Everyday Carry Bags – Bill Henderson

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Recently, Julie asked every one on the Gadgeteer team to show what they carry with them on a daily basis. Well, since I began reviewing gadgets – mostly audio related – my backpack has become fuller and heavier. I decided to just list what was in my backpack on the day I took the photo. Any headphones or earphones can and do change frequently – in both brand and quantity – depending on what I am reviewing at that time. I will list the items as close to a clockwise pattern as possible. So here goes…

  • Everki Versa Backpack – The more I use this, the more I like it. Even with all the stuff I carry, it is still not full; but I’m working on it.
  • V-Moda M-100 headphones – I am currently listening to them and am halfway through writing a review.
  • Soundmatters FoxL portable bluetooth speaker (with charging cord) – This speaker STILL makes people’s jaws drop with its sound. I often swap this speaker with the NuForce Cube, another law-of-physics bending speaker. They are both terrific. I would have included the Braven 600, but my daughter stole it.
  • Apple USB/outlet plugs and wiring – The iPhone lightning connector complicated everything.
  • VGA to 30-Pin convertor – It lets me run anything on my iPad to a VGA projector.
  • Targus Digital Card Reader/Writer – This little gem lets me plug a camera card into a USB slot on my older mac.
  • Klipsch X10i earplugs – Earphones come and go, but I STILL carry these with me wherever I go, regardless of what I am currently testing.
  • Velodyne vPulse In-Ear Headphones – I am currently testing these. I also will review two Velodyne headphones; the vFree wireless and vTrue.
  • Audioquest DragonFly digital audio convertor – I can’t say enough about this small gem of a DAC. It has become a necessity in my bag. Review coming very soon!
  • iPhone 5 – My daily phone.
  • 160GB iPod Classic – This is my music device. I would be lost without it.
  • iPhone 3 – My old iPhone that I now use exclusively for audiobooks; an addiction of mine. The wi-fi chip stopped working, so it has morphed into an iPod touch.
  • Apple iPad – It’s hiding in a Powis iCase which I designed and reviewed. This case is very practical.
  • Fresh Naps moist towelettes – I love saying moist towelettes out loud.
  • Employee entrance card.
  • ZAGGsparq portable backup battery – I love this battery, but it’s getting old and it’s getting harder to hold a charge. ZAGG has since redesigned this product.
  • Flashlight
  • Thumbdrive
  • Western Digital 500GB portable hard drive – It’s USB powered… very convenient.
  • Various pens
  • Victorinox Swiss army knife – This one is for emergencies. The one I use daily is a much smaller one on my keychain.

As I said , this list changes every week as I try out more headphones or other audio treats. Even with the increasing weight and bulk, it’s a lot of fun; but my right shoulder might disagree.

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4 thoughts on “Everyday Carry Bags – Bill Henderson”

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  2. Awesome. Thanks for sharing. I loved my Zagg…but I had major quality problems with it. All three broke….hopefully the new design is better, but I’ll try another brand next time.

  3. Bill Henderson

    Thanks for commenting Joey,
    To be fair to Zagg, I have had other brands of backup batteries that failed after about a year. I’m wondering if it’s the technology more then the brand.

    Bill H.

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