What's On My Person
There are times that I am not able to get easy access to my trusty backpack, so I make it a point to carry a small, but meaningful, number of gadgets with me at all time to allow me to be productive on the go.
In June of 2013, I was honored to officially become one of the first 8,000 people to become an official Google Glass Explorer. Google Glass has become an important part of my life that has allowed me to meet some amazing people and do some amazing things that I would never have done without them. Google Glass is still quite pricey at $1,500 + Tax and the Glass Frames and Lenses cost me an additional $400.00. Unfortunately Google Glass is no longer available for purchase however you can still get a pair on sites like EBay and Swappa at a reduced price.
Samsung Galazy Z-Fold 5 (1 TB/Unlocked)
My primary phone is currently the Unlocked Samsung Galazy Z Fold 5 with 1 TB of storage. Yes, I know that 1 TB of storage is a lot but as someone who often uses their phone as a computer when I need to accomplish quick tasks, having 1 TB of storage makes sense. It is also great when traveling as I can keep days worth of offline media handy. As someone who also lives in a place where Hurricanes tend to hit, offline media is a lifesaver. You can purchase the Z Fold 5 on Amazon but keep in mind, it's not a inexpensive phone.
Samsung Watch 6 (LTE)
I have owned several generations of smartwatches with my first running the defunct PalmOS operating system. Needless to say that a lot has changed in the 20 years since I have owned that watch and I am currently sporting a Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 with LTE. I previously owned the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic but skipped on the Watch 5 as I loved the rotating bezel. I was excited to hear that Samsung brought it back on the Watch 6.
Zendure Super Tank Pro
If you have known me for a while, you know that I rarely go anywhere without a USB battery bank. I always have one in my wallet for emergency use, but I prefer to keep something a bit more beefy in my pocket when I will be away from the house for more than a few hours. I tend to bring the massive Zendure Super Tank Pro with me, as it can power any device I throw at it, including my phone and even my high-end Samsung Chromebook or one of the various other laptops and devices I carry. It supports four USB Type-C outputs, an OLED screen to show the load/battery level, and did I mention that it can support 100 W of input or output? This massive 26,800 mAh battery does take up a lot of room in my pocket, but it's worth it. The only downside is the eye-watering price.
The Kindle Scribe is an outstanding e-book reader that I make heavy use of daily. In addition to using it to read e-books, I also use the Kindle Scribe to listen to audible audiobooks and to write quick handwritten notes using the included stylus. I own the 64 GB version, which gives me plenty of space to carry my entire Amazon e-book library with me, as well as most of my audible audiobooks. If I do not have my Kindle Scribe with me, I assure you that it's always in my backpack.
Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
I have always been a fan of Samsung's wireless earbuds and have owned every generation except for the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live. I currently carry around the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro on my keychain to allow me to consume content without annoying others. The sound quality is good, and the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) makes them so useful when traveling on a plane or train. I am also pretty deep into the Samsung Ecosystem and the buds work flawlessly across most of my Samsung products, like my Fold 5, Galaxy Watch 6, Tab S8+ and it even supports my Windows-Based Samsung Galaxy Book 3
USB C Cables
I generally always keep a short USB-C Cable in my pocket to charge on the go, especially when I choose to carry my Zendure SuperTank in my pocket. While I do always have a spare in my Budi Smart Adapter Card Storage Box, I prefer to carry a loose one in my pocket for faster access when I need a quick charge. As these cables are loose and tend to get lost frequently, I tend to go with a cheap, braided cable that I can buy in a multi-pack as I can keep a few spares. At the moment, I am buying the NIMASO Braieded at the moment and they have suited me well but I am not loyal to this brand.
Budi Smart Adapter Card Storage Box
I carry the Budi Smart Adapter Card Storage Box in my wallet at all times. This is such an underappreciated piece of technology that I often never think about unless I find myself suddenly needing a USB-C cable or other adapter. The Budi Smart Adapter Card Storage Box includes a short USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-A to USB-C adapter as well as adapters to convert the cable to a MicroUSB or Lightning Cable. Lastly it also has storage for two nano SIM cards and a MicroSD card.
I am an outspoken member of the public who has unfortunately caught the eye of several corrupt politicians, who have been known to accuse people of being a physical threat when they call out their corruption and abuse of office. As such, I wear a bodycam at all city commission meetings and city events. I use an Ubiquiti Frontrow camera (discontinued) as it is clearly visible to everyone when I am wearing it, I firmly believe in transparency, and as such, I make no attempt to be covert or hide the bodycam when it is in use.
The Flipper Zero is one of the mose misunderstood products that was released in the past few years. Many associate the Flipper Zero as a malicious hacking device, and while it can potentially be used for evil, it has several other uses that make it a valuable tool for anyone who works in IT/Security. Just remember that a butter knife can be a useful tool to most people who use one but it can also be a deadly weapon to those who wish to cause harm. I, personally, use my Flipper to clone my Amiibo collection for my Nintendo Switch, as the Amibos are not easy to transport in my pocket or even in my backpack. I also use it as a backup MFA key and to automate the repetitive keystrokes that I sometimes need to enter when building/testing software.