What’s in your bag?

Before I write the article about how to pick a notebook computer, I thought I’d go through the contents of my computer bag. My premise is that whether the notebook weighs 3.5 pounds or a pound more is largely irrelevant due to all the extra stuff that gets carried along.

  • Swiss Army notebook bag
  • 6′ extension cord
  • 6′ network cable
  • 3′ USB/MiniUSB cable (to charge phone)
  • 3′ cable for iRiver Clix music player
  • Sony VGN-SZ230P computer
  • power brick and cord for Sony
  • Logitech bluetooth mini-mouse
  • 1GB USB flash drive
  • Kensington wireless presention remote control
  • Apple AirPort Express wireless access point
  • Kensington cable lock
  • iRiver Clix 2GB music player
  • Sennheiser 250 noise canceling headphones

Of course, that doesn’t include the papers that go along when traveling.