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As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, June 7.Mental Floss has affiliate relationships with certain retailers, including Amazon, and may receive a small percentage of any sale. But we only get commission on items you buy and don’t return, so we’re only happy if you’re happy. Good luck deal hunting!

GADGETS, TOYS, AND MEDIA

 

SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDHC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Grey/Red, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-032G-GN6MA) for $11.15 (list price $13.95)

SanDisk 64GB Ultra SDXC UHS-I Memory Card SDSDUNC-064G-GN6IN for $17.99 (list price $22.99)

SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive 128GB for iPhone and iPad, Black/Silver, (SDIX30C-128G-GN6NE) for $71.99 (list price $119.99)

SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 128GB Flash Drive High Performance up to 150MB/s (SDCZ73-128G-G46) for $28.38 (list price $35.47)

SanDisk Extreme 32GB 90 Mb/s SDHC UHS-I Card (SDSDXVE-032G-GNCIN) [Newest Version] for $14.80 (list price $18.99)

SanDisk Cruzer 256GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (SDCZ36-256G-B35) for $52.99 (list price $69.99)

SanDisk 128GB Connect Wireless Flash Drive for $54.99 (list price $99.99)

SanDisk Ultra 64GB Dual Drive USB Type-C (SDDDC2-064G-G46) for $21.59 (list price $32.99)

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit with 1.44 Inch Display and USB Car Charger for $17.49 (list price $36.99)

Anker PowerLine Lightning (10ft) Apple MFi Certified Lightning Cable / Charger Cord, for iPhone 7/7 Plus 6s/6s Plus/6/6 Plus/5s/5, iPad mini/4/3/2, iPad Pro Air 2(White) for $11.89 (list price $49.99)

Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth 4.0 Car Receiver, Wireless Phone Call & Music Streaming Car Kit with Built-in Mic, Music Streaming, Echo and Noise Reduction, Multi-Point Access, 3.5mm Aux Cable for $16.99 (list price $39.99)

APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Driversf , Enhanced Bass, Built in Mic,water Resistant,Beach, Shower & Home for $46.99 (list price $159.00)

Car Charger, Maxboost 4.8A/24W 2 Smart Port Car Charger [Black] for iPhone 7 6S Plus 6 Plus 6 5SE 5S 5 5C 4S, Samsung Galaxy S7 S6 Edge, Note 7 5 4 S5 Tab S,LG G5 G4,HTC,Nexus 5X 6P,iPads Pro Portable for $9.99 (list price $39.99)

APIE Bluetooth Wireless Headset Ear Hooks Earphones Noise Cancelling In-ear Earbuds With Mic for iPhone and Android for $24.99 (list price $79.99)

HOLSEM Power Strip Surge Protector 8 Outlets & 2 Smart USB Charging Ports (5V/2.4A), 6' Heavy Duty Extension Cord, USB Outlet for Home & Office, White for $24.95 (list price $59.99)

NexGadget Security Mini IP Camera, Baby Monitor Home Surveillance System, Wireless Security Camera With Built In Microphone, One Way Audio, Day Vision only, Motion Detection, Indoor WiFi Camera, White for $34.99 (list price $87.99)

Acer R240HY bidx 23.8-Inch IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor for $129.99 (list price $179.99)

ASUS ZenBook UX330UA-AH54 13.3-inch Ultra-Slim Laptop (Core i5 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Windows 10) With Harman Kardon Audio, Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint Reader for $699.00 (list price $759.99)

KITCHEN

 

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, 10.25-inch for $12.65 (list price $13.99)

TedGem 2 Pack Collapsible Colanders Set, Food-Grade Silicone kitchen Strainer Space-Saver Folding Strainer Colander, Dishwasher Safe for $10.98 (list price $32.98)

Dash Deluxe Egg Cooker for $27.51 (list price $39.99)

Elite Cuisine ECT-304BL Maxi-Matic Hot Dog Toaster Machine Cooker, Blue for $18.99 (list price $29.99)

ThermoPro TP03A Digital Food Cooking Thermometer Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen BBQ Grill Smoker for $10.99 (list price $29.99)

Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Container, 42-Piece Set, Red for $19.87 (list price $23.38)

Spiralizer 5-Blade Vegetable Slicer, Strongest-and-Heaviest Duty, Best Veggie Pasta & Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals, With 3 Exclusive Recipe eBooks for $29.99 (list price $49.99)

Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker, 1-Quart, Black for $18.99 (list price $24.99)

1byone Digital Kitchen Scale Precise Cooking Scale and Baking Scale, Multifunction with Range From 0.04oz (1g) to 11lbs, Elegant Black for $10.99 (list price $23.99)

PriorityChef Knife Sharpener for Straight and Serrated Knives, 2 Stage Diamond Coated Sharpening Wheel System, Black for $19.95 (list price $34.95)

mKitchen Orange Silicone Basting Pastry Oil Brush Set of 2 - 2 Recipe eBooks - Good for Grilling Marinating Turkey Baster and Barbecue Utensil - Desserts Baking for $6.99 (list price $13.99)

12-Pack KEURIG Compatible Water Filters by K&J - Universal Fit (NOT CUISINART) Keurig Compatible Filters - Replacement Charcoal Water Filters for Keurig 2.0 (and older) Coffee Machines for $9.95 (list price $19.95)

Silver Stainless Steel Pineapple De-Corer Peeler Stem Remover Blades for Diced Fruit Rings by Super Z Outlet for $7.99 (list price $14.99)

Ninja Professional Blender (BL610) for $84.82 (list price $125.99)

1Easylife 18/8 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, Set of 6 for Measuring Dry and Liquid Ingredients for $9.99 (list price $19.99)

Hamilton Beach 62682RZ Hand Mixer with Snap-On Case, White for $14.96 (list price $19.96)

HOME

Crocnfrog 2-in-1 Shopping Cart Cover | High Chair Cover for Baby for $13.99 (list price $46.00)

Honeywell HT-900 TurboForce Air Circulator Fan, Black for $10.25 (list price $11.33)

Black+Decker HNV215B10 1.5 Ah Compact 7.2V Lithium Hand Vac - Cordless for $23.92 (list price $31.24)

Queen Size SafeRest Premium Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector - Vinyl Free for $29.95 (list price $95.98)

PurSteam Fabric Steamer, Fast-Heat Aluminum Heating Element With Travel Pouch, 180ml Capacity Perfect for Home and Travel for $21.99 (list price $69.99)

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen for $251.75 (list price $289.00)

Sterilite 25306P01 3 Drawer Wide Weave Tower, Espresso Frame & Drawers w/ Driftwood Handles, 1-Pack for $19.83 (list price $22.44)

DampRid FG83LV Hanging Moisture Absorber Lavender Vanilla, 3-Pack for $7.87 (list price $9.99)

iRobot Roomba 650 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $299.99 (list price $374.00)

O-Cedar EasyWring Microfiber Spin Mop and Bucket Floor Cleaning System for $33.88 (list price $44.99)

Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad By Hanna Kay, 10 Year Warranty-Clyne Collection (Queen) for $25.95 (list price $41.95)

SpaceSaver PremiumJUMBO Vacuum Storage Bags (Works With Any Vacuum Cleaner + FREE Hand-Pump for Travel!) Double-Zip Seal and Triple Seal Turbo-Valve for 80% More Compression! (6 Pack) for $25.99 (list price $49.99)

Queen Comforter Duvet Insert White - Quilted Comforter with Corner Tabs - Hypoallergenic, Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, Box Stitched Down Alternative Comforter by Utopia Bedding for $34.99 (list price $69.99)

Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 70-Pint Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity Control, White for $241.17 (list price $289.99)

 

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder, Double Rich Chocolate 2 Pound for $29.96 (list price $47.99)

Dr. Bronner's Pure-Castile Liquid Soap - Baby Unscented, 32oz. for $15.99 (list price $20.99)

Radha Beauty Lavender Essential Oil 4 Oz - 100% Pure & Natural Therapeutic Grade for $13.95 (list price $49.95)

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant, 14 Ounce for $12.99 (list price $14.97)

Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera, 12 oz for $10.51 (list price $19.95)

HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine with 6 Nature Sounds, Silver for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Haircut Kit #79602 for $44.99 (list price $82.99)

Sunbeam 731-500 Heating Pad with Ultra Heat Technology for $12.99 (list price $15.99)

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes & Wipes, Refill Pack, 25 Count (pack of 6) for $19.72 (list price $37.14)

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion, 12 oz. for $9.99 (list price $13.99)

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, 12 Ounce for $8.59 (list price $16.25)

Ongaro Organic Serum with Probiotic Technology For Face; Organic Aloe Vera, Apple Stem Cells, and Peptides for Plumper, Firmer, and Smoother Skin; 1oz for $48.10 (list price $73.99)

