So it seems pretty popular to share the contents of your gadget bag again. Mine however is more of an Evangelism bag than gadget bag so what does your average IT Pro evangelist carry with him on day to day adventures? To find out I’ve created a deepzoom of my bag contents thrown around the floor. This is my Large bag, I have various sizes depending upon what I need.
So before we get into what’s in it, lets do the bag first. It’s a Ogio Metro in blue with Bing logo. It’s the most comfortable back pack I’ve ever used, so much so I bought the wife one for Xmas – lucky her! The best thing about the bag is space for 2 laptops, which is kind of hard to find out there. So what’s in it (clockwise from the bag):
- Sony Bloggie MHS-CM5 – Great little pocket HD (720p) camcorder. Great because it has 5x optical zoom and it goes with me most places, just in case I need to capture something. When I have my a55 with me I use this one as a back up or a second angle. It lives in a case from a pound shop.
- HP EliteBook 8540w – My powerhouse and for Hyper-V and Video Editing. 8GB RAM, i7 720 Proc (8 HT cores), 500gb HD, 250gb SSD. It’s fast, does everything but the track point and nipple buttons suck. The aluminium finish is nice. I currently have 11 VMs running at once thanks to Dynamic Memory.
- HP EliteBook 2540p – My work horse and general purpose laptop. 4GB RAM, i7 640 4 cores, 300gb HDD. It does the job perfectly every task it’s thrown works well and the keyboard is very good, the track point and nipple don’t have the problems of the other EliteBook. Shame the colour isn’t matched to the other one.
- External Hard Drive – 500GB used for stuff
- ArcTouch Mouse – perfectly flat and the most portable mouse ever. The dongle is permanently in the 2540p (I’d love it to be Bluetooth but get why it’s not)
- Wash bag – I tend to need to wash
- Business cards – Its nice when people call me
- Pen – to write my real phone number on the business cards
- Amazon Kindle – Brilliant device, I use it like paper, sending documents to it to read. It’s better than paper because I don’t loose it.
- 3 Broadband dongle – £5 per month for 1GB and I always have access to the web.
- USB sticks – Odd how these get given to me, I never used to have any.
- Charger for my HTC Mozart from Tesco
- A spare Ethernet cable and through connector because I never know when I’ll need to plug in.
- Oh and spare batteries.
If that’s the large pack (which weighs more than a small but cute cow) what’s in the Extra large one?!