CES 2019 is just around the corner, and for the first time, we’re going to cover one of the most famous electronics show in the world. Apart from covering the event, particularly and exciting things that MSI are launching in the show, we’re going to take side trips around the country to visit some folks and friends!
Today, we’re giving you a peek at the stuff we’re bringing to USA when we cover CES 2019 and visit our relatives and friends! The list below includes items that we usually bring whenever we travel abroad for work and leisure.
Our CES 2019 coverage is sponsored by MSI Gaming / MSI Philippines.
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin
Yes, we’re bringing an MSI laptop not because it’s proper but we know that it’s more than capable enough to let us produce content during CES. GS65 isn’t just stealthy thin but it also packs the necessary components that can satisfy every gamer or content producer.
GS65 is among the few laptops that launched in 2018 that features 144Hz panel, which is definitely a big deal for gamers. Armed with 8th Gen processor and GTX 10 GPU, this laptop is ready to bring gamers to greater heights. Oh, and before I forget, this also features a SteelSeries per-key RGB keyboard for aesthetically pleasing gaming experience.
The fact that 2 of our editors purchased Canon M50s this year is a testament that it highly impressed us. Armed with Digic 8 image processor and 24.1MP CMOS sensor, Canon M50 has everything we need to produce our contents.
As our main coverage camera, we’re bringing a few lens that will allow us to shoot in either normal and wide angle shots.
- Canon EF-S 24MM f/2.8 STM (on EF-M to EF-S converter)
- Canon EF-M 11-22MM f/4-5.6
- 7artisans EF-M 25MM f/1.8
It isn’t just the best-valued camera we’ve ever used for our content production, it’s also something that we use to fuel our filmmaking passion.
This was an insta-buy for me. Announced in November 2018, Osmo Pocket is a product engineered with all the good things that DJI has made over the years. The 3-axis gimbal works like magic and the ability to shoot 4k at 60fps make it one of the best portable cameras that anyone can bring.
At CES 2019, I’m going to use the Osmo Pocket for establishing shots and b-rolls at the event to virtually put you into the scene.
I don’t want dangling microphone cables when covering events. For that reason, I thought of investing on a budget wireless microphone that I can use on my Canon M50. The SR -WM4C is perfect for what I need, and it didn’t cost me an arm and a leg to buy one (less than PhP7,000).
Should I need to use a wired microphone for interviews, then this is where my Saramonic SmartRig+ will come in very handy. This will allow me to use 4 wired microphones simultaneously on a single camera.
I’m bringing my Cherry Roam to the US! I currently have PhP1,800 remaining credits, and I can easily top this up using myPayPal account. There are various plans to choose from when using this internet roaming device in the US. With PhP5,500 credits, I can basically use 2x 5GB during the duration of my trip for a total of 10GB data allocation at 4G speeds. If we compare this to T-Mobile Tourist Plan, which I can avail at either in LAX or McCarran airport, it costs $30 for a 2GB Plan at 4G speeds. Once data allocation is depleted, speeds is reverted to 3G speeds (but with uncapped data allocation).
Cherry Roam works mostly like a pocket WiFi, except that this one is powered by a SIM-less solution from GlocalMe, which allows it to connect to any partner network around the world, automatically selecting the one with the strongest signal. It’s also fitted with a 4-inch touch display that allows you keep track of your data usage via the CherryRoam app, and can also accommodate up to 5 devices connected simultaneously.
You may also purchase data packages for your trip through the app. Available payment methods are Credit Card, or via PayPal. Rates start for as low as PhP250 for 1GB, valid for 3 days.
Apple iPhone XS Max
As Apple’s current top of the line model, the iPhone XS Max offers performance, power and longer battery life than its previous iterations. It has all the applications that I will use during my trip, and with my Smart Postpaid SIM connected via roaming, I can freely use unlimited internet at PhP550/day. It’s fairly more expensive than what my Cherry Roam can offer, but it’s definitely good alternative when needed.
Alternatively, I will be bring the Huawei Mate 20 Pro as it’s SIM unlocked and also offers a better range of features and benefits.
d-power S15PD 24000mAh Powerbank
This is a must for all travelers! This 20000mAh powerbank from Thailand-brand d-Power offers the best amount of juice to power up all our devices. What’s even interesting about this powerbank is its power delivery feature, which allows it to charge compatible Type-C laptops and devices. It also compatible with Qualcomm QuickCharge and Huawei SuperCharge.
- Capacity: 20000mAh
- Battery: li-polymer battery*2pcs 9866108*2
- Input: DC 5V/9V/12V (QC3.0; PD3.0 MAX18W)
- Output: Type- C: DC5V3A/9V2A/12V1.5A
- (PD3.0 & QC2.0 & 3.0 & SCP & PE3.0; MAX18W)
- USB A(Orange): DC5V3A/9V2A/12V1.5A(qc2.0&3.0&SCP&PE3.0,MAX18W)
- USB B(Green): DC5V1A
- Material: PC+Metal Plastic
- Size: L142*D74.5*H17.5(mm)
Bose QuietComfort 35
I have been using this more than 2 years now, and I consider it as my constant travel buddy. It features the best noise cancelling features in the market, and with latest companion app that’s compatible with iOS and Android, I can control the level of noise cancelling on the fly.
The Nintendo Switch was our best purchase in 2017. With this device, I can play my favorite game re-releases like Diablo 3 Dark Souls 3 on the go. Who would have thought that I’d be able to go back to Tristram and defeat the forces of evil anywhere I want, or even battle with over 70 fighters with Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.