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Best Accessory Champion 2020
The Best Accessory 2020 is a piece designed to enhance your daily or travel carry experiences through organization, reduced bulk, convenience and more…
Peak Design have firmly established themselves as innovators who aren’t afraid to rethink carry categories. So when they turned their attention to tripods, traditionally awkward and bulky items to carry, things were going to get interesting. And they didn’t disappoint with the Peak Design Travel Tripod.
Their tripod totally re-imagines tripod design with a form that packs down compactly with no dead space. A tripod you can fit inside a water bottle pocket and move easily and freely with. But what’s equally impressive to the compact portability is the full-sized functionality. You get all the benefits of a standard tripod, plus extra. Fast deployment and quick adjustability lets you set up in a jiffy, while a range of modes adapt to your photography needs rather than forcing you to work around your tripod.
This tripod offers multiple travel-friendly and user-friendly features in a design that raises the bar for the tripod niche. Outstanding work, Peak Design!
These are the pieces that just missed out, and in most cases, by the smallest of margins. To them, we award a High Commendation. The below were of outstanding quality, displaying fine craftsmanship and design flair. With honor, we bow our heads in the utmost respect and kudos. If this were a dais, they’d be biting their teeth into silver medals, while their flags were hoisted into the horizon – a feat not to be overlooked. And we’re sure they’ll be back, to take it one notch higher, next year.
All the items you might usually carry in a pocket during the daily commute need to go somewhere when you reach work. And that place is usually stashed somewhere on a desk or in a drawer. Not to mention needing access to other items throughout the day such as cables, cards, and more. So Orbitkey got to thinking, what if you could have one place to store all your smaller EDC essentials, in a design that was easily portable and stylish enough for any work setting? Their elegant solution is the Orbitkey Nest.
This desk organizer tidies up your work surface and pockets with a convenient all-in-one storage space. It’s also customizable to your organization preferences. Plus it’s got a further trick up its sleeve with inbuilt wireless charging for Qi-enabled devices. All delivered in a sleek, quality build that looks equally good in casual work spaces or executive boardrooms. Simply put, the Orbitkey Nest takes desk organizers and valet trays to the next level. Congratulations, Orbitkey, this is an excellent piece!
Coffee lovers appreciate ready access to good brews wherever they are. But that’s not always possible, especially in travel and outdoor settings. So MiiR created a nifty, compact and innovative solution for how to get your coffee fix wherever you are. The Pourigami is a highly packable dripper that’s small enough to fit in a pocket but assembles into a sturdy triangular design for pour-over coffee.
Durably built to easily withstand heat and travel use but slim enough to pack flat inside a bag or even pant or jacket pocket, this coffee dripper is the answer to getting your quality bean fix wherever you go. Great job, MiiR!