24, September 2020

Coolest Car Gadgets (Part III)

These little gadgets can enhance your driving experience.

Park-Zone PZ-1600 

It can be difficult to know how far to pull up when parking in little garages. Parking assistants are a simple way to help increase space and stop us from continuously tapping our front bumpers. The easy traffic signal display on the PZ-1600 lets you see when you’ve pulled up far enough, without any bad guesswork.


Many of us just shudder at the idea of beginning our workday without a cup of coffee. It’s simple to forget to set our favorite coffeemaker. If we’re running late, we might lack the time to go by our preferred coffee shop on the way to work. Crafted for folks with a soft spot for unnecessary gadgets, the Handpresso is a coffeemaker created for your car. The unit works with your favorite coffee grounds or ESE espresso pods and plugs right into the 12-volt port or cigarette lighter in your car.

Automatic Car Adapter 

The Automatic Car Adapter goes into the standard diagnostic (OBD-II) port on numerous vehicles from as far back as 1996. Therefore, it pulls info right from the on-board computer. In addition, the paired mobile app also has many good features such as a mileage log, vehicle locator, and the ability to call emergency services after an accident. The car adapter pairs well with third-party apps, but you’ll have to pay a monthly fee if you want that functionality.

Ion Audio Cassette Bluetooth Adapter 

If your car is from the past, a Bluetooth cassette adapter is a great way to stream all your favorite playlists right from your cell without the many cords. It has about four hours of playback on a single charge, which is a good amount of juice to play all your favorite tunes. It also has hands-free calling due to the built-in microphone.