Am-Tech 3-in-1 Portable Jumpstarter
Know someone with automotive reliability issues?
Why not give them some peace of mind this Christmas in the shape of a portable jump starter.
This three-in-one unit from Am-Tech also has a built-in air-compressor for pumping up tyres and a torch to help you find your way around in the dark.
Garmin nvi 1310
The best budget sat-nav weve tested. The 1310 boasts a user-friendly menu system, easy-to-read maps, a 4.3-inch screen and Bluetooth connectivity all for a shade over 100. If youre planning to give a Garmin this Christmas, this is one wed highly recommend.
Griffin Cinemaseat for iPad
This gadget makes it easy for rear-seat passengers to watch films on Apples trendy iPad. The clever case straps simply and securely to the front headrest of any car, holding the iPad at eye-level. The case also acts as a protector when not being used in the car.
ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC VX6
The stylish and portable 12.1-inch VX6 notebook is inspired by the Murcielago LP640 Roadster, with its glossy exterior (available in black or white) and Lamborghini badge on the lid. It boasts a Dual Core Intel Atom D525 processor, NVIDIA Ion 2 and audio designed by the wizards at Bang & Olufsen.
Philips PET744 portable DVD player
Long road trips can be boring for passengers, but a portable DVD player certainly spices things up a bit. This offering from Philips is one of the best, with a crystal-clear swivelling seven-inch screen. It even comes with a clever bracket allowing the device to be mounted to the front headrest of most cars.
TomTom Western Europe iPhone app
Most iPhones have an in-built GPS receiver. All you need to turn one into a portable sat-nav system is the third-party software, and this app from TomTom is one of the best. Give someone a 50 iTunes gift voucher this Christmas and theyll be able to download the TomTom App from the iTunes App Store.
Pure Highway Digital Radio
The price of factory-fitted DAB radios is coming down, but many new cars still arent available with a digital option. This solution from Pure suckers to the windscreen of any car and gives access to all the UKs digital radio stations. Its a doddle to use and can be easily swapped between cars.
SuperTooth Buddy Handsfree Bluetooth kit
Using a handheld mobile behind the wheel is illegal. Anyone who does so risks a 60 fine and three points on their licence, and could land themselves in even hotter water if they cause an accident. The solution? A handsfree Bluetooth device such as the SuperTooth Buddy. It attaches to the sun visor of any car and has an in-built microphone and loudspeaker for making and receiving handsfree calls.
Pioneer AVIC-F920BT infotainment system
This feature-packed entertainment system from Pioneer has built-in satellite-navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player, MP3 player, radio and even an Eco driving feature to help you slash your fuel bills. It fits neatly in the dash of any car with a double-din slot on the dashboard, but isnt cheap.
Price: 794.99 (Caraudiocentre.co.uk)
Electric ice scraper
This electric scraper has a built-in heating element to melt ice and frost. Theres also rubber squeegee to finish off the job. The handle extends to help you reach across the car and it even has a light for those dark winter mornings.