After my experience in the US, with A: iPhone dying after taking consecutive photos, infuriatingly quickly in cold weather, and B: charging multiple devices on very cheap chargers, I decided it would be worth investigating a few quirky, useful, but wholly inexpensive solutions.
A really innovative patented little device is the Twist + from http://www.oneadaptr.com . One twistand it will adapt to all world sockets. It’ll take up to 4
USB devices including an iPad. It might be quite a good thing to fidget with when bored as well.
A slim and sleek portable charger was my choice but then there are lots of those to choose from. And I have another iPhone in here that is a duplication of my own phone. I saw so many backpackers who had lost or broken their phone. This way, I will be able to restore from iTunes and not lose all my money apps, maps and contacts etc.
A cool bit of kit to go in the bag is this really small but well made set of lenses for the iPhone camera. The contraption, Turata Universal 2 in 1 Clip on Macro Lens 12.5x and Wide Angle 0.45x simply clips over the camera. As it is, it configures as a wide angle and when you unscrew the outer lens it configures as a Macro.
I didn’t have a selfie stick in the US and therefore was so this will be a first. But it does save one from stopping random strangers and saying ‘would you mind taking a photo me please,’ and yet not stepping too far back in case they abscond with one’s phone.Also included in the gadget back is a mini ionizer for the allergies. £20 – and hitherto untested. I’ll let you know!