Innovative Car Gadgets for a Smoother Driving Experience

by | Aug 30, 2019 | Design, Industrial Design, Innovation, Inventions, Product Design

A Mini Fridge for Your Car

Everyone is aware of mini-fridges and coolers, but what happens when you combine the two together?  If you find yourself preparing for a big road trip, having cool drinks is a necessity for long drives, and chunky coolers inconveniently never fit in the backseat of a car. Noticing this problem, Cooluli designed the perfect product with a light, portable and high-end build that made it possible for there to be – essentially – a mini fridge able to fit in any car. The Cooluli is an innovative car gadget that conveniently fits within the empty space located between the arm rest in the backseat in any car, making it the perfect fit and location to grab a cool drink. The Cooluli is not only perfect to fit into cars, but also works for offices or small bedrooms anytime anyone wants to keep a cold beverage close.

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An Innovative Car Gadget to Make the Roads a Happier Place

Driving can be a frustrating experience. Road rage, traffic, accidents, slow, fast drives, etc., With all the inconveniences that come driving, being on the road can seem daunting.  To help people with long commutes, especially in high traffic areas living in major cities, the CarMoji was an innovative car gadget created to bring a little happiness to the roads. Created out of frustration with the traffic in Los Angeles, the creators of CarMoji thought of a car accessory product that could attach onto the back of the car. The accessory allows for the drivers of the car to send a thanks to other drivers who make gracious gestures a light-up happy face using a remote control. The creators thought that if there was a way to spread positivity on the roads, then other drivers would be more motivated to drive more courteously and politely.  The brightness of the accessory was designed so that when the light shines it is visible enough to other drivers on the road, but not bright enough to ruin visibility.

The Most Needed Innovative Car Gadget – A Portable Coffee Machine

One of the hardest things to manage during mornings when you’re in a rush is finding the time to get a good cup of coffee on the way to work. The struggle of having to arrive to work on time whilst beating traffic is always an inconvenience, luckily innovators have found different ways for professionals to get their fix as easily as possible. Handpresso is a coffee company who focus on creating portable and easy to use espresso machines for caffeine addicts on the go. The Auto-capsule is an innovative car gadget that fits perfectly inside cup holders in cars and plugs into the cars built in volt sockets. To pour a cup, simply put in an espresso capsule and turn it on to enjoy your coffee made in less than 3 minutes.

The Mini Table Every Car Needs

One of the best things about driving is being able to get food through drive throughs. However, most drivers find it difficult to eat and drive at the same time. Not only that but eating and driving can also be extremely distracting and a safety risk. However, this innovative car gadget is a swivel tray brings a homey feeling to your car as it acts as a movable table for you to set your food on. The product fits into the cupholder of your car and features a swivel tray with a non-slip surface for you to place any from food, drinks, even tablets or laptops! The genius in this invention not only lies in its intended purpose of acting like a table for the driver to enjoy their food on, but also gives an accessible area for the placement of your objects, or even a table for your passenger driver to enjoy.

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Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



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    • MAKO Design + Invent

      Thanks so much for your comment, Karan! We hope you keep reading and enjoy!


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