Often traffic radio alerts can be unreliable and tuning in means finding them. The Trafficgauge is a stand alone traffic monitoring handheld that updates every 4 minutes from Caltran, SpeedInfo, and WSDOT. Putting aside that it looks like a handheld poker game from the early 90s (flip open Mario Bros pops into my head) the Trafficgauge is very affordable at $99, and is available in San Fran, LA, and Seattle.

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Via Wired

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."