Check out the latest summer travel gadgets that will make your travels smooth and safe.

If a road trip is in your summer plans, we’ve got tech gadgets that will help make your travels smooth and safe. .

Tough Tested: JOLT – Jump Starter • Flashlight • Power Bank

Tough Tested JOLT Flashlight and car charger

This is no ordinary flashlight.  The new Jolt 5200 Jump Starter that combines a range of safety features for car owners including a powerful 1000 lumen flashlight, a power bank to charge USB connected devices, a window breaker and a spark free jumper cable module built to start vehicles up to 3.8L V6, all in one sleek flashlight design. This ultra heavy duty can jump you car or boat and charge your phone. No one should be without one of these in his or her trunk.  I have one and  have used it many times.  Dad will love it.   It is a great device to have as a part of dad’s emergency preparedness kit.  $149.00.  More info & purchasing options:

Cobra:  DriveHD:Dash Cam with Dual View System & iRadar

This award winning dashcam just hit the market and is unique in that it offers front and rear recording and a host of other features detailed here as provided by Cobra Electronics.  If you are doing a road trip this summer, dad will love this as a gift for Father’s Day.

Cobra driveHD Dash CameraThe all new DASH Series models features an ultra-wide 160° lens to record 1296P Super HD video. Footage is optimized to minimize glare, offer crystal clear visibility of license plates, and provide unparalleled night time recording. DASH Series models are loaded with features including loop recording, G-Sensor accident protection, advanced parking mode and auto date/time. Extreme Temperature Protection utilizes a super capacitor to reliably function in even in the harshest conditions. The DASH Series line of cameras also feature Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) by providing drivers warnings if they drift lanes (Lane Departure Warning System) or come up on an object too quickly (Forward Collision Warning System).  The DASH 2216D and DASH 2316D are dual view models that include an additional rear camera that allows for front and rear simultaneous recording. The included Y-Splitter and 14-foot extender cable allow for the rear camera to view the interior of the vehicle or the road behind. The DASH 2308 and DASH 2316D are iRadar® enhanced models that add smartphone connectivity to integrate with the Cobra iRadar Community. This patented technology provides alerts to upcoming speed and red-light cameras, live police locations and caution areas. With over 3 million downloads and 75 million unique alerts per month these driver alerts are continuously updated in real time by other iRadar users on the road. In addition to iRadar integration, the DASH 2308 and DASH 2316D pull location and speed data from the smartphone and embed it into video files on the dash cam. Route information is then displayed on a map view so that you can see exactly where the vehicle was at any point while playing back a recording. Date, time, and time zone information are automatically pulled from the phone to the dash cam so that video timestamps are always accurate. This is especially useful for long road trips or when crossing into new time zones.

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RapidX X5 – 5 Port Car Charger

If you run out of USB ports in your car, RapidX X5 charger gives you 5 extra ports and a cable long enough to reach to the back seat. It keeps mom charged and everyone else happy. The X5 is the perfect travel companion and car charging solution for families traveling together on short trips or summer vacations, and anyone sharing a ride—with its 5 USB Ports, it is an award-winning solution and everyone can “plug in” and charge multiple devices, simultaneously—Problem Solved!

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