Category Archives: Mobile Electronics

A Cornucopia of New Car Accessories


If you’re wearing a belt, go ahead and un-cinch it now. You’re about to chow down on a feast of deluxe new automotive accessories. Open wide for:

RC Cars—Forget about rubbing elbows with amateur bomb-builders down at the Radio Shack. Now, you can score deluxe RC cars right here at AutoAnything from MaxTech Toys and MJX RC. Here are your options:

Mini Cooper RC Car by MJX RC

Ferrari 599 RC Car by MJX RC

Hummer H3 RC Car MJX RC

Dodge Ram RC Truck by MaxTech Toys

Toyota Tundra RC Truck by MaxTech Toys

Ruff Rider Roadie Dog Harness—9 out of 10 of Teddy’s Men agree: these Ruff Rider dog harnesses & seat belts could have played a pivotal role in the taking of San Juan Hill. Nevertheless, they’re still bully at keeping your bull terrier safely in his seat.

Go Rhino Step-N-Tow Hitch Step—Somewhere, someone is hatching a plan to turn one of these modestly priced Go Rhino hitch steps into a multi-thousand dollar trucker exercise empire. If you think these receiver hitch steps have what it takes, then that someone could be you.

EchoMaster Navigator 7 Backup SensorNow mom can have exactly what she’s always said she had with these backup sensors & backup cameras from EchoMaster—eyes in the back of her head.

EchoMaster Navigator Pro Series Front SensorSilence is golden, except when you’re about to drive into a tree pole. The Front Navigator Pro Series Sensor warbles just in time to save your front bumper from an untimely demise.

VisionMaster License Plate CamerasIf I can see your nose hairs through this license plate camera from EchoMaster, you’re driving too close.

VisionMaster Adjustable License Plate CameraIf you can see their nose hairs, this camera allows you to adjust the view to something more flattering, like their cankles.

VisionMaster Bullet Mount CameraMuch more practical than the bullet hole decals your friend just installed on his ride, these mobile electronics mount flush and feed a real-time video stream up to your screen (not included, homes).

VisionMaster LCD Backup MonitorOMG, this TFT LCD monitor will make you LOL. Wait, WTF is wrong with our writing?

OPTIMA Red TopThese OPTIMA batteries’ fiery red heads and steroid-laden bodies make them the Carrot Top of performance batteries.*

*Prop trunk and HGH sold separately.

OPTIMA Yellow TopBecause they’re both deep cycle and cranking car batteries, you can bump Zapp & Roger behind the donut shop all afternoon and still start up with these OPTIMA batteries when curfew rolls around.

Not satisfied with serving up just new accessories, we’ve also got some scrumptious side dishes for you: new departments.

Automotive Logo GearThe average Ford Taurus is badged as such in up to 10 spots around the car. But for some folks, that just ain’t enough.

Sports Logo GearIf the fitted Starter cap, authentic alternate jersey, team sideline jacket and oversized foam hand aren’t already screaming, “Sports fan, here,” we’ve got you covered.

Man CaveYou can take the man out of the cave, but then he’ll just build a new one in his den.

Tools & Tool StorageOr should it be, Men & Man Cave?

Cornucopia image source: Vassil

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14 Funky Fly Fresh Accessories For Friday


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It’s Aloha Day (R.I.P. IZ) at work today, and we were treated to our usual Free Breakfast Friday. But I have a bone to pick: Were this an authentic Aloha Day, the break room would have been filled with the sweet sweet smells of grilled Spam, sticky rice and ketchup, rather than the usual aroma of Hot Pockets and Activia. Oh well. In spite of this cultural faux pas, we still added a whopping 14 new accessories onto AutoAnything.com. Sneak a peak:

Rhino Rack Ski & Snowboard Rack

  • Feature: These roof ski & snowboard racks from Rhino Rack carry up to six pairs of skis or 4 snowboards.
  • Benefit: If you always drive around with your Burton, you’ll have at least some justification for continuing to wear that fleece jester cap, even though your friends and coworkers really know that you’re just a raging Phish-head.

