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Amazon Key In-Car Delivery Lets Drivers Leave Packages In Your Car

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Amazon Key In-Car

Amazon wants to make sure that you get those packages in the most convenient way possible. They have their standard mail delivery, where they leave your packages on the doorstep and you hope that it’s still there when you get home.

Recently, they added a new offering to combat this problem, Amazon Key, which lets drivers enter your home and leave your packages there. But that introduced a whole lot of security concerns, because you’re letting a random delivery guy into your house unsupervised.

Now, Bezos and crew have introduced a new delivery option that’s pretty ingenious. It’s called Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, and as the name suggests, it allows Amazon to deliver their wares right into your car’s trunk. How crazy is that?!

Amazon Key In-Car

Effective now, over seven million owners of eligible Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Volvo vehicles in the United States can enjoy the convenience of having Amazon packages delivered inside of their vehicle using Amazon Key. There’s no extra cost for Amazon Prime members with an active OnStar / On Call account, and this service is currently available in 37 U.S. cities and surrounding areas. More cities will follow, if this proves to be a popular service.

So what do the car manufacturers get out of this? Simple. It’s added value to owning these car models. And one more reason for owners to keep paying for OnStar after the trial period ends. And Amazon gets to ship fast, having yet another option. Naturally, they hope that you order more and more often because of this.

With Amazon Key In-Car Delivery, packages can be delivered to a vehicle when it’s parked in any publicly accessible area, whether on the street, at your workplace surface parking lot or in your driveway. Delivery is available on tens of millions of items sold on Amazon.com. So most of the things that you order already. It works with Same Day, Two-Day and Standard Shipping.

All you have to do is download the Amazon Key App and opt-in to link up your Amazon and OnStar accounts. Once that’s complete and the delivery location has been registered, you can shop on Amazon.com and select the “In-Car” delivery option at checkout.

Finally, a reason to be excited about some extra junk in your trunk. 🙂

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Brian Carman

    June 30, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Who is signing up for this stuff. You trust some random stranger with the keys to your stuff. How many times have you gone to HomeDepot and handed your keys to the checkout person and said,,,,,Hey have someone deliver this and Here are the keys to get in my house….. AND seeing that it is Amazon who datamines everything you do…..

  2. Sujeet Patel

    June 30, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I mean, the same could be said about Uber and Lyft (don’t get into a car with a stranger) or Airbnb (trusting someone else to stay in your house unsupervised). It’s just the world we live in these days..

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The Nikon COOLPIX P1000 Has A Massive 125x Optical Zoom Lens

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Nikon Coolpix P1000

Feast your eyes on the upcoming Nikon COOLPIX P1000 DSLR camera, with an eye-popping 125x optical zoom, giving you the equivalent focal range of 24mm to 3000mm, allowing you to capture any subject no matter how far away it is.

With this insane zoom, you’re able to shoot objects that are literally miles away, depending on your vantage point. Wildlife enthusiast can capture detailed photos of deadly lions in the wild without risking life and limb for that perfect shot. NASCAR fans can shoot incredibly detailed photos from the cheap seats. Heck, astronomy buffs can capture not just the moon, but the craters, peaks and valleys of its surface!

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Man, talk about a game-changer.. No more bags of bulky lenses to swap between, just a simple camera to carry with you, ready to shoot at a moment’s notice. And it’s not super heavy either, weighing in at a reasonable 3.1 pounds.

The Nikon’s massive lens is joined by a 16MP sensor that has a Dual Detect Optical Vibration Reduction system for image stabilization, a 3.2″ vari-angle LCD, a 0.39-inch 2.36 million dot electronic viewfinder, and 4K capability that’ll let you get those close up shots in full Ultra HD resolution. And for greater control of your videos, manual mode allows you to adjust focus, exposure and more during recording.

Nikon Coolpix P1000

Even more impressive than the features is the price, coming in at a very reasonable $999 when it hits shelves in September. I spent more on my Sony with a few lenses, and they don’t even begin to offer the versatility of this bad boy.

Still need convincing? Just watch this video showing the camera in action. That first scene in Central Park is beyond impressive.

A commenter said it best: “With this camera, you don’t actually need to travel. Just get up on a high enough building and photograph the place you would have otherwise flown to.” 🙂

Click here for more information on the Nikon COOLPIX P1000.

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Thanks To DUO, You Can Now Take Your Second Screen With You

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Mobile Pixels - DUO

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a dual monitor setup for nearly 10 years now, and I don’t think I could ever go back to a single screen, no matter how big the monitor.

