With my new job, I’m going to be spending a lot more time on the road. I hardly traveled at all when I was on staff at a church, but that’s changed now that I get to help organizations with developing and implementing a comprehensive web strategy.
As such, I’m trying to get a mobile office routine down that works. The nerve center of that routine is, of course, the laptop and assorted accessories. Since I make my living presenting, computing, writing and sharing, the laptop makes or breaks me.
I hopped on board the MacBook Air train and can honestly say, in tandem with Michael Hyatt, that it’s the best computer I’ve ever owned. I never thought I’d see the day where I thought MacBook Pros looked ancient, but after owning an Air for a few months, the Pros look (and feel) like dinosaurs. Eesh.
Along with the lappy, I’ve listed some items down below that I consider must-haves. Here they are, in no particular order:
Here’s what you’re looking at:
- InCase 13″ Nylon Case for MacBook Air. The pocket is key.
- MacBook Air Charger. Must have power. Duh. Winning.
- Extra Winterfresh Gum. For post-presentation Q&A! Nothing’s worse than a speaker’s nasty breath. Ugh.
- iPhone Cable. For emergency tethering sessions.
- Cheap Sony Earphones. They work. They sound decent. I’m not crushed if they get left behind. Ya heard?
- MiniDisplay Port to VGA Cable Adapter. Option one.
- MiniDisplay Port to DVI Cable Adapter. Option two.
- TRENDnet USB to 10/100Mbps Adapter. The one drawback to the Air is lack of ports. This bad dad lets me have Ethernet connectivity via USB port.
If you travel, what am I missing? What’s a no-miss for you? I’m always looking for suggestions to make my life on the road a little bit easier.
Here’s to mobile productivity!.