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Amp Up Your Cool Factor With These Hot Car Accessories

From a genius portable coffeemaker to the coolest high-end brake upgrades, these four finds will take your mobile experience to the next level.

By Megan McDonald March 2, 2020 Published in the March 2020 issue of Sarasota Magazine

Wacacao's Nanopresso

Take It to Go

This is one instance when it’s OK to drink and drive. With the Nanopresso, you can brew a quality cuppa from the comfort of your car. The vessel acts as its own water tank, espresso machine and pump; all you need is finely ground coffee, hot water and a little hand power. When you pump the device’s piston, the Nanopresso creates a perfectly extracted shot with a smooth, golden crema. From $65, wacacao.com

The Kenwood media receiver


These days, most cars come with back-up cams, Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and other cool tech—but the Kenwood media receiver creates a master dashboard for all of those accessories. In addition to wirelessly playing music and navigation via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, it will mirror your phone’s apps and monitor your car’s front, rear and in-dash cameras—all from a clear, easy-to-read 7-inch screen. $450 at Best Buy, 4020 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota (941) 923-3955

Custom ceramic brakes on a Lamborghini

Image: Evan Lewis 

Custom Calipers

At Lamborghini, the customization options are endless. Case in point: custom calipers for the Lambo’s carbon ceramic brakes, which can be painted any color you can think of—be it the sleek silver of your Hurracan or the hot pink of your childhood bedroom. The calipers instantly add a pop of personality to the car’s clean, elegant lines. Price upon request, Lamborghini Sarasota, 5141 Clark Road, Sarasota (941) 556-2980

Tile Pro

Is It Me You’re Looking For?

Car keys were at the top of the list of things we find ourselves scrambling to find—until we got our hands on the Tile Pro key finder. The thumb-sized, Bluetooth-powered device synchs with an app on your phone, meaning all you have to do to find those lost keys is press a button. If you’re within 400 feet, the tracker will emit a loud ring; if you’re far away, a map will show you the last place the device was synched. We love that it’s one less thing we have to worry about. From $35; available at Home Depot, 5475 University Parkway, University Park (941) 358-3360

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