Griffin revealed their upcoming product, the CarTrip at CES. The CarTrip will connect to your car’s OBD-II port, sending date to your iOS device via Bluetooth. It can display information on acceleration, top speed, fuel economy, and error codes. The CarTrip can also accept an SD card, to save the results for viewing on a computer, if you’re without an iOS device. It should work with any car with an OBD-II port, which includes most cars made after 1996.
The CarTrip will be available for $89.99, and a free app will be available as well.
The price seems a bit steep, but similar scanners which give less information cost anywhere from $30 to $150. Still, you’re paying more for the work that went into creating the technology, rather than the product itself. Besides, the CarTrip is more feature-rich than these scanners, which often return nothing more than an error code.
Check out the Griffin website for updates on availability.