9 Essential iPhone Accessories for Travel
If you have an iPhone, and love traveling, I think we share the same interests. And I believe you will find this post about iPhone accessories for travel informative and helpful.
I have a Canon M10 Mirrorless, it’s light enough to carry around to take beautiful pictures. However, most of the time, I only travel with my iPhone. It could not only take photos, and edit those right away, and a lot of supporting features as you know, of course, but pretty much lighter than a true camera. Moreover, to fully enjoy the trip with your phone, I’m sure you will need the below accessories.
1. Power Bank
Definitely, this is the first-ever thing you have to remember preparing for any trip. By using your iPhone’s camera to take pictures or record videos, it could consume your phone battery a lot. At that moment, a power bank will be your best friend. You can recharge your phone fully with a power bank in the day, then charge the power bank at night for the next day’s use.
In order to choose a power bank, I would consider its capacity first, material second, and brand third. Specifically, a 5000mAh power bank is far good to fully charge an iPhone one time. Also, it’s smaller, saving space, and lighter than the 10000mAh or 20000mAh to carry around easily. Then, I would choose the ones with a Lithium polymer battery (LiPo), which is pretty suitable with most nowadays smartphones, including the iPhone. Finally, those with well-known brands in the industry such as Anker, or POWERADD are highly preferred.
If you are confused about picking a suitable power bank for your iPhone, you may want to see my suggestions below:
2. Camera Lens
You know, iPhone’s camera cannot take pictures from a wide-angle. And that’s when you need a camera lens. Especially in case you want to take a beautiful pic of a very tall building like Malaysia’s Petronas Twin Tower, you will see this item helpful. In addition, a camera lens even supports your iPhone to take macro photos.
You can consider this Xenvo Pro Lens Kit in case you want to buy one. With 0.45x wide-angle, 15x macro, I believe it’s one of the best iPhone camera accessories for travel.
3. Selfie Stick
Your package of iPhone accessories for travel would be incomplete without a selfie stick. This stuff is very useful in case there is no one around, or people are busy, to help you taking beautiful pictures. Sometimes, a beautiful moments just happen for a few seconds, and that is when a selfie stick is extremely in need. Additionally, it might help you to take small group photos.
Selfie stick is not a new product. It even has a lot of kinds on the market. But only a few are advanced as it is compact, expandable in long range, and suitable with many iPhone generations. You ought to consider those.
4. Tripod Mount
This could be a particular item for semi-pro or professional photographers, but it is clearly missing without adding a tripod mount to the list of iPhone accessories for travel. A tripod mount will help to reduce blurry images by keeping the phone balance when taking pics. As a result, iPhone users can create more beautiful photos easier.
A good tripod mount should have its components designed compactly, conveniently, and portably for a long trip. Its 3 legs must be lightweight but strong enough to support its users maximum. Moreover, a tripod mount usually goes with a remote to control in a long-range, don’t forget to check this one when buying a tripod.
5. International Travel Adapter
You bring a lot of technical devices or gadgets, but at the end of the day, you realize that you have no suitable plug to charge them for next-day use. Have you ever been in that situation? If your answer is yes, definitely you need an international travel adapter.
There are many different types of plug and socket used in countries. Even the iPhone sold in different countries have different plug chargers. If you try to find a suitable plug every time traveling to a country, it will cost your time a lot. Instead, you just need an international travel adapter to effortlessly solve every socket case in every country.
To save your time looking for one, here are some of my suggestions:
6. Waterproof Case
I had an old iPhone that was broken by the sea of Binh Ba island, Vietnam. Just 2 seconds into the water, my phone has gone forever. From that day, I always bring along an iPhone waterproof case every time I go to a seaside or do activities that relate to water. It not only makes me feel more comfortable but more convenient for my travel experience.
With a waterproof case, you can easily do phone photography under the water, even in deep. Also, the case is further suitable with water-related outdoor activities such as fishing, kayaking, or many kinds of surfing, etc. Furthermore, some cases with a strap to hang on your neck or wrist will support your underwater action easier and more flexibly.
With so many waterproof cases in the market could make you confused, here are my best suggestions that will save your time researching:
The one best companion with iPhone that everyone knows. Indeed, a pair of earphones is useful not just in your trip but in any of your outdoor activities or relaxed moments.
I have no idea of a description or introduction of this item to say, but a story to tell you. So, the story is, I just had a trip to Nha Trang, Vietnam. And the trip was awesome till the time I’m on a sleeper bus going back to my home city. On the way, a stranger just simply snored like a chainsaw while sleeping. Unfortunately, I forgot my earphone at home. As a result, I had to suffer that whole night. 8 hours on the road is like 8 days in a club standing next to a loudspeaker to me. That was horrible.
Genuinely, I suggest you always have earphones, either bluetooth or wired ones, on your iPhone accessories for travel list. If you don’t have a pair, you should find one.
8. Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
I always remember the night I and my friends did camping on top of Ta Nang’s mountain. We pretty much chilled with beer, BBQ, and music out loud. That night wasn’t fulfilled without a speaker. On another time, I did trekking at Bu Gia Map national park and camping next to a stream. And a speaker made my night too.
Imagine you and your friends are camping inside a forest, or on top of a mountain with a full-stars-sky above your head, then a speaker with your favorite songs is all needed to enjoy the whole night. Especially with those who love singing, or playing musical instruments, a speaker will support to show your talents.
If you want to know the speakers who fulfilled my nights and will make your nights, here they are:
9. Electronics Organizer
So up to this point, you may have a list of iPhone accessories for travel, all you need now is a bag to contain your items. Not just to protect your kinds of stuff, you can organize the accessories to find and carry it out easily with an electronics organizer. Let’s find one now!
So those are my suggested list of iPhone accessories for travel. If you have any more suggestions I’m happy to listen and update the list.
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