Rhino-Rack Ski & Snowboard Rack

Rhino Boat Loader

  • Feature: Rhino Racks boat loader automatically loads and unloads a boat onto your roof rack.
  • Benefit: Makes boat thievery a lot gentler on your hernia.

Rhino-Rack Side Boat Loader

Rhino-Rack Cargo Bag

  • Feature: Carries a grip of gear on your roof, keeping it protected from the elements.
  • Benefit: Strikes terror in your children after you threaten to stuff the next one who screams into the time-out roof cargo bag.

Rhino-Rack Luggage Cargo Bags

Softride Top Tube Bike Frame AdapterUnlike more common cosmetic enhancements, adding a top tube won’t clear up your wrinkles, inhibit you from showing emotion or drain your wallet. But, using one of these Softride bike rack accessories changes its look and functionality all for less than $30—no risks involved.

Softride Top Tube Bike Frame Adapter

Wrockit Wrench Open-End Ratchet WrenchesOr, as Scooby-Doo would call them, Wrockit Wrench Ropen-Rend Ratchet Wrenches. These ingenious tools combine the rapid-tightening of a ratchet with the convenience of a wrench. A geneticist would call it a chimera.

Wrockit Wrench Open-End Ratchet Wrenches

Clingo Universal Hands Free PodiumThe difference that separates the Clingo hands free podium from most lecture podiums is that this one doesn’t tend to result in sweaty palms, cracking voices and a roomful of people being pictured in their underwear. But seriously, folks. These deluxe mobile electronics holders are the perfect addition to your assortment of desktop distractions.

Clingo Universal Hands Free Podium

Clingo Parabolic Sound SphereEven if geometry was never your strong point, you’re sure to appreciate how Clingo uses parabolas and spheres to create this stylish sound system. It’s both a natural amplifier for your iPhone, iPod or other portable MP3 player, and it’s a helmet in a pinch.

Clingo Parabolic Sound Sphere

Clingo Universal Car Vent MountYour vents could be spewing out the coldest of air, but your new vent-mounted Clingo mobile electronics holder is still going to look hot in your ride.

Clingo Universal Car Vent Mount

Gorilla Net Cargo NetJust as Tarzan’s jungle canopy provides security for the creatures of the rainforest, the Gorilla Net Cargo Net provides security for the contents of your truck bed. The only way to keep your stuff more secure than with these cargo nets & tie-downs would be if you trained an actual gorilla to lay in your truck bed and hold everything down with her heft.

Gorilla Net Cargo Net

Tripledge Wiper BladesThese Tripledge wipers are so thorough, even Prince Akeem Joffer would be impressed.

Tripledge Wiper Blades

Tripledge Green Wiper BladesThese are the first windshield wipers deemed safe for septic tanks, plastic pipes and municipal water systems. We’re talking greener-then-Woody-Harrelson’s-cigarettes green, and that’s mighty green, baby. Thanks, Tripledge.

Armor All Ultra Flex Wiper Blades

Armor All Premium Wiper BladesJust like “extreme” and “supreme;” adding “premium” to a product name gives it the nebulous distinction of being better. But, these Armor All wiper blades are pretty premium—they leave a thin film of water-repellent goo on your windshield, so water beads up and wipes away easier.

Armor All Premium Wiper Blades

Armor All Ultra Flex Wiper BladesYou can juice up, shave your armpits, get a spray tan, apply a glistening sheen of posing oil and flex like Lou Ferrigno. But, it won’t clear your windshield like these travel accessories from Armor All. They’re curved like a banana, which keeps them pressed against your windshield for more powerful wipes.

Armor All Ultra Flex Wiper Blades

AEM Replacement Air Intake FilterMom was right: generic-brand dextro is just as good as Robitussin in purple drank, and AEM replacement air intake filters are just as effective as K&N air filters in air intake systems.

