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47 Coolest Car Gadgets To Bring Your Wheels To The Future

There are many cool developments going on in the car industry and manufacturers around the world are bringing more and more cool technologies and gadgets on board of our vehicles every day. But most of these new technologies and cool car gadgets are introduced only in the newest models and very few find their way to oldest cars. So what to do if you have an older car or if you purchased last year’s “latest model” and you start feeling it’s not gadgetized enough?

I gathered bellow 47 of the coolest car gadgets I found around. These gadgets are designed and built to make your old car feel newer and to allow you to get access to the latest technologies and gadgets without needing to pay for a whole new car.

Which one is your favorite? I LOVE 26 and 40!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure you share this post with your friends! They need help to upgrade their old wheels as well!

1) Navdy Car HUD

Navdy Car HUD
Navdy is a nifty car gadget that promises to solve this issue and allow you to interact with your smartphone while keeping your eyes on the road. How do they do it? You simply put Navdy on your car’s dashboard, it connects via Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone and, via a HUD (heads-up display), it projects information from your phone and displays it … on the road in front of your vehicle!

$299Buy It Now! or read the complete Navdy Or How To Safely Interact With Your Smartphone While Driving And Still Keeping Your Eyes On The Road post we featured earlier.

2) Papago GS260-US Rear View Mirror Full HD Car Dashcam

Papago GS260-US Rear View Mirror Full HD Car Dashcam
The Papago GS260-US or GoSafe 260 as it’s also know is a cool dashcam that attaches to your car’s interior mirror and allows you to record your car trips without crowding your windshield.

$149Buy It Now! or read the complete Papago GS260-US Rear View Mirror Full HD Dashcam [Product Review] post we featured earlier.

3) Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Cars

Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Cars
Pioneer just released their latest line of car gadgets – the Pioneer Nex CarPlay Receiver! As the name states, the Nex acts as a receiver, connects to your iPhone via Apple’s CarPlay connection and gives access to all your smartphone’s on-board and cloud-based features.

$455+Buy It Now! or read the complete Pioneer NEX Or How To Use Apple CarPlay In Older Cars post we featured earlier.

4) Batman Brake Light Decal

Batman Brake Light Decal
The Batman break decal is made of quality vinyl and comes with “ready-to-cut” instructions which allow you to customize it for three sizes: 3″x0.8″, 4″x1.1″ and 5″x1.4″ (7.62cm x 2.03cm, 10.16cm x 2.79cm and 12.7cm x 3.55cm) which should fit most car models out there!

$4.99Buy It Now! or read the complete Batman Brake Light Decal post we featured earlier.

5) Road Shower

Road Shower
With the Road Shower, you can have a hot pressurized shower on your vehicle. The water is solar heated even while driving.

$299Buy It Now! or read the complete Road Shower – The Rack Mounted Solar Shower With Pressurized Hot Water post we featured earlier.

6) Wilson Electronics Cell Phone Signal Booster

Wilson Electronics Cell Phone Signal Booster
The Wilson Electronics Cell Phone Signal Booster is a complete car kit (it comes with a magnet mount antenna and cradle for your phone) that will dramatically improve your cell phone signal.

$474Buy It Now! or read the complete Wilson Electronics Cell Phone Signal Booster post we featured earlier.

7) PapaGo GS330 Car DVR Dashboard Camera

PapaGo GS330 Car DVR Dashboard Camera
I used this camera for the past 2 weeks now and it was a pleasure to test it. It is compact, easy to mount and un-mount from the windshield holder

$110Buy It Now! or read the complete PapaGo GS330 – The Car DVR Dashboard Camera That Records Your Trips And Assist You Driving [Product Review] post we featured earlier.

8) Automatic Link Smart Driving Assistant by Automatic

Automatic Link Smart Driving Assistant by AutomaticBasically – we’re speaking about a Bluetooth 4.0 dongle that connects to your car’s OBD plug (Onboard Diagnostics Port – the same port your mechanic uses to diagnostic when it needs repairs) and to your smartphone by a dedicated app.

$99.95Buy It Now! or read the complete Automatic Link – The Smart Driving Assistant by Automatic post we featured earlier.

9) PowerCup – Car DC to AC and USB Power Inverter

PowerCup – Car DC to AC and USB Power Inverter
Basically, you place the PowerCup in your vehicle’s cup holder, you hook it up to your car’s power outlet (cigarette lighter plug) and you you start charging your gadgets. The PowerCup will charge laptops, tablets, smartphones, DVD players, portable game system, MP3 players and just about anything that requires electrical power to run.

