Living on the Road

Skooba Cable Stable


Efficient travel storage for your electronic gear

I do a lot of traveling for Engadget. I go to a lot of conferences, and I bring my Skooba Cable Stable with me on all my trips. It looks like a standard binder bag. Inside, there are elastic straps for corralling all of the different things I need as a 24-hour blogger who shoots and produces web video on the go.

It’s got my Verizon Jetpack modem, battery charger, Ethernet cable, Elgato turbo stick (a great way to crunch up video and upload it quickly), various USB cords, some shammies, assorted flash drives, my business cards, and some pens (because every once in a while you do actually need to write things on paper). It’s pretty decently padded, and you could probably fit a 7-inch tablet in there as well.

For a very long time, I just had a jumbled mess of cords in my bag. My new year’s resolution was to be more organized. This is the closest I’ll probably come to being able to do that.

Skooba makes very rugged things. I’ve had cases by them that have lasted me for years. I would say this has been a game changer for me. It has completely changed the way I do shows.

-- Brian Heater 07/5/13