Everyday Cary – Extended 2019

Overview

This is an update to the extended layer in my Everyday Carry (EDC). The concept and use of the extended layer remains the same i.e builds on top of the core layer designed to last up to a day away from home. To see what the previous extended layer of my EDC click here.

Extended Layer

  1. Peak Design Tech Pouch
  2. Anker PowerLine+ USB C (6ft)
  3. Asus USB 2 Charger
  4. Anker Multi-Angle Stand
  5. TechRise USB C Adapter
  6. Mu One
  7. TicWatch E USB Charging Cable
  8. Micro USB Cable (6ft)
  9. Micro USB Cable (9ft)
  10. Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12800mAh

1. Peak Design Tech Pouch

The Tech Pouch from Peak Design has replaced the dry bag I use to use. It is definitely more professional looking and a lot more expensive (approximately £30 more). However, it adds many more convenience factors compared to the dry bag. For example the organisational pockets are great for putting all the small items in different places. The accordion opening on the pouches mean everything fans open for easy view and access. It can double up as a tiny day bag using additional Peak Design straps (which I am considering). The volume this bag carries is exactly the same as the out going dry bag (2 litres).

2. Anker PowerLine+ USB C

Long USB C to USB C cable to be compatible with as many Power Delivery charges and devices where possible. The cable is a good length as a bed side charging cable and also it’s braided for strength. It is expensive for a cable however the build quality will hopefully mean it will last a while.

3. Asus USB 2 Charger

A charger that came with the Nexus 7 and I have been using it since as a spare USB 2.0 charger.

4. Anker Multi-Angle Stand

I lost the Moko phone stand so it has been replaced with the (arguably) over engineered Anker phone stand. It has a button at the top on the side where the hinge is to release the lock of the stand with various lockable angles. It’s made of metal with rubber pads to make sure it does not scratch the phone and gives it a slight grip so it doesn’t slide off. Two problems with the stand: 1. it’s quite a bit heavier than the plastic Moko stand; 2: there is a lip at the bottom which can cover part of the screen.

5. TechRise USB C Adapter

No change on the USB A to USB C adapter so please view the 2017 post for more details.

6. Mu One

A flat 45w USB C wall charger which has interchangeable heads so you don’t need to use adapters abroad.

7. TicWatch E USB Charging Cable

Spare cable so that it can stay in the EDC bag for those overnight situations.

8. Micro USB Cable (6ft)

A generic USB A to micro USB to charge a phone using the above battery pack. A ~1 metre cable is long enough for this level of use. For example dangling the cable out of one pocket to another to charge a phone.

9. Micro USB Cable (9ft)

A longer cable for bed side charging.

10. Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12800mAh

The battery from Anker is still going strong. Please go to the 2017 post for more details.

Removed Items

3. Anker SoundBuds Slim
I still use the bluetooth earphones however they have moved into my core / work layer. More details to follow on where this ends up.

2 ltr Karrimor Dry Bag
Replaced by the Peak Design Tech Pouch.

Summary

The biggest change is the bag. Whilst it has the same volume as the previous bag, the design and rigidity makes it feel much larger and I don’t have to dig through the bag to get the items at the bottom. It still has more pockets and space to add more items in the future.

About Danny

I.T software professional always studying and applying the knowledge gained and one way of doing this is to blog. Danny also has participates in a part time project called Energy@Home [http://code.google.com/p/energyathome/] for monitoring energy usage on a premise. Dedicated to I.T since studying pure Information Technology since the age of 16, Danny Tsang working in the field that he has aimed for since leaving school. View all posts by Danny → This entry was posted in Blog and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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