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Hi there my name is Paul Harris I a final year product design student at Teesside University and I need some help. For my final year project I have decided to design a backpack for urban backpacking.

In summer I decided to go traveling round Europe as i was moving in to my final year and i would be moving in to full time employment when i thought this summer would be an ideal time to do so.

On my trip i found it very Convenient bringing my ipad along with me as i could use it to book hostels, watch movies and generally entertain myself on long train journeys and i was just wondering for the sake of my project how many other people considered or are considering bring there ipad tablet or netbook woth them on there journey

Any responses would be much appreciated.

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I’m glad you’re not an English major. I have considered bringing a tablet PC. Most people just zip it in a neoprene sleeve and pack it in their messenger bag.

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I’d definitely take the IPad.

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iPads are too big in my opinion. I would recommend a Playbook (my personal preference) or an android tablet. Can do the same (or more) stuff as an iPad at half the cost.

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Thanks for the info so far, the information provided, will be very helpful. Its good to know what range of devices people would take and how they would carry them

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We took our iPad and iTouch with us for our Christmas trip. I think my husband liked having the iPad more than I did, I would have been fine just with the little iTouch (and that’s all I carried).

When we were recharging, my husband went down to the hotel desk to ask if they happened to have an extra converter. The guy brought out a box with about 20 of them that past guests had forgotten, and just gave us one.

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I do travel with my laptop, but not everytime. I only travel with my laptop when I travel within the USA/Canada. I don’t bring it on long-haul trips, but I would consider it if I was going to be staying in a single place for a while (like a week.)

I don’t have an iPad or tablet device, and am not interested in buying one, since the newest smartphones (iPhones, Samsung Galaxy/Note/Nexus) cover all my needs.

I bring my android phone everywhere. I have a crappy one right now, but plan to upgrade soon to one of those new samsung ones that are basically cell phone-sized tablets. For me, the most important thing is itnernet access. I don’t care for movies while traveling, but having an e-book in my android device would be great too, as well as maps of cities/metro systems, etc, in my phone.


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I don’t like to travel along with gadgets.

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Hi again thank you all for your input so far its been very helpful and given me a few things to think about. I have few additional questions. to help me with my project.

What is your preferred method of travelling round Europe ?

If you were travelling with a device how would you store it ?

would you bring an additional battery pack for your device ?

Again any responses would be greatly appreciated.

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The best method depends on how you plan your trip, if your cities are all rather far away, plane would be a lot easier than train. Train is good if everything is generally close together, same goes for bus which is less comfortable and generally takes longer but is cheaper.

I would store it is something small that cushions it, I find a “shell” type cover would be too heavy and bulky.

Only if your battery is unreliable or you will be using it for long amounts of time (like over 8 hours) without access to a plug and you MUST have it with power at all times.

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I usually travel by train, but it’s a rare trip that doesn’t include some combination of ferry, bus, flight and rental car, too.

IPad has hard cover and soft zippered case. That goes in the daypack/carry-on. Most times I would have it with me, but it would occasionally be locked up at hotel/hostel.

I would not bring additional battery for IPad. I would have charger/power cord, appropriate adapter plug(s), camera card adapter gizmo, and earbuds, but the rest of the accessories would stay home.

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I find my Iphone does the trick. It alows me to stay connected and when I need to do some heavy duty typing, I go to an internet cafe.

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I travel by plane as it’s easier; I have a zippered case to carry my Ipad. I would bring charger only to charge my Ipad.