Everyone hates to admit when they’re lost, or is that just the male baby boomers that brazenly refuse to look at maps? Either way, in this day and age, there’s no point in ever being lost again (unless it’s existential), and having to ask some toothless barbecue shack cashier which way to freedom. With GPS you never have to doubt your route again; you can cut through the back roads when traffic is roaring and they can even tell you how far till gas and even when the occasional Red Lobster looms horizon-ward.

Complex recommends: The Garmin nüvi 1350LMT, with lifetime map and traffic updates and lane assist that tells you which lane you should be in for tricky left exits, forks, and merges. Or the nüvi 255W for the pared down turn-by-turn with less distractions (for the zen drivers who need just a little help).