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Computers and electronics while traveling overseas
COMPUTING ON THE MOVE Well i'm off on my holidays,this time abroad,the good ole USA,but i still need to be "on-line" on a daily basis for my personal & business needs, so i have brought some lightweight products ,that don't take much room and are easily transportable 1, THE COMPUTER Well the first thing is the computer ,shall i take my old compaq armarda M700 ,which has been usefull in the past or shall i invest in a new one , here we go scouting around the shops or should i say online ,there's so many choices from, this notebook to that notebook with this spec' to that spec'geez my holiday will be over before i choose one at this rate .In the finish i have made my choice on size ,purely for travelings sake ,i went for for a Packard Bell XS200-06,seems a pretty good choice to me, it has a built in web cam ,microphone ,ofcourse speakers,bluetooth ,wifi , hey its the business,as long as you have keen eye sight, as the screens a bit small, its ideal for me.only weighs a couple of kilo's, so i thinK i have made a good choice. 2, MUSIC Now i'm not into music in a big way just a few songs,so i won't be taking too much in that regards ,cut out the cd's, so i have brought myself a mp3/dab radio .my other portable radio packed up so this one will do two jobs.As i'm driving over 2000 miles i need some entertianment to keep me entertained,and my experiences in the past of radio stations in america have not been good i can record off the net my favourite english station and download onto my new Alba mp3 player,and thro' a simple device can get it playing thro' the car stereo system.
im ready to go now . 3, ATTACHMENTS & ACCESSORIES So what do i need in this area,i prefer a handheld mouse rather than the inbuilt touch pad ,i'll be taking my phone so i need my charger,head set perhaps ,external mic so i can keep in touch with "back home" at a discount rate,carry case, Now buying these bits indiviually might cost a few pounds , but wait i have found something cool, the local supermarket is selling computers & accessories this week, lets see what they've got.I'm in luck an accessory pack for £14.99 WOW,what a deal.
Now i ain't heard that much about Tevion products but anything else i have brought from there seem good quality, and for that small amount i'm prepared to take a chance ,so what do we have? 1, USB KEYPAD.not much use ,but i can make the space usefull for something else 2, USB HUB 4-WAY.great as the laptop has only 2 usb sockets this might come in handy 3, USB CABLE.okay if i need a bit of extension i guess 4. EARPIECE with MIC.
great,small compact and will definatly come in handy 5, NETWORK CABLE .okay this might be usefull at some of the motels i stay at 6, USB MINI OPTICAL MOUSE.fantastic will be extreemly usefull 7, MINI USB ADAPTOR.saves me taking the mp3 cable .great 8, USB PIN ADAPTOR.
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