10 Everyday carry gadgets that you definitely need to have for your daily commute
Whether you drive or take public transportation to work each day, we know that the journey doesn't always fill you with elation. Treat yourself to thought-inspiring accessories that don't just get you through your commute but also make your journey a little less, well, boring. We concocted a list of 10 everyday carry gadgets that you'll appreciate on the daily.
Your daily commute provides a lot of time that you could use productively. And, if your morning is stressful and messy, your day will likely follow suit. How do you keep yourself entertained during your travels or ensure that you’re setting your mind up for a good day to follow? These 10 everyday carry gadgets accompany your long journey to prepare yourself for that dreaded morning meeting so you feel like you can conquer everything.
We’re not promising that our abundance of recommended accessories will change your life, but they might help keep you energized, focused, and stress-free. From earphones to a wallet case to a mini Gameboy, these gadgets have you covered so you can make the most of your alone time and set yourself up to win.
1. The Acuva™ SOLARIX inactivates more than 99.9% of coronavirus in 10 seconds, so you can clean public surfaces to keep safe.
Pandemic or not, it’s great to have the Acuva™ SOLARIX during a commute on public transportation. This disinfection device opens to at least 180º, so you can clean handlebars, doorknobs, and more. In fact, this design also prevents accidental UV exposure to your hand, too. It eliminates up to 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, helping keep you safe and healthy. Best of all, the blue light indicates the area you’re targeting for maximum accuracy.
Get your UV LED portable disinfection device for $149.99.
2. Using UV-C LED technology, the Lumistraw water-purifying bottle disinfects and filters water while you drink. It even comes with a reusable straw to remain eco-friendly.
Stay hydrated on your daily commute with the Lumistraw water-purifying bottle. It’s not just any water bottle because it filters water to eradicate bacteria and fluoride in liquid for a healthier drink. Additionally, it boasts UV-C LEDs and PTFE for a refreshing, great-tasting drink when you need it. Top it up with tap water when you arrive at work to quench your thirst at your desk.
There’s no official release date or price announced, but visit the official website to stay in the loop.
3. The Chipolo ONE Spot Bluetooth item finder works with Find My network, so you can pair it with your Apple devices.
Another of the 10 everyday carry gadgets we recommend is the Chipolo ONE Spot Bluetooth item finder. It’s useful for keeping your essentials—such as your phone, keys, and wallet—by your side on busy public transportation. Plus, it helps give you peace of mind that you can locate your devices while you venture in and out of the office throughout the day.
Shipping for this Bluetooth item finder starts in June, and the price has yet to be confirmed.
4. Avoid misplacing your smartphone, keys, and other essential items with the Apple AirTag iPhone accessory. As one of the best 10 everyday carry gadgets, it connects to the Find My app.
Never lose your smartphone or other essential accessories on a long commute with the Apple AirTag iPhone accessory. This gadget attaches to your purse, keys, phone, backpack, or other items. You can then keep track of the location of your item via the Find My app. It even plays an alarm sound to help you find your misplaced gadget.
Order yours from Apple’s official website for $29 with free engraving.
5. The Nomad Leather Loop for AirTag protects your Apple AirTag and allows you to conveniently attach it to various accessories.
During your daily commute, you might have an array of things running through your mind, which can lead you to forget your everyday carry gadgets in the car or on public transportation. Fortunately, the Nomad Leather Loop for AirTag enables you to conveniently attach your AirTag to a host of items, so you’ll never leave them behind again.
Preorder yours from the official website for a reduced price of $19.95.
6. Bursting with a 0.5 W speaker and LCD color screen, the FunKey S tiny foldable Gameboy lets you experience gaming nostalgia.
Make the most out of your commute with the FunKey S tiny foldable Gameboy. It’ll revive your soul during a long train journey by accommodating games from over 10 different consoles, including PlayStation 1, NES, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, and more. It’ll quickly become your new favorite pastime.
Order yours for €65.
7. Ease nerves and set aside some self-care time with the Fidget Moire stress-relief toy. One of our top 10 everyday carry gadgets, it can help you de-stress instantly.
In your spare time while you sit on the train, fiddling with your fingers stressing about your day to follow, you may need a gadget to calm your nerves or distract you. Fortunately, the Fidget Moire stress-relief toy combines barrier-grid animation and aromatherapy to help you feel calmer in an instant. And, when you arrive at the office, place it on your desk for a quick de-stress when you need it.
Purchase a set of two from Kickstarter for about $47.
8. Conduct meetings with the Wyze Buds Pro wireless earphones, which sport 6 microphones—3 in each earbud. Or kick back and enjoy your favorite songs distraction-free with ANC.
There’s nothing like music to motivate you for the day or increase your serotonin levels, and the Wyze Buds Pro wireless earphones are exactly what you need to drown your stress. Boasting 40 dB active noise cancellation, they let you focus primarily on your favorite songs without any honking distracting you. That’s why these are one of the 10 everyday carry gadgets we recommend. Or, if you want to walk, the Wind Noise Reduction feature lets you feel every beat of a song, without poor weather sidetracking you.
Preorder your wireless earphones for $59.99. Shipping begins in July.
9. Protect your phone and store your money and cards on the go with the band&roll Kangaroo. It’s compact, soft, and durable.
Hopping on and off the train in a rush with a coffee in one hand and a never-ending to-do list running through your head, you’re bound to lose your everyday essentials en route. The band&roll Kangaroo is an EDC accessory that stores your money, phone, and cards in one place. So you don’t have to run around the house in the morning trying to locate your essentials.
Order yours for €46 from the official website.
10. The Fellow Carter Move Coffee Mug is last on our list of 10 everyday carry gadgets and includes a snap-in splash guard to prevent spills. And its ceramic coating enhances your drink’s taste.
Need caffeine to function? Then the Fellow Carter Move Coffee Mug is for you. It boasts a ceramic coating to prevent an unwanted metallic taste, which we’ve all experienced. Additionally, it’s just the perfect size to securely fit in a cupholder without having to fight to force it in place every morning. Or, attach it to your backpack for easy transportation when you’re on the go throughout the day.
Treat yourself to this EDC mug for $27.50.
With these 10 everyday carry gadgets, your mornings just got a little easier. Although a commute can be daunting, we prefer to think of it as a moment to carve some self-love time. Whether you want to switch to work mode or have some much-needed time to unwind, we selected the above accessories to set you up for the day. What morning routine do you follow for a blessed workday? Share your advice in the comments.
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