Planning an overdue road trip? We’ve gathered some gadget essentials that’ll make your vacation fun and at the same time, keep you safe. By Vaibhav Sharma
70MAI SMART DASH CAM PRO
Dashcams are fast becoming an essential accessory. Not only can you capture the beautiful landscapes you tread, but they’re also useful in documenting any untoward incident.
The 70mai Smart Dash Cam Pro has a 2K+ QHD resolution, a two-inch display,
an accelerometer for detecting emergencies, a parking surveillance mode, lane departure, and frontal collision alerts, GPS, and voice- and app-based control systems. INR 12,999.
2. CAR CHARGER
PORTRONICS CARPOWER ONE
Gadgets are integral to a long drive. But you also need a way to charge said gadgets. Enter CarPower One. This 200W inverter includes two USB ports, a cigarette lighter socket (if you’d like to plug in other accessories), and also a proper 220V AC socket. INR 3,499.
3. COFFEE MAKER
The freedom a road trip brings sometimes gets cancelled out by a lack of creature comforts, like good coffee. This manual (just twist to brew) coffee maker slips into a small bag, includes an insulated travel mug, and has an in-built stainless steel filter. All you need is some hot water and a pack of your favourite grounded coffee. INR 3,557.
4. SMART ASSISTANT
AMAZON ECHO AUTO
Here’s what you can do with the Echo Auto—control music playback on Spotify, Amazon Music, and other apps; make calls; ask for directions; set reminders; run Alexa Routines (pre-defined commands), including a location-based trigger, etc. Voice assistants are fun at home, but on the road, they can be lifesavers! INR 4,999.
5. JUMP STARTER
Nothing like a dead battery to derail your travel plans. Especially when you’re miles
from civilization. Keep an emergency kit in your car, and include the Hummer H3 Jump Starter. It’s got enough juice for 10 jump-starts of a mid-sized car or a compact SUV. Drive a larger SUV? Check out their H8 model. INR 5,999.