​This Stereo Shields You From Your Shitty Friend's Shitty Music

Harman may have just saved countless friendships, thousands of marriages, and maybe a few child abuse charges with the introduction of a stereo that localizes sound around each seat in the car. » 1/06/15 9:15pm 1/06/15 9:15pm

Hands On With The World's First HUD Motorcycle Helmet

With a 180° rearview camera, Bluetooth and futuristic styling, Skully Helmets is bringing a fighter pilot-style Heads Up Display to your everyday motorcycle ride. We're the first publication to experience Skully in the real world. » 7/23/14 5:25pm 7/23/14 5:25pm

A Hacker Found GPS Data in the Audio of This Police Chase Video

It's incredibly noisy in the cockpit of a helicopter, and you'd assume the sounds you hear in any YouTube police chase video were just the deafening whine of the chopper's engine. But as one hacker discovered, that monotonous drone can actually hide some useful data, like the helicopter's GPS coordinates. » 2/03/14 11:38am 2/03/14 11:38am

Listen To This Ferrari After Anything Terrible And You'll Feel Better

Much like a "unicorn chaser" for horrific imagery, this is the perfect video to listen to after being subjected to annoying audio. It's Maximilian Werner's Ferrari 250 SWB GT Breadvan pole position lap from the 2013 Oldtimer Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. » 8/19/13 10:20am 8/19/13 10:20am

This Portable Sound Camera Shows You Where It's Loud

Trying to pinpoint what exactly in your car is making that weird ticking noise can drive anyone to madness. As sensitive as our ears are, they're not always as great at precisely locating where a sound is coming from. Thankfully you have four other senses to help, particularly your sight, which this unique SeeSV-S205… » 5/09/13 10:34am 5/09/13 10:34am

How to Bring Your Car into the 21st Century with a Few DIY Upgrades

Whether you bought a new car yesterday or you’re riding along in a decades-old junker, your vehicle of choice may not have all the modern capabilities you desire. A few key upgrades can fix that, providing you with everything from a killer Bluetooth audio system to a smoother, more enjoyable ride. » 5/06/13 11:30am 5/06/13 11:30am

How Audi Makes Its Electric Cars Sound Like Futuristic Gas Guzzlers

Electric cars run nearly silent, which is great for minimizing noise pollution, but bad for pedestrians who can't hear a vehicle approaching. So Audi is developing an electronic engine roar so the company's e-Tron vehicles can still be heard. » 4/05/12 9:45am 4/05/12 9:45am

Fix Old, Blown-Out Car Speakers With Masking Tape

Have you ever cranked up the music in your car only to realize you just blew out your cheap factory speakers with too much bass? If you have, you know that once the speaker's blown, it sounds distorted. Thankfully, Instructables user sgtjasonshrout outlines a simple way to fix busted speakers with masking tape. » 1/30/12 4:15pm 1/30/12 4:15pm

Giant Subwoofers Shred Phonebook

Everyone likes music in the car! There's no feeling like rolling down the windows, bumping some Enya at a reasonable volume, and letting the spring air in. Or, you can use 18-inch subwoofers to blow apart an entire phonebook. [Fark] » 3/31/11 11:20am 3/31/11 11:20am

How your rear windshield could be turned into a giant speaker

A new system from auto supplier Magna turns a car's rear window into a giant subwoofer, using a combination of exciters, a 200-watt amplifier and a special sealant that allows the glass to vibrate at low frequencies. » 2/17/11 10:00am 2/17/11 10:00am

Things Not To Use An Engine Hoist For: #34

When a subwoofer — like this Cadence 34-incher — gets so large it needs an enclosure the size of two refrigerators and you need to hold it up with an engine hoist, it's probably too big for your car. » 1/07/10 5:30pm 1/07/10 5:30pm

Confound Thieves With A Camouflaged Car Stereo For Under $20!

Let's say you park your car in an area frequented by urban entrepreneurs who gather intoxicant-obtainment resources by harvesting car audio equipment from vehicles… yet you still want some tunes in your ride. » 6/21/09 12:00pm 6/21/09 12:00pm

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

Griffin Launches Two More Auto iPod Accessories

Using an iPod or iPhone in a car is going to be that much easier thanks to the latest round of goods from Griffin Technology. The WindowSeat is an oddly named, but simple gadget. It's a suction windshield mount for the iPhone or iPod Touch. If the next generation iPhone gets some legitimate GPS, this will be a nice… » 5/29/08 2:40pm 5/29/08 2:40pm

Ferrari-Branded Audio System Has Ferrari-esque Price Tag

Ferrari has teamed up with Meridian for a some Auto Branding Adventures with the F80 home entertainment system. And by "home entertainment system," we really mean it's just a glorified clock-radio. The details are limited but it seems this home entertainment system has radio, CD and auxiliary input support. Probably… » 5/19/08 4:19pm 5/19/08 4:19pm

Cassette Deck Lives On With Bluetooth Adapter

We've definitely proven that there's a little juice left in a cassette deck tank and this product further revives that concept. This is the Bluetooth Cassette Adapter by Flexii. This isn't Bluetooth of the cell phone communication nature, but rather Bluetooth of the AD2P streaming music nature. If your cell or MP3… » 5/15/08 3:00pm 5/15/08 3:00pm

Revive The Cassette With New-Fangled MP3 Technology!

Admit it, more than a few of you still own a car with a cassette deck. Despite the plethora of audio options currently available in new models, you shouldn't feel ashamed in any way for your retro coolness. Because not only are cassette decks still worthy, with this Car Cassette MP3 Player, it'll be like you've… » 4/24/08 1:00pm 4/24/08 1:00pm

Mysteries Of Car Customization: Torn Moonroof Edition

Gee golly, I wonder what would cause a tear of this magnitude in the roof of a poor and innocent Lexus? Click for the answer, with a bonus video! » 4/22/08 4:00pm 4/22/08 4:00pm

Pioneer AVIC-F Series Media, Navigation Systems Features Advanced Voice…

Pioneer has announced a few new additions to its line of car navigation systems. The AVIC-F700BT, AVIC-F900BT and AVIC-F90BT come with features like iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, MSN Direct, HD Radio, XM, Sirius, CD, DVD, USB, SD and more. Although, the real specialness comes from their voice recognition abilities. » 4/21/08 1:40pm 4/21/08 1:40pm

Scion Chooses Lackluster HD Radio For Its Audio-Centric Customers

Toyota has recently announced a partnership with iBiquity, which will put HD Radio systems in a variety of Scion vehicles. What makes this partnership even funnier is the PR-speak Toyota used to announce the partnership. » 4/17/08 4:40pm 4/17/08 4:40pm

Toyota hasn't gotten that hint that HD Radio is floundering, big time. This whole marketing thing…