EDC gear guide of 2020: must-have gadgets for the new normal

Stepping outside the house is slightly more complicated than it used to be. But gadgets like the ones on our EDC gear guide of 2020 make it easier and safer. Check out this blog post to see some of our favorite products for navigating the new normal in style.

EDC gear guide of 2020: must-have gadgets for the new normal
JabberMask customizable LED face mask in use

2020 has certainly ushered in a new normal. In just a year, consumer products have shifted toward sanitizers of all sorts, masks, and tools that make contactless interaction in public possible. So today, we’re presenting you with our EDC gear guide of 2020. These are some of our favorite must-have gadgets for getting around now.

Related: 15 Best air purifiers for your home

This list has items that are cooler than your typical EDC finds, like this LED mask that has lights you can customize. And this transparent spray bottle turns tap water into a chemical-free disinfectant. These products show us that it’s possible to be out and about in a way that’s healthy and enjoyable.

O2 Nano Mask Reusable Nanofiltration Mask

First up on our EDC gear guide of 2020 is the O2 Nano Mask Reusable Nanofiltration Mask. This mask blocks 99% of PM2.5 particles using nanotechnology. It’s also breathable and has a stylish look.

Leaf Transparent UV Mask

The Leaf Transparent UV Mask has a clear design, letting others see your expressions. Best of all, it self-cleans using UV-C technology, and it uses U-series HEPA carbon filters.


JabberMask Customizable LED Face Mask

The JabberMask Customizable LED Face Mask brings out your personality. Available in three models, each gives you 50 unique ways to customize your face mask with LEDs.


LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier Battery-Powered Face Mask

The LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier Battery-Powered Face Mask is another cool product on our EDC gear guide of 2020. It uses two H13 HEPA filters that supply you with fresh, clean air. It also monitors the volume of your breath and changes the fan’s speed to match.

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier Battery-Powered Face Mask

LG PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier battery-powered face mask on a man

KLIGIT Everyday Tool

The KLIGIT Everyday Tool features antimicrobial material and keeps you away from public surfaces. Its haptic system also helps with anxiety and self-defense. It even holds your dog’s leash. The magnets help you access otherwise out of reach metallic items.

Safetouch Antimicrobial Key

Another great item on our EDC gear guide of 2020 is the Safetouch Antimicrobial Key. This helpful key helps you avoid touching knobs, handles, buttons, ATMs, and other high-touch surfaces. What’s more, it even has a bottle opener and a keyring.


UVLyzer Smartphone Sanitizer Sticker

The UVLyzer Smartphone Sanitizer Sticker is just what it sounds like: a sticker that sanitizes. Use it to disinfect doorknobs, restaurant utensils, pacifiers, and more. Plus, these chemical-free, germicidal stickers are easy to use.

Shield by Damned Designs Safe Hygiene Tool

The Shield by Damned Designs Safe Hygiene Tool has a sleek design that fits in your pocket. With ridges on the inside curve, it holds your grocery bags and opens doors.


SANITAS Antibacterial Copper Door Opener

The SANITAS Antibacterial Copper Door Opener lets you open doors and press buttons. Featuring oligodynamic metal, this environmentally friendly tool inactivates 99% of common germs.


Dango Products Titanium Capsule EDC Holder

The Dango Products Titanium Capsule EDC Holder is another item on our EDC gear guide of 2020 that keeps your necessities tidy. Its small size holds items like a door opener, pills, and more.


Go.C Wearable Hand Sanitizer

The Go.C Wearable Hand Sanitizer has a lovely minimalist design and is easy to carry anywhere. Just press the button to dispense the right amount of sanitizer into your palms.


Sunytizer Surface and Hand Sanitizer

The Sunytizer Surface and Hand Sanitizer is a sanitizer that cleans everything. Its spray contains 70% alcohol, which kills germs, bacteria, and viruses. Furthermore, it’s safe to use on your body and even your dog.


Olika Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray

The Olika Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray is another great option on our EDC gear guide of 2020. With its adorable design, this hand sanitizer dispenser keeps you motivated to disinfect your hands. It’s a clean and refillable misting hand sanitizer that kills 99.9% of germs.

Olika Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray

Olika Hydrating Hand Sanitizer Spray in color options

LIFX Clean Antibacterial Smart Bulb

The LIFX Clean Antibacterial Smart Bulb lets you eliminate bacteria and decontaminate your home via high-energy violet light. It’s safe for people, plants, and pets. Best of all, you can even connect it to a hub.

LIFX Clean Antibacterial Smart Bulb

LIFX Clean antibacterial smart bulb in a home

O3Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle

Finally, the O3Waterworks Sanitizing Spray Bottle creates its own disinfecting solution by turning water into aqueous ozone. It kills 99.9% of common bacteria and pathogens on pretty much any surface.


While going outside is a little more complicated than it used to be, the gadgets on this EDC gear guide of 2020 make staying healthy in public easy. And their lovely, practical designs can even help you remember to use them. Have you found any great EDC gadgets this year? Let us know about them in the comments.

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