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Updated on May 22, 2013

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The past few years have seen an explosion of various car gadgets, and some people are just as likely to have in-car sandwich makers as they are to have fuzzy dice these days. Some gadgets, however, have distinguished themselves -- these gadgets are useful and cool, trendy and functional. They are the top gadgets you'll want to consider with your next car purchase.

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This car is probably one of the most electrically sophisticated cars ever driven. With more than 2 miles of wire and more gadgets than in the sharper image catalog, this bad boy is insane. Full desktop computer inverter driven, in dash floppy drive, cd-rom, one-off mini keyboard by Fujitsu, sunlight readable display lcd display, in dash cell phone, wheel mounted touch pad with 300,000 volt seat tasers and a system that will spray mace out of the window posts. Not the car to steal or carjack. Three different alarm systems using sonar, infrared and motion. If you get to close it will talk and tell you to back up or get maced. A real James Bond car. This car stops traffic it is so cool.

LOOK WHAT'S HOT NOW - Well .. maybe not this one .. but others are .. I promise.

**Car Wrap

What's wrong with having crystals or sponge dice hanging from your rearview mirror? What's wrong with having smoochdolls bobbing on the rear window ledge or a collection of teddybear, dinosaur or monkeys (as long as they're not the real deal) arranged so you can recall your more youthful days.

I hope that you will enjoy my collection of useful and not-so-useful car gadgets. I've spent many days seeking, for something you may not have seen and if you are a gadget person, just have to have.

2008 Top 5 Gadgets - Popular Mechanics Top 5 Gadgets

Gadgets get better as the years go by.

Harry Smith and Julie Chen get a demonstration of the 2008 hot inventions by Glenn Derene, senior technology editor of Popular Mechanics magazine.

Have you got any of these?

If not .. just wait .. there is something better coming up in 2011.

2008 Top Car Gadget Poll - I'm really interested in what you like.

Car Quote: When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there's a good chance the transmission is shot. ~Larry Lujack

What was your favorite gadget of 2008 top gadgets?

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Car Gadgets

2009

2009 Top 10 Gadgets - Automotive Street Style

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Just wait ... maybe 2010 gadgets will be even better.

Gadgets can save their lives. - Please read to see how.

DEER are animals of outstanding grace and beauty. Large, peaceful eyes peer from the sides of the creature's head. The short, shiny hair lies flat and, therefore, contributes to the deer's streamlined appearance. Whether standing motionless, running or jumping, this slim, long-legged creature never looks awkward or out of place.

The "Disney Syndrome"

There is an anti-hunting sentiment growing in urban United States, Canada and other countries, which wildlife management fears will be counterproductive.

Why is hunting coming under attack? "Very simply," answered the editor of Montana Outdoors magazine, "many people today grow up without direct ties to the land and the wild creatures it sustains. Understandably, they derive most of their knowledge of wildlife from television and movies, which all too often present a distorted view of wildlife . . . and ignoring natural processes such as predation, disease and starvation."

One wildlife service director referred to this view as the "Disney syndrome." "After watching Disney movies of animals and birds in the forest," he said, "some people, particularly children, get the idea that animals can talk." They think they are just like people.

I do not condemn those who kill animals for food. If, however, someone kills beyond the allotted number specified by the laws of their land, or if he kills for the thrill of it and uses the meat as an excuse, then it is to God that he is answerable. He is overstepping the stewardship that has been entrusted to mankind. And even though man is permitted to use animal skins for clothing, to hunt these creatures to extinction for unnecessary luxuries is an even worse abuse.

Many of the problems related to the wild kingdom seem to be unsolvable. As human populations grow, and wildlife is squeezed into smaller and smaller areas, the managing and preserving of that wildlife will become more and more difficult. And it is hard to see how governments with limited means will stop the poaching of disappearing species in this greedy, commercial system of things.

There is one way that we can help the deer population. See the handy gadget: The Electronic Deer Alert, below.

