Sunday, October 22, 2017

What's In My Bag

I saw a recent Verge Article from Dieter Bohn and thought that people might be interested in what I carry around on a daily basis. I posted a Youtube Video of a Gridit Organizer that I used years ago but that was the last time that I've done something like that.


 Here's everything (minus 2 very important things)





The Bag

Ikea Förenkla Bag - https://goo.gl/GRpumV





Unzipped





Weather Stuff

I live in Northern Virginia about 90 miles from the Mason-Dixon, so I'm in a quasi Southeast, North-Eastern US Bubble.  Summers are Southern Hot with lots of humidity and Winters are not too frigid, but can dump 3 ft of snow in a few hours.  I drive to work most of the time but for those times that I bike or take the metro to work, I need to be prepared.


Bula Balaclava - https://amzn.to/2M7Ek2q

I generally wear it in the hood or mask position. Full out Clava makes me look like a bank robber.






Robber

I'm not wearing a hijab in a display of solidarity with my Iranian Wife


 Robber who can't afford the full mask



Cascade Mountaintech Wool Beenie - https://amzn.to/2LwYXUn
One Black, One Grey




Eddie Bauer - First Ascent Flux Pro Touchscreen Gloves - https://goo.gl/nqDEtU

I can use my phone while wearing the gloves.  Yeah!



Yaktrak  Snow Trax https://amzn.to/2M2j9yF

I haven't used these yet in the snow and ice, but have used the Yaktrak Snow Action Cleats


Eddie Bauer Packable Rain Pants - Product Discontinued



Ikea Knalla Rain Poncho - https://goo.gl/wH1ai7


Ikea Knalla Unbrella - https://goo.gl/vQVVwY


Lifeline First Aid Kit (Discontinued) - http://amzn.to/2gJY1yx




Evelots - Hard Glasses and Contact Case - https://amzn.to/2kX1fRG

One side for glasses and one side for contacts, 2 mini bottles of contact solution, contact picker and a gross mirror.










Laptop

Razer Blade Stealth - https://amzn.to/2JkIndW

For the first time in about 12 years, I'm using a windows computer.  This is the 2016 model. It has all the ports and power that I no longer have in my Macbook Pro.   That little silver






Entertainment/Games/Camera


Camera

Lumix DMC-LX10K  - https://amzn.to/2sG2fxw

Case

Megagear Leather Case - https://amzn.to/2JzFMfr


It's a 4K camera that produces stunning images and video.  It allows you to shoot and focus later. This is all the camera that anyone needs.

Nintendo Switch - https://amzn.to/2kUe7aX

I think it's finally in stock.  I've had mine since release day

$7 Case that gets the job done - https://amzn.to/2sPM1kS








Power


Ravpower 26800 mAH PD Power Bank - https://amzn.to/2Jo6b0j

2 USB-A Ports and 1 USB-C Port.

Enough juice to charge power the laptop which is impressive.



Cables and Dongles 

Standard Lightning and USB-Cable



Random USB Squid -

One of my co-workers got this from a trade show.  It has 30 Pin, 2 Micro USB Ports, 1 Mini USB, and a MFI Lighning Port. I added a Micro USB to USB Dongle on the extra micro usb ports.





#donglelife

TNP USB-C Dongle (Discontinued) - http://amzn.to/2z0UbeM
Minix Neo USB-C Dongle - https://amzn.to/2sGRECx
HyperDrive  USB-C 3-In Dongle - https://amzn.to/2LzHCue




Phones & Audio

Google Pixel 128 GB Quite Black - https://amzn.to/2JEBhQH



iPhone 6 128 GB Space Gray - https://amzn.to/2sGSwHj




Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth Headset and Case - https://amzn.to/2Jlqs6P

It's time for a new one, but I've been using this for 5 years.  People report that I sound like I'm speaking in a whisper on this thing.




Paper

Pen/Stylus Combo and a Leather bound notebook for those rare times I need to use a dead tree.




Pi  Vpn Access Point + Battery

Raspberry Pi 3 - https://amzn.to/2JsMjp0
Very Good Electronics Battery Pack For Raspberry Pi - https://amzn.to/2sPNho3
Clear Raspberry Pi 3 Case - https://amzn.to/2Jktpoj
Kootek Raspberry Pi Wifi Dongles - https://amzn.to/2JDgJIh
Raspberry Pi Heatsinks - https://amzn.to/2sR7CJy

The thing that I forgot to show.  I travel with a Raspberry Pi that acts as an access point and VPN router.

What that means is that I can plug this into the Hotel Ethernet or Wireless and allow my laptop, phones, Switch and camera to connect thru it. Also the traffic is going thru a VPN so other guest in the hotel can spy on my traffic.















Backup Bags


Additional Ikea Förenkla Bags if I need to go lighter or carry two laptops.





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