There are plenty accessories for your car and many of them are warranted or sometimes needed for people to function while they drive, (ex. a Bluetooth speaker for taking calls). However, there are some things that are just not needed for your car. These are the top three:
I’ve seen plenty of cars with TV’s on the back of the front headrest, usually these are to entertain smaller children when they spend long periods of time in a car, but thanks to iPad’s, Kindles, Nexii, and Surface tablets, I feel that is unnecessary. First off, every recent generation of those tablets have better looking screens than most (if not all) car TV’s. Secondly, there is a much larger variety of content available to watch, especially if you have a Netflix or Hulu subscription, you have thousands of movies and TV shows at your fingertips. Lastly, there is the price factor. While a Surface tablet may cost more money than a car television you can use it for so much more. It’s basically like bringing a laptop without the weight, you can entertain or be productive. Car televisions of for one purpose and I don’t see them being used that often, many people have tablets and they can easily replace a car television with better results.
Yes, a car GPS is one of the most overrated accessories you can buy for your car because chances are you already have one. If you have a smartphone (iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone) then you already have a GPS. For iPhones, the default app is Apple Maps, on Androids its Google Maps, for Blackberries its Blackberry Maps, and on Windows Phones there is Bing Maps. All you need is a car mount and car charger for your smartphone and you have a GPS.
Sirius XM Radio
The main reason that XM Radio makes this list is because it costs money. There are plenty of other ways you can listen to music in your car and the number 1 option would be the good ol’ FM Radio. But there are plenty of other ways to listen to music, if you have a newer vehicle you might have Bluetooth streaming, or an auxiliary port (AUX) to plug in a cell phone/mp3 player/iPod. With those two options you can listen to your own music but there is also a way for older cars which don’t have Bluetooth or AUX ports. You can go buy a cassette to 3.5 mm adapter and use this to plug one side into your mp3 player/iPod/cell phone and then insert the cassette tape into your vehicle. Lastly, you can just use the CD player in your car and put music up there, this will work especially well if your car has a CD changer, maybe you can store 6 discs or something of that sort.