Of the entire team, I tend to over pack. They are quite fond of pointing out how my computer bag usually looks like it’s about to burst at the seams. But when push comes to shove and I have that spare cable or memory card they need, they seem to get all quiet about it.
17-Inch MacBook Pro
My 17-inch MacBook Pro is my faithful companion and I do not look forward to the day that I have to replace it, especially since Apple discontinued this screen size. I am going to squeeze every second of life out of this one that I can.
Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0
I much prefer using a full-sized mouse over a trackpad any day of the week, and for whatever reason I love the Microsoft IntelliMouse. The speed of the trackwheel, the side buttons, it’s just my go to mouse and has been for years.
I love tablets, and the weight of the iPad Air has made it just super easy to keep with you at all times. It’s also a lot more practical than lugging a laptop with you everywhere you go on a show floor.
iPhone 5s (Sprint) LG G2 (T-Mobile)
Our phones are the quickest way for the team to communicate, so the majority of us carry more than one. The reason is it gives us the ability to always have a charged battery, and if one network is giving us a bad reception, we can switch to the other.
Anker Astro E5 15000mAh
A bit too heavy for carrying with you while you’re on the move, but it’s great for use back at our homebase and can charge up two devices at once.
Canon Rebel T3i
My go to camera for shooting stills, and if I need to film another team member on video it will do double duty.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20
I’m a huge fan of the Panasonic Lumix series, and as much as I love my T3i, it isn’t the friendliest camera to carry with you 24/7. I can carry the ZS20 in my pocket and use it on the fly should the need arise.
Bose QC 15 Headphones
These are primarily for the flights. I very rarely get to watch movies with my work schedule, so I save them up for flights. Next up, This is the End. They also come in handy for when you have to listen to a just recorded video on a noisy show floor.
I like to write things down the old fashioned way and I prefer using a steno pad. My fondness for the notebooks has become a bit of a joke in the company as Jon Rettinger has been known to say, “I don’t remember, but I’m sure it’s in Sean’s pad.” Sadly, it probably is. When I finish them, I file them.
Anker Astro Mini 3000mAh
My “on the go” battery pack. It’s small enough to take with me wherever I go and allows me to top up my devices while I’m walking between appointments and booth tours.
I believe in keeping my hands clean, and after touring a booth and touching gadgets 15 other people have touched in the last 20 seconds, hand wash is a must.
Bottle of Water
It’s rare to see me without some form of liquid close by, and while at CES it’s usually water… because the lines for Starbucks are awe inspiring.