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# 175160 19-Jun-2015 15:29
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So I have pretty much got my tech gear I need for a month away in the UK.
With most of my time spent at home these days I needed to get a few pieces.

The final item of the collection will be either a Ipad mini 3 or an Ipad Air 2. The latter is about a $100 more.

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The rest of my Traveling tech kit is:

Samsung ST150F camera
Sony Z Ultra phone
1 TB portable drive
13" macbook  air

Actually I could do without the Ipad (whichever I get) as I  have the Z Ultra. Just like the size of the Ipad for movies etc

I have a pair of TDK Noise suppression thingy earbuds. May look for headphones instead

and of course a jackson travel adapter for the UK so I am set I think?




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  # 1327890 19-Jun-2015 15:37
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Do you have the airline adaptor for your earphones?
You'd be gutted to hop on a plane an not have that.

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  # 1327891 19-Jun-2015 15:39
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Batteries, charger, powerbank...... load up GPS maps before arriving in the UK.





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  # 1328111 19-Jun-2015 21:48
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Isn't the gear cheaper in Europe than here?







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  # 1328138 19-Jun-2015 22:56
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Geektastic: Isn't the gear cheaper in Europe than here?


Sometimes they are and sometimes not . A lot of the gear i acquired I did so on the wonderful TM. Also I will be using some of it obliviously on the way there.




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  # 1328184 20-Jun-2015 07:37
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NZ multiboard so can charge multiple toys from single UK power point.

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  # 1328229 20-Jun-2015 10:03
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trig42: Do you have the airline adaptor for your earphones?
You'd be gutted to hop on a plane an not have that.

I didn't need it, the planes had the dual pin socket, but one was stereo. AirNZ and Virgin.




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  # 1328230 20-Jun-2015 10:07
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andrewNZ:
trig42: Do you have the airline adaptor for your earphones?
You'd be gutted to hop on a plane an not have that.

I didn't need it, the planes had the dual pin socket, but one was stereo. AirNZ and Virgin.


I recall a very uncomfortable flight on Air NZ in PE where some moron had placed the double pin socket on the inside edge of the seat arm so that it dug into my leg for 11 hours...!





 
 
 
 


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  # 1329043 22-Jun-2015 09:53
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iPad Air 2 any day of the week. It is better in virtually every respect to the iPad Mini 3 (unless you count pixel density, as the iPad Mini 3 has the same resolution on a smaller screen).




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Are you a big reader? If so I'd consider a Kindle, much nicer to read a book from than a phone or tablet.




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  # 1329054 22-Jun-2015 10:09
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Have you considered the older iPad Air 1, a lot cheaper and apart from a speed bump for things like games its basically the same. Same with the Mini 3 over the Mini 2, the only difference here is touch ID.
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geekiegeek: Have you considered the older iPad Air 1, a lot cheaper and apart from a speed bump for things like games its basically the same. Same with the Mini 3 over the Mini 2, the only difference here is touch ID.
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Much bigger difference between iPad Air 1 & 2 than there is between iPad Mini 2 & 3 (which I agree was a very lackluster upgrade from the Mini 2)

On board storage might be an issues though, iPad Air 1 and iPad Mini 2 are both only available in 16GB and 32GB now. I personally wouldn't go less than 64GB, and if watching movies is something it will be used for then 128GB might not be a bad idea (if you plan to store them on the device rather than stream them).




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afe66: NZ multiboard so can charge multiple toys from single UK power point.


We did this when we went to the US - with so many NZ devices to plug in and recharge it meant we could do many of them at the same time.

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keewee01:
afe66: NZ multiboard so can charge multiple toys from single UK power point.


We did this when we went to the US - with so many NZ devices to plug in and recharge it meant we could do many of them at the same time.


I use a 28,000 MaH battery that will charge 4 USB things at once up to iPad requirements. Very handy in places like airport waiting areas etc where plugs can be hard to find.







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geekiegeek: Have you considered the older iPad Air 1, a lot cheaper and apart from a speed bump for things like games its basically the same. Same with the Mini 3 over the Mini 2, the only difference here is touch ID.
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I like that idea an Ipad air 1 I will look and see if apple has any in their refurbished link Thanks




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  # 1329754 23-Jun-2015 10:11
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Paul1977: Are you a big reader? If so I'd consider a Kindle, much nicer to read a book from than a phone or tablet.


I am lazy these days and dont read many books mostly audio Luv My Audible! Unless you go for a Kindle "tablet" I dont think you can store and play audio on them ?




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