A "Must Have" gadget for country driving. - Electronic Deer Alert

Avoid Hitting Deer and Other Animals!

Reported car-deer collisions account for half a million to one million accidents per year. An estimated 15,000 people are injured and over a hundred are killed in vehicle collisions with animals each year.

Hopkins 27512VA nVISION Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert
Hopkins 27512VA nVISION Trailblazer Electronic Deer Alert

Every year, deer-vehicle collisions account for over $125 million in medical and hospital costs, and over $900 million in vehicle repair costs. The average cost to repair a vehicle from a deer collision is between $1,500 and $2,000. The deer population has doubled to 25 million in the last 10 years, and collisions are on the rise.

 

Unintended acceleration has a simple solution: A "smart" gas pedal that recognizes the brake takes precedence over acceleration. This means if they're both depressed simultaneously the software forces the engine to respond to only to the brake and decelerate.

A few European automakers already have such a system in their vehicles. BMW made the feature standard in all of its vehicles beginning with the 2005 model year. It uses a drive-by-wire accelerator and BMW's own software, but the feature only works when the vehicle is in motion in case tough guys want to rev the engine while holding down the brake.

For Toyota's 3.8 million recalled vehicles, a smart gas pedal system is a potential fix. Toyota has said it won't redesign the floor mats, and new software is an option.

Other automakers that use a smart pedal system include Audi, which had its own rash of unintended acceleration cases in the '80s, and Volkswagen. Nissan will have a similar system for the 2010 Infiniti M, and Chrysler says most of its vehicles include the technology, as well.

For those who have said this is an unnecessary invention:

What's the problem with designing a safety feature into a car? When I was a kid I worked on my car all the time, Now, I open the hood and can't find the dip stick, but hey, my car practically drives itself, lasts for 150,000 miles and requires no tune-ups. So, where's the problem???? Moral of the story? Get with the 20th Century, and don't be mired in the 19th century of wagon trains. Stop longing for the days when your 442 belched oil smoke past the rings, got 10 miles per gallon and required two quarts of oil between 3,000 mile changes.

Mexico relies heavily on speed bumps to control traffic, but they lead cars to use more fuel and emit more pollutants, according to a study by Mexico City Autonomous University. This has led Decano Industries of Mexico to develop "smart" speed bumps.

The device makes driving smooth and hassle free for those traveling the speed limit. The bump is made from two steel plates; if a car is moving slowly enough, its weight triggers a patented device under the metal causing the plates to collapse for a smooth path. Cars going too fast fail to trigger the mechanism and the bump remains in place.

The device is still in the prototype stage, but Mexico City - the central part of the city contains 18,000 speed bumps alone - is hankering for ways to reduce pollution and congestion, no matter how small.

**These tires are made in South Carolina , USA .

SEE THROUGH TIRES

Yes, those are spoke-like connections to the inner part of the tire from the outside tread 'wrap!'

How odd they look in motion.

How does the ride feel?

Smooth Ride!

These tires are airless and are scheduled to be out on the market very soon.

The bad news for law enforcement is that spike strips will not work on these.

Just think of the impact on existing technology:

A. no more air valves...

B. no more air compressors at gas stations...

C. no more repair kits...

D. no more flats...

I'm going to be the first in line for these!

Popular Car Gadgets - Won't blow your budget.

Whether it's for safety purposes or convenience, Amazon has the latest car gadgets available for purchase. Check these out.

resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Blue) - Pack of 2
resqme The Original Keychain Car Escape Tool, Made in USA (Blue) - Pack of 2

ResQMe is a revolutionary hand-held rescue tool amazingly powerful despite its mini size. A fierce but absolutely safe spring loaded stainless steel spike allows the vehicle occupant to easily break side windows and a carefully concealed stainless steel razor blade slices through a jammed seat belt to prevent vehicular entrapment.

 
Perfect Solutions Auto Power-Vac
Perfect Solutions Auto Power-Vac

This is not your ordinary car vac.

