Passing the road test
These devices for the car will come in handy on your journey, write Rod Chester and Alex Kidman
IGO CAM 600 UNIDEN
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
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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.