22 Nov The best Black Friday deals for TLC drivers in NYC
If you’re looking for some new or replacement kit to make your driving life easier, or just wanting to get yourself an early Christmas present, Black Friday and Cyber Monday mean there are some great savings to be had. Here’s our round-up of some of the best Black Friday deals for TLC drivers in NYC.
In many ways, the job done by drivers hasn’t really changed. You’re still picking up riders and getting them to where they need to go, safely and on time. But in other ways technology has changed the job completely, allowing Uber and other platforms to come in and do their thing.
The downside for drivers is rideshare kit doesn’t always come cheap. But with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are deals to be found.
Here are some to look out for – all chosen with you, the drivers, in mind.
Prices correct at the time of writing on November 19 2021. Links should update with the latest promotions as they’re released.
A high-end dash cam can be expensive. But it’s worth remembering that as well as giving you and your riders peace of mind, dash cams can help cut the cost of your insurance and help support any claims. Here are the deals available from some of the leading brands.
Many reviewers rate this as among the best on the market, with a three-inch touch screen, strong definition, integrated Alexa voice control, and What3Words (which can identify any location with a resolution of about three meters).
Garmin Mini 2 Car-key Size Dash Cam
A model small enough to be tucked discreetly behind your rearview mirror. It still comes with built-in wi-fi, voice control, and links to the secure Garmin cloud video vault for future access. It can also be accessed remotely from your phone.
Toguard 4K Mirror Dash Cam
Equipped with GPS, full touch screen, and voice control, with front and inside cameras that record the front and inside at the same time.
Car phone mounts/cradles
Phone mounts or cradles are practical and flexible, and an essential piece of kit. For drivers on Uber and other rideshare apps, a mount that allows you to see the GPS app on your mobile is crucial. At the top end of the market you’ll get something that should last longer, and some newer models offer wireless charging too.
iOttie Easy One Touch Car Holder & Qi Wireless Charger
Holds a range of phone and case combinations and sizes, compatible with most major phone models, and includes wireless ‘fast charging’.
Arteck 10W Wireless Charger Car Mount
This fast wireless car charger can work in both portrait and landscape view and can be used as well as a universal phone mount.
Vicseed 3-in-1 Universal Cell Phone Mount
This can be attached securely to your dashboard, windscreen or other smooth surfaces with a two-step locking system, though it is easy to remove. Also has a 270-degree rotating ball that allows you to find the best angle.
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An up-to-date smartphone with a decent data package to run the Uber app and others, such as Google Maps, is obviously essential for an Uber/TLC driver.
If you’re in the market for an upgrade, it’s worth checking the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for a new cell.
Prices quoted here are for ‘well qualified’ customers, and sometimes where there’s a trade-in.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro (128GB)
Apple’s new super-sized (but heavy) phone, with sharper screen and camera, a faster processor, and a longer-lasting battery. Retailing at $999 unless stated otherwise.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G (128GB)
An update of the S20, with improved battery life and camera that can record in 8K. Retailing at $799 unless stated otherwise.
Bestbuy: $599 (one-time payment), $33.34 a month for 24 months
Google Pixel 6 (128GB)
Google’s redesigned phone has good reviews for its cameras, photo editing, and overall Android experience. Powered by Tensor, Google’s first-ever processor. Retailing at $739.99 unless stated otherwise.
We hope you find an awesome deal this Black Friday/Cyber Monday!
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