It’s hard to believe, but the unofficial start of summer is finally here with the Memorial Day weekend. And to celebrate, we’re focusing on seven great iPhone and iPad accessories perfect to take use during any summer vacation.
UE Roll 2
Lighter than a can of soda, the UE Roll 2 can be taken virtually anywhere. The completely waterproof speaker can be submerged for up to 30 minutes at a depth of six feet. Along with being 15 percent louder than the original, the high-quality bungee cord can be used to strap the speaker to a number of different locations. You can be up to 100 feet away from your iOS device and still play music. The built-in battery is designed to provide up to nine hours of music playback on a single charge.
An interesting and unique way to protect your home while your on vacation, BeON’s system is made up of three lightbulbs featuring a built-in rechargeable backup battery. The system learns and replays your lighting pattern and will replicate it while you are gone. Even if the lights are off, they will automatically switch on if someone rings the doorbell. They will also turn on during a fire alarm. During a power outage, the bulbs can provide up to four hours of illumination.
When your at home, each bulb can be controlled via Bluetooth and even dimmed. No hub is required.
Many of us will probably be around some kind of water while on vacation, whether it’s the local pool or even the ocean. And to help protect your handset, a waterproof iPhone case is usually a must. The standout feature of the NUUD is that there is no type of screen protection. You can submerge your iPhone in up to six feet of water for 30 minutes.
There are six different color choices to select from – black, white, red, blue, pink, and blue. The black version is $65.24 while the other colors are a bit more.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens
You’ll definitely want to capture that perfect photo or video while on vacation, and Olloclip’s 4-in-1 Lens system can help provide a new take on any scene.
Photographers can take advantage of four unique lenses to help take that perfect shot – a fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro, and 15x macro. The lenses will work on both the front and rear-facing camera of both the iPhone 6s/6 and iPhone 6s/6 Plus.
Buyers can select from six different color options for $79.99 each.
Fuse Chicken Armour Charge
A big step-up from Apple’s official Lightning cable, Fuse Chicken Armour Charge is wrapped with 100 percent stainless steel strands. Both ends are permanently sealed with housing fused over the electronics. The unique design should also prevent any tangles.
The AmazonBasics line is one of the most well-kept secrets on the retailer’s site. The private-label brand is a perfect way to pick up inexpensive, but well made, small electronics. This charger sports two 2.0 amp USB ports so you can charge multiple devices at one time, even an iPad. A small LED indicator will show you when the charger is positioned correctly and ready to go. It’s also backed by a one-year warranty for the retailer.
While I enjoy doing some serious camping and backpacking from time to time, I usually have to leave all my beloved iOS devices at home. Along with adding extra weight to a pack, there’s usually no logical way to charge an iPhone in the middle of nowhere.
That’s where Practical Power and its PowerPot V come in. Even though it can be used as a pot to boil water, the main draw is its ability to act as a lightweight thermoelectric generator that converts any heat source into DC electrical power. So, while you’re boiling water for a morning cup of coffee out on the trail, you can charge pretty much any device with the pot’s built-in USB plug.