AEM Replacement Air Intake Filter

Like a Rebate Cowboy


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Sit yourself down, Glen Campbell. You won’t find a load of compromising on the road to AutoAnything’s horizon, but you will find a star-spangled rodeo of rebates and special sales. Giddy up on it:

INNO

INNO Discount

Right now, INNO (famed maker of roof rack gear, cargo boxes and hitch mount bike racks) is offering a duet of deals. First, all of their roof cargo boxes are $50 off. The savings are instant, so there’s no monkeying around with mail-in rebates—the price you see now is $50 less than what it was. Plus, they’re offering 10% off on all INNO Aero Light hitch mount bike racks. But, you have to act, like, now because this deal’s done on August 20, 2010.

Vizualogic

Vizualogic Free Game System

Vizualogic has done so much for road-tripping families already, what with their high-quality car monitors & DVD players giving everyone a reprieve from making nice with the chit-chat. But, they’ve going above and beyond the call of duty with their special promotion: a free all-in-one video game system when you purchase a Vizualogic Advantage headrest monitor or a Quantum overhead monitor. The thing is packed with 50 games (probably 8-bit arcade classics), so you’re sure to find something that’ll take your kids’ minds off asking you stuff. Act now, though, because this deal’s dead on August 31, 2010.

Westin

Westin Rebate

Though not quite as popular as a NYC dirty water tube steak, Westin tubular products are probably the most admired and most muscular tube bars out there (excluding San Diego’s own Brass Rail). So, when Westin announced their “get a little green back” rebate of $10 to $25 off select nerf bars and running boards, it’s like being told your grandmother’s going to buy you your first post-college suit and she’s not insisting on the pants being pleated. Win-win. For this deal, you’ve got a little time to procrastinate—it doesn’t end until 9/30/2010.

We’ve always got some deluxe deals a-brewing over at AutoAnything.com. So keep an eye open for the latest news here.

Yowch! These New Hands-free Car Kits, Dash Kits & Tonneau Covers Are Piping Hot


Hands-free Kit

Remember the good old days when you could talk, text and drive all without The Man sticking his nose up your liberty? Plowing into the backs of buses while chewing the cud used to be our inalienable right. But that right to talk and maim has eroded, and you’ll need a hands free car kit to legally spread rumors about your coworkers in the Dairy Queen drive-thru. Luckily, we added up the king daddy of hands-free kits onto our site, along with a few extra automotive goodies to go along with it. Dig it:

Vizualogic BLU Logic Bluetooth Hands Free Car KitHere’s an idea. The next time a cop pulls you over for talking and driving, use the Ike defense and tell him, “Listen now Mr. Kansas law dog—law don’t go around here. Savvy?” Then, when you’re out of the joint and had your cudgeled-teeth replaced, install one of these hands free kits from Vizualogic.

Vizualogic BluLogic Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit

Sherwood Factory Match Dash KitsWarning: Heidi Montag is proof that plastic surgery is an addiction. Once your interior gets this Sherwood Innovations dash kit transplant, it may start thinking about a bumper augmentation or a grille job.

Sherwood Factory Match Dash Kit

Ranch Sportwrap Tonneau CoverNot to be mistaken for a Ranch Chicken Wrap, this hard tonneau cover from Ranch Fiberglass adds delicious looks to your rig’s rear end. Custom shaped from premium fiberglass, it sports a flat deck that wraps over the edges of your box rails for a seamless fit.

Ranch Sportwrap Tonneau Cover

Ranch Legacy Tonneau CoverIt used to be that if someone wanted their accessory to sound cool and rugged, they’d start its name with a capital X. Ranch Fiberglass is rocking the boat by swapping out the X with the word “legacy.” We’ll let you decide whether this contoured, custom-sculpted tonneau cover lives up to its namesake.

