As a digital nomad, you travel from place to place with all your important possessions. Therefore, you have to choose carefully what you bring with you. Your luggage should consist of only the things that serve you and nothing more. If you are not sure which mobile devices you should bring with you, take a look at these 4 best mobile devices that every digital nomad should have.
This one is pretty obvious – you should carry your smartphone with you at all times. No matter how experienced you are in traveling, you never know what might happen. Therefore, a phone should always be by your side so that you can call someone in the case of an emergency. Not to mention that using your phone is the simplest way of staying in touch with friends and family. If you love taking photos of all the places you go to, a smartphone is a great way to save some luggage space as you don’t need to bring a camera with you. When it comes to different phones, some of the best ones for digital nomads are Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, Google Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6, and iPhone 8.
Laptop computer or tablet
Since you are traveling constantly, you have to be able to carry your work with you. Laptops and tablets are an obvious choice and which one you should bring with you depends only on your needs and preferences. If you need a more powerful device that supports heavy programs, you should probably take a laptop with you. Tablets are also not very convenient if you have to work long hours, and you will probably be more comfortable working on a laptop. On the other hand, a tablet is lighter, easier for carrying and usually has better battery life. If you are working on social media or don’t require heavy programs, a tablet should be a great choice for you. If you cannot choose between the two, there is also an option of getting a convertible laptop, a hybrid.
There are so many benefits of having a smartwatch that you probably wasn’t aware of. First of all, these are great for travelers – some smartwatches such as the Apple Watch can navigate you in a foreign city using vibrations, which is more convenient than checking a map on your phone every two minutes. Moreover, if you ever lose your phone there is usually a feature that helps you locate it. If that wasn’t enough, some smartwatches such as the Apple Watch Series 4 is waterproof, so you can go swimming and not worry about missing any notifications.
All of us need to consume books and new information, but it is inconvenient to carry any number of books with you while you are traveling. Luckily, there are portable devices that allow us to store thousands of books and read them digitally. Not only can you use e-readers to store books, but a lot of them have many magazines available for some light reading if that is what you want. Some good choices are Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, and Kobo Libra H20.