iPad travel tip

Yesterday, I purchased a ‘Camera Connector Kit’ for the iPad, so that while at Lotusphere 2012 I can pull photos off the camera and immediately work with them on the iPad. All good fun.

One of the two connection options one gets with the CCK is a USB port, designed to allow the camera to be plugged in directly with needing to remove the SD card. So I thought to myself … what happens if I plug the USB half of my Plantronics wireless headset into that? Lo and behold, there was rejoicing in heaven and on earth: it works! So now I have a nice way of making comfortable and private Skype calls from the iPad.

All good, given that I shall be laptop-less at #ls12 this year for the first time. I still have to suffer the indignity of using LogMeIn (or similar) to remote onto a real computer in order to be able to use a Notes client. But there are very few (albeit some) reasons why I would need to do that. And my hand luggage will be a LOT lighter than usual :-)

7 comments

    1. Most probably won’t work with the iPhone. As soon as you connect the Connector Adapter into the iPhone you get a message that it wasn’t designed to work wit that device (iPhone4).

      But thanks about the idea with the headset. Never would have tried that ;-)

  1. ” I still have to suffer the indignity of using LogMeIn (or similar) to remote onto a real computer in order to be able to use a Notes client. But there are very few (albeit some) reasons why I would need to do that.”

    Dude did you just diss the Notes client?

    M$ fan & colleague of mine Matt read way too much into that :-)

    1. “Dude did you just diss the Notes client?”
      Hah! No, not intentionally. It was the pain of navigating remotely around a large-resolution screen using a mouse-less iPad that I was referring to.

      Matt needs to take two or three chill-pills of the Yellow variety (get ‘em while you can) :)

  2. When I first bought the camera kit I was able to plug a card reader in to the USB Adapter and load pictures on to the iPad that way, in one of the OS upgrades Apple closed that loophole and now I need to connect to my camera directly (My SLR unfortunately uses CF not SD)

    Thanks for the tip about the headset though, good to know

  3. FYI – I use use Citrix Receiver and can access my entire Windows desktop on my iPad, including Notes Client and all apps. As for a mouse, the Receiver allows my iPhone to connect over BT as a trackpad… Sweet!

    Would love to demo to you at LS12 but I’m not going to LS12….. cutbacks… ;-(

    Have a Great Conference.

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