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From whimsical wipers to cars that compute

This week's picks for great gifts for the car-lover.

ONE?FOR?THE?GUTTER
The Bridjit has been designed to provide safe passage by filling the gap between the road and the driveway while still allowing for water to drain along the curb.


Each three-piece Bridjit ramp system is constructed from about 12 recycled tires and can be extended to fit wider double-car driveways as well as curved cul-de-sac entrances.


Each three-section (four-metre) ramp costs US $300, with additional sections priced at US $90 (plus shipping). Go to bridjit.com to order, or call 877-522-6611 for more info.


DRIVE?WITH?A?DESKTOP
Hey, why hide that computer under the desk when you can have this large-scale current-generation Camaro right there to remind you of the open road when 5 p.m. rolls around?


The PC Rides Camaro contains all the latest high-performance computer gear, including Intel processors, NVIDIA graphics support and up to 1,000 gigabytes of storage.


Just add a monitor and begin driving/working. Systems begin at about US $1,000. Get more information on this product from pcrides.com.


PLUGGING?IN?IS?iSIMPLE
Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users now have a convenient way to access audio programming while on the road, thanks to the iSimple WiFli, from AAMP.


The system's wireless docking transmitter plugs into the base of most Apple i-products, allowing the user to operate the device through the vehicle's FM radio.


A wireless remote controller attaches to the steering wheel using a special cradle so you can browse for specific tunes without taking your eyes off the road. And if your car audio system has a built-in Radio Data System (RDS) feature, the WiFli will also display artist and song information.


Pick one up for US $80 from isimplesolutions.com. iSimple also has a number of products to match your iPod/iPhone to your vehicle's audio system, including hard-wire kits for the best sound possible.


WINDSHIELD SNOWPLOW
OK, so scraping frost and ice off windows is a pain. Perhaps life would be easier with the Icedozer.


As the name suggests, this combination flexible scraper and squeegee is designed to conform to the shape of your windshield, allowing you to plow your way through to clean and clear automotive glass, whatever the weather.


And the attached ice-breaking "tenderizing teeth" blade is claimed to tear up the thickest, most stubborn ice.


The handle has been specially designed for maximum grip and leverage. The Icedozer costs about US $20 and comes with a lifetime warranty. Purchase yours at a number of sites, including amazon.com and herringtoncatalog.com.



View Wheelbase’s ever-evolving auto gift guide at wheelbase.ws/media (click the “Cool auto gift ideas” category at the right)

 
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