10 Gadgets car guys will definitely appreciate

Planning to buy someone a gift?
by Drei Laurel | Dec 11, 2018
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Looking for a gadget to buy the number one car guy in your life? If yes, then be sure you know what you’re getting into. This can be a picky bunch, and if you think you can pass off any new smartphone or camera as a present because of a steep price tag, you may want to reconsider.

That being said, there are a number of options out there—both pricey and inexpensive—that any car lover will surely appreciate. If you need a little help finding a gift for a gearhead, whether it’s for a birthday or Christmas, maybe the list below can help you out:

1) Blaupunkt AirPure AP 1.0

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Blaupunkt’s air purifier is perfect for anyone who suffers from asthma or allergic rhinitis, or for those simply looking for respite from Metro Manila’s smog-filled city streets. Price is yet to be announced, but you can get in touch with Blaupunkt Philippines if you’re interested.

2) Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

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Price: P49,000
The price tag is steep, we know. Almost P50,000 for a vacuum cleaner? Come on. Then again, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute is considered to be the Ferrari of dirt-sucking technology. If you want you car interior looking spotless—and want to look good as you’re cleaning it—look no further.

3) GoPro Hero7 Black

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Price: P24,690
An action camera is arguably the most foolproof gift anyone can get a car guy. It doesn’t matter whether it’s for muddy off-road adventures or track-day shenanigans—anyone with a passion for four wheels will find a use for one. Now equipped with electronic image stabilization, the GoPro Hero7 Black is the latest from the world’s most famous action-camera manufacturer.

4) DJI Mavic 2 Zoom

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Price: P76,300
Equipped with a 24-48mm optical zoom camera and up to 31 minutes of flight time, the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom is the perfect gift for car lovers with a passion for recording epic tracking shots and large car meets. And with the ability to fly at up to 72kph, this drone will have no trouble keeping up during typical fun runs.

5) MiLi car chargers

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Price: P760 to P950
Charging smartphones on the go is serious business. And when it comes to car chargers, few brands are as tried and tested as MiLi. The Smart 4.8 and Smart Pro feature clean designs and two USB ports, with the latter model flaunting Qualcomm QuickCharge compatibility.

6) Lenovo IdeaPad 720S

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Price: P59,995
At just 1.16kg, the new IdeaPad 720S is one of the lightest and most portable builds in Lenovo’s entire lineup—making it perfect for working while on the go or from the back of a vehicle. It comes with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, so you know it isn’t lacking in power, too.

7) Transcend DrivePro 550

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Price: P9,499
What sets this model apart? Its ability to record what’s going on inside the cabin. If you’re looking for a suitable gift for a ride-share driver, or you simply want a little extra security on the road, this is definitely worth checking out.

8) Blaupunkt BP 2.0

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Price: P3,450
If you’re aiming to give someone a capable—albeit basic—dashcam in a nicely designed and affordable package, look no further.  The Blaupunkt BP 2.0 packs a two-inch screen, a G-sensor, loop recording, microSD support, and a 120-degree wide-angle lens.

9) Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Price: P40,990
Every car guy needs a capable smartphone camera. And when it comes to taking photos, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s AI-powered triple-camera setup is one of the best in the business. There’s a 40MP main lens, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 20MP ultra-wide-angle lens—perfect for taking car photos.

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10) Ferrari Power Miracle Power Bank

Price: P2,100
If your car guy isn’t really into car chargers, or if he’ll probably end up misplacing one, maybe this will do. The Ferrari Power Miracle Power is a 10,000mAh power bank that can charge up to two devices at the same time. It comes in black and red, but obviously, you want to go with the latter.

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