5 of the best road trip gadgets

Feeling antsy? Want to get out of the office and on the road? Load up your banger with this kit before you set off

Olympus PEN E-P3 £620

Let's face it, there are better DSLRs for the same money but you're on a road trip taking snaps of your stop-off points – you need a camera with killer looks to complete your hipster fantasy. And this Micro Four Thirds camera does have lightning-fast focus to match its quality build, so you shouldn't miss any photo opps.

Parrot ZIK headphones £350

No matter how much you love your "homies", we guarantee they'll get on your nerves. So stick these noise-cancelling cans on and rest against their comfy cushioned pads as you switch tracks and volume just by touching the outsides. Need to help navigate? Just take them off and the ZIKs will automagically pause.

Pure Highway 300Di £180

This unassuming little black box lets you get DAB radio in every country where it's offered plus the option to pause and rewind live radio for up to 15 minutes. Bored with everything on the airwaves? Plug in your iPhone or even a USB hard drive so you never run out of tunes, no matter how long your journey is.

Wacom Inkling £135

Breathtaking scenery inspiring you? Pencils are for Victorians, grab this hi-tech doodler instead and it will cleverly convert your scribbles to digital versions with separate layers. Just don't lend it to anyone at your pitstop, it's masquerading as a fat ballpoint pen.

Google Maps Navigation £Free

Our top sat-nav right now is the TomTom GO LIVE 1005 but if you want £220 more to spend on snacks and beer then just head over to Google Play and get the superb alternative with great search (naturally), voice control and a Google Earth-style satellite view. You will need a data connection so be warned if you're cruising abroad.

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