Topo Designs Trip Pack is a compact and light backpack with a distinct design – $89
Topo Designs from Colorado, USA, sure is an interesting company. With an unique approach to design, they create useful bags, accessories and clothes that I believe appeals to a lot of modern, active people. I really enjoy their choice of color variations that each product is available in. Usually they go for at least one or two versions with solid, dark colors that attract less attention. Besides that they often offer a few versions with a very sleek combination of colors.
The Trip Pack is my favorite of all their bags, but I can see myself finding good use for many of them. If you like to keep your gear compact without losing too much in functionality then this is a bag for you. The Trip Pack has a 8.4 L capacity and features an external zip pocket as well as an internal sleeve for a small computer or tablet. The Trip Pack is available in three color variations: all black, navy blue/red and navy blue/green.
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Twelve South BackPack is a great way to store your laptop, behind your Apple Display – $35
If you have a workspace where you connect a MacBook to an Apple Cinema Display then you’re going to love this product by Twelve South. Their BackPack shelf lets you place your laptop on the back of your iMac or Apple Cinema Display, out of sight and out of the way. It keeps most cables off your workspace and lets you work on a clutter free desk.
The shelf is made of steel and it matches Apple Cinema Displays and iMacs perfectly. You can use it on the back or front of your display, and it can be used for anything from a big 15″ laptop down to just a small stack of business cards. The possibilities are endless and I think most of us have something on our desks that we rather get out of the way.
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Bellroy Card Sleeve is a slim leather wallet for your most important cards – €49
While not quite as thin as the previously recommended Supr Good Slim Wallet, the Card Sleeve by Bellroy is definitely a product that plays in the same division. This is a minimal wallet for anyone who prefers to only carry cards, but you can easily store a few folded bills in either of the three pockets if you really have to.
The main compartment will fit anything from just a few cards up to about 10. It also features a pull tab that allows for much easier access compared to the Supr Good Slim Wallet. There are two additional pockets on the front and back that will hold those two cards that you need really fast access to.
The soft, premium leather is vegetable tanned and available in five different colors. I use this daily as my main wallet and it’s just the perfect solution for me.
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Nomad Cables are highly pocketable USB cables for your iOS or Android devices – $15-25
In order to be prepared for anything that the day brings I usually carry a lot of gadgets and accessories in my bag. To reduce its weight and size, and because I just like it this way, I prefer to keep most of my gear small and light-weight. USB cables is no exception and I really like them as short as possible. After trying out a lot of different options, I have come to the conclusion that Kero makes the best Lightning and Micro USB cables for my needs.
The Nomad cables are short but can still bend a lot, something that is convenient when used together with devices like the Dark Energy Reservoir. The build-quality is good and the Lightning version is of course Apple MFi certified. There’s not much more to be said, they are just cables after all, but I can’t recommend the Nomads enough. This is a great gift for anyone who owns a smart phone and it’s something you can keep in any bag or jacket pocket and hardly notice it’s there until you need it.
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