38 tools to become a true work from home professional

A workspace with a backpack full of great gadgets when you take work on the go.

I’ve been working from home for a while now. I’ve also been running Gearadical for over a year now. In my time as editor in chief, I have accumulated a wide range of remarkable gadgets. Some stay on my desk, some move to a secondary desk. Some items come out occasionally, and some live in my mobile workspace backpack for when I’m out at a coffee shop or somewhere else other than my desk to work for the day.

Here are the new tech additions that have transformed my “temporary” work from home space into a professional office including some recognizable favorites that have stood the test of time.

Please note that this is the third part of a three-part article series. In this part, I will be covering the supplies that I have found to be great for keeping in my work backpack. In order to read part one, go here and you can find part two here.


These are the products that live in my backpack to be used on the go, at a coffee shop, or wherever my day may take me!

Satechi USB-C On-the-Go Multiport

I love adapters. I love efficiency. So the Satechi Multiport was an obvious choice. This little adapter packs a serious punch and streamlines my cords so I don’t need to bring multiple adapters in my bag. This adapter has USB-C charging, a USB-C data port, an HDMI Port, VGA Port, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB-A Ports, and Micro/SD Card slots.

One thing that is incredibly unique about this adapter is that there are two lengths of cables included, making it perfect for any device I am using and any location.

This will be living in my bag for quite some time and I do not see myself replacing it anytime soon.

Aukey 100W 2A+2C

With the number of devices I carry with me on a daily trip, I need a way to charge them all. Having the Aukey 100W charger with 4 inputs has been extra efficient. I can charge two USB-C ports and 2 USB-A Ports all at one time, all at a remarkably fast speed.

I cut down two charging blocks from my bag when I got this charger and I could not be happier.

Orbitkey Nest

Organizing everything I carry with me is vital to productivity. The Orbitkey nest is a huge factor in keeping me organized and stylish. I don’t feel bad pulling out my Nest at a coffee shop or a business meeting as it is sleek and professional looking.

I can also wirelessly charge my iPhone on the top which adds even another level of usefulness.

On the inside, I love the ability to adjust the dividers to fit whatever I need. So I can make it fit perfectly, regardless of what I am carrying that day.

Of the organizers I have seen, this one is by far the most unique and useful. I love showing it off!

Satechi Desktop Stand for iPad

When it comes to using my iPad on the go for meetings, I hate the angle I get when using any case.

The Satechi Desktop Stand for my iPad has solved that problem. I can fold this up to fit in my backpack without taking up too much space. Then when I pull it out, I can set my iPad to the perfect angle for meetings.

This has become a staple for my bag and I cannot say enough good things about it. I love the rubber protective pieces, it’s adjustabl up to a meeting angle, and down to a drawing angle, all in one stand.

Nomad Leather iPad Air Folio

While keyboard cases are great for typing and getting work done, when I am in meetings or just taking my iPad for fun, I want something a little thinner.

When I found Nomad’s leather folio I was sold. I love Nomad’s leather, so it’s no surprise that the leather folio for my iPad is the stylistic fit for me.

This lives in my bag and is the perfect case to switch to when I don’t need my keyboard attached.

Products that have stood the test of time and are still in my bag below!

OWC Envoy Pro Ex USB-C

There’s not a whole lot more to say about this USB-C SSD beyond what I have already said in the linked review. The one thing to note is that it is still just as fast as the day I unboxed it, and I have not needed to use anything else!

I love this storage and I rely on it for daily use.

Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro

These headphones continue to blow my mind. They are my go-to choice when on the go because of their quality and size.

I can’t say enough about them, and I can’t get over how remarkable they are.