What is (usually) in my bag for the MVP Summit 2018 (and also when I travel for business)

March 12, 2018 Chris Spanougakis No comments exist

As many of you know, I travel a lot for business. And obviously I need to carry some technology with me, that in many cases makes my life easier. During travels I also need to use some technology to spend my time during long-haul flights from Europe to the US for example. During conferences I need to get a lot of notes, but I also need to do some remote work, to remotely support my clients.

So this is what I usually bring with me:

1. Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Bought in the UK from Microsoft Store, it lets me do presentations, it’s light and small with an excellent battery life, a perfect travel companion. I use the keyboard, use it as a tablet, but I also use the Surface Pen to take notes. I also use it as a Kindle device to read my digital books during long flights.
2. Power adapters for many countries
I need this when I visit UK and USA, because you all know that they use a different plug there. (I should not forget to bring it with me for my trip to Malta…)
3. Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Mouse 3600
It’s small, bluetooth and has a long battery life, the perfect companion for my Surface.
4. Microsoft Microfiber mouse pad
When I use my Microsoft optical bluetooth mouse, I need a light-weight pad. Bought from the Microsoft Company Store at the Microsoft campus, I can even use my mouse on glass surfaces, as many hotel rooms use today. It also works as a screen-cleaning cloth!
5. OnePlus 3T
It’s dual-sim, so I use a second SIM when travelling to non-European countries, just to avoid extra costs. The Dash charger can charge this phone from 0 to 60% in just 30 mins, if you forget to charge it overnight.
6. Surface adapters
I always carry a USB to Ethernet adapter and a “mini HDMI to everything” adapter, because you never know when you’ll need to project your screen.
7. Audio-Technica ATH-ANC1 QuietPoint noise cancelling headphones
They are not so expensive as the Bose ones, but they do an excellent job. I can hear music or watch videos on my Surface without any external noise, completely isolated. In the package is included that special headphone jack that is used on some airlines.

Thanks for your time!

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