If you are genuine road warrior and travel frequently on long trips using your car, there are some gadgets which are an absolute must have if you want to have a comfortable trip.
After all, travelling can be a challenging experience (more so if it is for work) and you need to have the right accessories and car gadgets in place to facilitate the journey.
Top most on the list is a Global Positioning System (GPS) which comes as a built in feature with new vehicles, but has to be installed in older models. It helps you to navigate in unfamiliar territory and is hooked up to a satellite, which means that you always know your route and equally important your location will always be known in case of any incident. There’s no chance of getting lost with a GPS in your car!
A surprisingly common issue faced by travelers on road trips is not having a power charger cable when they need it the most, in the event of an emergency. The last thing you would want is to be stranded at a remote location with very low or no battery life left to use in your mobile phone. Besides, it is essential to stay in touch with your family and your workplace in any case, and when you need to communicate with them having a mobile phone that has no battery power can be frustrating. Also having a hands-free device or Bluetooth set is a wise option as you can keep your hands on the wheel instead of having to fidget with the phone to make and receive calls.
If you plan to travel with the family and have kids, you will need to keep them engaged during the trip. Having a good quality DVD player along with system plug-ins for game devices would be a must. It will keep them occupied all through the journey and also leave you undisturbed to focus on reaching the destination with a relaxed mind and in safety.
At times you may need to travel with your laptop as well a printer and an external hard drive for business trips. With so many electronic gadgets, you will need to have a good quality electronic socket board that will enable you to power and use multiple devices simultaneously. Ensure that you buy a good quality power outlet that offers multiple sockets to plug into.
Investing in some extra storage accessories within the vehicle as well as having an overhead rack installed on the roof would also be a great idea. This is especially useful if you plan to go on a fishing or camping trip. Having spare inflatable cushions, extra cup holders etc will go a long way in making the journey a comfortable and pleasant experience. Long distance road trips can be fun to make with the family, if they are well planned and organized!
For more top car gadgets, check out this useful article.