OFFICE, SCHOOL, AND CRAFTS

Moleskine Classic Notebook, Pocket, Ruled, Black, Hard Cover (3.5 x 5.5) for $12.50 (list price $14.95)

Post-it Pop-up Notes, 3 in x 3 in, Assorted Colors, 5 Pads/Pack for $6.99 (list price $10.69)

Sharpie Metallic Permanent Markers, Gold, 4/Pack for $8.51 (list price $11.19)

Castle Art Supplies 36 Piece Colored Pencil Set With Canvas Wrap for $6.99 (list price $29.99)

Papermate Erasermate Medium Point (1.0 mm) Black Erasable Ballpoint Pens (Pack of 12 Pens) for $7.88 (list price $11.99)

Brother HL-L2340DW Compact Laser Printer, Monochrome, Wireless, Duplex Printing, Amazon Dash Replenishment Enabled for $79.99 (list price $119.99)

Brother MFCL2700DW Compact Laser All-In One Printer with Wireless Networking and Duplex Printing for $129.99 (list price $169.99)

DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) for $44.15 (list price $69.95)

AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples - Black for $5.26 (list price $6.49)

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Tip, Assorted Colors, 8-Count for $8.19 (list price $11.49)

Serta Back in Motion Health and Wellness Mid-Back Office Chair, Black for $182.08 (list price $379.99)

Tribesigns Modern L-Shaped Desk Corner Computer Desk PC Latop Study Table Workstation Home Office Wood & Metal for $139.99 (list price $259.99)

 

OUTDOORS, GARDEN, AND SPORTS

Flowtron BK-15D Electronic Insect Killer, 1/2 Acre Coverage for $27.69 (list price $49.99)

Hydro Tools 8051 Promotional 4-Foot Telescopic Pool Skimmer for $12.99 (list price $13.99)

Sunnytech 2nd Generation Solar Flag Pole 20led Light , Brightest, Most Powerful, Longest Lasting for $35.49 (list price $79.99)

VicTsing Garden Hose Nozzle Spray Nozzle, Metal Water Nozzle with 10 Washers, Heavy Duty 8 Adjustable Watering Patterns - Slip Resistant - for Watering Plants, Cleaning, Car Wash and Showering Pets for $12.99 (list price $19.99)

Zap-It! Bug Zapper - Rechargeable Mosquito, Fly Killer and Bug Zapper Racket - 3000 Volt - USB Charging, Super-Bright LED Light to Zap in the Dark - Unique 3-Layer Safety Mesh That's Safe to Touch for $19.99 (list price $24.99)

KONA Best BBQ Grill Mat - Heavy Duty 600 Degree Non-Stick Mats (Set of 2) - 7 Year Warranty for $22.95 (list price $54.99)

mKitchen World Premium Marshmallow Roasting Sticks-Set of 5-Safe for Kids Extra Long 45’’ Telescoping Extendable Hot Dog Smores Forks - Fire Pit, Camping, Campfire, Bonfire & Outdoor Cookware Kit for $18.82 (list price $37.64)

Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub for $279.98 (list price $349.97)

Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal Litter, Multi-Cat, 38 Lbs for $19.97 (list price $24.99)

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more) for $6.99 (list price $11.99)

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise 5 Bands with Instructional Booklet ,Carry Bag, eBook and Online Videos for $11.95 (list price $44.98)

TOOLS

DEWALT DWMT73813 Drive Socket Set (23 Piece), 1/2" for $29.99 (list price $47.99)

DEWALT DWMT73811 Tool Kit 1/4'' Drive Deep Socket Set, 20 Piece for $14.99 (list price $19.99)

DEWALT DWMT73807 Accessory Tool Kit, 15 Piece for $19.99 (list price $29.99)

DEWALT Jumbo Ratcheting Combo Wrench set-SAE for $49.99 (list price $69.99)

OxyLED OxySense T-04 Motion Activated USB Rechargeable Night Light Bar with Detachable Battery for $29.99 (list price $39.99)

TEKTON 8-Inch Mini Bolt and Wire Cutter | 3386 for $7.67 (list price $13.89)

Tactical Portable LED Flashlight 1000 Lumens with 5 Modes for $15.99 (list price $49.99)

Sugru Moldable Glue (Pack of 8) for $11.97 (list price $22.00)

TEKTON 30812 Double-Faced Soft Mallet, 35 mm for $7.42 (list price $9.02)

Century 7 Day Heavy Duty Digital Programmable Timer - Dual Outlet for $12.99 (list price $18.99)

The 10 Best Air Fryers on Amazon

Cosori/Amazon
Cosori/Amazon

When it comes to making food that’s delicious, quick, and easy, you can’t go wrong with an air fryer. They require only a fraction of the oil that traditional fryers do, so you get that same delicious, crispy texture of the fried foods you love while avoiding the extra calories and fat you don’t.