$89Buy It Now! or read the complete PowerCup – Car DC to AC and USB Power Inverter post we featured earlier.

10) IOBD2 – iOs And Android Car Data Reader

IOBD2 - iOs And Android Car Data Reader
Turn Your Smartphone Into An Advanced Engine Data Reader

$187+Buy It Now!

11) Parrot MINIKIT Neo – Voice Controlled Bluetooth Hands-free Kit

Parrot MINIKIT Neo - Voice Controlled Bluetooth Hands-free Kit
The MINIKIT Neo combines the best of technology in a compact and stylish design. Make and receive calls without touching any buttons.

$79.95Buy It Now!

12) RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove

RoadPro 12-Volt Portable Stove
Heat things up while on the go with this 12-volt portable stove. This handy portable stove warms food up to 300 degrees and is easy to bring along.

$31.91Buy It Now!

13) RoadMaster Car with Netbook Stand

RoadMaster Car with Netbook Stand
21 in. wide top. Adjustable sliding plate secures the laptop to the desk with velcro and a strap. Laptop plate extends another 3 in.. Laptop can be moved to comfortable position for typing.

$249.56Buy It Now!

14) Easy Quick Jumper

Easy Quick Jumper
21 in. wide top. Adjustable sliding plate secures the laptop to the desk with velcro and a strap. Laptop plate extends another 3 in.. Laptop can be moved to comfortable position for typing.

$27.99Buy It Now!

15) MaxSale Drivemocion LED Car Message Sign

MaxSale Drivemocion LED Car Message Sign
Car LED light with 5 different faces.
It can be fixed to the inside of the rear car window or dashboard by a power suction cup. It’s remote control for the front of the car fixes to the front windscreen (using power suction cup) or optionally can be stowed in a front compartment (it’s fixing bracket can be removed).

$45.15Buy It Now!

16) In-Car Wi-Fi Hotspot Dension Wi-Drive

In-Car Wi-Fi Hotspot Dension Wi-Drive
Dension Wi-Drive allows you to create Wi-Fi hotspot in the car providing simultaneous internet access up to 6 wireless devices in the vehicle. For Internet access just plug in your 3G USB modem or connect your 3G mobile phone via Bluetooth. The device is powered by 12V from cigarette lighter socket.

$159Buy It Now!

17) NEWSKY Car Auto Air Ionizer Purifier Refresher Deodorizer Oxygen Bar Sterilizer

NEWSKY Car Auto Air Ionizer Purifier Refresher Deodorizer Oxygen Bar Sterilizer
Produce active oxygen molecules: The anions may release the negative electric charges from oxygen molecules to make them more active. Therefore, the lungs will absorb 20% more oxygen and expel 15% more carbon dioxide.

$24.58Buy It Now!

18) CarLock Or How To Use Your iPhone To Protect Your Car From Theft

CarLock Or How To Use Your iPhone To Protect Your Car From Theft
No matter where you are, the CarLock Cloud stays connected to your car, and alerts you the moment it detects suspicious activity, so you know what is going on at all times.

$169.53Buy It Now!

19) CG-Lock CG001 Seatbelt Stabilizer

CG-Lock CG001 Seatbelt Stabilizer
The CG-Lock easily clips onto your vehicle’s seatbelt to add several major benefits. The CG-Lock prevents you from slouching, and holds your hips back for proper posture, with your spine cradled in the lumbar support of the seat. This means enhanced safety, greater comfort while commuting, better car control, plus less back fatigue and stress.

$61.49Buy It Now!

20) iHUD Head-Up Display Windshield Projector

iHUD Head-Up Display Windshield Projector
iHUD is the world’s first multimedia, heads-up display. It’s able to project a 4.5 inch virtual image directly on to the windshield, this lets the drivers see the screen and information on their Smartphone or other device without their eyes ever leaving the road so it greatly increases safety while driving.

$411Buy It Now!

21) Radioshack Bluetooth Cassette Adapter

Radioshack Bluetooth Cassette Adapter
Listen to music from your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device on your car stereo, without running any cables, with the RadioShack Bluetooth Cassette Adapter. Just pair this handy, cassette-shaped Bluetooth receiver with your device then pop it into your vehicle’s cassette deck to play all your favorite MP3 tunes through your car’s speakers

$29Buy It Now!

22) Dashboards to Desktops Armadillo Notext Desk Car And Truck Desk

Dashboards to Desktops Armadillo Notext Desk Car And Truck Desk
For those commuters who are fed up with just sitting frustwaiting stuck in the traffic. Dont just sit there! Do Something! Use only when stopped, just like the cops. The Wood Armadillo Notext Desk by D2D.

