Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to go anywhere without at least a laptop or a smartphone. Whether you’re a full-fledged digital nomad, an employee working remotely, or just an avid traveler off to see the world, you must always have a complete set of digital gear to make the most out of your trip.
Every traveler has a unique digital gear of choice. But no matter what kind of digital device you choose to go with, its safety should be a paramount concern during the whole trip. With the constant movement, your devices are vulnerable to all kinds of bumps, grinds, jostling, and even pickpockets!
While most digital items are very portable and handy, additional accessories like a selfie stick, charger, headphones, a durable digital watch, and USB cables can make them a bit complicated to carry around. Luckily, there are ways to carry and transport your digital items in a functional and stylish way. Below are a few top picks:
1. Everyday Carry Backpacks
Everyday carry backpacks, also known as EDC backpacks, are always a traveler’s bag of choice. It can carry a lot of stuff and lets you roam around hands-free. EDC backpacks can come in all kinds of sizes and shapes, but some are designed to specifically keep digital items safe.
To choose a reliable EDC backpack, look for signs of durability and sturdiness like double stitching or reinforced stress points. Comfort is also a crucial factor when choosing an EDC backpack so, opt for those with proper shoulder and back padding.
2. Rolling Laptop Bags
While backpacks are convenient and spacious, they do take a toll on the back, shoulder, and neck if you carry them around for a long time. So, if you are looking for an alternative, a rolling laptop bag might suit you. Make sure you get the type that comes with dedicated and padded laptop compartments. Some bags also come with pockets and dividers where you can organize accessories like chargers, cables, and headphones. Best of all, a rolling laptop bag is allowed as carry-on luggage in most airlines. More than anything, you’re able to carry on extra weight without having to weigh down your shoulders.
3. Travel Fanny Packs
Fanny packs may not be everyone’s first choice, but it’s making a comeback. And there are so many reasons to love them. Gone are the dowdy and bulky designs because new fanny packs are now sleek, stylish, and very functional.
For days when you simply want to discover and take a break from work, travel fanny packs can let you explore places hands-free while still keeping your essentials safe and within reach. They come in different sizes too. You can fit wallets, smartphones, and earphones, but some fanny packs can have enough room for a small camera or portable speakers. Of course, this is not going to be the best choice for those who want to carry around a Kindle or laptop.
4. Electronic Organizers
If you have THAT much stuff, then go for an electronic organizer. They come in different sizes, depending on how much gear you have. They tend to have more garterized slots and compartments so you can slip and secure different devices and accessories of all shapes and sizes. Electronic organizers are built for digital nomads who carry their office with them wherever they go.
5. Toiletry Bags
Sections separated into zippered compartments, mesh pockets, handles, garterized slots, and durable waterproof material. What’s not to like? Toiletry bags are obviously meant to store bathroom items, but they function exceptionally well for keeping all your digital devices and gear organized. You can opt for bigger bags if you choose to store cameras or large headphones in the main compartment.
The pockets and compartments of toiletry bags are great for organizing cables, wires, batteries, and maybe even a computer mouse. You can stow it in a small, compact bag, and roll it out when you need your items. Best of all, toiletry bags are waterproof (or at least water-resistant), giving your gear extra protection throughout various travel destinations.