We like to think of spring and summer as road trip season. Not that you can’t go on road trips during the fall and winter, there is just something extra special about hitting the open road with the warm sun shining down on you and the windows down. So fasten your seatbelts as we take a look at a few gadgets that will make your next road trip all the more enjoyable. Let’s get started!
Okay, this is a must even if you don’t like road trips. Why? Because we all use Google Maps and we all need to see the screen while using Google Maps because sometimes Siri isn’t the most reliable. Okay, more like because sometimes the music is a little loud and we miss our turn. Either way, it’s always nice to safely peep the screen with the map on it versus trying to find your phone, and bring your phone up to your face, and so on.
Our pick: iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dash from Amazon ($18, shop here)
A car kettle is a great gadget to have if you like to have a hot cup of tea or coffee, plan on being in your car for a while, and maybe plan on being somewhere without a Starbucks. The horror! Are we right? This car kettle can fit in most compartments and uses the cigarette lighter as a source of power.
Our pick: Spardar 12V Car Kettle from Amazon ($57, shop here)
Gel Seat Cushion
We have all experienced getting out of the car and having a tingly backside because it went numb at some point, and now we’re uncomfortable and our entire loop around the gas station we’re just dreading getting back in that seat. No worries, however, if you have a gel seat cushion. This seat cushion has gel memory foam and a non-slip rubber bottom making your journey just a little more enjoyable.
Our pick: Everlasting Comfort Seat Cushion Pillow from Amazon ($53, shop here)
If you’ve ever had to be in a car for an extended period of time then you understand just how tiring sitting in a vehicle can be, and sometimes you just need a nap. Having a car mattress ready to go at any time you may need it will add a certain level of comfort you never knew was possible.
Our pick: Onirii Inflatable Car Air Mattress from Amazon ($33, shop here)
Car Diagnostic Scanner
If you’re the type that tends to stress out about your car and how it’s doing out on the open road, then we highly recommend having a safety diagnostic scanner just in case you start to notice something could be off. A small price to pay for peace of mind if you ask us.
Our pick: MOTOPOWER Car Diagnostic Scanner from Amazon, ($22, shop here)