Paperless office on the go
- A laptop with a "brick" power supply. A Linksys wireless and a 3G telephone card. A tablet laptop would be nice but for the time being the prices are disouraging.
- Canon camera that can upload pictures via USB directly to the laptop. Another "brick" power supply for Canon.
- Sony Portable Reader for crucial b&w documents converted to lrf or png (and some books for leisure). 2 Gb memory card. No power supply necessary for browsing 7000 pages.
- Archos 704 wifi for crucial color documents converted to pdf or png (and some movies for leisure). 80 Gb hdd. A small power supply (battery life is for about 5 hours).
- A Casio compact camera with a 2 GB SD card. No power supply needed for a few hundred shots - enough for a week long business trip.
- A small external SD card reader to move the pictures from the camera SD card to Archos (for Sony the SD card itself with all the pictures can be inserted directly).
In addtion, for both big and small offices on the go one needs a cellphone and a small power supply again.
A bit of advice:
When cosidering a compact camera for the small office-on-the-go try to find a camera with direct usb connection, unlike Casios that are very compact but require a cradle and a power supply.
I hope that in a year or two a color e-ink tablet with 7" screen, long battery life and 3G (etc.) connection will replace dozens of today's devices using "crippled operating" systems..