Essential Car Gadgets You Should Own

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If you spend so much time in your car that it feels like a second home, then why not buy some gadgets to make your drive that much easier and fun? There are so many great car gadgets out on the market today. Here are four essential car gadgets you really should think about getting.

Cell phone charger

Everybody forgets to charge their cell phone sometimes. Hopefully, the juice left in the battery will last you the entire day, but sometimes cell phones go dead at the most inopportune times – like right before you need to make an important business call. With a cell phone charger that you can plug into your car, you will never have to worry about being without your phone again.

Auxiliary cable or cassette adapter for iPods

Have access to your entire music collection while driving without the hassle of bringing along your entire CD collection. There are two ways to hook your iPod up to a car. Newer cars will have a place for you to plug in an auxiliary cable. Plug the other end of the cable into the headphone slot on the iPod and voila, everything is connected. However, if you have an older car that only plays cassette tapes, you will need to buy a cassette adapter to connect your iPod to the car. Make sure to create a great playlist that will play automatically while driving – as a driver, you shouldn’t take your attention off the road to pick new songs and mess around with the iPod.

Satellite radio

Sometimes regular radio channels simply aren’t enough. With satellite radio, you have access to tons of additional channels that offer specialized and unique content without annoying commercials. If you are a sports junkie, then satellite radio is perfect for you, with offerings ranging from football and baseball to NASCAR racing and soccer. There are plenty of talk show channels as well as channels playing any type of music your heart desires.

A GPS navigation device

Many people like consulting maps or using MapQuest to figure out where they are headed, but with a GPS navigation device directions become so much simpler. You don’t even have to look at the device – a voice will announce the directions and tell you when to make turns. The device can also adjust to deviations in a route, so if you take a wrong turn it can tell you how to correct your route.

This article was written by Ryan Embly from the website CarRentalExpress.com – they offer price comparisons on car and van rentals all across North America and Europe.

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Cell Phones for Free A Possibility

Cell Phones for Free A Possibility

According to report on Haaaretz.com, email services and free cell phone use are two trends that will be major game changers in the cellular world. Pelephone, a mobile content company, is looking for email to be in high demand from all cell phone users in the coming years. Such content applications as email and online browsing will be available on all cellular phones according to Guy Bauman, vice president at Pelephone.

English: A cell phone tower in Palatine, Illin...
English: A cell phone tower in Palatine, Illinois, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Free Cell Service

The CEO of Mobi, Guy Ami-Ad, believes free cell phones will be the next great innovation to change the industry. By adding advertisements to your cellular phone while you use it to talk, text, or browse, free service will be the norm. Like current online services that offer free content and then add additional pay services, cell phones will follow a similar model.

Free GPS on all Cell Phones

Another new service that many feel will be available on all cell phones shortly is Global Position Systems. With GPS, mobile users will able to get directions and assistance in finding all kinds of businesses based on one’s current position. By selling ads to companies that want priority placement in GPS search information, cellular companies can give away the service while making money through the advertisements.

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