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Portable accessories that can make lengthy road trips easier to bear
When venturing onto the open road this summer, it's practically a given that there will be some moments of boredom for at least a portion of the family. Following certain car travel tips can help you decide which portable electronic devices might be most useful when it comes to keeping family members appropriately entertained.
Although portable CD players are better than nothing, you might want to invest in some technology that's a little more advanced, like an iPod. Since younger children can easily become bored with music, portable gaming systems can be incredibly useful.
Let's face it, adults need to be entertained as well. Since it's not really feasible for your spouse to work on the computer in the front passenger seat, investing in a smartphone can help him or her catch up on a little work during the down time.
If you are worried about keeping your portable accessories charged, there are plenty of ways to tap into an energy source without having to pinpoint a restaurant that offers access to an electrical outlet. There are actually AC/DC adapters that allow passengers to charge items like iPods, cellphones and even computers by using the car's built-in cigarette lighter.