Car Accessories, part 1

eiodotcom —  July 13, 2012 — 1 Comment

Today’s Eio post is on car accessories.

We all know what a car or automobile is. Wikipedia defines a car as a “wheeled motor vehicle used for transporting passengers, which also carries its own engine or motor.” Cars are typically designed to run on roads, and to transport people rather than goods.

Cars are a primary mode of transportation, especially people in more developed nations. Since the average U.S. citizen spends many waking hours driving from point A to point B, car accessories can be very handy and practical.

Car Accessories

Stereos / Head Units

While most modern day premium cars come with built in stereos, some don’t. Others come with only the minimal stereo, such as CD player and radio. If you want to spruce up your music and listening ability within your automobile, a stereo or head unit may be the right choice.

Pyle PLR14MPF In-Dash AM/FM-MPX MP3 Shaft Style Dual Knob Radio w/USB/SD Card

This Pyle head unit comes as a detachable front panel, which is mounted where the stereo panel usually is. The neat thing about this stereo is that it comes with the ability to plug in a SD memory card or USB cable so you can play any type of music or audio file right into your car stereo. Here are some of its features:

  • AM/FM-MPX/USB/SD MP3 Stereo
  • Built-In USB/ SD/ MMC MP3 Player (2 Gig Max),
  • Classic Car Audio Replacement Allows For Zero Dash Board Modification using Shaft Style Openings
  • Built-In USB/ SD/ MMC MP3 Player (2 Gig Max)
  • Volume/ Balance/ Tone COntrol
  • 1.2 Volt RCA Line Out (Amplifier Line Output)
  • 2 Channel Output 80W x 2 (160W Max)
  • Adjustable Shaft Knobs from 4.65”-5.5”
  • Mounting Hardware Included
  • DC 12 Volt 3 Amp Power Consumption
  • Unit Dimensions: 7”W x 4.72”D x 1.96”H
  • Sold as : Unit

Pyle PLCD7MRKT Car Audio Player

This stereo comes with a complete set of detachable stereo head unit, remote control, case for the head unit, and speakers. Here are some of its features:

  • In-Dash Marine CD Player
  • Anti-Theft Detachable Face
  • Full Function Wireless Remote Control
  • 3 Beam Laser Tracking
  • 8 X Oversampling
  • Ant-Skip Mechanism
  • Auto Power Loading
  • Minute/ Second Track Display
  • Full Function LCD Display
  • Auto Best Station Memory
  • Full Illumination Carrying Case
  • 2 Pairs Of 5.25″ Waterproof Speakers
  • Transparent Smoke Tint Cover Face

Power Inverter

Have you ever found yourself needing to charge an electronic device while in your car? Or needing to plug some electronic device in to use while driving? Power inverters were created to meet just that purpose! They normally plug directly into the cigarette lighter in your car to adapt the electricity into a power strip or electrical outlet. Now you can plug in your phone charger, GPS device, or even turn on a blow dryer while driving (but that’s not recommended)!

Lenmar NVD175X 175W Auto Inverter with DC Socket

  • Maximum output power
  • 175W (15 min.)
  • Surge output power
  • 300W (5 sec.)
  • Continuous output power
  • 140W (4 hr.)
  • Output frequency
  • 60+/-2HZ
  • Output voltage range
  • 105V-125V AC , Modified Sine Wave
  • Input voltage range
  • 11.5V-15V DC
  • AC receptacle
  • Dimensions
  • 5 x 3.25 x 1.75 inches
  • Protection
  • 1. Low voltage cut out
  • 2. Over voltage shutdown
  • 3. Over heat protection
  • 4. Short circuit protection

Pyle PNVU200 80W DC-to-AC Power Inverter

  • Cigarette Lighter Powered With 1 Power Output
  • 80 Watts Maximum Continuous AC Output Power
  • 160 Watts Maximum AC Output Surge Power
  • General Dual 115 Volts 60 Cycles as Power From Any 12 Volt
  • USB Airplane Power Plug
  • Replaceable Spade Fuse
  • Use In Car. Truck, RV or Boat
  • 90% Optimum Efficiency
  • Use For Video Games
  • 12.8-20 Amp Input Current
  • Less Than 0.3A No Load Current Draw
  • Electronic Over Load Protection w/Automatic Shutdown
  • Low Battery Voltage Warning Followed By Automatic Shutdown
  • High Input Voltage Protection
  • Input Reverse Polarity Protection

Kensington K38022US Auto Power Inverter with USB Power Port

  • Power and charge your notebook, mobile or smartphone, MP3, PDA, or any mobile device from your car by turning your cigarette lighter into a powerful wall outlet.
  • Converts your vehicle power outlet (e.g. car cigarette lighter) into a powerful 90 Watt wall outlet
  • Power and charge most Mac or PC notebooks and USB mobile devices simultaneously in your car
  • Built-in USB power port lets you charge USB compatible device
  • Works with your own USB cable or purchase separately a Kensington USB Power Tip pack with retractable USB cable
  • Compact and portable and fits conveniently in your car
  • Safety features – over temperature, over current and short-circuit protection

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