Treo Accessories | Travel Gear Essentials
Having moved between four hotels and friends’ places since arriving in California I have become deeply aware of the ton of ‘gear’ that I have been schlepping around.
Leaving aside all the non-Treo related stuff that I’m carrying around and which would likely make me a true ‘digital warrior’, I thought that this might be a good opportunity to run you through all of the Treo accessories that I have with me to help you think about what you might similarly need when travelling.
I have already written individually about most of the items below to the exception of the Sync & Charge retractable cable and the travel charger but this is my first post with a complete ‘travel solution’.
(Items below are listed from top left above and run clockwise)
palmOne Compact BT Wireless Headset
Notwithstanding the fact that I consider this Bluetooth handset to be among the best around from a functionality perspective it is also among the lightest particularly when you consider the fact that you will not be able to carry a separate charger as would be the case with all other headsets since you can use a standard Treo charger… In this respect, this is by far the best ‘travel’ headset.
Full review: New Treo Wireless Headset in Hand
palmOne Treo 650 Unlocked GSM
Where would I be or go without my beloved Treo 650…
Full review: Treo 650 _IS_ the Best Smart Phone in the World
3M Microfiber Lens Cleaning Cloth
Easy enough to keep in my pocket to clean my Treo as well as my sunglasses on a regular basis this combined with screen protectors is one of the most straightforward and useful accessories to keep the Treo screen protected and sparkling clean.
Full review: Dealing with the Oily
palmOne Extra Battery
When travelling I’m typically busy going from meeting to meeting and with little time to recharge my built-in battery so it makes sense to have a spare fully charged one about. The only thing that I wish ‘someone’ would come out with is a very simple portable battery charger like the one that I have for my Casio digital camera but which could be charged with a standard Treo charger…
palmOne Wireless Infrared Keyboard
Having evaluated the available Bluetooth keyboards I have decided to stick with this one even though it is some 50 grams heavier because I don’t have to fuss with additional batteries (AAA for the keyboard) nor about the additional Treo battery drain from using Bluetooth. As I mentioned before though, I do wish that palmOne would soon release an updated portable keyboard that incorporates the new Treo 650 connector + power point to charge the Treo while typing…
My whimsical super rich purple premium Kimono polyester Foof case originally designed for the iPod but which I’ve now adapted for use with my Treo and protects it against scratches when in a suit or jacket pocket.
Full review: A Treo 650 Case of Cases for All Cases
Although I could charge my Treo with the Sync & Charge cable (see below) the fact is that it’s often more hassle to pull my laptop and its charger out than to simply use this extremely lightweight travel charger.
Although the LifeDrive is now out sporting a 4GB built-in microdrive the fact is that I quite happily already carry 5GB with four SD cards which only weigh a fraction of this and are among the most robust pieces of storage you can get…
Full review: Finally, 5GB on my Treo (Sort of...)
SanDisk SD Card Reader
There’s really not much point having all of the above memory cards if I don’t happen to have a card reader for them so I chose one of the smallest that I could get my hands on.
Full review: Reading all my Cards
Seidio Retractable Sync & Charge Cable
An essential accessory whether you’re travelling or not, this retractable Sync & Charge cable which now finally also comes with a built-in Hotsync button is something that I typically have connected to my laptop’s USB port at all times and I would be extremely annoyed if I happened to misplace it.
Seidio 2–in-1 Retractable Headset
There are three things that make my retractable headset special. 1) it has a 2.5mm plug so no separate adapter is required; 2) the retractable cord is ‘heaven’ because I detest messy cables and 3) you can listen to music and still reiceive a call. Since the Treo is my preferred mp3 player it’s only natural that this headset follows me wherever I go…
Seidio Shield Holster
It’s not much to look at but I have grown increasingly fond of my Seidio Shield holster which I was using throughout much of last week’s conference and also now since I did not bring my Covertec case. It’s light, robust and easy to store which makes it ideal to carry during my trips.
Full review: A Treo 650 Case of Cases for All Cases
Headphone Adapter (Not Shown)
I forgot to picture it but I also carry a 2.5mm to 3.5mm headphone adapter which I need for my amazing Bose Noise Cancelling Headset (which has fast become my most trusted plane and train travelling companion and which I will review fully separately).
New Feature! You can now add one or all of the products listed below directly to your shopping cart in the Treonauts Store (you can always remove them later) thus hopefully saving you a lot of time in the process:
Treonauts like to be fully geared up…