School is out for the summer and families are cramming into cars and heading to the beach. As the saying goes: it’s the journey, not the destination, and we want to make sure that journey is as enjoyable as possible. That’s why we put together a survival guide for your family road trip. Take a look at some gadgets and apps that are a must-have before you hit the road!
Staying charged can be the most important part when you are on a long road trip and far away from an outlet. The Enercell Tablet & Smartphone Car Charger is perfect to, not only keep your phone charged, but also your tablets. Also, you can charge both of these devices simultaneously while on the open road.
If you will be driving in a place you do not know very well, or somewhere you do, the handy app called Waze is a great asset for drivers. It combines GPS and social elements to connect you to other drivers. The users keep each other updated about traffic jams, road conditions and speed traps. It becomes a real-time navigation tool and is available on iTunes and Google Play.
While you’re on the road, it is sometimes important to stay connected to things that are going on back home. The Virgin Mobile Mobile Hotspot allows you to stay connected, anytime, anywhere. It connects to Virgin Mobile’s 3G and 4G networks, and the broadcasts a WiFi signal, which provides a reliable, long-lasting and dedicated connection for serious Internet users, or those that just want to update their Facebook status. One of the best features of this mobile hotspot is it allows you to share connectivity with up to 10 devices, so the kids and adults are not fighting over the use of the Internet.
A great playlist can make for an awesome road trip and really keep everyone entertained. We recommend you check out the app Songza which is available on iTunes and Google Play. This app serves as your very own music concierge. Depending on what mood you are in or what you are doing, Songza has the right playlist, already created for you. They have several playlists that are perfect for a road trip, and best of all, it’s FREE!
If a little peace and quiet is what you need from the insentient chatter of your family, the Skullcandy Skullcrusher headphones will do the trick. These black over the ear headphones offer supreme sound that delivers heavy bass, natural vocals, and precision highs. These headphones are extremely comfortable which allows you to wear them for a long road trip.