Power in cars

IT Week’s Lem Bingley shares my frustration about the lack of power sockets in cars. Ideally I’d like to plug in my Bluetooth GPS unit, my ancient Tungsten T PDA (pressed back into service as a dedicated sat nav using Navman software, but with atrocious battery life), my T-mobile MDA Pro (phone and pocket PC, bulky but brilliant) and occasionally either mine or my wife’s MP3 player and my Jabra 250 headset. If we buy one of those gadgets to listen to your MP3 player on the car radio then that will also need to be plugged in.

That’s two items minimum and ideally six items.

Even with my socket tripler (£5 from a car boot sale) I can’t do it. And it looks a terrible mess dangling from the dashboard, not to mention I’m sure it’s an electrical fire hazard.

Lem has loads of links in his post, so I haven’t bothered smile_wink

Does anyone have a solution?


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