We all know that guy or gal, the one that is always asking “where are my ****ing keys??”, “where’s my wallet?”, and so forth. Maybe you are one of those people, in fact. Or maybe you’re the kind of person who is totally addicted to your mobile device and going without it due to low power just isn’t an option. Find yourself stuck in the dark without a light in sight? Yah, been there.

Whatever your situation, life can throw us through the ringer, and every day it’s important to be prepared. The good news is it is 2017 and there are plenty of epic products out there that can make our lives that little bit easier. With that in mind, let’s take a look at just a few everyday carry essentials we absolutely recommend checking out.

A Bluetooth Tracker

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If you’re like me, you probably lose things. A lot. Fortunately, we have Bluetooth, which can work with smartphones to do some pretty amazing things. If you throw a tag on some of your stuff, you’ll be able to keep your things linked to the Bluetooth on your phone, which can send location data as long as you’re still connected. In addition, many of these tags are able to talk to each other, so if you live in a city with a lot of them, you should find it pretty easy to find all your lost things.

Of all the options on the market we’d recommend Tile and Trackr, both which offer some robust features in a compact form factor.

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Portable Power

We’ve all been there. You’re using Google Maps, trying to get home, and then suddenly, your phone dies. You have no idea where you are, you can’t call anyone, and you can’t even hair an Uber or Lyft. Portable battery power solves that problem by giving you the extra juice when you need it. These packs come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, so they’re easy to store almost anywhere. Heck, they make battery packs that are so slim they can fit in your wallet. How cool is that?

Our friends at Android Authority have gone ahead and kept an updated list of all the best battery banks on the market, so make sure you go and check them out. You won’t be disappointed.

Keychain USB Cable

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Sure, now you’re all prepared with your fancy portable power pack, but one problem remains: how are you going to charge your phone? Most power banks come with standard cables which are incredibly easy to lose, and it would be much better if you could have a power cable that you could keep on your person at all times. That’s where keychain USB cables come in. They hook right into the things you bring with you every single day, so you’ll never have to worry about not having them available.

There are quite a few options on the market, but we think the coolest one is the Native Union Key Cable. This cable mixes functionality and style in a way we haven’t seen from very many other options on the market, and your friends and cat will absolutely love it.

Compact Charging Brick

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Sometimes we simply run out of power, there’s no avoiding it. When your phone has run dry and your battery bank has dripped the last drop of juice, what do you do? To be truely prepared, you should carry your own charging bring. Now we know what you’re thinking. These things are generally big, bulky, and extremely awkwardly shaped. However, they really don’t have to be. With today’s rapidly evolving market, there are a number of options available that are portable enough to go where you are.

Personally, we recommend the Native Union 2-Port USB smart charger. They’re not paying us to say this, but this product is pretty darn nifty. The brick is slim and compact, and allows you to charge any device over USB power from your wall. That’s pretty darn cool. Check them out in the link below.

Credit Card Flashlight

We can’t always see in the dark, and for these instances, it’s good to be prepared. Flashlights have managed to get thinner and thinner, and now, there are flashlights that are so thin they can fit in your wallet.

While there are quite a few of these on the market, the Ninja Light credit-card flashlight is one of our top options. It can fit compactly and robustly into your wallet, and is rated to be more than four times brighter than many smart phone flashes. This is sure to get you out of some sticky situations when you need it most, and at only $6.99 at the time of writing, it’s a fantastic option for those looking for some everyday carry on the cheap.

Bluetooth Headphones

When you’re on the go all the time, it’s important to be prepared, and often times being prepared means being able to sit through long periods of dullness. Whether it be on the bus, train, or doctors office, it’s always nice to be able to boot up your favorite podcast and keep yourself entertained.

So what are the best Bluetooth headphones? Lucky for you our friends over at Sound Guys have take the time to review all the best options on the market, and have compiled a killer list for you to check out. Whether they’re super affordable or audiophile-grade, there’s a pair out there for you.


Are there any crucial tech EDC items that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!
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