Ranch Legacy Tonneau Cover

No Taxman Here: Just A Pair Of New Accessories From DICE Electronics and VIAIR


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If you’re a fan of George Harrison, then yesterday must have been like Christmas. Everywhere, everyone was dusting off their Revolver albums and putting Harrison’s “Taxman” into heavy rotation in honor of our annual duty of forking over a chunk of hard-earned cash to the IRS.

Hopefully, though, you got a tidy refund. And if it’s burning a hole in your pocket, we added a couple new accessories onto the site that are worth checking out.

DICE G2 iPod & iPhone CradlesIt’s your typical Ice-T-goes-from-singing-about-dusting-cops-off-to-playing-a-cop story: the O.G. DICE Electronics G2 had a tad too much G for middle-America, but this restyled iPod cradle with diminished G-ness is just right for the amber waves of skittish shoppers. Best of all, this iPod/iPhone car cradle works perfectly with Dice Silverline Pro iPod Car Adapters and the new Dice MediaBridge.

DICE G2 iPod and iPhone Cradles

VIAIR 85P Portable Air CompressorRemember: it’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. And this 60 psi air compressor from VIAIR packs a mean bite even though it weighs in at a mere 4.25 lbs—that’s less than a Chihuahua!

VIAIR 85P Portable Air Compressor

And if these aren’t of interest to you, here are a few timeless classics worthy of any tax rebate:

  • Trailer Hitches: Get where you’re going and bring what you need in style with a beefy trailer hitch. There are many manufacturers to choose from, but Curt Hitch has a solid reputation for superior fitment and quality that can’t be beat.
  • Tonneau Covers: Nothing beats the slicked n’ tricked look of a custom truck. Give yours that little extra by donning it with a shiny new truck bed cover from Bak tonneau.
  • Performance Chips: Just because your ride looks and sounds stock doesn’t mean it is. Give your ride a stealthy boost of power by tuning it with a Superchips, Hypertech or DiabloSport power programmer.
  • Brakes: If you want to stop faster, you gotta beef up those discs and pads. EBC rotors keep their cool under pressure, much better than those stock rotors you got.  Mate them to a set of Hawk brake pads and you’ve got a winning combination.

Exciting New Auto Accessories Available: Tonneau Covers, Off-Road Light, iPod Adapters & More


Drinking on the Job

Ever wish you could throw back a couple of ice-cold, frosty brews at the office? We think about it. A lot. In fact, we think it’d probably be the best way to keep our hands from shaking after our breakfast beer wears off.

That’s why we were so surprised to hear that production workers and truck drivers at the Carlsberg brewery went on strike because the company rewrote their policy and banned drinking on the job. We feel for the brewers and brew deliverers, and we offer up this latest crop of new automotive accessories in their honor. Keep the dream alive!

Lund Revelation Roll Up Tonneau CoverTransform your truck into the fifth horseman of the apocalypse. Well, if not the fifth horseman of the apocalypse, your rig will look sharper, your gear will be protected, and your MPGs will improve when you slip on this deluxe soft tonneau cover from Lund.

Lund Revelation Roll Up Tonneau Cover

Vision X Solstice LED Off-Road LightsBrighter than the ear-to-ear grins of sun-worshiping druids on June 21st, these powerful LED off road lights from Vision X are sure to blind any woodland creature or desert beast you drive past. Pick from a massive array of styles, sizes and strengths.

Vision S Solstice LED Off-Road Lights

Vision X Xmitter Tube Frame MountsSure, they cost Xtra, but you can always Xpect an Xtreme Xhibition of lighting Xecution with these off road light accessories.

Vision X Xmitter Tube Frame Mounts

Wheelskins EuroTone Leather Steering Wheel CoversAlong with soccer, siestas and socialism, you can thank our friendly continent across the pond for this sumptuous steering wheel cover from none other than the best-known brand in the hive: Wheelskins.

