Posts Tagged ‘car’

Honda Element goes to the dogs

April 15th, 2009 No comments

I just adopted a dog.  It’s a pound puppy (well, kinda) and by the time this post is published, he’ll be the newest addition to the family.  So when I read about Honda releasing a version of their popular Element utility vehicle specifically for dog owners, I was all ears.


The Element was already popular with active folks cause it’s basically a giant sheet of plastic inside.  You can wash the thing out with a hose.  And its various tent options allow for simple tailgating to taking a family of four on a three week safari through darkest Africa.  Ok maybe only a week safari through the jungles of the exurbs, but still.

The canine-friendly version can be equiped with dog restraints, a ramp to help older dogs get in/out, a raised platform so your pooch can still see the family, rear fan for ventilation, and a built-in water bowl.  I am seriously eyeing this baby as my next car.

via Coolest Gadgets

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solCHAT untangles your car just a little bit.

March 25th, 2009 No comments

I don’t know about you but my car is a mass of wires.  I’ve got power cords for my iPhone, my GPS, and (for really long trips) a couple headrest monitors connected to a DVD player.  That’s a lot of stuff plugged into cigarette lighters jacks.  Thank god I don’t smoke, cause I really need the plugs.  And while I like wireless Bluetooth headsets, they’re yet another thing I gotta have a power cord for just in case I run out of charge while chatting with my supermodel actress “friend” from Sweden.  Well Scosche has just announced their solCHAT to help me deal with that last problem.

43612926600x400cbhsol_backThe solCHAT is a solar powered Bluetooth speakerphone.  So you throw this little puppy on the dash, connect it to your iPhone or Bluetooth capable handset, and head off into the sunrise talking away.

Now my supermodel friend has said that the wind noise when I’m driving topdown in my Aston Martin makes it difficult to hear my melodious voice, but that’s a small price to pay for having one less thing to plug in.

Should be available soon.


ParaJet SkyCar – Do you ever want to fly one of these?

March 1st, 2009 No comments

This is followup to our previous post on the ParaJet SkyCar. We now have a video. This is quite amazing and I’m really excited and passionate about this. The footage is one of the first flights of the Parajet Skycar. It also featues interview with the pilot Neil Laughton and creater Giles Cardozo.

**Footage Courtesy of Mentorn Media and Height and Hazard for Channel 4’s Daredevil series.**

Comment below if you want to give the SkyCar a try.