Friday, April 27, 2012

Road trips the way they're meant to be

Close your eyes and imagine the open road. Open your eyes. What did you see? A long stretch of landscape as far as the eye can see. Maybe there's a few twists and turns, a drive in the mountains. You might be envisioning a scenic coastal road with the cool ocean breeze rolling in through your window. No traffic, no potholes, no road work shutting down all but the shoulder. The only sounds are the ones provided by your beautiful surroundings and maybe your favorite road trip playlist. Any of the scenarios make for an idyllic road trip. Now close your eyes and remember what your last road trip was really like. Open your eyes. Let me start by saying that I apologize for making you relive it. What did you see? Bumper to bumper traffic? Road crews forcing you to take disorienting detours through unknown places. Were the kids fighting in the back seat over just about anything? Did you give up on your GPS because you kept dropping it or your passenger kept falling asleep rendering them useless as a co-pilot? Just a few universal examples of a long list of what road trips have become. Fortunately for the sake of families, groups of friends or anyone that dreams of that idyllic road trip, we have the solution and it's a simple one. Car mounts.

I don't know how everyone who has a car and relies on some type of smartphone, tablet, GPS, etc. doesn't have one of these. Here's a few that will save your sanity and make your road trip one you will want to remember.

First we have the GOgroove FlexSMART SP advanced car mount. Here's why it's advanced- not only does it hold your smartphone or GPS in place it also works as an FM Transmitter which allows you to play music from your device through your car speakers (your road trip playlist), It also allows you to make and receive hands-free calls through your car's sound system and it includes 2 USB charging ports so you can keep your devices charged and not run out of music. It does all of this while plugged into the DC outlet. You can even rotate it so you can view your screen in either portrait or landscape. Next we have the USA Gear XL Universal AC Vent Mount. This fully adjustable mount locks into the grates of your air vents in seconds! You can use this as a cradle for your smartphone or GPS. I would recommend using it to view directions, get around traffic and roadwork on your GPS while having the FlexSMART SP plugged in for your road trip playlist and hands free calling. We saved the best for last, the USA Gear TabGrab Car Mount. This headrest tablet mount hooks to your cars headrests in seconds and is fully adjustable to securely fit and hold a variety of tablets. Now you can let the kids watch movies, cartoons, sing-alongs, etc. and put an end to the quarreling. Throw in the cute blue Enhance Ybot Dual Headphone Stereo Splitter and you can enjoy the sounds of your idyllic road trip without hearing Dora the Explorer sing for the thousandth time. So take a drive up the coast or even across the country and enjoy the road trip you imagined.

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