9 useful accessories every digital nomad needs

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Working remotely gives you a lot of opportunities to live the life of an explorer. However, it does make your everyday work life challenging if you don't have the proper accessories by your side.

  • Is working remotely easier than going to the office? Being a part of remote team ourselves, we strongly recommend this futuristic work culture. Check out our previous blog to find out why.
  • Can remote work be a lifetime career? We think so. It helps you live life outside your cubicle as well as be productive at your own pace.
  • How many people are working remotely today? According to the NYTimes, around 43% of US workers spend some time working remotely.

Working remotely certainly has its perks. It’s a great way to maintain a thriving career along with your passion for travel at the same time. It’s no wonder the number of digital nomads is growing each year. But, as great as this work/life balance sounds, the life of a digital nomad can be challenging if you don’t have the right accessories by your side. Here are some of our favorite office accessories that can make the life of a digital nomad easy and stress-free.

Power up your workflow

For many digital nomads, access to power is often overlooked which makes it one of the major issues they face while travling. Whether it’s a high-quality power bank or a charger, you need to be charged up and ready to work anywhere you are.

Chargerito Tiny Phone Charger

The ultimate example of portability, this charger is small enough to fit on your keychain or in your pocket. Simply plug Chargerito into an electrical outlet and it’ll securely hold your phone against the wall as it charges. It also comes with folding prongs to make it even easier to take on your travels.

Mophie USB-C Powerstation Plus XL

Combining a built-in USB-C charging cable and high-quality lithium polymer batteries, the Powerstation Plus XL is a powerful yet compact powerhouse. Additionally, the 12,000mAh battery provides fast charging speeds of up to 18W USB-C PD.

Powerstation for your phone

Powerstation for your phone

Fueling your remote work with coffee

We believe coffee truly is the best way to kickstart a productive day. Popping out to Starbucks while you’re abroad isn’t always an option. Instead, you can carry a portable espresso maker.

STARESSO Portable Espresso Maker

Totally compact, this system has everything you need for the perfect brew. Simply add in your ground coffee beans, pour in hot water, and you’re ready to go. The Espresso Maker has a built-in French style press. The pressure from your hand allows the water to pass through the grounds, capturing all of the best flavor.

Portable espresso maker

Portable espresso maker

Take notes whenever and wherever

In the spirit of working from anywhere, the best ideas may strike when you’re out exploring the world. For that reason, a smart pen can make you productive even on the go.

Moleskin Pen+ Ellipse Smart Pen

Enjoyable and easy to use, the Pen+ Ellipse smart pen comes with the perks of boundless digital creativity. With this intelligent pen, you can take a call and scribble down notes only to later have them appear on your device.

Stay organized even when you’re remote

Keeping things in place will always save you time – digital nomad or not. But, because you’re always on the go, you have to be a little more attentive in this area.

Bento Stack Apple Accessories Organizer

Designed to match the aesthetic of Apple products, this organization system will bring you balance and serenity. Stackable and compact, the Bento Stack has space for everything from your chargers and adapters to your smartwatch.

Keep your stress levels in check

While traveling sounds like the most relaxing thing you can do, it can be stressful if you’re working at the same time. Remember to find balance no matter where you go (or how intense your workload becomes).

Spire Health Tag Body & Mind Health Tracker

This wearable attaches directly to your clothing to provide you with all-over metrics. The Health Tag actually tracks your activity as well as your sleep. However, it goes a step further to also help your mental health, too.

Productivity reimagined

The beauty of a nomadic work life is accompanied by making the sacrifice of a traditional office. Whether you’re building a wireframe on a restaurant table or journaling through your day, these two accessories are about boosting your productivity on a different level.

UX Kits Wireframe Card Deck

Featuring 80 double-sided cards, the UX Kits Wireframe Deck contains common website and UI elements, with lo-fi elements on one side and hi-fi on the other. The cards allow you to brainstorm and build layouts through a hands-on activity with your client or team members.

Creative Minds Innovative Journaling System

This journal lets you follow your own path to success as well as express yourself creatively. Essentially, it provides you with 120 pages of dotted paper to bridge the gap between creativity and productivity. With no rules or guidelines, the Creative Minds Journal is highly customizable for any of your goals.

Creative Minds journal

Creative Minds journal

Bags to carry everything you could need

Of course, with all of these accessories, you need the right bag to carry them all. The ideal bag is both practical yet durable so you can work anywhere.

Tabolap Portable Workstation Bag

Equipped with everything you could possibly need, this ingenious bag enables you to make the world your workplace. The Tabolap Bag fits laptops and tablets up to 13 inches on top of the sturdy and non-slip surface while you work. The bag is also outfitted with a ventilation system so your devices won’t overheat.

Portable Workstation Bag

Portable Workstation Bag

Are you a digital nomad? What are some accessories that have helped you along the way?

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Meet Madhurima Nag

Madhurima Nag is the Head of Operations at Gadget Flow. She side-hustles as a digital marketing lecturer/speaker and loves to voice her opinion on marketing, crowdfunding and gadgets (of course!) in general.

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Katherine

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