Sucks-up dust, dirt and sand.

Delivers full reach to the back seat.

Plugs into 12V lighter socket.

 
Perfect Solutions Plug-N-Heat
Perfect Solutions Plug-N-Heat

Stay plugged-into hot coffee when you're on the road. This 14-ounce thermal mug is powered by your vehicle's cigarette lighter to help insure that your favorite brew stays hot-hot-hot through your entire commute or road trip. Features a quick-clean 18/8 stainless steel interior, polished cool-touch exterior, easy-grip handle, safety lid, base and 4-feet lighter adapter cable. Fits most automotive cup holders.

 
Hawk 12 V, 120 Watt Ceramic Heater & Fan For Vehicle Accessory Outlet: TA-07640
Hawk 12 V, 120 Watt Ceramic Heater & Fan For Vehicle Accessory Outlet: TA-07640

Great for any car, van or truck. Plug into any 12V source to defrost windshields or to provide auxiliary heating.

Instant heating or cooling for the car.

Can be secured easily using the fully adjustable universal bracket with either self adhesive tape or screws.

 

Funny Car Videos - Fifth Gear's Gadget Car

When Fifth Gear wanted to outfit a vehicle with all the latest hi-tech gadgets, they turned to Connect2Car's MFC System to control various electrical functions on the vehicle with a cell phone via Bluetooth wireless technology!

Infiniti's Around View Monitor - A good idea!

When it first debuted I thought Infiniti's Around View Monitor was a good idea. However, for the typical suburbanite with a garage I figured it would be a bit useless as the suburbs usually host two-car garages and everything - and now I have a really narrow driveway. The Around View Monitor has its place in the burbs, too.

The mix of overhead and front camera angles with the proximity alert will be very helpful in tight squeezes.

On the 2010 model, the monitor is part of the $2,150 option package, which is not a small amount of money. But at least it's part of a more popular package than the $2,250 Technology Package which includes a lane departure warning, forward collision warning systems and other safety features many drivers may not want.

Stop Car at Red Light - Really?

Mercedes-Benz is working on a Smart Stop system that would automatically halt a car at a red light if the driver fails to see it. The wireless safety system would coordinate with intersections and other vehicles using wireless receivers.

The vehicle's "conversation" would include a network that shares real-time local traffic data; it also would give a warning if a driver is accelerating when coming to a red light.

Don't count on seeing this technology any time soon, though. It will require the installation of smart intersections that can communicate with the vehicle. This will mean a fundamental reinvention of German or U.S. intersections, which would require action on the federal, state and local levels as well as a ton of dough.

Funny Car Gadget - Talking gadget commercial

Motorcar fun

CoPilot Live - An affordable iPhone Navigation App

Even with the storm of iPhone navigation apps that have hit the iTunes App Store recently, there's yet to be an app that's both fully functional and affordable. Those woes end today with the latest update to ALK Technologies' CoPilot Live North America. While it's more expensive than the usual sub-$10 game or news app, the $34.99 price tag is far below that of its navigation competitors such as Navigon and TomTom, which charge $90 and $100, respectively, for their apps.

The latest CoPilot Live update has detailed text-to-speech capability, which allows street names to be read by the application; improved contact integration for directions to any contact in your phonebook; and monthly updated maps. Additional features from previous versions include 3-D and 2-D maps, portrait and landscape views, weather information, access to LiveLink (CoPilot's own location sharing social network), gas prices and access to a point-of-interest database.

CoPilot Live's $34.99 price makes it easier to purchase a navigation app than ever before.

The Latest "WOW" Gadget - World's First Picture Taking Car Alarm

Now, here's the gadget I've been waiting for.

2009 Top Car Gadget Poll - Any of these strike your fancy?

There certainly were some interesting gadgets in 2009.

Car Quote: Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein

Do you have a favorite gadget that came on the market in 2009?

