Available from: R2 149

Love it: The Parrot MKi9000 is a Bluetooth screenless hands-free system that blends in seamlessly inside any vehicle. In addition to conventional telephony functions – pick up, hang up, dual calls – the Parrot MKi9000 boasts telephony functions: Automatic phonebook synchronisation, training-free multi-speaker voice recognition, speech synthesis of the names in the phonebook and contact management (up to 2 000 per phone). No need for a screen – the Parrot MKi9000 offers a voice menu for accessing its functions.

Not so much: What’s not to love? All calls are connected through Bluetooth and as long as you have the correct cables, you could technically do away with the need for a car radio.

In a nutshell: It’s a winner in both convenience and safety on the road. Small and without unnecessary frills, this gadget is vital for the toolkit.

** All prices are approximate.