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Travel Essentials: Tech Edition

There’s nothing like a classic American road trip. Whether your family’s goal is to camp in the Pacific Northwest mountains, visit extended family in the Great Plains, dip your toes in the Pacific Ocean or explore our nation’s history in picturesque New England, there is something out there for every adventurer. As the journey is part of the fun of getting to the destination, make sure you have the best technology and devices to savor and capture every moment of the great experience.

From intuitive tablets to keep the kids occupied in the backseat, apps to keep everyone safe and headphones to tune out the howling dog and tune in to that great podcast you’ve been excited to check out, here are this summer’s best tech picks to make every part of your big trip enjoyable.

Smartphones to Stay Connected

Need a phone that can play entertainment at top speed and has enough storage to capture memories of your unforgettable trip? The iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 are both exceptional smartphones that offer a range of capabilities, making them ideal companions for road trips. The iPhone 14 Pro boasts a powerful A16 chip, a stunning OLED display and an advanced camera system, allowing users to capture breathtaking photos and videos of their journey. In addition, Its seamless integration with Apple’s ecosystem ensures access to a wide array of travel apps, navigation tools and entertainment options.

The Samsung Galaxy S23 offers a vibrant AMOLED display, a fast Snapdragon processor and a versatile camera setup. Its Android operating system provides access to a vast selection of apps and customization options. Both smartphones offer long-lasting battery life and support fast charging, ensuring uninterrupted usage during extended travel time. With their superior performance, impressive displays and abundant features, the iPhone 14 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S23 enhance the road trip experience by keeping users connected, entertained and organized throughout their road trip.

Tablets to Entertain

The Apple iPad mini (6th Generation) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 are two exceptional tablets that offer can’t-miss features for road trips. The iPad mini, with its compact size and lightweight design, is highly portable, making it easy to carry during travel. It boasts a powerful A15 Bionic chip, a stunning Retina display and compatibility with the Apple Pencil, making it ideal for entertainment, productivity and creativity on the go.

On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 features a larger display and an impressive Snapdragon processor, delivering excellent performance and vibrant visuals. It comes with the S Pen, enabling precise note-taking and multitasking. With its expandable storage options, the Galaxy Tab S7 allows users to carry a vast library of movies, books and music for long journeys. Both tablets offer long battery life, ensuring hours of endless usage during road trips.

Headphones to Tune In

Immersive sound experience, a comfortable design and impressive 40-hour battery life are what make the Crusher Evo Wireless Over-Ear Headphones an excellent choice for long summer journeys. With their powerful haptic bass technology, these headphones deliver deep, rich bass that enhances the listening experience, allowing users to feel the music as they cruise down the open road. The over-ear design provides excellent noise isolation, minimizing external distractions like noisy kids and barking dogs and allowing travelers to fully immerse themselves in their favorite podcast or station. Additionally, there’s more to love with the headphone’s foldable design that fits perfectly inside the included carrying case, making them convenient to pack and transport.

Apps to Stay Safe

Apps make our everyday lives easier and more convenient and they can make any road trip experience just as seamless. For example, apps like Waze or Roadtrippers help you find the quickest and safest routes, provide alerts, show nearby attractions and much more, making the journey come alive with new discoveries. Apps like AllTrails provide all of your leg-stretching needs by displaying local hiking trails wherever you may be and are accompanied by detailed ratings, descriptions and directions. The National Park Service also has an incredible app that features basic information about every park as well as detailed self-guided tours, what to see, things to do, where to stay and where visitor centers are.

At your local Verizon Victra store, we have everything you need to entertain and inform the whole family this travel season. Our team will be happy to recommend devices, accessories and apps that meet your specific needs based on the types of trips you have planned, and beyond. With the right tech on board, your summer adventure is sure to be enjoyable and memorable from start to finish.


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