This series of What’s In Your Bag? has contributors opening up their own tech bags and sharing with the world actual devices that they regularly use within their own blogging and professional lives from various backgrounds all over the world. The hope is that we can give you guys some great insight into some useful tools that we already are using in the day to day.
So… allow me to beg forgiveness. I actually have two go bags… one for daily work, and one for soccer.
Here’s what’s in the former:
- The bag? Targus City Fusion Messenger: affordable and big enough for 15″ notebooks.
- BUBM Storage Organizer Bag: This little gizmo does my boy-scouting, in that it allows a cable feen to always be prepared. It houses my MOS micro-USB, audio auxiliary, KERO miniature, and spare lightning cables. I also add in some knick-knacks like a dual auto cigarette lighter port adapter. The MOS Cables are very durable, which is why I use them on the go.
- GoSmart Styli (in the BUBM): since getting into phablets and tablets, I have found myself using styli a bit more.
- TYLT Energi 10K Battery Pack: three USB ports and great standby time
- Seagate 2TB Wireless Plus Hard Drive: backups and wireless access to files.
- V-Moda XS Headphones: hard case helps these travel well; for over ear experience.
- Kingston DataTraveler microDuo USB/OTG: Backups, documents, music, movies. 32 GB on my keychain.
- MiniSuit Wireless Keyboard: used with mobile devices.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4: backup device; long term review item from Samsung.
- Samsung Gear Fit Smartwatch: same as above
- Evernote Moleskine Notebook: great for handwriting; works well with Evernote and Skitch.
- iPad Mini 2: latest addition, it’s a major work tool, so it spends a good deal of time outside the bag.
One big thing that I’ve adjusted to is almost never carrying my laptop. When I need to write, I just use either my main driver (HTC One M8) or the iPad Mini 2 with the bluetooth keyboard. For backup device, I cycle through the Note and BB Z10, Nokia 521 or Yezz Android A6M.
I infrequently pack a Visioneer Cordless Color Scanner.
Things I’d like to add:
A wifi travel router for hotels. I also want a keyboard that uses batteries for obvious reasons. I had never really considered a powered bag, but with all the units that need to be recharged, it is becoming a possibility.
So there you have it: My Go Bag.