Various - part 1
* Best car-related gifts * We've tested them, too * Ten categories of presents...
We've picked the best car gadgets and goodies so you don't have to Picking the best sat-nav, Bluetooth or even alloy wheel cleaner can be almost as tricky as choosing the right car.
With so many similar products around, how can you be sure you're getting the best?
Read our 2010 Product Awards and you won't go far wrong. You'll find more detailed reviews of more than 100 products online at whatcar.com.
If you're looking for less-conventional inspiration for gifts this Christmas, we've also added a page packed full of lucky dips.
Ring Automotive RAC600Best buy
Best price 24.99
For Fast inflation; nicely made; compact design; handy features
Against Built-in pressure gauge could be more accurate
Verdict Fastest unit we tested; easy to use and great value.
Draper 12v Mini Compressor
Best price 18.76
Good-value inflator that's well made and fairly accurate. It is rather slow at pumping, though.
First Aid kits
Boots Family First-Aid Kit
Best price 9.78
For Has all the essentials; value; handy carry case
Against Not a lot
Verdict This is the best-value kit we've seen.
Halfords Fire Extinguisher & First-Aid Kit
Best price 36.99
Portable DVD players
Best price 149.99
For Easy to use; seven-inch screen is crystal-clear; clever headrest-mounting system
Against Fairly pricey
Verdict Other players have bigger screens, but this is the best
all-rounder for car journeys.
Nextbase Click 7 Duo
Best price 229.00
Kit includes two seven-inch screens, so you can keep two kids quiet. Quality is good, too.
(PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Best price 9.99
For Graphics; slick gameplay; freedom to roam
Against Some missions are annoyingly difficult; restarting
a mission can be time-consuming
Verdict It's fantastic fun being able to explore and not having to stick to a racing line. Looks superb and offers lots of variety.
Mario Kart (Nintendo Wii)
Best price 29.99, including wheel
Charming graphics and gameplay; intuitive controls; massive online community; fun weapons
Against Single-player mode too easy; annoying when other players grab a well-deserved victory from your grasp
Verdict Mario Kart is a hoot and you get to race on fantasy tracks. Great fun.
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