Lets compare our on the go kits

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by jaseone, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. jaseone macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    Hopefully this thread can provide people like me that like to be ultra mobile with their gadgets some ideas on what to add to their kit, here is what goes most places with me at the moment:

    - iPad 2 16GB WiFi Black
    - Samsonite white leather iPad sleeve, I wish I could find these in the States, I got mine while in Belgium and everyone that sees it wants one, my gf included
    - Fossil Dean Slim Portfolio Brief (Olive) bag
    - Apple Bluetooth keyboard
    - Incase Origami keyboard case
    - Belkin Flipblade Adjust stand
    - iPad charger brick (bought an additional one to keep in my bag)
    - Gigaware retractable dock cable and retractable micro USB cable (having loose cables in my bag was bugging me)
    - Scosche IPDBAT2 external battery, adds about 60% charge to an iPad 2, has both 1 and 2.1 amp USB ports, picked this up at IAD when the recent earthquake caused me to miss my connecting flight to IAH so I could sit at the bar and use my iPad to kill the 4 hours till the replacement flight
    - Clear 4G Apollo hostpot
    - Canon S95 compact camera (with spare battery)
    - iPad camera connection kit
    - A little high powered LED flashlight (80 lumens)
    - A Belkin screen cleaner pad (works better than anything I have tried)
    - A Brookstone compact umbrella
    - A Bamboo stylus (much easier to find in stock in Europe)
    - A couple of old school pens for filling out customs forms and the like
    - Some spare AA batteries
    - 8GB flash drive
    - My passport
    - Depending on where I'm going I may also squeeze my Kindle in there

    I'm pretty satisfied with what I have and it seems to cover all my bases but I'm sure one of y'all can prove me wrong by listing something I absolutely must have!
  2. glen e, Aug 29, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011

    glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    OK let's see - I do 4 cities/6 presentations in a week so my road kit:

    1 waterfield Large Cozmo bag
    1 IPad2 - 32g 3G -icarbon skin
    1 poly smartcover with icarbon accents or P&Q or Treegloo
    1 MBA 4g 128g in bookbook cover
    vga/hdmi cables and adapter in waterfield cable guy pouch
    1 Epson 1750 Powerlite slim LCD projector
    1 Waterfield 13" MBA suede sleeve for projector (fits perfect)
    1 Logitech USB mini mouse
    1 MBA ethernet adapter
    1 Logitech wireless bluetooth/usb speaker Z515 & ac charger
    1 small cable guy pouch for MBA powerbrick and ipad ac power cube
    2 - 3 Faraday styluses (now a jot)
    business cards
    6' extension cord
    Klipsh in ear headphones
  3. jaseone thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    Oops forgot to mention my earphones, I have the same ones.
  4. Dougweller macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009
    - Incase Origami keyboard case
    - Belkin Flipblade Adjust stand

    Why both? I was thinking of buying one of these, but now I'm wondering what use there is for both?

  5. jaseone thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 7, 2004
    Houston, USA
    I don't want to always use the keyboard, like if I'm on a plane and want to prop it up on the tray table to watch a movie then I will just use the flipblade.
  6. Dougweller macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2009
    Thanks, you've convinced me to get both.

  7. jsh1120 macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2011
    Depends on how far and where I'm going.

    For meetings, i.e. when I wear a suit:

    () Waterfield Designs Travel Express iPad Case
    () iPad in polycarbonate back case and SmartCover
    () Origami Workstation and Apple Wireless Keyboard
    () Sennheiser X200-II foldable headphones
    () USB cable and charge cube
    () Microfiber cloth and small spritz bottle of glass cleaner
    () Samsung 4G mobile hotspot (Verizon)
    () Targus combination stylus and ballpoint pen.
    () Android Smartphone

    When it's a full day with various activities, all the above except the Travel Express iPad case.

