“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” Augustine of Hippo never spoke a truer sentence; actually, he might have done, but this is the only quote of his that I know. If any tech-heads out there are also voracious readers of the world and like to flick between its pages as often as possible, then you’ll need a couple of accessories if you want to take your favourite iDevices with you. Oh, and Proporta have given FanAppic readers a 20% discount code; just stick FANAPPIC20 in the basket on the site before September 1st 2014 and you’ll reap the benefit! I’m planning a six-week drive across the north of Australia next month and I’m going to be taking all of these gadgets with me; combined with these and my pitch-perfect Crocodile Dundee impersonation, what could go wrong?
1. USB TurboCharger 7000: The Ultimate Solution to Charging On-The-Go
A phone without charge is about as useless as Matthew McConaughey’s shirts, so it’s imperative that you take a back up charger with you, especially if you are going off-road and might need you phone for emergency calls or a quick game of Flappy Bird. The USB TurboCharger 7000 can charge two devices at a time and can charge just about any device that you can think of plugging into it thanks to its Low and High inputs. Smartphones, iPods, etc. go in the Low slot whereas iPads, Kindles and suchlike go in the High.
It comes equipped with a variety of jacks to fit all sorts of equipment and a pair of retractable cables, all sealed in lovely felt pouch. At 175 grams, this puppy is light enough to fit in your pocket, although if you buy the Proporta Gadget Bag with it you receive a pretty hefty discount.
Link: USB Turbo Charger 7000
2. Gadget Bag: Keepin’ it all Together
This one does what it says on the tin, but it does it very well; with pockets for all of your devices and wires and enough space for a tablet, plug iPod and an iPhone, you can keep all four tech eggs in one basket and not worry about them getting scratched by loose change and keys.
The detachable plastic and velcro pouch has as a plastic aperture to feed your headphones through and is really useful for keeping your iDevice safe and sealed when you are on the go. Get it with the USB TurboCharger 7000 and get almost 50% of the price knocked off.
Link: Proporta Gadget Bag
3. Barbour iPad 4 Case Quilted Collection: A Stylish iPad Cover, Darling
This one is for the luxury traveller or ‘glamper’; sure, you could get a regular old hard case, but this one will really set you apart from your fellow travellers and have them looking up to you with a mix of admiration and jealousy.
With a traditional tartan lining and a quilted exterior, you can tell that this has been crafted in association with Barbour without even knowing its name; the luxurious case actually offers a fair amount of protection and it also doubles as stand, so you can view media when you’re relaxing in your tent that’s spun from golden silk.
Seriously, it is a beautiful case and a fantastic accessory for anyone who wants take a little glamour with them on the road; after weeks of showering from bottled water and using a bush for a bathroom, this thing could save your sanity…