But with so many air fryers out there, it can be tough to choose the one that’ll work best for you. To make your life easier—and get you closer to that tasty piece of fried chicken—we’ve put together a list of some of Amazon’s top-rated air frying gadgets. Each of the products below has at least a 4.5-star rating and over 1200 user reviews, so you can stop dreaming about the perfect dinner and start eating it instead.

1. Ultrean Air Fryer; $76

Ultrean/Amazon

Around 84 percent of reviewers awarded the Ultrean Air Fryer five stars on Amazon, making it one of the most popular models on the site. This 4.2-quart oven doesn't just fry, either—it also grills, roasts, and bakes via its innovative rapid air technology heating system. It's available in four different colors (red, light blue, black, and white), making it the perfect accent piece for any kitchen.

Buy it: Amazon

2. Cosori Air Fryer; $120

Cosori/Amazon

This highly celebrated air fryer from Cosori will quickly become your favorite sous chef. With 11 one-touch presets for frying favorites, like bacon, veggies, and fries, you can take the guesswork out of cooking and let the Cosori do the work instead. One reviewer who “absolutely hates cooking” said, after using it, “I'm actually excited to cook for the first time ever.” You’ll feel the same way!

Buy it: Amazon

3. Innsky Air Fryer; $90

Innsky/Amazon

With its streamlined design and the ability to cook with little to no oil, the Innsky air fryer will make you feel like the picture of elegance as you chow down on a piece of fried shrimp. You can set a timer on the fryer so it starts cooking when you want it to, and it automatically shuts off when the cooking time is done (a great safety feature for chefs who get easily distracted).

Buy it: Amazon

4. Secura Air Fryer; $62

Secura/Amazon

This air fryer from Secura uses a combination of heating techniques—hot air and high-speed air circulation—for fast and easy food prep. And, as one reviewer remarked, with an extra-large 4.2-quart basket “[it’s] good for feeding a crowd, which makes it a great option for large families.” This fryer even comes with a toaster rack and skewers, making it a great addition to a neighborhood barbecue or family glamping trip.

Buy it: Amazon

5. Chefman Turbo Fry; $60

Chefman/Amazon

For those of you really looking to cut back, the Chefman Turbo Fry uses 98 percent less oil than traditional fryers, according to the manufacturer. And with its two-in-one tank basket that allows you to cook multiple items at the same time, you can finally stop using so many pots and pans when you’re making dinner.

Buy it: Amazon

6. Ninja Air Fryer; $100

Ninja/Amazon

The Ninja Air Fryer is a multipurpose gadget that allows you to do far more than crisp up your favorite foods. This air fryer’s one-touch control panel lets you air fry, roast, reheat, or even dehydrate meats, fruits, and veggies, whether your ingredients are fresh or frozen. And the simple interface means that you're only a couple buttons away from a homemade dinner.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Instant Pot Air Fryer + Electronic Pressure Cooker; $180

Instant Pot/Amazon

Enjoy all the perks of an Instant Pot—the ability to serve as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, and more—with a lid that turns the whole thing into an air fryer as well. The multi-level fryer basket has a broiling tray to ensure even crisping throughout, and it’s big enough to cook a meal for up to eight. If you’re more into a traditional air fryer, check out Instant Pot’s new Instant Vortex Pro ($140) air fryer, which gives you the ability to bake, proof, toast, and more.

Buy it: Amazon

8. Omorc Habor Air Fryer; $100

Omorc Habor/Amazon

With a 5.8-quart capacity, this air fryer from Omorc Habor is larger than most, giving you the flexibility of cooking dinner for two or a spread for a party. To give you a clearer picture of the size, its square fryer basket, built to maximize cooking capacity, can handle a five-pound chicken (or all the fries you could possibly eat). Plus, with a non-stick coating and dishwasher-safe basket and frying pot, this handy appliance practically cleans itself.