$300Buy It Now!22% OFF for a limited time. The promotion is applicable on the shopping cart page! Get Now!

23) The Full Coverage Heated Steering Wheel Cover

The Full Coverage Heated Steering Wheel Cover
This is the only battery-operated heated steering wheel cover that completely encircles a wheel to keep hands warm during winter drives.

$79.95Buy It Now!

24) Flir PathFindIR II Thermal Imaging Camera

Flir PathFindIR II Thermal Imaging Camera
PathFindIR II is a second generation passive thermal imaging camera that lets drivers see clearly in total darkness. Includes camera, cable and ECU.

$2395Buy It Now!

25) ZENS Qi Cup Holder Car Wireless Charger For Smartphones

ZENS Qi Cup Holder Car Wireless Charger For Smartphones
If you have a Smartphone (upto 5″ display) which do support Qi wireless charging, this is a great product to charge while you are driving. You will never be out of battery while driving!

$79.99Buy It Now!

26) Handpresso 12V Car Coffee Maker

Handpresso 12V Car Coffee Maker
We know that it’s a little strange to have car accessories on Competitive Cyclist, but the Handpresso Auto espresso maker presents a unique case. We’ve always associated coffee, and especially espresso, with cycling, and this is a way to use that association to introduce a little cycling culture into your commute.

$162Buy It Now!

27) Soundgate IOPLAY 4-speaker Bluetooth Audio And Cell Phone Hands-free Car Kit

Soundgate IOPLAY 4-speaker Bluetooth Audio And Cell Phone Hands-free Car Kit
Enjoy your music, on the move, give each journey the perfect soundtrack with music from your portable music player or phone

$99.95Buy It Now!

28) cellCONTROL – Safe Driving System for Cell Phones

cellCONTROL - Safe Driving System for Cell Phones
Scosche cellcontrol is a safe driving system that disables the use of unsafe cell phone applications while driving. Innovative Bluetooth signaling blocks drivers from being able to text message, email, make phone calls and much more.

$129.95Buy It Now!

29) Motorola Roadster2 Car Bluetooth Kit

Motorola Roadster2 Car Bluetooth Kit
Stay in touch on the go with ROADSTER 2, the latest Bluetooth enabled in-car speakerphone from Motorola. The speakerphone conveniently attaches to your visor making it perfectly placed to hear and be heard when making calls in the car. ROADSTER 2 also has best-in-class noise cancellation which means your voice can be heard over the loud traffic or road noise outside.

$99.99Buy It Now!

30) Car Power Inverter Spy Camera With DVR

Car Power Inverter Spy Camera With DVR
With this spy camera hidden inside a car power inverter, you can record everything that happens in your car.

$399Buy It Now!

31) Super Trackstick GPS

Super Trackstick GPS
Super Trackstick works anywhere on the planet. Its traveled locations can be shown via a red line that is traced on satellite photos and 3D terrain using the latest mapping technologies from Google™ Earth. Super Trackstick continuously records its exact route, stop times, speed, direction, and other valuable information

$249Buy It Now!

32) Audiovox XM Snap XSN1V1 XM Satellite Radio Receiver With Instant Plugin

Audiovox XM Snap XSN1V1 XM Satellite Radio Receiver With Instant Plugin
The XM Snap is here. This is the most simple XM Radio receiver ever made. Now you can enjoy XM Radio service without the need to install a bunch of wires or take apart your dash. Simply plug in the XM Snap into the cigarette lighter socket in your vehicle, place the antenna on the car, and tune the radio. It is that easy.

$38.99Buy It Now!

33) Satechi Universal Tablet Car CD Slot Mount for 5-11-in Tablets

Satechi Universal Tablet Car CD Slot Mount for 5-11-in Tablets
The Satechi Universal Tablet CD Slot Mount conveniently mounts your tablet front and center along your dashboard where it can be easily viewed and reached.

$24.9Buy It Now!

34) Peak PKC0RG Small Rearview Mirror with 3.5-Inch Backup Camera

Peak PKC0RG Small Rearview Mirror with 3.5-Inch Backup Camera
Rear View Mirror with 3.5″ Backup Camera consists of an attachable rear view mirror with a built-in 3.5-inch monitor–no need to have another dash mounted monitor. Features include standby with auto on mode when camera is on, a new weatherproof camera housing, a new swivel camera with wide view angle, and a wireless transmitter.

$65.99Buy It Now!

