Auto gizmos of the week
By Ammar Alvi | Published: 18th August 2013 12:00 AM |
If you’re too harried to make yourself a cuppa in the morning, here’s something to help you along while navigating the morning traffic: the nifty Handpresso Auto, a car-powered coffee-maker. Shaped like a DSLR lens, all you need to do is plug the Handpresso into your automobile’s 12V cigarette lighter. The Handpresso needs water and the coffee pods of your choice, and because it beeps when it’s done, you can keep your eyes on the road. Price: Rs 12,000.
GoPro HD Hero3
Planning on filming a Bond-style car chase? Well, you could opt for an insanely expensive camera or get yourself the new GoPro HD Hero3, which comes with all the mounts you would need to stick the now-smaller camera to your dash or anywhere on the car. If you opt for the Black Edition, up to 4k resolution footage can be filmed, giving you great detail at a reasonable price. Price: Rs 30,000.
Road Angel Gem
James Bond’s file has him down as a talented driver but not the best, which is odd given how incredibly good he is at avoiding the long arm of the law. Anyway, unfortunately for you, points don’t mean prizes when driving in the real world, so something like the Road Angel Gem and its ability to detect laser cameras and speed cameras becomes incredibly useful when jumping over lakes/going to the shops. Price: Rs 9,000.
Why go to all the hassle of linking your phone to a car stereo when you will soon be able to buy a car stereo that uses your phone as your car stereo? Simply pop in your smartphone and you can enjoy your music through your car’s speakers. It also allows you to listen to calls via Bluetooth and when you upgrade phone you only need to buy a faceplate. Price: Rs 1,200.
Parrot Asteroid Mini
When navigating the streets of some exotic location at 80mph, you can’t look down at your phone to make a call. That’s where the Parrot Asteroid Mini and its ability to initiate calls with voice comes in. A 3.2-inch display also allows you to download and use apps such as Navigation or TuneIn Radio. You can even search and play music by asking nicely. Price: Rs 26,000.