Last week, I discussed my primitivo royale writer’s tools to maximize time. Now here is my concept survival kit, because I have yet to purchase any of these, because I had to fill my room with essentials first.
I believe that the tech-savvy writer has to have the best tools of the trade in order to do his or her job excellently. These tools, these gadgets do not have to be the top-of-the-line branded stuff, but as long as they:
- are sturdy, durable, and will last you at least two years
- deliver decent to great output
- serve their purpose and more..
..then they are top-notch in my book. More so if they are as hot as this baby that I deem essential to my career, and am actually aiming to get.
I believe that a writer/blogger, when offline, has to have these essentials:
- A DV Camera. Blogs like Froodee.com or Travelogger.com thrive on what the “real world” has to offer. A writer can’t very well capture the “real world,” unless he or she has a Digital Video Cameral, or at least..
- A Digital Camera. My weapon of choice when it comes to these are the small ones. I would like one of them Aiptek pen cameras, but a Sony Digital Camera, especially that one in pink, seems sooo much more attractive.
- A voice recorder. With mp3 players integrating voice recording functions in one small gadget, I wonder if those stand-alone voice recorders are still needed at all. In fact, you can even use your own cellular phone in recording conversations!
- An ultraportable laptop or a Blackberry-type device (a PDA with a keypad), for “emergency” inspiration moments. I have never been one for PDA’s, simply because they are too cumbersome to use, due to the touch screen navigation. Add to that the fact that my best friend’s PDA’s LCD actually bled and “died” one day even though she just left it in her bag, as usual, I had developed an aversion to PDA’s since. Sure, prior to that I also wanted a Palm of my own. But after she and I needed to scour our provincial city for someone who could fix it, only to be told that it would need around the same amount it took to buy the entire unit itself to have it fixed, I was so aghast, I didn’t desire a PDA that intensely anymore. In the moments that I would desire a PDA, these were either because I wished I had a Bible in different versions at that instant, or when I sorely needed a place to put in e-books to kill time.
But with the way that technology trends have moved towards all-in-one devices, I guess the writer only needs a cellular phone and he or she can have all these. But since in my country the only things the hardened thieves know how to steal are cellular phones, it’s not really a practical solution for me.
Aside from the fact that I still want an iPod Touch or an iPhone, I think these two babies would surely address my needs neatly:
And with that, I shall work on, to be able to get me both of those.. Eventually. :p