Summer is the perfect time to take a road trip. You can plan out a specific route and sites to see along the way or you can just see where the road takes you. To keep your trip fun and stress-free, we have a list of must-have gadgets for you to pack. While you prepare for your trip, add these 12 items to the list so you can sit back and enjoy the scenery.
1. Igloo 28 Quart Iceless Thermoelectric 12 Volt Portable Cooler
Gone are the days of having to stop at the gas station for ice bags, throwing out spoiled food and the soggy sandwich and food from melted ice. Igloo’s iceless portable cooler is the perfect alternative for your summer road trip. With its 12 volt DC receptacle that plugs into your car’s outlet, your beverages and food will stay cool, fresh and dry. And no ice means more space for those necessary snacks!
2. Elixage Power Delivery (PD) 36W Dual USB-C Car Charger
Taking the entire family on a summer road trip? The Elixage 36W PD Dual USB-C Car Charger is an absolute must when driving with multiple people and their multiple electronics that need to stay charged! Fast charge two devices simultaneously with each device receiving up to 18 watts of power – that’s 70% faster than standard vehicle chargers. Plus the integrated LED power indicator lights make the USB-C car charger ports easy to see in dim or dark environments to make charging more effortless.
3. Waze Traffic App
Driving in unknown territory? With the Waze traffic app, you’ll be driving like the locals with shortcuts and live traffic updates. Unlike Google which uses more of a data-based approach to local community information and direction, Waze uses live, community-driven, crowd-sourced information about real-time road conditions. Waze excels at finding alternate routes around accidents and traffic jams and alerts drivers in advance of road-related incidents. The best part is Waze’s police reporting that helps drivers monitor their speed to avoid getting a ticket.
4. GoPro HERO8
The HERO8, with its unshakable HyperSmooth 2.0 stabilization plus built-in mount, is the perfect way to capture your road trip! Now with built-in lens options including SuperView (16MM) and updated TimeWarp 2.0 feature that allows automatic or manual speed selection. In general, GoPros are the best camera for road trips because of their compact size, and ability to mount just about anywhere in your vehicle; however, with the GoPro HERO8’s new upgrades, it’s the perfect one to take along!
5. Elixage 10,000 mAh Power Delivery (PD) Universal Power Bank
The power to fast charge anywhere! The Elixage 10,000 mAh PD Power Bank is the most useful, portable charger to power your devices once you’re out of the car and exploring. It allows you to charge up to two devices simultaneously anywhere! It is certified by USB Implementers Forum and meets strict quality testing to ensure all USB-C devices are charged safely at their fastest possible speeds
6. Master & Dynamic MW50+ 2-in-1 Wireless Headphones
When you need some quiet time, the noise-cancelling Master & Dynamic MW50+ 2-in-1 Wireless Headphones are perfect. They are engineered to last and have interchangeable ear pads for versatility and exceptional sound. Choose on-ear for rich, detailed and expansive sound on-the-go. Choose over-ear for full sound isolation for relaxation. The rechargeable battery provides up to 16-hours of play time.
7. Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet
The Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet is the perfect electronic to keep you and your family entertained for long road trips. The longer battery life provides up to 12 hours of reading, watching videos and TV shows, listening to music and playing games all on one device. It now includes USB-C fast charge capability so you can recharge quickly to keep the entertainment going.
8. Elixage Lightning and USB-C Cables
Charge with no limits – even from the back seat! Charge and/or sync all your devices with a Lightning or USB-C port quickly when paired with the Elixage PD 36W Dual USB-C Car Charger or other 18 watt or higher USB-C PD power adapter. With several length options, you’ll comfortably charge your device no matter where you’re sitting. The Essential 10-Foot USB-C to USB-C Certified Cable provides the best reach for the kids to charge their Amazon Fire Tablet or Nintendo Switch. If you’re in the front seats, the Essential 8-Inch USB-C to Lightning or USB-C to USB-C cables are the ideal solution to stay tidy.
9. Wynd Plus Smart Personal Air Purifier
Wynd Plus Smart Air Purifier is your own personal air quality system that creates a bubble of clean air around you that’s free of dust, allergens, smoke, and, of course, car pollution. It’s easy to use anywhere and is the size of a water bottle and weighs less than a pound which makes it perfect for placing in your vehicle’s cup holder. With its detachable Air Quality Tracker, Wynd Plus can monitor your environment and regulate cleaning as needed.
10. Nowpresso Espresso Machine
Get your caffeine fix on the road without making a stop! Compact, small and lightweight, the Nowpresso Espresso Machine is a handheld Espresso machine that produces a rich, bold and fresh cup of espresso every time. It’s battery operated so you prepare you Espresso drink anywhere from Espresso capsules or your own Espresso grind. If you just need hot water, it can boil water or provide warm water.
11. nonda ZUS® Smart Dash Cam
Dash cams are becoming more common and is one of the most effective methods to capture how other’s drive on the road. Whether you would like to have proof of an accident or to dispute an insurance claim the ZUS® Smart Dash Cam is an essential gadget to help you capture those unfortunate moments. With the state-of-the-art G Sensor, it recognizes sudden movements, automatically begins recording and locks the footage – providing you an unedited view of what happened.
12. Hokena LED Road Flares Emergency Lights
Always be seen with Hokena LED Road Flares. This roadside warning safety flare kit is an absolute must when taking a road trip but high quality storage bag makes it perfect to always keep in your trunk. Made from premium materials, these flares have a non-scratching powerful magnetic back so there is no risk of scratching the vehicle’s paint and offer different lighting modes. The kit also includes battery replacement tools, emergency thermal blanket and a 2-in-1 glass window breaker and seat belt cutter escape tool.