My Other Stuff

I travel a lot and these things come with me wherever I go.
I bring these things in addition to all the camera gear.

iPhone 7 Plus 128GB Black

I think this is obvious. A phone, camera, computer, and overall communication device. Maybe I'll be cool enough one day to own one of those cool iPhone X line ones.

 

Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L

I enjoy this little everyday pack. It's a tiny bit too small for my taste and it would be great to feature a second place for a capture clip, but for everyday carry it's nice and very usable.

 

Peak Design Field Pouch

These are great for organizing your stuff. I use the Charcoal for my everyday stuff. Batteries, Manfrotto Mini Tripod, Keys, Money, and a Pen. I also use this with the SlideLITE and it's a great little package. This is my cable and charger bag. It's great to organize your stuff this easily.

 

Peak Design Large Camer Cube

I put this into the Travel Backpack from Peak Design and it just stays there. It's a great organizational tool and the back and side openings make it very easy to access everything easily.

 

Peak Design Packing Cube (Small & Large)

I got the large and small packing cubes as well. They work great with a lot of cloth, compress nicely, and all the materials feel more durrable than with all the other packing cubes I previously owned.

 

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L

I upgraded my previously owned Peak Design Everyday Backpack to the Travel Line version mainly because of the back opening and more room for stuff. It's a much bigger backpack but it's so much more convenient.

 

Anker Power Core 20100

I use the PowerCore litterally wherever I go. It's in my handbag and protects me against my phone ever dying.

 

Anker USB Type-C 50-Port 60W

This thing is awesome. Charges my MacBook Pro as well as all the batteries I need from the Sony a7ii, the GoPro, and of course the iPhone. One thing to charge it all. The one downside: charging the MacBook is way slower than with the original. But it's an amazing home desk station.

 

Apple AirPods

One of the best investments ever. So small, so practical, and totally worth it. The only downside is that the generation one drains the batteries too fast in calls and thus one has to switch between the two ears a little and put the other into the charging case — luckily the charging goes fast enough, so that 15 mintues of charging gives you about an hour of talking time.

 

Bose Quiet Comfort 35

Editing video, photos, coding or just any work on the computer with other people or noises around? These are golden. I love the sound. I love the noise canceling. It's incredible. Get them! These are the best for planes and in coworking spaces or coffee shops. They have awesome sound quality, fold up, and are just generally awesome.

 

Card Reader

The big downside of the new MacBook lineup… they don't have a card reader anymore so this is the one that just always stays in my backpack.

 

Erasable Notebook

Having a notebook that I can simply erase and not worry about the whole thing just filling up and carrying around a notebook full of notes from a long time ago sounded like a good idea. Since then though I have changed my mind and am using a fountain pen more often with a regular notebook.

 

LED Headlamp

This is a no brainer for everybody who is traveling a little more. It's super useful, wether in hostels, or when you're going down some dark allyways when arriving to your villa on Bali. Just starp it on and walk with light.

 

MacBook Pro 15" 3.1GHz (Mid 2017)

At some point, my 2012 MacBook Pro was done. Upgrading to the fastest machine apple offered early 2018 was the best I could do to upgrade my workflow. Get some more speed and editing fun. Your computer is the one thing to bring it all together, and it better be fun to use it.

 

Nalgene Bottle

My go to bottle for water everywhere. It's big enough to hold about a full liter, and it's durrable enough to not break. I also like the big opening to clean it propperly.

 

Nalgene Lid

I prefer this lid for the Nalgene Bottle because without it, it's really hard to drink from the big opening.

 

Roost Laptop Stand

Whenever I am traveling or otherwise on the road working on my MacBook for a little longer, this is a life saver. It helps me situp straight and not hunch over my MacBook screen as bad. Obviously it's a great idea to combine this with the Magic Trackpad and Keybaord.

 

Apple Magic Keyboard

Whenever I work on my MacBook, this keyboard is with me. Especially when I am connected to an external monitor or the MacBook is on the Roost Stand! I just love this keyboard.

 

Apple Magic Trackpad 2

I tried the Magic Mouse for some time and used it when I had my first iMac, but since I have chosen to go with the Trackpad version for multiple reasons: it does not matter what groudn I am on, and the gestures are much more powerful!

 

Digestive Bitters

I love me some digestive bitters to help my digestion function better.

 

Kindle Paperwhite

Reading on the road has become increasingly important for me over the years. The Paperwhite gives me loads of books and a good reading experience.

 

USB Type-C Adapter

Just a little adapter to use oldschool USB devices.

 

USB Type-C Hub

Another of those new MacBook lineup dongles. This one gives me oldschool USB, HDMI, and a card reader! It makes me happy, but it also glows in the dark which is absolutely unecessary and I taped some paper over it.

 

Zinc Spray

Tim Ferriss recommends this in some travel advice videos against sickness specifically around the mouth. Two sprays into/around the mouth and I feel better faster wherever I arrive.

 

Universal Travel Charger

Kind of obvious when you travel to different countries. There are ones with USB plugs built in as well which come in very handy. I also usually have a extension cord with a 4x hub on it so I can charge batteries, and run my laptop off of all that.

 

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