MWC 2016: What's in my bag?

MWC 2016: What's in my bag?
Another month, another tradeshow. Just like the beginning of every year in the past, the first two months are big tradeshow months in the industry. While CES caters to the general field of the consumer electronics segment, MWC is specifically centered on all things mobile – and boy is it a show. For myself and my colleagues, it’s widely perceived as the ‘big show,’ one that’s filled with buzzing news surrounding all-things mobile related.

With each passing tradeshow, I’m realizing more and more about the benefits of traveling lightly, especially when you’re shuffling from place to place in a short period of time. During this most recent CES, which happened just a little over a month ago at this point, I shared with you folks what I brought along for the event – showing everything that I could fit into my backpack. Indeed, I was impressed by how I was able to back so minimally for a tradeshow, but rest assured, I’m always anticipating on outdoing myself.

That brings me to MWC 2016, which is now only a few days away at this point. Of course, we expect some banging news out of the show, so the anticipation is building up to a feverish reach. Just as before, I’m packing as light as possible – more so with this one because I’m mostly relying on my two feet and mass transportation to get around. So, that brings me to this: What’s in my bag for MWC 2016?

And for those of you curious about my gear, I’ll have the links to where you can buy them in the slideshow.



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22 Comments

1. donrox

Posts: 201; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

$$$...

2. TyrionLannister unregistered

You don't have a proper laptop to render videos? There are ultraportable laptops like razor blade 14 who can render proper videos. Or at least a surface book.

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Surface Book with an SSD upgrade would be suitable. Current SSD write speeds aren't that impressive. Surface Pro 4 isn't suitable for 4K renders tho.

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

Surface book will be suitable for 1080p. But considering he wants to work with 4k(panasonic GH4), he will need at least a pretty badass windows laptop, or a macbook with final cut pro X. Regarding SSDs, I don't think you can put an NVMe based SSD on surface book. SATA based SSDs are already getting bottlenecked due to limitations. M.2 can be to the rescue but they are ridiculously expensive.

13. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Razer Blade cost $2k and i doubt he has the max spec version of the surface pro 4($1.7k) I know he's going to be working with 4k but no one wants to pay that much for a portable device just for processing 4k content. 4k captured content, downscaled to 1080p is better than straight up 1080p captured content and you don't need such a badass computer to accomplish that.

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

Razor blade is a much better laptop overall, not just processing 4k. And yes, it will at least be 3-4x faster in rendering. Besides, if cost is a barrier, he wouldn't have bought a super expensive surface pro anyway. Even a 256 GB( which you shouldn't be using to store 4k videos) i5 variant costs 1400$ with keyboard dock. And the maxxed out variant costs 1900$ with keyboard. There are decently sized laptops under 1000$ with GTX 960M, if he was targeting price. My point being, surface pro 4 shouldn't be your machine for serious work which includes rendering in the heavily unoptimized premiere pro. They are meant for casual consumers. That's the reason surface book or razor blade exists.

16. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

The Razer Blade is a much better laptop, I actually thought about buying a Razer Blade Pro once but that was before they decide to give the smaller Blade the better graphics card. I assume he got the pro 4 for its thin profile which is ideal for light traveling. Honestly, if he paid over $1k for the surface pro 4 he just did it cause he wanted it lol. I would never buy a surface or anything like it, I only buy gaming oriented laptops and pcs because they are the best.

19. Fellwalker

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

He does say he wants to use it as a tablet,and it comes with a pen. Which razer doesn't. I'd never heard of the razer blade so looked it up. 4720HQ desktop processor rather than 6600U,so quad rather than dual, though old generation. Damned expensive!

21. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yeah the razor blade is monster and has the price tag of one.

4. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

GH4 is nice, I would also look into Samsung NX1. One of the best cameras in 2015 with 4K capability.

5. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

I would carry a 35mm Kodak in a supermarket bag as long as I could be there in MWC.

6. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

I always wonder what the go-to phone is for tech review people. What actually sits in their pockets. Cuz surely that's the biggest sign of a good device. You guys have a giant choice but boop, that's the one you go to. I also feel delighted that I too have a 6P. I feel. Content.

7. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Most interesting is PA talks so much about iPhones camera capabilities . And often compares with professional cameras . But when come to practical use , they are using a pro cam for a pro job . This is my reply to the articles comparing smartphone camera with Pro Cams . Pro cameras are still way way better then phone's That's why they are called pro . Phone cams are for casual shooters like most of us .

9. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

No powerbanks PA? I am surprised

11. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Haha that thumbnail looked like a person dressed in black with a medivel looking helmit.

12. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Could have been tickets to the followers of phone arena

14. fyah_king unregistered

Ipad, iPhone 6s plus, iPad pro, Mac book and apple watch.:)

18. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

thats what I expect.. lol since someone said "iPhone can record better vids than DSLR", "iPad pro is pro enough for professional stuff", and stuff like that, lol.. but actually they are smart enough to bring proper gadget instead of fruity stuff :D

17. kakudiego

Posts: 123; Member since: May 21, 2014

can any otrer person cover this event??? john V. is THE worst reviewer ever!

20. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Atleast better than Mr. Ray...

22. Roshnishama

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

Surely it is very better!

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