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What’s in your gadget bag?



I will tell you what’s in my bag. Xavier is making me do it too. No, not really, but it’s always fun to show off what you carry and how you carry it. This bag is my go to bag, but it’s not what I typically carry to trade shows like CES and CTIA. I plan to start attending both shows again too. So, read on to see what junk is in my trunk.

I start off with my favorite bag ever, the Logitech KINETIK 15.4 Backpack.

The front flap of the back opens wide to show a huge amount of storage available. Notice the long zipped pocket and the 2 large velcro pockets? Yep. That’s where I hide the goods.

One of the velcro pockets is where I keep my HD Video camera. This is the JVC Everio GZ-HD300. It’s a little old, but it works and shoots great video. The 60GB hard drive inside can capture enough to last an entire trade show.

The other pocket usually holds my Nikon point and shoot camera. This one is the Nikon Coolpix S70. It’s a great point and shoot camera that shoots 12megapixel photos. With some of the better cameras on smartphones, I don’t use it quite as often now. At shows, I carry a Canon EOS 7D too. (not in the bag, too big for the bag)

If you peek down, you will see that this cave houses sync cables and chargers. The zippered pouch is a place that I throw a spare phone or two in just in case. I carry my main phone in my front left pocket, always.

The middle zippered slot is not very deep and it’s a good place to store my USB drives, memory cards, Eye-fi card, and my AT&T 3G dongle. When I am traveling, I throw my Zune and some ear buds in there.

This is the paper work/laptop place. Nothing to see here.

And the laptop. This one is a small Sony Vaio 15″ white number. I like it.

That’s it. This is what I carry with me almost everywhere I go. I leave the bag in the trunk just in case when I am with the family. :)



  1. S Borders

    10/15/2010 at 3:26 pm

    I carry an MSI Wind u100, iPad, 2 usb hard drives, canon a520, apple keyboard a book on C# (trying to learn but struggling) a variety of cables.

  2. Tatej

    10/15/2010 at 4:05 pm

    I carry my motion m1400 and my Compaq 6710 Laptop. (Work won’t give me a tablet and I can’t put my tablet on their network. I can live without inking in onenote)
    3 or 4 thumbdrives and a usb hard drive
    My ATT 3g Dongle
    A Canon SD700
    Various Reading Material
    my Iphone
    my work Blackberry (Personal calls not allowed on work phone)

  3. Roberto

    10/16/2010 at 3:54 am

    Driod, 2 thumb drives, Seagate 500GB USB Drive, Kindle, PSP, Laptop Acer forget the model number but 16″ screen, Powershot a480, charging cables for all, couple of other cables.

    • Roberto

      10/16/2010 at 3:56 am

      opps. forgot my creative zen 60gb mp3 player.

    • Roberto

      10/16/2010 at 3:56 am

      opps. forgot my creative zen 60gb mp3 player.

  4. Roger J

    10/16/2010 at 3:37 pm

    In my work backpack – Redoxx Airborne C-Ruck see – here in Damascus, Syria, I have the following:

    Top flap pocket: zip filing plastic sleeves for keeping vouchers, medical/prescription pills etc in the polythene bag allowed on flights these days.
    Sleeve in main compartment, can also hold a CamelBak at weekends: Toshiba Portege M700 Tablet in Targus folio cover, collapsed Aviator laptop stand, AF List notebook (A5), 2 x A4/Letter size notebooks with spiral binders.
    Main compartment: Matias Folding Keyboard, Logitech Headset (in its plastic box), anything else not shown in any area in the Redoxx bag (varies).
    Right side pocket: Iriscan Portable Scanner (in bubblewrap with rubber bands), Wristrest, Panasonic SDR-S26 videocam (inside small eBags packing bag with 2 x spare batteries, old KLM business class bag holding stationery (including spare Toshiba tablet pen, spares, varioys cables) .
    Left side pocket: Mouse in its own bag with spare batteries, ditto for spare mouse, power unit and cable in nylon pencil case (if I’m returning to the same office the next day, I leave this at the office and use my spare back at the apartment), Case Logic neoprene case/bag with spare Toshiba battery plus bank internet banking security card device.
    Front pocket: various spectacle cases, cleaning cloth, spectacles spray cleaner, sachets of powdered soup.

    BTW, there’s still room for more stuff, you should see when I fly on long haul flights, take a packed Airborne plus a Redoxx Gator bag.

    One thing I use in my 60s: Samsung LD190 monitor screen (no stand) which I carry in its original ‘case’ packaging. That goes in one hand to and from the office, the Airborne on my back, another bag inside the Airborne for when I have to haul 9 kg of drinking water (plus a few beers at the weekend) up the 76 steps in my non-elevator apartment building. Good for the cardiovascular system!

    About my belt and person is a variety of other gadgets, my problem to carry, colleagues stop laughing when they want to borrow something, “Roger, have you got a . . . . . .?”

  5. Roger J

    10/16/2010 at 3:57 pm

    Chris: ‘I start off with my favorite bag ever’ – surely that bag in the photos is too new to be in line as your favorite bag ‘ever’? ;-)))))))))

    • Chris Leckness

      10/17/2010 at 10:37 pm

      Nope. I’ve had that bag for 2-3 years. I’ve used it daily for last year and it’s also what I carry for shows.

      Ps. Blow the photos up and you can see the battle scars. :)

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