The best portable gadgets to buy in 2020 so far

It takes a certain kind of ingenuity to invent a portable gadget. It needs to be small enough for people to carry and practical enough that they’ll want to. It’s a fine balance that we appreciate because, let’s face it, life outside of the house can be tough. Small accessories can make being on the go more comfortable and productive. That's why we've rounded up some of the best portable gadgets to buy in 2020 so far.

The best portable gadgets to buy in 2020 so far
Microsoft Surface Book 3 Convertible Laptop in Use

Some of these gadgets help you take the comforts of home with you. Your coffee when you’re staying at a hotel, for instance. You don’t have to hope the coffee maker in your room is clean anymore when you’ve got a portable one you can pack in your suitcase. Devices like these make it possible to feel cozy no matter where you are.

And, of course, current events have played no small part in the items that are trending now. We’re all trying to breathe safer and avoid door handles while we’re out, so items that help us do that are huge. I’m talking about sanitizing door openers and wearable air purifiers. These gadgets fit in your purse or backpack and protect you and others from germs.

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If you’re in the market for some new accessories to add to your EDC arsenal, we’ve rounded up some of the best portable gadgets we’ve come across in 2020 so far. These gadgets will keep you comfy, productive, and relaxed while you’re on the move.

Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD

While you’re out, you’ll want to be sure your files are safe. The Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD will keep your data from falling into the wrong hands. With a built-in fingerprint scanner, this portable SSD ensures only you open it. Lightweight at only 58 grams, you’ll barely notice this portable gadget in your backpack.

Kokoro Thermal Flask

We all drink water and coffee while we’re out, but the typical thermal bottle leaves an off-putting taste. The Kokoro Thermal Flask won’t because it has a solid porcelain interior. This beautiful flask keeps your drinks hot or cold for at least eight hours, and its stainless steel exterior is BPA-free.


Shiled20 Germ-Free Door Opener

The Shield20 Germ-Free Door Opener is a portable gadget that helps you avoid those door handles that everyone touches. Easy-to-carry, this tool hooks on to handles to help you open doors without touching them. There’s even a small nub that enables you to press buttons in the elevator or on ATMs.


Cube PRO Bluetooth Finder

Lost your keys again? Attach the Cube PRO Bluetooth Finder to all those things you tend to misplace, and this tracking device will help you find them. Just press the button to locate it on your smartphone app. An alarm will sound, alerting you to its location.


Keurig K-Mini Plus Portable Coffee Maker

The Keurig K-Mini Plus Portable Coffee Maker lets you enjoy delicious coffee anywhere. Fewer than five inches wide, this portable gadget is ideal for small spaces and travel. Simply place your mug under the drip, put in a K-Cup pod, and sip your way to more energy. The reservoir is removable and easy to clean.

Nomad Universal Cable Kevlar-Strengthened Cord

Are you going on a trip? You might want to consider the NomadUniversal Cable Kevlar-Strengthened Cord. It can change between Lightning, USB-C, and micro USB connections, and it works with almost any device. And since this portable gadget comes in lengths of 0.3 meters and 1.5 meters, you’ll find the right size for you.


Urbanears Luma Splash-Resistant Earbuds

When you’re out, you need your earbuds to work as hard as you do. The Urbanears Luma Splash-Resistant Earbuds give you what you need. These portable gadgets resist water, dust, and sweat. So they’ll withstand your run or stroll through a drizzle. With 25 combined hours of playtime, you’ll be able to listen to music all day.

Urbanears Luma Splash-Resistant Earbuds

Urbanears Luma Splash-Resistant Earbuds and a Woman

Therabody Theragun mini Portable Massage Device

The Therabody Theragun mini Portable Massage Device lets you relax and relieve muscle strain anywhere. So if you’re stressed about that presentation during your next business trip, this gadget can help you ease the tension. Just 1.2 pounds, the Theragun fits in your bag and is easy to carry. It’s also super quiet so that it won’t bother people around you.


Microsoft Surface Book 3 Convertible Laptop

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 Convertible Laptop is the ideal laptop for people on the go. It can be pretty much whatever you need since you can use it as a laptop or a tablet. Its high-resolution touchscreen displays work with the Surface Pen and Surface Dial so you can write your notes and navigate comfortably.


Ao Air The Atmōs Wearable Air Purifier

Filter your air the stylish way with Ao Air The Atmōs Wearable Air Purifier. Unlike the typical face mask, this air purifier doesn’t need a tight seal to work. Best of all, it allows others to see your facial expressions (that all-important non-verbal communication) while you’re out. If you live in a large city, this portable gadget will keep you breathing clean air.


Yamaha YVC-200 Portable Speakerphone

The Yamaha YVC-200 Portable Speakerphone helps you create an office anywhere with its high-quality sound. So whether you’re working from your bedroom, a park, or a hotel lobby, no one will know because it eliminates echo and focuses on your voice. Small and compact, this portable gadget easily fits in your purse or backpack.


Skullcandy Vert Clip-Anywhere Wireless Earbuds

The Skullcandy Vert Clip-Anywhere Wireless Earbuds ensure that you really can listen to your favorite music anywhere. These wireless headphones have a secure dial that clips to any strap, keeping them secure no matter what sport you’re doing. Best of all, they keep you aware of your environment, preventing accidents. Finally, this portable gadget has ten hours of battery, even at cold temperatures, so that you can wear it skiing.


So, did any of these tiny gadgets strike your fancy? It’s incredible how much more comfortable just a small device can make life outside your home. Do you have a portable gadget that you love? Let us know in the comments.

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Meet Lauren Wadowsky

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she's not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.
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