We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. It’s hard to imagine a time when children relied on their parents for entertainment on long road trips, especially when car DVD players like the ones on our list are so affordable. There are models here that are designed to install permanently on your headrests, as well as portable options that you can take just about anywhere. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.
8. Synagy Personal 9-Inch
The Synagy Personal 9-Inch comes with an 18-month warranty, so if you’re worried about a product in this category not having much staying power, this model ought to give you some peace of mind. You can choose a red, black, or white finish.
- Sd card and usb inputs
- Runs very quietly
- Headrest mount obscures speakers
|3.6 / 5.0|
7. Ueme 10.1-Inch Portable Swivel Screen
The button layout on the body of the Ueme 10.1-Inch Portable Swivel Screen makes it easy to access the unit’s most important controls without having to reach for the remote, which most users will tell you performs very poorly.
- Available in two colors
- Doubles as a camera monitor
- Disc motor is too noisy
|4.0 / 5.0|
6. Yasolote 9-Inch Portable
The Yasolote 9-Inch Portable comes with a USB-connected controller that your family can use to play a ton of entertaining games on long road trips. You can rely on its built-in stereo speakers, or you can plug it into your vehicle’s audio system with an auxiliary cable.
- Screen folds flat for storage
- Pleasantly lightweight
- Too small for multiple viewers
|4.4 / 5.0|
5. Boocosa EPW001D
If you want your device to be as useful in your living room as it is in your vehicle, you’ll appreciate that the Boocosa EPW001D can hook up easily to your home television set through its AV output. It weighs only 2.21 pounds, as well, so it’s easy to take with you.
- Battery lasts up to five hours
- 270-degree screen rotation
- Somewhat prone to skipping
|4.2 / 5.0|
4. Eincar 11.6-Inch Digital Monitors
The Eincar 11.6-Inch Digital Monitors can play media from your mobile devices. The two screens included are exceptionally easy to install in your vehicle, and they also come with a disc full of games that can keep your kids occupied for hours.
- Region-free support
- Gamepad included
- One-year warranty
|3.9 / 5.0|
3. DBPower 14-Inch Portable
The built-in battery in the DBPower 14-Inch Portable allows you to play media for up to three hours without having to plug it in. Its screen swivels up to 270 degrees, as well, giving you multiple options for setup in a vehicle.
- 1366×768 resolution
- Reads many file formats
- Hinge is very sturdy
|4.8 / 5.0|
2. Ueme 9-Inch Portable For Kids
If you don’t mind reinforcing gender binaries from a young age, you can invest in either a pink or blue model of the Ueme 9-Inch Portable For Kids. Despite its childlike design, it boasts impressive features, like an SD card slot and a USB input.
- Headrest mount included
- Re-starts discs where you left off
- Shock-resistant to fend off skips
|4.8 / 5.0|
1. DDAuto DDA10D Dual Screen 10.1-Inch
The DDAuto DDA10D Dual Screen 10.1-Inch is packed with modern features that will future-proof your purchase for years to come, including a 4.0 Bluetooth connection and a built-in Android 6.0 operating system. It comes with a pair of screens, one for each headrest.
- Displays measure just over 10 inches
- Quad-core processor
- Mounts are highly adjustable
|4.7 / 5.0|