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Car Gadgets

2010

New Gadgets For 2010 - At Amazon.com

Hot, new, cool, high tech and best electronic gadgets for 2010. Gadgets for your car and perhaps gifts too.

Car Video Camera - Video Recorder with Laser Indicator
Car Video Camera - Video Recorder with Laser Indicator

This car video camera - video recorder records your driving joy. Recording videos at a computer friendly 320x240 with 15 FPS, this car camera makes recording and archiving your videos easy. With its use of a standard microSD memory card slot, you can insert a card and simply push the record button when you start your drive in the morning and then you can easily push stop and remove the card when you arrive at your destination, insert it into your computer, transfer your video files, and then take the card back out to your vehicle and place it into the camera and start a new recording session when you drive out again. No need to ever remove the camera from your vehicle!

 
GPS Recorder
GPS Recorder

When an accident occurs, this device automatically detects the event via an impact sensor then it records and saves the images before and after the accident or event. Manual: Even without physical impact to a vehicle from an accident, the device records and saves images by the driver manually pushing the emergency button.

 
Wagan IN9738 Black 12V Heated Seat Cushion
Wagan IN9738 Black 12V Heated Seat Cushion

Enjoy the luxury of a warm seat in your own vehicle with our adjustable, heated car seat cover. Don?t get a new car?get a heated car seat topper. This heated car seat cover, with soft mesh and an ultra-thin carbon fiber heating element, takes the chill out of winter and adds a luxurious touch without uncomfortable bulk. High/Low temperature settings let you experience the temperature you enjoy.

 

A Gadget that every vehicle should have. - A Trunk Monkey

I had to add this bit of humor .. Just couldn't help myself.

Results of New Study on Multi-Tasking

from the Journal of Experimental Psychology

New studies by Mei-Ching Lien, an assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University and her colleagues at the NASA Ames Research Center in California said that "Even with a seemingly simple task, structural cognitive limitations can prevent you from efficiently switching to a new task." Results of their study on multi-tasking have been published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.

Lien said the study can be applied to the real world, especially to drivers who talk on cell phones. On the surface, she said, it appears that drivers are trying to accomplish just two tasks - driving and conversing. But each task is complicated and multi-faceted, greatly increasing the "cost" of switching. The result: inattention and slow reaction times.

"A lot of people think talking on the cell phone while driving is natural, but each time someone asks a question or changes the subject, it's like taking on a new task," Lien said. "It requires a certain amount of thought and preparation. It's actually quite different than listening to the radio, where you don't need to respond.

"And it's also different from talking to a passenger in the vehicle," she added. "In most cases, a passenger can observe when there is a dangerous traffic situation and keep quiet. But someone calling you on a cell phone won't have a clue."

In her lab studies, Mei-Ching Lien has yet to test any volunteers who are immune to delays in multi-tasking.

Cell phones and driving don't mix - For Safety's Sake Get the handsfree 'Soltix'

Most people can rather efficiently walk and chew gum at the same time, but when it comes to more complicated "multi-tasking" - like driving and talking on a cell phone - there is a price to pay.

2010 Top Car Gadget Poll - Some of these are "Hot" ... pun intended!

Car Quote: The civilized man has built a coach, but has lost the use of his feet. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self-Reliance," 1841

What is your favorite gadget of 2010?

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2011

2011 gadgets for your car - The jury is in.

Have you purchased any of these gadgets?

This year there is some debate as to the top 10 gadgets for your car but here are some of the ones that I have picked.

Trademark Global 83-3800V Garage Laser Parking System for Cars and Trucks
Trademark Global 83-3800V Garage Laser Parking System for Cars and Trucks

Parking the car in the garage need not be a problem any more -this motion sensor spots the car as it is entering the garage and the laser is bright. (When parking a car in the adjoining bay, the sensor in the laser bay does not go on until a passenger exits.)

