When our founder shared a story about not having a logical place for his “tech” gear when packing for a trip, we conceived the Tech Dopp Kit. As a replacement for using his old toiletry Dopp kit to store his travel destination essentials, we originally designed the Tech Dopp Kit specifically for gear such as TV devices, remote controls, camera gear, cords, headphones, and power plugs. As it turns out, he wasn’t alone as we learned from a large sample of our community. In addition while primarily designed for the use case to travel with tech we also designed it with enough with flexibility as it’s nearly impossible to predict everything that people travel with. And with that we saw people using the Tech Dopp Kit for a variety of the gear that people didn’t have a logical place to stow when traveling.
Our audience is largely comprised of pro travelers that work in creative arts and business. These makers range from designers to photographers. The gear they travel with covers a broad spectrum of everything from micro lenses for smart phone cameras to fountain pens. Then you have the more common gear like USB cables, GoPro cameras, Apple TV, portable batteries, and power cords. The word “tech” even in the abstract as we like to think of the term as “technical” and not just “technology.” That said, you can put anything in it — one tester fills their TDK mini with zip locks of marshmallows and peanut butter.
The evolved design supports equal storage depth within 2 compartments. Each side has 1.75” of depth for an overall capacity of 3.5” height. This is more than enough room for an Apple Power adapter, Apple TV, iPad plugs and USB cables, stacked. The TDK comes in 3 sizes:
Each interior includes a zipper pocket that is deep enough to accommodate tablet plugs and other small gear. While it’s designed to be open in order to accommodate a variety of gear, we’ve also included straps so that everything stays put when you’re opening and closing the Kit. The TDK regular and grande also include a strap for a stylus, pen or longer instrument. The overall form factor is “boxy” with rounded corners so that it fits inside of larger luggage in a way that doesn’t damage the corners and maximizes the amount of space it takes up with the amount of gear you can stow inside.
A Photo Series Event Featuring LA’s Most Inspiring Travel Photographers
The event was on Thursday, March 9. Lagom Magazine attended and has a great summary of how the night went down. Read here.