I’m presenting at ISTE 2017 next week in San Antonio, and as I’m getting my packing list organized, I thought I would share my choices for best technology accessories for travel if you happen to attend a technology conference (or are planning on see me present at ISTE!
You could probably use a lot of these technology accessories at any teaching conference or even day to day, but since most tech conferences either require you to bring your own device or strongly suggest it, your packing for a tech conference is going to be a little more gadget focused.
If you follow me on any of the various social media sites like my Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook then you know I love technology accessories and testing out various types and brands. I shared my favorite accessories for classrooms using iPads here too!
These are all tools I own and use when traveling so I can speak to their working as described. The following list contains affiliate links, but my opinions are my own.
Belkin Family Rockstar USB Charging Station
BUBM Electronics Travel Organizer Waterproof Storage Bag
Anker PowerCore 20100
Logitech Wireless Mini Mouse
Tabletote Portable Laptop Stand
This little stand by Tabletote is relatively lightweight and folds up to the size of a coffee table book. I also plan to use this when providing professional development sessions as you can never be sure what kind of surfaces will be available to you (raise your hand if you have ever presented in an elementary classroom and had just tiny chairs and desks to work with haha).
I used to use a messenger bag for my device storage but when you are walking around at a conference, you want your hands free to visit the booths and to try some of the things presented. Plus a messenger bag can be uncomfortable since the weight is not distributed evenly. If you follow me on Instagram then you might remember I bought a bunch of bags and tested them all out before settling on these two: Vera Bradley Campus Tech Bag and the Kopack Travel Backpack.
The Vera Bradley bag is larger and has lots of little pockets to store additional items. I needed it to fit my 15 inch laptop, my iPad and the various accessories that go with them plus still have easy access to my wallet and a water bottle. This bag is huge but still comfortable and I love the patterns you could choose.
Amazon Basics Laptop Sleeve
Fintie for Apple Pencil Cap Holder
Fintie Apple Pencil Holder
This holder would also fit a lot of various styluses for iPads too, and since it has an elastic band it can stretch to fit various cover designs. Plus like the other Fintie products, it comes in tons of color options.
What other must-have tech travel accessories do you love that didn’t make the list? Are you traveling to ISTE or any other upcoming education or technology conferences? Connect with me on my various social media accounts and let me know. I’m always game for adding to my technology accessories collection!