Do you really need all those gadgets?
“What’s in your backpack oh? Why you carry it every where you go?”
“It’s my money making tools”, “and I don’t leave any valuables inside car.”
This bag is heavy man. Bukan main main.
So, what makes this backpack so heavy?
Here are my lists of gadgets:
- 13” Dell Laptop
- Blackberry phone
- Canon S100 camera
- Juice pack (charge gadget)
- Gaming mouse
- Cables (with many S)
And what else is in the bag:
- Water bottle
- Chewing gum
- Spare t-shirt
FULAMAK I WRITE DOWN LIAO ONLY I REALISED I CARRY SO MANY STUFFS!
I am like a woman!
… and I am risking myself kena rob. Hahahaha. Come! Come rob me! So I have excuses to buy new gadgets! hahaha.
Every single item on this list has its own purpose, and I need every single of them because I am ngiam jiam.
Functions of the gadgets, and how I use it
13” Dell Laptop (since February 2010)
The laptop is mostly for “creation” purpose, such as writing, delegating tasks, blog posts, SEO, digital marketing, social media. All sorts of “heavy weights” jobs are mostly processed with this laptop,
This laptop is still working fine but it’s breaking down soon. Pffft.
Why not work from the office?
I am always on “the move”, mostly with client meet ups and change of surroundings. I cannot work in the same place for too long.
I have desktop PC at office (co-shared office), but now are mostly used for backup and downloading purposes. Also for another heavy task – play Diablo 3. Hehehehe.
iPad2 (during iPad2 launch)
This is the single most valuable gadget due to its versatility. I vote this the Bing’s Most Useful Gadget of 2011-2012.
I use my iPad for followings:
- Read eBooks (PDF)
- Listen to podcast (best investment yet!)
- Audiobooks (Speed reading!)
- RSS feeds (Reader)
- Brain storm (Apps)
- Note taking (Evernote)
- Draft blog posts (Evernote)
- GPS (Waze)
- Social Media (Facebook / Twitter)
- Pocket (Read articles I saved from different source)
- Youtube (watch PSY Gangnam style countless times)
- I sneak in some games occasionally
What do you do with your iPad? Please share in comment.
Blackberry phone (since June 2010)
My trusty 2 years old Blackberry has been many ups and downs with me.
This phone has been to many place – mainly river, long kang and car parks.. but the ultimate warmth is still at the right side of my butt cheek.
Despite being all over the place (and kissed the floor real hard), this phone survives!
What I use this for: Make calls, text lots of girls, and take quick notes with phone camera, I take heaps of notes in this phone.
Canon S100 camera (since June 2012)
Recently replaced this camera with my trusty LX3 Lumix (Hey it’s for sale, cheap cheap price!). If you compare S100 (new) with LX3 (old), I still prefer LX3 due to the quality… I choose to use S100 as my main camera because it fits into my pocket perfectly.
Who says size doesn’t matter?
iPod (since 2008/2009?)
Amongst all my gadgets, this is the tai kor because it’s the oldest! I still keep this gadget until today because it’s working fine. I use it mostly while I am at sports. This iPod only serves 3 main purpose:
- White noise (to keep me focus)
Juice pack (since May 2012)
This one is easy – I can charge my Blackberry / iPad / iPod whenever it runs out of juice. My gadgets rarely runs out of battery though. I am considering removing this from my backpack and put it in car instead.
I hate to use touch pad. And I only have this one huge Logitech gaming mouse… so I bring it every where I go.
Urgh. Every one hates cables.
- Mouse cable
- Laptop charger
- Blackberry cable
- iPod/iPad cable
When will they come up with wireless charger ha?
This is how I use the gadgets and why it works for me
Mobility – Truth to be told… I spend most of my time working from various places. Strangest places will be in the car… inside my house car park. When the idea and “ohhmp” strikes, I have to get it done (if it takes longer time, I make reminders with Blackberry). Even getting down from the car is a hassle sometimes.
On the move – You guess where I use Twitter the most? During traffic jam. I favourite the tweets I’d like to retweet, and send interesting articles to Pocket so I can read it later… usually when I’m in toilet when nature calls.
Fill time – I read articles when there are few minutes to fill in. I read, a lot. Sometimes I wish I can create more instead of consume.
Always connected – Not really a good thing to be connected all the time, in fact, it’s a bad habit. I moved out from my house because of availability of 24/7 internet. Now? I am connected to the internet via iPad 3G and Blackberry 3G. Meh.
Decisions on the spot – I can make fast decisions and move on. Especially when my outsourcers need more guidelines and awaits for my confirmation.
Productivity – Is this lifestyle productive? I am not sure. Sometimes it felt like I carry many blades with me, but most of the blades are blunt. You get what I mean? I am not good at multitasking, and I tend to complete half way.
What about you? How do you use your gadgets? Please share in comments.