The Open Workspace - The Self-Employed Lifestyle

As a self-employed individual, I crave for something different everyday. Being able to handle life on your own pace isn't as glamorous as it sounds. You will get bored at home, you will find the need to circle around the globe, you will need to interact with people and increase blood flowing to your brain with intellectual conversations.

With this being said, an urbanite such as I, claim the whole world as my workplace as I only need my laptop to enter my ecstatic digital office. For this to be effective, Urbanize has helped me find the exact gizmos and gadgets to stay efficient, organized and sleek anywhere I go.

1. The Elecom BM-BP03 - Office In My Bag

Nothing is more important to me than my laptop. Everything I have is in here. I make sure I always keep it in a safe space, prevent it from bumps and rain. Also of course, since I consider myself camping in the sense of "working" outdoors, I need so many extra pockets to live. This is why the BM-BP03 works perfect for my lifestyle.

What's dope about it

  1. EVA Cushioning Pads to absorb shock and reduce strain on your back.
  2. Side Pockets conveniently placed on the lower side which can store a long wallet and allows you to access it without putting down the bag.
  3. Rain cover conveniently stowed in the bottom pocket for easy cover up.
  4. Sturdy handle made with soft materials to provide a comfortable cushion grip for carrying heavy luggage easily.
  5. Adjustable Chest Straps to keep the bag from hanging low while supporting your posture, allowing you to travel long hours without feeling tired.
  6. Waterproof Pocket to store your liquids without worrying about the small leaks.

2. The Hydrapak Stash 1L - Convenience in a bottle

Honestly I turn into a beast when I dehydrate so I must always have water with me anywhere I go. The heat is going to kill me!

When you’re going for your personal best, running out of water is not an option. Essential equipment for every adventurer, the 1 liter Stash is large enough to handle all-day hydration, expanding for use and crushing back down for maximum pack space. Elegant and fashionable. It’s construction with purpose.

What's dope about it

  1. Twist to collapse down to 1/4 of it's filled size when empty, minimizing the space it takes up in your pack
  2. At 50% lighter than most hard bottles it's the most compact and convenient water bottle solution
  3. The flexible walls, TPU carry handle & grip ring create a comfortable carrying experience
  4. External capacity gauge allows you to track your hydration intake or measure out the contents
  5. The 63mm wide mouth screw cap makes it quick and easy to fill
  6. Rigid top and bottom keeps it sturdy and easy to drink out of
  7. Made of ultra-durable, abrasion resistant TPU & RF welded seams for superior durability and elasticity
  8. Can be frozen or filled with hot water (max temp 60° C / 140° F)
  9. Safe and reliable, 100% BPA & PVC free

3. The Epic Suction Mug - Steaming Hot and Mess-Free

Coffee is an essential part of the day. It gives fuel to my soul and fire to my attitude which helps me get through. Greatest fear? Cold coffee and it being spilled on my laptop, laptop dies and so does the rest of my work.

What's dope about it

  1. Can carry 540ML of water
  2. Has an ultra awesome suction device on the bottom allowing you to stick it anywhere and never have you to worry coffee stains.
  3. Has a built-filter to keep you clean and healthy.
  4. Comes in 5 amazing colors

4. Pacsafe's RFIDsafe™ LX200 RFID Blocking Clutch Wallet - Pak! Safe.

Money is not something I would like stolen from me. I've worked so hard and these days, you can't trust where your cards bump into. This is why I love Pacsafe's RFID Blocking Clutch Wallet

Most passports, credit cards and ID cards now contain a RFID micro-chip. This chip contains all your personal, sensitive information. Identity thieves are able to access this information from up to 10ft away with the help of an RFID reader. Our award-winning RFIDsafe™ blocking material prevents your data from falling into the wrong hands by blocking out virtually all transmissions between 10 MHz - 3 GHz, which covers the radio frequency used in e-passports, credit cards / smart cards and key cards.

What's dope about it

  1. Solid/ Camo print: 600D High Density Polyester Oxford, PU1000mm/ Tweed: 350D Polyester Tweed, PU1000mm/ Denim: 300D Polyester Rainbow Twill, PU1000mm
  2. Dimensions (H x W X D): 10 x 20 x 3 cm / 4 x 7.9 x 1.2 in
  3. Weight: 115 g / 0 lb 4.1 oz
  4. Note slot
  5. Zippered internal coin pocket
  6. 11 card slots including mesh slot
  7. 1 side slip pocket
  8. Snap button closure

5. Elecom's Smartphone Tag Pouch - P-O1HP series -

Ever ate fries and you just have to touch your phone? No more worries! You can operate your smartphone without taking it out of the pouch. A smartphone pouch that you can hang around the handle of a bag. Easy and reliable.

What's dope about it

  1. Attach the pouch's strap around your bag's handle.

  2. Attach the strap around the handle of a bag so that you don't ever have to look for your smartphone, and you can quickly grab it out of your bag. • You can carry around your smartphone in the pouch by the strap.
  3. A transparent TPU material used for the pouch front allows you to operate your smartphone's touchscreen through it.
  4. Zip up the pouch to keep your smartphone free from scratches, dirt and dust.
  5. Comes with an inner pocket for keeping headphones and other smartphone accessories.
  6. L-shaped zipper allows easy removal of contents.

Go out and see the urban jungle with great enthusiasm

The world is my office. I need to keep moving forward. I work at home, in the office, in the airport, in the airplane, in rooftops, in coffeeshops and anywhere else in between. As long as I have my Urbanize gadgets with me, I fear no challenge.

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  1. Thanks, great article.

  2. Hello! Cool post, amazing!!!

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