    () Timbuk2 Freestyle small messenger bag
    () 6 ft extension cable
    () Small LED flashlight. Got four of these little powerhouses at Costco for $15. Great addition.
    () Wallet
    () Extra pair of reading glasses
    () Panasonic ZS7 point/shoot camera.
    () Camera connection kit.

    Lots of room left over for purchases, souvenirs, etc.

    When I'm traveling the Travel Express Case goes in my WD Medium Cargo bag along with the stuff in the second category and...

    () Dell Precision 15" laptop/workstation and WD laptop sleeve.
    () 28 lb power brick and cables for laptop
    () Microsoft 6000 Bluetooth Portable Keyboard. (Redundant but I prefer the Microsoft Keyboard's feel and ergonomic curve and use it with the laptop.)
    () Logitech Z305 Laptop Speaker or iHome portable rechargeable speakers. (Just got the latter for the iPad and they may replace the Logitech since they can work with either the iPad or the laptop. But there are advantages in having separate speakers for the two devices.)
    () Noise canceling headphones and Shure sound isolating in-ear headphones. (I carry both because on long plane trips it's more comfortable to alternate.)
    () Small kitchen sink

    P.S. No umbrella. I'm from Seattle. We don't do umbrellas. They're for wimps. :)
  8. scorpionfalcon macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
  9. urkel macrumors 68030

    Nov 3, 2008
    A few months ago:
    Macbook Pro 15" (2009)
    iPad 2
    Canon 7D + Lenses

    Macbook Air 11" (2011)
    Sony NEX3

    My lightweight kit isn't as powerful as what I used to lug around but with a kid then I needed to slim down my gear. And the reason i'm going TouchPad over iPad is because of flash, more flexible video file formats and at $100 its disposable so I don't have to worry about it getting stolen.
  10. glen e, Aug 30, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011

    glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    Nobody has mentioned OTC painkillers from road trips and bad eating:

    small Altoid tin with 10 of each:
    • Aleve for body aches
    • aspirin for headaches
    • Zicam for cold onset

  11. xraytech, Aug 30, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2011

    xraytech macrumors 68030

    Mar 24, 2010
    Timbuk2 Messenger SM
    Apple Camera Connection Kit
    Nikon P9100 w/EyeFi SD Card
    Plantronics BackBeat 903+ BT Stereo Headset
    Altec Lansing BLISS Earbuds
    Sprint Overdrive Personal WiFi
    Point Mobile Retractible Cord Micro USB Charger
    Point Mobile Retractible Cord 30 Pin Charger
    Griffin USB Min-Cable Kit
    iPhone 4
  12. entatlrg macrumors 68040


    Mar 2, 2009
    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
    What bag do you use?
  13. henry2 macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2010
    Here is my daily items list

    - Apple Ipad2
    packed into a small sized waterfield stowage pouch
    -Ipad2 power cord
    -Ipad2 usb sync cord
    -headphones in carrying case
    -screen cleaning cloth
    -cell phone power cord
    all packed into stowage pouch

    then packed into medium sized waterfield stowage pouch
    -over the counter meds items in a small ziplock plastic bag
    -bathroom wipes in travel bag
    -blood sugar checker with accessories in own travel case
    -reading glass hardshell case
    -work id card with neck layard
    -extra money in ziplock plastic bag
    all packed into the stowage pouch

    packed into Harlem Cocoon sling bag
  14. techdude6693 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    I'm in college, and need school stuff with me, so here's my list

    -High Sierra Backpack (its big, but I don't know specific model # or anything)
    -LuckPacks iUp 5400
    -iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi only (Sometimes take my MacBook Pro instead depending)
    -Waterfield Designs Travel Express (No d-links or strap) used as a sleeve
    -Apple Wireless Keyboard
    -iPhone 4
    -3DS (Play some games on the days I've got an hour between classes) :p
    -Belkin Flipblade Stand
    -Lots of Pens and Pencils

    If its a day off and I'm going out somewhere then take out the School Stuff

    Then I also pack my Camera (Sony NEX-5)

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