Obsessed with your phone? What phone accessories do you use?

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As a blogger I am pretty obsessed with my i-Phone 6. I use it ALL the time. I use it for social media, to read and send emails, to take photos, message people on What’s App, Messenger and Text, and sometimes to even make phone calls!

But what accessories do I use?

1 Stripe Turbo Charger

As a result of doing all these things on my phone, it often runs out of battery. The i-Phone 6 has a better battery life than the i-Phone 5 did, but the days of a phone battery lasting all week, went with the Nokia 5210! That being said I wasn’t using it to access the internet back then.  My lifeline these days is the Stripe Turbo Charger. It lives in my handbag, that is unless my hubby has stolen it for his train journeys. I have recommended it to loads of people. It is more expensive than some chargers, but it works!


2 Avo Selfie Stick

Available at Sainsbury’s local, these things are a lot of fun.  Here are a few photos of us messing around with it at home, but expect lots of photos when we are out and about as it makes taking those photos if us as a family of 5 much easier. The kids also love it!  We have a cable version rather than a bluetooth version which I think works better as you don’t have to turn the bluetooth on and off whilst taking photos.



3 Zagg speaker case

Now this is an amazing piece of kit and will be brilliant for our travels.  At £99 this is not the cheapest i-Phone case, but then it isn’t just a protective case for your phone; it is a power pack and a speaker too.

The speaker part of the case is removable.  The website boasts that the wireless Bluetooth speaker boosts music, conference calls, videos, and games.   We have used it to play music in a hotel room, my husband has used it for a conference call at work, it has charged both our phones (with 1800mAh backup power) and the sound is absolutely brilliant. We love it!!

If you can afford this, then I would buy it, you can have loads of fun with it and it will be useful too, what’s not to love.


4 Eyefi Mobi WiFi memory card

We went to the V Festival this weekend with friends, used all the products above actually, and half way through the day my hubby pulled out a camera. Our friends were all surprised to see him using a camera (that wasn’t his DSLR) until he explained that it had some sort of magic in it.  This was the only way one of our friends would accept that the pictures would transfer automatically from the camera to the phone! I am sure there is a more technical explanation as to how it all works, but trust me, you don’t need that.  All you really need to know is that you can take photos on your camera, it emits its own wifi, and the photos will transfer from your camera to your phone!! We did this, we automatically sent all the photos to each other with a What’s App group and everyone was happy.  With 90 days free membership to Eyefi Cloud and for £33.99 for 8GB/ Available from Amazon.co.uk and http://en.eyefi.com this is a fantastic addition to your phone/camera kit.


Tech 21 Patriot

I have needed this case for ages.  I have broken all my other phones and have always had cases, but for some reason have not got round to buying one for my i-Phone 6.  Why do we do this when our phones are one of the most expensive things we carry around with us all day, and one of the most well used.  Anyhow thankfully I have now been sent a Patriot case by Tech 21. Admittedly it isn’t the most attractive phone cover I have ever had (and it is quite expensive at £39.99). I’ve had pretty Cath Kidston ones and ones with photos of the kids on before, but this is very very strong and robust and is also dust and splash proof, with acoustic vents which protect all those little holes from water, dust and dirt.  I honestly don’t know what can go wrong with it.  I’m sure the kids will find some way of breaking my phone, they usually do, but seemingly this is indestructible!.



6 SteelSeries Stratus Controller

Last but not least we have a SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Gaming Controller to giveaway that works perfectly with the iPhone and iPad.  It is great for gaming on the iPad and iPhone because it is wireless, connected by bluetooth, and fully charged it has 10 hours of game play. It would be perfect for older children to have in the car on long car journeys as it is small, neat and comes with a cover. To enter our competition simply follow Mini Travellers on Twitter and RT/share this post.


NB: We were sent a number of these products for the purpose of this review but all thoughts and opinions are our own.

