|Starbucks, Broadway & W 63rd|
New York, NY
Thematic. What's your tech? Here.
It's incredible for lightweight pieces of work - quick writing, easy research, catchup-type reading - but anything bigger and I'm switching back to my laptop.
Still, when you're walking the streets of New York in search of a friendly Starbucks, it's the perfect machine to reconnect with the world when you finally get within Wi-Fi range. As a complement to the full-blown PC (oops, sorry, Mac - I have my limits) experience, it's become an essential tool. But I can't see myself ever dumping one for the other. Peanut butter, meet chocolate.
|Scene of the crime|
Courtesy: Google Street View
Travel recommendation: Google Hangouts + Free Wi-Fi = free phone calls anywhere in North America. Best. Combo. Ever.
Your turn: What technology goes in your bag when you travel?
On short trips, I actually CAN manage with my ipad. I have a Zagg keyboard/case that is suitably typey (you know what I mean? It gives GOOD keypress), and lights up, and since I have both the Mac office solution AND Office 365, and this awesome retractable stylus, I can do a lot. (I'm doing the Dog Days of Podcasting again this year - BathtubMermaid.com - and I'm writing and producing it COMPLETELY on the ipad.)
For longer trips, like when I go to Mexico, I bring my laptop. I'm using a Lenovo IdeaPad ultrabook right now, and I love it to bits. Also, external speakers (for watching Netflix), my iPhone, and my kindle, because I don't like reading on the ipad for long periods.
My other travel MUST? A hidemyass account so I can have a US IP wherever I am (or watch BBC feeds like a native when I'm home.)
I'm not a techie, but I learn something new on every visit here, Carmi! In fact, I'm still learning my iPhone---7 months after I bought one! :)
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