The latest issue of Pro Detailer Magazine has just landed on our desk, and itís a corker. Itís jam packed with how-to guides, product reviews and detailing showcases. Issue eight is a bumper wash special, as well as featuring a metal polish mega test. Available from www.pro-detailer.com, issue eight is priced at £4.95 including delivery to any UK address.
More than 30 million people suffer from travel sickness in Europe, which has led CitroÎn, in association with start-up company Boarding Ring, to develop glasses that eliminate motion sickness. And far from being complicated, the solution is actually quite simple, as demonstrated by these SeetroÎn glasses. A moving coloured liquid simulates the horizon line to stop your senses from wrestling with the mixed messages that result in motion sickness. The white soft-touch plastic glasses should be worn as soon as the initial symptoms of motion sickness appear, but after 10 to 12 minutes, the glasses can be removed after the mind has resynchronised with the movement perceived by the inner ear, while the eyes are focussed on a smartphone or book. Designed for use by adults or children over ten years old, this is the age at which the inner ear finishes growing. And because there are no lenses in the glasses, the SeetroÎn glasses can be shared with travelling companions that have similar problems with motion sickness, and can be worn over prescription eyewear. The groundbreaking SeetroÎn glasses can be ordered from the CitroÎn Lifestyle Boutique at a cost of €110, though currently CitroÎn is offering 10 per cent off the first order, bringing the cost down to €99. Be quick, as the offer may not last long.
The penalties for being caught driving while using a smartphone are well publicised, so this wireless car charger that automatic clamps your smartphone in place is ideal for when using its in-built navigation system while behind the wheel. The charger is a dual Qi certified wireless charger and mount that is designed to take away the worry whilst driving. A built-in infra-red sensor recognises a smartphone for docking and Qi wireless charging, with the mount automatically opening and auto-retracting to a custom fit size that keeps the phone securely in place. The one hand release makes it easy to remove the phone as you get out of the car, all at the touch of a button. Itís easy to position, with the wireless car charger able to be placed on either the air vent or suction mount. Once positioned, the telescopic arm and 360-degree ball socket allows users to swap from horizontal to vertical mounting very easily. The auto-clamping wireless car charger is designed to work with all Qi enabled devices that have a screen size of more than 4.5-inches and a maximum display of 6.3-inches. The iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/XS/XS Max and XR all work with the charger, as does the Samsung Galaxy S7/S8/S8 Plus/S9/S9 Plus and Edge Note 7 and 8.
With increased pressure on car batteries at this time of the year during the cold weather, itís very easy to wake up one morning and find out that itís flat. In the past, you had to have another vehicle to jump start from, but this handy device is small enough to fit in your glovebox and features a powerful lithium battery that can start 12-volt vehicles with engines up to 3.0-litres in size. And interestingly, it can also be used as a power bank, featuring a handy USB socket and a built-in LED light that can be utilised in an emergency as a torch. This jump starting device is handier than a heavy lead acid power pack or jump leads and can be stored in the glovebox of a car. It also beats waiting in the cold for the breakdown services to arrive. For extra peace of mind, it comes with intelligent clamps that protect the vehicle and jump starter during use. There is also reverse polarity protection to prevent sparks if attached to the wrong poles, as well as short circuit and anti-spike protection. The Micro High Power Jump Starter (RPPL300) is 30mm in depth and weighs a little under 500g and recharges in three hours. Priced at £89.99, the Ring Automotive RPPL300 High power jump starter is available direct from Ring Automotive at www.ringautomotive.com.