7 EDC items that are a perfect blend of form and function
WIth more tech in our everyday lives, the need for more accessories is always growing. But, it's best to keep things minimal if you have to lug them around everywhere. Here are our favorite tech-inspired EDC items.
- What is “EDC”? It stands for everyday carry and includes all the stuff you need to take with you during the day. It differs for everyone and can include anything from your wallet to a water bottle.
- How is EDC gear evolving? The future of EDC is all about portability. We’re now able to take everything on the go including our gaming conoles – consider the Nintendo Switch for example.
- But how are we supposed to hold all of this gear? A suitable bag or backpack, of course! The modern ones are designed with your devices in mind and feature pockets for everyting you need.
We’ve come a long way in traditional EDC gear. Where we once accounted for a wallet, watch, and sunglasses, we’ve expanded our list to include a smartphone, fitness tracker, spare cables, batteries, and more. But, there’s an art to what you carry and how you carry it. These accessories are designed to simplify your life while also remaining highly portable and practical for your commute. Some fit in your pocket while other require a bag but, in this modern day, they also need to look good. Here are seven of the best EDC items for your devices and gadgets that look as good as they function.
The creators of the sought-after tracking chip are back with more convenience than ever. The Chipolo Card looks, well, like a card. Measuring just 2.15mm thin, there’s more to it than meets the eye. It actually conceals a tracker so you can keep tabs on the whereabouts of your wallet at all times.
Why we love it: It’s slim enough for our modern wallet yet a thief won’t know it’s a tracker so you have a better chance of getting your wallet back.
Combining a built-in USB-C charging cable and high-quality lithium polymer batteries, the Powerstation Plus XL is impressively powerful yet surprisingly compact. The 12,000mAh battery provides fast charging speeds and it can add up to 45 hours of power to your smartphone, tablet, or other devices.
Why we love it: Looks certainly are deceiving. This power bank offers exceptional power but it won’t weigh you down.
Coming in two colors, the Phone Pocket features water-resistant all-conditions leather. This material can withstand the wear and tear of your every day including getting caught in the rain. Inside is a layer of microfiber fabric to provide your device with all the cushion it needs for daily wear and tear.
Why we love it: You might think it’s unnecessary until the next time you (and your smartphone) are caught in the rain.
This small and lightweight device attaches to just about anything, so you always know where it is. Using Bluetooth technology, TrackR can find items up to 100 feet away. Just use the app to ring any item you attach to the tracker, such as your keys, wallet, bag, or even the TV remote. Plus, it comes with flashing LED lights to help you find items even faster.
Why we love it: We lose stuff; we’re only human! This device would save us countless hours searching.
With no cables in sight, these earbuds show true innovation. With one in each ear, you get the full Bose surround sound experience throughout your workout, commute, or anything else your day brings. Despite packing in all that audio technology, they weigh just 0.35 ounces and remain in place however you move.
Why we love it: With a battery life of 10 hours, they can help you conquer your entire day with a soundtrack.
This all-leather wallet has a spot for everything including your money, cards, and even your keys. The MKC Wallet is modern yet highly functional. The key storage section aligns your keys horizontally yet separately to eliminate jingling keys and scratches. Thanks to a cut out at the top, up to eight keys (or a bottle opener or a USB stick) are easily and instantly accessible when you need them.
Why we love it: With more and more stuff filling your pockets, compiling them is a genius move to keep you sane.
In addition to offering you power on the go, the SmartBatz also put your smartphone right where you need it. With no cables to get in the way, it stands your device upright as it charges so you never miss a notification. Even with this convenience, the battery is sleek and slim so you can continue to use your smartphone.
Why we love it: It comes with a set of three batteries so you can go days without recharging or even share with friends.
Which gadgets and accessories do you carry every day? Let us know in the comments!
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