As a Digital Nomad, traveling is inseparable from working, your vacations are work vacations, and your work trips are your everyday life.
This is why it’s extremely important to pack the right way. Your digital and mobile baggage needs to be precise.
You need to ensure that all your gadgets fit into a backpack that is always kept within reach. This way, at any given time, you can easily pick up on where you stopped working.
So, before you take on the next adventure, start gathering all the things you’d need to ensure you are productive at work. Bear in mind that these office gears should be lightweight, multi-purpose, and improve your workflow.
This is unarguably an essential item for your mobile office. Either you have a standard backpack or another type of mobile bag, where the other items on the list will be kept.
When I think about it, investing in a backpack with a laptop bag and laptop bag segment might be the best idea.
Where else would you keep your laptop and chargers on the days you decide to work in a coworking space or coffee shop?
Backpacks are important in organizing your day-to-day work essentials. Picking the right nomad backpack isn’t easy. Defining its use and the number of things that you need to fit into the backpack will go a long way in helping you make your decision.
We recommend that you get a backpack with multiple compartments, extendable, waterproof, and comfortable.
- A Travel Router
One of the highs of being a digital nomad is that you can work from literally anywhere and everywhere. But there’s a caveat to that, and you need high-speed internet that works anywhere and everywhere.
I wonder if there’s an internet provider designed for travelers and rural residents you could get?
Nomad internet provides up to unlimited high-speed internet.
We do this by combining the latest cellular technology of all major providers with a single plan. You should try out our travel router. It is portable and has inbuilt batteries to ensure you have enough juice to keep you connected while on the road.
- Power Banks
Imagine you are fully set up, ready to work, and you discover that your phone or laptop is about to die. Without your charger close by, what do you do?
Ask the people around you if you can borrow a charger? Or...pack up? You can avoid this type of situation by simply getting yourself a good power bank.
Power banks are such important necessities for digital nomads. You are often on the road, and it is not unusual to have a low battery. Even if your devices are fully charged before leaving home, there’s a chance you would use your phone more than you anticipated and end up running the battery down.
Power banks differ in the quality of its component and how long they are manufactured to last. The type or model of the power bank you settle for depends on how long you want a full charge to last.
- Noise-Canceling Headphones
You may not always have the luxury of finding quiet places to work, but that doesn’t mean you should hold off on working in noisy places. If you often work in cafe shops, you’d agree that cafe shops can be especially noisy during rush hours.
The best solution to working in a noisy place is to get yourself a pair of noise-canceling headphones. Noise-canceling headphones can transform the noisiest places into a productive work environment. Noise-canceling headphones are also perfect for making calls in noisy places.
The best noise-canceling headphones are lightweight, comfortable, and have built-in noise-rejecting dual-microphone systems, perfect for video calls and online classes.
- Travel Adaptor
There are different types of sockets/electric outlets with different voltages and frequencies around the world. So, you can’t expect your phone or laptop charger to just plugin and work in any country you visit.
This is why every nomad should have a travel adaptor. It lets you connect to power sockets in any country in the world and transforms one socket into 2 or more USB ports.
Travel adapters especially come in handy when working from hotels or apartments with one socket or a coffee shop with no sockets left. Your travel adaptor should be packed in close reach. And since most of them come with USB ports, you can skip two come carrying a separate charger for anything that charges via USB.
To get the best travel adapter for your devices, you need to know the voltage you need.
- Task Managing Apps
Time management is extremely important for digital nomads because they are responsible for their schedules. The flexibility and freedom that comes with being a digital nomad demand responsibility and self-control.
The most successful digital nomads have good time management skills. Having an app that helps you organize tasks is an effective way to get several things done promptly. Such an app goes a long way in increasing productivity and reducing stress.
Task managing apps keep track of your plans and goals. They also remind you when it’s time to switch to another task.
We’ve highlighted the most common needs for your mobile office.
But everyone is different, and every trip is different.
So keep your mind open to adding items for specific trips.
To be fully prepared, research your destination before traveling.