 
Air Cooled Seat Cover in Black
Air Cooled Seat Cover in Black

Beat the heat all summer with this deluxe 12-volt self-cooling seat cushion. Plugs easily into your vehicle's lighter socket. Works with or without air-conditioning to help keep you comfortable.

 
Fm Transmitter Car Charger & Remote for Iphone 3gs Ipod
Fm Transmitter Car Charger & Remote for Iphone 3gs Ipod

The easiest way to broadcast your music while charging your iPod MP3 player Transmits stereo quality sound from your portable music player to your car FM radio. All frequency tuning allows endless selection of radio frequencies from 88.1 to 107.9 MHz with an increment of 0.1 MHz. Just tune your car radio into any unused FM channel. Then adjust the FM Transmitter to the same radio frequency.

 
INNOVA 3100 Diagnostic Scan Tool/Code Reader with ABS and Battery Backup for OBD2 Vehicles
INNOVA 3100 Diagnostic Scan Tool/Code Reader with ABS and Battery Backup for OBD2 Vehicles

This powerful OBD2 tool quickly reveals the cause of "Check Engine" light warnings on any foreign or domestic 1996 and newer car, light truck or SUV.

Features a patented all-in-one screen and LED display for quick State Emissions readiness check and drive cycle verification.

Automatically refreshes data every 30 seconds when connected to the vehicle, making it easy to verify repair completion.

Battery backup memory provides off-car review and analysis.

Comes with access to innova.com RepairSolutions which gives trouble code definitions, a full diagnostic report, probable causes, most likely fixes, and more.

 

A Gadget that's not a gadget! - Super Bright LED Car Lights

50w 60hm LED Load Resistors
50w 60hm LED Load Resistors

More and more people have upgraded their cars with the aftermarket LED turn signal light bulbs.

A frequent problem is the LED bulbs will flash much quicker. To bypass the LED bulbs "hyper flash" or "rapid flash" problem, add external load resistors to raise up the total wattage.

For more information on this please go to: iJDMTOY

My favorite 2011 gadget

Fits easily into the palm of your hand, pockets, backpacks.

Weighs less than one pound.

Water and weather resistant.

Quad-band for worldwide coverage.

Mini Gadgets FenrisGPS Fenris Live Tracking Unit
Mini Gadgets FenrisGPS Fenris Live Tracking Unit

This personal, bite-sized GPS device features a quad-mode, allowing it to be used from any location in the world. Multiple modes allow for maximum flexibility of this GPS device. The Motion Trigger Mode alerts you once your vehicle starts moving. Perfect!

 

2011 Top Car Gadget Poll

Car Quote: No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means. ~Garrett Hardin, The Ecologist, February 1974

What is your favorite 2011 car gadget?

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Car Gadgets

2012

Car Gadgets for 2012!

Hot, new, cool, high tech and best gadgets for 2012. Latest technology news and upcoming gizmos. Great for gifts or spruce up your own car!

LEDGlow 4pc Pink LED Interior Underdash Footwell Accent Car Truck Light Kit 9" Tubes 72 LEDs Control Box Sound Activation Music Mode Strobe Fade Flash 12V Universal
LEDGlow 4pc Pink LED Interior Underdash Footwell Accent Car Truck Light Kit 9" Tubes 72 LEDs Control Box Sound Activation Music Mode Strobe Fade Flash 12V Universal

Under the dash lighting! It's all about being a girl. Usually it's about being your first car too but not necessarily so. I would love to have this myself. Imagine being enveloped in a pink glow! How cool is that!

Not to leave the guys out .. it comes in blue too!

If you love to accessorize your car, this one is for you!The kit includes 72 Ultra Bright LEDs with 18 Wide Angel LEDs per Tube and an easy to use control box with multiple patterns available including Strobe, Fading, and Chasing Effects. Sound activated option with Sensitivity Controller, four 9inch tubes with 18 ultra bright LEDs per tube.

