Working on the Go Doesn’t Have to Drive You Crazy

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We searched Amazon for our favorite products to make working on the go just a tad bit more convenient. And now we’re sharing those gems with you. Note: may collect a small commission or other compensation (Bezos hug) from the links on this page. Items are priced correctly and in stock at time of publication.

As a busy work-at-home mom, I spend a ton of time in my car making things happen. Just last week, I held a conference call with our friends at Allie Beth Allman for this piece, while parked outside my kid’s school after doing a chicken nugget run for a Valentine’s party. Step into my office. It smells like a deep fryer.

If like a freelancer or a real estate agent, you find yourself constantly on the go, scoop up these Amazon finds and make multi-tasking just a little bit easier.

Hang Up and Drive

AUKEY Car Phone Mount Air Vent Cell Phone Holder

Price: $9.99

For starters, put down the phone. Even if you’re not carrying precious cargo, someone else is (ahem, chicken nuggets). Mount your phone on one of these handy car vent or dash holders and help make the road just a bit safer for everyone. Vent mounts make following map apps easy while leaving your hands free to actually, I don’t know, drive. This particular model pivots and rotates 360 degrees, making for clear viewing. Grab it here!

Following directions on the go? Keep your hands free to drive, please!

What buyers are saying: Giles got one for his wife who “loves it and doesn’t know why she waited so long to get it. I love that it puts your phone in easy reach for using navigation apps while driving.”

Office on the Go

Cutequeen Car Laptop/Eating Wheel Desk

Price: $11.99

Park. Grab a snack. Take a meeting. And never leave your car. This laptop desk fits right onto your steering wheel and stows under the passenger seat when not in use. It’s not meant for padded steering wheels, so be sure to check out the specs before buying. Get it here!

What buyers are saying: From patrol officers to technicians, the reviews hit solid, making this a best seller.

Take a Break Without Breaking Your Back

OLIVIA & AIDEN Inflatable Car Air Mattress with Pump

Price: $29.99

When I was pregnant and working a 9-5, I used to sneak out to my car for lunch-time naps. Boy, do I wish I’d had one of these babies back then! How ingenious! These inflatable backseat mattresses make a lot of sense if you hit the road and it hits you back. Dragging after lunch? Grab a nap between appointments. Prone to migraines (I am)? A mattress beats the bumpy backseat any day. This particular model fits SUVs and the like, but they come in several sizes. Just read up on the specs before you buy. Get it here!

What buyers are saying: The one complaint I see is that it doesn’t hold air for a long time. Perhaps that rules out overnight use. But for car naps, folks seem to be pleased enough with it. Jeff says, “A good product for the price.”

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Heather Hunter

In addition to a 15-year career in marketing and communications, Heather is an accomplished freelance writer and has contributed to The New York Times’ “Modern Love” column and “The United States of Dating” on National Public Radio. Her blog, This Fish Needs a Bicycle, was syndicated by NBC Universal (iVillage) for four years. As a ghostwriter, her work has appeared in publications such as WIRED and Stadia Magazine

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