Griffin SmartTalk Solar
It's unlikely that most people have enough budget to give a brand-new car to their car-crazy loved ones, so we've rounded up a selection of car tech gadgets that can be used with the car that's already in the garage.
The best kind of hands-free speakerphone is the one that you never have to think about. Griffin's SmartTalk Solar fits that bill perfectly with a built-in solar cell, so you'll almost never have to recharge it, and automatic Bluetooth pairing, so you won't have to fumble with your phone when entering the vehicle. Simply set it up and forget about it.
The good: The Griffin SmartTalk Solar automatically turns itself on and off when you enter and exit the vehicle. Simple Bluetooth pairing eliminates the need to enter a PIN. A solar cell allows the SmartTalk Solar to charge itself in direct sunlight.
The bad: Outside of the solar-charging gimmick, this is a very basic Bluetooth speakerphone with no advanced features.
The bottom line: The power of the sun means that you'll never have to think about charging the Griffin SmartTalk Solar.
October 31, 2012 2:40 PM PDT
Photo by: Antuan Goodwin/CNET
| Caption by: Antuan Goodwin, Wayne Cunningham
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