We now live in a world infused with plenty of high-tech features, but not all cars come equipped with fancy gadgets like Bluetooth, dash cams, and head up displays. Fortunately the aftermarket offers plenty of easy-to-install options if you’re looking to add some interior tech accessories to your beloved ride. If you’re in the market for some interior tech accessories, you’ve come to the right place. Our editors have gone through and picked some of the best interior accessories currently available for 2019.
Below, you’ll find our Editor’s Picks for the best interior tech accessories across several categories, summarizing all our research into one location.
Table of contents
- Editor's Pick for Best Backup Camera: X1PRO Rear View Mirror Dash Cam
- Editor's Pick for Best Head Up Display: Yunzong Universal GPS Speedometer
- Editor's Pick for Best Bluetooth Car Kit: Mpow Bluetooth Aux Adapter
- Editor's Pick for Best Remote Starter System: Compustar CS700AS Car Alarm 7 Remote Starter Kit
- Editor's Pick for Best Car Alarm: Omega K9 Mundial
- Editor's Pick for Best Satellite Radio Receiver: SiriusXM Onyx Plus
- Editor's Pick for Best Power Inverter: KRIËGER 1100 Watt 12V Power Inverter Dual 110V AC Outlets
Editor's Pick for Best Backup Camera: X1PRO Rear View Mirror Dash Cam
The X1PRO Rear View Mirror Dash Cam has a large 9.88-inch display and rear view mirror screen that shows the rear view camera’s image in full-screen HD.
The screen also features touch control to operate both the rearview camera and forward facing dash cam. It features a 296P front camera and 720P backup camera and displays sharp front and rear facing images. The mirror unit also features motion sensors, allowing it to automatically shut on and off depending on if the vehicle is parked or not, along with an anti-vibration bracket. It takes SD cards as well, allowing you to save and store your dash cam footage.
This camera also features lane departure warning – a feature enabled by its 140-degree wide view rear camera that helps to eliminate blind spots. Like other cameras on this list, you may to enlist the help of a professional to install correctly.
Editor's Pick for Best Head Up Display: Yunzong Universal GPS Speedometer
The universal head-up display by Yunzong is probably one of the best HUD for cars at the moment. This heads-up display is designed to provide clear projections regardless of the weather situation (rainy, sunny, windy or foggy).
The gadget is designed to display only the most vital data such as speed and compass/direction. The 3.5-inch Universal GPS Speedometer is ideal for day-to-day driving, traveling, as well as racing.
By the look of things, the manufacturer, Yunzong, designed this HUD for cars with a 12v plug. Its vehicle speed signal (VSS) doesn’t require wiring. Furthermore, the VSS appears to have no problems with the OBD interface, making it one of the most convenient HUDs to use.
The unit comes with well-designed and easy to use speed switch, allowing you to use either MPH and km/h. Its 3.5-inch HD display is multicolored and doesn’t suffer from double reflections, like many HUDs.
The 3.5” Universal GPS Speedometer displays speed using a soft green light. This guarantees comfort especially when driving for longer distances. Yunzong offers a money-back guarantee of up to 90 days. This is our favorite HUD.
Editor's Pick for Best Bluetooth Car Kit: Mpow Bluetooth Aux Adapter
We’ve chosen the Mpow product for the best Bluetooth car kit if you have an AUX port because of its simplicity and low price. This is not only the best way to connect your phone to your car stereo but also one of the cheapest, and it’s a bestseller on Amazon.
Although it’s affordable, it doesn’t feel cheap. It’s made of plastic, but feels sturdy and well put together. The best thing about it is the design – it connects directly to the AUX port, so there is one less cable to worry about and it even has a built-in battery that can last up to 11 hours with one charge (around 1.5 hours via standard USB port), despite its diminutive dimensions. This alone makes the Mpow a winner in our book, but wait until you hear about its other features.
Very important for better connectivity, the Mpow Bluetooth Receiver comes with the new Bluetooth 4.1 standard. It even has a button for easier interaction with your smartphone, like pausing/playing the song or answering phone calls. It does have a microphone built-in as well, but don’t expect the highest quality sound – the people you’re talking to will certainly hear you, but they’ll know that you are not talking on your phone directly. The sound quality while listening to music is great though.
