As someone who loves to travel (you may have gathered) and at the same time doesn’t like to be parted with any of her tech gadgets, I’ve done a lot of research on the best solutions to pack, fly, train or sit in the car for hours that’ll keep me on the go wherever I am without having to carry heavy stuff around.
As I’m off on a trip tomorrow – four stops over nine days followed by a short gap and then a trip to New York – I’ve left my hefty but brilliant HP laptop behind, and you’ll find me with the following:
Note that where my Microsoft Surface Pro is concerned I have the Surface Pro 3 which I bought a year or so ago. You may want the 4. I also have a slim case cover by Moko and a small but extremely good (and inexpensive) TeckNet wireless keyboard and mouse rather than the case/cover that you can buy to go with – plus a Belkin slim protective lightweight sleeve to put everything in. These are all excellent for travel.
Next up is my iPad Air and iPhone. I’m sure you have variations of these – they make excellent travel companions. But you also need the following:
I always travel with enough chargers to keep numerous gadgets working round the clock, although I am notoriously bad about sharing. New to my arsenal is the RavPower 16750mAh Powerbank. This means that when stopping for just a single night I can use this to charge everything rather than looking for a wall plug. Having tried a couple of other seriously powerful portable chargers this one won the prize, it was by far the lightest and packs a decent punch charging wise.
As far as music is concerned I am better about sharing. So I always carry two pairs of in-ear earphones – I really like the Betron B25 in ear headphones not just because they look nice but for a cheap pair of headphones they do block out quite a bit of external sound. My Bluetooth mini speaker on my next trip is by Anker – and you’ll be amazed at how much sound such a small speaker can make. I also carry a Belkin headphone splitter – it’s tiny, weighs nothing and is sooo much better than trying to share headphones.
All of which mean I can share my music on the go. If you ask nicely, that is.