ZeroLemon SolarJuice

Battery packs are an essential part of virtually any daily carry, but similarities between products can make it hard to choose the right one. For those who like to travel or spend time outdoors, the solar charging panel-equipped ZeroLemon SolarJuice is a clear standout. While the SolarJuice can still be plugged into a socket and charged normally, 8 hours in the sun will refill its 10,000mAh battery by 50%, giving you enough power to charge an iPhone 6 twice. The SolarJuice is also water-resistant, has a built-in LED flashlight, and features dual USB ports, making it possible to refill two devices simultaneously in rain, shine, or darkness. Interestingly, and unlike other battery packs, the SolarJuice also uses lithium-polymer batteries instead of lithium-ion. This makes it a bit lighter and more versatile than power banks with lithium-ion batteries, which are sensitive to extreme heat and cold. For anyone planning to spend a good amount of time away from a wall socket, the ZeroLemon SolarJuice will give you a novel, flexible way to recharge your devices. Get one on sale from our shop at the link below.


How to Choose the Best Battery Pack for Your Everyday Carry

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We’ve all been there. Trying to get as much use out of your phone only for it to inevitably die leaves you feeling as powerless as your battery. Although the technology in our gadgets is continuously improving, the batteries in them aren’t. Chances are, you’re carrying at least one item powered by a rechargeable battery. If you find yourself looking for a power source more often than you’d like, then an external battery is something to consider adding to your EDC. With so many different options to choose from, we’ll show you what to look for and recommend some of the best portable battery packs to get you started.

eyn iPhone Wallet Case

Digital wallets aren’t quite the norm yet, but they could soon impact how and what you carry everyday. In the meantime, the eyn iPhone wallet case is a good place to start if you’re looking to phase out your wallet. It has a hinged compartment on the back that lets you stash cash and up to three cards. Besides replacing your wallet, it also acts as a protective case for your iPhone. For extra security, it’s got a grippy, rubberized coating and a wrist strap just to be safe. Lastly, its hinged back design doubles as a kickstand when watching videos or making video calls. If you’re not entirely comfortable with completely replacing your wallet or purse, you can always use it for just the bare essentials. Leaving town? Bring a wallet. But for your average outings, this wallet case could get the job done. If you’re looking for another way to carry less, you can pick up the Eyn iPhone wallet case at our store via the link below.


Bluelounge Cableyoyo

Inevitably, headphone cables become a tangled mess. Avoid tricky knots and over-designed gizmos with Bluelounge’s Cableyoyo, a straightforward way to clean up your earbuds’ excess cable. Push in the cable’s plug and then wrap it around the soft silicone Cableyoyo as if you were wrapping a strip around a yoyo… (via GearHungry)

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Flameless USB Travel Lighter

No matter your destination, you can be prepared with access to fire right in your pocket. This TSA-approved, eco-friendly electronic lighter is both gas-less and flameless, making it ideal for you frequent fliers. It can ignite anything you throw at it with its high output coil heating element, even in high wind. A 15 second auto-shutoff feature helps ensure your safety as well. The lighter will last up to 50 uses before having to plug it in, and its built-in USB adapter and light-up charge indicator makes the recharging process easy. You can purchase this lighter in either black or silver at our shop at the link below.

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Fossil Q Founder

What’s an iWatch? Until now, Android users have sought, often times unsuccessfully to find a normal-looking smart watch. The Fossil Q Founder Watch ends the search. Aesthetically, the Q is a beautiful, tactile representation of the never-ending ebb and flow of time. What does that mean? The Q sports a 1.5-inch circular LTPS LCD display set in a light stainless steel case. Featuring an Intel Atom processor, 1GB of Ram, 4GB of internal storage and the Adroid Wear OS, Q may make you forget about their fruity competitor… (via GearHungry)

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Limefuel Blast L200X Pro

It's no surprise how useful a backup battery can be for the electronics you carry as a major part of your daily kit. What is unexpected, however, is how far battery technology has progressed in recent years. The Limefuel Blast not only packs a 20,000mAh capacity (good for many charges for your devices), but it can also share that capacity across four USB ports. Each of the ports also charge quickly with a 2-amp input, double the amperage most stock device adaptors can charge with. The Blast's smart electronics notify you of charge levels and even shuts the battery off automatically to preserve itself and to avoid overcharging. The pack also comes in a sleek aluminum case for ease of carry. You can top up your carry and all your everyday electronics with the Limefuel Blast, available now from our online shop at the link below.


Chronos Wearable

Wearable technology looks like it is here to stay, regardless of how some of us semi-luddites feel we don’t need it. So if we are going to strap notification devices and fitness trackers to our bodies, do we want to do it through new evices, or as add-ons to what we already wear. The Chronos wearable is betting on the latter, and is currently taking pre-orders for their device intended to augment your existing watch… (via The Wrist Watch Review)

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TomTom Bandit Action Camera

In a market full of hit-or-miss HD video cameras, the TomTom Bandit Action Camera is a strong choice from a time-tested brand. The Bandit’s barrel-shaped, water-tight, mountable casing gives it the go-anywhere durability needed for capturing all kinds of action. Its high-def camera can record footage in 4K cinematic resolution, standard HD, and can also take time-lapses, slow-mo video, and 16 MP still shots. The built-in 1900mAh battery gives you twice the battery life of its closest competitors, while USB 3.0 lets you charge without a cable. The Bandit can even edit video on-the-fly using its iOS/Android app, making it a great holiday gift that’ll be ready for action as soon as it’s unwrapped. Pick one up for the adventurers and the thrill-seekers on your list at the link below.


