When searching for the perfect gadgets to fit in your luggage -or backpack- when being a digital nomad, you will need to look for small and light objects that will fit while providing the same functionality than the larger versions that you would likely have in an office and which you would use to work, those gadgets that will transform any table in a coffee shop into the best office possible!
With this in mind, we have gathered a list of those 17 gadgets you can’t travel without in 2017 if you want to get the job done and become a successful location independent worker:
1. Skyroam Mobile Hotspot
The Skyroam Mobile Hotspot is the easiest way to have an internet WiFi connection wherever you travel, as it can be used in more than 100 countries all over the world..
For only 8$ a day you will have unlimited Internet access and you will be able to connect up to 5 devices at a time. Skyroam’s unique virtual SIM automatically connects you to local carrier data as you travel from one country to another. This way you will never have to worry about counting megabytes, figuring out pricing zones or look for local prepaid SIMs. If you want to have fast and secure mobile data, this gadget is definitely worth the money!
2. EnerPlex Packr Commuter Solar Powered Backpack
With this solar powered backpack you can charge your mobile devices on the go, while going to the beach in search of that magic place you will work from.
This way, you will have one gadget to serve two of your needs: carry on your belongings and also charge your devices using the power of the sun.
3. High-Speed Charging PowerIQ
If the battery charger backpack doesn’t convince you, then simply get a battery bar. If you want an ultra slim one, you can get this Anker PowerCore 10000 External Battery, with High-Speed Charging PowerIQ Technology.
You’ll be able to charge your iPhone 7 at least three times with this charger.
Not a big fan of external battery chargers? If you want to save space in your luggage and also money by using a 2 in 1 product, then Mophie is for you!
Using the wireless battery cases is really simple, you will only have to set down your smartphone and place your juice pack mophie case with charge force wireless power on any wireless charging station. Power will be sent to your device directly on contact, so you’ll never have to worry about too many cables again.
5. Charg USB Power Charging Wallet
What about the Charg USB Power Charging Wallet for iPhone and Android Phones? Integrated in the wallet is a stylish, credit card sized aluminum design battery, which adds up to 9 hours additional talk time and up to 500 recharges.
This super slim, with room for 6 credit cards wallet is just great…with so many charge on the go options, you’ve no excuse for low battery.
6. Bose QC35 Noise Canceling headphones
If you spend a lot of time in airports, busy coffee shops and other places full of people and, therefore, really noisy, these are the perfect headphones for you! World-class noise cancellation with premium audio performance – this is what the Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones promise.
They’re the first wireless noise-canceling headphones from Bose and they sound really good compared to other products of the same brand. Light and comfortable, these headphones are easy to use and pack in your luggage or backpack.
7. Bose Sound Link Mini II Bluetooth Stereo Speakers
Easy to carry around, these Bluetooth stereo speakers by Bose let you listen to music when taking a break with the richest bass you’ll find in a portable Bluetooth speaker this size.
8. Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter Plug
A Universal Worldwide Plug Travel Adapter fits in any kind of bag or backpack and it will save you time and money, as you won’t have to pay much more than needed for a local adapter plug in a local shop.
This one is just perfect, as it works in more than 150 countries.
9. Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive
Don’t have enough free space on your iCloud/Drive/Dropbox/whatsoever? If you’re old style for things like backups, with the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB Portable External Hard Drive you won’t have to worry about space anymore.
10. Fellowes Privacy Filter Monitor
With this amazing Fellowes PrivaScreen Privacy Filter for Monitors you won’t have to worry about prying eyes reading your screen and you will be able to work from wherever you want enjoying the same privacy conditions as if you were at your own office desk at home.
11. Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse
The less cords you have, the better. This is why you need a wireless mouse and this one from Logitech is awesome! Smaller than Logitech’s flagship MX Master mouse, the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse is easier and it takes up less space.
12. Samsung NX3000 Mirrorless Camera
Want to take the most amazing photos but don’t want to always carry with you one big Digital SLR? The solution is a Mirrorless Camera like the Samsung NX3000 Wireless Mirrorless Digital Camera for example. It’s a compact and light interchangeable lens camera, giving you great quality images.
That amazing sunset on the beach after one productive remote work afternoon definitely deserves more than just a photo taken with your smartphone!
13. Camera Lens Kit
If you just want to use your phone for taking photos, at least make sure that you do your best to improve their quality by acquiring a Camera Lens Kit, including the wide angle, fish eye lens. These ones have a good price and will definitely improve the photos you take on your amazing digital nomads trip.
14. PocketScan Portable Document and Photo Scanner
Small, smart and wireless: this is how this PocketScan Portable Document and Photo Scanner is like. Thanks to it you will be able to scan, organize, translate and share content easily. It’s the perfect choice if your remote work tasks imply document scanning and editing.
15. Sleep Shepherd
Having problems when sleeping in noisy hotels or your van you use for both working remotely and living by the beach? The solution is here! The Sleep Shepherd is a wearable biofeedback sleep aid with smart alarm that helps you sleep. Thanks to it you will get the best sleep and also get valuable info on how you sleep.
Although these ones are not gadgets, you can’t call yourself a responsible digital nomad unless you always take them with you when going on a trip:
16. First Aid Kit
If you’re searching for a First Aid Kit, this compact and portable one is just perfect! . Although it contains more than 30 unique items, it only measures 19cm*15cm*5cm, meaning it will fit any luggage you’ll have. It’s very well organized and designed and it’s also very versatile and, let’s face it, affordable.
By having this first aid kit for digital nomads, you’ll feel safe wherever you go.
17. The Ebags Ultralight packing cubes
These Packing Cubes are just perfect for electronics, cosmetics and any other item you need in your luggage. These ultimate luggage organizers maximize the space in your bag so you can fit in all your belongings.
With this type of organizers you will probably manage to travel carry-on only in your never-ending journey around the world.
What about you? Which are the things you always pack when going on a digital nomad adventure, remote week/month/year ? What gadgets do you plan to buy in 2017 in order to improve the way you work remotely?