I got sick of constantly untangling the rats nest of cables and electronics accessories that kept developing in my daily bag. Organizers to the rescue!
I’ve been a big fan of the AmazonBasics Universal Travel Case in the past, but I stopped using it on a regular basis because it was bulky and wasted a lot of space in my bag. Still a solid case for the price, but not daily carry material.
I have since moved to the ProCase Travel Gear Organizer supplemented by a Cocoon Grid-It. This system is more compact and flexible than before and I really like how the ProCase is laid out. The items within are potentially less protected than with the hard-sided AmazonBasics case, but considering it’s already in a padded bag (and I don’t put anything breakable in it anyway), I’m willing to make that sacrifice. Organization efficiency trumps raw protection in this case.
Looking for a robust, water-resistant case for your SD and microSD cards?
You could always buy the Pelican 0915, which is a classic choice but a bit expensive in my opinion.
I use the Kupton Case instead. Built extremely well, has a water-resistant seal, no branding/logos anywhere, and it holds my cards very securely. Some reviews claim that cards fall out of their slots, but I haven’t ever had that problem myself. And you can get two of them for much less than a single Pelican 0915!
The Anker SoundCore is my favorite. Dual drivers, solid sound and build quality, great battery life.
I also use the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle in places where I need some water and dust resistance (it usually lives in my kitchen).
There are much more expensive options out there, and some do have superior sound quality, but these deliver the best price to performance.
My pick is definitely the Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard. As the name implies it folds into a very compact package, key travel/feel is good, and it’s compatible with anything you connect to it, including Apple devices.
On a budget? Pick up the Logitech K380.
I’ve tested quite a few smartphone lenses. Setting aside options like the Moment (I don’t own any phones that their mounting plate fits), the best lens I’ve found is the Aukey Ora. It includes both a wide angle and macro lens and they both work very well.
The easiest for most people is LastPass.
If you have concerns with the proprietary nature of LastPass, check out KeePass and KeePassX.
Padlock is worth a look too.
I’m currently rocking the ZTE Axon 7 as my daily driver.
Great screen, excellent hardware (with expandable storage!), decent camera, and okay software. Really impressive for the price.
Google Play Music offers the best bang-for-your-buck, giving you YouTube Red and ad-free listening on the YouTube Music app in addition to an excellent base music service. You can also upload 50,000 of your own songs if their already substantial library doesn’t cover your more esoteric tastes.
If you’re not particularly invested into the Google ecosystem, Spotify is definitely the best.
I personally use both.
I’ve tested pretty much every package tracking app out there, and the best by far is ParcelTrack.