The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Apr 2022
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44 WEEKEND Saturday April 16 2022 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 PROS b Simple, handy voice commands b Streams songs from many services b Provides audio navigation CONS b Car needs an AUX port b Some cars are incompatible b Short cable supplied If youve ever wanted to talk to your car, this inexpensive gadget can make it happen (kind of). The Amazon Echo Auto can connect to a car stereo through its headphone jack or Bluetooth, and provide a link to the Alexa app in your phone. This means you can ask for weather forecasts, listen to news bulletins, solve trivia questions, call up navigation, or request songs from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. The microphones in the device can be turned off when you need privacy, and its by far one of the handiest places to use a voice assistant. hhhhj A wireless audio gadget thats smarter than it looks $90, twelvesouth.com.au The easiest way to hold a conversation with your car $79, amazon.com.au A simple, attractive solution for keeping your phone safe $55, belkin.com.au Technology can make your car smarter, from streaming songs to recording accidents. These are the gadgets that can make it happen Story Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson AMAZON ECHO AUTO TWELVE SOUTH AIRFLY PRO BELKIN MAGNETIC CAR Vent MOUNT PROS b Requires minimal installation b Attractive, rounded design b Inexpensive option CONS b Covers an air vent b Doesnt charge device b Only works with iPhone 12, 13 PROS b Works in cars and planes b Can make games machines wireless b Surprisingly easy to use CONS b Strange dangling design b No battery indicator b No auto off function This could make all the difference on the road. Its a Bluetooth gadget that can send or receive signals. Plug it into the headphone port of your car stereo and it will let you stream songs to your cars speakers. Plug it into the headphone jack of a Nintendo Switch and it can send audio to your wireless earbuds. It works with a planes entertainment system, and can stream audio for up to 16 hours on a charge. hhhhk A full-featured dashcam that can see in the dark $469, navman.com.au NAVMAN MIVUE 1200 SENSOR XL PROS b Great lowlight footage b Updated speed camera alerts b Drive efficiency rating CONS b Lots of parts to install b Alert updates require app b Screen on small side sweet talk get smart Whether you use your phone for navigation or just want a spot to keep it secure while driving, Belkins solution for the latest iPhone models is slick. It has a clip that fits on a standard air vent and a MagSafecompatible magnet to hold an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 firmly in place. The phone can be viewed vertically or horizontally. It wont charge the device, but has a groove into which a charging cable can be stashed. hhhkj UNIDEN iGO CAM 90R A smart dashcam with front and rear angles covered $350, uniden.com.au PROS b Includes front and rear cameras b Slide bracket for easy removal b Large screen for viewing video CONS b Rear camera install a challenge b Extra cables for parking alerts b Only 1080p on rear camera This kit feature two cameras the R in its name means rear camera. Despite its sub-$400 price, the iGo Cam 90R captures 4K video and uses a 135-degree lens to record video in front of the car, as well as a full high-definition, 150-degree view from behind. Its main unit features a 3.1-inch screen and Wi-Fi to quickly transfer footage to a smartphone. hhhhj This dashcam is well suited to night owls. The newly released flagship model packs in a much larger image sensor than its rivals, allowing it to capture more detail like licence plates in low light. The camera attached to the main unit features a 150-degree, wide-angle lens, while its rear camera captures 130 degrees, and footage from both can be wireless transferred to your phone. It also shows your cars speed and alerts about speed cameras and school zones. hhhhk see all angles
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