Buy it: Amazon

9. Dash Deluxe Air Fryer; $100

Dash/Amazon

Dash’s air fryer might look retro, but its high-tech cooking ability is anything but. Its generously sized frying basket can fry up to two pounds of French fries or two dozen wings, and its cool touch handle makes it easy (and safe) to use. And if you're still stumped on what to actually cook once you get your Dash fryer, you'll get a free recipe guide in the box filled with tips and tricks to get the most out of your meal.

Buy it: Amazon

10. Bella Air Fryer; $52

Bella/Amazon

This petite air fryer from Bella may be on the smaller side, but it still packs a powerful punch. Its 2.6-quart frying basket makes it an ideal choice for couples or smaller families—all you have to do is set the temperature and timer, and throw your food inside. Once the meal is ready, its indicator light will ding to let you know that it’s time to eat.

Buy it: Amazon

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14 Essential Products to Bring on Your Next Road Trip

Osprey/Otterbox/National Geographic
Osprey/Otterbox/National Geographic

If you’re looking to travel this summer—but don’t want to get on a plane or bus—then a road trip may be your best bet. Traveling by car allows you to explore new places while also limiting exposure to new people, and with the roads opened up in front of you, there’s no limit to where you can go or how long your trip can last.

Whether you’re exploring national parks, trying the country's best takeout, or just driving over a state line, we’ve put together a list of essential products you need to take along for the ride. And if you want to learn how to plan a safe trip during the COVID-19 pandemic, head here.

1. Osprey Farpoint 40 Travel Pack; $160

Osprey

Named the best overall backpack for 2020 by US News & World Report, Osprey’s Farpoint 40 travel pack will help you carry everything you need from your car to your campsite and back again. This pack has no shortage of clever design features, like a stowaway harness and hipbelt, lockable zippers, and a mesh-lined back panel to prevent chafing during long hikes. The pack can hold 20 to 40 pounds and is designed for a larger frame, so if you need something a bit smaller, the Fairview 40 is another great option for a travel pack that will last for many road trips to come.

Buy it: Osprey

2. MLVOC memory foam travel pillow; $20

MLVOC/Amazon

Cars aren't necessarily the most comfortable place to settle in for a nap, but when you're on the road for hours on end, your choices dry up fast. Next time you know you're going to be in the passenger seat or stuck in the back for a few days, try the 4.5-star-rated memory foam travel pillow from MLVOC. The pillow itself offers 360° support, and its flat back is designed to conform to your neck for a personalized fit. In addition to the pillow itself, you'll also get an eye mask, earplugs, and a travel bag to easily bring the whole kit on the go.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Soundasleep queen-sized air mattress; $120

Soundasleep/Amazon

With a 4.3-star rating on Amazon and placement on numerous best-of lists, the SoundAsleep air mattress is a necessity if you're looking to camp out a few nights during your road trip. Inflation just requires a press of the one-click pump—great for campers who want to avoid nighttime critters in a hurry—and the bottom is covered with a SureGrip suction material to avoid sliding. The mattress comes in queen, twin, and twin XL sizes, giving you options in case you're looking to inflate it in the back of a truck or camper.

Buy it: Amazon

4. National Geographic's Road Atlas 2020: Adventure Edition; $18

National Geographic

You won’t always get great service on a road trip, so when you have zero bars—or just want some travel inspiration—National Geographic's Road Atlas 2020: Adventure Edition will take you exactly where you need to go … even if it wasn’t where you pictured in the first place. Featuring updated road maps for all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and even Puerto Rico, you’ll never get lost again. This atlas also includes recommendations for places to visit and profiles on America’s top 24 national parks, making it a portable tour guide that’s even better than Alexa.

Buy it: Amazon

5. AAA Premium Road Kit; $26

AAA/Amazon

Although no one wants to imagine themselves enduring a calamity of any sort while on a road trip, it’s also good to be prepared. This 42-piece road kit comes equipped with heavy-duty jumper cables, duct tape, a screwdriver, cable ties, and more, in case you need to make any quick repairs. Everything comes packed inside a compact carrying case, so it’s easy to throw in the car and take with you from one highway to the next.

Buy it: Amazon

6. UE Boom 3 portable speakers; $149

Ultimate Ears/Amazon

All great road trips should come with a great soundtrack, and with this portable Bluetooth speaker from UE Boom, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite music along with the sounds of the wild (or the quiet of a hotel room). These speakers last up to 15 hours on a full battery charge, and with high-quality surround sound, they pack a powerful punch. They’re also incredibly durable: The speakers are completely waterproof (they can literally float) and they’re designed to handle falls and bumps with ease.

