Best Car Accessories and Gadgets for 2021

Can you imagine owning a car devoid of any gadgets and accessories? With the countless selections offered in the market, it’s so hard to resist the temptation to buy something for your vehicle. You can just imagine how a simple accessory or gadget can do a lot to upgrade the functionality of any car.

Here is the list of 2021’s most practical gadgets and accessories that every car owner should buy for their vehicles:

  • Phone Holders – These phone mounts can fit most smartphone models. Depending on the model of the phone holder, they can be mounted to the dashboard, aircon vents, or on the inner windshield of your car. It keeps your smartphone visible while keeping your hands on the steering wheels.

Highly recommended:

  • iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 – You can mount it to the dashboard or windshield.
  • Kenu Airframe Pro – You can mount it to the aircon vents.
  • iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless 2 – This phone mount also serves as a wireless smartphone charger. It has a strong suction cup that you can mount on either the dashboard and windshield.
  • Dash Cameras –  Though a lot of the latest car models have built-in dashcams, vehicles without one should have one installed. It is a recording device that automatically records when a car engine is on. They can be mounted on the front windshield and at the rear windshield of a car. Dashcams provide video footage in the event of any vehicular accidents. 

Highly recommended:

  • Nextbase 522GW – Has advanced features like an integrated GPS for speed and GPS location data, built-in Alexa voice assistant, and an emergency SOS that can automatically alert emergency services of the vehicle’s exact location in case of a collision.
  • Garmin Dash Cam 66W – Despite its compact size, it features a wide-angle view and fantastic 1440p with HDR at 60fps video resolution.
  •  Thinkware U1000 – Has an impressive 4K UltraHD resolution, built-in GPS and WiFi,  and a 150° viewing angle.
  • Portable Tire Inflators – This practical gadget can inflate tires in an instant. It is lightweight and portable, unlike heavy air compressors. You can use it on all kinds of tires, even big truck tires like the Ridge Grappler Nitto tires.

Highly recommended:

  • o   GSPSCN Tire Inflator – Features an 11.5-feet lighter power cord and air hose. You can use it to inflate even heavy-duty truck tires like the Super Swamper Tires
  • Kensun AC/DC Rapid Performance Portable Tire Inflator – It’s an AC/DC compatible ultra-fast inflator that features a LED work light and a digital pressure gauge.
  • Ryobi P737 18V ONE+ Portable Power Inflator – It’s a cordless inflator with a built-in two-inch pressure gauge and a 20-inch hose.
  • USB Car Chargers – This device can charge gadgets with USB ports. You can plug it into the cigarette lighter port and charge your devices on the go.

Highly recommended:

  • The Anker PowerDrive Speed 2 – Features 2 fast-charging USB ports with a combined 29 W power output.
  • AI AIKENUO Multiport QC 3.0 – This family-friendly USB car charger features 6 USB ports, 2 of which are fast charging.
  • Nekteck USB Charger- It has two USB ports; a 45-watt USB-C port and a regular 12-watt USB-A port.
  • Portable Jump Starters – You never know when you’ll have a dead battery. These portable cables allow you to transfer power directly from the Jumpstarter’s portable battery to your vehicle’s battery.

Highly recommended:

  • NOCO Boost Plus GB40 – It can offer up to 20 jumpstarts when fully charged. You can use it to charge up to 6-liter gasoline engines and up to 3-liter diesel engines.
  • Audew 200A Portable Jump Starter – It showcases a 20000mAh battery capacity. Unlike other jump starters, it offers USB-C support. It has a 12V cigarette lighter adapter and can jumpstart gas engines of all sizes and up to 8.5-liter diesel engines.
  • DBPOWER 800A Portable Car Jump Starter – It features a built-in 18000mAh battery and has an integrated compass and LED light. This portable jump starter can produce 20 jumpstarts at a single charge and has a USB port to charge USB devices.
  • ●        Smart Tire Safety Monitors – Unlike regular tire pressure monitoring systems, Smart tire safety monitors allow real-time detection of your vehicle’s tire condition via an app installed on your smartphone. You can use it on all types of tires, even on your Fuel Off Road Tires.

Highly recommended:

  • ZUS AccurateTemp Smart Tire Safety Monitor – Comes with upgraded tire cap sensors and an app that allows real-time detection of tire air pressure and slow leak.
  • Handheld Vacuum Cleaners – Unlike bulky regular vacuums, handheld vacuums are primarily wireless and lightweight. They typically come with different attachments that allow you to clean every nook and cranny of your vehicle.

