Hey travelers, serious commuters, or just those of us who spend a decent amount of time in the car. With all of the technology that’s out there these days, it would be silly not to have our cars decked out too, right?
Today I would like to show you 3 car gadgets that can make traveling easier, more organized, and even just a little bit safer.
Mpow Grip Magic 360 Degree Universal Air Vent Car Mount Holder
$13.99 – Amazon
Sick of having to look down at your phone when following Google Maps? Keep your phone in front of you and your eyes on the road.
The car mount holder is made with an extremely strong magnet that let’s users simply stick their phone to the mount. The mount itself stays in place by easily clipping tightly to the air vent. The base of the grip is made with two size settings, in order to tightly secure the clip depending on air vent thickness. The product will generally work with all smart phones, but here are a few perfect matches:
- iPhone 5s/5c, 6s/6Plus
- Galaxy Note 4/3
- Galaxy S6, 6S Edge 5/4
- Certain GPS Devices
- Works with phone cases ON
Another cool factoid is way the car mount holder can double as a kickstand for your phone, potentially a cool way for passengers to watch videos during long drives!
$24.99 – Amazon
One of the most frustrating things about road trips is the constant stop and go. With all the luggage piled high in the car, and the multiple pit stops, it’s not uncommon to temporarily loose your phone in the mix. I speak for myself when I say that I loose my phone at least three times a day.
Anyway, with the Tile Phone and Key Finder, problem solved. This small piece of Bluetooth software can literally turn someone’s entire day around, no one likes a lost phone, and can you imagine loosing your keys on a road trip! Here is how it works:
The small piece of technology that you see below is a tracker that users pair with a mobile application. By syncing the Tile to an item, users are then able to locate the item by sound. Users can track the item’s last known location via map, in addition to marking an item as “lost” and being notified by the app once it is found.
The Tile will make a lost cell phone ring, even if the phone was on silent when lost. Here are some example items that the Tile can be used for:
- Remote controls
- Kids toys
Impressed? I was too. The Tile is compatible with these electronic devices:
Apple: iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, iPad- 3rd Gen, 4th Gen, Air, Pro, iPad Mini, Apple Watch, iPod Touch 5th gen,
Android: Samsung Galaxy: S5, S6, Note 4, OnePlus One, HTC One M8, HTC One, LG Nexus: 4, 5, 6, Motorola Moto X, Moto G.
Mopower – Triple USB Power Adapter
$8.97 – Amazon
Argue over the car charger no more! With the Mopower portable charger users can charge up to three devices at once, all from the same power source. Although the charger is “mini” in size, the Mopower USB Adapter also works with tablets. The charger itself can detect the type of device and adapt the charging rate accordingly.
Short and sweet, the device is compact, easily transportable, and effective. Here are some compatible devices:
There you have it. Next time you hit the road, don’t forget to help yourself out by using these trendy car gadgets!
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