Monday, December 26, 2005


 

What is in your Mobile bag?

I carry one bag for almost everything I need when I go mobile. I also put my tablet pc in there as well. What do I keep in my bag that I consider essential?

A USB Crossbox connector
Retractable ethernet conector
PC Card based compact flash adapter
Very small 4 port USB hub
a spare wacom cross pen
small moleskin with 2 pens

Thinkpad Tablet PC with extended battery
1 gb flash drive

When I go on the road for days or weeks on end, I’ll also bring my portable wap / router, a portable USB harddrive, retractable modem cord, and my regular Thinkpad T42 laptop as well (for rendundancy purposes).

What am I missing that you carry?



Comments:
Can you use the Wacom pen with the X41? What about the Toshiba?

Fred
 
yes on both tablets
 
the cross wacom penabled pens

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details-print.asp?EdpNo=1020212&Sku=W06-3206
 
GPS
 
Can this WACOM Pen be used with the HP TC1000?
 
Not with with tc1000 or the Gateway M 280
 
I have too many things to mention here, but I'll list a few.
-a USB-to-IrDA adapter, since my precious TabletPC does not have built-in IR
-2 USB notebook drive enclosures, one with a drive already in it, and one empty one (the second one is for those devices which have "weak" USB power; it has a second connector)
-SD MP3 player/USB flash drive, with bootable cards
-DVD & CDs for re-imaging PCs, running diagnostics, installing large apps at locations with slow network connections (ever tried installing SQL or ClientBuilder over a T1? it's AWFUL!)
-flashlight for seeing behind computers under desks
-portable screwdriver with various nibs
-sometimes I carry a 3.5" USB hard drive enclosure, but it really doesn't fit
-I can often cram my ViewSonic Tabletpc V1250 in this disaster of a road warrior bag, but it's often in my arms

Sadly, I carry this around nearly every day, because I'm often on call on nights and weekends. However, I'd rather have a heavy bag than have to tell a user I'll come back when I have what I need to do a job.
 
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