We’re off to Berlin for IFA 2014 and to take part in Samsung’s Unpacked live stream. It’ll be lots of fun and we’re taking lots of gear. So let’s see what’s in our bags…
13-Inch MacBook Air
This is Cali’s everyday computer, decked out with Geek House and Geek Beat stickers. The MacBook Air is great for travel, lightweight and thin!
Geek House Coaster
Don’t want to leave rings on German tables, so she’s got a Geek House Coaster.
Yeah, she’s got a curling iron in her gadget bag – and she just learned some new styling tricks!
We always pack some Quest Bars for on the go snacking so we won’t run out of energy.
Because we don’t know what kind of hot sauce they’ve got in Berlin, Cali’s taking her own.
I don’t know how Kreepy Kitty got into Cali’s bag, but I’m saying he’s not going to Germany.
Coffee and White Chocolate
Anyone who watched our recent vlog knows about Cali’s recent discovery combining coffee and white chocolate.
Stanley 3-in-1 LED Flashlight
I don’t know why she’s taking a massive flashlight to Berlin, but I guess if the lights go out she’ll be prepared.
Big Jar of Coins
Apparently Cali plans to change all her America coins to German money when we get there.
I have no idea… she said something about Zen meditation before going on camera.
Tylt Energi Backpack
We always travel with our Tylt Energi Backpacks. I may question some of the things she puts in the backpack, but the Tylt bag is a great choice.
Doctor Who Talking Plush Dalek
Apparently international travel without a talking toy Dalek is unthinkable.
Harry Potter Book Collection
I think she’s going to get tired carrying them, but she insists she needs the entire Harry Potter collection to read on the 12-hour flight.
Burt’s Bees Cough Drops
When we talk a lot it’s tough on our throats, so good cough drops are a must.
These are great little earphones for travel, and cost less than $8.
I always want to have a tin of Altoids nearby.
Whoosh Screen Cleaner
Fingerprints and smudges know no national boundaries, so I’m packing my Whoosh screen cleaner.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2
For my tablet needs I’ll be using my Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 – in fact, I’ll be using it to report from the Samsung event.
Samsung Galaxy Camera
We’ve used (and loved) the Samsung Galaxy Camera for quite a while – great for posting pictures straight from the show floor up to social media.
Tylt Energi 5K Battery
We’ve also got the Tylt Energi 5K Battery to keep us charged up even when we don’t have our backpacks handy.
V-MODA Crossfade M-100 Headphones
For over the ear headphones, I like the V-MODA Crossfade M-100.
Twelve South PlugBug World
The PlugBug is great for charging a MacBook and a phone or tablet, and this World edition makes sure I have the right adapter when I’m in Europe.
You always need to keep stuff charged on the road, and the WeCharger does that, keeping the juice flowing to your MacBook from a standard car or plane power port.
HooToo TripMate Elite Wireless Travel Router
I can just plug this HooToo travel router into the Ethernet connection in a hotel room and create a hotspot that several devices can use at one time.
1 TB LaCie Rugged Drive
We always need extra storage space, so the 1TB LaCie Rugged Drive finds a place in my bag.
Think Tank Airport International V 2.0
The Think Tank Airport International V 2.0 travel bag is awesome for carrying camera gear, and other electronic-type stuff that needs protection. It’s got some serious storage volume inside it!
PadCaster and iOgrapher
The Canon XA25 is a very versatile camcorder that we use on the show floor for excellent quality video.
Canon 1D Mk IV
I decided on the Canon 1D Mk IV for high quality still images, and I’m also taking an assortment of L-series lenses.
GoPro 3D Case
This case allows us to pair up two GoPro Hero cameras and produce 3D video with them.
Anker 40W 5-Port USB Charger
The Anker 40W 5-Port USB Charger gives us a lot of charging power, with 2.4 amps at each port. We find this charger so useful, I’m bringing two of them.
Monster Superstar Bluetooth Speaker
The Monster Superstar Bluetooth Speaker is a water resistant speaker with a 5-hour battery life, great sound, and a very small form factor.
ExpoDisc 77mm Digital White Balance Filter
I’ve been using an ExpoDisco for years. It’s the most accurate, simplest way to set the white balance that I know of.