13 Super Cool Car Gadgets That Make Awesome Gifts

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Car manufacturers seem to be dropping the latest and coolest gadgets for their various automobiles every other day. Most of these car gadgets aren’t necessarily super high-tech, but are impeccably engineered and pretty durable; designed to solve a problem we often encounter when we use our vehicles. From a terrific car mount for an iPad to the best Bluetooth scan tool, we have done our research about the best car gadgets that would make excellent gifts - suitable for different car makes and models! Let’s begin with the top 12 car gadgets that you can buy for anyone in your life that drives!


You'll Love These Cool Auto Gadgets

1. WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder

WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder

This WizGear Universal Air Vent Magnetic Car Mount Holder is one of the best auto gadgets available and is built with a magnetic technology, which means that your cell phone or mini tablet can be securely held in place, and the GPS navigation can be seamlessly used. Also, because it’s not space consuming or bulky, this device doesn’t end up blocking the windshield and obscuring your view. Instead, you can attach it to the air vent and set it up for easy use.

Considering that this gadget is safe, doesn’t harm the smartphone or tablet connected to it, and is easy to rotate and simple to set up, there’s no doubt that the person who receives this gift will love it!


2. Premium Multi Passenger Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount

Premium Multi Passenger Universal Headrest Cradle Car Mount

This is a great gift for anyone. The device comes with an adjustable rigid extension arm that looks like something from a Transformer movie.

The Premium Universal Headrest Car Mount is perfect for tablet viewing by more than one passenger, with the tablet positioned at the center of two seats assisted by the flexible arm. Your car will become a super-cool entertainment system for everyone in it. And it gets even better – all the ports on your device can be easily accessed when mounted, and apart from Apple devices, other tablets like Samsung, Sony, and LG are very compatible with the mount. Cool gift!


3. BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool

BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional OBDII Scan Tool

You know those cool car gadgets that leave you staring in amazement? Well, this is one of them. This BlueDriver Bluetooth Professional ODB2 Scan Tool is a professional diagnostic scan tool specifically designed to read and eliminate trouble codes that pop up when different issues arise. This scan tool is a superb gift that can explain enhanced codes generated when the check engine light comes on, or for airbag and transmission tests. It also comes with a BlueDriver Sensor that works together with it to ensure top quality, and can be used on Android and Apple devices.

Of all the geeky auto gadgets, this is perfect for any driver!


4. Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler

Drop Stop - The Original Patented Car Seat Gap Filler

The Drop Stop seat gap filler is simply fantastic! Who wouldn’t want this as a gift? It can be so annoying to have your keys, makeup, pen, jewelry and change falling into the “Carmuda Triangle.”

Innovative in-car gadgets such as the Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler, which can be squished or stretched to fit into any size of car seat space, have put an end to such problems, preventing you from those distractions! This means that your eyes can always be on the road, and you’ll never need to search under your car seats again. Again, who wouldn’t love this super cool gift?


5. LifeHammer Safety Hammer Classic Auto Escape Tool

LifeHammer Safety Hammer Classic Auto Escape Tool

Do you need a gift that is ideal for an emergency? Here it is! This high-quality car LifeHammer Safety Hammer Classic Auto Escape Tool with its award-winning design is popularly referred as the “Gift For Life” because it’s invaluable for averting entrapment after an automobile accident by helping you break the windows and slice through the seat belts. Not many automotive gadgets can glow in the dark, but this can!

To help you locate and retrieve it for use, this safety hammer is designed with a fluorescent pin that emits an orange glow in the dark. Getting this cool gift for someone would be helping them prepare for the unexpected!


6. Zubie ZK30012M GPS Tracker

Zubie ZK30012M GPS tracker for Teen Drivers and Families

This is another awesome gadget for cars that helps you keep track of your teen’s or family’s vehicle on the road – in real time!

Once you plug the Zubie GPS Tracker neatly into your car’s diagnostic port located under the dash, you’re all set to go! You can coordinate your get-togethers and carpool plan by securely creating and sharing locations among family and friends. You can also stay on top of vehicle maintenance and service by detecting car troubles before they happen, therefore saving you a lot of future hassles. If you’re looking for a family-friendly gift, this is an excellent way to go!

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7. Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Laser Garage Parking Assist

Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Laser Garage Parking Assist

It’s not uncommon to park your car awkwardly in your garage. This Chamberlain Universal Laser Garage Parking Assist is useful for identifying the best parking spot by projecting a bright red laser beam onto the floor of your garage, which is then tracked until it hits a designated spot on your hood or dash. Better still, this parking accessory is compatible with any garage door opening system and can be easily mounted on your garage ceiling.