35) The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror

The No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror
This is the rear view mirror used by police officers and professional racecar drivers to reduce blind spots.

$59.95Buy It Now!

36) PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Wireless Trip Computer and OBDII Scanner

PLX Devices Kiwi Bluetooth Wireless Trip Computer and OBDII Scanner
The KIWI Bluetooth is an easy-to-use hardware device which allows you to wirelessly connect your vehicle’s onboard computer (ECU) to your Android OS-based smartphone.

$67.25Buy It Now!

37) The Driving Activity Reporter

The Driving Activity Reporter
This is the device that monitors a car’s activity and provides a detailed report of places, routes, and speeds traveled. It uses a 16-channel GPS receiver to track the movements of the car to which it is attached (internally or externally, using the device’s built-in magnet for covert purposes), storing locations on its built-in flash memory that holds up to 100 hours of driving activity.

$149.95Buy It Now!

38) GoPro HD Motorsports Hero

GoPro HD Motorsports Hero
Developed for the consumer and proven by professionals, GoPro’s all-new HD HERO cameras are the world’s most advanced line of on-board. Includes easy-to-apply mounts for attaching camera to any helmet, motorcycle, car, ATV, jet ski, snowmobile, boat, or virtually any vehicle.

$359.99Buy It Now!

39) The iPhone Steering Wheel Bluetooth Speakerphone

The iPhone Steering Wheel Bluetooth Speakerphone
This is the cordless Bluetooth speakerphone that attaches to a steering wheel, placing the speaker and microphone closer for better, hands-free iPhone conversations.

$69.95Buy It Now!

40) Cobra IRAD200 iRadar Smart Anti-Radar Detection for iPhone and Android Devices

Cobra IRAD200 iRadar Smart Anti-Radar Detection for iPhone and Android Devices
The Cobra iRADAR 200 community-based detection system is a high performance detector that detects all radar & laser guns currently in use. It works with iPhone and Android smartphones, provides 360 degrees protection, and reduces false alerts with City/Highway Mode.

$62.98Buy It Now!

41) Biometric Security Fingerprint Car Starter Alarm

Biometric Security Fingerprint Car Starter Alarm
This biometric unit works on ANY car, truck, boat, or RV or any other vehicle with a gasoline or deisel engine that utilizes a conventional ignition and fuel system.

$449.99Buy It Now!

42) Racelogic VBOX Sport Data Logger

Racelogic VBOX Sport Data Logger
A lightweight, portable data logger that can be used in any vehicle and environment to measure performance or lap times. Compatible with iPhone and Android.

$429Buy It Now!

43) The GPS Homing Device

The GPS Homing Device
The GPS Homing Device. This is the simplest portable GPS locating device available, ideal for finding your car after shopping or your hotel after a day of touring in an unfamiliar city.

$79.95Buy It Now!

44) Lubricheck Motor Oil Tester

Lubricheck Motor Oil Tester
Instantly know if your oil is contaminated or worn out and needs changing! catch engine problems early! make sure your oil is ready for winter.

$49.95Buy It Now!

45) RaceCapture Pro MK2 Motorsports Telemetry system

RaceCapture Pro MK2 Motorsports Telemetry system
RaceCapture/Pro is Autosport Labs’ premier data logging system designed for track day enthusiasts to professional endurance racers. Analyze your lap times, record speed, acceleration, yaw and engine data. Send telemetry in real-time to race-capture.com where you can view your car’s data live on the web, enabling you to make split second decisions based on data that wins races.

$429.95+Buy It Now!

46) Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets

Satechi SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount for Smartphones & Tablets
Satechi SCH-121 mount and holder for smart phones and tablets is the ideal solution for drivers seeking a hands-free solution in their vehicle. The Satechi SCH-121 is always within easy reach, safe and convenient.

$37.99Buy It Now!

47) R2-D2 USB Car Charger

R2-D2 USB Car Charger
You see, it makes R2-D2 whistle sadly when he sees a device that’s run out of power. Make him bloop and bleep happily again by letting him use your vehicle’s power to recharge your devices

$39.99Buy It Now!

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Written by Emil Ivan (2019 posts)

Emil is the managing editor of Cool Pile. He loves cool stuff, gadgets, gear for guys and writes about his lifestyle discoveries on daily basis. You can find Emil on Google+.

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  One Response to “47 Coolest Car Gadgets To Bring Your Wheels To The Future”

  1. That cup holder wireless charger is freaking awesome! I think I’m going to order it these days. Also, the rearview mirror with the integrated display could be a really nice addition to!

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