Tools

No BS gear, tools (and coffee)
to get you through every stage of your journey.

📸Photo Gear. Video Gear. Audio Gear.

Sony A6400 Camera

This powerful compact mirrorless camera packs quite a punch. Its 4K recording capability, front-facing mics, and the 180º flip-up camera make it perfect for vlogging and general video recording.

$998

Sony 35mm Lens

The Sony 35mm Lens is Sony’s full-frame lens. The lens’ light and compact design, make it easy to travel with. The lens is great at tracking in video and adjusting the field of focus on the fly. The Sony 35mm Lens is a highly versatile lens that is great at video, portraits and landscape photography.

$473

Manfrotto Compact Tripod

The Manfrotto Compact Tripod is a great travel tripod for the camera. It’s lightweight (just 3.7 lbs), and packs up into a nice little travel bag. The Manfrotto Compact Tripod also comes with a detachable central bar that’s great for making adjustments to your shot and getting shots really close to the ground.

$130

Switchpod Tripod

The Switchpod Tripod was designed with vlogger in mind and does this job really well. The Switch Pod Tripod’s compact and sturdy metal design makes it ideal to throw in your bag and travel with. The three legs of the tripod fold up to give you a handle to hold your camera while you’re vlogging on the go.

$129

Tripod Phone Holder Thing-y

The phone holder for the tripod is ingenious. Most people starting out vlogging or making videos these days don’t own a camera. The phone holders available for tripods allow you to attach your phone to a tripod and give your shots and videos a more professional look.

$9

Manfrotto PIXI Tripod

The Manfrotto PIXI Tripod is possibly the best mini tripod on the market. The superior build quality of this tripod and its size make it perfect to carry around almost anywhere. The ball head allows you to easily frame your shot. The simplicity of its design and the fact that it’s just $18 made us love it.

$20

Sennheiser MKE600 Boom Mic

Coming in at around $350, the Sennheiser MKE600 Boom Mic is one of the best deals when it comes to boom mics. The MKE 600 has a good high and low range making it great for picking up dialogue audio. Its robust design and the materials used give it the feel of a much more premium product. The mic also has a slot for a AA battery allowing you to use it without phantom power.

$420

Manfrotto 420B Boom Stand

The Manfrotto 420B Boom Stand is larger than your average boom stand but is highly versatile. The Manfrotto 420B Boom Stand can be used with a counterweight so you don’t necessarily need a boom operator and can also be used as a light stand to get lighting effects on your subjects, its sturdy aluminum body and ergonomic design are what makes it stand out.

$167

Tascam DR40X Audio Recorder

The Tascam DR40X Audio Recorder is a portable 4-track audio recorder with built-in stereo mics. The Tascam DR40X Audio Recorder is powered by 3 AA batteries. This audio recorder has an impressive Dynamic Range of 98dB(A). A FetHead could help reduce the noise from the pre-amps. The DR40X is extremely sensitive to wind noises, so if you’re using it outdoors, some form of wind protection will be a good idea.

$180

RODE Smartlav+

The RODE Smartlav+ is a high-quality lapel microphone. The mic is omnidirectional and can handle light wind noises and echoes pretty well. The RODE Smartlav+ is also good for outdoor recording as it manages to cancel out some of the ambient noises pretty well. The RODE Smartlav+ currently retails for around $80, which is a great deal considering what you get.

$79

Logitech BRIO 4K Webcam

The Logitech BRIO 4K Webcam is a great camera for anything from conference calls to creating YouTube videos. Its ability to capture video in 4K at 30 frames per second makes it really versatile. Other features include facial recognition and auto-focus, it also has a wide field of view of 90º. The camera also features dual-mics to pick up clear audio. It has a USB C to USB A connector to connect it to your computer, the camera is a plug-and-play setup.

$269

SanDisk 128GB SD Card

The SanDisk 128GB SD Card is the perfect memory bank for your pictures and videos. The card has a read speed of about 65 Mbps (even though the box claims 100Mbps), and a write speed of about 46 Mbps, which is pretty fast for an SD Card. The card will allow you to record about 4 hours 27 minutes of 4K video.

$21

Compact SD Card Holder

Don’t you just hate it when you lose a bunch of footage because your SD was misplaced? A compact SD Card Holder might just be what you’re looking for. SD Card Hodlers are designed to keep all your SD Cards in one place so that you never lose them. There are slots for different sizes and compartments for cables and other gadget paraphernalia.

$11

Electronics Organizer

An Electronics Organizer is a great way to make sure all your little cables, mics, batteries, SD Cards, etc are all in one place for you to access. An Electronics Organizer can save you a lot of time sifting through your bag looking for charging cables and tiny batteries.

$16

Gear and Cord Ties

Gear and Cord Ties are a must if you’re dealing with audio and lighting equipment. These little ties can save you a lot of trouble. Using ties to ensure your chords aren’t all over the place when you’re ready to go can save you a lot of time while setting up. These ties can be used to pack your gear as well as keeping your setup neat and clean.

