Wireless Train Travel

Written by  //  October 20, 2011  //  Electronics & More, Land Travel, Product Reviews, Travel Journals  //  1 Comment

wireless train travel

Comfortable space and web access make train travel an attractive option.  You can both work and play.

I really enjoyed using my iPod Touch on our Portland trip.  The large drop-down table served as a good desk, with plenty of room for my folding keyboard and its stand.  Using the Pages app, I could draft blog entries without worrying about losing connections.  Wi-Fi was available when I wanted it.

(Kyanne was web surfing, so preferred to rely on her 3-G connection, which seemed a bit more steady.)

We also used the mobile devices to read books downloaded with a Kindle app.  The 2″ x 3″ screen takes a little getting used to, but soon it becomes second-nature to click the side to advance.  The screen holds about 60-70 words, about as many as in this paragraph.  Easy reading on a lighted screen.

As a smart-device novice, I have trouble surfing the web on a small screen.  If I don’t have reading glasses with me, it’s especially difficult.  Despite Scottevest’s having made a special pocket, I would not want to lug around iPod.  I plan to write on the road and want a traditional keyboard.  (And I can freeload on Kyanne’s better eyes and more nimble fingers for the searches we need.)

 

One Comment on "Wireless Train Travel"

  1. Greg Paulson January 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm · Reply

    If you do need to carry a portable electric shaver, the Philips Norelco cordless shavers will hold a charge for up to two months. On a recent trip of 40 days I did not need the charger or cord (or converter.)

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