A Car DVD Player Review

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If you have ever traveled with a little one or even an older child, you will know what I mean when I say a car DVD player can be a parent’s best friend! I have traveled many times with my son, daughter-in-law and grandson and I have to tell you that the car DVD player is worth every cent.

I have to admit that I enjoy it myself. I sometimes travel with my kids and I love to sit in the back seat with the baby (he is 2 but I still call him my baby).

This is a gem even for short trips around the city. I love to see my grandson intently watching his favorite shows while we are driving around. He loves getting into the car now because he knows he gets to watch “TV.”

Vanku 10.1 Inch Car Headrest DVD Player with Mount

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This neat little lifesaver has a 10.1-inch screen so it is a perfect size for viewing in the car. It mounts right on the headrest of your seat so your child doesn’t have to hold it. This mount is not a permanent one so you can remove the DVD player for home use.

Easy to change discs

This portable DVD player has a great design in that all you have to do is lift the top portion (much like a laptop) to insert a disc. With this type of design, you can adjust the screen angle as well.

Use it at home or on the road

Another great feature of this car DVD player is that you can easily remove it from your car to use it in your home. It comes with remote control and has dual speakers. You can utilize your DVDs or download movies or shows using your MP3 files. More about this further down.

Hook up for second DVD player

If you decide you want 2 of these DVD players, you can connect them with an
AV cable and your kids can watch the same movies simultaneously or they can watch separate movies.

Hook up to the big screen

This car DVD player can be connected to a TV because it has an AV IN/ OUT function. Check out the details here.


Your child can enjoy her movies and hear every word and you can have a conversation with your spouse or enjoy listening to your radio and favorite music. This makes for a win-win situation. This is a nice feature if your children decide to watch 2 different movies; they can use their own headphones and enjoy their own movie without having to hear anything else. This can avoid bickering in the back seat over whose video is louder.

HDMI input

The HDMI input function can sync up to 1080P video from your computer, mobile phone, Raspberry Pi, Xbox, or kindle fire, etc. I love that feature.  There is a side note here: for the best performance you will need to hook your phone up to the DVD player and it has the port for you to do that.

Charging it up

You have to plug this DVD player into a car charger when using in the car and a wall charger if used at home. Either way, it must be plugged in. Really, the only drawback or con to this player.

Digital movies and MP3 files

This has many ways for you to be entertained. You are not locked into having a DVD for viewing. You can watch digital movies and MP3 files directly from USB/SD/MMC with a max capacity of up to 128GB. See more about this here.

More great features

A great warranty offered. The manufacturer offers an 18-month warranty on this car DVD player. They offer a user manual, FAQ section, installation video tutorials on YouTube, and technical support.

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Some really good videos

I see that many people get these 2 videos when they get this car DVD player:

 1. PBS KIDS: 20 Incredible Tales DVD

2.  Curious George 30 Story Collection


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A great gift for your kids and grandkids

If you are wondering what to get for your kids for any occasion, I highly recommend you get the Vanku 10.1 Inch Car Headrest DVD Player with Mount, as it is a great choice!

Vanku 10.1 Inch Car Headrest DVD Player with Mount

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You will make their life so much easier with this car DVD player especially if they like to take road trips. You will hear a lot of “thanks mom and dad!”

They will love all the features and will most likely use it in their home as well as their car.

Take a trip with them and sit in the back seat with your grandchild. You will get no better feeling than being there and watching the joy in your grand’s eyes.

Comments or questions?

Please leave your comments or questions below in the comment section. I look forward to hearing from you!




12 Replies to “A Car DVD Player Review”

  1. It’s very smart and safe to have all you’ll be needing while traveling. I have been really careful to have all that I need while on any journey. But I haven’t traveled with a kid, so I have to admit that getting this thing in place would come in handy because kids can get bored. I would love to make do with such a device. Thank you for the link to Amazon 

    1. You’re welcome Sean. Well, if you ever do plan on going on a long road trip with a child, I might suggest getting one of these. You will never regret it!

  2. I love the Vanku 10.1 Inch Car Headrest DVD Player with Mount.  I know it’s part of modern technology, but I wonder what people did during long car trip rides back in the 1960s, 70s? Still, this DVD mounted on the headrest allows for the child not to have to hold it in his or her hands. Great review.

    1. Thank you Shalisha. Well, I can say that back in the 70’s, kids drove their parents crazy while on a road trip when they got bored! HaHa. But for real, it sure would’ve been nice to have one of these!!! 

  3. Thanks a million times for this amazing and wonderful post, it is an eye opener.  I have had the chance to be in cars with kids before   and I tell you having   a head rest DVD is a tool for the rood with   kids.  I would like to get this headrest DVD player even for personal use.

    1. Hi! The car DVDs are terrific and they keep the kids entertained. It’s great for the parents too! I am glad you like it too! Happy trails! 🙂

  4. Hi there!  Thanks for the time to share this. I must say I had fun going through this, it was very helpful to me! These look cool! I never really knew the importance of these. Well now, I do thank you again. I really would like to see more of your detailed and informative articles like this one. Kind regards.

  5. Hey there!

    LOLs, this actually reminded me of when I went on a vacation with my nephews.
    While in the car, they were just so restless and you know how energetic kids can be. I got so frustrated I later just had to give them my mobile device for them to do whatsoever they wish just to make sure they were calmed. A car DVD player actually is a nice gadget to be installed in the car, not just for the sake of your children but you might just want to entertain yourself once in a while ( and don’t forget to always focus on the road, don’t get distracted LOLs).

    1. Hello! Yes I sure do know what that is like! LOL for sure!! Having a DVD player in the car is a true lifesaver and once you have it, you will never want to be without it!!! Thanks for reading!!

  6. I have been trying to make up my mind concerning buying this Vanku 10.1 Inch car headrest DVD Player. But based on your review, I think it’s the best for my kids. One of the things I like the most is being able to hook 2 DVD players to be able to watch the same movies simultaneously. Cool!

    1. Hi Ann. I know you will love it. It is the best thing to have when there are kids in the car. It keeps them entertained and quiet which is every parents’ dream! Thanks for checking it out and let me know if you have any questions.

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