Car Gear

Leather Honey Leather Cleaner Review: Effective and Gentle Cleaner That Adds UV Protection

Per Leather Honey’s website, “Leather Honey was invented in the early 1960s when a retired chemist met with businessman Daniel McGowen, who had recently taken over his father-in-law’s Philadelphia-based manufacturing company.” The two created the original formula for the cleaner and the conditioner and found it very effective at preserving leather. An early test on the soles of postal carriers’ shoes showed that those treated with Leather lasted twice as long as those that were unprotected. Leather Honey makes cleaners and conditioners for leather products, including the Leather Honey Leather Cleaner we received for review.



Nomad 35W Slim Power Adapter, 70W Car Charger, Mount, and Charger Mount — Conveniently Power Your Devices At Home, While Traveling, and On-the-Road!

We know that Nomad makes some of the best cases for your iPhone, and Nomad’s Apple Watch straps are as elegant as they are functional. Of course, Nomad’s wireless charging systems are some of the best available. Recently, they’ve introduced a host of new mobile accessories worth checking out, including the Nomad 35W Slim Power Adapter, 70W Car Charger, Mount, and Charger Mount. Let’s take a look.


DIMO AutoPi Review: An Activity Tracker and Digital Companion for Your Car That Earns $DIMO Rewards for Streamed Data

Vehicle makers are making our cars much smarter, but the data generated requires a device for it to be accessed and understood. The DIMO AutoPi is a device that connects your vehicle to an app so you can access that information while also offering the ability to mine $DIMO tokens, a native blockchain-based token of the DIMO cryptocurrency protocol that is issued to users and contributors. Long story short, with DIMO, connected drivers can earn $DIMO tokens based on streamed vehicle data and also view their vehicle’s health through the connected app.





Viofo A119 Mini 2 Dashcam Review: Drive With Peace of Mind and the Clarity of Video

I drive a lot. My commute to and from work is around 60 miles round trip, most of it highway, and then there are the miscellaneous errands and weekend trips … I spend a lot of quality time behind the wheel. It recently occurred to me that if I’m spending that much time driving, it would be prudent for both insurance and safety purposes to use a dashcam, so when offered the Viofo A119 Mini 2 for a review, I jumped at the chance!


ICECO VL60 Review: An Extraordinary 63.4-Quart Dual-Zone Refrigerator and Freezer That’s Ready for Every Adventure

Kev and I recently purchased a travel trailer that can be pulled behind his Toyota Tacoma or my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Part of the fun of planning your first big camping adventure is making sure that you have all the necessary gear to go off-grid for days at a time, which is why the offer to review the ICECO VL60 couldn’t have come at a better time. The VL60 is a heavy-duty metal dual-zone refrigerator and/or freezer powered by a Danfoss SECOP compressor that can be used in multiple outdoor and indoor scenarios. Let’s take a look.


MediaTek and NVIDIA Partner to Make Future Car Cockpits Smarter, Better Connected, and with Enhanced Computing Capabilities

As car interiors get more advanced, vehicle electronics rely on the same technologies found in today’s smartphones, like advanced AI, 5G connectivity, and computing capabilities. MediaTek and NVIDIA have just announced a partnership at Computex that will provide a complete range of AI cabin solutions for the next generation of software-defined vehicles to meet the demand for smarter vehicles.



BougeRV CRPRO30 30-Quart Portable Fridge Review: An Ice-Free Way to Keep Cold Things Cold and Frozen Things Frozen

There are plenty of times when having a portable fridge in your vehicle can come in handy; some of the ones I can think of off of the top of my head include when you’re spending time doing outdoor activities, traveling, when you have medications that need to be kept at a certain temperature, or when you just want the convenience of not having to stop for a cold drink during a long commute. Whatever your reason for needing one, the BougeRV CRPRO30 30-Quart Portable Fridge might just be the perfect solution.



Escort MAX 360c MKII Radar Detector Review: Another Fantastic Radar Detector Hampered by the (Still) Buggy Drive Smarter App

The Escort MAX 360c radar and laser detector were released five years ago. Made to integrate perfectly into vehicles with their own WiFi hotspots for real-time alerts and ticket threats, the Max 360c gave drivers 360º protection with intuitive onscreen arrows that displayed the direction of threats relative to the driver’s vehicle. It was a hit! The Escort MAX 360c MKII builds upon the original’s success with an all-new internal platform and more powerful components, including a new Blackfin DSP chip that provides faster response times and a 50% improvement on the original model’s detection range.




Escort MAXcam 360c Review: Excellent All-in-One Radar Detector and Dashcam Hindered by the Tragically Buggy ‘Drive Smarter’ App

My first Escort radar detector was a boxy black contraption that had a volume dial, analog radar signal strength meter, highway/city toggle switch, and an alert light on its front … and that’s it. Thirty-six years later, I’ve got the Escort MAXcam 360c in for review. This current generation Escort may still be a bit of a boxy black contraption, but it offers useful features above and beyond simply detecting police radar that can help improve a driver’s situational awareness and safety, both on the road and in some cases, even when their vehicle is parked.




Flik Me? Maybe You Should Think Before You Flik-Off Other Drivers!

I’m a bit of an eternal optimist, so I always try to look for the “good idea” in the pitches we receive. Even if I can’t figure out how I might use something, I can usually put myself in the shoes of someone who would. Then there’s the pitch we received for the delightful Flik Me, an LED hand that can be set to either wave at other drivers … or flip them the bird as you drive by.