October 15th, 2015 by

If you go on a lot of road trips with family and friends around the New England area like Berlin, Gorham, Jefferson, Milan, Bethel, Stoneham, or Newry, it’s important that you have a comfortable vehicle with all the amenities necessary to provide everyone an enjoyable ride. If your used Kia Forte does not come fully loaded with the amenities you need for a comfortable, entertaining long road trip, you can buy some fun car accessories to help keep passengers of all ages entertained while you drive.

If you’re going to be in a vehicle for more than a few hours, you may want to consider some fun accessories to keep passengers busy—doing so will make the time go by faster and will make for an enjoyable for everyone. In this electronic age, people of all ages seem to require some type of electronic stimulation while traveling, not just the kids. Here are some fun car gadgets to add to your vehicle before you next long journey to the mountains or for that long summer road trip.

Headrest-Mounted Viewing, Headphones and Chargers

While many new models come with fancy entertainment systems with headrest-mounted screens, some older models don’t have offer this amazing amenity. If your car doesn’t have a built-in entertainment system, you can still add high-end video entertainment to your vehicle, and the easiest and least expensive option is to use your existing iPad or Android tablet and a tablet mount that attaches a tablet to the back of a front-seat headrest making for easy hands-free watching, especially if your children are sharing the screen. You can add a headrest-mounted screen to your used Kia Forte and feel like you’re driving a brand new luxury automobile!

The disadvantage to using your tablet in the car is that because it’s a tablet, touchscreen interface can be difficult to reach while on the road, especially for smaller children. If you want a more TV-like experience and more entertainment options, you can swap your car’s headrests for ones with built-in monitors.

Before heading out on that next road trip, make sure your passengers have their own headphones and splitters so everyone can share (or listen alone) the music they love.

Let two people listen to music, movies or television on one tablet with a simple headphone jack splitter like the iLuv Splitter Adapter for only $9. This cool gadget plugs into any standard 3.5mm audio jack and lets you connect and control the volume for two sets of headphones. The little ones can watch favorite cartoons, and you enjoy peace and quiet while you focus on the road ahead. Or if your child has a friend along and they want to be able to chat with other friends, there’s the Giik PartyTalk headset splitter with dual microphone and volume controls for only $25.

For headphones for the kids, the Kidz Gear Volume Limit Headphones offer volume control that prevents the sound from getting too loud for their young ears, and they are comfortable to wear for long periods of time for only $22.

If you have car gadgets, you need to keep them charged because there’s nothing worse than having them but not being able to use them. Keep them charged with a cigarette lighter USB charger. The Scosche USBC202M Dual USB Car Charger plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and charges two devices—tablets and smartphones—at the same time for only $20.

Be sure you have some fun car accessories to offer passengers before heading out on your next road trip around Berlin, Gorham, Jefferson, Milan, Bethel, Stoneham, Newry, or a surrounding area. Having fun gadgets in the car to keep passengers entertained will make the trip more enjoyable for both you and your passengers, regardless of their ages.

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