What’s in your tech bag?

Everybody’s got tech. So, how do you carry along your prized possessions with you when you’re out and about? Peep the list below to get ideas of how you can travel like a rockstar with all your tech gear.

The backpack – Without it, you’d be shuffling all your crap in various carrying cases, bags, or your wife’s purse (shoutout to all the wives and moms out there – you da real MVPs for all the crap you carry). So, check it – there’s a bag out there for everyone. It just depends on what you carry and how often you travel.

Here’s the great one: This one is for the folks who really appreciate a strong, sturdy, practical, spacious backpack. The folks who rock these are usually the ones that travel often, have tons of tech gear, need multiple compartments for various tech, and at least 2 sections to separate items. Here’s our pick for the great one: Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L. This backpack is really cool. Here’s what’s “inside”:

  • VERSATILE DESIGN: Customizable internal dividers make this bag ideal for everyday, camera, and laptop carry.
  • SIDE + TOP ACCESS: Access from top via MagLatch, plus dual side zips. Never dig through your bag again.
  • PROTECTED LAPTOP SLEEVE: Holds 15″ laptops (see listing for exact measurements) and is accessed externally.
  • EXPANDABLE CAPACITY: 8L of internal expansion, plus 4 hidden straps for carrying items on bag exterior.
  • LIFETIME GUARANTEE: Weatherproof, 100% recycled nylon canvas shell is DWR impregnated, double PU-Coated and Bluesign certified.

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 30L

Told ya, really cool. Looks like a boss, too.

Here’s the good one: These are the backpacks for everyday users. Companies with penny pinching accounting teams probably think they’re amazing for finding these bags. Our pick for the good one: Lenovo Laptop Backpack. Not too shabby for what’s “inside”:

  • Durable design: Laptop backpack features a durable, water-repellent snow yarn polyester fabric and streamlined design with a padded interior to protect your laptop, notebook and other important stuff.
  • Comfortable fit: This compact backpack has a quilted back panel and fully adjustable shoulder straps making it comfortable for all day use, plus a quick access front zippered pocket for extra storage.
  • Laptop backpack: Perfect for daily commuters, college students and all types of travelers; accommodates laptops up to 15.6 inches.
  • Convenient storage: In addition to the laptop compartment, there are separate pockets for mobile devices, business cards, and other daily tools in quick-access compartments. The main compartment offers extra space for magazines, notepad and other laptop accessories.

Now that you’ve shopped around for a backpack, what do you carry inside of it? Read more to find out our top picks for tech gear.

The laptop – There’s one out there for everyone. Gaming, video editing, spreadsheeting, surfing the net, you’ll find one suitable for your everyday needs.

macbook pro

We recommend the all new 13″ Macbook Pro with the M1 chip. Any laptop with a chip before the M1, including the i9, is going to be considered antiquated in the very near future. Thanks Apple for bringing us into the next generation of computer chips. We can always count on you to break barriers. Enough ass kissing, let’s look more into these Macbook Pros. These things are super fast, super strong, carry a super long battery life. They should’ve just called these laptops Macbook Super Pro (you’re welcome Apple for coming up with the name of your next generation laptops). What’s under the hood of the new Macbook Pro with M1 chips?

  • Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance
  • Get more done with up to 20 hours of battery life, the longest ever in a Mac
  • 8-core CPU delivers up to 2.8x faster performance to fly through workflows quicker than ever
  • 8-core GPU with up to 5x faster graphics for graphics-intensive apps and games
  • 16-core Neural Engine for advanced machine learning
  • 8GB of unified memory so everything you do is fast and fluid
  • Superfast SSD storage launches apps and opens files in an instant
  • Active cooling system sustains incredible performance
  • 13.3-inch Retina display with 500 nits of brightness for vibrant colors and incredible image detail
  • FaceTime HD camera with advanced image signal processor for clearer, sharper video calls

Try it out for yourself. We think you’ll be impressed.

If you’re looking to save a few bucks and still want a high-performing laptop, take a look at the new MacBook Air with Apple M1 Chip. Rumor has it, the M1 chip is such a big leap and bound from Intel’s, that Apple confidently removed the fans from their MacBook Air. A bold move, but Apple never ceases to disappoint.

The laptop sleeve – You already got your backpack, but the sleeve is there for added protection. The last thing you want is a cracked screen, only forcing you to call the computer brand’s customer service line, and ending in disappointment because they’re going to charge you an arm a leg to fix your screen. Then you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t get that damn extended warranty – probably because it didn’t seem like a necessary investment at the time. Now you’re thinking “Man, laptops are built so cheap these days!”. FORGET ALL THAT. Just get a laptop sleeve and have peace of mind!

