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For someone that doesn’t like traveling with technology, I seem to have alot of it. That’s what happens when you become a digital nomad – your office supplies travel with you! Keep reading to learn my digital nomad essentials and download your free Digital Nomad Handbook here!


Travel Gadgets for Digital Nomads


 

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Who does this packing list work for?

This travel gadgets packing list features items catering to the needs of someone like me -long term travelers that work on the road full time as digital nomads or professional bloggers.

 

Laptop

 

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I own: Acer Aspire One Model D270 (previously available at Wal-mart)
Pros: lots of storage space in a compact size – and cheap!

Cons: can overheat if not well-ventilated

Great for: travelers that need a compact PC or bloggers/digital nomads that are starting out.

I’ve now upgraded to an 11.6″ Macbook Air – so fast and light! I keep it protected with these awesome accessories: leopard print sleeve case, screen protector, and a discreet black hard case.

 

External Memory Drive

 

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I Own: Western Digital My Passport Essentials 250GB

Pros: easy to use, compact, good price

Cons: newer models with more space for less money like this one with 1 TB

Great for: travelers that need to backup blogs, data, movies, or pictures

With a new Macbook I also got a new external memory drive: the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB.

 

Memory Stick

 

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I own: Dane-Elec 4GB Flash Drive

Pros: discreet, compact option for saving or transferring small files

Cons: constantly needs reformatting – DO NOT RECOMMEND this model

Great for: travelers that need to backup small files and images

 

Mobile Wifi

 

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I Own: Huawei Model E5332

Pros: travel with wifi ANYWHERE

Cons: you have to pay for internet unlike using the free wifi available in accommodation and restaurants

Great for: bloggers, digital nomads, and business travelers that NEED reliable internet 24/7

 

Phone

 

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I Own: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (unlocked)

Pros: All-in-one gadget including point & shoot camera, tablet, e-reader, mp3 player, phone, and document creator (Free Polaris Office App).

Cons: price

Great for: downsizing several gadgets; business travelers/bloggers/digital nomads that want a compact yet highly efficient business solution

Also got these cute and functional accessories for my awesome phone: cute wallet case and screen cover.

 

Additional

 

TRAVEL ADAPTOR: Universal Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter Plug

Pros: compact, lightweight, cheap, works in most countries

Cons: rather use the packing space for something else

Great for: All international travelers or those visiting more than one country at a time

 

EXTENSION CORD/POWER STRIP: Tripp Lite Surge Protector Strip (similar option)

Pros: charge all my gadgets at once

Cons: rather use the packing space for something else

Great for: travelers with many electronics, backpackers that use dorm rooms (with minimal outlet space)

 

CLOCK: LCD Travel Alarm Clock (similar option)

Pros: compact, lightweight, helps me wake up

Cons: I rather use the packing space for something else

Great for: Travelers that have a hard time waking up, are chronically late, or travel without phones (good for you). Backpackers that sleep in hostel dorms where outlets aren’t always available or in a convenient location to charge phones overnight

 

SPEAKER: Veho 360 Travel Speaker

Pros: compact, lightweight, cheap, loud

Cons: dropped it and the bass broke but the speaker still works so it’s delicate yet long lasting?

Great for: watching movies on a laptop, playing music with new travel friends, etc

 

*CAMERA: Canon PowerShot S100

Pros: beautiful personal or blog-worthy pictures, compact size

Cons: price

Great for: Divers (see below) and travelers that don’t want to lug around a large DSLR camera but want quality pics from a point and shoot

Love this lens pen to keep it clean and this easy to use neoprene cover for extra protection.

It’s a priority for me to keep my electronics intact so I store most items in a bag or containers such as this Waterproof Pouch.

 

For more tips on becoming a digital nomad, please visit WorkTravelandLive.com and download your free Digital Nomad Handbook!

 


Please note that I don’t carry the items marked with an asterisk unless I’m traveling solo – my other half is responsible to pack these items. More on couple’s travel packing tips soon…

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