8 EDC Gadgets for Your Inner Star Wars Fan
Star Wars mania is in full swing (it's even on cans of soup, coffee creamer, and tons of unrelated merchandise). But that doesn’t mean you need to give up practical gear to show your excitement for the most hyped movie of the year. Whether you want to rep the Light Side with some all-white gear, or your allegiance lies with the Dark Side in an all-black everything setup, you’ll find capable gear to do it in a more subtle way in this guide. Which side will you choose?
Lamy Safari Ballpoint Pen
Just like The Empire Strikes Back, this modern take on a ballpoint pen has been an audience favorite since 1980. The clean lines, ergonomic grip, and durable design result in an excellent pen for EDC. The wire clip attaches to both shirt and pants pockets for easy carry.
Field Notes Snowblind and Pitch Black
Keep a list of the droids you've been looking for nearby with these pocket-friendly notebooks by Field Notes. The 3.5X5.5” size is ideal for EDC—enough room to write things down, but small enough to fit your pocket. Choose from the special edition Snowblind (it changes from white to blue in UV light—perfect for that layover on Hoth) or the standard Pitch Black version with a dot grid ruling.
HuMn Mini Wallet
HuMn's RFID Mini Wallet offers some of the best materials and features available. Its plates are machined from lightweight and sturdy 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum, powder-coated in matte black or sky white to match the rest of your EDC. It can hold some cash and several cards, while its RFID blocking technology keeps your info safe from scammers.
Apple Watch Sport Edition
Having a personal communicator on your wrist used to be a privilege reserved only for those in the movies. Get all of your notifications at a glance, check the weather, track your activity, and more with this customizable smartwatch. Available in several colors, this piece of everyday tech will make you feel like you're in a science fiction movie even if you're just checking the time.
Black Diamond Neutrino Carabiner
There are few things worse than that sinking feeling of losing your keys, especially if your keychain setup has additional EDC gear on it. Keep them clipped to your belt loop or bag with this sturdy carabiner by Black Diamond. It's lightweight, strong enough for climbing, and comes in a bunch of different colors sure to match your favorite lightsaber.
UAG Phone Case
If a Stormtrooper carried a phone, there's a pretty good chance they'd protect it with this black and white case from UAG. The tough armor shell and shock-resistant soft core stands up to heavy impact and cushions against incidental drops and falls. UAG's lightweight case is available for iPhone and several Android devices in an array of colors.
Streamlight Pen Light
A good flashlight is the closest thing you can carry to an actual lightsaber. This light by Streamlight pumps out 65 lumens on two AAA batteries, and includes a pocket clip and holster. The technical looks and excellent ergonomics make for an excellent EDC light that's as easy to carry as a pen.
Victorinox Classic SD
Packed with tools, this tiny Swiss Army knife can go with you anywhere—just like your favorite astromech droid. Make quick fixes on the go with the razor sharp blade, impressively capable scissors, nail file, screwdriver, toothpick, and tweezers.