Okay, we fell down the rabbit whole a bit there. Back to a positive reality. There are plenty of options for laptops sleeves. Amazon, eBay, BestBuy, Walmart, Target, Dell, Etsy, all carry great laptop sleeves. Find something that fits your laptop, budget, and preferences. You don’t need to go all out, so don’t overthink buying your laptop sleeve.

If you’re looking for something that provides state of the art laptop protection, try the Thule Gauntlet 3.0 15″ MacBook Pro Retina Sleeve. If you care more about protection vs. bulky appearance and extra weight, then this one is for you.

The HOMIEE Laptop Sleeve is also a great option if you want to look a little more sophisticated. The only drawback, for now, is it comes in just variations of the color gray. This one also includes a front compartment for smaller electronics like tablets and mobile devices.

The mouse – In another DealMe.club blogpost, The Perfect WFH Office Setup, we raved about having an ergonomic, vertical mouse. This time, we’re looking for sleek and sturdy. Your backpack shouldn’t be bulky, it should be able to carry items without losing it’s shape. That’s why, we’re recommending the Apple Magic Mouse 2.

amazon.com Apple Magic Mouse 2

What’s the big fuss?

  • Magic Mouse 2 is completely rechargeable, so youโ€™ll eliminate the use of traditional batteries.
  • Itโ€™s lighter, has fewer moving parts thanks to its built-in battery and continuous bottom shell, and has an optimized foot design โ€” all helping Magic Mouse 2 track easier and move with less resistance across your desk.
  • And the Multi-Touch surface allows you to perform simple gestures such as swiping between web pages and scrolling through documents.
  • Multi-Touch
  • Bluetooth
  • Lightning port
  • Wireless

All in all, it’s the best option for business and leisure travelers who don’t want to add additional bulky items to their baggage. Also, having the luxury to scroll left and right on pages like a normal mousepad is very convenient. Well done, Apple.

The headphones/ear buds – We don’t get the big fuss about AirPods. Don’t get us wrong, they’re good for the purpose they serve; everyday, normal use and answering calls. However, did we, as a human race, forget that other brands exist? And, that they could possibly have a more superior product than Apple? Well, yes, because Apple bought them out! Our personal favorites are the Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earphones – Apple H1 Headphone Chip. These earphones are so comfortable you’ll want to wear them all the time. The bass is booming, treble is clear, and they look very sleek and modern. What are the specs?

Powerbeats Pro

  • Totally wireless high-performance earphones
  • Up to 9 hours of listening time (more than 24 hours with charging case)
  • Adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks for lightweight comfort and stability
  • Reinforced design for sweat & water resistance during tough workouts or running
  • Volume & track controls on each earbud, voice capability, and auto play/pause
  • Features the Apple H1 headphone chip and Class 1 Bluetooth for extended range and fewer dropouts
  • Compatible with iOS and Android
  • Enhanced phone call performance and call handling from either earbud
  • With fast fuel, a 5-minute charge gives 1.5 hours of playback when battery is low
  • What’s in the box: Powerbeats Pro totally wireless earphones, charging case, ear tips with four size options, lightning to USB-A charging cable, quick start guide, warranty card

If you’re looking for something else, The Verge reviewed some of the best ear buds out there today. Whatever you do, make sure it’s comfortable, and the audio is crisp and clear. Consider usage and battery life as well. Good luck!

The powerbank – You’ve got all this amazing tech gear, but how do you keep it charged on the go? Investing in a powerbank can be the difference between holding your phone up to your ear and placing it in your pocket so you can use your wireless ear buds for convenience calling. I know, 1st world problem, but you get it and we’ve all been there. Powerbanks, or portable chargers, can be found just about anywhere that tech products and chargers are sold these days. A list of places where powerbanks can be purchased below:


If you’re looking to become a powerbank guru, reach TechRadar’s exhaustive review of powerbanks in 2020.

And there you have it. Some of DealMe.club’s recommended tech bag gear. Go get yours.

Did we miss something? Of course we did! There’s too much tech gear out there. But, hey, we still want to hear from you. Tell us what we missed and what tech gear is most helpful for you when you travel. Don’t forget to share this blog with your friends and family!

2 thoughts on “What’s in your tech bag?”

    • Thanks, Louis! Glad this was helpful for you.

      Laptop sleeves are a must. With laptops so thin these days, you’ll appreciate the added protection against potential cracks and broken screens.


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