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73 Road Trip Essentials

From Music-Playing Neck Pillows to Dashboard Device Mounters

— May 22, 2014 — Autos
If you are planning on taking a road trip sometime in the near future, you do not want to miss these road trip packing items. Spending extended periods of time in a car isn't always fun for the entire family, so these convenient products will make your travel experience a little easier.

GPS is a life saver when it comes to road trips, which is why many of these gadgets will prevent you from getting lost as well as any ensuing arguments. Device charging can also be a pain in today's technological age, which is why multitasking chargers are key. Remembering snacks that won't create a large mess and non-spill coffee mugs are also essential. And road trip packing wouldn't be complete without pillows, blankets and camping gear.
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Minimal Android Maps
Minimal Android Maps
Never Get Lost Again with the Updated Map App for Android
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Zoomable Paper Maps
Zoomable Paper Maps
Map2 by Anne Stauche is a Delightfully Low-Tech Way to Explore Cities
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Contemporary Compact SUVs
Contemporary Compact SUVs
The 2015 Honda Fit Will Be Unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
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70
Rugged Outdoors Cameras
Rugged Outdoors Cameras
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 Camera is Built for the Rugged Outdoors
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Digital Hotspot Onesies
Digital Hotspot Onesies
The BB.Suit Turns its Wearer into a Human WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth Hotspot
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Personalized Road Trip Platforms
Personalized Road Trip Platforms
'Roadtrip Forever' Customizes Your Trip in an Engaging Way
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Smartphone Car Games
Smartphone Car Games
The BRIGHTdriver Project Makes Long Commutes Much More Fun
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Image-to-Music Translators
Image-to-Music Translators
The Synaesynth System Reinterprets Colors, Forms and Movement as Sound
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GPS iDevice Attachments
GPS iDevice Attachments
The Bad Elf GPS Provides Routing Without the Need for Network Coverage
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GPS Headphones
GPS Headphones
These Headphones Give Users Directions on the Go
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Smart Travel Internet Routers
Smart Travel Internet Routers
The Satechi Smart Travel Router Combines a Router & Travel Adapter
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Multi-Tablet Outlets
Multi-Tablet Outlets
Fuel Two iPads in No Time with the Dual Travel Charging Hub
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Portable French Press Pouches
Portable French Press Pouches
This One-Bag Disposable Coffee Maker Combines Filter and Press
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Speciality Coffee Shop Maps
Speciality Coffee Shop Maps
This Decorative Print Showcases 100 of the Best New York Cafes
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Personalized Mobile Map Apps
Personalized Mobile Map Apps
The Mapkin App Lets You Add a Touch of Personality to Your Directions
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Gadget-Mounting Car Devices
Gadget-Mounting Car Devices
CES 2014: Scosche's 'magicMOUNT' Device Securing System
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Long-Lasting Smartphones
Long-Lasting Smartphones
The ZTE Vital Sprint Smartphone Has Extended Battery Life
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Solar-Powered GPS Trackers
Solar-Powered GPS Trackers
The Retrievor Makes Finding Lost Pets and Electronics a Breeze
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Road Trip Travel Apps
Road Trip Travel Apps
The 'On the Road Again' Infographic is a Convenient Destination
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Versatile Backcountry Phones
Versatile Backcountry Phones
The Delorme Inreach Explorer Offers Communication & Navigation Tools
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Tiny Parking Space Apps
Tiny Parking Space Apps
The Smart Spots App Locates Compact Spots Perfect for Smart Car Parking
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Destruction-Proof Tablets
Destruction-Proof Tablets
The ‘Earl’ Tablet Was Built to Survive While Helping You Sta
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Charging Coffee Sleeves
Charging Coffee Sleeves
This Coffee Sleeve Looks Like Your Coffee Drink is Charging Up on Caffeine
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Gas-Fueled Blenders
Gas-Fueled Blenders
The TailGator Portable Blenders Can be Taken Anywhere
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Coffee Cup Electricity Plugs
Coffee Cup Electricity Plugs
The PowerLine PowerCup Conveniently Plugs Into Your Car
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Auto-Servicing Apps
Auto-Servicing Apps
The Openbay App Will Help Keep Your Automobile in Tip-Top Shape
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Rugged Smuggler Duffels
Rugged Smuggler Duffels
Hellbrand Releases a Two-Tone Leather Duffel Bag with a Hint of Camouflage
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Plush Toy Seat Belts
Plush Toy Seat Belts
The Penguin Seat Belt Cover Ensures Your Kid Has a Comfortable Ride
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Powerfully Versatile Chargers
Powerfully Versatile Chargers
The Powerall Charges Electronic Devices & Jump-Starts Car Batteries
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World Travel Coffee Charts
World Travel Coffee Charts
CheapFlights Maps the Best Java in Different Locations
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Two-Person Sleeping Sacks
Two-Person Sleeping Sacks
This North Face Double Sleeping Bag Brings Camping Couples Closer
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Social Road Trip Apps
Social Road Trip Apps
The 'SmileDrive' App Integrates Social Media with Road Trips
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Miniature Wide Angle Cameras
Miniature Wide Angle Cameras
The Fisheye Camera is the Perfect Pocket Camera for Travelers
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Revolutionary Touchscreen Cameras
Revolutionary Touchscreen Cameras
The Leica T Camera Has a Supremely Elegant & Intuitive Interface
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Projected Windshield Safety Tech
