Every so often we find products we think might interest you. Here are four new products that could improve life with your pickup truck. Of course, only two products require that you have a pickup truck to use them, but the other two could still provide a nice benefit if you ever find yourself in need.
Weego Jump Starter 44
From our point of view, smaller is usually better, especially if it's a lithium-ion battery pack that can easily jump-start your car or pickup. The Weego Jump Start 44 is a compact power source with a plug-in set of large-jaw terminal clamps designed to start your vehicle, but it can also charge your phone, laptop or just about any other small, rechargeable appliance. It even has a set of LED lights. The Weego easily fits into a glove box, weighs only a few pounds and costs about $149.99. The Weego can start gas engines as big as 6.4-liter V-8s and diesel engines as big as 3.2-liter V-6s. For more information, click here.
Camo Bedliners From DualLiner
If you've purchased a new pickup truck and it doesn't have bed protection, you can expect the paint to get scratched and the bed dented. Spray-in or drop-in bedliners can prevent that from happening. One of the least expensive (starting at $399) and easiest to install is from DualLiner. The plastic bedliner pieces snap together in minutes and come with a lifetime warranty. And now it comes in camouflage. For more information, call 800-992-1949 or click here.
We'll assume that the main reason you purchased a pickup was to carry things. But there are some loads that are affected by the wind, whether you're moving a friend or hauling a load to the dump. That's where this plastic-wrap-like covering comes in handy. This inexpensive lid solution for pickup beds covers the load by attaching to the sides of the bed, sort of like cellophane over a glass bowl. A 40-foot roll is $19.99. Bedder Covers (Get it, a better bed cover?) also has a specially designed cutting knife for $4.99 to help you cut exact lengths. For more information, click here.
Shop Blaster Toolbox
For those who like to work on pickups in their garage, this Shop Blaster workstation/chiller from Evapcool comes with topped with a good-quality, lockable toolbox. The rollaway 1/2-horsepower cooler pumps out gobs of cool air. The sturdy unit has a set of 120-volt outlets, MP3 and Bluetooth capability, an FM radio and heavy-duty caster wheels and costs up to $3,000 depending on your location. A little steep, we know, but it's a cool unit. For more information, call 602-437-1034 or click here.
Below are links to other pickup product stories we've done.
- 2015 SEMA: Hot New Pickup Products
- Best New Products From SEMA 2012
- Our Favorite New Products From the 2014 Work Truck Show
- Top 10 Bed Features for Pickups
- Product Spotlight: Convenient Bed Storage You Can Abuse