Being out in the wilderness calls for smartphone essentials. For the iPhone, this translates to an external battery and a wireless speaker. Rather than bringing a bunch of tech with you, opt for Outdoor Tech's Buckshot Pro.
At $78, this 3-in-1 Bluetooth speaker comes equipped with a flashlight and bike mount. This thing can take a hit and churn out great sound quality, doubling as a microphone or speaker-phone for hands-free calls. It yields 10 hours of music playback and can even be used to charge your phone.
4Monoprice Battery Backup LED Flashlight
Ever had the problem of needing to stay in one spot while your phone is charging? Of course, you have. Monoprice's latest invention solves this problem for $16, utilizing a Lightning cable to connect to your iPhone 6.
The pack itself is about the size of a tube of body spray and packs a 5200 mAh cell. That's enough punch to charge your iPhone two times over. The LED display indicates the amount of power the charger has left and the integrated battery doubles as an LED flashlight. You can get it in white or blue, and comes with an 18-month warranty.
5Kenu AirFrrame Portable Car Mount
Quick access to your iPhone is a must when you're driving in your vehicle. The majority of car mounts are somewhat unwieldy, but here's one that's both affordable and pocket-sized.
The Kenu AirFrame+ expands to fit phones larger than even the iPhone 6 Plus and snaps onto the air vents on your dashboard. Texts, GPS, and other information will be at an eye level and hands-free. This device weighs 1.28 ounces and measures 2.7 x 1.9 x 1 inches, so take it with you after you park.
David Baker is a resident of Houston, Texas. He's a huge tech geek, loves frequent travel, and most importantly basketball (go Rockets!). His passion for guiding others has been deep-rooted all his life.