Five cool car-related gadgets
We’ve picked out the very best on the market. With a variety of budgets in mind, there’s sure to be a gadget for everyone.
Everyone loves a gadget, right? Particularly under the current circumstances, having a gadget that makes life a little easier can definitely help to brighten things up. There are plenty of gadgets angled directly at petrolheads too, so needless to say there is a lot to choose from.
Defender Signal Blocker - £5
Keyless car theft is a rising concern in the UK as criminals adapt to changing technologies, allowing them to unlock, gain access to and drive away a vehicle without needing a key. They do this by ‘boosting’ the signal from a key placed within the owner's home, which then makes the car think that the key is present.
One way to combat this is via a signal-blocking case known as a Faraday pouch. One of the best is the Defender Signal Blocker. It’s neat, compact and - at £5 - good value, too.
Handirack Inflatable Roof Bars - £70
Ever found yourself needing to carry something on your car’s roof? It’s a problem many people have and is only solved - usually - by fitting a full roof rack to your car which can be both expensive and time-consuming. The Handirack solves that problem.
It’s essentially an inflatable rack which mounts to the roof of your car and attaches via straps which run underneath and through the car, securing it in place. Once inflated, they’re great for carrying items such as surfboards.
Seasucker Talon Bike Rack - £329.99
The Seasucker Talon is a solution to another commonly-found issue; how to carry bikes on your car’s roof. It works by using suction mounts which attach to the bodywork, creating a vacuum to lock them in place. Once attached, you’re free to put your bike on top and mount it to the Seasucker’s special holder.
It might not be the cheapest option, but for those who value flexibility, it’ll be a real hit.
Nextbase 622GW - £219
Dashcams have seen a huge increase in popularity during recent years, with more and more people using them as a way to document their journeys and capture any odd occurrences on camera. They’re also often used in insurance cases, too.
Nextbase is one of the biggest names in the business and its 622GW is one of its leading models. Packing crystal-clear 4K quality and even Amazon Alexa, this is one tech-heavy dashcam.
Lego Jeep Wrangler - £44.99
Okay, so it might not exactly be a gadget, but who doesn’t like making something out of Lego? The firm has been producing some excellent brick-based car models recently, and the Wrangler is one of the latest to hit the shelves.
Made up of 665 pieces, this model of the iconic off-roader features fully working suspension and an eye-catching colour scheme.