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    Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand Review

    Thanks to the Qi wireless charging capability found in the iPhone 8, iPhone X and the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, it has drastically boosted the popularity of various wireless chargers. Out of...

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    Aukey DR02 1080p Stealth Dash Camera Review

    We are getting a nice collection of dash cameras review here on CarPlay Life, and with some of them performing a little lacklustre, it is a breath of fresh air when one arrives for review...

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    Whether it’s overcoming fake insurance claims or recording general tomfoolery on the roads, dash cams are getting increasingly pretty popular year on year. By simply fixing a recording dashboard camera to your front windscreen it...

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    Wireless Apple CarPlay has been around for some time now, however it has taken aftermarket makers some considerable time to get their wireless compatible head units to market. Over the last year we have seen...

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    Audew Jump Starter 20000mAh Car Battery Booster USB Charger Review

    I have not often found myself in the sticky situation where I have had the need to jump-start my car. The one time I did experience this exact scenario, I was with a friend and...

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