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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 dip presents.

Bluetooth hands-free
Sony Ericsson VH300

Best headset
Best price 29.99
(play.com)
For Good sound quality; cheap to buy; comfortable to wear
Against Not great in noisy environments
Verdict Very impressive headset, especially given the low price.

Jabra SP700

Best speakerphone
Best price 36.95
(mobilefun.co.uk)
For Clips easily to sun visor; clear speaker; good microphone
Against Speaker could be louder
Verdict Well worth the extra over the cheaper Jabra SP200.

Parrot CK3200 LS-Color

Best wired-in kit
Best price 111.25
(amazon.co.uk)
For Simple to use; great sound quality
Against Dear; fitting is extra
Verdict This is the best integrated kit we've tried it's great if you drive lots.

Driving glasses
Serengeti Navigator 7106
Best for him

Best price 132
(sunglasses-shop.co.uk)
For Improve visibility in a variety of weather conditions; well made
Against High price
Verdict Fantastic lenses for driving, beautifully made.

Boll Stormy 11178

Best for her
Best price 68
(sunglasses-shop.co.uk)
For Big lenses allow unrestricted vision; polarized to cut out glare; 100% UVA/UVB protection
Against Styling is mainstream rather than fashion-forward
Verdict Great to take you safely from the car to the beach.

Top three iPhone apps
1 Fuel Prices UK

Price 4.99
Sniffs out the cheapest filling stations close to you, using the iPhone's built-in GPS receiver.

2 GreenMeter

Price 3.49
This clever eco-driving app uses the iPhone's accelerometer toteach you greener driving manners.

3 Dynolicious

Price 7.49
Calculate your car's 0-60mph and quarter-mile times (not on public roads, of course). More accurate than you might think.