I think I’ve made it clear before that I’m a bit of a stressy Sally when I travel. Don’t get me wrong, I travel all the time, and it never stops me from doing anything… but I am that girl that checks for her passport 398535046 times per minute. I am that girl that saves every route from the airport to the hotel and then checks the map every millisecond, you know, just to double check we’re on the right path. I am that girl that takes home comforts with her when she travels because travelling is incredible but homesickness is definitely not, so you better believe the favourite mug, dressing gown, blanket, and homely/zen/chillout playlist is at the ready. I’m that girl that has umpteen blogger’s guides to whatever city I’m in bookmarked because obvs need to check out sassy, instagrammable cafes [insert eye roll emoji here].
Being that girl is all well and good, being that girl means being prepared, but… being that girl also means that your phone battery is constantly teetering on 5% and your suitcase is jam packed full of
unnecessary crap home comforts… so there are some accessories that I absolutely have to have with me at all times. They have to be travel friendly, minimalistic, they have to look amazing (#sorrynotsorry) and they have to work like a dream.
Today’s post is about two products that do all of those things and were my absolute saviours in Copenhagen. A part of the Samsung Online Exclusive Accessories range (which is banging FYI), they’re practical, minimalistic, pretty darn pretty, and they are compatible with all smartphones. Perfection.
First up, we have the Samsung Evo Battery pack (10,200mAh) and I have to say, I could not have survived Copenhagen/travelling in general without it. In short, it’s a portable battery charger for your phone but oh my goodness it’s so much more than that. Firstly, I am obsessed with the colour (I know you spied that beautiful baby pink and isn’t it so gorgeous?) They also stock a baby blue version but there’s something so minimalistic and chic about this one. The finish itself is smooth (there’s something so satisfying when the product feels good) with smooth curves making it more comfortable to hold and use. It also has a kickstand cable which basically allows you to prop up your smartphone into position making it perfect for watching videos whilst it’s still charging, as well as a super handy hand strap meaning you can walk around with it comfortably too. But most importantly, it works like an absolute dream. Samsung do stock multiple portable chargers with different battery powers but this one in particular for me lasted for the whole 5 days, I would say approximately 5 full charges which is just blimmin insane. A total lifesaver for busy days in London or when you’re abroad.
Plus the minimalistic packaging fitted in so well in stunning, minimalistic Copenhagen [insert cry laughter/”yes I know I’m tragic” emoji here].
Then we have the Samsung Scoop Speaker which is just a total dream boat. Firstly, it looks more like an interior design piece than an actual electronic product. I think that’s the thing I love most about the whole Samsung online exclusives range, they all just look incredible. Almost like they belong in one of those dreamy Scandinavian, Pinterest homes. But back to the speaker… it’s a wireless, portable speaker that you can take with you anywhere you go, so whack on your Beyonce/Taylor Swift Biebs/[insert your own choice of equally cheesy but amazing singer here] and enjoy without the need for headphones or a bulky speaker dragging you down. Personally for me, I honestly can’t do without this because one of the main things that helps my homesickness when I go away is music. Whether it’s just songs I love, ones that remind me of certain places/times, or just some calming music, I absolutely adore this speaker and because it’s so compact, you really can take it anywhere. Oh, and the battery also lasts for a whopping 9 hours giving you maximum “Shake it off” or zen time.
If you’re not on board with occasionally blasting out some T.Swift then I’m really not sure we can be friends!
So those are my two absolute favourite minimalistic and insanely amazing accessories everyday and travelling. I seriously just cannot be any more impressed with the Samsung Online Exclusive Accessories range though, if you haven’t already, just click on and check it out because I promise you’ll be blown away by the style and design. I just love that I now have products that work amazingly and make life so much easier, but they also look like some kind of Pinterest-worthy home decor.
Call me a blogger cliche but I am all about that life!