 

MLB POWER DECAL - For Sports Fans

I just stumbled onto the best gift idea for sports fans and country-loving fans! It is called a "PowerDecal" and you apply it to your car window.

Made of sturdy plastic and motion sensitive, it lights up very, very bright at night. It doesn't light up in the daytime only at night so it doesn't waste energy. When you park, it turns off within two minutes

NBA Chicago Bulls LED Power Decal
NBA Chicago Bulls LED Power Decal

The MLB POWER DECAL by Rico costs 15.95 - 38.95 (AMAZON) is the best price on the market.

I have displayed the Chicago Bulls because I love their logo, but I am sure you will find one here for your special team.

The absolutely best gadget of 2012 for Sports Fans and what a great gift this would make for a sports fan!

 

Which would you buy?

Car Quote: The shortest distance between two points is under construction. ~Noelie Altito

I have given you a few new gadgets to choose from in 2012. I would like to know which is your favorite.

What gadget/s would you choose if you could afford it/them?

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Coming some day .... - It's on my wish list.

I guess this isn't really a gadget but I think that it is something that all night drivers will appreciate having on their cars.

This YouTube video is self explanatory.

COMING SOON - 2013 GADGETS

Worn out by all the shopping? Please sit down, relax and let me know what you think of all of these gadgets. I'd appreciate a thumbs up also if it pleased you. Thank you from this Car Gadget Girl.

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      Laraine Sims 3 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @GEMNITYA5: Thank you so much for your visit and comment.

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      GEMNITYA5 3 years ago

      Awesome Hot-Car-Gadgets

      Also shared on Facebook :)

      Blessings

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      Laraine Sims 3 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @sha-ron: Thank you for your visit.

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      sha-ron 3 years ago

      Interesting trip down memory lane. You have picked some great gadets

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      blestman lm 4 years ago

      Confession time-- I have bullet hole magnets on my car. The kids are embarrassed :) Great lens. Thanks for all the fun ideas

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      I love this page

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      Interesting lens

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      ukprowriter 4 years ago

      Great gadgets. Thanks for sharing

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      rasnasah 4 years ago

      Interesting Car Gadgets.Nice lens.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @CamelliaPenny: They are very good for us in our area also!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @cjbmeb14 lm: My sentiments, exactly!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @nonaweeks: Thank you for your visit .. I'm happy that you found the lens interesting!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Pinaar: Thank you! I do enjoy research!

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      I like these Hot Gadgets For our Cars really creative ideas.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @getmoreinfo: Thank you. I'll be visiting you soon.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Noveliaa: I appreciate your visit. Thank you!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @samcuj71: Thank you for your visit and reminder of 'Inspector gadget.'

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Melissa Miotke: Thank you, my friend!

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      Perrin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Cool lens! Some of my family members need the deer alert. We've had and seen some "run-ins" lately!

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      cjbmeb14 lm 4 years ago

      I love car gadgets the more the merrier.

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      Nona Weeks 4 years ago from Florissant, CO

      Great lens, interesting gadgets.

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      Pinaar 4 years ago

      Nice lens, you must have done a lot of research to put this together.

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      Noveliaa 4 years ago

      Excellent lens! Squidlike

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      samcuj71 4 years ago

      Awesome, and pretty comprehensive gadgets. More gadgets than the Inspector himself!

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      Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

      This was a really comprehensive list of hot car gadgets. I'm surprised how many things you covered that I have never even heard of! Great lens-Blessed.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @mumsgather: Thank you for your visit, comment and blessing. I'll be visiting you soon.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      another fun, thorough and creative lens -this time on more car gadgets than I ever would have imagined - blessed........

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      mumsgather 4 years ago

      The car wrap made me smile! Great lens, very thorough indeed for someone searching for car gadgets. Blessed.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you for spending a bit of time having a look and for the blessing!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @happy-birthday: I'll do that. Thank you! 2013 coming up!

