Does anyone remember that show “Pimp My Ride?” In it, beloved rapper X to the Z Xzibit put fish tanks, barbeque grills, giant TVs, and all kinds of other nonsense in cars.
Even if you’ve never seen the show, you’ve probably seen the popular meme based on it: ” I heard you like X, so I put an X in your Y so you can VERB while you VERB.” Here’s an example:
Today, we’re going to introduce you to some gadgets that will let you pimp your ride in a way that would make even Xzibit stand up and take notice. Well, that’s not entirely true, because the gadgets we are going to look at today are a bit more “normal.” So while your car will be awesome, you won’t be able to slow smoke a brisket while playing PS2How to Play Sony PlayStation 2 Games on your PCHow to Play Sony PlayStation 2 Games on your PCWant to play some of the PlayStation 2 classics, but you don't have your PS2 handy? Here's how you can play any PS2 game on your PC!Read More and ironing your clothes.
The first thing you need, before getting too involved, is to protect your car. Well, we can kill two birds with one stone, because a dash cam records what’s happening around you, while also helping to deck your car out.
When it comes to choosing a navigation system for your car, there are two types that you’ll look at — in-dash and external. A built-in navigation will also serve as your car’s stereo, but it’ll cost much more than a Garmin or TomTom unit.
While we’re on the topic of tracking stuff, a really cheap and useful gadget that’ll help you keep tabs of your freshly pimped car is a tracker. There are lots of them to choose from, with Tile being one of the more popular options. Some other choices are TrackR, Spy Tec, and CUBE.
This is the ultimate cool gadget for your car. If you want to feel like you’re driving around in the future, having the key information about how fast you’re traveling displayed right on the screen will give you that feeling. And while you can get HUDs on high-end cars from the factory, the rise in popularity has made it so you can buy one right now for your car.
There are literally hundreds of models out there to choose from when it comes to phone mounts, and most of them will handle the job well enough. You’ll primarily find four types — dashboard, vent, power socket, and CD player mounted options.
Add Those Missing Features
Sometimes, what you need to pimp your car isn’t anything too fancy. Instead, you just need some of the cool features your ride is missing! Bring your car up to 2017 with these gadgets.
Most new cars come with the ability to play your music through Bluetooth, but if yours doesn’t, you are most certainly not out of luck, as you can get a Bluetooth transmitter and get in on the wireless fun.
And best of all, you can get Bluetooth receivers for anywhere in the $20-$30 range, so you won’t even need to break the bank!
A backup camera used to be a super premium feature on cars, but they’re actually common now (my relatively cheap Chevy Cruze comes with one). Because of that, you can get aftermarket backup cameras for pretty cheap. Of course, wiring it will be a bit of a pain, but it’ll be worth the effort!
Get To Pimping!
If you want to have some fantastic features in your car without actually going out to buy a whole new one, these gadgets are exactly what you need. Whether you want to record the world around you, look through a HUD, or keep your phone secure, you’re good to go!
What kind of gadgets have you pimped out your ride with? Share your favorites in the comments below!