Road trips are great fun when properly prepared for. Preparation means having the right gadgets to make the journey a truly pleasurable experience. Apart from high quality headphones for the kids in the back, and maybe two-way radios for a bit of fun, there are lots of fresh gadgets that can make your trip more enjoyable. Let’s look at some below:
Swann DriveEye Ultra Dashcam
Swann is known for security cams but their dash cams are every inch as amazing as the security cams. The ultra dashcam is a compact unit that features a two-inch screen on the back. It captures videos in three-minute clips that are stored on your inserted memory card. Use decent sized memory cards, as new clips will be written over old clips if the card becomes full. The dashcam has a short battery life so it may be in your best interest to leave it plugged in. The cam can record audio and even get license plates in HD. Equipped with this camera you can protect yourself against fraudulent insurance claims, and enjoy peace of mind as you drive.
Telstra Prepaid 4GX Car Wi-Fi
This Wi-Fi device can keep up to 5 smartphones or tablets connected at the same time. It is a must have if passengers are to be entertained for the duration of the journey. The device requires power to work so it is supposed to be plugged into the supplied car charger, or into wall chargers when you are lodged in a hotel. This Telstra device delivers fast 4G service that can be used to keep up with social media, or even enjoy gaming on bingo sites like www.luckycowbingo.com. Hours of fun!
Many people these days make do with smartphones for their navigation, so car navigation systems have to be extra special if they are to entice people. This navigator has several interesting features. It offers landmark guidance, free monthly updates, as well as a restaurant guide from the new Zomato. Most importantly, however, you get audible warnings about traffic on your route.
Incipio Prompt Auto
This gadget caters for road trip drivers who are scared of missing out on phone messages. It is a car charger that connects wirelessly to all Apple or Android based smartphones. It lights up with different colours so you can know what type of alert is incoming. A white flash indicates you are missing a call. A green flash means you have received a text message. This can help drivers keep their hands off their mobiles and know when to pull over. Interestingly, the device also allows customisation of the colours through the app back end.
Belkin Road Rockstar
Staying entertained on a road trip eats through the battery life on most gadgets pretty quickly. The Belking Road Rockstar is a solution for this problem. It features a standard two-port USB head that will fit into your car’s cigarette lighter, and a 1.8m cord that stretches into the rear of the car. The cord features an extra two port USB hubs. It is the perfect way to keep everyone occupied without running out of juice.
These gadgets help road trips run that bit more smoothly.