Published on January 1st, 2017 | by Yasser Masood0
Packed and ready for #CES2017 – 50th edition of CES
January is not just the start of the new year for everyone, it also sets the stage for what is to come with consumer technology and latest tech trends. They will shape society, culture, and people’s lifestyle worldwide as many new trends are up for discussion and they’re accompanied with live demos and hands-on time. What better place and event to set the stage than the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event in Las Vegas. This time, it’s a major milestone for CES as it’s the 50th edition and that means many new announcements and unveilings to take place.
There are those necessities that you must take (clothes, toiletries, etc.) but this is about the mobile studio to help me cover everyday’s walk to the main event. It’s a team of 5 flying out between Doha and Dubai on long haul flights to the USA, so I’m taking what’s best for us to cover 50th anniversary of CES.
What’s inside the mobile studio?
Now you may think that we’d need pro-level hard cases with pro equipment to cover this. Our recent feature on laptop shopping and previous coverage for CES should tell you one thing about us – we use the best that’s available at hand, even if it’s not at the pro-level. I didn’t spare any expense for this edition, as I decided to pack the must-have and good-to-have equipment for us to cover a week packed with new products/services and tech demos.
Don’t let the bag at the top of the page fool you – it’s my actual hand carryon packed with all the items needed. Everything from cameras and accessories to power packs and cables we’re crammed snuggly into this bag.
Let’s start with the cameras. My trusted Canon EOS 650 doubles up for great photography and FullHD video to cover the show floor. The GoPro HERO4 Black will help with some of those moving shots. Finally, for some 360 content, the LG 360 Cam wraps up the visual capturing segment.
To supplement it all, I’ve got a plethora of accessories to keep the equipment working. Everything ranging from extra batteries and power chargers for the cameras, international socket adapter, power pack, headphones, microphone for voice overs, and spare hard drive to archive and share content between the team. Let’s not forget an army of SD and microSD cards to provide the storage needs for the cameras.
Since we may not have our laptop on hand to cover events/announcements, that’s where you have trusty mobile devices with you. I’m taking my iOS combo (iPhone 6 and iPad) and my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (not shown cause I used it to take the photo).
Last but not the least, we all need our trusty laptops to help with the heavy-lifting for editing our photos and piecing our video footage. As much my smartphone and tablet can help with some photo retouches, we can’t pull of a pro-level video edit on them. That’s where my 15-inch MacBook Pro comes in for all the heavy work. Everything you’ll see posted on our accounts will be exported with polish for your viewing.
With that note… Happy New Year 2017 from the team.