When it comes to auto tech, the market seems to be expanding. Your favorite auto enthusiast may not have the money to keep up, so why not help them with a gift?
Below are 6 ideas for tech gifts for the car enthusiast in your life.
If your loved one is an auto enthusiast, they have likely run into trouble with police while driving simply for being conspicuous. Odds are that they most likely will appreciate the ability to watch the watchers when they are on the road.
With the new era of radar detectors, the driver can avoid detection of the actual device while monitoring the road for speed traps. The new radar detectors actually have the ability to use a smartphone display as the radar display, which means that you can more easily hide the radar in states where monitoring the police is illegal.
An action camera is a camera that has the ability to take high definition pictures while in motion and during volatile movement. If your car enthusiast is the type that likes to race up the street at 100 miles per hour, he or she will need this type of camera to take pictures or even record high speed day laps.
Action cameras come equipped with a powerful suction cup that will keep the camera still as well as an automated record and flash feature so that the driver does not have to take his or her hands off of the wheel in order to adjust the camera or hit the record button.
Hands Free Devices
Now that talking on car phones while driving is either illegal or on the way to becoming illegal virtually everywhere, this is perhaps the most important gift that you can get your car enthusiast if they do not have one already.
• The good news is that hands free devices are incredibly sophisticated in the current market. Not only will the driver be able to talk while keeping his or her hands on the wheel, but he can also control the smartphone with vocal commands.
• The best hands free devices come with audio streaming, hands free dialing and even address book syncing.
• There are hands free devices that work with or without Bluetooth, so do not think that the car has to come equipped with Bluetooth in order to use hands free devices.
Your car enthusiast most likely has a penchant for working on his or her car on the weekends, maybe even more voraciously. Why should they have to work on their back in bad light on top of cold concrete when they could work just like the pros in the auto shop with a relatively inexpensive scissor lift?
When it is time to work on the suspension, the underside of the body of the car or the brakes, the scissor lift will definitely give your car enthusiast the leverage that is needed to do a professional job. Best of all, the scissor lift will fit inside of the majority of residential garages.
A Back up Camera
A back up camera is good for much more than just viewing behind the car more easily during reverse gear. A swift hitch portable back up camera can also aid in attaching a trailer to a truck or with tailgating. The driver can view the action from the back on the mobile handheld screen.
The best back up cameras also comes with night vision as well as the ability to magnetically attach them to any part of the car.
Portable Battery Jumper
If you are worried about your car enthusiast on the road, this self explanatory gift will certainly give you peace of mind as well as avoid many potential road hazards. No one ever expects a car battery to go dead, so it always comes as a surprise.
Avoid the worst of the road with a modern portable generator that usually fits easily in the trunk of most normal sized cars.
Cars are much more than just basic transportation for a car enthusiast – they truly have to love what they drive. There are many other tech gifts; however, those named above are definitely among the most popular as well as the most useful to any person who takes a serious interest in driving a vehicle. Just make sure that any gift that you get matches the two toned paint job.