The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Modern Digital Nomad

Home is Where the Heart is. For the digital nomad, home is wherever you can plunk yourself for hours on end to work on anything requiring a laptop.

Sound like you?

Travel kits are important for digital nomads. A good travel kit contains a range of bags, accessories, and gadgets that provide a digital nomad everything he needs to work efficiently.

If you’re looking to be an amazing modern digital nomad, you’ve come to the right place. Here’re a few characteristics (and suggested accessories) that can help you become one:


The Modern Digital Nomad…

… Gets Organised

The Power Packer Electronic Accessories Travel Organizer - The Novus Lab
Side by Side Power Packer. Copyright © The Novus Lab

Every time, no exceptions. Travel organizer bags are important for the modern digital nomad. They usually have at least two: One for cables, and another for plugs, adaptors, USB storage devices, and all necessary gadgets.

Some would say that two bags will not be enough, but all would agree that when it comes to pockets: the more the merrier.

With many travel bag organizers out there, how do we know which one would serve us best? Meet the Side by Side Power Packer!

The Side by Side Power Packer is an all-in-one solution to organize cables and accessories for both long-distance travelling and daily use. For something so compact, it has loads of pockets and storage space. The pouch also has Adaptable Compression Panels that can easily conform to any shape to cater for bulky laptop chargers and adapters.

All while being able to fit the palm of your hand.

Whenever you leave your house for work, all you’ll need to bring along is your laptop and the Side by Side Power Packer packed with all your electronic travel essentials.


…Always Has a Power Bank

PRODA REMAX RPP – 141 30,000mAh Power Bank. Copyright © REMAX
PRODA REMAX RPP – 141 30,000mAh Power Bank. Copyright © REMAX

The power bank is a modern digital nomad’s best friend. 

Finding the perfect power bank is like walking a tightrope. It cannot be too bulky, yet must have the capacity to last for a long time. The problem is that size equals capacity most times. Power banks with a higher capacity tend to be too bulky, and those that are just right in size tend to have low battery capacities.

The PRODA REMAX RPP-141 30,000mAh Power Bank has been a staple for many digital nomads. It’s sleek and boasts a 30,000mAh battery capacity – best of both worlds for what a digital nomad would need in a power bank.

To put its capacity in perspective, an iPhone 12 Pro has the battery capacity of 2,815mAh. That means the power bank can last for at least 10 full cycles of phone charging before it needs to be recharged. Suppose that your phone needs to be charged once a day, you will only need to recharge your power bank three times a month.

What’s more, it has two USB ports that allows you to charge two devices simultaneously, and supports short circuit protection, so you don’t have to worry about any power back mishaps.

With a chosen power bank staple, you don’t have to worry about running out of batteries for your electronic devices! Just keep in mind that the power bank can be weighty, at 640g.


…Looks for Ways to Work Comfortably

Xgear X1 Laptop Stand. Copyright © Xgear

Xgear X1 Laptop Stand. Copyright © Xgear 

Posture is everything for the modern digital nomad. You won’t be able to work productively if you can’t get comfortable and end up aching all over at the end of the day.

Tabletop laptop stands are seriously underrated accessories. They help level the height of the laptop while you’re working on a table, in turn naturally allowing you to shift to a healthy posture for work.

If you’re looking for a suitable laptop stand, might we suggest this one by Xgear?

The Xgear X1 Laptop Stand is all that you’ll need to work comfortably during your travels. What makes this stand so special is its portability – It’s foldable, and easy to fit in to any laptop bag.

The steel and aluminum body makes the stand feel durable and it’s also compatible with any laptops that are 17 inch and below.

So, if you’re looking to become a modern digital nomad, consider good working postures – it will help you in the long run.


…Adapts to His Surroundings

Mogics Power Bagel Travel Adapter. Copyright © The Novus Lab

Mogics Power Bagel Travel Adapter. Copyright © The Novus Lab

Nothing is more frustrating than finding out that your power adaptors are incompatible with the wall power sockets found in the café you’re going to temporarily hermit in. Which is why the presence or absence of a universal travel adapter can make or break your trip.

When it comes to travel adapter plugs, we highly recommend the Mogics Power Bagel Travel Adapter. This acts as both a power tray and travel adaptor capable of accommodating 2 USB and 5 power plugs, making it a great universal device that works in 189 countries all while it fits in the palm of your hand.

This amazing donut-shaped power adapter comes with a durable, dirt-resistant carry case. Also, the fuse is changeable, ensuring that the adapter can follow you through your digital journeys for a long time.

Now you don’t have to worry about not being able to fit any wall plug anywhere you are in the world. You also won’t have to worry about carrying weird, blocky adaptors. The Mogics Power Bagel Travel Adapter is the perfect solution to help you become an adaptable modern digital nomad.


…Is Savvy and Sustainable in his Resources and Tools

Rocketbook smart notebook

Rocketbook Everlast/Mini. Copyright © The Novus Lab

What differentiates a modern digital nomad from being good and great is his understanding on living a sustainable lifestyle for a better world around him. The Rocketbook Everlast/Mini can help a modern digital nomad with being sustainable.

The Rocketbook brand has established themselves as the number 1 brand for reusable notebooks. The Rocketbook Everlast Mini encompasses everything that is powerful and special for the brand.

The notebook features pages that can be erased easily with just a cloth and a single drop of water. The pages are also scannable, converting your notes into a digital format using their free mobile application. Even better, with a series of written hashtags, your notes can be searchable through OCR (Optical Character Recognition), converting your handwriting into text.

With this amazing notebook, you no longer have to burn through written notebooks. Save the earth, save money – win-win!


Follow these Rules and You’ll be the Ultimate Modern Digital Nomad

There you have it! Just follow these tips and consider our suggestions for accessories and gadgets and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the ultimate modern digital nomad!

There will definitely be more gadgets to buy to become better digital nomads in your lifetime. If you’re looking for more interesting lifestyle and tech accessories, check out The Novus Lab!