That’s actually the only reason why I still use a desktop computer instead of a laptop, because there aren’t any dual-screen solutions for laptops that don’t involve clunky docking stations and the like. Heck, that’s why the Razer Project Valerie was such a hit at CES, because there’s a real need for a multi-screen laptop for power users out there.

Mobile Pixels has come up with the perfect solution to this problem, and it’s called the DUO. As the name suggests, DUO is a portable monitor (weighing only 1.5 pounds) that is designed to work with virtually any laptop, through a simple, plug-and-play USB connection.

Seriously, how genius is this? As you can see from these photos, DUO attaches to the back of your laptop screen, sliding out on either side and providing a full 270° rotation, allowing for the optimal viewing angle for any situation. When not in use, it tucks away cleanly, making it a breeze to travel with, adding very little bulk to your laptop.

Mobile Pixels - DUO

Available in a 12.5″ screen size, DUO was designed to artfully fit any laptop, regardless of size, and the video driver helps reduce battery drain and give users a long-lasting battery life.

The innovative laptop accessory has raised over $400,000 after just a week on Kickstarter, and is on pace to raise over $1.5M in pre-sales alone. So apparently I’m not the only one who can’t live without their dual-screens. 🙂

The DUO is currently available for pre-order for the early-bird price of $179, with an estimated delivery date of January 2019.

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Is The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Really Worth The $400 Price Tag?

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer review

When the $400 Dyson Supersonic hair dryer was first introduced, we were a little taken back by the steep price tag. How could Dyson improve on something as basic as a hair dryer… and get away charging such a premium for it?

Since I regularly shave my head, I never gave it much thought. But a few months ago, my wife was getting a blowout, and the stylist used the Dyson Supersonic on her. She came home and couldn’t stop talking about how great it was, and how much she wanted one. FML.

Now here’s the thing. My wife has a LOT of hair, and she spends a good 30-45 minutes drying her hair whenever she washes it. According to her, the Dyson hair dryer would allow her to dry her hair faster, quieter, and with less damage to her hair.

Curiosity got the better of me, so I reached out to our friends at Dyson to see if we could test one out for ourselves. You should have seen my wife’s face when the box arrived. 😀

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer review

First impressions? The Supersonic comes in beautiful packaging, really befitting the premium price tag. The hair dryer itself is very distinctive, with a unique color combo and matte finish, and a sleek design that looks nothing like your traditional hair dryer, with a tiny motor in the handle that gives the Supersonic more balance and a lighter feeling in your hand.

Included with the Supersonic are a smoothing nozzle, a styling concentrator, and a diffuser, all which attach magnetically. There’s a very long power cord, which comes in handy if you don’t want to be stuck in one spot while you’re drying your hair. Some people might have an issue with the bulkiness of the cord, but it didn’t seem to get in her way.

Aesthetically, Dyson knocked it out of the park, with a hair dryer that you won’t want to stash underneath your sink, but rather proudly display it on your countertop for everyone to see.

Dyson has been called the “Apple of home appliances”, and I can see why. Their attention to detail is second to none, and they’ve managed to take something as common as a hair dryer and give it a stylish, premium look.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer review

Looks can only go so far, especially when we’re talking about a $400 hair dryer. But how well does it actually work? That’s what we were about to find out. My wife hopped in the shower, washed her hair, and then patted it dry before reaching for the Supersonic.

Seeing as how this process normally takes 30-45 minutes (because she has thick, curly hair), I went into the other room to watch some TV while she did her thing. About 20 minutes later, she came out, with her hair completely dry, and looking smoother and shinier than normal. Honestly, I thought it looked as good as when she gets a blowout at the salon.

Furthermore, the Supersonic is considerably quieter than other hair dryers, so I didn’t need to turn the TV volume up to 11 while she was doing her hair. Same token, she won’t be waking me up in the morning when she’s getting ready, as she gets up WAY earlier than I do.

Overall, she couldn’t have been happier with the Dyson Supersonic, as it really delivered on all fronts. Dyson’s engineers spent over four years developing the ultimate high-tech hair dryer, and they knocked it out of the park. But the question remains – Is it worth the money?

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer review

“Absolutely, without a doubt,” said my wife. To her, the extra money was worth it given that it cut her drying time in half (saving her roughly 26 hours per year), while delivering a better end result that looks like it was done by a professional.

Still not convinced? Consider this. If she can do her own blowouts with the Supersonic rather than spending $40+ at the salon, then you might actually save money in the long run. At least, that’s how my wife is trying to sell me on it.. 🙂

Me, I’m just happy that I don’t have to wait forever for her to get ready anymore! That to me is well worth the price of admission.

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