Consumer Electronics Equipment for Holiday Trips

The holidays mean long road trips for many people each year. Make sure you have the consumer electronics equipment you need for your holiday trip.

Is a trip to Aunt Bertha’s for a holiday dinner in your near future? If it is, there are some things you should know before you hit the road. The most important of which is whether or not you’re prepared for your journey? Many people on holiday day trips often find themselves stuck on the side of the road. This is particularly true in states with harsh winters. We don’t want to see this happen to you on your way to Aunt Bertha’s holiday dinner. We’ve compiled this list of effective and affordable items you should have on your holiday road trip.

  1. Plug-and-play GPS and navigation equipment. Maybe you know the way to Aunt Bertha’s, but you might plan to take a vacation somewhere else this year. If you’re headed somewhere you’ve never been before, our selection of plug-and-play GPS and navigation equipment shows you the way. This equipment easily installs in your vehicle and features updated mapping. If you plan to drive into unfamiliar territory, know where you’re going with our plug-and-play GPS navigation equipment.
  2. SureCall cell phone booster kit. You need to have cell phone connection at all times when you’re on the road. If your car breaks down or you get into an accident, you’ll need to be able to dial 911 in a hurry. You even need optimum cell phone connection if you need to call Aunt Bertha from the road to ask her if you should pick up some dessert. The benefits of a SureCall cell phone booster in your vehicle extend beyond a trip to Aunt Bertha’s. These devices give you crystal-clear cellular coverage all the time. We’re happy to help you with a cell booster recommendation.
  3. Free apps from DIRECTV or DISH. Tired of your kids saying “Are we there yet?” Let them download some of their favorite shows and/or games with a DIRECTV or DISH app. When your children watch these programs on their devices, it makes for a pleasant road trip for you. You might want to upload some of these free apps yourself. It might make your stay at Aunt Bertha’s a bit more enjoyable. You can get these DIRECTV and DISH apps from your phone’s app or play store.
  4. Black and Decker 500-amp jump starter. You don’t want a dead automotive battery during a winter emergency. To prevent this from happening, try this Black and Decker 500-amp jump starter device. You charge this device at home with a standard extension cord, then take it with you in your vehicle. It comes with a dual-LED light for night use as well as a built-in USB charging port for personal electronics. Keep your car running with the Black and Decker 500-amp jump starter.
  5. The Coast 620-Lumen Polysteel flashlight. No matter who you are, a flashlight is in indispensable tool. It never hurts to have one at home or in your vehicle. This 630-Lumen flashlight from Coast is waterproof, drop-proof, and crush-poof, thanks to its Polysteel construction. And it also casts a very bright light. Although we hope you never have to need it, we still recommend having the Coast 620-Lumen Polysteel flashlight in your car for that long holiday trip.

If you plan to take a long trip this holiday season, make sure you have everything you need. Whether it’s a couple hours’ drive to Aunt Bertha’s or a holiday vacation to someplace warm, anything can happen on the road. These consumer electronics products will help protect you and entertain you and your family on your trip. All of these items can be purchased from Solid Signal.

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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.