Some bits commonly stashed in my bag.¶
Collection of cables, adapters, accessories, dongles, and devices of varying use, depending on what I’m trying to accomplish.
Commonly used devices or things¶
- Apple HDMI to DVI adapter - Presentations or external displays
- Apple Mini Display port to VGA adapter - Presentations or external displays
- Apple Mini Display port to DVI adapter - Presentations or external displays
- Apple Mini Display port to HDMI adapter - Presentations or external displays
- Apple Lightning to HDMI - Presentations from phone or iPad
- USB2 to Micro USB adapter (2x)
- USB2 cable (12”)
- USB Extension cable (3m)
- USB A/B cable (1.8m)
- Micro USB cable (.5m)
- Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter - For connecting to wired networks (most frequently, in datacenters)
- Set of 2 Portapow USB charging adapters Apple and Universal - Physically disabled data pins, secure charging for travel
- Ethernet double female connector - In case I need to make a longer cable from 2 short ones
- Ethernet cross-over connector - I made mine from a double female connector, just take it apart and alter the wiring pins.
- Apple mag safe2 power adapter
- Apple 30pin to Thunderbolt adapter - For plugging my phone into old accessories
- 30pin Bluetooth - Stream music to old iPod accessories
- Apple Micro USB to Lightning adapter - Can’t have too many ways to charge devices
- RS232 Gender Bender - Useful when working with serial devices (routers?)
- Airconsole - Serial console tool, lets you connect over wifi, ethernet, or bluetooth. Includes adapters for Cisco, RS232, and RS232 Null Modem. Powered by USB (also has battery).
- Apple Airport Express - Travel router (only drawback is lack of wifi-wifi routing capability)
- USB CD/DVD writer
- Square reader - Credit Card scanner
- Earbud headphones
- Battery for charging mobile devices (iPhone, Blackphone, iPad, etc.)
- SD Cards - A collection of 32GB and 64GB cards (I’m partial to SanDisk). They just come in handy.
- SD/Compact Flash reader - Sometimes you don’t have a machine with this built-in.
- Belkin BST300bg Surge Protector - 3 outlets and 2 USB jacks capable of charging an iPad
- USB V/A Meter - Diagnose power issues with USB devices
So what do you think? Leave your comments below.