As technology improved, our physical music needs were supposed to shrink.
But we forgot about headphones. Portable speakers. The jumbled array of cables, chargers and converters.
So the organizational gurus at This Is Ground got to work and created what they’ve dubbed the Music Dopp Kit.
A veg-tanned leather beauty, the Dopp features some seriously unique interior organization options and a look that evokes a classic boombox.
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Where do you stow your music gear? An old box, a couple random drawers, under your bed? Sounds like you need an upgrade. The Music Dopp Kit is designed to keep it all together - your new portable speaker, your favorite headphones, your archive of music drives. Place on your shelf or take it to go by the handle.
A quick background: We’re longtime fans of This Is Ground, crafters of handsome goods that serve a practical purpose for the 21st-century traveler. They made the “cord taco” organizer famous, and we currently use both their Tech Dopp Kit and Venture 2 Backpack on all of our trips.
The great thing about TIG is that a lot of their stuff is mix’n’match — inserts fit in multiple bags; their smaller bags and dopp kits were designed to fit within larger packs, etc. Plus, each bag features a ton of pockets, compartments and straps to hold your stuff exactly how you want it.
Available in three colors (mole, French grey and black), the Milan-crafted leather Music Dopp features dedicated spots for larger headphones (held in place with a magnetic arch), portable speakers, batteries and cables.
It’s a svelte 13.25” x 7.5” x 4.5”, and you could easily adapt it to non-music needs — it could hold pretty much any tech or gear items (tablets, cameras, etc.). An ideal way to use it: Stuff it in your larger carry-on, then slide it under your seat when you fly while your larger bag goes above. You’ll have access to everything you need within, well, foot’s reach.
The kit is currently $599, or $848 if you throw in a pair of Grado’s GW100 Wireless Headphones, the world’s first open-back Bluetooth headphones. Also, This is Ground — which rarely has sales — is offering InsideHook readers 10% off with the code INSIDEHOOK10, which is active from today through Dec. 7.
Need more organization? They also recently launched the The Voyager Weekender 3, an expandable leather bag with enough room for a weekend worth of clothes (and tech gear), the Air Pocket, a fitted leather pocket for AirPods, and the Mod5 Tablet 5 — an elegant, Italian leather organizer with 15+ pockets that we also recommended in our gift guide.
Photos: This Is Ground