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Last updated on Friday, February 19, 2016

Written by Churchill Knight

If you are bored of looking at the fluffy dice that hang from your rear-view mirror and want the latest in automotive technology to improve your car journeys, then look no further.


We bring you the top five car gadgets that will be sure to help create not only a smoother ride but a safer one too. What’s more, these gadgets will impress your friends, guarantee the cool factor and will make you feel like you have a new car.

1. FOBO Bluetooth Smart Tyre Pressure Monitoring System - £149.99

A brand new device, the Fobo Bluetooth Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is the world’s first smart tyre pressure monitoring device. Using small sensors that screw on to your tyre’s air valve, the device sends a signal via Bluetooth to a phone App measuring tyre pressure and temperature.

It also has a 2-level theft deterrent to prevent jealous drivers from stealing your sensors. This device is ideal if you enjoy a useful smartphone App, and want to make sure your tyres have the right air pressure before long journeys.

2. Garmin Dash Cam 20 HD Vehicle Driving Recorder with GPS - £134.99

This clever dashboard camera not only has a 3” LCD Display, but it also has an incident detection sensor that automatically saves footage of collisions and incidents.

It also stamps footage with its location, direction, speed and time so you can be sure it is accurate. This device is great for those who spend a lot of time driving for work on busy roads.

3. Parrot MKi9200 Bluetooth Car Kit - £229

The Parrot MKi9200 is a hands-free system that is compatible with all music sources, be it iPhone or Android, USB Drive or Bluetooth. It has user voice recognition so no need to take your eyes off the road when you want to skip a song. The app can also stream audiobooks or podcasts, perfect if you have a family and need something to keep all passengers happy.

4. EE Buzzard 2 Car Wi-Fi - from £11 per month

Wireless Internet just went to a new level. EE’s Buzzard 2 gives you a 4G WiFi hotspot via broadband. Perfect for recharging as it comes with a handy USB adaptor to charge your phone or tablet and it is available in 6GB or 24GB memory.

This device is ideal for car journeys with the kids or if you prefer to stream your music on Spotify via your mobile data.

5. Ventura SC5800DVR GPS Navigation System Device - £349.99

This new state-of-the-art Sat Nav system has a built-in HD Dash Camera, a 5” LCD Touchscreen, and boasts vehicle specific routing. The built-in dashboard camera also allows you to record your journeys.

With a European map programmed into the device, it can inform you of camp sites and stopovers along your journey, making it the perfect co-pilot for road trips.

What are your thoughts on our top five list of car gadgets? What would you like to see on our list? Leave us a comment below or share your thoughts on social media.

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