As CES was approaching, I put quite a bit of thought into the gear that I would bring and use while covering the show. It had to be the right mix of being good for blogging, but also light enough to not hurt my shoulder from carrying my gear bag all day and night. With that, I took some time and though about past years and what I brought and what I actually used. That gave me what should be everything I need and nothing more. I went small and light and the above image (you can see the full larger version here) is hopefully going to be everything that I need. Of course, the one item missing from the picture was the camera, but I kind of needed that.
A few items are for entertainment, such as the Kindle and Zune HD which will be used on the plane. But then again, the Zune HD may come in handy while writing in the blogger lounge to help cut some of the outside noise.
So without further adieu and in no particular order, here is my gear list…
- CES messenger style bag from a past year
- Asus Eee PC 1000H running Windows 7 & Jolicloud
- iPhone 3GS
- HTC Hero
- An original Flip
- OWLE Bubo camera mount and lenses for my iPhone
- Sprint MiFi
- Zune HD
- Amazon Kindle
- Headphones, charges and some misc. cables
- 2G USB Flash Drive
- Paper notebook and a few pens
- iriver MP3 player (for voice recording)
- Apple USB Mighty Mouse
And a few extra goodies including my wallet and some cash which will most likely be used for coffee — and lots of it.