Brad Kellett has a post about the tech gear he takes on the road. He asks Richard Querin and me about our travel gear.
Here’s Richard’s response.
Now that I am so into photography, it makes picking gadgets for a trip tougher than it used to be. My current digital SLR is a lot bigger than my old point and shoot, plus I have to choose and pack additional lenses I might need.
Given all of that, here’s my current travel gadget list:
1) Blackberry 7130e. This is my everyday cell phone and PDA- plus it serves as a wireless broadband modem. This allows me to connect to the net from airports, hotels and even out of the way places like Bandera.
2) Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC. I have an HP laptop at my office, but I travel with the X41. It’s smaller and the tablet form allows me to use it more easily on planes. It has a memory slot where I can stick a memory card full of MP3s to listen to on the plane. It’s not a perfect laptop, but overall I am very happy with it.
3) Linksys WTR54GS Travel Router. If I am going to stay somewhere for more than a night or so, I generally buy the in-room internet access and then set up my travel router so I can use my X41 wirelessly. This little router kicks ass. I highly recommend it.
4) Canon EOS 30D. I love this camera. It’s big, though and once you add a couple of lenses, a charger and an extra battery, you’ve got a load.
5) Extra Lenses. Typically, I take a wide angle lens and a zoom lens in addition to my primary lens. If I am driving, this is not a problem, but if I am flying, the lens threshold becomes a bit higher.
6) Tripod. If I am driving, I take a tripod for my camera. If I’m flying, I don’t.
7) Assorted Memory Cards, Adaptors, Cables and Headphones. I usually take 1 6GB memory card and 2 1GB memory cards, some cables to connect my gear and a memory card adaptor that lets me move my photos to my X41. I also carry a set of headphones (full size- not earbuds) so I can listen to MP3s or watch movies on my X41.
8) Garmin StreetPilot 2620. If I am driving, this is my handy co-pilot. I sometimes take it on planes if I plan to rent a car in a city I don’t know well. I have been a little frustrated with Garmin, but once you get it set up, this device works really well.
That’s my travel gear. What’s yours?
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