Unless you’re the proud owner of an exotic sports car, it’s safe to say that driving around is hardly an exciting experience. Whether we’re talking about your daily commute to work or going on vacation, the drive is likely dull and un-entertaining. This is where technology kicks in – with the help of a few gadgets, you can add a bit of spice to any driving session. Here are some of the top mobile gadgets that will meet your driving or traveling needs.


A dashcam is one of the best possible investments you can make for your car. In a world that’s getting more crowded by the day, full of drivers that behave chaotically, having a camera that’s recording your and their every move can be a blessing should something go wrong. If you get involved in an accident, dashcam footage can be really helpful in determining the culprit.

Being a witness to unfortunate events is not the only use of a dashcam, though. You can also record your drives, especially when going on holiday and visiting places that have great scenery. With a bit of editing magic, you can put together some awesome videos and have holiday memories that will make your friends jealous.

Car charger

You carry personal gadgets with you all the time – your smartphone, probably a tablet, maybe an ebook reader. What all these things have in common is that they all become pretty useless when running out of battery. This is where a car charger comes into play: by allowing you to hook up and charge your device of choice, a car charger will allow you to have your devices charged and ready for action once the driving part is over. You can opt for a charger that can charge one device at a time, or one with multiple outlets, thus allowing you to charge multiple devices at once.

External Battery

While a car charger can charge your devices while on the move, you’re bound to be moving without the car at some point, and may be prone to running out of battery. By opting for an external battery, you shouldn’t need to worry about power usage, as you’ll be able to charge your devices on the fly.

Depending on the number of devices you plan to charge, their battery capacities, and your usage scenario, you can opt for a high capacity external battery (10,000 mAh to 20,000 mAh, which should provide enough juice to recharge a smartphone and a tablet several times), or for a discreet one of a smaller capacity that could still save the day by giving your phone a full charge.

Noise cancelling headphones

When traveling by car, it’s likely that you’ll be taking turns behind the steering wheel with someone else. In your off time, you’re prone to want to sleep or relax, and what could be more relaxing than some soothing music? By opting for a pair of noise cancelling headphones, your listening experience will be an awesome one, as you won’t be distracted by outside noises and distractions. You should also consider a Bluetooth version, so you don’t have any dangling wires hanging around.

External Speaker

While headphones may be good when you want to enjoy your music all by yourself, sometimes you may want to share the good vibes with those around you, and while a car’s stereo will allow you to do that while on the move, just because you reached the destination doesn’t mean that the party needs to stop. Welcome the external speaker! This tiny gadget will allow you to have your music with you wherever you go, as it connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and usually comes with a fairly large battery.

OBD-IISmart Tool

We’ve listed all sorts of gadgets that make your experience better inside of the car and out, but how about one that makes the car better? An OBD-II tool that allows your car to communicate with your phone is the answer. Falling into the performance parts category, an OBD-II tool such as the Automatic allows you to experience your car in a whole new way, and monitor its status from inside and out. The tiny dongle plugs into your car’s OBD-II port and monitor various parameters of the car, giving you access to information that would normally not have access to. The dongle also allows you to install apps and increase the possibilities even further.

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