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      Birthday Wishes 4 years ago from Here

      Awesome lens! Keep it up-to-date and I will love to visit again!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      Loved this lens. So many great gadgets. I like the speed hump idea. I hate those things!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Thamisgith: Squidoo Comment Notification forI thought that these would really catch on. Seems they are on the back burner for now. Right, maybe next year!

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      Thamisgith 4 years ago

      I like the look of the "see through" tyres - but I haven't seen any to see through on the street. Maybe next year?

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      Noelle and Dan 4 years ago

      Informative lens. I don't think that the airless tires caught on.

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WriterJanis2: I'm so happy to see you here, Janis. Thank you for the blessing too.

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      BelleBanks 4 years ago

      Some really cool gadgets for cars. Thanks for sharing!

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      MrMojo01 5 years ago

      Loved your lens, lots of great gadgets here!

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      CoolFool83 5 years ago

      That cat car cover is something else!

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Really awesome gadgets. Blessed!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @DecoratingMom411: My pleasure. Thank you for your visit!

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing these.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @JoshK47: Thank you for your visit and blessing Josh. I'll be by soon.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I'm certainly thankful for your return trip! Thank you!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I've always loved cars too! I was a really monkey about cars .. grease monkey that is!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I'll admit, I'm a bit of a gadget junky - thanks so much for sharing! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Stopping back to be dazzled once again, you went over the top with your hot gadgets!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love cars of any shape and size... and all the wonderful gadgets that help spruce them up! Enjoyed the selections here!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @TonyPayne: Funny you should mention it. There is a plan using a solar panel on a can. Will be on the market 2013 they say. I don't think the turbine will work though. :)

      Thank you for your visit. I'll be dropping by to see you soon.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      They sure make some fun gadgets these days. I wish they could turn the roof of your car into a solar panel, so that you could charge the battery while it was left parked during the day. Seems like a good idea to me at least. Either that or add a turbine (or two) so that when driving (or stationary on a windy day) the car can generate electricity.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @FunMoneyBusiness: You are right, the rear view camera would be very helpful for big vehicles. When travelling in USA I found the drivers weren't driving up close but here in Canada many drivers travel too close even when I'm driving in the slow lane.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WillBorden: Thanks for your support, Will. I appreciate it!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Sylvestermouse: Thank you for visiting, pal. I'll be seeing you soon.

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      Sharyn Read 5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      Fantastic! My husband is already planning to put a permanent rear view camera in his next truck - it not only makes parking easier, it makes heavy-traffic lane chances easier. It's amazing how many little cars travel up too close!

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      WillBorden 5 years ago

      Hi Laraine,

      Can't imagine this lens not having wide appeal~~I think the deer alert will be a must-have for me!! Great two-way protection!! Neat gadgets presented here and I look forward to seeing more. Fine work, Laraine!

      Will

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These really are cool car gadgets! Those are truly some very interesting looking tires and I love the deer alert!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @dahlia369: I love these too. When they come to this area I'm investing in some!

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      Some very neat gadgets but I was also most impressed with the new tires. Wonderful selection! :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @miaponzo: I want some too! Thank you for the visit and blessing!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE those new tires! I want some!!!!! :) Blessed!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @squid-pinkchic18: More coming up soon. Thank you for visiting. Please come again.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @arperinos: Thank you. I appreciate the attention. :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @goo2eyes lm: Thank you for the fly-by and blessing. I'm coming to visit you for a while now.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      These are neat gadgets! I could use these now!

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      arperinos 5 years ago

      Amazing ! Great information.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      return of a squid angel bearing some *blessings*. this lens is really very helpful and enjoyable to read just like your other lenses.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank you for visiting. Nice to see you again.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Edwardjames81: Thanks for the visit. Please come again .. I'll be adding some new gadgets for 2012.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonquid99: Great idea! Thanks for letting us know that works.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      An enjoyable lens...........

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      Edwardjames81 5 years ago

      I never realised there were so many gadgets available for a car. Some of them look really cool and may be worth a purchase. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. An enjoyable lens this.

