I don’t know if I would classify my setup as a “workstation”, but I love to constantly downsize the devices I have to bring when I travel for work. This is especially true when I travel internationally where I don’t want to be encumbered with a laptop for security and mass transit reasons.
For the past year, I’ve mostly relied on an 8 inch windows tablet. On my latest international trip, I got away with bringing just a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to do my computing along with a pico projector, microUSB-hdmi cable, AC adapter, microUSB cable, bluetooth Stowaway mouse, and a folding bluetooth keyboard. This entire ensemble isn’t much larger/heavier than just the gigantic power supply that came with my work-issued laptop. The pico projector is fun to use, either for presentations or as a means of doing computing tasks on a large screen. What has allowed me to ditch the windows tablet more easily is the release of the latest beta of Office for Android. Since my work tasks are mostly centered around Word, Excel and Powerpoint, I don’t feel like I’m reliant on an actual windows machine anymore. Plus, if I do need some more serious number crunching power, I can always remotely login to my more powerful laptop using this setup.
Anyway, back to my current travel gear, the largest item is the folding bluetooth keyboard. So I’m really looking forward to replacing that with the TextBlade since that would further reduce the volume of the gear. Plus, that’s fewer AAA batteries I would have to bring since I’d plug the nano charger into the same phone charger.
What I’ve been searching for is an even smaller mouse. If something existed that was flatter or could flatten and can charge via USB, I think that would be perfect, I’ve looked at the MS Arc and the Mogo, and they’re not quite what I want. Perhaps WayTools could provide a solution in the future.
This is a fun topic, would be curious to know what you use for travelling.