Everyday Carry Gear – Elizabeth Rodriguez


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:

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!

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3 thoughts on “Everyday Carry Gear – Elizabeth Rodriguez”

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  2. Passing Stranger

    So how many exactly is “Tons of USB thumb drives in various sizes and styles”? I’ve a total of 26 about my person…………….

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