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DeWalt Battery Charger will keep your batteries juiced

01 Sep 17
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DeWalt Battery Charger amp; Maintainer

Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.com

Cost: $139.99

What is left in the garage which is not battery operated? Everything from the automobile to the drill comes with a heavy duty battery, that can fail. DeWalt provides a charging system that will not do much for triple-A flashlight batteries, but it is going to put the kick back into the car, motorcycle or boat, and control anything with a USB port. It is going to even jump-start a battery in the vehicle.

The device packs a whole lot of features into a tiny area. There’s a constant 30-amp charger that can recharge two batteries at a time (next set of wires aren’t included) and an 80-amp engine-start attribute for a fast boost. Other features include battery voltage check, alternator test, an auxiliary 12V AC socket, full diagnostics LCD display, and for safety sake, a reverse polarity alarm so that you can not make the mistake of hooking the incorrect clamps to the articles.

What many home mechanisms will like is the chance to recondition batteries. The battery charger sends out a series of electric pulses to split up the lead sulphate. Hooking up one or two bolts and leaving them for a whole 24-hour cycle ought to recondition the battery.

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DeWalt Battery Charger will keep your batteries juiced

27 Aug 17
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DeWalt Battery Charger amp; Maintainer

Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.com

Cost: $139.99

What is left in the garage which is not battery operated? Everything from the automobile to the drill comes with a heavy duty battery, which may fail. DeWalt provides a charging system which will not do much for triple-A flashlight batteries, but it is going to put the kick back in the car, motorcycle or boat, and control anything with a USB port. It is going to even jump-start a battery in the vehicle.

The device packs a whole lot of features into a tiny area. There’s a constant 30-amp charger that can recharge two batteries at a time (next set of wires aren’t included) and an 80-amp engine-start attribute for a fast boost. Other features include battery voltage test, alternator check, an additional 12V AC socket, full diagnostics LCD display, and for safety sake, a reverse polarity alarm so that you can not make the mistake of hooking the incorrect clamps to the articles.

What lots of home mechanisms will like is the chance to recondition batteries. The battery charger sends out a series of electric pulses to split up the lead sulphate. Hooking up one or two bolts and leaving them for a whole 24-hour cycle ought to recondition the battery.

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Magellan RoadMate streamlines your dashboard gadgets

25 Aug 17
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Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM

Available at: Best Buy, London Drugs

Cost: $279.99

For those people with pre-in-dash gadgets, it is getting pretty busy on the dashboard. To remove at least one appliance, Magellan has the RoadMate 6630T-LM — a GPS navigator and HD dash camera all-in-one.

The RoadMate 6630T-LM is easy to prepare and use. The mounting system is a plastic mount that slides into the bracket onto the window suction cup.

When calibrating the camera for lane departure and forward-collision warning, it expects you to locate the horizon of the hood on the car. But recalibrate it when you change vehicles. We tested it in a vehicle, then moved to a truck to listen to the polite voice replicate the crash warning. The HD dash camera is excellent quality providing clear details of what it captures. It records in a loop or locks to store all data. Additionally, it records impacts and bumps when you’re parked.

The touch screen is extremely responsive with countless points of interest {}. The voice commands on the GPS are smart. She knew I was to turn right at the gas station, but tends to repeat the command a few too many times. Real-time traffic updates and a lifetime of map upgrades are terrific inclusions. Additional features you may like comprise headlight and driving-break reminders.

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Megellan RoadMate streamlines your dashboard gadgets

06 Aug 17
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Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM

Available at: Best Buy, London Drugs

Cost: $279.99

For those with gadgets that are pre-in-dash, it is getting busy on the dashboard. Magellan has the RoadMate 6630T-LM — HD dash camera all-in-one and a GPS navigator, to remove at least one appliance.

The RoadMate 6630T-LM is easy to prepare and use. The system is.

It expects you to locate the horizon of the hood on the car when calibrating the camera for warning and lane departure. When you change vehicles but recalibrate it. We tested it in a vehicle, then transferred to listen to the crash warning is repeated by the voice. The HD dash camera is quality providing details of what it captures. It locks to store all data or records in a loop. When you’re parked it records bumps and impacts.

The touch screen is extremely responsive with countless points of interest {}. The voice commands on the GPS are smart. She knew I was to turn at the gas station, but tends to repeat the command many times. A lifetime of map upgrades and traffic updates are inclusions. Comprise driving-break and headlight reminders.

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The Monsoon Bag can’t be beaten by CCM’s Deluxe Rooftop Cargo Bag

30 Jul 17
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CCM Deluxe Rooftop Cargo Bag

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Price: $189.99

Packing for road trips is a challenge. Sleeping bags, cooler and a tent audience the trunk. Hardtops are bulky to store, especially in case you don’t have a garage, although A rooftop carrier is an alternative. There is A stored and soft option best. We analyzed the Monsoon Bag by Front Runner this week we examine the Deluxe Rooftop Cargo Bag of CCM.

The Deluxe Rooftop Cargo Bag is made to seal water out. Its zipper wraps making loading and unloading of gear and hides under a storm flap that is tight. The bag is large, so prior to loading equipment, it is ideal to strap it. It is held by eight straps in four compress the load and position. We learned that there is a load a load; tucking straps away is vital. This system takes a roof rack with crossbars and side runners to ensure the load. When not in use, the bag can be folded by you to the stuff sack.