Projected Windshield Safety Tech
Garmin’s Light Up Windshield Display Keeps the Focus on the
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Projection Car Displays
Projection Car Displays
The Garmin Heads-Up Display Projects GPS to Your Windshield
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Removable Roof SUVs
Removable Roof SUVs
The Volkswagen T-ROC Vehicle is Both Versatile and Durable
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Rugged Rechargeable Blenders
Rugged Rechargeable Blenders
This Portable Blender Features a Design Perfect for Camping
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Sleek Rugged Backpacks
Sleek Rugged Backpacks
The Military Duffle Backpack is Perfect for Road Trips
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Portable Pet Car Seats
Portable Pet Car Seats
These Conveniently Detachable Pet Beds are Perfect for Road-Tripping Pups
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Secure Motorcycle Alarm Apps
Secure Motorcycle Alarm Apps
The Scorpio Ride is a Safety-Enhancing Motorcycle Alarm
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Air Vent Smartphone Cradles
Air Vent Smartphone Cradles
The AIRFRAME by Kenu Places a Smartphone in an Unobtrusive Spot
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Musical Travel Pillows
Musical Travel Pillows
The Moonflex Music Flexible Pillow Will Sing You to Sleep
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Powerless Espresso Machines
Powerless Espresso Machines
The Nomad is a Compact Portable Espresso Machine You Can Take Anywhere
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Flammable Switchblade Survival Tools
Flammable Switchblade Survival Tools
The LighterBro is a Versatile Survival Unit
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Apocalypse-Proof Gaming Systems
Apocalypse-Proof Gaming Systems
Game the End of the World Away with the Rugged and Portable SNES
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Mobile Music Players
Mobile Music Players
The Car Audio Deck Makes Listening to Tunes While Driving More Convenient
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Traveling Car Showers
Traveling Car Showers
The Road Shower Lets You Stay Clean Everywhere You Go
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Portable Water Bottle Lamps
Portable Water Bottle Lamps
The Bottlelight Combines Two Essentials to Make Something Powerful
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Luxury Knit Sleep Masks
Luxury Knit Sleep Masks
Frequent Fliers Will Love the Emilia Travel Set by Sofia Cashmere
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Compact Camping Utility Packs
Compact Camping Utility Packs
The Buck Travel Mate Contains All the On-the-Road Tools You Need
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Sophisticated Travel Shot Glasses
Sophisticated Travel Shot Glasses
These Shot Glasses Let You Drink Stylishly Wherever You Are
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Tot-Sized Inflatable Beds
Tot-Sized Inflatable Beds
This Inflatable Bed by the Shrunks is Made Specifically for Kids
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Minimalist Bluetooth Headphones
Minimalist Bluetooth Headphones
The Piston Bluetooth Headphones Stream Good Wireless Vibes
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Tiny Temperature-Controlled Coolers
Tiny Temperature-Controlled Coolers
This Personal Fridge Keeps Your Food at the Perfect Level
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Chemical-Free Sustainable Mugs
Chemical-Free Sustainable Mugs
These Sustainable Coffee Mugs are Stylish and Eco-Friendly
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Compact Coffee Dispensers
Compact Coffee Dispensers
Perk Yourself Up at Anytime with the Handpresso Portable Coffee Machine
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Music-Playing Neck Pillows
Music-Playing Neck Pillows
These Cushion Headphones are Perfect for Traveling Long Distances
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Non-Invasive Navigational Equipment
Non-Invasive Navigational Equipment
The JVC Kenwood HUD Nav System Doesn't Distract the Driver
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Swiss Army Phone Cases
Swiss Army Phone Cases
The iStab Lets You Cut Things with Your iPhone
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Waterproof Smart Technology Covers
Waterproof Smart Technology Covers
The Griffin Survivor is a Protective Case for the iPad Air
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Dashboard Device Mounters
Dashboard Device Mounters
The Steelie Magnetic Phone Socket Holds Smartphones Tightly in Place
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Rentable Vintage Campers
Rentable Vintage Campers
Goodness Travels is Now Renting Out the 1960s Camper Titled 'Honey'
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Suction Cup Smartphone Holders
Suction Cup Smartphone Holders
The iPhone Windshield Mount Securely Holds the Device on the Glass
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Aerodynamic Biker Knapsacks
Aerodynamic Biker Knapsacks
The Ogio No Drag Mach 1 Backpack is Made for Motorcyclists
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Suspended Trailer Truck Chairs
Suspended Trailer Truck Chairs
The Hammock Chairs From Amazon are Perfect for Camping & Road Trips
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Tiny Vehicle Tents
Tiny Vehicle Tents
Prius Habitents Turn Compact Vehicles into Comfortable Sleeping Quarters
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Flexible Space-Efficient Campers
Flexible Space-Efficient Campers
The Volkswagen T5 Can Be Easily Manipulated for Different Uses
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Ergonomically Supportive Travel Pillows
Ergonomically Supportive Travel Pillows
The NapAnywhere Pillow Allows for Comfy Snoozing On-the-Go
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Miniaturized Camper Vehicles
Miniaturized Camper Vehicles
The Mini Clubvan Camper Adds Some Cuteness to Camping Trips
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Spacious Compact Campers
Spacious Compact Campers
The nHome Caravan Optimizes Roominess within its Modern Boxy Body
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Motorcycle Camping Shelters
Motorcycle Camping Shelters
Redverz Tenere Expedition Tent Shields the Vehicle from Rain
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Subcompact Expandable Campers
Subcompact Expandable Campers
The Split & Go Transforms from Car to Van for Extra Space on Command
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