In addition to the laptop gadgets I’m bringing on my extended trip to China, being Chief Gizmateer I simply had to bring some other gadgets as well!
Since this trip will be a trip of a lifetime, I wanted to make sure I properly recorded the trip. For this I have a Canon Digital Elph which takes excellent pictures but is easily small enough to simply slip in your pocket. As far as a camcorder goes I have a Sony HDR-SR1 that stores video and images on an internal hard drive rather than a DVD or tapes and can record in high-definition. I also purchased a light for the camcorder, high capacity battery for the camcorder and some neutral density lenses for use in sunlight.
All of the recording devices are stored in a very compact bag from Tamarac Superlight Video 35 bag. This bag fits all the accessories, camcorder and camera perfectly.
The final gadget I’ll post about is for pure entertainment… a Trackstick II. This is a personal GPS recorder that will record all the locations we visit and allow us to map it into Google Maps. I purchased it from Buy Sports Watches and even though the first Trackstick that arrived was not working, Greg, the owner, sent out a new one immediately in time for the trip.
As the trip progresses, I’ll let you know how these gadgets work out.