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Mark Rober Created The Most Courteous Car Honk Ever

If a car can talk, the horn would be its voice and the only vocabulary it ever knew was ‘honk’ which, as most car drivers can agree on, is not exactly the most pleasant sound. There’s no emotion to it. You can’t really tell if it is a friendly honk or otherwise. The best way to communicate your intention is probably a digital display which the automobiles of the future may have, but until then, your friendliness can only be conveyed with this DIY horn, dubbed as the Nicest Car Horn Ever by Mark Rober. The one-horn-does-it-all honking does not go down well with Rober and therefore, he decided to cobble together a three-horn system in addition to his VW Jetta’s stock horn. Continue reading Mark Rober Created The Most Courteous Car Honk Ever

MINI Wants You Camp With MINI Countryman With This Roof Tent

Does the new MINI Countryman inspired you to hit up the great outdoors? If yes, then you should know, it is probably best not to have this little guy have a trailer in tow. Why? I don’t know? Maybe because it is not a Land Rover or Jeep? Or maybe because hooking up a few thousand pounds is going to impede on this lively little fellow (even though it is well capable of 4,000 lbs towing capacity)? So, what’s the next best idea? This: Autohome AirTop Roof Tent for MINI Countryman. Designed in collaboration with MINI Design Team, Autohome’s AirTop Roof Tent is designed to fit on the standard roof rails found on the new MINI Countryman and it can be mounted fairly easily without the need for tools, because it makes zero sense to bring tools to the wilderness. Continue reading MINI Wants You Camp With MINI Countryman With This Roof Tent

MINI John Cooker Works Will Turn A MINI Drop Top Into A Mobile Cook Top

Nothing can be taken seriously on April 1st. Really. Our inbox is flooded with intriguing products released on this day, but being April 1st, most of these ‘products’ are obviously not real; they are businesses out to prank us in the name of April Fools Day. Though so. We see the beauty some of these April Fools jokes because they are clearly pranks due to the level ridiculousness in them and yet, they are made so ‘convincingly’, often complete with product images, that you have to give it to the businesses for going this far to prank the world. Continue reading MINI John Cooker Works Will Turn A MINI Drop Top Into A Mobile Cook Top

Ztylus Stinger Is An In-car USB Charger That Could One Day Save Your Life

You need to charge your mobile devices quickly when shuttering between point A and point B, and you also need to be prepared for unfortunate emergency situations where, you know, you are compelled to break the car window to get out, or perhaps, even cutting the seatbelt to free yourself. I know, today, to most people, the definition of ‘emergencies’ is more of the horror of gadgets running out of juice and does not include unforeseeable circumstances where breaking car windows and slicing seat belts are required, but in case you are one of the few sane people left on Earth who sees the possibility of bad things happening when commuting in a car, well, then then you will want the Ztylus Stinger In-car USB Charger and Emergency Tool in your life. Continue reading Ztylus Stinger Is An In-car USB Charger That Could One Day Save Your Life

This Full Bodykit Wants To Give Your Porsche The Iconic Slant-Nose Look

Today’s Porsche is no doubt more polished, and sleeker than it was in the 70s, but while so, we never forget why we fell in love with the German marque in the first place. If you are old enough to know, you will recall the iconic slant nose design Porsche adopted during the 70s motor racing which eventually trickled down to the marque’s street-going models. Before you feel the sudden nostalgia and the urge to trade in your spanking new Porsche 911 for a slant-nose Porsche that’s essentially a classic at this point, we will like to point you to a full bodykit that will transform your current Porsche into a widebody, slant-nose Porsche to satisfy your craving for nostalgia, but without sacrificing the modern tech that comes with a modern Porsche ride. Continue reading This Full Bodykit Wants To Give Your Porsche The Iconic Slant-Nose Look

The Stowaway Puts Storable Roof Rack On Your Car For Just $50

Thanks to the Internet, you don’t need spend a whole lot just to be able to carry more in a car. In the past, to carry more, you either have to upsize your ride or you could install a roof rack which could cost hundreds of dollars. Well, with The Stowaway Roof Rack you don’t have to do either. When not in use, The Stowaway can be, well, stowaway in the truck taking up a footprint no bigger than a shoebox. In time of needs, it can be easily installed, tool-free, on the roof or on the trunk. A basic set, known as the Stowaway Duo, comes with two specially designed blocks and a set of small and large straps. A patent-pending method ensures the blocks lay flush against the roof, thereby minimizing noise and vibration commonly associated with temporary roof racks. Continue reading The Stowaway Puts Storable Roof Rack On Your Car For Just $50

Here’s Why The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament Never Got Stolen

A handful of automobiles sport hood ornament. Mercedes-Benz once had those and so did Jaguar and few others, but not many have them anymore, likely because an object at tip of the hood is a target of mischief. However, for Rolls-Royce, the Spirit of Ecstasy has remained a design fixture in every vehicle the British luxury marque have rolled out and apparently, never been stolen? Well, at least not in modern times and by modern times, we mean from 2004 onwards. As it turns out, Silver Lady is protected against theft by a brilliant mechanism. Continue reading Here’s Why The Iconic Rolls-Royce Hood Ornament Never Got Stolen

Darth Vader USB Car Charger: Luke, Your Father Is Now A Charging Device

What happens when the Death Star is blown to bits? Well, anyone that survives will be out of job and the same goes to Darth Vader – if he didn’t die. In fact, not only did he not die, he managed to find himself in more useful situations, such as help make bread crispy toasty, keep your room humidified, dries your hair, and now, the Lord Sith can even charge your smartphone and tablet as you travel in your vehicle – thanks to his incarnation as the Star Wars Darth Vader USB Car Charger. Like the R2-D2 variety, this USB car charger is designed to fit inside your vehicle’s cupholder and hooks up 12V power adapter aka cigarette lighter socket found in your automobile. Continue reading Darth Vader USB Car Charger: Luke, Your Father Is Now A Charging Device

Parallel Parking Will be Literally Parallel With These Omni Wheels

The car of the future will likely have spherical wheels which are omnidirectional like what Goodyear has envisioned. That’s the future for sure. However, mankind is not going to sit around and wait for it to happen in the future; in fact, some folks have been working on omnidirectional wheels for a years now and the Liddiard Wheels is one of them. This incredible invention is billed as the world’s first bolt-on application “for anything with wheels,” meaning it can be used with no modification to the car. And as expected from omnidirectional wheels, a vehicle outfitted with Liddiard Wheels can travel in any direction, be it sideways, turning on the spot or whatever. Finally, parallel parking is going to be literally parallel parking and that sounds like a win to us. Continue reading Parallel Parking Will be Literally Parallel With These Omni Wheels

World’s Most Expensive Tires From Z Tyre Cost A Whopping $600,000

Tires are expendables. They get worn and need to be replaced with a new set and hence, it is hard to imagine anyone, or any establishment would consider giving this rubber compound a bling. Then again, sometimes what people and/or company thinks defy logic or sensible considerations and the same goes to the person who paid way over the odds for this set of super luxe-up tyres (tires) from UK tire manufacturer Z Tyre. And how much exactly was it? AED 2,202,000, which works out to be around $600,000, or £420,400, as officially recorded by Guinness World Records last month. That’s one heck of tire, isn’t it? I can’t imagine a tire that cost a thousand bucks each, much less one that commands $150,000 a pop. Now, that’s preposterous. Continue reading World’s Most Expensive Tires From Z Tyre Cost A Whopping $600,000