The Consumer Electronics Show is a showcase for the latest car gadgets from automakers and the latest cool electronics for your home.
Here is a recap of some of the best items:
Passport IQ - Some aftermarket gadgets are very nice things to have around, but adding a multitude of accessories will make the interior of a vehicle a crowded place. This is why Escort radar and laser detectors, has introduced the Passport IQ, the world’s first and only integrated radar detector and GPS Navigation system. Multiple screens track and display up to four different radar signals. You can also manage alerts and mark speed traps or safety camera locations for future reference. Cost $649.00
Escort Entourage CIS - is a GPS unit used for vehicle security, recovery and tracking! This is most effective permanently-installed vehicle protection system I’ve found. It combines always-on GPS tracking with instant mobile text message and web alerts, motion-sensing technology, and the exclusive GPS Monitoring & Recovery Service option should your vehicle be stolen. It offers maximum security and convenience with a MyPass™ key fob that automatically arms and disarms the CIS. Maximum location awareness lets you share your vehicle's movements with people you know. Ultimately, this incredible technology helps you experience peace-of-mind, providing you with an unequaled extra layer of assurance for the things you value most. $399.00
Rally 200 Watt Cup Holder Travel Power Inverter - will charge all your electronic items quickly. This unit conveniently fits in the cup holder of your vehicle and comes complete with dual 110 volt outlets, plus an additional 12 volt outlet for greater powering flexibility. It also includes a power on-off switch, integrated iPod charging circuitry, and a USB port for uses with cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, and more. Included is an auto shutdown feature, overload protection, high and low voltage protection, and a cooling fan. All these great features make this a must-buy for your car. $68.98
myCharge Portable Power Bank 6000 - Want to be able to charge almost anything? Here you go. A built-in Apple connector keeps your iOS juiced. This item belongs in every emergency kit. If your phone typically runs low in the afternoon when you don't have ready access to a wall plug or car charger, this is the answer. $99.00
In just a few short years CES has become the place for automakers to introduce their portable-device integration platforms. GM showcased the new OnStar, Audi teased us with the Audi Command interface and a prototype heads-up display with gesture controls, and Kia unveiled e-Services, adding telematics features.