Are you one of the many Atlanta commuters who sheds a tear or two on their way to work every day?
We're here to help put a smile on your face—or at least make your arduous commute a tad more bearable. And with Georgia’s new hands-free driving law going into effect July 1, we want to make sure you’re not only entertained and efficient, but safe.
Here are 11 gadgets and gizmos perfect for Atlanta commuters:
Audiobooks are the new paperbacks. Purchase or gift a month (or two, or six) of membership benefits to yourself or loved ones. Listen to your favorite books, enjoy full-cast performances (like "Hamilton") and more during your long commute. Memberships come out $14.95/month at Audible.com. "Hamilton" comes free with an Audible trial via Amazon.
Whether you’re on MARTA, using rideshare or a company car, having an e-reader in your hands will keep you entertained for hours with your favorite book. $89.99 at Amazon.
If your car doesn't have Bluetooth technology, but does have an auxiliary input jack, this gadget will make life much easier. The hands-free car kit allows you to charge your devices faster via a 5V port, answers calls safely with one click, gives you the chance to jam to music on your phone and more. $17.99 at Amazon.
Commutes can already feel overwhelming, and forgetting an essential item or having to deal with a messy, unorganized car can add to the stress. A backseat organizer like this one may be the perfect little gift for yourself. $17.23 at Amazon.
Make sure your commute doesn't become dangerous by buying a mounting system to keep your phone upright. The item not only comes highly-rated from tech experts over at Wire Cutter, but is compatible with multiple smartphones. $24.95 at Amazon.
Don't get stranded with a dead battery during your long commute. This top-rated portable jump-starter offers a whopping 4,000 amps, plus up to 80 jump starts on a single charge. $299.95 at Walmart.
Show your Atlanta United pride to fellow frustrated commuters with some fan paraphernalia for your car. $8.19 at Amazon.
Clean house, clean mind, right? A clean car is no different. Help soothe your commute by buying yourself a cordless vacuum like this one. $52.50 at Amazon.
Take cybersecurity to the next level with Yubico’s YubiKey NEO, a keychain accessory with two-factor authentication to prevent hackers from breaking into your accounts. $50.00 at Amazon.
Music or podcast lover? Spotify Premium, which features downloadable listen-anywhere music, no ads and unlimited skips, offers three months of the premium service for $0.99 and then $9.99/month afterwards. This special deal ends June 30, 2018. Sign up at Spotify.com.
Sitting in the office all day, along with sitting in a car for hour-long commutes, may cause some discomfort or back pain. Gift yourself these comfort cushions specifically designed for back pain relief. This one also comes with a removable velour cover that is machine washable. $39.99 at Amazon.
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