When it comes to travel, my number one rule is to plan ahead — especially after several years of uncertainty in the travel industry. I like to pack light (carry-on only!), which means that I keep to a strict packing list when it comes to clothing, toiletries and tech.
Once I make my list, the next step in packing is organization. Packing cubes and travel organizers have become my best friends on recent vacations, including one affordable find that keeps all of my tech accessories neatly in one place.
💵 Price: From $15 CAD
⏰ Used for: Two years
⭐ My rating: 5/5
🛍️ Reasons to buy: If you travel with several devices, and are looking for a way to keep your cords, plugs and other small items organized.
✋ Reasons to avoid: If you travel with large tech equipment like cameras, you may find this travel organizer to be too small for your needs.
While it may seem like just another item to add to your collection of travel gear, this organizer actually makes it super easy to keep all of your tech neatly in one place. It has room to hold several charging cables, power banks and adapters, as well as smaller items like SD or SIM cards.
It features a mix of zippered pockets, mesh compartments, and elastic loops to ensure that none of your cords end up tangled on the road. It also zips completely closed and is about the same size as a small book, even when fully packed.
Right now you'll find it available in three colours (black, blue and grey) — but act fast to grab one. This travel organizer is known for selling out often.
I used to be guilty of throwing my chargers and headphones into a small backpack pocket and calling it a day, but have since come around to a better system for keeping things organized while on vacation.
When my Bagsmart organizer first arrived, I was a little skeptical that it would actually fit everything that I had planned to pack, as my packing list typically includes: multiple Apple charging cords and wall adapters for my phone, laptop and watch, a mouse, wired earbuds and cables for my Kobo e-reader.
Once fully packed, I was pleasantly surprised by how much the little pouch could actually hold. The bag had room for everything on my list (and more) and was still able to zip comfortably closed.
It fit easily into my carry-on bag as well, along with my toiletries case and laptop case for a neat and organized travel experience. Since purchasing it back in March, this organizer has earned a permanent place on every vacation packing list.
What others are saying
One of the main reasons that I opted for the Bagsmart organizer over other similar options was its vast array of positive customer reviews. It's earned a 4.6-star rating from more than 7,500 Amazon shoppers, who have praised its "durable construction" and "practical size."
One shopper found that it's "perfect for keeping all electronic cords together" while another added that it manages to stay "very compact and organized."
Reviewers have called this bag "a must have for every family," since it eliminates the need to search frantically in order to find the right cables and chargers.
Others have found that this bag is good for the"average packer with average cord needs," but may not be large enough for those who travel with extensive photography equipment or other tech devices.
Personally, I thought there was more than enough space for my everyday chargers and cables, but if you are looking for some extra room for storage you can also shop the brand's larger 2-Layer Electronic Organizer for $37.
It might sound silly, but I have to say that having the Bagsmart Travel Universal Cable Bag while on vacation definitely brings me some peace of mind. It's a convenient place to store all of my essential tech accessories, and since they are all visible at a glance, it's easy to make sure that I'm not forgetting anything before heading home.
At $15, this travel organizer is also a super affordable choice. Now that I've been using this travel organizer for the last two years (and a few vacations) I can definitely say that this Bagsmart tech organizer is well worth buying.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.