5 must-have mobile accessories for smartphone-friendly camping

5 must-have mobile accessories for smartphone-friendly camping
Bring up the subject of mobile tech and what it can mean for a weekend spent backpacking in the great outdoors, and a lot of people can start getting very defensive: “But … but isn't the point of a camping trip so that you can get away from it all – the incessant glow of smartphone screens included?” If you need a break from your handset, that's all well and good, but the idea that there's simply no place for a smartphone while you enjoy some hiking, fishing, or whatever leisurely activity strikes your interest is just so close-minded.

The fact is, there's plenty of outdoor-friendly hardware designed with smartphone use in mind. With summer approaching, and the call of the wild sounding that much more attractive, we're taking a look at some of the best accessories you can bring along to make your next camping expedition just as tech-fueled as you want it to be.

Last time we talked about smartphone accessories that you didn't want to leave behind on a camping trip, we were all about power: whether by way of solar panel, manual hand crank, or even extracting electricity from a roaring campfire, we brought you some of the best tools for keeping your portable gear powered while far from the convenience of outlets.

This time we're assuming you've got that power issue all sorted, and instead are looking more at gadgets you can use to help your phone enhance the rest of your trip.


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5 Comments

1. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

If you are going camping and a portable projector is a must have accessory... then I salute you.... with my middle finger....

2. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i never go out without a portable charger!

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

I'll include a big power bank instead of #2, 3 & 5.

4. TmoRep

Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 20, 2016

This article is ridiculous IMHO. Unless your one of the people who thinks camping is sitting in a $100,000+ RV in a paid camping spot with bathrooms and a theater room and the most contact with nature is the dirt on your tennis shoes.

5. aldridhl

Posts: 76; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

IMO, pointing out that camping is about taking a break from tech is not being defensive at all. It's stating a valid point.

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