Techie road trips: How to travel light

BioTeams’ Ken Thompson has some suggestions on how to hit the road with only a laptop and a cellphone and still stay connected to everything.
His key points:

  • Store your data at an ASP service like
  • Get web based email (natch)
  • Makre sure all access works before you go

Ken references an earlier Dan Gillmor piece in the Financial Times on travelling(and Dan should know, man’s a world-class globetrotter.) Dan’s must-carries:

  • Retractable cables, including phone-modem, Ethernet, USB, FireWire and audio connectors.
  • A power supply for my computer that plugs into wall sockets and airplane-seat power outlets
  • A 80 gigabyte portable disk drive
  • USB headset and microphone system for Skype
  • Casio Exilim digital camera
  • Treo
  • Bose QuietComfort 2 audio headphones

What tech tools do you bring on the road? Besides your laptop, that is?

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  1. Dossy Shiobara says:

    For the “80 GB portable disk drive” I find that my 40 GB iPod fills that need perfectly.
    I’m still looking for a decent headset. Any recommendations for specific product/models?
    I just recently picked up a Treo 650, too.

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