Whats in My Bag?

I'm a huge fan of what's-in-my-bag posts, such as this one from Cult of Mac. Essentially these posts are just a way for geeks and techies to show off what they carry on a daily basis as well as to provide insight into possible future gadget purchases. One famous one is Steve Wozniak's bag, featured in this article on Gizmodo.

Today, I had the opportunity of getting to display what I carry in my bag each day. I'm a student lab manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Digital Media Commons, and a lot of my work revolves around providing students with solutions for media projects. I like to be prepared with a solution for any type of media problem, so I tend to pack heavy when it comes to my gear. With that being said, here's my gear list:

  • MacBook Pro Retina - 15in

  • Apple Magic Mouse

  • Buffalo 500GB Thundebolt / USB 3.0 Hard Drive

  • Unu 11,000mAh Battery Backup

  • Surge Protector

  • Karma Wifi Hotspot

  • Mac and iOS Adapters - HDMI, Thunderbolt, VGA, DVI, Lightning

  • Pens, Pencils

  • Various SD Cards

  • Various Cables - VGA, DVI, Firewire, HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB

  • Notebooks

  • Kindle

  • Flashlight

  • MOO Business Cards

  • Automobile Power Adapter

  • Cordless Drill

  • And a variation of small cables, adapters, etc.

  • All of this is in a huge backpack I got from REI. Not sure of the brand.

As a former cub scout, I like to be prepared.