It’s pretty common for readers to ask what the Ausdroid crew carry on a daily basis, so I though it was time to start the ball rolling (and maybe put some pressure on my colleauges to do the same) with a quick “what’s in my bag” post. Personally I work at a computer all day so I carry an array of gadgets to suit my “grab it and run” needs as well as the need to keep my toys charged, get out in the sun, perhaps enjoy a leisurely lunch while Ausdroid-ing or just take some time out and read a book
I’ve had this Targus Slam for years, it holds everything I need for the daily grind but it’s also got spare space if I’m doing an overnighter somewhere. Reluctantly, I’m starting to think it may be time to go to a smaller day bag and actually carry two bags if I’m going overnight.
I enjoyed reviewing it so much I had to have one, it’s the Google Pixel XL. It’s my call for phone of the year for 2016 and (while I’ll review other devices) it will be my daily driver for the forseeable future.
2013 Macbook Pro 13” with Retina Display
It was my second and far deeper leap into the Mac world and I love it, despite being 3 years old. Because I was smart enough to get SSD and lots of RAM, it still does everything I need it to.
Currently I’m carrying 2 (for a number of reasons). The primary being a Huawei Mediapad M2 for daily work, email, surfing etc and the secondary being my Nexus 9 which (paired with BT keyboard when I have it) makes for a lightweight alternative for day hops interstate for work.
Sennheiser Momentum On-ear Headphones
They were brilliant when I got them, they’re still a really good set of headphones today. They have seem thousands of hours of playback since I purchased them and still offer great quality playback although, it might be time for an upgrade!
Chargers and Cables
- Xiaomi 20,000mAh Battery Pack
- Quick Charger for Pixel XL
- Mac Thunderbolt – Gig Ethernet
- 5 Meter Ethernet Cable
- A couple of Micro USB cables
- A mini USB cable
- A Micro SD – SD card adaptor
Because I’m often not in a friendly wifi zone, I landed a Vodafone Pocket Wifi and keep some data on that for those times when I need to grab my laptop out quickly.
Its easy to see how over time you become more and more dependant on electronics and how this drives your need for accessories. I could probably shed a few bits out of my bag but not much for my daily use habits.
What do you carry in your bag that you couldn’t do without?