These auto gizmos will actually have you looking forward to the morning drive.
These auto gizmos will actually have you looking forward to the morning drive.

Smart Car

Gadgets For Your Automobile
Gadgets For Your Automobile
These auto gizmos will actually have you looking forward to the morning drive.
Energy
Energy
PowerCup Inverter

Drop this 200-watt inverter into your cup holder, and its two AC plugs and USB port will juice your gadgets using the car's power socket. God bless coffee and cigarette lighters. $30, thinkgeek.com.
Vision
Vision
Julbo Hike

The Falcon lenses are sensitive to visible light (rather than UV), so even behind a windshield they adjust for unmatched clarity. They also eliminate glare from reflective surfaces such as water. $190, julbousa.com. These shades have special "Behind the Windshield" technology. The photochromic lenses get darker or lighter depending on ambient brightness.
Efficiency
Efficiency
Lemur EconoDriver

Enter the gas price to calculate how much each mile costs. Don't be too bummed out: The "fuel economy" and "green rating" indicators help you save dough‚ and the environment. $80, lemurmonitors.com.
Safety
Safety
Anti Sleep Pilot

Tiredness causes 20 percent of accidents. This Danish device monitors your fatigue through audio tests and tells you when to take breaks. Until it ships to the U.S., try the $20 iPhone app. $280, antisleeppilot.com.
Radar
Radar
Escort Passport iQ

This windshield-ready radar detector displays the speed limit, lets you "mark" speed traps for future reference, and provides GPS navigation. It's worth its price in avoided tickets. $650, escortradar.com.
Service
Service
Kiwi WiFi

Annoyed by mechanics charging a bundle for diagnostics? This gadget plugs into a port under your steering wheel and teams with a smartphone app to deduce exactly WTF is up. $150, thinkgeek.com.