Almost all the things that we use in everyday life can be divided into two groups: some work on batteries, others – from the network. And even going on a trip, we take with us a huge number of electronic devices that can alleviate the hardships of travel. Fortunately, the choice is very wide, and our top 10 gadgets for the car will prompt you to take with you on the road.
CHARGER FOR GADGETS
Games, music, movies, social networks – all this allows you to pass the time on the road. But even the most intelligent gadgets for your car have one unpleasant quality. Guess what? That’s right – to run out of power. And when you need to book a hotel room, it may be that they are all lying in your pockets with dead screens. An acceptable solution can be a powerbank or a modern start-up charger with a built-in battery and USB connectors. With their help car gadgets will last significantly longer. Source Yagupov site
And owners of car don’t need to worry about this: there’s wireless charging for cell phones and a USB connector in the front cabin, two more such connectors on the rear row of seats. If your car is not so advanced, it’s worth taking the USB hub or a portable charger with you.
Unfortunately, not everyone can completely forget about work while traveling. And the best way to save time for leisure is to finish everything during the long haul. Unfortunately, laptops have the same problem as other gadgets – battery capacity is far from infinite. Yes, the most useful gadgets for the car are those related to battery recharging. Therefore, it makes sense to get a car inverter, which can convert the voltage of a standard car socket into the necessary 220 volts. A device with a capacity of 300 watts is enough for most household tasks lobiastore.
Such inverters are not too expensive and are often useful in the most unexpected situations. However, if you are traveling in a car, there is no need to buy a separate inverter, because you have a built-in one. Between the backs of the front seats you can find a 230V socket, paired with which the laptop will run for as long as necessary.
“When are we getting there?” – do you like answering that question every five minutes for hours on end? I think anyone who has experience of car travel with children knows that this is one of the main problems. Young passengers quickly get tired of the monotony and often drive their parents to the brink. And this is bad not only for the nervous system, but ultimately for safety. So it is worth a while to forget arguments about the fact that children spend too much time with smartphones and computers.
On a road trip, gadgets and devices are your best helpers. Yes, you can just give your child a tablet with a strategic stock of cartoons, but then you can only guess – will the child spill a drink on it or accidentally crush it? The safest and most convenient option – to fix a gadget on the back of the headrest of the front seat. These devices are in abundance presented in online stores, but to determine their quality and reliability is often not possible. But in the catalog of ŠKODA branded accessories there is a ready-made solution, which is included in the package of COMFORT accessories. For a very modest sum you get, including a smart and convenient holder for mobile devices.
At the beginning of every trip we try to think that everything will be perfect, but no one is insured from getting into an accident. Often it is not so easy to determine the culprit, and in this case, a recording made on the DVR comes in handy. Today such devices are sold in countless numbers, and some gadgets for the car combine the functions not only of the recorder, but also of a radar detector, and sometimes even a navigator. In this case there is no point in chasing the universality. The main thing that should interest you when choosing is the image quality, and not only in the daytime but at night as well. The main thing is that you can read the license plate numbers of the cars caught in the lens of the camera. It is better that the device works in Full HD, and even better – Super Full HD. In some recorders the high resolution is obtained by interpolation, i.e. software. Unfortunately, interpolation cannot provide any real detail, so it is better to clarify all these details with the seller. Anyway, equipping your car with a DVRS will make you feel more confident on the road.
Your car becomes your temporary home for the duration of your trip. Every home should have a kitchen and a refrigerator in the kitchen. It allows food to stay fresh and drinks to stay cool. Such useful gadgets for the car are on the market in abundance. If your trip is short, you can use the insulated box, which essentially works as a thermos. But it does not keep the cold for too long, about eight hours. Much more appropriate for traveling will be full-fledged refrigerator with capacity of 20 liters, working from the car outlet. It is easy to find in ŠKODA’s wide range of accessories. It is capable of operating at maximum power, as well as in ECO mode, which noticeably reduces the amount of energy consumed. Moreover, if the voltage drops, the refrigerator will automatically disconnect from the mains. Thus, the refrigerator will save your battery, without which you are unlikely to start the car.
DRIVER FATIGUE CONTROL
On the Internet you can find car gadgets, united by the common name of “anti-sleep”. As soon as the person sitting behind the wheel begins to nod off, the device emits a sharp sound signal. Clever? Not too clever. An unexpected loud squeak can scare the driver and cause an accident. Moreover, if you literally fall down on a helm from weariness, it means, that you were driving in a deep and dangerous fatigue state before. However, no “anti-son” is capable to feel it. Much more functional is the system of control over the driver’s state, which is equipped with ŠKODA OCTAVIA. Electronics assesses the driver’s behavior according to several parameters and determines the dangerous level of fatigue before he/she starts to fall asleep. If the image of cup of coffee lights up on the dashboard – don’t tempt fate. Stop and have a rest.
If you are an experienced traveler, then you almost certainly know one Russian regularity: the farther from the metropolis, the harder to find good or at least acceptable coffee. For those who are truly in love with this drink, such an arrangement can be a real tragedy. And then a simple rule comes into play: if you want to do something well, do it yourself. This is precisely the purpose of the portable coffee machine. It operates from a standard 12-volt outlet, but to activate the device, the car must be parked. At first glance, this precaution seems redundant – after all, you can entrust the role of barista to a passenger. But, if he accidentally spills a hot drink on the driver’s lap on the go, there could be big problems. So, everything is right – safety is paramount. Ready-made drinks can be placed in cup holders, which are available both on the front row of seats, and on the back row.
NAVIGATION AND ENTERTAINMENT
There is a whole book about cool gadgets for the car, such as navigation systems and car music systems, but owners of ŠKODA OCTAVIA don’t need to read it. The branded Smartlink+ multimedia center combines both of these functions, and in addition can work as a Wi-Fi router and provide network access to all passengers. The multimedia component includes all the features you need in a modern car. The navigation system also works perfectly and knows everything about your surroundings, down to the tiny roads in dacha cooperatives. However, you can never be too attentive. If you are driving from one small town to another, and poorly imagine the road, do not be lazy to change the zoom to a more general and visually assess the chosen route.
SET OF TOOLS
Modern cars practically no problems, in any case, if they are timely serviced and filled with quality fuel. But this does not mean that you can go on a long trip without any tools for the car. Accessories and gadgets will not save you from the most common problems on the road: you can puncture a tire or get stuck in the mud or snow outside paved roads.
In the first case, you’ll need a jack and a wheel wrench, in the second – the towing eye and a rope. All this you will find in the trunk of your ŠKODA OCTAVIA in a handy organizer. Here we only need to add that it is better to pay special attention to the purchase of the cable. At first sight the heavy-duty breakaway cable from the world of offroading can appear very handy for such a car, if the car is seriously stuck in snow. Cheap towing ropes from standard kits will tear like threads in this situation. In the city there is no great need for such equipment, but you should be prepared for such situations when traveling.
It would seem that the dashboard and gadgets for cars and motorists – different things, but do not jump to conclusions. You, as a driver, always want to have all the necessary information in front of your eyes.