What's In My Bag (CES 2017)



Products featured in the video:

Peak Design Everyday Backpack (Bag in video is Charcoal, not Ash) - http://amzn.to/2hP6x0O
ThinkTank TakeOff Bag - http://amzn.to/2iAkxtO
MacBook Pro with TouchBar - http://amzn.to/2j1o2IO
iPad Pro - http://amzn.to/2i7jfFS
Bose QC35 - http://amzn.to/2hMXeuV
iPhone 7 Plus - http://amzn.to/2iF8ZZ1
Google Pixel XL - http://amzn.to/2hMWCW5
Sony a6500 - http://amzn.to/2iwnZYp
Sigma 18-35 - http://amzn.to/2j1BMTX
Sony 10-18 - http://amzn.to/2j1tbAR
Sony 35mm - http://amzn.to/2iF5FwI

Video transcript included below...


Hey guys, Dan here from CLE Tech, and today we're going to take a quick look at what I am taking with me to CES 2017!

I made my first video of "What's in My Bag?" last year and you guys seemed to really enjoy it and it is one of my most popular videos on the channel! I even started reviewing different bags and adding themes to what I might carry in them and so if any of you are interested in those videos, I will leave a link in the description below!

So this year, I actually have two bags that will help me carry my camera gear as well as my must have tech. If I learned anything from last year's CES, it's that I really don't need to travel with my entire office. Just bring the essentials.

So the first bag is the Everyday Backpack from Peak Designs. Now if that name sounds familiar to you, it's because I just recently reviewed their Everyday Messenger bag and I really enjoyed my time with that bag.

Now I have not used the Everyday Backpack yet, so this video will not serve as a review but if it's anything like the messenger bag, I am sure that I will love it. As you can see here, the backpack is made up of the same materials as the messenger bag and is overall very tough and almost a little rugged but with some great style to it. This here is the 30ml in the Ash colorway. Of course, links to everything can be found in the description below.

On top we have a zippered compartment that's perfect for your laptop or tablet and it even has a little pouch on top for some charging cables.

After that we have the main compartment, which has that awesome maglatch technology that I really enjoyed in the Everyday Messenger.

Now you have access to the main compartment, which is SUPER deep, from unhooking the maglatch or unzipping either side of the bag. The dividers can be used anyway you like and during my time at CES, I will be using this bag in multiple ways. The backpack will first be packed up with all the tech that I need for the plane and then when I am at CES, these compartments will be configured so that it can fit my camera gear. This is a huge reason why I love Peak Design because they offer the flexibility to use this bag anyway you see fit.

The next bag that I have is from ThinkTank, which is the company that made the backpack that I took to last years CES. This bag is actually a carry on suitcase that is meant to fit all of my camera gear safely and well organized. The bag is called the TakeOff and it's pretty obvious as to why. It's perfect for flying and traveling with all of your expensive camera gear at your side.

The first thing I noticed is the front latch that opens you up to a deep but relatively thin pocket. I believe this could be a great spot for some notebooks, files, or even a laptop although I am not sure if that's what I would put in this spot. I will be putting a white balance card here. The next zippered compartment is actually the main compartment and as you can see there are TONS of little pouches that can hold your SD cards, batteries or really any accessories for your camera. There are also loads of dividers for all of your necessary camera lenses, audio gear, your cameras of course, and maybe even some lights.

Now I don’t have nearly as much gear as this bag can hold, so I will be customizing this to my liking but my plan is to take my favorite lenses like my Sigma 18-35, Sony 35mm, Canon 50mm and my Sony 10-18 mm which was used to film this video.

Since this bag is very well built and offers great protection, it has a little bit of weight to it. Don't worry, the top compartment unzips, revealing a retractable handle to help pull the bag around when wheeling it through security.

Finally, you might be wondering what exactly I might be taking with me in terms of tech during this almost weeklong trip and usually it would be a lot more than this but I need to work on packing lighter. This will probably seem like overkill to most of you but I like to bring whatever I can because I would really hate to forget anything.

So for me, I took the zippered bags you saw in the Gruv Gear backpack video and filled them up with all the necessary accessories like charging cables, batteries for my camera and lights, wall outlets and adapters, of course all the neccesary dongles and cables for the 2016 MacBook Pro and some hard drives. My main hard drive I am excited to use this week is from a company called Glyph and they were kind enough to send out their 2TB Atom RAID SSD, which they claim is their fastest SSD ever.

Now I have heard a lot of good things about this drive but I have also heard that compatibility with the new 2016 MacBook Pro is not so great. I am looking forward to putting this drive through it's paces over the next week and providing a full review when I get back from CES.

Of course, what's a trip without some portable power and for this trip, I need the heavy hitters and that's my 20,100 and 20,000 mah batteries from Anker and EasyACC. Both of these should be enough to charge all my tech, including my MacBook Pro.

Moving on to audio, you probably guessed by now that I would be taking my Bose QC35’s. This will be my first time using them on a plane and I am looking forward to getting some work done all while drowning out all the background noise from the plane. When listening to music, I will also be using the Apple Airpods, which have quickly become my number one choice for wireless earbuds. Here's to hoping I don't lose one of them.

By now, I have mentioned numerous times but my laptop of choice will be the new MacBook Pro. I will more than likely be editing this very video on the plane and I am interested to see just how long my battery will last while editing.

For media consumption, I decided to go with the big guy and that's my iPad Pro. I am also taking my Nintendo 3DS because it has been a long time since I have actually used this thing and if I can find any spare time on the plane, it might be nice to get some games in.

Finally, my phones of choice for this event will be my iPhone 7 Plus and the Google Pixel. Now you will probably ask me why I am carrying two phones and well, the main reasons are that I generally like to have one Android and one iOS device with me, I have two lines with different numbers, one is for work and testing phones and the other is my main SIM card. They are both different services too and it's nice to have different services when traveling because some networks perform better in certain areas than others.

Also, to go with my iPhone, I will be sporting the Apple Watch Series Two. I am also bringing this handy accessory from Nomad called the Pod Pro. This little guy can charge my phone and my Apple Watch at the same time and even have some juice left to spare. It's a must have for any iPhone and Apple Watch owner who loves to travel with the two.

So that's it for this years "What's In My Bag?" CES edition. Please subscribe for all of my CES coverage throughout the week and stay posted to my social networks as I will be posting updates often and maybe even live streaming during the event.

Thanks for watching guys and I will see you in the next one.

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