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Mar112012

Travelling with Tech

Having recently become the proud owner of a caravan I've decided to keep weekends away separate from work and not take my laptop - I know, scary. However I still want to be able to have sufficient tech with me to be able to blog, update Facebook, take - view - edit photos and surf the web for useful local information.

I intend to do more details on each of the elements in later posts but the summary for now is:

iPad

I always have my iPhone 4s with me but with my eyesight these days the iPad screen is so much easier to use. Also my fingers were definitely not designed to blog on an iPhone. The iPad has the photo app which will allow me to do the basics - copy the pictures from the camera and upload them. However I want to do more and I know there are other apps available to help, so they will definitely be the target for future posts.

Camera

I have a DSLR but whenever I take that to places I tend to be the one taking photos and not taking part. So I wanted something which had the ability to do close ups, yet had a also able zoom for landscape shots. It needed to fit into my pocket and also become simply point and shoot when required. I've opted for the Nikon 9100, the big decider being the 18x optical zoom.

Network

I have the option of using my iPhone via O2 as a hotspot but I've had the mifi from 3 for a while and the coverage seems better. It's also a separate device that I can simply leave plugged in the van on charge and forget about it.

So this is the start of what will hopefully be an interesting experiment for more than just me.

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