If you think that a coat of wax before the rains start is enough to prep your car for the season, you are mistaken. From portable airpump and smart dashboards to in-car coffee makers, you can now thank technology for making your time behind the wheel more enjoyable and safe this monsoon.
The Wagan portable tyre inflator and 900 AMP battery booster pack is a must-have if you are travelling out of the city this monsoon. The Wagan all-in-one user-friendly combo can be a lifesaver if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere because of battery or tyre trouble. You can also use it to charge your cell phone, laptop and digital camera.
GPS NAVIGATION WITH SMART FEATURES
Today, portable units of GPS navigation systems are smarter and more intuitive than ever before. The Garmin DriveSmart 70 LMT, comes with a lifetime of map and voice-activated navigation, as well as a host of smart features including alerts for sharp curves, red – lights and customisable smartphone notifications.
IN-CAR WIFI HOTSPOT
The Alcatel Linkzone mobile WiFi device will ensure that you stay connected no matter where you are driving to. It is compact, lightweight and has a battery that delivers more than 12 days of standby power and a continuous work time of around six hours. It can connect up to 15 devices simultaneously.
SMART CAR COFFEE MAKER
We all love coffee, more so during long haul travels in the rains. If a coffee machine for the car is in your mind, the Handpresso Auto 12V coffee maker is just what you need. Powered by the car’s 12V socket, it is compatible with Easy Serving Espresso pod (ESE pod) or with ground coffee and prepares an espresso in two mins.
MULTIMEDIA CAR DASHBOARD
For those looking for a smart in-car entertainment option that allows one to stay connected while driving, Parrot Asteroid Smart is a good option. Running the 6.2-inch touchscreen entertainment unit, it is a customised version of Google’s Android mobile OS. It gives you a range of features and applications including phone, apps, GPS navigation, music, internet, camera streaming, and more.