Keep 'em Organized And Plugged In On The Road
Know a road warrior? These gadgets will make his life much simpler, safer and more fun.
We all know someone who spends tons of time on the road, for either work or play. These gadgets will keep your road-tripper or your traveling salesman plugged in, safe and happy.
SiriusXM radio for the car
Satellite radio isn't as expensive as you might think! All car kits (Amazon, $70) include the actual tuner/radio, mounts and connection necessities. You can buy subscriptions on a month-to-month basis, or you can chip in with someone else for a year's subscription (SiriusXM, $199 a year).
Just about all of us have one of those USB car chargers now. However, what happens if a passenger needs to charge, too? Or what if you need to charge your iPhone to use for GPS and your tablet for working later? Belkin makes a two-port USB charger (Amazon, $45).
Bluetooth location tracker for your cellphone
Save your avid traveler from a few minutes of stress with Stick-n-Find stickers. Attach them to keys or wallets, then use the cellphone app to track them down (Brookstone, $50).
Bending, swinging cellphone holder
Bondi's cellphone holder has feet and arms that lock a cellphone in place on the rearview mirror. It's the perfect spot to keep GPS directions or check caller ID without wrecking the car. It comes in a million colors and is available nearly everywhere (Amazon, $15).
Heated travel mug
Help your long-distance commuter start her day off right with a heated mug of coffee that stays hot for the entire ride (Amazon, $18).
Add remote start
If you live in frigid climates, having remote start can save your family from frostbite. You'd better love it, though. The units aren't expensive, but we recommend you take the car to professionals and cough up the cash for installation expenses (Sonic Electronix, $80 and up).