Automotive Stories June 21, 2016

A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in a line of products it plans that will add various smartphone connectivity features to vehicles.

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Automotive Stories October 23, 2015

Amazon has the Black & Decker 12-Volt Cyclonic-Action Automotive Pivoting-Nose Handheld Vacuum Cleaner (PAV1200W) for $29.99. It ships free for Prime members (free trial) or on orders over $35. That’s as much as $20 under some listings, $10 under the actual regular listing and the best we can find.

It easily plugs into any 12V vehicle outlet and features a 16 foot power cord, 1 step emptying, a pivoting nozzle and ships with an “Accessory Hose, Upholstery Detail Brush, Long Extendable Crevice Tool and Small brush tool.” It has a 4/5 star rating from over 1,160 Amazon customers.

Down below you’ll find smart lights and doorbells, kitchenware from Rachael Ray, yard/automotive tools and much more:

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Automotive Stories October 16, 2015

Action cameras have taken over the world of consumer technology. From GoPro to Monoprice, it seems like the options are endless. Capturing your automotive excursions has proven to be more complex and less straightforward. Online retailers are littered with cheap options that don’t seem to offer much in the way of quality.

A fresh Kickstarter project, called Waylens, is looking to change all that. After raising nearly five-times its initial goal in a short period of time, it’s save to say consumers are ready for that change too.

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Automotive Stories December 13, 2014

expiredAutomatic: Your Smart Driving Assistant for iOS/Android $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

Best Buy offers the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant for $69.99 shipped, which is the lowest price that we’ve ever seen for this smartphone car accessory and $10 better than Amazon.

Automatic plugs into your vehicle’s (1996 or newer) diagnostic port and transmits valuable information to your iPhone or Android smartphone that can help improve driving habits and save on fuel. Furthermore, it can remind you where you parked, diagnose and clear your check engine light, and find a nearby mechanic.

We reviewed Automatic and found it to be a great product even at its retail price of $100:

While Automatic can’t make you be a better driver, it can certainly help you along the way if you’re willing to take a little coaching. The accessory gives you a subtle beep when you break or accelerate too fast or break 70 mph. Take your weekly score into account, notice what behaviors you repeat, and most importantly aim for fewer beeps and you’re bound to improve… if you’re willing.

Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars from 271 Amazon reviewers.

Automotive Stories September 11, 2014

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are not exactly a new thing in the automotive world. They have long been a part of modern cars, constantly monitoring whether or not you have enough air in the tires. James Lim of FOBO Tire and his group of developers are combining the latest in wireless technology with a simple piece of equipment that will fit on nearly any car in the world.

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Automotive Stories August 7, 2013

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Automotive Stories March 15, 2013

AMZER Car Mount and Case for iPhone 5 for $20 + free shipping

eXpansys offers the AMZER Car Mount and Case System for Apple iPhone 5 in Black, model no. AMZ95003, for $19.95 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $9. The mount adheres to your windshield, or use the included 3M adhesive disc to attach it to your dashboard or console. Features include an advanced locking mechanism and form-fit case with precise cutouts for easy access to controls.

Automotive Stories June 27, 2011

DEAL800 offers the Universal Bike Mount for iPhone / GPS, model no. DSZ-UHM-BM1, for $9.99 with free shipping. That’s $6 under the lowest total price we could find for a comparable item elsewhere. The device is suitable for motorcycles and bicycles and is compatible with many mobile phones (including iPhone 3G/3GS/4), PDAs, GPS, and MP4 players.

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