My Everyday Tech Carry – Summer 2023

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A Few Changes…

My Summer EDC
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I don’t know what it is about everyday carry (EDC) content, but I seem to be addicted to it, returning readers will know exactly what I’m talking about.

It may have something to do with the fact that I absolutely love discovering new toys and gadgets. It may also have something to do with the fact that I was addicted to watching cartoons like Inspector Gadget when I was a kid, who knows?

Anyway, I’ve recently come back from my summer vacation or holiday as we say in the UK, and I wanted to share my current everyday tech carry with you. I’ve been carrying these items with me as my daily drivers for a while and I think they suit my needs really well.

So without any further ado, here are the items I have in my everyday tech carry…

My Phone: Google Pixel 7 Pro

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As with my last EDC blog post, my go-to smartphone is the Pixel 7 Pro. Based on my experience with the Pixel 6 and 7 Pro, I think that the Pixel 7 Pro is a huge improvement in many areas. But mainly the performance and camera.

I took the Pixel 6 Pro on holiday to Budapest last year where the weather was considerably warmer than in England at the time. I found that the phone would constantly get really warm and overheat in my pocket. I notice this also happen a few times in the UK.

I haven’t had any of that with the Pixel 7 Pro, even on my trip to Poland a few weeks ago. The phone performed really well and I was able to take some brilliant pictures with it. But that’s a story for another day.

Overall, I am extremely satisfied with the performance, battery life, camera quality, and most importantly of all the fact that it doesn’t overheat as much as my Pixel 6 Pro did. 

One thing to bear in mind is that I may have simply had a bad unit, but that is the experience I faced with the Pixel 6 Pro.

Personally, I think the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are seriously stunning phones and I can’t wait to see what Google plans next with the newer versions!

At present, I am using the Mous Limitless 5.0 case with my Pixel 7 Pro. The case can seem a bit bulky, but not only does it protect the phone really well, but it also has magnetic rings in the back of it making it compatible with many MagSafe accessories!

Smartwatch: Google Pixel Watch

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When it comes to my daily smartwatch, not much has changed in that department. I am still enjoying the Google Pixel Watch.

For those of you who constantly ask for updates on battery life, I still get a full day’s use out of the watch and in some cases around 1 and half days worth of charge, which I find impressive!

As a tech reviewer, I try out a lot of tech such as smartwatches and earbuds. But I always seem to go back to the Pixel Watch as it offers a really good WearOS experience, something which I wasn’t feeling with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

Other than that, the Google Pixel Watch is an absolutely stunning watch, which I think looks particularly good with a stainless steel band, but that’s just my opinion.

After using the watch for over 6 months, my only real complaint is the Fitbit integration, having not used Fitbit for a while, I didn’t realize how much they changed and unfortunately, I am finding the subscription expensive and I don’t feel that I am getting that awesome Google experience.

But with the upcoming redesign, I hope things will change for the better!

In terms of straps, I currently switch between the Chofit Stainless Steel Strap and the Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Case with strap.

Earbuds: Soundcore Liberty 4 NC

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Moving on to the first change, I’ve switched from the legendary Google Pixel Buds Pro to the considerably cheaper Soundcore Liberty 4 NC.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a huge fan of the Google Pixel Buds Pro, but I feel that the Soundcore Liberty 4 NC fits my taste in sound more, and don’t even get me started on the ANC!

The ANC or active noise cancelation on these earbuds is phenomenal! I used them in the place, on the train, in a busy cafe as well as a whole bunch of other loud areas and these coped incredibly well. They are the perfect set of earbuds for commuting on public transport!

Other Changes

Other than the main things, I’ve also made some changes to my accessories. For starters, I moved away from the KeySmart Max key organizer, which is actually a pretty cool little gadget.

But after being asked about it by airport security last year, I decided to go back to the traditional approach before going abroad this year and I haven’t gone back to using it since coming back to the UK.

The concept is very good, but there are 2 things I don’t like about it, the fact that it uses Micro-USB to charge and more importantly the fact that it doesn’t warn me when the battery is low. 

On top of that, it has a Tile tracker built-in. I don’t know about you, but I’ve sort of fallen out of love with Tile, I mean I know they are a business and they have to make money somehow, but I don’t like the idea of paying a monthly subscription fee.

Moving on from that, I’ve also moved away from the Ekster Parliament Wallet which is still a very nice wallet, but having recently been to Poland, I found that cash and change are still pretty much used as a main form of payment everywhere I went, unlike the UK where everyone pays with their card or their phone.

For those of you who are unaware, the Ekster Parliament is pretty much a card wallet with no coin pockets and a belt for cash, which isn’t great in my view.

I haven’t really had any issues paying by card, but that fear was there, so I decided to get a basic wallet from a souvenir shop in Zakopane and take some cash out of the cashpoint just to be on the safe side.

Being fullish, I’d completely forgotten I still had cash in my wallet when I came back to England. It happens!

Anyway, I decided to stay with the wallet as not only is it stylish, but it also has a coin pocket and a lot of room. It’s literally a Tardis if you are a Doctor Who fan!

Anyway, that’s it from me in this blog post, what are the top 3 items in your everyday tech carry? Let us know in the comments down below!