Nov 04, 2022
5 mins read
I have been thinking about this a lot lately, especially as travelling to and from around the place. Every one knows I am a massive fan of the Bellroy Tech Kits and these are my daily driver for many different reasons.
I have been thinking of keep a ready to pack tech kit just loaded with the core staples and adaptors so I don't have to unpack and repack my tech kit every time as it's starting to be a task that is taking some time and it's a small thing I could do to save myself some time which in my mind is always a good thing at the end of the day.
What would be featured or situated in a RTP tech, Wirth the flooding in Victoria it's thinking of a GO BAG/Pack time - I don't exactly know how that would look for me considering that I am a chronic over packer.
So if I am thinking a minimalist/some what minimal travel Ready to Pack tech kit, this is what I would be looking at putting in that kit.
For starter's cable management is the bigger thing you really need to sort out when you're travelling velcro and for that I use some basic one's that I buy off Amazon, I buy a 50 pack they are a core staple of mine. Click here for the one's I use.
Let's start with the most important part of the tech kit, the tech kit it's self.
For me, the tech kit I would choose, would be the Bellroy Original or the Bellroy X Carryology Essentials Collab. These are expensive in terms of tech kits, there's definitely some cheaper options sitting on the world of the Amazon, but I am choosing a Bellroy one.
These will cost you between $80 - $110.00 depending on where you shop, I have a bronze one I have been using as my daily tech kit since May and I love it to death, my amazing girlfriend brought it for me from my good friends over at Milligram... gram life, a different way.
I would now to look at what I carry on the daily, or on my trips when I leave the house for a extended period and what I would keep in there.
Logitech Pebble (MX Anywhere 3 is my daily driver in terms of mouses but in terms of a RTP, I could make do with a Pebble mouse in order for lightness and the ability to do stuff where the trackpad on the devices would become annoying) - The Pebble is around $39 - $49.00 dependent on the colour of the mouse and where you've been shopping, I think these are a good get out of dodge mouse, and they use bluetooth as well as having the USB dongle, which is something their pop series is missing.
Belkin 108W / Satechi 165 W - I use a 108W Belkin by my desk at home, and generally I unplug that and use that on the road with myself and that's due to the fact that it's a very useful device, it allows me to not have to worry about additional or multiple wall chargers and that's a bonus if you're asking me and that's cause, I can have multiple devices and the ability to charge these are essential. The Satechi offering USB C x 4 is what I would go now if I had the time again over. There's no right or wrong answer here it just depends on what devices you carry - for me, you're finding me with a Switch, MacBook, Dell XPS or Surface Pro 8, Phone, Power Bank, Bose headphones and Airpods are generally what you will find and a Tech Kit usually. There's a big price between these with the Belkin at $139.00 and the Satechi at $199.00
I will now get in to cables and adaptors as that's a very important part of a well rounded tech kit and some of these items I choose may actually shock you, but a lot of you know what I have come to like over the months of reading the blog!
Satechi On The Go - This has been one of the most well rounded hubs I have found for travelling and even more so than the TwelveSouth StayGo hub and yes, I am not joking this has a few advantages over the StayGo, We've highlighted them here but if you're looking purely based on the spec's the On-The-Go isn't totally flat, and is a little heavier but that additional USB C port is the winner for me at the end of the day and that's what I would use over the TwelveSouth StayGo and the Satechi on the go is the cheaper option of the two, as well which is another win for this kit.
Panzer Glass Twice A Day - This one is odorless and does an amazing job to clean your screens and that's definitely a big bonus for me, one of my primary devices is the finger print magnet we call the midnight M2 MacBook Air.
Lightning to USB C - Switching back to the iPhone means that the dynamic of that means I am back to using the lightning connector, - FFS ditch this already Apple! The cable I will pick will be a cygnett armoured cable and that would be a 1 metre cable. I wouldn't pack two of these even though I carry Airpods, I would still primarily only carry one.
Alogic Ultra Mini USB A to C - x 2 - These adaptors are pretty handy when you're in a tight spot with the lacking of ports on computers and devices these ays and that really does suck in all honesty, there's nothing short of having a couple of these as they always seem to go walk about for some random reason.
Belkin Connect USB 4/ThunderBolt 4 Cable 0.8 - These are very expensive cables but at the end of the day, these are excellent cables for devices that have thunderbolt 4 on deck and are excellent and these support faster charging for devices that support them, I would chuck 2 of these in my kit. (Just cause I have learned what the power of fast cables and fast transfers means in the real world.)
Olight MCC3 - Type C and USB A - This is not so generic to be honest with you, you'd only want these if you pack a Olight with you when you travel and for me I most certainly do pack a olight when I travel, I think OLIGHT is one of the best torches I can have in my EDC and travel gear.
Belkin Chargeup USB C - C 2M - These are just good general all around cables for when you just need a USB C cable and not much more and that's a good thing in all honesty. I would chuck in two of these.
And I think that would be about it, or do you guys think I have left something out?