TrackR Bravo

You know that mini panic attack you get when you pat yourself down and realize that your keys are missing? That’s the feeling the TrackR Bravo Bluetooth tracker aims to help you avoid. Attach it to something you lose often (like your keys) and its accompanying phone app tells you how close your item is, or if you’re straying too far and about to leave the tracker behind. The Bravo is small, slim, and made of a black aluminum that won't look out of place in your EDC. It uses replaceable batteries that last about a year and it’s compatible with both Android and iOS devices. This bundle also includes a waterproof case, so you don’t have to worry about rain, puddles, or spills. Grab a Bravo from our shop at the link below to keep your keys in check (or as a nice stocking stuffer for the forgetful ones in your life).


Joule Power Strip

Picture this: you’re finally ready to get some work done, whether it’s at the office or a local cafe, and your laptop and phone are about to die. You scramble to plug in before your devices shut down, but there’s not an available outlet in sight. Though we find ourselves needing them all the time, an EDC-worthy power strip is long overdue. The Joule is one potential answer, engineered to be useful for work and attractive enough for your home. Its detachable, variable length cable lets you trail the Joule across the room or keep it mounted to the wall. It delivers 16 amps across three AC outlets and two built-in USB ports for rapid charging of your devices. The outlet actually illuminate, too, so you won’t have to risk fumbling with sockets in the dark. With its modern and compact design, the versatile Joule Outlet can keep you powered on the go, or even find a home in yours. Pre-order it before December 11th on Indiegogo at the link below.

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TravelCard Charger (2015 Version)

There are plenty of power banks on the market to keep your devices charged, but most are too bulky carry easily. The recently updated TravelCard is slim enough to fit in your wallet and aims to be your most convenient phone charger, thanks to its newly added USB cord. It’s only 4.9mm thick and packs a 1500 mAh battery, enough for 5 hours of extra talk time. Charging your phone—and even the card itself—is as easy as detaching one of the two built-in charging cables and plugging it in. It has a sleek aluminum casing and is available in two versions: one with a lightning connector for iOS and the other with a micro USB for everything else. There are five different colors to choose from so you can get the one that best fits your carry. If you're looking for a simple way to recharge and sync your phone throughout the day, check out this wallet-sized charger on the TravelCard website at its special introductory price.


Wuvo Spot

Losing a part of your EDC while you’re out and about sucks. And even if you’re really careful with your things, it can happen to the best of us. Luckily, some devices can come to the rescue when gear goes missing, like the newly released Wuvo Spot. It’s a compact Bluetooth trackable and phone app system that keeps better tabs on your gear. Measuring in at just 6 grams and 5.4mm, it’s light and thin enough to attach to essentials that you can’t afford to lose, like your keys, wallet, or bag. The app lets you know if the Spot is out of its 100 ft range so you don’t stray too far from your stuff, and has backtracking and crowdsearch functionalities too. If it’s your phone that tends to go missing, the Spot can signal it to ring even when you’ve kept it on silent. You can add a Wuvo Spot to your EDC for free (shipping’s on you, though) while quantities last on their website.

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VisionTek Pocket SSD

Not all flash drives are created equal. Most have lackluster looks, small storage, slow speeds, and simply aren’t built to stand up to EDC use. This pocket SSD by VisionTek packs 120GB of solid state storage into an all-aluminum housing, allowing you to take a ton of data with you in a small amount of space. It may look like any other flash drive, but thanks to the internal tech, the VisionTek is a full-on solid state drive with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed performance. This allows up to 445MB/s read and 440MB/s write speed, making it easy and fast to access your files. Carry an entire photo library with you or back up an entire system with this rugged, keychain-ready SSD.


Limefuel Blast L60X

When you need to charge your phone on the go, carrying an external battery is one way to get the juice you need without missing a step. Limefuel recently took one of their best EDC-sized battery packs and gave it a sleek makeover. The updated Blast L60X gets a durable aluminum casing and an even more compact form factor. It can still quickly recharge an iPhone 6 almost three times over off a single charge, thanks to its 6000 mAh capacity and 2.1A output. They’ve also addressed concerns of battery drain in the older models by removing the LED light and relocating the activation switch to the top of the device. The new changes make the L60X not only more efficient, but more affordable too. Add one to your to your EDC to streamline your tech essentials and leave the wall charger behind.


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8 Card-sized Tools That Fit Your Wallet

“Phone, wallet, keys.” Chances are you go through the same mental checklist when heading out the door to make sure your essentials are right there with you. If you make it a point to be prepared and properly equipped, the checklist gets longer, and it gets easier to forget things.

Since your wallet is a staple item that’s easy to remember, why not use it to consolidate backup tools and other necessities in one easy-to-carry, hard-to-forget setup?

In this guide, you’ll discover tools and essentials with different designs and features to find something to fit your EDC — and your wallet. Visit our friends, the wallet enthusiasts at Carryology, to see the list in full at the link below.

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