A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. Similarly, your iPhone is built to help you stay connected and you need to take it to different places. While accessories cannot protect ships, you can always wrap your smart gadget in a few accessories while complementing it with the rest for that perfect adventure. For a frequent flier or traveler, here is my list of must-have travel accessories for your iPhone.
- Universal adapters
- Power banks
- Smart travel wallet
- Tripod + Selfie Stick
- Noise-canceling earphones
- Anti-theft bags for MacBook
Universal adapters for serious travelers (an all-in-one solution)
Countries around the world use different plugs and sockets. And you won’t be able to charge your iPhone or other electronics if you don’t have the exact match. Moreover, buying an adapter every time you travel to a new country would eventually hurt the wallet. A lot!
So, a wise decision is to invest in an excellent universal travel adapter. It boasts a wide range of permutations and combinations of plugs that will work across almost all major countries.
Pro Tip: If you find a travel-friendly wall charger that sports multiple outlets, grab it and never let it go!
Our top picks for universal adapters
1. SublimeWare international adapter – Equipped with 4 USB smart ports
This universal adapter by SublimeWare is perfect for world travel as it supports over 150 countries. And with its four USB smart ports, you can charge up to four devices at once.
Moreover, it boasts a unique pin-locking mechanism that doesn’t allow the pins to sink back when inserting the plug into the outlet. The only thing you need to take care of is the voltage. Since it isn’t a voltage converter, you need to check the voltage compatibility of the electronic device used or buy a voltage converter.
2. Epicka travel power adapter – Safety-certified AC plug adaptor
With one AC socket, one USB-C, and two USB-A ports, Epicka can simultaneously charge multiple devices. The adapter covers 150+ countries so that you can travel worry-free.
It also comes with an 8A overload dual fuse, dust-proof safety shutter, 30-day money-back guarantee, ROHS, CE, and FC certifications, which makes it a lucrative choice, and my first choice.
Power banks to charge on-the-go
Between those numerous selfies, envy-worthy shots and videos, GPS, music listening, surfing, and games, your iPhone couldn’t possibly last all day. So, a good quality power bank is almost a necessity for every wanderer.
The best part is that you can safely and securely fast charge multiple devices at once, even those AirPods, external flash, camera battery, and more.
Pro Tip: Play smart, ensure the mAh is high enough to charge your iPhone, headphones, etc., multiple times, even if it costs you a bit extra.
Our top picks for power banks
3. Anker PowerCore 20,000mAh power bank – Durable textured exterior
This beast could charge an iPhone 11 four times! But what’s special is its e PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technology that delivers fast, secure, and optimized charging every time. Moreover, its Trickle Charging mode offers optimized charging to low-power devices like earphones.
With both a USB-C and Micro USB input port, you can simultaneously charge two devices.
Smart travel wallet to protect your essentials
Plastic money has become an integral part of our life; we carry at least one card of ours’ everywhere with us. Also, you might have heard or experienced the horror stories of identity theft via card scanning.
Smart wallets with RFID protection stops anyone from scanning and misusing the cards inside. And why just for travel, you should take such precautions even in day-to-day life.
Pro Tip: If you are a regular traveler, go for a passport wallet with RFID blocking. This way, your passport, boarding pass, and cards will be well-secured.
Our top picks for smart wallets
4. Ekster parliament slim leather wallet – Premium built
It employs top-grain leather and anodized aluminum tabs, all sourced from reliable resources. But what has my heart is its smart one-click mechanism that allows accessing your cards both fun and easy.
The RFID wallet can securely hold up to 10 cards. And if you opt for the Ekster Tracker Card, it would be almost next to impossible to lose it!
5. GDTK Leather Passport Holder – Best lightweight and affordable wallet
GDTK envelopes your cards, cash, passport, and other essentials neatly in premium synthetic leather. And since it employs RFID blocking, all the stuff is also protected against electronic interference.
Available in 20+ colors and three different textures, you are bound to find a wallet that suits your style statement. Most importantly, it’s pretty reasonably priced!
