New technology can make your travels down the road that much more enjoyable.

A recent USA Today article highlighted five great gadgets that people should be using this spring. Trucking company executives and people with CDL driver jobs can make great use of these five tech tools, too. Whether you’re on the clock or off of it.

Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Pro

Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Pro ($99.99) is a small Wi-Fi-enabled device that does three things. It has 64GB of built-in storage, which you can load up with movies, TV shows and music, and wirelessly access it on multiple devices. There’s also a USB port and SD card slot, if you prefer to insert media into the MobileLite Wireless Pro. If you’re running out of space on your smartphone or tablet, wirelessly offload photos to the MobileLite Wireless Pro. And then safely remove it from your device and start photographing again.

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard ($99.95) is an ultra-thin, lightweight mobile accessory that unfolds to a full-sized keyboard and can be simultaneously paired with two Bluetooth devices – be it an iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Windows tablet or phone. Lighten your load by leaving your PC or Mac at home. Take this spill-resistant clamshell companion with you , with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to three months.

The Hedgren Connection Junction Backpack

The Hedgren Connection Junction Backpack ($119.99) supports an external battery for charging up mobile devices (not included). With a retractable USB cord for added convenience. Also, it includes a padded laptop sleeve for notebooks up to 15 inches. Available in grey and black, this nylon backpack houses multiple compartments, slips, and five different zippered pockets, including a side exterior “crush-proof” pocket for fragile gadgets like cameras and headphones.

usatoday.com8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0

Powerful and versatile, the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 ($399.99) is a slick touchscreen tablet with a vibrant and sharp Super AMOLED display, making it ideal for watching videos, playing games, reading ebooks, browsing the web and viewing photos.

Caseco’s Bluetooth Beanie

You can dress warm and still be able to take calls and hear your tunes. As the name suggests, Caseco’s Bluetooth Beanie (49.99) is a knitted cap with built-in headphones (and microphone). It lets you wirelessly stream music, audio books, podcasts or calls from your nearby smartphone up to 30 feet away. Bluetooth Beanie also talks to you to let you know when it’s on, off, needs charging, and when it’s paired with your phone. Charge up your hat in less than two hours, and you can enjoy continuous music for up to six hours.


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