The verdict: The Monsoon Bag is better due to the ease of its strap-down system and airlock. The CCM bag had straps to reduce air drag, while the Monsoon Bag had a port and clips to suck the air out. It was more easy to carry the Monsoon Bag.

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Holder keeps your phone in place while you drive

23 Jul 17
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MagicMount

  • Available at: Canadian Tire
  • Cost: $29.99

Decisions, decisions. Do you allow it to slide across the dashboard or passenger seat, or set the telephone in the cup holder in the console? And where do you set your coffee? The issue isn’t earth-shattering, but can be solved.

The MagicMount features four strategically placed “fingers” that grasp the fins of a car’s air vent — and its own configuration creates a good grip, if the fins are thin or thick. The bracket’s face is a strong “rare-earth” magnet which retains most mobile devices securely to the dashboard. No windshield suction cups, no clamps. Just magic magnets.

Additionally, there are two thin magnetic plates — one small, one big, for any size cellphone you’ve — which can be attached (with the adhesive backing) into the phone or slid to the back of a protective case. This system also works well attached to a GPS device, eliminating the need for suction cups.

And you know you’ve found a product that is nifty once the teenager claims it and gets in your car.

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An car roof storage Alternative is offered by the Monsoon Bag

14 Jul 17
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Monsoon Bag by Front Runner

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Cost: $149 (U.S.)

How often have you strapped the roof of the vehicle and gear together beneath a blue skies to have the rain gods show up to drench it? It happened a lot of times at Front Runner in South Africa into the heads, so they developed a storage option tough to handle, the Monsoon Bag, well, a monsoon.

The Monsoon Bag includes a capacity and is constructed with material that is waterproof that is thick. Corners and the base are thickened to prevent spot fatigue. Every buckle, making, strap, handle and strip of Velcro is stitched and welded into the bag. Stuff your equipment, roll the top, buckle ends and the sides flatten the Velcro and use the valve to suck out any air, sealing out the elements and compacting the load.

The Monsoon Bag tossed without worrying about snow, rain or dust, or can be secured to the roof using your own or the Front Runner system. It’s somewhat heavy for hiking or aviation at 3.7 kilograms (8.2 lb) vacant, but the removable carrying handle is offset to change the load from the body.

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Sondpex 2.0: A portable speaker for your tailgate party

09 Jul 17
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Sondpex 2.0 Bluetooth Tailgate System

Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.ca

Cost: $59.99

Whether in a party, on a trip or just hanging out in the garage a little metal cranked is what you require. But swinging the doors open on the car is good for noise, and it does not look cool. What you need is a mobile boombox capable of playing with songs.

For the cost, the Sondpex 2.0 Bluetooth Tailgate System is the best device to throw in the trunk for a celebration. Its about the size of two shoe boxes and almost light. There’s a handle on top for easy transportation. Because of the angle where the control centre sits and its fabric covering, it doesn’t look.

It connects to Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and, in testing, before the telephone was approximately 10 metres away, the songs continued to play. Music can be offered via a USB reader or a SD/microSD card port. There’s an FM stereo if it’s the game that you want to hear.

The lithium ion battery that is fully charged and audio can play for the radio for 12 or up to half an hour. To recharge, you use the supplied 12V DC plug or plug it.

If you want bigger sound, think about the bigger Sondpex Bluetooth Tailgate Speaker with double the wattage and size for $99.99.

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Restore that new-car scent

02 Jul 17
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Meguiar’s Whole Car Air Re-Fresher

  • Available at: Canadian Tire, Amazon.ca
  • Cost: $12.99

There is something about the smell of a brand new car which makes us want to slap down the money and say, “Sold!”

But when unwilling to fork out the money, you may give a opportunity to create that car smell to Meguiar’s new-car scent.

We purchased a Ford. After vacuuming and cleaning the surfaces, we followed the instructions on the can that was stubby. The truck began, air conditioning cranked and locking trigger on the can we allow the truck run for approximately 15 minutes then stopped. The windows were left open to vent the propellants.

Rover was gone. Just the smells were eliminated, not just masked by the scent of a tree. By using the ventilation system, any hints of old food, dogs, smokers and sporting equipment flushed from the car.

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LOOK-IT: A camera match for your mobile phone

27 Jun 17
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LOOK-IT Lightwave Wireless Backup Camera

Available at: Canadian Tire

Cost: $199.99

The system that is sleek uses your smartphone as the display, connected by Bluetooth to your camera on the plate. It works well for parking, hooking up to the trailer or for squeezing in the parking spot at the mall. And it retains your smartphone at a place that is handy to realize map program or your backside.

The kit has a holder using the camera along with the smartphone mount. All you will need to do is eliminate your “Best Soccer Mom” plate holder and, using the provided screws, mount your licence in the holder onto your automobile. The box on the rear of the holder is connections and the battery.

Inside the vehicle, you attach the QuickView wireless remote button on dash or the steering wheel. To the port on the dash, attach the phone mount load the program in your smartphone and you’re ready to roll. Pushing on the QuickView remote triggers the screen on your smartphone and the camera. You’ll have to adjust the camera for the angle the yellow, red and green tracking lines will help guide you while you roll into position.

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