Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Review: ZUS Car Finder and Smart Car Charger

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone. 

I admit it, I am excellent at running down the battery on my iPhone. Really excellent at it. So I'm often plugging it in to my car and hoping that I can get enough battery recharged before I reach the next stop on my daily errands. Since my route is generally not too spread out, this is often not what happens. Fortunately for me, I recently received a device designed to help me with this problem and to help me quickly and easily locate my car as well! It's the ZUS Car Finder and Smart Car Charger.

Features include the ability to locate your car (best used outdoors, as GPS is involved and this doesn't always work in indoor parking lots), rapid charging for your devices and military grade construction.

I found this device to be very easy to use. I opened the packaging, downloaded the ZUS app, plugged the ZUS into the 12V outlet in my car and connected it with my iPhone over Bluetooth. And that was about it! When I reached my destination, it automatically saved where I was parked and sent me a notification. If you want, you can also set a parking alarm time, to make sure you get back to your car before your meter expires. Handy! To find your car again, just follow the arrows. The location finding isn't exact, but I found that it was always sending me in the general right direction of my car and was fairly accurate as to how far away from it I was.

I like that the ZUS is small and doesn't obstruct anything on my dashboard. And I like that, as long as I have the Bluetooth on and connected, I don't have to do anything to take advantage of the parking location saving.

This would make an excellent gift for upcoming holidays! I love it!