Geek My Ride – Cyber Clean, LED Headlining, Remote Start, Android Power & More!
As technology progresses, so do in-car gadgets, and with such an array of rubbish, brilliance and innovation, which are the best to buy for your car? From cleaning products to internet on-the-go, there’s a gadget for every car. Here’s a helpful list of some of the best.
Anything with the word cyber in it must be cool, right? After all, before the invention of the internet, nobody used the word cyber. It came in with the new wave of awesome computer-based words like ‘Mac’, ‘Surf’ and ‘Web’. So when you’re looking to buy into a bit of geeky for your ride, finding a product called Cyber Clean must be like hitting the lottery for any teenage driver.
Credit: Cyber Clean
This gooey substance is supposed to be used to clean the interior of your car, as the flexible properties of the goo allow it to get into all the nooks and crannies. It may not be a big booming sound system, but if you don’t have a clean car, you’ll never pull the opposite sex – and when you’re young, let’s be honest, that’s all that matters.
We all live in a world of sex, alcohol and Apple. This once minnow in a pond of crocodiles has now become the undisputed king of cool – which is something Microsoft has lost over the decades. Teenagers and young adults flock to an Apple store like the disciples flocked to see Jesus back in the day; it’s become a religion, a way of life and, almost, a cult. So, if you really want to impress your friends and totally pimp your ride out, get yourself an iPad. You’ll be able to surf – see that word again – the web, look at your old school mates on Facebook and look damn cool while doing it all – just make sure you’re not driving while doing all of the aforementioned.
On the other side of the spectrum is the Android-powered mobile phone. Google’s answer to Apple’s iPhone dominance has sprung a superb operating system that holds several USPs over Apple. One of the most brilliant ones, though, has to be WiFi Data Hotspot. This simple but amazingly effective piece of hardware allows your phone to become its own WiFi hotspot. So, how does this gadgetise your car? Well, if you’re carrying bored passengers, you can allow them to connect their laptop to your mobile phone’s internet connection wirelessly. This means happy passengers, a happy driver and even more clever gadgets for your ride.
Rolls-Royce-style LED headlining
If you’re lucky enough to own an expensive motor, you’re probably unlikely to be able to add any decent gadgets or technologies that imply you’re living lavishly. There is hope, however, and it comes in the form of LED headlining. As seen in the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead, the 1600 LEDs that line the roof above you gives the car a real luxurious feel. It won’t be cheap, it won’t be easy to do, but if you’ve got the cash, the patience and a love for upper class gadgets, LED headlining is the only way to go.
Why should the Americans have all the fun? There have been quite a few new American models that feature a superb gadget called remote start. This pointless but brilliant gadget allows you to start the engine from several feet away and without needing to be in the car. Quite why you’d ever need to do such a thing is another matter, but when you’re a true petrolhead and gadget fan, the practical stuff always comes last. Just imagine the look on your friends’ faces when you start up your engine from 10ft away. Now that will get you some lovin’ – oh yes.
There are only a handful of cars that feature the in-car DVD player. Range Rovers are probably the most famous of the list, but you don’t need to pay upwards of £60,000 to own such a gadget for your car. Oh no, just take a trip to your local electronic/car shop and you’ll be able to buy yourself an in-car DVD with screens for the headrests for a snip – compared to the price of a new Range Rover, anyway. If you’ve got kids, the TV and DVD will keep them entertained for hours, and if you’re single, you could always watch movies that are tailored for singletons. The world truly is your oyster!
This article was produced on behalf of Netcars – the online motoring search engine with a comprehensive catalogue of used cars for sale.