For most people, a car represents independence and a way to get around. Others see soul in the metal, giving their cars names and treasuring them like children. Finally, there are the enthusiasts, who hold classic models in reverence and consider customization to be a competitive sport. However you think of your wheels, this roundup of automotive gadgets should improve the daily drive.

Everyday Maintenance

FOBO Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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This valve cap replacement sends live tire pressure data to your smartphone.

CarDroid

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With CarDroid under the hood, you can also get fuel economy info and diagnostics on your phone.

RSCU Utility Battery

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You can use this battery to jump-start your car or charge your phone.

3M Paint Defender System

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Keep your paint job looking pristine with 3M’s spray-on coating.

Driving Upgrades

CarVi

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CarVi sits on your dashboard, monitoring the road and issuing early warnings about upcoming hazards.

GoFar

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What CarVi does for safety, GoFar does for emissions and economy, providing guidance on optimum throttle use.

RayGo

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This tiny device fits to your steering wheel, giving you quick access to preset instant-messaging replies.

In-Car Entertainment

Okra Adjustable Headrest Mount

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The Okra provides the perfect tablet mount for watching movies in the back.

Bluetooth Media Button by Satechi

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Skip tracks and adjust the volume of your stereo without looking away from the road.

Auris Carmen Bluetooth Music Receiver

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Stream music wirelessly from your phone to any in-car music system.

Home from Home

RoadMaster Truck Desk

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Work in your car on business trips with this laptop stand and storage combo.

Hey Joe Coffee Mug

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This travel mug lets you brew coffee on the road, and can even regulate the temperature.

SUV Air Bed

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Instead of camping in the cold, get a comfortable sleep in the back of your car.

Solar Heated Roof Rack Road Shower

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Get a hot shower in the remotest places on earth!

Travel in Style

Sound Activated Car Stickers from AGPtek

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Turn up the volume, and these cool stickers will light up with equalizer bars.

Motion Activated LED Wheel Lights

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Better still, these LED lights give your ride the full Bladerunner look.

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.