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      anonquid99 5 years ago

      i have a strong magnet attached to the bottom of my car as my car does not always trigger the advancing green. never missed on

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @ClassyGals: It is a wonderful invention. Glad you stopped by - please come again! Thank you for leaving a blessing.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @SayGuddaycom: I'll be watching for more hot gadgets now that it's 2012. I hope that you come back again!

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I like the automatic car starter, saves me from freezing outside warming up car.

      Angel Blessings

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      Smart speed bumps is genious!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @katiecolette: I sort of like that one myself. I'm off to see your lenses now.

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      I think I want the "hot" kitty car :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @ajgodinho: Thank you for stopping my by lens and leaving it a little angel dust. Yes, I'll be adding my 2012 gadget picks soon. I'm looking forward to seeing what they'll come up with next. I hope that they'll be able to launch the sale of the night vision camera.

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Some really cool car gadgets you've showcased on this lens. It'a amazing the technology advancements we've seen just in this past decade and I'm sure we've seen nothin' yet. I guess you'll soon be adding a section for 2012 ;) Taking this opportunity to wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas / Holiday season...blessings my dear! :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Bill Armstrong: Thank you, Billy. I appreciate your visit and comment.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Nice lens, love the gadgets

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @ICanCook: Hiya. I used to enjoy the speed bumps in my little car. Either they are making them bigger or I am going slower, I'm not sure which, but I don't enjoy them any more. They have a road near here where there are about 10 in a very short lenth of road. It's near the beach .. I can imagine why they were put there!

      Thanks for visiting I'm comng to see your lenses now.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @PromptWriter: I'd like to have one of these tonight to warm me up. Brrr. No snow, but it is cold here in central British Columbia. Thanks for your visit.

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      ICanCook 5 years ago

      As one of those people who likes to fly over the speed bumps I really appreciate knowing that some of them will be less bumpy if I drive over more slowly. In fact, there is a speed bump just like the one in the picture that I fly over regularly and it's especially bumpy. I think you just may have saved my sanity.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I really like the cat warmer. LOL

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Andy-Po: Don't you just love the deer protector! I will love having that!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @kathysart: Thank you, Kathy, I'll be seeing you soon.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I know what you mean. It is a mad search sometimes, especially in the winter when we have so many sweaters, hoodies and coats. Which one did I wear last?

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      Very interesting selection of gadgets.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      HOT lens.. THUMBS UP! I love gadgets for my car and you have offered some great ones.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The gadget ideas here are amazing. If there is one gadget i would like to have then it will have to be a "key locater" for my car keys. I keep on losing them. LOL

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @AlisonMeacham: Thank you for visiting my lens and leaving a blessing. I hope that you brother is not hurt. I live in an area where we see deer every day, in fact there are twins that live in our back acreage. They are very tame and we fear that the hunters will get them when they are older. Can't be helped I guess. Maybe we should equip the deer with equipment to let them know where the cars are. ;D

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @julieannbrady: Yup, tell me where to purchase one of those too. Thanks for the visit, friend.

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      AlisonMeacham 5 years ago

      The deer alert gadget seems like a great idea. My brother recently hit a deer in his car and was very lucky that the incident wasn't more serious. Squid Angel Blessings.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      OK ... I've come in from several hours working out in the yard ... and came to visit your remarkable page with a thought ... if I am going to add one hot gadget to my car in the coming year, it would surely be Enrique Iglesias!!! Ta da! ;) Hugs my dear.

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      mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

      What a lens of car gadgets. That first car looks more like flying a plane. Way to much to be driving on the road. Especially like the deer warning gadgets. Great for keeping the critters safe in the environment we have taken from them. Wonderful lens and gadgets.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      I watching a program today on a robot car that doesn't need a driver. It is all ready to go but I don't think we are ready for it. Thanks for the visit. I'll be there to visit you soon.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      gadgets to ease up our everyday lives