The Best Travel Accessories for Mobile Devices


It’s Travel Week here at B&H, which means it’s time to pack those bags, set your Out-of-Office message, and decide with which deep, introspective quotes you’re going to caption your Instagram posts. If you are lucky enough to be traveling this week (or any time soon), you might want to consider some trip-friendly accessories to bolster the performance of your mobile device. Here are some of our favorites.

Portable Power

All the add-ons and accessories in the world won’t do you much good if your device is dead. That’s why you should always carry a portable battery pack with you. Simple, straightforward, and incredibly useful, battery packs keep you juiced up even when you’re on the go. Personally, I prefer my fast-charging Belkin Pocket Power (10,000mAh capacity, dual USB ports, and a slim, travel-anywhere design), but there are tons of great options available. Find the one that best suits your needs and never worry about a dead device again.

Belkin Pocket Power 10K Power Bank

Protective Case

Most of us already have some kind of protective cover on our phones and tablets. But one lesson traveling teaches us is that not all cases are created equal, and depending on where you’re headed, your current coverage might not offer all the protection you need—especially against tougher terrains. If you’re traveling somewhere that requires some supplemental safeguards, consider upgrading to a tougher case. Any case from Otter Box’s Defender series or Urban Armor Gear should give you the extra protection you’re looking for, plus they look great while doing it.

Urban Armor Gear Plyo Series Case for Samsung Galaxy S9+

Bag It Up

If you’re going somewhere that is less land than sea, you might also consider picking up a waterproof case or bag to keep your mobile devices nice and dry. OverBoard offers eco-friendly options for tablets and smartphones. Not only do these waterproof pouches keep water out, they also float in case you drop them in a lake or ocean. Plus, they come with lanyards and hoops and fasteners attachments, so they’re easy to wear or transport, and they allow you to use your device even while it’s inside the bag.

OverBoard Waterproof Large Phone Case

Camera Accessories

Let’s face it: One of the reasons we love our mobile devices so much is because they allow us to capture and share all the fun, exciting, beautiful moments in our lives. If you’re looking to improve the quality of those moments, consider picking up a mobile camera accessory, like an attachment lens or filter. Depending on the lens, you can change the field of view, aspect ratio, and make other modifications to enhance your footage. Of course, a great shot isn’t all about the camera lens—a steady surface and the right angle are also contributing factors. To keep your device stabilized, consider bringing a stand or tripod, like what Joby offers with its GorillaPods. And for that perfect portrait position, make sure you’ve got a selfie stick in hand.

IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro

Storage Solution

One issue you might run into when travelling is running low on storage. After all, taking lots of photos also means taking up lots of space on your device. One great way to solve that problem is with a portable storage device. The Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3, for example, lets you back up all your footage, and, as an added bonus, also houses a 5400mAh battery that allows you to charge your device on the go. If you’re looking for some additional storage and power while you’re traveling, the MobileLite is a great solution.

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G3

Do you have any upcoming travel plans? What mobile accessories do you bring when you go globetrotting? Let us know in the Comments section, below!