I travel with lots of little gadgets for media making. How do you carry yours? Show me your bag?
Since I am about to take off on a trip, I gathered up my stuff and took inventory. I was expected to be annoyed by the number of power supplies, but as Jim Storer pointed out, you can charge almost anything via USB these days. The more enlightened manufacturers equip their devices with USB ports, and for those that don't Malleable Devices provides adapters. It's a good thing, since the presence of a USB port on the device is not always a guarantee that the device will accept power that way. For example, my Nokia N95. Indeed, among my devices, only the laptop and the Bose headphones require custom power adapters.
My kit, clockwise from top center:
- IBM (Lenovo) Thinkpad T43p
- Logitech QuickCam Pro for Notebooks - for Seesmic and Skype
- Power Supply for Thinkpad
- Cree LED Flashlight
- Jawbone USB headset and charger
- Palm GPS Navigator and power cord
- Palm Treo 680 - Just use this for GPS now
- Charger for Nokia N95
- USB Cable for Nokia N95
- Nokia N95-3
- Adapter for micro SD card used by N95
- SD to USB adapter
- USB drive
- iPod USB sync cable
- Audio cable for connecting iPod to Automobile sound system
- Earbuds for iPod
- Bose QC-3 noise canceling headphones, charger, cables, airplane adapter
I'll dump the Treo as soon as I can figure out how to make the GPS work in the N95, although the separate Bluetooth GPS is convenient for sticking in the window of the airplane. Getting rid of that and a few power supplies might give me room for some clothes in my carry-on bag.