20 cool car gadgets that will change the way you drive

New car commercials do an excellent job of making you feel like your car is obsolete. And you bought your car in 2013. That may be a little dramatic, but it seems like every year car companies are adding fascinating, convenient new features and gadgets to their models that fully demonstrate that the future has arrived. Of course, you don't have to buy a new car to upgrade your current model. These cool gadgets can make you feel like you're driving a Cyber Truck without breaking the bank.


FenSens Smart Wireless Solar Powered Backup Camera

MSRP: $199

Sale Price: $159 (20% off)

Most new car models have backup cameras built-in to help you parallel park. If you don't have one, this backup camera is the next best thing. It clips on the back of your car and syncs with your smartphone so you can see what's behind you in real-time.

myGEKOgear Orbit 530 1296p W-Fi Dashcam with Sony Night Vision Sensor

MSRP: $149.99

Sale Price: $109.99 (26% off)

You never know when you might need an expert witness, and this dashcam can be a lifeline. With night vision and a 150º wide-angle lens that eliminates many blindspots, this camera records in 1296p HD so you always have a crystal clear recording of what happened in a crash.

myGEKOgear Orbit 110 Full HD Dashcam

MSRP: $99.99

Sale Price: $49.99 (50% off)

This dashcam stays stabilized to record a smooth 1080p HD video on the road with a 120º wide shooting angle. Plus, with the built-in G-sensor, it automatically captures and stores footage in the event of a collision.

myGEKOgear Orbit 950 1080p Wi-Fi & GPS Dash Cam

MSRP: $179.99

Sale Price: $149.99 (16% off)

This innovative dash cam provides full, 1080p HD coverage of both the front and rear of your vehicle. With a CMOS sensor, it renders a well-lit video in low light situations and includes features like GPS logging, Wi-Fi capabilities, and driver assistance to give you extra security. Plus, it comes with a 16GB microSD card so you can immediately start recording drives.

Navigation Help

HUDWAY Glass Heads-Up Navigation Display

MSRP: $59.95

Sale Price: $49.95 (16% off)

Navigating from A to B with your phone in your hand is a terrible idea. Doing so with your phone in a car mount is a better idea. Doing so with a HUDWAY is the best idea. This heads-up display shows a mirror image of your phone directly on your dash, so your eyes stay on the road while you look at your map's directions.

ExoMount Magnet Air Universal Smartphone Car Mount

MSRP: $29.95

Sale Price: $22.95 (23% off)

The ExoMount clips onto your air vent with ease and rotates 360º so you can orient your phone however you want, making it completely visible at all times. Don't get caught with your phone in your hand!

Diagnostics Tools

PLX Devices Kiwi 3 Bluetooth OBD2 OBDII Diagnostic Scan Tool

MSRP: $89

Sale Price: $69.99 (21% off)

Car maintenance is important, but some problems are invisible to the untrained eye. This plug-and-play diagnostics tool connects to your car's OBDII via Bluetooth to scan the car's computer and identify any potential problems. It works up to four times faster than competitors and consumes hardly any power, so you can leave it plugged in even when not in use.

KOBRA Wireless Car Scanner

MSRP: $49.99

Sale Price: $14.99 (70% off)

This simple plug-in works with any device on a WiFi connection and diagnoses up to 3,000 code definitions on cars manufactured after 1996, giving you a budget-friendly way to diagnose car problems.

Weather and Emergency Tools

Classic Magnetic iceScreen™

MSRP: $29.99

Sale Price: $24.95 (16% off)

Constructed with military-grade, double waterproof reinforced Oxford polyester, this magnetic ice screen clips on easily to your car and prevents ice from forming on your windshield.

Kelvin.7 Automotive Emergency Multi-Tool

MSRP: $49.99

Sale Price: $39.99 (20% off)

It's always better to be proactive rather than reactive, so it's a good idea to keep an emergency tool in your car. The Kelvin.7 includes a safety belt cutter, window breaker, hand-crank power generator, 4 built-in magnets, an SOS light, an LED flashlight, and a USB emergency power supply so you're ready for anything.


Car Cup Humidifier

MSRP: $39.99

Sale Price: $19 (52% off)

This humidifier works anywhere, but it's especially powerful in your car. It works as an air humidifier, aroma diffuser, and an LED night light, helping to clear the air wherever you are.

Mini Cordless Car Vacuum Cleaner

MSRP: $49.99

Sale Price: $39.99 (20% off)

Nobody likes a messy car. Nobody likes vacuuming their car, either. Catch-22? It doesn't have to be, because this mini vacuum is extremely easy to use and has none of the clutter of cords or awkward Shop-Vac units.

Spinning Car Aromatherapy Diffuser

MSRP: $15.99

Sale Price: $12.99 (18% off)

Eliminate all those mysterious stinky smells in your car with a low-maintenance diffuser. These little devices set up anywhere in your car and dispense soothing, odor-reducing aromas.

Brush Hero®: Deluxe Set

Sale Price: $49.99

This unique, tough-bristled brush spins with an impressive amount of torque and reaches into tight corners, making it a perfect choice for cleaning wheel wells and other tough to reach spots on your car.

AIR Ionic Car Air Purifier & Charger

MSRP: $50

Sale Price: $36.99

Price Drop: $34.99 (30% off)

This charger goes above and beyond to not only charge your device but to also actively purify the air in your car.


BESTEK 200W Car Power Inverter With 2 AC Outlets & 2 USB Ports

MSRP: $27.99

Sale Price: $24.99 (10% off)

Let the entire family charge their devices at once with this absolute powerhouse of a hub. With two AC outlets, two USB ports, and a cigarette lighter socket, you can charge up to five devices at once while driving.

GRAVITIS™ Wireless Car Charger

MSRP: $28.99

Sale Price: $19.99 (31% off)

This super-convenient wireless car charger attaches to your air vent and charges Qi-enabled phones wirelessly while you're driving.

CRESUER ENEGARM 2 Smart Auto Clamping Fast & Safe Wireless Car Charger

MSRP: $49.99

Sale Price: $34.99 (30% off)

This Qi-enabled wireless car charger will power up your phone quickly and is designed with a smart auto clamp so it won't disconnect until you're ready to take your phone with you.


STAG Bike & Base Unit Bundle

MSRP: $379

Sale Price: $341 (10% off)

Want to hit the trail or the slopes? This easy-to-assemble base unit lets you mount bikes, skis, snowboards, surfboards, and much more. Plus, it comes off about as easy as it goes on.


STAG Bike & Base Unit Bundle – $341

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The Basecamp System: Tailgate Pad + Seats + Cooler

MSRP: $299

Sale Price: $259.99 (13% off)

Football season is almost over but that doesn't mean you can't get ahead of next tailgate season. This innovative system includes a tailgate pad, seats, and a cooler so you can set up quicker than ever when you hit the parking lot.