If you spend as much time as I do playing around in your car, finding any excuse you can to clean the car and hang out by the garage toying with your car (maybe this is only me), then you might also be interested in knowing about some of the very latest gadgets out there for care owners like you and I. Ten of my favourites items are detailed below:
Handpresso 12V Car Coffee Maker
Yes, you have guessed it right. A hand espresso maker which uses a 12 volt charge and is a handy little item for your car. Lovely little gadget which my wife brought for me as a Christmas present a few years ago, and which I would be lost without now, when I’m doing long trips and stop off. Priced at around £90 (you can buy them on amazon). Really easy to use and especially good if you are a long distance truck driver or just happen to love espressos! Just add the cold water (the machine heats it up into steam and add the coffee pod).
No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror
By buying a 300mm wide flat clip on crystal mirror, you can get a much wider view and better avoid blind spots. For no more than around £10, these mirrors can increase your viewing range and my wife loves this type of mirror. (Buy here).
Biometric Security Fingerprint Car Starter Alarm
If you are ready to move into the 22nd century, why not join me in using a biometric security system. These alarm units can be added onto pretty much any vehicle and they work well from my experience so far.
Knight Rider K.I.T.T. USB Car Charger
Perhaps not everyone’s idea of a gadget worthy of buying, but I simply love my Knight Rider KITT USB charger. I grew up with Knight Rider and Michael Knight and I love this gift my son bought me.
Full Coverage Heated Steering Wheel Cover
A battery heated steering wheel which helps to keep your hands warm in the cold winter months. Maybe not a necessity but I have got used to mine and love it when i have early morning starts on sub-zero days.
In Car Microwave
I have not bought one yet but I have my eye on one for my birthday. If you do a lot of camping as i do with family, this is a great tool to have in your boot. Ir runs on 12v/230v i.e. using the cigarette lighter. Learn more here.
Car Laptop/Eating Steering Wheel
Very useful indeed if you want to convert your car wheel area into a laptop or eating area (not whilst driving of course). Brilliant if you drive a lot and are for example, a sales person or business person. Designed by Esumic, at less than £20, these are handy little tables to have and which easily store in your boot when not needed. Available from many retailers including amazon.