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Soon, You Can Ask Alexa To Remote Start/Stop Your Nissan Automobile

Remote start for automobiles isn’t new, but this latest features coming to select models of Nissan vehicle changes everything. How so? Because you don’t even need to lift a finger to do the deed; all you have to do is use your voice. This is made possible by Amazon Alexa NissanConnect Services Skill. With this new found skill, you can remotely lock/unlock, honk the horn, flash the lights, in addition to remote start/stop the engine – all by telling your Alexa-enabled device to do so. Continue reading Soon, You Can Ask Alexa To Remote Start/Stop Your Nissan Automobile

You Can Now Roll On Hello Kitty Tires, Thanks To A Sanrio And Nexen Collab

When I first came across the Hello Kitty-themed tires, my immediate thought was, the Smart fortwo in Hello Kitty wrap could use these tires. After all, if you want to complete the look, why not go all the way? I mean, if you could wrap your tires, you probably would, but since you can’t, this collaboration between Korea-based Nexen Tire and Sanrio Inc. could be your best bet for the complete mouthless kitty cat-themed automobile. Wait, is she a cat? Never mind… Anyways, the tires are real and so are Kitty’s compatriot, Cinnamoroll-themed tires. Yup. There’s not one, but two Sanrio characters put onto Nexen’s tires. Two! Don’t you just love options? Continue reading You Can Now Roll On Hello Kitty Tires, Thanks To A Sanrio And Nexen Collab

Take Your Smartphone Charging To Warp Speed With The Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core Usb Car Charger

Take your smartphone charging to warp speed with the Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core USB Car Charger. While this little guy here may not get your 500 dollar rundown Mazda station wagon into warp speed like it did for the USS Enterprise, it will, however, top up your USB-powered mobile gadgets with the much needed electrons swiftly. It comes with dual USB ports, each pumping out 2.1A which should be more than ample to charge two tablets simultaneously. And oh, it produces a maximum output of 4,000 terdynes per second, or maybe not. Continue reading Take Your Smartphone Charging To Warp Speed With The Star Trek: The Next Generation Warp Core Usb Car Charger

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