December 23, 2011

Gear & Gadgets

On-demand music player and a book about auto innovators

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Mobile music
The Grooveshark Car Kit by Livio combines the Grooveshark on-demand music service with a plug-and-play device that also offers hands-free calling and USB charging. Works with Android phones.
$100, livioradio.com/grooveshark


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Auto innovators
"Preston Tucker & Others: Tales of Brilliant Automotive Innovators & Innovations," by Arvid Linde, tells the tales of clever inventors and brash startups battling the odds to get their ideas into production.
$40, bookstores

— NWautos staff, New York Times News Service

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