

It’s already Day 9 and today we’re taking a look at in-car devices that can help us stay safe, stay in touch, keep us entertained and get us to your destination.

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

Day 1: Cameras

Day 2: Smartphones

Day 3: Wearables/smartwatches

Day 4: Headphones/speakers

DAY 5: Gaming

DAY 6: Tablets/e-readers

DAY 7: Drones/Gadgets

DAY 8: Smart/IoT devices

DAY 9: In-car gadgets

DAY 10: TVs/Blu-Ray/4K

DAY 11: Appliances

DAY 12: Computers

DAY 9: IN-CAR GADGETS

MiVUETM 150 SAFETY – $169

The MiVue™150 SAFETY is packed with features and not only protects you from other drivers in the event of an accident, it can also keep you safer on the road and avoid fines with alerts for speed and safety cameras.

The 2.7-inch screen gives you precise audible and visual safety camera alerts to avoid fines, as well as a speed display as you drive.

Evidence is filmed in 1080p Full HD with optimised day/night recording and event recording mode is always on so there is no need to fiddle around with buttons if you’re in an accident. And course it includes GPS tagging, 3-Axis G-Sensor and Wide-Angle Glass Lens as you would expect in a dash cam of this quality.

With the addition of a SmartBox, it also offers parking mode, which means if your vehicle is bumped while parked, the device will capture it.

www.navman.com.au/products/dashcams/mivue150-safety

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LASER PORTABLE DVD PLAYER – $119
If a packed backseat is always a recipe for sibling arguments, Laser’s Portable DVD Player is sure to be a hit. Able to play movies from DVD discs or a USB drive, the options are endless for hours of entertainment. With large 7-10 inch LCD screens, the DVD Player can be recharged via a wall or car power adaptor and  complete with earphones in the box, you can enjoy peace and quiet in the car while the kids quietly watch their favourite show in the backseat.

Available from Big W.

MiCAMTM GPS – $299

MiCamTM  GPS is the perfect in-car device for every driver who loves a road trip, and wants the latest in-car tech.

This beautifully designed device has a large 5-inch screen that fits neatly on the dash and provides full navigation guidance throughout Australia and NZ as well as the protection from its camera which records in Full HD 1080p.

It is packed with features, ability to search for destinations with keywords, and you can find the nearest parks, petrol stations, cafes, hotels and more at the touch of a button. You can also make and take calls, and it will read out incoming text messages too. Available from all leading retailers and www.navman.com.au.

Also available as MiCamTM Explore for 4WD/caravan/boats and MiCamTM Truck for professional truck drivers.

READ TECH GUIDE’S REPORT HERE

NEXTBASE 622GW 4K DASH CAM – $549.95

The Nextbase 622GW 4K Dash Cam has an abundance of world-first features, including Image Stabilisation and stunning 4K image.

With cinematic 4K image quality, recording at 30fps, the 622GW further pushes the boundaries of what a Dash Cam is capable. Capture those all-important number plates and finer details with stunning results.

The 622GW is the world’s first Dash Cam to use what3words. This life-saving feature provides you with your exact coordinates within a three-metre square, which can then be shared with emergency services or friends and family to locate you. Crucially, what3words is embedded into the system, meaning a data connection is not required.

Available from www.repco.com.au

LASER IN-CAR DUAL DVD PLAYER WITH 9-INCH SCREENS – $159
The dual screen 9” Laser Portable DVD/CD Player can be used in the car or at home. Movie time anyone? Using one screen as the “master” (it plays the disks), the Laser DUAL 9 DVD player offers a great way for two people to have their own screen – reducing backseat arguments.

The proprietary anti-skip technology buffers playback ensuring your movie plays smoothly even when the journey is bumpy and the Hitachi optical pickup ensures consistent image quality, faster load times and longer life.

Available from Big W.

BELKIN MAGSAFE CAR VENT MOUNT – $59.95

The MagSafe Car Vent Mount PRO simplifies and enhances the in-car experience, providing a safe, convenient and stylish way to use iPhone 12 models on the road. The powerful magnet module uses MagSafe to keep the device in place while offering convenient view in portrait or landscape mode. The intuitive cable management keeps cable at your fingertips. Designed exclusively to fit iPhone 12 models, it features a slim-profile and premium finishes, for a bold, refined look.

Available from www.apple.com/au

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UNIDEN iGO CAM 90/90R 4K DASH CAM – $299.95 (90), $349.95 (90R with the included rear camera)

As Australians are preparing to hit the road again this summer, Uniden has released the iGO Cam 90 and 90R 4K smart dash cams which includes a 3.16-inch LCD colour screen so you can capture events on the road with even better clarity.

The new in-car device has an ultrawide viewing angle of 135 degrees with the IGO 90R including a full high-definition rear camera with a 150-degree viewing angle.

The product is held in place with a new magnetic slide bracket which can easily and discreetly position the camera and screen on your windscreen.

And if you’re a taxi or ride share driver, the iGO Cam 90/90R can also be purchased with an extra camera that can look inside the vehicle.

READ TECH GUIDE’S COMPLETE REPORT HERE

BELKIN BOOST↑CHARGE WIRELESS CAR CHARGER WITH VENT MOUNT 10W – $99.95

For those looking for a convenient place to prop their phone while on-the-go, Belkin’s Vent Mount seamlessly blends the mounting and charging capabilities you rely on in the front seat.

Secure arms hold the device in place but allow for both landscape and portrait mode usage as the phone is powered up wirelessly.

The Car Charger with Vent Mount also allows passengers to get in on the charging action, featuring two USB-A ports to keep two devices powered simultaneously.

Available from Belkin.com/auHarvey NormanJB Hi-Fi & Apple.com/au