Travel gadgets for the whole family

Travel gadgets for the whole family

(NAPS)-Getting the most out of your next vacation may be easier with some of the latest electronic gadgets. From navigating your way and keeping the kids entertained to capturing those favorite vacation moments, you may wonder how you ever traveled without these latest gadgets.
Getting there: Take some of the stress out of driving with a GPS navigational system, ranging from $100 to $400. The TomTom Portable Navigation System has a 4-inch LCD touch screen and advanced audio system, and is available at most major retailers, including Target, for $80. Better yet, GPS units provide alternative routes around rush hour traffic and can find the closest hospitals and gas stations.
Entertaining the kids: Whether traveling by plane, train or automobile, parents dread the question "Are we there yet?" and undoubtedly want to keep their kids entertained while en route. The Nintendo 3DS gaming device offers the latest in 3-D technology to keep them mesmerized. The 3DS comes ready to play with many games, including "Nintendogs + Cats," "LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 3-D" and "Madden NFL Football," and it doesn't require 3-D glasses.
Don't leave home without your favorite movies and a portable DVD player to keep your family entertained. More affordable and convenient than laptops, portable DVD players come with a built-in TV screen and typically retail for less than $100. The Philips portable model with a seven-inch-wide screen for optimal viewing has a five-hour built-in battery and headrest mount.
Enjoying your time: For the readers in the family, there's the Amazon Kindle with Special Offers, retailing for only $114 at Target stores nationwide. With a storage capacity of up to 3,500 books and a glare-free screen, it's a travel essential for those who love books.
Capture your summer vacation and create lasting memories with Nikon's digital-meets-traditional DSLR Camera, a lightweight digit_al SLR camera that is easy to use and loaded with cool features. The 14.2-megapixel digital sensor and HD video capabilities help you capture high-quality photos and videos, making it a great camera for both the novice or hobbyist photographer.
For savings, find a retailer that offers an electronics trade-in ser_vice. Target has a program that accepts used iPods, video games, cell phones, iPads and even the original Nintendo DS, in exchange for store credit toward any new gadget or electronics products. Great deals like these give you the freedom to enjoy a memorable trip while staying on budget.