I love electronics and little gadgets. This is my list of useful tools and gadgets.
TP-Link N300 Wireless Wi-Fi Nano Travel Router with Range Extender/Access Point/Client/Bridge Modes (TL-WR802N)
Having your own personal network is very useful. This device can be powered off a USB port or wall adapter. Perfect for traveling because it's very small.
AmazonBasics 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
Sometimes you just need to be wired. I don't use this specific one but be sure I have a USB to Ethernet adapter just in case I need it.
- Wired network connection, nuff said
- Works on any Windows device with USB
Super Talent USB 3.0 Flash Drive (ST3U64GR4 )
Cheapest certified WTG (Windows To Go) USB flash drive. No bulking hard drive required.
- 64GB (128/256 available)
- 320 MB/s Reads
- 120 MB/s Writes
San Disk Extreme
Cheapest drive that will run WTG (Windows To Go) but is not certified and requires a bit of hacking to get it to work.
- 64 GB (128 available)
- 245 MB/s Reads
- 190 MB/s Writes
WD 4TB Black My Passport
Flash drives are great but sometimes you just need storage.
- 4 TB Storage
- USB 3.0
- Small form factor (slightly bigger than a deck of cards)
Anker Ultra Slim 4-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 12W Power Adapter / USB Wall Charger Included
Small powered USB 3.0 hub. Works great without power but in situation where you need to drive a higher powered USB device (spinning drive) you have the option to plug in and get that extra bit of power needed.
- USB 3.0
- Powered Option
Rii Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard With Touchpad
Having a keyboard and mouse on hand is vital. This device will allow you to have one with you at all times.
Currently I have an older version but I never leave home without this in my backpack.
- USB dongle support
- Bluetooth support
- Lazer pointer
Samsung 960 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD
Yes, not technically a tool but if you have to deal with large files like I do then drive speeds matter. If you need to be able to extract, modify, then save large GB files then this is the drive for you! Uber fast drive up to 5x faster than normal SSDs.
- 3500 MB/s Reads
- 2100 MB/s Writes
USB to GO Cable
Converts a Micro USB Male to USB 2.0 Female so you can use a flash drive on your phone or tablet.