Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

On the Road Again: If Your Commute Has Turned Your Car into a Second Home, Then Why Not Throw Yourself a Housewarming Party?

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

On the Road Again: If Your Commute Has Turned Your Car into a Second Home, Then Why Not Throw Yourself a Housewarming Party?

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You only think you're all GPS'd out--until you see the TomTom Go 700 ($899). Besides having a name like an '80s cover band, it gives you not only maps but routes with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. You can also use Bluetooth to make hands-free calls and, through the TomTom Plus service, learn traffic and weather conditions.

Keep your drinks cool or your takeout hot with The Sharper Image Hot+Cold Car Snack Box ($59.95). Plug it into your cigarette lighter and make long drives not so much about the lukewarm Hr. Pibb.

Mr. Clean, our favorite leather daddy--er, cleaning supply representative--has delivered the Mr. Clean AutoDry ProSeries All-in-One CarWash Kit ($30-$35), a portable, painless washing solution that stows neatly in the back of your trunk, Provide a garden hose so you and Mr. Clean can get sudsy.

This ain't your mother's PowerBall. Oh, wait, it is. Mothers PowerBall ($25) is a specially designed polisher that hooks onto your cordless drill and shines up chrome, stainless steel, and even plastic.

Hey, instead of, say, dying in a horrible collision, how about actually watching the road while looking for that Goldfrapp song? Try the Harman Kardon Drive + Play ($199), which projects your iPod's display on the dashboard and comes with a cool control knob so you can spin music without spinning off the road. …

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