The Digital Nomad Gear: 5 Gadgets Every Digital Nomad Needs — Andy Sto

Being a digital nomad means you want to enjoy the life of travel, but also that you need to get the job done wherever you are. Moving from one place to another can prove challenging when it comes to having all the resources you need to do your job. That’s why you need to make sure you pack the right gadgets with you.

On the other hand, you have to deal with another challenge of the nomad life, the need to be minimal. You can’t expect to go from one country to another easily when you have a load of luggage to drag, so you need to pick each item in your bag carefully and make sure it is functional for you.

Whether you are getting ready for the next adventure or you are just starting your nomad journey, these 5 gadgets will help you work on the go while taking only a small space in your bag.

P.S: Extra tips at the end!

An all-in-1 adapter

Tip: Choose one that has built-in fuse protection to avoid any damage to your devices in case of fluctuating current.

A portable laptop charger

Tip: It’s better to choose a portable charger that can be used for your laptop and your phone. Saves you some extra space!

Noise Canceling headphones

To be able to focus on your work, it’s a good idea to invest in noise canceling headphones. These start from $30 and will enable you to disengage from the surrounding noise and focus on the task at hand.

Tip: Pick a noise cancelling headphones with a good, clear microphone to be able to make your calls. This way you will not need another headphone, saving more space in your bag!

Mobile hotspot

You can avoid the disappointment by carrying a mobile hotspot device along. This is basically a portable router that either works with a SIM card or SIM-Free, having its own international packages or daily charge based on your data consumption. You can find mobile hotspots starting $40.

Tip: Some brands operate only in a predefined list of countries, make sure your destination(s) is on the list before making a purchase.

External hard drive

Tip: Consider your field of work when deciding on the size of the drive. If your work with videos for example go for a 4TB one, otherwise, you will be ok with a 1TB drive. Choose one that can be locked with a password.

Here are 3 extra objects to add to your gear depending on where you are headed.

A tripod

Water filtering bottles

A solar-powered backpack

You can also pick a back that is anti-theft. These come with a digital lock and are available starting $20.

Which one of these gadgets do you have? And which ones you will add to your cart before the next adventure?

Originally published at on December 11, 2020.

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Digital Nomad focused in #remotework and #digitalnomadism