I’ve been reading David Haskin’s InfomationWeek‘s new article entitled “The Traveler’s Toolkit: 13 Essential Items For The Road.”
Of these gizmos, I see only three I really need. I don’t require GPS – most of my road trips are to conventions, to and from which I do courtesy shuttles, taxis, and occasionally mass transit. If I am fortunate, I stay in the hotel adjacent to the convention center.
Don’t need a portable music player. Last thing I need when I am on road and on deadline is music in my head and in my ears.
Not do I need a booster for my handheld. I most often have it together to pack a charger, and I don’t stay in places where the power will be out for too long.
But here’s what I really could use:
Targus Overnighter Notebook Case: yes, definitely. Right now I stuff my notebook in a nice Kingston bag but as to the peripheral supplies, they tend to go in random locations both in the bag and in my regular luggage. Not a good idea, I keep telling myself.
BlackBerry8700c– Already have a BlackBerry7520, but due to the 8700c’s ease of use, I am considering an upgrade. Depending on carrier, the BlackBerry8700c will cost between $299 and $499. As you can see if you click this link, I know and write a lot about BB.
Oh, and I need a better headset for my BlackBerry as well as my notebook PC. The Plantronics Pulsar 590A Bluetooth Headset ain’t no earbud, Bud. It is the size of a full stereo headset, but with input that makes it compatible with large portable notebooks and small handsets alike. Costs between $110 and $175.
To paraphrase that Verizon commercial, “I can hear you now.”
How many of “Information Week’s 13 Essential Items For The Road” do you really need? Post a Comment and let us know!