Pass­ing the road test

These de­vices for the car will come in handy on your jour­ney, write Rod Ch­ester and Alex Kid­man

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TECH -

IGO CAM 600 UNIDEN

$ 129.95

uniden. com. au

IT might not have the fea­tures of other dash cams in this group, but it also doesn’t have the price tag.

This has a two- inch screen, a wide- an­gle lens and can shoot full HD video. It has a Mi­cro SD slot to hold up to a 32GB card.

One neat fea­ture is the park­ing mode, which ac­ti­vates the movie recorder if the cam­era senses a col­li­sion even when the car is off, al­though you need to wire the cam­era di­rectly to your car bat­tery.

As with all dash cams, the footage might only be help­ful if the col­li­sion hap­pens within the lens’s line of vi­sion.

BOOST UP CAR CHARGER AND CA­BLE BELKIN

$ 39.95

belkin. com/ au

NOT all car charg­ers are equal, with some not hav­ing enough power to charge a tablet. This 12- watt/ 2.4- amp charger will charge your Ap­ple iPhone or iPad up to 40 per cent faster than a 5- watt charger.

It comes with a Light­ing ca­ble, but you can plug in your own 30- pin ca­ble if you have an old Ap­ple de­vice. Read the fi ne print be­fore you buy a car charger. This one will charge your de­vices as quick as any.

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