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Hudway Glass

Why spend several hundred dollars on a Heads-Up Display when you’ve already got one in your smartphone, minus the actual glass? That’s the driving factor behind Hudway Glass, an inexpensive accessory that transforms your smartphone into a HUD. The secret of Hudway is in the multilayer glass that’s built from plastic and optimizes distortion-free transparency while maximizing reflectivity from the smartphone below. Stick it to your dash using one of two included mounts — one low profile and another more adjustable one — then flip it open. And using it is as simple as firing up a HUD-supporting app on your smartphone — such as Hudway’s own GPS navigation app, Speedometer, Navmii, Baidu Maps, and plenty more — and then placing it on the non-slip cradle.

Learn more at Hudway Glass or back them at Kickstarter – $49

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Weego JS6 Jump Starter Standard Battery

Why carry around jumper cables when a smartphone-sized device can handle the job? The Weego JS6 Jump Starter Standard Battery does just that with its 6,000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery, boosting gasoline engines of up to 4.6L (or diesels of up to 2.4L). The pack only loses about 2% of its charge per month in storage and includes an LED flashlight for fiddling around in the dark. It’ll also jump start your phone or tablet thanks to its USB port, making the pack useful even if your car battery is perfectly healthy.

Find it at Amazon – $90

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Tesla Model X

Tesla’s Model S is spacious but it’s no sports utility vehicle. The newly unveiled Model X, on the other hand, is just that. Big enough to seat seven adults plus gear and equipped with dual 259 horsepower front and rear motors — or 259 and 503 horses in the front and rear, respectively, in the case of the P90D — this sports utility vehicle still manages to go from 0 to 60 in as little as 3.2 seconds and run for 250 miles on a charge. But don’t think the fact that it’s electric hinders performance: it’ll endowed with a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, boasts all-wheel drive, and features a very low center of gravity (thanks to its battery placement) that negatives the risk of rollover to add to Tesla’s obsessive safety record. Other interesting features include rear Falcon Wing doors that open while requiring little clearance, the lowest drag coefficient of any SUV, and the largest all-glass panoramic windshield currently in production.

Delivering in 2016. Read more at Tesla Motors – $132,000+

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Not much beats hanging out in a hammock. And now the reliance on trees to which to attach it is a thing of the past — at least if you drive a Jeep Wrangler or a pickup truck — with Jammock. Made of matte black 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon that’s water resistant yet breathable, Jammock quickly installs in the otherwise unused space between your Wrangler’s roll bars or between your pickup truck’s bed and supports up to 350 pounds. Perfect for napping, stargazing, or miscellaneous lazying in the wilderness.

Pick one up at Amazon ($130; Jeep only) or at Jammock ($137+)

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Timberland Tires

Timberland’s been laying rubber on gravel for upwards of 40 years, just that that rubber’s usually been under your feet in the form of their iconic boots. Timberland Tires represents a new direction for the company. Created in partnership with Omni United, Timberland Tires come in two versions — the Cross and the more aggressive A/T — appropriate for a range of SUVs and light trucks rolling over a variety of terrains. Plus once their journey on the road is complete and the tread is worn thin, each tire can easily be recycled back by the company into footwear outsoles thanks to the use of a special rubber formulation.

Read more at Timberland Tires – $TBA

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Porsche Mission E Concept

It may be just a concept (at least for now), but if the Porsche Mission E is a sign of things to come, stating that we’re excited is a blatant understatement. The Mission E is as sustainable as it is sporty, powered by dual PSM electric motors — one per axle — that are in turn fed by a large lithium ion underbody battery working to keep the car’s center of gravity and weight distribution in check. Performance wise it’ll go 0 to 62 in less than three and a half seconds on its way to a top speed of over 155 mph, and that’s all while driving for 310 miles on a charge. Porsche evidently also has its sights set on Tesla, adorning the Mission E with a futuristic instrument panel, 80% charge 15 minutes, and a sleek design complete with suicide doors that open up to its four seat cabin.

Read more at Porsche – $TBA

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Rolls-Royce Dawn

The Rolls-Royce Dawn is not entirely unlike the Ghost and Wraith in aesthetic, yet it’s still different enough to stand apart and justify its own distinct name, notably thanks to its convertible design. The drophead features a sleek, seamless soft-top canvas roof that retracts beneath handcrafted veneers in 22 seconds and that, thanks to some engineering miracle, doesn’t sacrifice the sound insulation you’d expect from a hard top — in fact, Rolls-Royce calls it the quietest convertible car in production. Aside from its acoustic advances, the Dawn’s cabin is indulgent, coupling leather with wood, four spacious, individual bucket seats, and sixteen individually-tuned speakers for theatre-ready sound. And while it weighs in at a hefty 5,644 pounds, the 563 horsepower and 575 lb-ft of torque output by its twin-turbo 6.6-litre V12, coupled to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, gets the car from zero to 62 in under five seconds.

Read more at Rolls-Royce – $TBA

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Squinting to see your smartphone’s relatively small display while driving isn’t particularly safe. Exploride ameliorates access to many of your phone’s features using gesture-recognition and a 6″ heads-up display for turn-by-turn GPS directions, music controls, notifications, and apps, keeping your eyes where they should be — on the road — all the while. It even includes a built-in dash-cam to capture the events of your drive, just in case, and an OBD II adapter for pulling diagnostic data straight from your car’s computer.

Check it out at Indiegogo – $270

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BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool

Fixing and maintaining your own car (or trying to) first requires understanding its cryptic computerized messages. Lemur’s BlueDriver Bluetooth OBDII Scan Tool packs professional diagnostic capabilities into a tiny dongle that plugs to your car’s OBDII port, simplifying the ordeal and feeding the data straight to your smartphone via Bluetooth. It works on all cars built since 1996, reads and clears check engine light codes on all vehicles as well as enhanced codes on several big brands (with more coming in updates), analyzes diagnostic trouble codes to offer vehicle-specific repair reports, and provides a ton of other data that’s simultaneously fascinating and completely over our heads.

Grab one at Amazon – $100

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro

Instantly recognizable yet noticeably more aggressive looking than its predecessor, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro takes a stab at refining modern American muscle. Virtually all parts are brand new, such as an optional 8 speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, all-new architecture that shaves off 200 lbs and results in nimbler, more precise steering, and a triad of engine options including a 275 horsepower 2.0L turbo, 335HP 3.6L V6, and a 6.2L LT1 V8 putting out up to 455 horses and 455 lbs-ft of torque. All models also come standard with Brembo brakes, lightweight aluminum wheels, and a digital cockpit that keeps you connected.

Read more at Chevrolet – $TBA

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