Editor's Pick for Best Remote Starter System: Compustar CS700AS Car Alarm 7 Remote Starter Kit
CompuSTAR is an American security company that makes car security and remote starting kits. They also offer custom built security systems for cars with added features and options.
The CS700AS is an all-in-one kit that includes keyless entry, security system, and remote engine start functions. The kit comes with two 1-way transmitter remote controllers which are made pretty well. These are 4-button controllers with an LED indicator light. These remote controllers can be operated from as far as 1,000 feet.
The kit also comes with a security siren with 6 different tones for customization. The siren is capable of 105dB+ sounds for maximum coverage. A dual stage shock sensor in the system triggers the alarm when it detects external impact.
CompuSTAR also offers a 1-year warranty on the remote transmitters. The product offers good value for money, though you will need to purchase a bypass module for newer vehicles.
Editor's Pick for Best Car Alarm: Omega K9 Mundial
This advanced, full-function car alarm system is highly rated by shoppers, comes from a reputable brand, and features an array of must-have features for powerful protection. The K9 Mundial is an easy-to-install alarm system that comes complete with stylish remotes, a potent siren, and plenty of customizability.
Included are two remotes, a dual-zone shock sensor, and a variety of auxiliary inputs that support additional add-on sensors if the user desires. Users can even set the volume of the alarm horn, and the confirmation chirps that sound when they lock and unlock their doors.
Anti-carjacking provisions add further protection in high-risk areas, and the shock sensor can trigger the alarm if your vehicle is struck or bumped. An add-on proximity sensor is available to sound a warning chirp if someone stays in close proximity to your armed car for an extended period of time, too.
Owner reviews reveal that the range of the remotes, and the audible range of the siren, are both top notch. Just consider professional installation, as this is a full-function car alarm that requires plenty of wiring and calibration.
Editor's Pick for Best Satellite Radio Receiver: SiriusXM Onyx Plus
Featuring a fully functional touchscreen interface, SiriusXM Onyx is a solid satellite radio that leads the way in the market. Being highly customizable, various packages depending upon musical taste can be subscribed to.
TuneStart gives users the opportunity to always play songs from their start, a problem other satellite radio receivers have encountered all too often in the past.
Unlike some satellite radios that are simpler in design, the SiriusXM Onyx Plus features a vibrant color interface, giving you the chance to enjoy things like album artwork to the fullest. Content, even live content, can be easily navigated (paused, fast-forwarded, rewound). In fact, the day’s top programs can be replayed altogether.
The Onyx Plus even gives users the opportunity to have alerts sent to them whenever their favorite programs air. Since you can set up the Onyx Plus anywhere (in the car, home, workplace etc.) it gives users some variability in terms of where you receive your satellite radio content. Parents also have the ability to program the device to block certain specified content that they may feel is inappropriate.
Editor's Pick for Best Power Inverter: KRIËGER 1100 Watt 12V Power Inverter Dual 110V AC Outlets
We have chosen KRIËGER’s 1100-Watt power inverter as the best for everyone because it provides plenty of power for almost any appliance you’ll use on the road (it has a peak of 2200-watts) and because it is not very expensive. It’s also small enough not to steal room from your car’s trunk, and it’s built like a tank.
The KRIËGER 1100-Watt power inverter connects directly to your car’s battery, so it’s not as easy to use as those that plug into your 12v socket, but on the other hand, this means that it can draw more power from your car’s electric system. 1100 Watts should be enough for charging your laptop and watching TV simultaneously. It has two 110V power sockets and protection from overheating and overload, an additional fuse kit, and wired remote control. It’s of the “modified sine wave” variety, so please check if your device can work on this kind of electric power before buying it.
We also like that the KRIËGER 1100-Watt power inverter has two additional 2.1A USB outputs, that can charge your phone, tablet or even some newer laptops with USB Type-C chargers.
The KRIËGER 1100-Watt 12V Power Inverter has a 3-year warranty, which is as good as it gets.
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