My Travel Gear – Electronics

My electronic based travel gear may be a bit more than the average person wants to haul around but I’m a huge tech geek this has to be my favorite category. I can’t get enough of technology and gadgets. I’m also in love with photography and shooting video which is why I carry half of this stuff anyway. Most people would be able to get away with Nikon AW100 camera but I need something more. Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel!

Lenovo ThinkPad X230

ThinkPad-X230-Laptop-PC-Front-View-2-gallery-gallery-845x475Adam: Small, light, powerful, and tough? Sounds great! You do pay a bit of a premeium for it though. Coming in at around $1000 it will hurt the wallet a bit but if you ask me, this thing rocks. I’ve never been a huge Mac fan and as far as I can see Lenovo is a top contender. If you’re going to be working on the road then this is something you may want to consider.

DescriptionThe Lenovo® ThinkPad® X230 offers the power and expansive feature set of a full-size laptop in a thin and lightweight ultraportable. ThinkPad® X230. Whether you are travelling around the world or commuting between offices, this powerful laptop is easy to carry – at just 2.96lbs! Engineered for mobile professionals, the ThinkPad X230 is built on the Intel® Core™ processor with workhorse performance from Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0. Mfr. Site

WD My Passport 2TB Portable Drive

wd_passport_ext_HDAdam: This little guys packs a lot of data into a small space. I ALWAYS have at least one portable drive with me. I take a ton of pictures and video and don’t like to fill up the drive on my system. If you’re a backup nut like I am then this is it. I’ve even been known to carry one or two extra 1TB drives and mail them to a good friend or family member when they get full for safe keeping

DescriptionMy Passport offers massive 2TB capacity in an amazingly small enclosure. It features ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity; USB 2.0 compatibility; automatic, backup software; and password protection and hardware encryption to help protect your files from unauthorized use with plenty of room to store all your files.

Sony NEX-5r

Sony_Alpha_NEX-5RAdam: Here’s the deal. It’s no secret that I’m a photo crazy person. Shooting photos and video is one of my passions. I used to carry around a BIG ol’ Nikon D7000 DSLR with multiple lenses, an extra battery, and a cleaning kit. It got tiring having that thing in my backpack. That’s when I got smart. Why carry around this HEAVY camera and gear when I can take quality photos with something that weighs half as much. Oh, and that’s NOT including the extra lenses and gear.  I can’t recommend this camera enough. I love it!  

DescriptionThe NEX-5r is Sony’s latest compact interchangeable lens “mirrorless” camera. If you’re considering an upgrade to a DSLR, but not sure you want to carry around such a big camera (or the big expense) or you’re presently shooting with a DSLR and want comparable image quality in a compact form, consider the Sony NEX-5R. For starters, the 16MP APS-C-size sensor, fast Hybrid Autofocus, burst shooting up to 10 frames per second and on-camera operational dials offer you a few of the quality and design elements of a DSLR.


Nikon_AW100Adam: Drop proof, water proof, freeze proof, and probably even kid proof. I know for a fact that it’s travel proof. It takes great photos, has a built in GPS for tagging with location, and is great on battery life. My Nikon AW100 has gone on several trips with me and saw some heavy use. It always stood up to the test. I know a few other people with the same camera and all of them rock and keep on rocking! 

DescriptionThe AW100 can handle all that Mother Nature can throw at it. Take it diving to depths of up to 33-feet. Shoot at temperatures as cold as 14° F. And don’t sweat drops of up to 5-feet. Whether it’s in your hand, mounted to a surfboard, clipped on a backpack or attached to a scuba tank, every twist, splash, dive and crash can be recorded in both still and Full HD (1080p) movie. Plus, Nikon’s new Action Control brings fast and easy operation to gloved hands. The AW100 lets you capture every thrilling moment from inside the action—not the sidelines.

GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition

GoPro_Hero3_SilverAdam: Everyone has heard of GoPro and probably many of you have one. If you haven’t though, listen up! It’s true that the Nikon AW100 is water proof but only so down to something like 15 feet. That’s great if you’re in a pool or messing around in some tide pools but what about when you jump off that cliff? What if you take a scuba tour? The Hero 3 is good down to 197 feet. Let me say that again…197 feet! Not mention it takes AWESOME 1080p video, high MP photos, and I could go on. For the price you can beat this action camera. For the record, I have the silver edition as the black has some features that I don’t need and it costs an extra $100. 

DescriptionShockproof and waterproof to 197′ (60m), and proven in heavy surf from Tahiti to Northern California and everywhere in between, GoPro cameras can handle it thanks their highly engineered polycarbonate exoskeletal housing. Ready for action—from scuba diving to dirt track racing, and tough enough to take a spin across the asphalt or launch into space, GoPros are built to take a beating and keep filming. Replacement lens kits and housings are available, so there’s little worry while going for glory—even while diving with sharks.