Thanks for those who have weighed in on phone providers and phones . I’d like to hear more. Please feel free to share your thoughts over the next couple of days about your experiences with a specific cell phone company and/or model of phone. I’m hoping to wrap this up next week.
The interesting thing to me is that between here and Facebook, the answers are basically the iPhone or Verizon. Any other thoughts about specific phones or companies? Add them to the discussion, please, and those of you coming to the C-U tweetup next week, be prepared for me to bug you about your phones.
Meantime, I’ve got a short trip coming up to visit family, and thinking about it makes me wonder if anyone else gets out a separate bag just to hold the gadgets.
I’m going to my brother’s house. It’s a four-hour drive. I’ve been there before. He provides excellent directions. I’ll be gone for 30 hours, tops.
My initial mental list of what I’ll pack:
- A GPS unit.
- Two iPods (what if one stops working?).
- One (or maybe two) laptops.
- Two cameras. One still, one video. My siblings are pretty musical. I’ll want to capture some of our antics. (Maybe a digital point-and-shoot, too.)
- An SD card reader.
- Rechargeable batteries and a charger.
- A portable speaker system for one of my iPods.
- A little digital music player that has a microphone built in, because why not?
- My phone.
- Probably a couple of flash drives, just to be safe.
And the thought goes through my mind: Is this excessive? I’m driving, so I don’t have to worry about baggage claim (or the fees to check bags) and I can bring whatever I want. Generally, under those circumstances, my motto would be: better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
What devices do you have to have when you travel?