Road trips with small children are often very eventful. The crying, complaining, constant stops for the restroom can make many parents fearful of roadtips-myself included. I’d much rather fly and just get there.
However, over the years we have figured out a few tricks to make road tips easier for everyone in the family.
- If we are driving longer than 4 hours, we drive overnight.
- We take lots of snacks, stickers, books, and toys.
- We load movies and games on an old phone/tablet.
For Spring Break, our family made the easy 3 hours drive from Fort Worth, TX to the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Reserve in Oklahoma. After rock climbing and buffalo watching we drove another hour over to Oklahoma City to explore the gardens, parks, and museums. It was an easy 4 hour drive for all of us. Jocelyn spent the time playing with her toys, drawing in a book, and watching her favorite shows.Before leaving Fort Worth, Jason downloaded Jocelyn’s favorite shows on an old phone. (Be sure to download your child’s shows so you do have to worry about losing web/cellphone signal.) We then gave her a pair of Specter ELUX Sports headphones to use and it made the trip enjoyable for everyone. The headphones offer:
- 12 hour battery life
- Premium Sound
- Bluetooth capabilities
- Water Resistant
- Fashionable style
- Light Weight
- Hands free phone calls
- Headset Controls
- Noise Cancellation
It took less than one minute to turn on the bluetooth setting and pair the phone to the headphones before getting on the road. Being wireless, there were no cords for Jocelyn to get tangled up in, or to chew on. (You parents know exactly what I mean!) The Specter ELUX headphones were a perfect fit, easily staying on her head, and not pressing into her ears. We didn’t have one complaint the entire trip to and from Oklahoma. Jocelyn could easily control the volume by herself with the simple button located on the side of the headphones. The housing of the headphones are a hard plastic, and the earpieces are a soft vinyl like material. This was wonderful! It allowed me to easily wipe off the grease fingerprints left over from Jocelyn’s Chick-fil-a waffles fries. Being water resistant, I wasn’t worried at all about the moisture of the wipes.
Best of all, allowing Jocelyn to use the headphones saved us from hearing 20 episodes of the Octonauts. It’s not that I don’t like my “creature report, creature report,” (theme song from Octonauts). It was just so nice to have an uninterrupted conversation with my husband or to merely snooze as the time flew by. When Jocelyn grew tired of the headphones she took them off and joined in the conversation. Being 6 years old, she didn’t remember to turn off the headphones. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the headphones shut themselves off when media isn’t playing after 5 to 7 minutes. This saved the battery life! (What an Awesome feature!) We arrived at our destination with no meltdowns or tears.
What about adults use? I stick to my workout schedule even on vacation. With their snug, yet painless hold, Specter Sports Headphones easily stayed on during my morning run. With their light padding, the fashionable headband overs just the right amount of comfort. You can easily remove the underside of the headband from the housing. I like this feature because it made it easy to clean the headphones after sweating. I also found the rectanglar shape of ear piece more comfortable than rounded earpieces. Being rectangular, the earpiece easily sit on my ears instead of digging into them.
However, my favorite aspect is the sound! Specter ELUX Sports Headphones sound superb. They offer dynamic, crystal clear, rich sound with absolutely no feedback! Outside sounds are mostly shut out with the noise cancellation feature. With the headset being linked to my phone via Bluetooth it was so easy to answer a phone call as I trudged along. And did I mention how light weight they are! No wonder my daughter easily kept them on her head. (At only $99 with excellent quality and superb sound-watch out beats.)
These headphones have made road trippin’ with our child a breeze. In my opinion, they are a travel (and workout) essential. With everyone in the family able to use them- I won’t leave home without them. As they say kid tested- Mom approved: I highly recommend them! So are you going anywhere for vacation soon? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to know!