Next week I’ll be attending TechEd in New Orleans. Since some people ask me what I’ll bring, I thought it maybe would make an interesting blog post.
I won’t be bringing my laptop for this trip, so my primary device will be my Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2. Extra accessories will be the keyboard dock and a Bluetooth mouse.
While the little tablet certainly has its limitations with its Atom processor, it’s more than powerful enough for the tasks I’ll be needing it for. Note keeping with OneNote, Office with the full Outlook client (sorry Surface RT) and some movies and comics to help me through the trip. It does all that with an excellent battery life, so it shouldn’t have any problem lasting the entire day. The biggest flaw is the huge amount of time it takes to charge, but when kept plugged in overnight it shouldn’t be any issue.
My Nokia Lumia 920 will not only take care of keeping in touch with the home-front, but this will be the first trip that I won’t bring a dedicated camera. This will put some extra strain on the battery, to compensate I will use the power jacket that I got from Brando. Although this turns the — not so skinny — Lumia into an enormous phone, it is capable of charging the phone while it’s resting in my bag during sessions.
And… last but certainly not least, my Sony PRS-T2 eBook reader, for both the casual reading as the more serious job-related books.
Fun fact; all of the ‘gadgets’ I will be bringing are charged over a micro-usb port, so the amount of adapters and cables needed is limited to a minimum.
Next week we’ll find out how many devices I end up with when traveling back home…