BOSE QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Canceling Headphones
Water
Netgear WiFi Transmitter
Mueller Kinesiology Tape
iLoveKickboxing business cards
Keys
iPhone 5 in Mophie Juice Pack
Estée Lauder Pure Color Portable Makeup Palette
Secret Antiperspirant
Apple iPad and Coach iPad cover
Michael Kors Jet Set Zip-Around Continental Wallet
Sunglasses 
myCharge AMP Plus External Battery

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Water: I can never be without a bottle of water.  Staying hydrated is so important for me.
Apple iPad (64GB) + Black leather Coach cover/case: I’m constantly traveling for work so my iPad is great for putting together projects as well as keeping me entertainedEstée Lauder portable Make-up palette: I love this for make-up touch ups throughout the day or for when I need to get done up for a last minute eventSecret antiperspirant: deodorant is a must have, especially if you’re constantly on the goMichael Kors wallet: I love larger clutch wallets so I can carry my cards, cash, passport and receiptsMueller kinesiology tape: I’m always looking for a barbell to lift so I carry this tape with me so can I drop into any CrossFit box while I’m travelingILKB Business cards and pen: I’m always representing our brand and business cards always come in handy for recruitingBose quiet comfort headphones: music and audio books are a must for long trips, and frequent commuting and the noise cancellation is an added bonusSunglasses (no name): I’m constantly losing my sunglasses so I carry a cheap pair with me.Apple iPhone 5, Mophie juice pack, charging case and charger: my phone is the most important tool I own and the added battery life that comes with the Morphie case is amazingKeys: Five kickboxing studios and two apartments means lots of keys!Net gear wifi transmitter/router: helps me stay connected when I’m traveling
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Nexus Minimal Fountain Pen
One look at UK-based design team Namisu’s Nexus fountain pen will speak volumes about their philosophy of “Less is more.” The pen writes off all the features unnecessary to its function, instead focusing on its materials, design, and quality. Precision-machined from titanium or 6061 aluminum, the Nexus also features a nib made by German-based industry standard Bock. You can pre-order the Nexus with your choice of nib and body material until the 7th on their Kickstarter campaign.
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Nexus Minimal Fountain Pen

One look at UK-based design team Namisu’s Nexus fountain pen will speak volumes about their philosophy of “Less is more.” The pen writes off all the features unnecessary to its function, instead focusing on its materials, design, and quality. Precision-machined from titanium or 6061 aluminum, the Nexus also features a nib made by German-based industry standard Bock. You can pre-order the Nexus with your choice of nib and body material until the 7th on their Kickstarter campaign.

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distilunion Wally Bifold Review & Giveaway
When it comes to most wallets, what you see is what you get — minimalist wallets often emphasize form over function and traditional wallets get bulky and boring. The Wally Bifold from Distil Union, on the other hand, puts its own spin on the traditional bifold form factor with its interesting, minimalist operation. Read more for my full review of the Wally Bifold wallet and for your chance to win one courtesy of Distil Union.
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Upon first glance, the unassuming Wally Bifold could easily be dismissed as another boring, leather wallet. A closer look at its curious ribbon pull-tabs and shiny metal clip peeking out from within would tip you off that this isn’t like most wallets you’ve seen. It most resembles the Wally Stick-On wallet that we reviewed previously: the two halves of the wallet function like vertical versions of the Stick-On’s ribbon and pocket system, holding up to 12 cards. Internally, a metal moneyclip holds cash in place. What’s interesting is that the Wally really embraces the “traditional” bifold form factor, at least externally. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however. Minimal wallets are all the rage as of late, but in pursuing extreme minimalism, so many of them miss the mark and completely lose that intuitive, familiar gesture of actually opening a wallet to grab some cash, then shoving it back into a pocket comfortably, and without worry of anything getting scratched. With the Wally Bifold, that feeling remains intact. While it isn’t constructed from the most luxurious leather out there, it’s well-made, comfortable in hand and in the pocket, and ages beautifully with use without getting worn out. I can’t ask for much more than that. One minor change that could make the wallet seem more luxurious would be to make the ribbon tabs out of leather instead, with some nice metal hardware to match the clip.

Using the Wally Bifold, I get the benefits of having that familiar leather wallet feeling, but elevated with its interesting operation. Most of the time when I use the bifold, I don’t ever actually open it — pulling the ribbon tabs lets me access my cards without having to open my wallet up and reveal how much or how little cash I have inside. Using the tabs is satisfying, intuitive and simple, as is storing cards when I’m done with them. It works how I expect, and I really appreciate the lack of a steep learning curve with this wallet. But its simplicity and convenience do have its drawbacks: when holding the wallet upside down and shaking it, the open pockets let cards fall out. Granted this never happened to me in practice, it’s worth noting if card retention is especially important to you. Considering the leather can stretch over time, I think the wallet could be improved by making the pockets a bit more snug, which would slim down the wallet’s footprint overall.

But for me, the real test of a worthy EDC wallet is how it performs at the register. With the Wally, I can easily recognize and pull a color-coded tab for the card of choice, pay, and slip it back into the wallet without fighting zippers, rubber bands, flaps, or buttons. Paying with cash, and more importantly, putting away my change in small bills, is a breeze. That’s where I think the Wally Bifold edges out so many minimalist wallets on the market: I don’t feel limited in how much cash or change I choose to carry, and I am never slowed down by needing to quadruple fold bills before they fit my wallet.

Compared to other popular minimalist wallets, the Wally Bifold still manages to stay comfortably slim, even when fully stuffed.  It slides smoothly into the pocket and sits there comfortably against my body thanks to its streamlined leather construction. Between storage, retrieval, and comfort, the Bifold carries well.
Reviewer Score: 5/5
Pros:
Carrying cash is a breeze
Intuitive, hassle-free pull-tab operation
Large capacity while remaining comfortably slim
Cons:
Card retention not the most secure by design, also possibly resulting in larger footprint than needed
I’ve reviewed plenty of wallets for the site, but none have managed to impress me how the Wally Bifold has. It might not have the “cool” factor that other wallets do, but at the end of the day, it just does what a wallet is supposed to do, in its own unique way. Looking for a slim, comfortable, easy-to-use wallet that isn’t limiting? Meet Wally.
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distilunion Wally Bifold Review & Giveaway

When it comes to most wallets, what you see is what you get — minimalist wallets often emphasize form over function and traditional wallets get bulky and boring. The Wally Bifold from Distil Union, on the other hand, puts its own spin on the traditional bifold form factor with its interesting, minimalist operation. Read more for my full review of the Wally Bifold wallet and for your chance to win one courtesy of Distil Union.

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Damastylus Inkless Pen
When a premium, patterned steel that once formed ancient blades is reforged as a modern tool at an affordable price, then you know you’re on the edge of something special. The Damastylus aims to not only meld the function of a pen with the modern utility of a stylus, but also to innovate while remaining practical. It can draw on the popular Pilot Hi-Tec-C refills, and the unique metal alloy inkless refill that comes with the pen can write on most surfaces, in any temperature, and from any orientation. The Damastylus can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter in two material and size configurations.
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Damastylus Inkless Pen

When a premium, patterned steel that once formed ancient blades is reforged as a modern tool at an affordable price, then you know you’re on the edge of something special. The Damastylus aims to not only meld the function of a pen with the modern utility of a stylus, but also to innovate while remaining practical. It can draw on the popular Pilot Hi-Tec-C refills, and the unique metal alloy inkless refill that comes with the pen can write on most surfaces, in any temperature, and from any orientation. The Damastylus can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter in two material and size configurations.

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