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


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

2. Black & Decker Car Dustbuster


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

3. Contigo Autoseal Travel Mug


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


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


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

6. Ledco Rechargeable Torch


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


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


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

9. Garmin nüLink 2390 PhotoLive


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


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