In our Tech for Life video series, Jason Snell shows you how apps, gadgets, and services can make your life easier and more enjoyable. Can't stand taking road trips? Maybe you just need to take a little more tech along for the ride. Maybe a dashboard or cup holder mount for your tablet or phone will keep you from missing that off ramp. There are apps to help you find nearby gas stations and restaurants, and even games for the kids. There's even an app to find a last-minute hotel reservation on the road. Don't worry about draining your batteries; a USB car charger will keep your phone and tablet topped off.
Products mentioned in this episode:
- Bracketron Universal Tablet Cupholder Mount
- Kensingon Window/Vent Smartphone Mount
- Waze free traffic and navigation app
- iExit interstate exit guide by Metrocket
- Hipmunk for finding and booking local hotels
- Road Trip: Family Fun to keep the kids entertained
- Scosche dual USB charger, so you don't run out of juice
This story, "Tech for Life: Road trip" was originally published by TechHive.