Recently Julie asked us to do a post on what we carry every day. My two bags vary depending on if it’s a weekday or a weekend.
I’m a computer technician, so my everyday carry bag is pretty heavy. It needs to be a mobile workstation. (See lead photo.) I usually carry a Fossil messenger bag, but sometimes I switch to a backpack if I’m going to walk a lot in the city, or switch up the bag for a different style. Here are my work day contents:
- Lenovo Thinkpad T400 laptop
- Apple iPad 4th Generation
- Plantronics .Audio 478 usb headset
- Motorola Droid Bionic (work cell phone)
- Apple iPhone 4S (personal cell phone)
- Tons of USB thumb drives in various sizes and styles
- My favorite red leather Fossil wallet
- Twig iPhone cable/charger, which is the first Kickstarter project that I backed
- Ray-Ban Clubmaster eyeglasses
- Various pens, pencils, and an Adonit Jot Classic stylus
- Small pocket-sized notebook
- Victorinox Swiss Army knife that has tools such as a philips and flat screwdriver bit (in another bag at the moment)
- An Ethernet cable, because you never know!
On the weekends, my gear is a bit more fun. I usually geek out with my boyfriend by doing some sort of project, or I go out with my friends to catch up over dinner or movie night. My favorite backpack at the moment is one that I studded myself.
Along with items mentioned previously (Twig iPhone cable/charger, Apple iPhone 4s, leather Fossil wallet, eyeglasses) I carry the following:
- Rothco Vintage star backpack – DIY’d with studs
- 13″ Macbook Air
- Rapoo 3100P 5G wireless mouse
- Google Nexus 7 tablet
- Bag o’ pens/pencils/markers
- Brown leather wrap journal
- 500GB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB portable drive
- My blue makeup bag
- Whatever project piece I happen to be working on. These past couple of weeks it’s been the Raspberry Pi with new camera board.
It turns out that I constantly switch out items from my bag, depending on the days of the week. If I really want to keep it low-tech, I take only my wallet, phone and whatever other small hand bag I feel like wearing. After reading the other Gadgeteer’s EDC’s, I’m glad I’m not the only one with a bunch of tech on them all the time!