Wheelskins EuroTone Leather Steering Wheel Covers

Coverking Autobody Armor Car CoverAlong with werewolf folklore, hossenfeffer and the antonymous collective, you can thank the middle ages for body armor. Since chain mail isn’t gentle enough on your finish, turn to the next best thing: the latest outdoor car cover from Coverking.

Coverking Autobody Armor Car Cover

Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade—Just because you can cook a steak and eggs breakfast on your searing-hot dashboard doesn’t mean you’d ever want to, especially since most of your egg would ooze down into your dash through the heat cracks. Protect your ride from harm with the deluxe windshield sun shade from Dash Designs.

Dash Designs Original Car Sun Shade

DICE MediaBridge iPod Car AdaptersCompared to the mainstream media, this new iPod car adapter from DICE Electronics is more like a hologram-projected reporter yakkity-yakking with the Blitz and less like a doughy dude scribbling mad screeds on a chalkboard.

DICE MediaBridge iPod Car Adapters

How to turn your car into a Christmas-carol-free sanctuary


We found out long ago from the teachings of Lyndsay Buckingham that it’s a long way down Holiday Road. Now that we’ve eaten our way through another Thanksgiving, that route just got a lot more treacherous because every destination along the way is going to be infected with Xmas songs. Dylan croonin’ Little Drummer Boy. Run DMC spitting hot fire about Hollis. Beagles barking out Jingle Bells. O, the horror!

If you’re looking for a little reprieve, don’t turn to your car radio. The airwaves always get overrun with holly-poisoned ditties this time of year.

Dice iPod Car AdapterYour best bet for bah-humbugging these pernicious carols is to drown them out with your own iPod playlists. Luckily, if your stock stereo didn’t come equipped with an auxiliary jack, you can professionally integrate your iPod right at home with a Dice iPod Car Adapter. Unlike those crackly FM transmitters, this kit is custom configured to hardwire right into your stereo for crystal-clear audio. It even keeps your player fully charged while you drive, so you’ve always got plenty of juice to build an impenetrable Ramones barrier between yourself and Bing Crosby’s White Christmas.

It’s either that or turn on NPR.

Car Monitors, Overhead DVD Players, Tailgating Grills & Mud Flaps – An AutoAnything Weekly Update


The weather is cooler, it’s getting dark earlier, and there has even been some light drizzle that Southern Californians describe as heavy rain. This can only mean one thing—the seasons are changing. Fall is here, and before we know it, we’ll be clearing plates from the table after a Thanksgiving Feast. Then guess what?! It’s Christmas shopping season! With the stress of knowing there are just 71 days to get presents purchased, wrapped and put under the tree, we’ve launched 3 new products for early-Christmas shoppers everywhere.

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  • Vizualogic Quantum Overhead Monitors – How do you keep your kids’ yaps zipped on the road? Take a lesson from Houdini and practice the art of distraction by slipping a copy of The Secret of NIHM into the Vizualogic Quantum. Find this and more in our car monitors category.

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iPod & iPhone Car Adapters, Coverking Seat Covers & Vintage Signs: An AutoAnything Weekly Update


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The work week is over.  It’s Saturday, which means you’ve got some time for a quick tune up before hitting beaches, bays, mountains, oceans, corn fields, etc.  Take a quick gander at what we added this week, there are some fun products in this grab bag! From new seat covers to vintage signs to iPod car adapters, get’em while they’re hot!

  • Dice iPod Adapter – Have you been wanting to thump the tunes like you pump your shoes? Well Dice Electronics has got the hooks you need to pimp your iPod or iPhone on your stock stereo.  This is our first iPod car adapter, but we’ve got more on the way, so keep your eyes peeled.
  • SignPast Signs – Perfect for the garage, bachelor pad, 60’s diner or office cubicle, these vintage signs will turn any drab wall into a more rustic…drab wall.

Coverking Seat Covers – And here’s another heaping helping of AutoAnything’s heritage product— car seat covers.