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The 10 Best car gadgets

From dustbusters to travel mugs, be prepared for the road ahead
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1. Prestigio Car Video Recorder

£56.24, ilgs.co.uk

This wide-angle HD camera can be very handy – insurance-wise – if you have an accident.

2. Black & Decker Car Dustbuster

£44.99, halfords.com

A pivoting nose enables deep cleaning under seats and in gaps, and it runs off the cigarette lighter.

3. Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug

£24.99, firebox.com

This uses a push'n'sip lid system – press down to sip and release to reseal. It acts as a vacuum flask, too.

4. Parrot Minikit Smart

£65.99, handtec.co.uk

This is a mount for your smartphone which clamps on to your windscreen without a suction pad. It hooks up via Bluetooth.

5. Sennheiser MM550 Headphones

£349.95, dixontravel.com

These are pretty expensive but they're wireless and cut out the background roar of the engine.

6. Ledco Rechargeable Torch

£14.12, play.com

A torch in the glove compartment is a must. With this one you'll never fall prey to run-down batteries as it charges in your cigarette lighter.

7. Nextbase SDV49 DVD Players

£179.99, nextbase.co.uk

These 9in DVD players can be fixed to the headrests and can be viewed off the car's 12V power supply.

8. Michelin Rapid Tyre Inflator

£44.99, amazon.co.uk

Just use this high-powered pump and your tyre will be at full tilt in less than three minutes.

9. Garmin nüLink 2390 PhotoLive

£199.97, tesco.com

This acts as a satnav and hooks up to traffic cameras and shows you real-time images of the road ahead.

10. Type S Drink Holder

£5.82, amazon.co.uk

Fight the thirst with this drinks holder, which will slot into the air vents on your car's dashboard.