Griffin launches its own trip
Griffin Technology’s new CarTrip On-Board Diagnostic Computer Reader is cool in that it’s the first effort we’ve featured from this manufacturer that is not some sort of accessory to another product. The device plugs into the car’s OBD-II port and gathers information from the on-board computer regarding the reasons for any “check engine” indicator as well as other car data, which it displays on a smartphone via a free app called CleanDrive.
The product monitors car performance, fuel consumption and actually calculates its environmental footprint with a “carbon score” that shows how driving habits impact the environment. We really dig the environmental component, as does iLounge, which made this product one of its Best of CES. Bear in mind, these types of devices are best limited to people already experienced at massaging the best performance out of their rigs.
If you’re not already knowledgeable in the mysterious ways of the OBD-II, it’s likely you’ll buy, try, then store away and never use again.
$90; visit griffintechnology. com.