this roundup to get a few ideas, or grab one of these feature-packed GPS apps for your phone. • Road trips are a great time to catch up on movies and TV shows. Get comfortable in the back seat with a car mount for your tablet screen. I love this Deluxe Universal Tablet Headrest Mount from Arkon ($34.95), pictured far above.
• Maybe the kids in the back want to watch a movie on their iPad or the common backseat TV screen system, but you're hoping to catch up on your best seller book on CD. Give the kids a pair of Farenheit HP-12S Infrared Wireless Headphones with Swivel Ear Pads so both of you can listen to different audio sources without bothering one another.
• All those apps and games you use to pass the time will definitely wear on your phone or tablet's battery. Take along a portable battery charger to extend your juice. We like the Mophie Powerstation Duo ($99), which can juice up IPhones and IPads, or anything from myCharge ($39.99-$99.99), which offers a whole line of portable battery chargers for Apple, Blackberry and Android phones and tablets, pictured directly above. • Unlike your local coffee shop, the highway doesn't offer a wi-fi connection. If you want to get online on the road and don't have tethering capabilities, try Autonet Mobile. It turns your car into a wi-fi hotspot via a device that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter. It's pricey—the device is going foraround $200 online, plus $50 for Autonet's 3G cellular service—but totally worth it if you find yourself road tripping all the time. (Images: Arkon, myCharge)