Buy it: Amazon

7. Society6 face masks; $14

Cat Coquillette / Society6

One of today’s road trip essentials is a face mask. And whether you’re into cats, woodland beetles, the solar system, or comic books, Society6 has a design for pretty much everyone (over 1000-plus options!). No matter which one you choose, all the masks feature an inner pocket for disposable filters, and they’re crafted with a pleated, dual layer of fabric to ensure a snug and safe fit. It's also a smart idea to take a pack of disposable masks along for the ride just in case.

Buy it: Society6

8. Otterbox Trooper 12 cooler; $200

Otterbox

No matter what your road trip involves—whether it’s visiting Yellowstone or the country’s biggest ball of twine—you should always have a cold beverage to enjoy after a long day. This 12-quart soft cooler from Otterbox keeps ice for up to three days and is leak-proof to help avoid spillage. The cooler is equipped with a mounting system, allowing you to customize it with accessories, like an adjustable drink holder or a drybox clip, and it even comes with a carabiner bottle opener attached to it for easy access.

Buy it: Otterbox

9. and 10. Power bank and car charger; $30-$35

Otterbox

Even though you’ll be spending most of your time sightseeing, you’ll still want to keep your phone charged for taking pictures and keeping in touch with your loved ones back home. The standard Otterbox fast-charge power bank is designed to charge two devices at the same time, allowing you and a buddy to charge up even when you’re away from your car. The charger includes a USB-A to USB-C cable and is compatible with most major devices.

For charging in the car, you can’t go wrong with Otterbox’s Fast Charge Car Kit. You'll get charging speeds that are up to 3.6 times faster than a basic model, according the manufacturer, and the cable is bend/flex-tested a whopping 3000 times to ensure that it’ll last as long as your road trip memories.

Buy it: Otterbox (Power Bank; Car Charger)

11. Otterbox Dash and Windshield Car Mount; $16

Otterbox

You’ll probably be using your phone’s navigation app while you’re exploring new places, but you want to make sure that you’re doing so safely. Keep your eyes on the road—and still get to where you want to go—with Otterbox’s Dash & Windshield car mount. It’s designed to allow you to insert and remove your phone with only one hand, and its adjustable arms can extend to fit even the biggest phones without blocking any of the buttons. If you prefer a car mount that sits a little lower, this Air Vent Mount from Beam Electronics is a great alternative.

Buy it: Otterbox

12. and 13. Instant coffee and cold brew concentrate; $12-$50

Java House/Amazon

Any road trip veteran will tell you that the most important part of getting through a long drive is staying awake and alert. Enjoy hot coffee on the go—and actually have a decent cup—with these instant coffee packets from Starbucks. All of Starbucks’s instant coffees are made from 100-percent arabica beans, and you just have to pour your packet into a mug, mix with hot or cold water, and enjoy.

If you want something a little colder and a lot stronger, check out the cold brew concentrate pods from Java House. Just as easy as making instant coffee, all you have to do is peel the cap off the pod, pour over ice, add water, and stir. It's easy enough to make, and it'll help cut down on stopping at expensive cafés while on the road. Make sure you bring some portable mugs with you so your coffee can stay as fresh as it was the minute you made it.

Buy it: Amazon (Starbucks Instant Coffee; Java House Cold Brew Concentrate)

14. First aid kits; $22-$125

First Aid Only/Amazon

Accidents happen, and this 299-piece kit from First Aid Only has almost everything you need for basic emergencies. With bandages for cuts and scrapes, creams and cold packs for burns, basic painkillers, alcohol wipes, and more, this light and easy-to-stow kit is an essential travel companion.

If you want something a little fancier—but no less useful—check out this unique first aid kit from Uncommon Goods. The kit includes first aid essentials like multi-use tape, bandages, and antibiotic cream, all stowed in tiny canisters that fit perfectly inside a flashlight tube. This is a great kit to bring with you on trips outside of the car … and even more handy on nighttime hikes. No matter which kit you bring, though, make sure you don’t forget a thermometer. In the small chance you start feeling sick—even if you’ve been wearing your mask and washing your hands—it’s important to have just in case.

Buy it: Amazon (First Aid Only 299-Piece Kit); Uncommon Goods (Flashlight First Aid Kit)

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