Don't Spend $500 Strapping A Plastic Tube To Your Truck

Truck bed-cap company A.R.E. is diversifying its lineup of cargo accessories with the "Rod Pod," a plastic tube that holds (you guessed it!) fishing rods. They want $495 for it, and at that price I'll go ahead and spend three hours in Home Depot trying to make my own, thankyouverymuch. » 5/16/14 9:36am 5/16/14 9:36am

How To Buy A Toyota Emblem...From A GM Dealership?!

We all know the Chevy Cavalier. You may also remember Toyota sold a badge-engineered platform prostitute version in the Japanese Domestic Market that was built by GM. But — did you know you could actually buy a Toyota emblem from a GM dealership with a valid GM part number? We assumed we could. But intrepid souls at » 7/09/08 11:15am 7/09/08 11:15am

AUO Oval LCD Screens For Vehicle Instrument Panels

A company by the name of AUO has managed to develop an oval-shaped LCD display, which could change the appearance of next-generation instrument panels. The ovoid LCDs don't just look good, but they could allow for customizing instrumented data. Of course, the technology is far from being integrated into your next… » 7/07/08 2:40pm 7/07/08 2:40pm

Buy Your Own Authentic European Vanity Tag

A young chap is selling completely authentic European customized license plates. You can get any combination you like pressed into the plate of your country of choice — and even add authentic registration stickers. We'd probably avoid purchasing one if you do actually live in a European country, since it's completely… » 7/03/08 3:40pm 7/03/08 3:40pm

Party-A-CarGo Kicks Tailgating Up A Notch

With football season looming, it's time to begin preparations for tailgating season. And if you want to enjoy all of the fun of tailgating — music, beer and more beer — without any of the hassle, the Party-A-CarGo box is the way to go. This diamond-plated supercooler includes everything you need for a good time,… » 6/30/08 4:30pm 6/30/08 4:30pm

Mercedes-Benz Adds Factory iPhone Integration

Mercedes-Benz is getting hip with the youngsters by announcing that it will support the Apple iPhone by way of a center-console mounted cradle. The good news about this is that the switching between audio and telephone functions seems to be pretty seamless using the center display and steering-wheel controls. The bad… » 6/19/08 2:40pm 6/19/08 2:40pm

FM Transmitter Looks Like A Shift Knob To Entertain, Confuse, Baffle

In an attempt to help your FM transmitter "blend into your car's dashboard," Green House has produced and released a pretty simple FM transmitter that looks like a shift-knob. It plugs into the standard 12V DC power outlet and includes an audio jack for plugging in an MP3 player and a USB port for charging supported… » 6/03/08 1:00pm 6/03/08 1:00pm