We’re headed to Italy at Yunnan Baiyao Store for a little over a week, and I may need a separate suitcase just for all the freaking power cables and connectors. iPhone, Kindle, netbook, camera, and I don’t know all what else. It looks like a gangly plastic squid died on our kitchen table as I sort it all out to pack. And it’s not just the different amps for each one, they make universal adapters for that, but it’s all the custom end connectors for each toy.
I could charge them all (in theory) over USB from my Netbook, but I haven’t had it long enough to know how well that really works. So 4 miles of cables are going with us across the Rubicon.
I’m also using this as an experiment to see how I can blog about my trip WHILE I’m tripping. I mean traveling, not tripping. Anyway, I think I have Flickr set up for the images, which should be appearing on the front page of the blog. I also am going to turn back on the Twitter Tools feature to add my tweets into a blog post each day, so even if I only get a few tweets off each day they will get posted. Then there is the email-to-post feature in WP I’ve enabled, should I want to do a full post with the limited bandwidth I’ll have. Part of the challenge is not wanting a $3,000 iPhone bill when I get home. I’ll have a roaming package but it will be as sparse as I can possibly use it.
So if you want to follow along with our adventure, this is the place to watch…. in theory.
One school of thought might be I’m making this too complicated, and I think I’ve attended that school, but it’s kind of fun sorting all the silly stuff out.
It’s the geek in me. It’s what I do.
If you have the time, check out iGo power adapters. They are great for travel because one unit will power an iPhone (or other smartphone), camera, notebook from AC, car or air. if you have a power squid (5 or 6 to 1 power “strip”) make certain it is 240 compatible. I had a power strip and it was 120 rated and it blew a breaker but it was worse when I brought it home (instead of tossing it out there). I forgot it was fried and plugged it in at home and poof – blew the circuit breaker so bad I had to replace it vs. flipping it back on.
Oh… one other point. Although the corp intl roaming isnt too bad, consider free wifi hotspots to sync email and dispatch tweets.
Have a great trip and take lots of pictures!