Carrot Car Insurance: Driving Costs Down for Kids

First timer drivers face a Herculean task when it comes to getting insured on their first car. At the moment the Bank of Mum and Dad is the easiest way to get a son or daughter insured on a reasonable car without paying a fortune on insurance premiums – but this also means Mum and … Continue reading Carrot Car Insurance: Driving Costs Down for Kids

SuperTooth HD Voice: Hands on the Wheel

On December 3, 2003, the UK government made it a criminal offence for motorists to drive a car whilst talking on a mobile phone. Since then no company has really come up with an inexpensive after-market solution that allows drivers to safely talk on their phone whilst driving. At the moment almost all-new cars sold … Continue reading SuperTooth HD Voice: Hands on the Wheel

Magellan SmartGPS: Map to the future

There’s GPS and then there’s GPS. And then passed that and at the next right is Megellan SmartGPS, a device that integrates social, local and mobile content, including Yelp and Foursquare, through Magellan’s cloud-enabled Smart Ecosystem. The Magellan SmartGPS is the first navigation device to wirelessly sync your navigation data, (favourite places, contacts), with smartphones … Continue reading Magellan SmartGPS: Map to the future

Review: Griffin in-car smartphone mounts

We got our hands on two of Griffin’s recently released hands-free mobile car kits. Aircurve Window Mount, RRP £24.99: Designed for the iPhone 4 and 4S, the Aircurve has been designed to cradle your phone securely and increase its audio output by up to 25 decibels thanks to some clever acoustic design. This means you … Continue reading Review: Griffin in-car smartphone mounts

Mio get Spiritual with a new range of Spirit Sat Navs

It seems the SatNav market is hotting up once again as other manufacturers strive to combat TomTom’s dominant market position. It’s a highly lucrative market now with the emphasis clearly on traffic avoidance and ease of use and with increasing investment providing better technology the race is definitely on. Korean Taiwanese manufacturer Mio who in … Continue reading Mio get Spiritual with a new range of Spirit Sat Navs

Become a ‘Waze hero’ with the “Facebook for Drivers!”

Now this new app actually roused my attention although I am not sure why it is being marketed as “The new Facebook for drivers”. When you are cruising along at 80 mph down the motorway, happily calculating what time you will arrive at your destination, the one thing that puts a dampener on your plans … Continue reading Become a ‘Waze hero’ with the “Facebook for Drivers!”

AA Sat Nav app: Get where you’re going (though not in central London)

I have to admit that I am a big fan of the AA – ever since they sent a massive lorry to transport our little camping trailer to our Peak District campsite, and the lovely lorry driver drove it through a farmyard and actually deposited the trailer at our pitch. It earned us a certain … Continue reading AA Sat Nav app: Get where you’re going (though not in central London)

Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus

Latest Gadgets were invite to the picturesque banks of the Clyde last week to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Ford Focus, and to get a sneak-peak and drive their latest model, the new Ford Focus is being touted as the most technologically advanced car in its class. Although the range starts at a eye-watering … Continue reading Behind the wheel of the new Ford Focus