Tripod + selfie stick to capture your travel moments
I don’t think so; I need to explain why it is a must-have travel accessory, even if you are not a selfie-crazy traveler. This compact and handy concoction helps you capture amazing, Insta-worthy shots.
So, whether you want to create FOMO in your friends/followers or want to capture memories for later, a great tripod should permanently be in your backpack.
Pro Tip: When choosing a tripod, ensure it has several height variations, suiting to both the low angle or eye-level shots.
Our top picks for tripod and selfie stick
6. Fugetek all-in-one professional tripod – Quick flip locks
The ultra-compact tripod is also an ultra-expandable one; it can extend from 19″ to 51″! It also boasts quick-flip locks, a 180-degree adjustable head, a smooth Bluetooth connection, and no-skid tripod feet.
In short, thanks to this amazing thing, you can get that shot without risking your iPhone.
7. UBeesize selfie stick tripod – Best flexibility in movements
An accompanied universal phone holder offers broad compatibility. And not just a smartphone, but the 1/4th inch screw can also work with a digital camera, DSLR, action camera, GoPro, and more.
It extends up to 51″ and comes with a handy wireless shutter remote, so capturing an envy-worthy selfie with the perfect background is easier.
Noise-canceling earphones to make everyone else a background
Why noise canceling, you ask? Well, because you don’t want to hear the hustle-bustle of the airport or crying babies on the flight! But you also don’t want to miss important announcements, do you?
So, invest in a good pair of noise-canceling earphones or headphones as per your preference.
Pro Tip: If possible, go for truly wireless earphones as they are easy to carry around, and you don’t have to jostle with the wires.
Our top picks for earphones
8. Apple AirPods Pro – The best choice
There is no better companion for a ‘traveling’ iPhone than the AirPods Pro. What makes this perfect is features like Spatial Audio, Adaptive EQ, etc., which are only available in this combination.
Another benefit is its best-in-class active noise cancellation and transparency mode, making the extra $$ spent worth it.
9. Sony noise-canceling truly wireless earbuds – Best battery life
Industry-leading audio noise cancellation that lends a virtually soundproof experience. And most importantly, no one can beat the bass Sony offers, and this one sports 24bit audio signal processing to deliver more dramatic sound.
Along with a 24-hour battery, this one offers quick charge technology, 90-min of playtime in just 10 mins.
10. Anti-theft MacBook bags for possessive travelers
While your iPhone might be secure in the pocket, the rest of the accessories like the adapters, cables, wallets, earphones, etc., are usually stored in your bag. And therefore, an anti-theft backpack makes for a must-have.
Along with the security aspect, they are comfortable to carry, keep your gadgets well-organized, and usually come with a USB charging port to juice up your device on the run.
Pro Tip: The more pockets, the merrier; well, at least my OCD side thinks so!
11. Mancro business travel laptop backpack – Comes with the USB charging port
Crafted from eco-friendly, water-resistant polyester fabric, Mancro sports a theft-proof combination lock and durable metal zippers. Further, the ‘S’ curve padded shoulder straps allow for comfortable, all-day wear.
A built-in charging port and cable lets you conveniently charge your iPhone. Most importantly, it boasts 3 main pockets, 9 small inner pockets, and 2 sealed side pockets!
12. Pacsafe Metrosafe LS450 – Comes with a 5-year warranty
Pacsafe is one of the most renowned brands for secure travel accessories. It employs a patented technology to prevent theft, including lockable zippers, comfortable padded shoulder straps, cut-proof steel mesh, and pockets with RFID blocking.
The bag has 3 lockable zipper exterior pockets, 1 padded and suspended notebook sleeve, 2 side pockets for water bottles or umbrella, 2 zipper interior pockets, and 1 key/wallet clip. On top of that, it comes with a 5-year Pacsafe warranty.
Packed your bags with these best iPhone travel accessories?
Traveling has many perks; my favorite ones are experiencing different cultures, places, food, and getting to know new people. And this list of must-have travel accessories is based on my various escapades.
In case I have missed something, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments below. Also, share your favorite pick; it will surely help fellow wanderers.
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