These are my Favorite Smartphone Accessories when I am Traveling for a Shoot.
Note how everything is small and basically Flat.
I can carry this with me all the time in my belt bag.
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Syba USB 2.0 Type A Female to Micro USB 2.0 Male Adapter Cable (CL-CAB20125) us$5.99 Amazon
This little $5.99 cable that can fit into your belt bag easily will allow you to Plug IN your regular Multi Card Reader to your Smartphone, and Copy , Move images from your shoots (SD,CF cards) to your Smartphone. Then from there Backup to Cloud, backup on your Smartphone (I have a 32gb Micro SD in my smartphone) or post on FB or Instagram.
Using this cable and my SanDisk USB3 Multi Card Reader on Android when I plugged in my 64gb SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card the Smartphone Automatically Pop-ed up File Manager and Read the Card. All I had to do was mark that Folder or Files I wanted to COPY and Where. Very Easy.
A mix of 355mb RAW RX1 files and JPGS took aprox. 1:10 min/sec to Upload to my Galaxy S Smartphone. And 21 sec to Download to my computer to a Spinning 7,200 rpm Hard Drive via a usb2 port.
Have a feeling any PRO toting a 15” Laptop on a shoot can see the Benefit of this. :)
SanDisk ImageMate Multi Card USB 3.0 Reader … this is link for Amazon us$32.00 (but I bought mine from B&H)
Next Favorite carry around everywhere Smartphone Accessory is the EC Technology High Capacity 2600 mAh Backup External Battery Pack and Charger Power Bank “with” Flashlight , Cherry Color
Cherry so I can find it in my black bag at night. It comes with a number of “tips” so you can use it with a number of gadgets , and more importantly Charge your Smartphone. The power always goes down on your Smartphone when you need it most. :)
The Flash Light is SUPER handy. Not only to find your way on a dark location or inside your bag at night , but to light something at night so you can AF on it. Or you could use it as a backlight for a Smartphone Food pic with a bit of diffusion. (wish it had a dimmer).
About the size of a very large lipstick case or roll of nickels, is easy to carry and use. Well worth the us$15.00
What I think is the BEST Smartphone Tripod mount. Joby JM1-01WW GripTight Mount Black Amazon us$16.00.
Why because it FOLDS “FLAT” ! That’s it. It folds small and Flat. (look at the pic) So, I can have it with me in my belt bag all the time. It also has a hole so you attach it to your Key Ring.
I might clip it to my MeFoto GlobeTrotter Tripod/Monopod which is also great on Trips.
Like the Aluminum because I don’t like super light Tripods. And I do not want to have to worry about someone stealing it wherever I go. Because sometimes I leave it on location. Do not underestimate the usefulness of having a Monopod built in. and the Head is deceptively good. Amazon us$ 209.00
IF you have any other MUST HAVE on Travel Shoots … let me know … I will add it on. Or will see on the Comments section below.
3/5/14 : Here is an interesting iPhone 5 and 5s ACC that is both a Stand and Protection : http://www.fritzframe.com/en/
Hope this helps,
Tourist of Light
SONY ALPHA camera Ambassador