$6

AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case

The AirPods are great for taking calls on the go and listening to music. The design of the earbuds just sit perfectly against your ears, the high-quality audio makes all the sounds rich and vibrant and the wireless design makes them super easy to have on all day. The wireless charging case will keep them charged while you’re on the go.

$200

Samsung 2TB SSD

The Samsung 2TB SSD is a good quality SSD and is great for storing data. Since it is an SSD the chances of it failing are pretty low and it provides great read and write speeds. The Samsung 2TB SSD can also be installed in place of the existing hard drive of your computer to give it some additional space and make transferring files faster.

$300

💼Core Business Stuff

Slack

Communication is key. Slack is a business communication platform that comes packed with features that make coordinating projects and communicating with teams a breeze. This powerfulsoftware can be integrated with a number of CRM and other project management tools.

FREE

Typeform

Feedback from customers is a great way to make improvements to your business. Typeform is asoftware that creates dynamic forms. You can use Typeform to create feedback forms and surveys to get a feel for what people want.

FREE

Stamps.com

Print your own postage with Stamps.com. Stamps.com allows you to calculate and pay the exact postage required for your mail and print it out on labels, envelops or plain paper. No longer do you need to head to the post office to buy postage.

FREE

Snipper App

The Snipper App is a great little tool to help you save code snippets in one place. This is great for code you’ll be re-using through multiple projects. Snipper App is a simple tool that can save you a lot of time

FREE

Keynote

Keynote is a presentation creation software developed by Apple Inc. This powerful tool allows you to create beautiful interactive presentations in no time. It’s easy to use and comes with lots of tools.

FREE

Dropbox

Dropbox is a great cloud storage platform that allows you to sync your data across multiple devices. The LAN Sync feature provided with Dropbox makes it great for businesses that work in offices.

FREE

Asana

Asana is a great project management tool that allows you an immense amount of functionality. Asana was designed to be a task-oriented project management tool and therefore, allows for greater customizability. It’s great for multi-stage projects that have rigorous processes in place.

FREE

Airtable

Why we love it: We use Airtable to manage all our projects, weekly emails, articles, podcast/YouTube eps, and expenses. Super powerful tool!

FREE

Zoom Video (and Webinars)

Why we love it: After trying many live webinar platforms we finally bit the bullet and started using Zoom. It's been flawless and high quality.

FREE

Simplecast Podcast Hosting

Simplecast Podcast Hosting is a great tool to publish your podcast onto all the big streaming media service providers. This user-friendly tool also has a robust audio streaming framework. The advanced analytics provided by Simplecast Podcast Hosting allows you to see what interests your listeners.

$15

💻 Desk Items

16" Retina MacBook Pro

The 16” Retina MacBook Pro is great an all-round great workhorse. This powerful laptop boasts an Intel Core i7 processor, Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory, 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and 256GB SSD storage. Perfect for running almost any task you can think of.

$2399

iPad Pro 12.9"

The iPad Pro 12.9" is a great tool for designers. The multi-touch, liquid retina display creates crisp images with vibrant colours. The stylus that can be attached to the iPad Pro 12.9" takes itsfunctionality to the next level.

$799

Apple iPhone Upgrade Program

The iPhone is a great tool to have for work. It’s easy to use and fast. The Apple iPhone UpgradeProgram is a good deal because it allows you to use a top of the line smartphone while paying areasonable monthly fee, ranging from $35 to $65. At the end of 24 months, you would’ve fully paid up for the phone at 0% interest. The best part is you can upgrade to the new iPhone after you complete 12 payments.

$35

Gather Desktop Organizer

Keeping your desk organized can be a task, and this is why we love the Gather Desktop Organizer, its modular minimalist design allows you to quickly organize all the items on your desk into neat little sections. There is a place for everything, from you phone to your headphones.

$149

IKEA BEKANT Motorized Desk

The IKEA BEKANT Motorized Desk is the perfect workstation. This desk comes with a set of motors that allow you to raise or lower it according to your requirements. This is a great standing desk as well.

$170

Samsill Writing Notebook

The Samsill Writing Notebook is the perfect desk notebook. Its high-quality paper and design make you fall in love with writing again and it sits inconspicuously on your desk until you need to write something down.

$13

Electronics Tech Pouch

An Electronics Tech Pouch is great for keeping electronic clutter off your desk. This little pouch can store all your electronic gadgets in one place so you don’t waste any time looking for your equipment.

$30

Wireless Charging Pad

Wireless Charging Pads are great for workstations. No need to fumble around with cables while you’re in the middle of work, just pop your phone or other wireless charging devices on it and get back to what’s important.

$11

Battery Bank

Battery Banks are great for charging you devices while you’re on the go. So if you’re someone who moves around quite a bit for work and isn’t always near a charging port, a battery bank might just be for you.

