6 Innovative Gadgets to Take on Your Next Family Road Trip

June 4, 2017

10:30 am

With summer vacation around the corner, family road trips are going to become a regular occurrence in the coming months. And while long car rides can get cramped and boring, especially for children, they're always a little more bearable when you have a fun gadget to play with along the way.

Everything from headphones and earbuds to tablets and mobile games and keep passengers occupied on those longer trips. Here are some ways parents can make their summer road trip enjoyable.

Coffee Cup Power Inverter

Parents need to get their shot of caffeine while kids often have to recharge their devices for the big road trip. They can charge your gadgets using the Coffee Cup Power Inverter. It fits inside a cup holder for easy access. It charges phones, gaming devices, DVD players and other gadgets juiced, via two 120-volt AC outlets and a 2.1-amp USB port. It also features overload protection.

Harman Kardon Esquire

This device doubles as a portable conference system. Having that Bluetooth means parents and children can stream movies or music wirelessly from any smartphone, tablet or other compatible device. The system has a pair of drivers and a built-in bass port to deliver Harman Kardon sound on the go. However, when it's time for business, the box also has custom two microphones and noise cancellation technology to make it sound like you're working away in a very business-like setting. Users get 10 hours of battery life and allows for charging other items from its box.

LED Baton Flare 

Not all road trips run smoothly. Sometimes, a problem occurs. For example, families might be stuck without gas or facing a flat tire. When it happens, it is smart to have snacks, water and the Frontgate LED Baton Road Flare on hand. This multifunctional flair works on the road or in your hand and doesn't need batteries. Each kit includes two tripods and three single flares, each of which are visible up to a half a mile. The batons are corrosion and crushproof and can withstand water. The flares provide 10 hours of light on one charge.

The Garmin Dash Cam 20

For those parents who want to take pictures as they driver, the Garmin Dash Cam 20 is perfect. It captures moments without taking them from their itinerary or the road. This dashboard camcorder has a 2.3-inch LCD display that can record video in 1080p, 720p or WVGA, and actually stamp each one with real-time GPS locations. Other perks include a wide-angle lens, a snapshot feature, an integrated microphone, and an Incident Detection feature to enable recording in case of an accident. It also comes with a 4GB microSD card, which you can upgrade to up to 32GB.

Cocoon Grid-It

Every parents knows what happens when the batteries die and charging cords are needed but unfound. The Cocoon's Grid-It keeps everything organized. Grid-It is an organization system that uses cushy rubber bands to keep portable devices, charger cables and even a few snacks separate, safe, and accessible. The system comes in different sizes, designed to nestle up to laptops and tablets of varying sizes.

Winegard Pathway X1

This gadget allows parents to give their children the right cartoon or movie to keep the road trip fun. It is a lightweight, portable satellite that will provides a minimum of 120 channels on the road (which also includes an assortment of music from SiriusXM). Of course, to use this, parents also have to have an actual TV and a DISH Network Solo HD receiver, but they won’t have to pay a monthly fee. This system is a pay-as-you-go.

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