Must Have Car Tech, Gadgets and Accessories For The Perfect Road Trip

If you’re planning a road trip or heading cross country, we’ve created this list of the essential in-car tech and gadgets you’ll need to reach your destination safely, whilst keeping your passengers entertained.

Essential Road Trip In-Car Tech, Gadgets and Accessories

  1. Olixar TriMount Windscreen, Dashboard & Vent Smartphone Car Holder
  2. Volkano Suburbia Series 720P Dash Camera – Black
  3. Promate roadGear 9-in-1 Portable Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge
  4. Scosche PD Dual Car Charger W/ 12W USB-A & 18W USB-C Charging Port
  5. Olixar 3-in-1 USB-C, Lightning & Micro USB Braided Tough Cable
  6. Maxlife Dual Port Wireless FM Transmitter & Handsfree Car Kit – Black
  7. Olixar Universal Headrest 7-10 inch Tablet Mount
  8. Baseus Enjoy Together Quad USB 5.5A Port Car Extension Charger- Black

1. Olixar TriMount Windscreen, Dashboard & Vent Smartphone Car Holder

Olixar TriMount Windscreen, Dashboard & Vent Smartphone Car Holder

Available to purchase for £9.99/$11.99

With Google Maps, Waze and other navigation smartphone apps being so useful and easy to use, many drivers no longer use their in-car navigation systems and so this Olixar TriMount Windscreen, Dashboard & Vent Car Holder is perfect for securing and holding your smartphone in a comfortable and safe viewing position, whilst you’re driving. Unlike most car holders which can only be mounted in one position, this unique 3 in 1 car holder gives you the ability to mount your phone on your windscreen, dashboard or vents securely and can be rotated 360 degrees for the perfect angle.

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2. Volkano Suburbia Series 720P Dash Camera – Black

Volkano Suburbia Series 720P Dash Camera - Black

Available to purchase for £49.99/$57.49

Off to drive on some amazing coastal roads or going out to catch sunset? Well, this Surburbia Series Dash Cam from Volkano will capture your memories and those stunning views in 720p through a 110 degree wide angle lens. However, it’s not all about capturing amazing views, as dash cams are extremely useful for recording any unexpected incidents too, which is why there’s a built-in G-Force sensor in this particular dash cam that can automatically detect collisions and any other large movements. The Volkano Surburbia Dash Cam also features three modes including video capture, photo capture and playback.

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3. Promate roadGear 9-in-1 Portable Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge

Promate roadGear 9-in-1 Portable Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge

Available to purchase for £19.99/$23.49

This 9 in 1 roadGear tool from Promate is packed full of useful features for any journey. Having a built in digital tyre pressure monitor, the roadGear will help to ensure your tyres are inflated correctly, which is not only important factor for safety but fuel economy too. The rest of the tools include LED lights, a glass hammer, a seat-belt cutter, various screwdrivers, scissors and pliers, which are all useful tools if you were to get into an unfortunate incident.

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4. Scosche PowerVolt PD Dual Car Charger With 12W USB-A & 18W USB-C Charging Ports

Scosche PD Dual Car Charger W 12W USB-A & 18W USB-C Charging Port

Available to purchase for £24.99/$28.99

If you’re embarking on a long trip in the car you’ll certainly want to keep your smartphone or tablet charged, especially if you’re using your phone’s GPS and maps features. This Scosche PowerVolt Car Charger features dual USB ports; a 12W USB-A port and a 18W USB-C port, ideal for charging two devices simultaneously. With the USB-C port being Power Delivery compliant, it’s capable of charging your smartphone or tablet to 70% within just 30 minutes, which is certainly a welcome feature and means you avoid having to wait for your device to charge once you’ve got to your destination.

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5. Olixar 3-in-1 USB-C, Lightning & Micro USB Braided Tough Cable

Olixar 3-in-1 USB-C, Lightning & Micro USB Braided Tough Cable

Available to purchase for £9.99/$11.99

If you’ve got multiple devices to charge which all have different ports or have passengers which require a different charging cable to you, then this 3 in 1 cable from Olixar will solve your issue. Featuring a Lightning, Micro USB and USB-C connections, this cable allows for simultaneous charging and is compatible with any USB-A ports including any which are built into your car from the factory. Additionally, as the cable features a braided nylon design, you can expect durability, especially compared to standard cables which are prone to fraying after constantly being bent and left around the car.

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6. Maxlife Dual Port Wireless FM Transmitter & Handsfree Car Kit – Black

Maxlife Dual Port Wireless FM Transmitter & Handsfree Car Kit - Black

 

Available to purchase for £14.99/$17.49

For those that don’t have Bluetooth built into their cars, this Wireless FM transmitter and hands-free kit is the perfect gadget as it’ll simply transform your car. Featuring Bluetooth 5.1, you’ll be able to listen to music through your cars speakers via an FM radio signal and so means you no longer have to use a wired connection. Additionally, it features a built in mic and controls for hands-free calling, perfect for taking or making calls safely whilst you’re driving. I’ts even compatible with music streaming apps such as Spotify and Apple Music.

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7. Olixar Universal Headrest 7-10 inch Tablet Moun

Olixar Universal Headrest 7-10 inch Tablet Mount

Available to purchase for £9.99/$11.99

Keeping your passengers entertained during a roadtrip or long journey can be stressful, especially if you’ve got childern. This is where the Olixar Universal Headrest 7-10 inch Tablet Mount comes in, as you’ll be able to mount your tablet on the back of a headrest and give your passengers endless amount of entertainment through movies, music or even games.

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8. Baseus Enjoy Together Quad USB 5.5A Port Car Extension Charger- Black

Baseus Enjoy Together Quad USB 5.5A Port Car Extension Charger- Black

Available to purchase for £9.99/$11.99

Another accessory that your passengers will certainly find handy to keep their smartphones, tablets and any other USB charging device topped up with power. Many cars have limited amount of USB ports and so charging multiple devices can be both frustrating and time consuming, which is why this car extension charger from Baseus is a must have for your journey. Featuring 4 USB ports (3 on the hub + 1 on the power adapter) and a 1.5m cable, you’ll be able to keep your own device charged plus your passenger’s device’s too, even if they are sat at the back of the car.

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Wrapping up

We hope you found this guide useful and you were able to find the essential tech for you road trip. If you’ve got any questions, please leave your comments down below!


Amit Patel

Amit Patel is the Online Marketing Analyst for Mobile Fun with 5 years of experience in E-Commerce. A petrol head and F1 fan, if he’s not talking about cars, you’ll find him DJ’ing and delving into libraries of both new and old music.