$60

Amazon Kindle

Reading is a great habit. The Amazon Kindle is designed to make this habit as enjoyable as possible. This e-book reader is the best in its class and its glare-free display makes long hours of reading an absolute breeze.

$90

Stitch & Locke Slide Wallet

The Stitch & Locke Slide Wallet has a great minimalist wallet that uses some premium materials. The wallet has enough space for your cards and a little bit of cash and we love its sleek design.

$26

Essential Oils Diffuser

Essential Oils Diffusers can change the dynamic of a room. The aroma that these oils and little devices send through the room can uplift the mood of the room and help with productivity and brainstorming. Other aromas can be relaxing and soothing. An Essential Oils Diffuser can be a great addition to your workspace.

$33

🛠️Essential Tools

Push Cart Dolly

A Push Cart Dolly is a great tool to do the heavy lifting. Standard Push Cart Dollies carry 330lb of weight making them great for loading and unloading. The swivel wheels and ergonomics designs make moving heavy weight look easy.

$64

3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator

The 3M Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator is a great piece of equipment when working with paints. The mask comes with a 3M 2097 P100 Particulate Filter that filters out a lot of tiny particulates from the air.

$14

Trappify Indoor Window Fly Traps

If you have a problem of flies or other insects the Trappify Indoor Window Fly Traps are a great solution. The Trappify Indoor Window Fly Traps are pesticide-free, non-toxic and have an eco-friendly design.

$10

34 Piece Painters Selected

The 34 Piece Painters Selected is a great piece of kit for any painter. This painting kit comes with a paint tub, 10 - 9” paint rollers, 6 - 9” High-Density Acrylic Paint roller covers, 10 acrylic paint brushes ranging from ½” to 4” and a pair of rubber gloves.

$30

REXBETI Ultimate-750 Paint Sprayer

The REXBETI Ultimate-750 Paint Sprayer is a high-powered home electric spray gun. With a 500 Watt motor, this spray gun provides an even coat of paint to all you walls and other fixtures.

$52

☕️Coffee Things,  Because Coffee

Fellow Stagg Kettle EKG

The Fellow Stagg Kettle EKG is a great kettle to have on your desk, in your kitchen, basically almost anywhere. It’s sleek and compact design takes up little space on counters and tabletops and blends in well almost everywhere. The kettle can heat liquids from 40º C to 100º C and can hold the set temperature for upwards of 5 minutes without using the ‘Hold’ switch. After 15 minutes of inactivity, the kettle will automatically turn off. The Fellow Stagg Kettle EKG can be operated through your smartphone and if you fiddle with the switches there is a game included in the device as well.

$149

Oxo Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

Burr is known for creating high-quality coffee grinders. The Oxo Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is economical but no different. This little grinder packs quite a punch and comes with 15 settings spread between fine, medium and coarse. The Oxo Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is great for coffee connoisseurs and basically anyone who loves a great cup of joe in the morning. It’s small and moderately noisy.

$100

Hario Scale

You can use any scale while brewing coffee, but we like the Hario Scale because it’s compact, it’s 12 centimetres wide, 19 centimetres long, and just 3 centimetres high. The Hario Scale also has an in-built timer for your brewing time. The scale is powered by 2 AAA batteries and shuts off automatically if not used for 15 minutes. It’s size and timer make it perfect for almost any kitchen.

$60

Double-Walled Glass Mugs

Double-walled glass mugs are great for keeping your coffee warmer for longer. The fact that they’re transparent makes them easy to keep clean as well. Apart from the practical application of these mugs, they look really nice and make your cup of coffee a bit of an experience.

$36

AeroPress Coffee Maker

The AeroPress Coffee Maker is considered one of the best coffee makers on the market today. Its simple design and ease-of-use make it perfect for any occasion, from offices to campsites, you’ll find these coffee makers everywhere. The AeroPress Coffee Maker comes with paper filters but you can also buy aftermarket steel filters to reduce waste.

$30

Prismo AeroPress Espresso Adapter

The AeroPress Coffee Maker is great for a cup of coffee, but adding the Prismo AeroPress Espresso Adapter can make it a great espresso maker as well. The Prismo AeroPress Espresso Adapter comes with a metal filter and a rubber cap with a diaphragm in the middle. You can use this adapter for espresso and cold brews. Cold brews take about 4 hours with this adapter. A warm brew using this adapter will create a faux creme effect in the coffee.

$25

Cat & Cloud Coffee Subscription

The Cat & Cloud Coffee have some exceptionally good coffee beans and the Cat & Cloud Coffee Subscription makes it super easy to get coffee delivered to your doorstep. If you’re lucky, they sometimes throw in a coffee that’s off the menu. They have a pretty cool story as well, so take some time out and check out Cat & Cloud Coffee.

$14

Steady State Coffee

We trust Steady State Coffee with all our coffee needs. This neo-retro coffee joint is the perfect place to grab a cup of coffee and get some work done. It’s our local coffee spot and we buy our beans from here as well. So if you’re looking for some seriously good coffee check out Steady State Coffee.

$15

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