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 high quality but versatile way to protect your lenses?
I use these neoprene pouches from Altura Photo.
Good selection of sizes, nice drawstring closure, and excellent overall protection. I’ve had lenses bang around in my daily bag and in luggage while traveling which have been protected by these pouches. No dents or scratches anywhere. There are cheaper pouches out there, but whenever I’ve tried one it has quickly fallen apart and/or the protection is lacking. These are priced more than fairly for what you get.
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.
Panasonic Eneloops are the best rechargeable batteries by far in my experience. They go on sale often, so if you don’t need any immediately it might be worth waiting for a cheaper price.
AAs and a decent charger
Spacers to use them as C or D cells
Get AAs, AAAs, spacers, and a charger in one handy pack
Western Digital My Passport
The fastest is the Samsung T3.
A smaller and cheaper option is the PNY Elite.
Another model to consider is the MyDigitalSSD, although its build quality isn’t nearly up to the other two SSD options.
The RX100 took the crown and continues to hold it year after year.
The current model is the RX100 V.
This one from Zomei has my vote for price to performance.
Looking for a good pocketable charger for your flashlight or vaporizer batteries?
I like this one from ThruNite. It even includes a 3400mah cell and can act as a battery bank in a pinch.