From running errands and making school pick-ups to on-the-run business calls and early-morning practices, many parents depend on their smartphones to get things done. That’s saying nothing about keeping the kids entertained from time to time. Between juggling schedules and streaming cartoons, it’s only a matter of time before devices run out of juice. That's why reliable car chargers, power packs and wireless car connectivity have become everyday essentials for busy parents. Compact, easy to use, rugged and reliable, these devices have all the key traits that parents need to help get through their day more smoothly and safely. And while they’re not guaranteed to ward off gridlock in the school parking lot or temper tantrums in the backseat, they stand and deliver when they’re needed most.
Here are three practical products that can help busy parents on-the-go stay connected.
HumX: Peace of mind on the road
Want to feel safer on car trips and keep the kids happy? HumX diagnoses minor car problems, sets maintenance reminders, monitors driver speeds and more. Once installed and wirelessly linked to your smartphone, HumX provides remarkable peace of mind. Got a flat tire? No problem. The device will contact a trained agent for 24/7 Roadside Assistance. Plus, it can even alert emergency responders if the car is involved in an accident. And with its 4G LTE hotspot, everyone in the car can stream music, movies and shows on their connected devices.
USB-C Quick Charge Car Charger: Faster than a standard charge
Need a quick recharge while driving? The USB-C Quick Charge Car Charger recharges compatible devices faster than other standard chargers—perfect when the phone dies mid-navigation. And this car charger comes with a six-foot coiled cable that reaches to almost anywhere in the car, so backseat passengers can refuel their devices without interrupting a streaming movie or mobile game.
Mophie powerstation plus 6000 with Switch-Tip Cable: Unmatched versatility
Low batteries during soccer games or supermarket runs? Consider a portable charger that's light enough to carry in a large pocket, purse or backpack. The slim mophie powerstation plus 6000 with Switch-Tip Cable uses mophie’s exclusive Charge Vault technology to hold a charge for extended periods of time. It comes with a built-in switch-tip cable that charges both Apple and micro USB devices, so there’s no need to pack extras. And the powerstation's two USB charging ports make it easy to simultaneously power up two devices in a hurry.
So whether you're always on the move or winding down after a busy day, Verizon has accessories to make sure your devices keep up with your busy schedule. And check out a complete parents' guide to kids and tech on our Family Tech page.