CES is the nerd’s equivalent of the New York marathon. It’s intense, exhausting, but also a lot of fun, and you’re certainly a champion if you make it through. But all attendees know that the gear in your bag is essential to surviving CES. Here’s what we’ll be lugging around in our backpack this year
Lenovo Yoga Book
The Yoga Book is as purse friendly as it gets. Weighing 1.52 lbs and 0.38” thin with a 10.1” display, it’s super easy transport and its 15 hour battery life means that it can get me through the day without having to stop and find an outlet to charge it with. And in addition to its neat halo keyboard which has a cool factor of about 100, it also lets you jot down notes on real paper with real ink.
This smart home hub helps you bring all your smart devices together so you can monitor, control, and automate your home from your phone while you’re trotting around Vegas (or anywhere else for that matter). Forget to turn off the lights? The SmartThings app takes care of that for you. At the moment, I’m using it to control the lights and get notified when my pet sitter comes and goes.
Really any battery pack will do, but this is an essential accessory that every conference attendee needs. This is especially true at a big conference like CES where the cellular networks get slammed, causing your phone battery to get depleted faster than usual. And finding an available outlet is generally a futile pursuit. So don’t leave home without one.
Vegas is generally a safe place, but being a woman, it’s always important to be prepared. That’s why I’m carrying around the Wearsafe tag to test. When activated, the Wearsafe tag connects to your phone to send audio from the scene to your friends and family. Your friends or family can then decide if it’s time to alert 911. And of course the Wearsafe is much more discrete to activate than a phone.
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