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  • Reply
    27th August 2015 at 7:53 pm

    The only accessory I really use is a portable battery pack which is so useful for when your out and about on a long day

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    Steven Appleton
    27th August 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I use a bluetooth speaker & a portable battery pack

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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    27th August 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Lots of great accessories here – love the sound of the turbo charger, think I will have to treat myself to one of those! 🙂

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    pete c
    27th August 2015 at 10:54 pm

    just a case, that’s all

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    28th August 2015 at 6:27 am

    I use Bluetooth, headphones and my niece’s selfie stick

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    Claire at Tin Box Traveller
    28th August 2015 at 10:01 am

    I have a portable charger but nothing a whizzy as yours. There’s some great kit here and some I never knew existed. My Christmas list is sorted 😉 #pocolo

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    shona mackie
    28th August 2015 at 12:44 pm

    I use a Bluetooth and headphones

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    28th August 2015 at 2:15 pm


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    Jackie Dawson
    28th August 2015 at 3:33 pm

    i use a portable charger

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    karen cowley
    28th August 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Bluetooth speaker

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    Claire Deakin
    28th August 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Bluetooth and case

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    Verily Victoria Vocalises
    28th August 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Crikey! There are some great ideas here 🙂 I use a charging case on a regular basis – I love it! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x

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    Heather Macklin
    28th August 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Just a cheap cover so far!

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    Sarah Christie
    28th August 2015 at 7:50 pm

    That wifi card is amazing I need one of those and the case is fab x

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    Alix Smith
    28th August 2015 at 8:34 pm

    erm….none really – does my charger count?! i’m obviously missing out!

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    Sheila Hodgson
    28th August 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Portable battery pack

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    Hassina Begum
    29th August 2015 at 7:40 am

    I use a Bluetooth speaker and headphones

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    jules eley
    29th August 2015 at 9:36 am

    I love the selfie stick i don’t know hope i took photo’s without it…so much easier getting 4 children in the photo now

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    David Thomson
    29th August 2015 at 11:59 am

    Given the option I’ll “forget” my mobile but if I’ve got to take it then one of those stylus’ that can be used on a touchscreen is my only accessory.

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    Diane Wood
    29th August 2015 at 3:35 pm

    a charger (does that count??)

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    ann clements
    29th August 2015 at 7:23 pm

    I use a portable charger

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    Kristina Trick
    29th August 2015 at 10:20 pm

    I have a bluetooth speaker which is in the kitchen to rock out tunes while I’m being a domestic goddess

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    30th August 2015 at 11:58 am

    Sometimes headphones, a case and a charger

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    Louise Lumsden
    30th August 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I use the camera on my phone,but other than that I don’t have any accessories for it yet

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    EJ Dunn
    30th August 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I have a case with space for cards and cash. It’s rendered my purse obsolete!

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    Rachel Butterworth
    30th August 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Just a phone case at the moment.

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    Brad Start
    30th August 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Bluetooth speaker

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    Matthew Sinclair
    30th August 2015 at 10:49 pm


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    Michael Griffin
    31st August 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Just a case

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    31st August 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Headphones for music and calls while driving and at gym

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    Hayley Green
    31st August 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Headphones, in car charger 🙂

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    31st August 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Just a case

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    julie k
    31st August 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Bluetooth headphones , but I do have my eye on a selfie stick – thanks for the chance to win x

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    david cavender
    1st September 2015 at 10:03 am

    Bluetooth speaker

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    Jane Barrett
    2nd September 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Headphones and case

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    michelle banks
    4th September 2015 at 7:14 am

    a portable battery pack x

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    Kat Lucas
    5th September 2015 at 2:51 am

    Portable charger pack & bluetooth

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    fiona mcbride
    5th September 2015 at 8:32 am

    just a case as not a gadget person

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    Gwyn Sharps
    5th September 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I use a portable charger. I have a selfie stick, but haven’t unwrapped it yet

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    Gerri Tennant
    6th September 2015 at 6:49 am

    Nothing apart from the charger.

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    9th September 2015 at 5:09 pm


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    carole n
    9th September 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Just a charger

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    betony Bennett
    10th September 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Covers and cases are essential. Oh, lol, and the selfie stick :p

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    janine atkin
    12th September 2015 at 5:16 pm

    i use headphones alot

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    tarbs gill
    12th September 2015 at 11:17 pm

    None.. I did order a case… which never arrived.. but that time my phone looked a bit scratched and I never bothered.. I wish I had as I now have a very cracked screen!

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    Colin Gault
    13th September 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Headphones and case

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    jessica catherine
    15th September 2015 at 4:00 pm

    heasphones and a case

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    Linda Curtis
    16th September 2015 at 12:18 am

    a hard case to protect it when i drop it

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    16th September 2015 at 9:02 am


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    Stephen Little
    16th September 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Only a charger!

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    Kate Sabin-Burns
    17th September 2015 at 10:00 pm

    docking station to listen to music

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    Tammy Neal
    17th September 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Charger 🙂

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    14th December 2015 at 8:22 am

    a hard case to protect it when i drop it

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