If you're like me, you can't be without your beloved iPod-or other MP3 player when traveling. Whether it's passing time on a long bus commute (my primary mode of transportation) or soaking up the rays at the beach, the perfect tunes enhance the travel experience. And so, in turn, do the perfect tech accessories.
Crafted from sustainably sourced hardwood or bamboo, Vers 1E Earphones ($49.99) deliver great sound and block 90 percent of outside noise. They even come with play and pause controls on the wires, plus a built-in mic and mute button, if you happen to be one that uses your phone as a portable music player.
Eventually you're going to need to charge your device. If you're on the road (or in the air) you may not be able to find an outlet. Don't even get me started on the panic that sets in when I see that foreboding "Low Battery" warning. To avoid that, be sure to pack an i.Sound Portable Power Max battery ($129.99), which lets you charge up to five USB-powered devices simultaneously. It even comes with a USB-to-mini/micro USB cable, just in case.
Finally, add a little extra protection to your phone/MP3 player and convert it into a portable sound system with iMainGo 2 ($39.95) It's compatible with any music playback device that has a headphone jack and is perfect for taking with you to the beach.
Joshua Pramis is an associate digital editor and resident tech guru at Travel + Leisure. Follow him on Twitter: @joshuapramis.