The Best Car Accessories

A list of the most useful trinkets you can have in your car.

Looking to spice up your car's interior with some neat and convenient trinkets? Here are some of the best car accessories you can buy right now.

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PAPAGO Dash Cam


With all the crazy drivers out there these days, it can't hurt to have a dash cam just in case something were to happen. This PAPAGO model is very high-res, which means you can zoom in on images later on.

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Valentine One Radar Detector


We don't condone speeding, but for those wanting that extra layer of protection, the Valentine One radar detector remains the best at finding police speed radar signals. It may use the same housing as it did 20 years ago, but the software has been updated to remain one of the best in the business.

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Bestek 400W 12V Power Inverter


If you need to run some serious electronics that require a household 110V plugin, you need an inverter in your car. This Bestek model can be powered via a 12V port or be connected directly to your car's battery, and even features four USB ports.

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Ram Suction Cup Phone Mount With Universal X-Grip


Ram Mounts makes some of the highest-quality phone holders out there, but we think the X-Grip model is the best. Not only does it hold your phone in place securely, it also doesn't conform to one phone size. That means even if you get a new phone, the mount works just as well.

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WizGear Universal Magnetic Car Phone Mount


If you're not into the heavy-duty Ram Mount, this air-vent mounted magnetic phone holder might be more your style. All you need to do is have a metal plate inside your phone's case, and you can stick it to this mount without any clamping or clipping.

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Memorex Cassette to 3.5mm AUX Adapter


Maybe your car's too old to have a proprietary AUX input. That's no issue as long as you have a cassette player, with this device anyway. It's an adapter that connects a 3.5mm jack to a makeshift tape, allowing you to play music from your modern device on your car's original stereo.

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garmin usb and 12v car charger
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Garmin High-Speed Multi-Charger


If you only have one 12V port, using multiple accessories at once can become an issue. That's solved with Garmin's clever multi-charger, which uses one 12V port and splits it into two USB ports and another 12V input.

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Zone Tech Suction Mounted Cup Holder


This suction mount cup holder may seem a bit strange, but in reality, it's actually very practical—even if you're not holding drinks with it. The more storage, the better.

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Charlemain 2-in-1 Lightning and​ Micro USB Charger Cable


Of course, to charge all of your devices, you'll need a cable that'll get the job done. We recommend a three-pack of this two-in-one Lightning and Micro USB charger cable, this way you won't have to carry two cables around in case you need to charge two different devices. It's also convenient if a friend wants to charge their phone, but doesn't have the same input as your phone.

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Trademark Global Car Swivel Tray


Have you struggled to comfortably eat food in your car due to space issues in the past? Well, this ingenious cup holder-mounted tray is a good solution. It's height-adjustable, and features a non-slip surface. It also doubles as a useful storage tray.

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