Once you drive into your garage, the laser beam is projected to your hood and dashboard, and you can pick an ideal spot to park. Perfect gizmo for anyone with a garage!


8. ProtoAir Best Car Air Purifier

ProtoAir Best Car Air Purifier

The ProtoAir Car Purifier is one of those cool car gadgets that you’ll love so much and want to keep for yourself. This is because it gets rid of stale and bad odors and leaves behind a fresh scent and purified air. The ProtoAir forms ionized particles that bind with dust, smoke, and pollen, ridding the air of these pollutants and making your car travels more pleasant. It can also guarantee a safer and healthier environment, free of bacteria and viruses!

If you know anyone with chronic allergies, this would be the most suitable of all in-car gadgets for them!


9. Stanley J509 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter

Stanley J509 1000 Peak Amp Jump Starter

Looking for a gift that would be perfect for jump-starting a car battery without requiring assistance from another vehicle? The Stanley Peak Amp Jump Starter is the ticket!

This car gadget is suitable for roadside emergencies and everyday use. It comes with a voltage of 12-Volts, a built-in 120 Volts AC charger, and USB outlets. All you need to do is just connect the clamps and turn on the unit, and you’re provided with 1000 peak cranking amps and 500 instant cranking amps.

Whether it's for a truck, motorcycle, car or tractor, the Stanley Jump Starter is an ideal gift!


10. Untamable 4 Port USB Cell Phone Car Charger from Vano

Car Charger - Untamable 4 Port USB Cell Phone Charger From Vano

If you decided to buy this as a gift, you might end buying one of the most intelligent auto gadgets available today.

Once you set up the device and select any of the available ports, this smart device is capable of detecting the required amount of power needed by your device. Also, once your phone starts to overheat or tries to draw too much current, the Vano 4-Port USB Car Charger automatically goes off. This means that your phones can be charged at full speed and utmost safety, and your family can set off on long journeys with peace of mind and total comfort. There’s no need to say more!


11. Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone

Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone

This Jabra Freeway Bluetooth Speakerphone is an excellent choice for a full hands-free experience. It comes with three solid speakers that emit crisp and vibrant sound, and you can play and enjoy music or podcasts.

Made with the latest noise reduction technology, the Jabra Freeway Speakerphone blocks outgoing noise so that you can have crystal clear calls. Once you want to make or take a call, simply speak. A car gadget that provides voice guidance, announces the name of an incoming caller, and enhances your concentration on the road, is a superb gift for any occasion!


12. BESTEK 300W DC to AC Power Inverter

BESTEK 300W Power Inverter

Cool car gadgets are all the rage right now, and this is one of the coolest! This ultra-compact and lightweight BESTEK 300W Power Inverter can be placed on the backseat and is ideal for road trips.

It works by making a DC conversion from your car lighter socket to 2 AC outlets and 2 USB charging ports. These ports guarantee fast charging for DVD players, laptops, iPads, Kindle, game console, smartphones and other electronic devices. It has a built-in 40A fuse and cooling fan to keep your device from overheating, as well as short circuit and overload protection. With a user manual and an 18-month warranty, this is surely a much-wanted gift!


13. Falcon Zero F360 HD DVR Dual Dash Cam/Rear View Mirror

Falcon Zero F360 HD DVR Dual Dash Cam

The Falcon Zero Dash Cam Rear View Mirror comes with two top-notch 1080p resolution cameras that give sharp, clear viewing angles.

The mirror can be rotated to an angle of 180 degrees, and the front and back views can be recorded at the same time. Other angles that can be registered are the front and side windows. The best part is the loop feature, which ensures that you never run out of recording space. The bottom line is, if you got this as a gift, you’d have all angles covered while driving!


Final Thoughts

So there you have it, a list of car gadgets that would make incredible gifts! It’s no secret that buying gifts for car lovers can be a bit tricky, and that’s why this list is so loaded and well put-together so that you can be apprised of different car accessories that are suitable for various uses - and your purchase decision can be less stressful. Plus, it doesn’t matter how deep your pockets are – most of these gadgets can be bought at an affordable price, and you can be sure that if you give any of them as a gift, you'll surely be putting a smile on someone’s face!

(Last Updated On: June 10, 2016)

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