Highly recommended:

  • Black & Decker Cordless Dustbuster – This energy-efficient handheld vacuum features a powerful lithium-ion battery and a cyclonic action that provides strong suction power.
  • Vaclife Handheld Vaccum – A lightweight, portable charger that you can fully charge in less than 3.5 hours. It has an integrated LED light that can light up dark corners.
  • Shuley Handheld Vacuum Cleaner – You can charge this ultra-lightweight vacuum cleaner on a USB port. It has several attachments, including one that you can use for wet spills.
  • In-car Digital Assistants – Hands-free car voice assistants serve as your trusty, digital car helper. It allows you to perform hands-free actions by asking it to perform different tasks like playing a song, asking for weather information, and navigation. You can even command it to send a message or answer a call.

Highly recommended:

  • Amazon Echo Auto – It features the popular Alexa voice assistant. It can assist you with many functions such as sending messages, answering phone calls, playing music, and opening and closing your home garage door.
  • Back Seat and Trunk Organizers – Avoid clutters by attaching these storage accessories either on the back seat or in the trunk. Organize different objects like grocery items or car cleaning products in one space.

Highly recommended:

  • Drive Auto Trunk Storage – A fold-away trunk organizer that features sturdy straps to secure objects while the vehicle is speeding fast or in case of a sudden stop. It also has a non-slip bottom and is made of leak-proof and waterproof materials.
  • Farasla Trunk Organizer- A premium trunk organizer made of a durable oxford polyester fabric. Besides its regular compartments, it boasts of a removable leak-proof cooler bag that can store food or cold drinks. It also has two flaps and 12 side pockets for additional storage space.
  • Lusso Gear Back Seat Organizer – The Lusso Organizer features a heavy-duty oxford fabric. It has two drink holders and 12 storage pockets, and a protective tablet sleeve that you can use to store tablets of different sizes.
  • All-season Car Floor Mats – These are anti-slip and weather-resistant rubber floor liners that protect your vehicle’s flooring from water and other harmful debris.

Highly recommended:

  • Husky Liner Uni-Fit All-Weather Floor Mats – The Husky Liner can fit most vehicles. It features a center channel that can hold water, snow, and mud to its recessed ribs.
  • WeatherTech All-Weather Floor Mats – A premium all-weather floor mat made of a durable yet recyclable rubber-like TPE compound that won’t crack even in extreme cold and heat. It is designed to fit most vehicle models and features a deep channel that traps liquid, mud, sand, and other harmful debris.
  • Motor Trend FlexTough Contour Liners Deep Dish Heavy-Duty Floor Mats – This all-weather floormat is cheaper than other brands. It has a deep-dish design that protects the vehicle flooring from accidental spills and other dirt and messes. You can trim the floormats with scissors to fit your vehicle’s floor.
  • Car Air Purifier – An air purifier is probably the most popular device since the pandemic has started. It can filter harmful air allergens such as dust, gases, and odors. Some have HEPA filters that can trap airborne bacteria and viruses.

Highly recommended:

  • Pure Enrichment PureZone Mini Portable Air Purifier – This portable air purifier features a USB port for easy charging. It features a 2-stage filter that can trap even the tiniest air particles and covers up to 54 sq ft of space.
  • IQAir Atem Portable Air Purifier – Features HyperHEPA filters that can trap particles that are 100x smaller than 0.3 microns. It covers up to 1,238 sq ft of space and comes with a car mount accessory.
  • Ivation Vehicle Air Cleaner Ozone & Plasma Generator – It is a filterless air purifier that sanitizes air using ozone and plasma technology. This air purifier eliminates odors and sanitizes up to 2,500 square feet of space. It comes with a regular power adaptor and a car adaptor that you can plug into a vehicle’s cigarette port.
  • Car Sanitizer Dispenser – Hand sanitizers are one of the staple products of this generation’s pandemic.  Luckily, sanitizer dispensers designed for vehicles are now on the market.

Highly recommended:

  • PumpCup Portable Hand Sanitizer Dispenser – It’s a car sanitizer dispenser designed to fit cup holders. They are available in different colorful designs and can contain up to 8 oz. of liquid.
  • CARhandGEL Vehicle Hand Sanitizer Dispenser – It is available in a classic black color that fits the aesthetic of most vehicles. The CARhandGel dispenser is designed to fit most car cup holders and can contain up to 150ml of liquid.

Final Say

Buy a car accessory based on your needs and not on current trends. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the abundance of car products sold in the market, so it’s best to check out product reviews and research before you decide to buy anything.

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