Useful Driving Accessories And Gadgets
We spend a lot of hours in our vehicles and whether we are travelling in them for business or leisure, there are many frustrating things we have to contend with. This page is designed to provide you with accessories and gadgets that are available and have been designed with driving in mind.
Zone Tech's Steering Wheel Desk
Mpow's Streambot FM Transmitter
Diono Travel Pal In-Car Organiser
Eurpean Driving Kit
Universal Multigrip Snow Socks
StopSleep - Anti Sleep Alarm Drowsy Driver Detection
Thule Load and Go
Car Roof Boxes
USB Car Chargers
Driveright Lane Safety Device
TomTom Go Live 1005 Europe and World
Zone Tech's Steering Wheel DeskHow many times have you been driving and stopped off for something to eat or drink and then sat back in your car and tried to eat the food and drink you have just bought. The problem is, trying to balance your food on your lap and find secure places for your drink is a task in itself. The steering wheel desk is a great little travel accessory to have in your car as it provides you with a tray that you can put everything on and enjoy your food and drink in comfort. The tray is also good for using as a work desk if you are parked up and need to use your laptop or other device.
Dash CamsDash Cams have certainly become more popular with drivers and can be a very good accessory to have in your car in the event of any unforeseen driving incidents that may occur when you are driving on the road. There are now many different makes and models available but the majority of Dash Cams are easy to install and usually mount on the dashboard or rear view mirror in seconds. They come with a number of different features that allow you to record video automatically.
Mpow's Streambot FM TransmitterUsing a Bluetooth connection in your car can often result in you having to install devices which need to be screwed into your dashboard. This great little gadget allows you connect your mobile phone to your car stereo via Bluetooth. The Mpow’s Streambot FM Transmitter allows you to listen to all the music on your phone without having to connect any wires. You can also use the device for hands free calls, GPS navigation and can charge your device through the USB port.
Drive BuddyThis simple design allows you to mount a number of different devices to the back of the front seats, so that the rear passengers can watch or read the screen hands free. The mount can hold phones, Kindles, iPads, Tablets and more and is attached to the seat with a simple and easy Velcro system.
Diono Travel Pal In-Car OrganiserTravelling with children in the car means you need to be organised, especially on long journeys where they will want to take all their favourite toys and books with them. The Travel Pal provides the perfect solution for keeping your children’s belongings neat and tidy throughout the journey. The Travel Pal is made from water resistant material and offers a deep cargo bin that is large enough to store books and toys. The Travel Pal has a number of pockets for small items, as well as insulated drink holders to store drink bottles.
Eurpean Driving KitIf you are planning to take your vehicle abroad and drive in Europe, you will need to be familiar with the laws and regulations of driving in Europe. There are several items you are legally required to have displayed or carry in your car when you drive in Europe such as spare bulbs, headlamp beam converters, self-adhesive GB sticker, Hi Viz jacket, first aid kit and hazard warning triangle,. If you do not have these items in your car and you are stopped by the police, you could be issued with a fine. Being prepared in advance before you go, is the best policy and there are many travel kits available to ensure you have all the correct items. The ‘European Travel Kits For Driving In Europe’ provide you with all the accessories in one convenient pack, that can be stored in the boot of your car.
Universal Multigrip Snow SocksThe Universal Multigrip Socks are a great alternative to snow chains and are easy to fit and take off. Whether you are using them in the UK or are driving in Europe, the lightweight snow socks are a great accessory to have in your boot. Being easy to fit, the snow chains are perfect if you are caught in an unexpected downfall of snow and will provide you with the grip you need in both snow and ice. The snow socks are machine washable, suitable for ABS and ESP systems and are suitable for vehicles with a small wheel arch clearance.
StopSleep - Anti Sleep Alarm Drowsy Driver DetectionThis little gadget could quite easily save your life and others too. The StopSleep Anti-Sleep alarm is designed to quickly detect the subside of concentration and warns you with vibrations, sound and light in advance before you fall asleep.
The double ring feature allows you to put the alarm on two fingers on either hand.
Thule Load and GoAlthough the Thule Load and Go bag range is specifically designed to fit range of Thule Roof Boxes and maximise the load of the box, the bags can also be used in the boot of your car. The bags are water resistant so your contents will be protected, they have shoulder straps for easy handling and comfort.
Car Roof BoxesIf you are setting off on your travels in your car and are restricted with space in the boot, then a car roof box may be your answer. Car roof boxes are a great way to create more space and provide a safe and secure way to travel your belonging. Car roof boxes are certainly a popular choice with people who are setting off on activity holiday, camping and skiing as the roof boxes provide them with the added storage they need.
USB Car ChargersUSB car chargers are certainly a great car accessory to have when travelling. USB car chargers now come in many different forms and as well as the traditional single port chargers, you can now buy chargers with dual/double, triple and quadruple ports. Obviously, the multi ports chargers are a perfect choice if there are several people travelling in your car at the same time, who all have electronic devices that require charging simultaneously.
The chargers are lightweight, easy to store and very reasonably priced.
Driveright Lane Safety DeviceOne of the most common fears that people have about driving in a foreign country, is driving on the opposite side of the road to the UK. If this is one of your fears and you worry about forgetting what side of the road you should be driving on, then the ‘Driveright Lane Safety Device’ may be the solution. The transparent reversible sticker is designed to help you stay driving on the correct side of the road. The sticker simply sticks on your windscreen and can easily be reversed for driving on either the LEFT or RIGHT side of the road.
TomTom Go Live 1005 Europe and WorldDriving in a foreign country can sometimes be stress, especially if you are not sure as to where you are going. Trying to following a map is difficult and is not advisable whilst you are driving! The TomTom Go Live 1005 Europe and World models are a great piece of equipment to have in your car and will navigate the way to your destination, without you having to worry about reading maps.
Accurate traffic information updated every two minutes provides you with stress free and delay free driving across Europe.