Going on a road trip is a quintessential summer activity everyone must do at least once in their lifetime. For the true road warriors, hitting the open road is the highlight of the season and the best way to experience summer. But for some, they dread every kilometre of the journey.
To make sure everyone in your car enjoys the ride, you need to make sure they are comfy and safe. We’ve put together a list of the top seven gadgets to make any road trip amazing no matter who you are driving with.
Inflatable Car Mattress.
Transform your car into a comfortable bed no matter where you go with this inflatable car mattress. It fits perfectly in your backseat and features an electric pump and two pillows, creating the perfect bed for a good night’s rest. The mattress is compatible with any car, SUV or truck.
The BauBax is the world’s best travel jacket. This versatile jacket is durable, features a built-in neck pillow, eye mask, drink pocket and more. It’s ideal for any solo traveller and perfect for drivers who need everything easily accessible when on the road.
FOBO Tire Bluetooth.
When preparing for a road trip, you need to make sure your wheels are ready for the road and FOBO Tire is the perfect gadget to help. It’s an advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System that uses Bluetooth to help you measure your tire’s pressure from your smartphone and alerts you when your tires are low.
Having a mount for your smartphone not only is the safest way to travel, but it makes navigation a lot less stressful while driving. It’s against the law in Ontario to have your phone in your hand while behind the wheel, so having the iOttie smartphone holder keeps your phone visible and in place so you can keep your eyes on the road and not on the phone in your hand.
Tile Mate Key Finder.
I don’t know about you, but I manage to misplace my car keys at least twice a week. And on a road trip, losing your keys can mean the end of the road. To make sure that doesn’t happen, get a Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker and keep it on your keychain so you always know where your keys are. The Tile attaches to your keychain and when you can’t find them, you simply use the Tile app, which you download on your smartphone, to make your keys ring. You can find the Tile at The Source, a proud partner of CAA, where CAA Members can save up to 20% in-store.
Lanmodo Automatic Car Tent.
That’s right – a car tent. This all-in-one automatic car tent is perfect for cooling down your car’s temperature and protecting your car from all the elements (even bricks). It is easy to use and is available for all type of vehicles. Designed by Lanmodo, it also functions as a beach and fishing umbrella and even converts to a LED camping tent. Sounds pretty awesome right? Check out this video to learn more:
Sometimes on the road you reach areas with no phone service. So how can you use your smartphone or GPS? With goTenna, you’ll never have to worry about that again. It’s designed to keep your iOS or Android device connected so you can send texts and share your GPS location no matter where you are. Sold in pairs, goTenna is a two-way radio and antenna that uses Bluetooth-LE to pair with your smartphone.
Looking to hit the road this summer? We have great recommendations for road trips less than two hours in Ontario.