Hey Viper fans, we hope you didn’t miss out on the Viper SmartStart shout-out from “They Call Me Baba Booey” with Gary Dell’Abate (via his web show on the Nerdist).
This was one of the best product demos for the Viper SmartStart that we’ve seen in awhile.
For those of you who DID miss out on Baba Booey’s review, here’s a little synopsis to help get you caught up.
Dell’Abate first emphasizes how cold New York can get in the winter and how he leaves for work at the Howard Stern show in Manhattan at 4:30 am. He says the numbers are often in the single digits when he leaves his house during the winter months.
Baba Booey asks his viewers to “imagine” what it would be like to start their car from their house on “a brutally cold day” and have it all heated up and defrosted by the time they got in the car.
Even better, Gary says that drivers can start their car from their smartphone — Viper already makes a mobile app that does just that and they’ve “improved it dramatically.”
Baba Booey does a great job running down the app’s features.
SmartSchedule: “Enter in your schedule and have your car ping you at certain temperatures to tell you to warm it up.”
Auxiliary Channel Buttons: “Lets users interact remotely with any part of their car: Roll down your windows, blast the radio — anything you can imagine!”
Teen-Tracking Features of the SmartStart GPS: “My son is a teenage driver. I have an alert set that will text me every time he goes over 70 mph. If I wanted to, I could set a zone called a SmartFence so that I’m alerted every time he [my son] leaves the zone.”
“You can also set an alert that lets the user know if the vehicle has reached a certain destination. Why? In the words of the creator who demonstrated this at CES, ‘So you can get an alert if your daughter goes to see her dirtbag boyfriend you told her not to go see anymore.” [Make sure to check out that full speech from CES 2012.]
Getting a little Orwellian, aren’t we? Oh well, the age of spying on your kids and making them miserable is here!
Dell’Abate names more of his favorite features (just a snapshot, watch the full video for all of them):
SmartPark: “Notes a vehicle’s location every time you press the door lock button.”
Viper Motor Club: “Locked out? Dead battery? Need a tow? It’s a lot like AAA, but Viper Motor Club is included with all SmartStart Secure plans.”
He ends by saying: “I love when a company takes something I’ve used for years and vastly improves it, and Viper has done just that.”
Thanks Baba Booey for your shout-out and kind words, we’re proud to have you plugged in and living the Viper SmartStart lifestyle!
(Keep warm this winter, it’s supposed to be a doozy!)
Check out Baba Booey’s Nerdist clip here — or check it out below (keep in mind, the link below will jump to the latest show, to see his Viper SmartStart plug just jump back to episode 3. Because of that little annoyance, it could be best to click here and jump to the Baba Booey tab on the Nerdist’s YouTube channel.):