Posted on | March 26, 2011 | No Comments
As long as there have been gadgets, there has been a need to organize and carry them. Often, when traveling on business I find myself creatively stashing cables and chargers between clothing gaps in my carry-on or trying to squeeze in a smaller gadget organizer bag. Sometimes, I am just in a rush and grab the top 3 chargers or cables I may need. Although, many times having rushed my pack job I get to a hotel room and realize that I have forgotten a charging cable or adapter. I have considered a pre-packed ready-to-go accessories bag, but like to pack lean and do not like the idea of buying double items just to sit in a bag.
One of the key questions that I ask myself when shopping for anything gadget related, is it versatile and compact? I came across this product from Skooba. It’s got a great name too, The Cable Stable DXL is a very small zip up bag with pockets and tie down areas. One of the things I like most about it is, you can multipurpose almost any one of the “zones” specifically for your needs. Do you have 5 chargers, 2 cameras and an iPod, or even snacks- not a problem? Also, I can easily see, throwing in the iPad or even MacGyvering a strap on this bag for a, yes, Murse. I still hold onto the fact that function outweighs form. Especially, when I am traveling. I’ll take decluttered pockets any day for a minimalist, lightweight bag. Of course, my wife prefers not be seen with me and a hybrid-gadget-bag-slash-man-purse, but I try to ease her mind and tell her it’s nerd-style woman repellent for when I travel for business.
Here is a slightly larger gadget bag that is also very travel friendly,