12.13.2016Personal Tech

The best tech gifts for the car lover in your life

By: Adria Tomaszewski
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We all have someone on our gift list who could use a smarter car. Whether you're looking for gifts for dedicated car enthusiasts, friends who drive a lot or have longer commutes or family members that could benefit from a “smarter” car, we've hand-picked car tech gifts that will offer them the convenience and features of the connected car of tomorrow, today.

Turn their car into a smarter, safer more connected vehicle

Because peace of mind matters when your loved ones are on the road, Hum by Verizon helps keeps drivers safe through features like pinpoint roadside assistance, emergency assistance and speed and boundary alerts. Hum’s intuitive tools and alerts provide an extra layer of security, independence and peace of mind for drivers and their loved ones.

For just $10 per month*, hum acts like a digital car expert, giving older cars 21st Century tech and letting the driver set alerts that notify them or their loved ones if their vehicle goes over a certain speed or outside a set boundary. And because hum hooks up to their car's diagnostic system, it sends auto health reports and maintenance reminders, decodes engine lights and monitors fuel usage and driving patterns to help them get the most out of their tank. With hum's Bluetooth® speaker clipped to their visor, they'll have roadside assistance and emergency help at the push of a button. It even helps them keep track of where they've parked.

Hum by Verizon makes your car smarter, safer and more connected, giving you one less thing to worry about this holiday season.

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Convert a cup holder into a multi-device power port

For the car-poolers and road-trippers on your list, The Energizer Cup Inverter fits in most cup holders and plugs into the vehicle's lighter socket or attaches to a car battery and charges up to five devices at once. No more fiddling with chargers or taking turns to power up devices—the Energizer is always in the same place, set up and ready to charge.

Find a Verizon store near you for these gifts and more, and make everyone on your list happy

For just $10 per month*,  hum acts like a digital car expert, giving more than 150 million passenger cars on the road today 21st Century tech and letting the driver set alerts that notify them or their loved ones if their vehicle goes over a certain speed or outside a set boundary, for example. And because hum hooks up to their car's diagnostic system, it sends auto health reports and maintenance reminders, decodes engine lights and monitors fuel usage and driving patterns to help them get the most out of their tank. With hum's Bluetooth® speaker clipped to their visor, they'll have roadside assistance and emergency help at the push of a button. It even helps them keep track of where they've parked.

About the author(s): 

Adria Tomaszewski is a PR manager at Verizon.