What's in Andrew's bag: All the gadgets I need every day

Whether I'm just stepping out of the house for a few hours during the week or heading on a several-day trip, I want to be prepared for anything that comes my way. That means having a bag that's filled with tech and accessories that help keep everything in my life running smoothly, and make sure I can also do my job on the road just as well as I do back at home. With how much I travel, I don't have patience for low-quality or compromised gear; this is everything that I've picked to carry with me with years of real-world use to draw on.

Yup, I carry a lot

If that seems like a lot of gear to carry on a regular basis, you're right — it really is. But I don't carry it all every single time I head out; some things are locked in every time, but others are for specific use-cases.

I'm guaranteed to be carrying my Peak Design Everyday Backpack, with my MacBook Pro 13, Anker wall charger, Aukey cables and Mophie Powerstation battery inside no matter what, plus my Bose QC35 headphones on my head. But everything else is situational — my needs for photography, recharging devices and getting work done demand different accessories, and I pack for the day as needed.

Regardless of the exact equipment list in my bag on any given day, one thing that remains constant is that I can look to and rely on all of the gear here — it's what I use and trust the most.

Andrew Martonik

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.