Some ideas have a combination of common sense and innovation that it feels good just to think about. An example: since you’re charging your smartphone while you drive, why not turn that charger into a locator so you know where your car is after you get out? That’s exactly what this car charger from Zus does, a brilliant, simple device built for double duty that can be yours for almost half off — get one for $29.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.
The Zus works like you’d expect as a USB charger, but offers charging speeds up to twice the normal speed. But where it really makes a difference is in its built-in Bluetooth transmitter and simple mobile app that together turn it into a honing device for finding your car. That’s two major headaches averted — no more worrying about running out of juice on the go, *and* never again trying to figure out where you left your car. Plus the Zus will continue to work whether or not it’s plugged into the socket, designed in Germany and durably built with military grade titanium coating. Pretty cool.
Buy now: Get a Zus smart charger for $29.99, that’s 40 percent off the usual price.