To stay 8 hours in a plane isn’t fun for anyone. Especially not for a kid. To stay sane on a direct flight from Oslo to New York you have to bring every possible time killer available. No comparison necessary, the winner was the new iPod with video playback. Loaded with lots of Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Teletubbies etc.
Only one problem. It gives you 4-5 hours of video playback on one charge. As mentioned earlier – I’m in the US. It’s gadget time. CompUSA to the rescue. A little external box from Griffin Technologies. It’s called TuneJuice and is yours for $14.90 right now. One standard 9V battery gives you about 4 hours of extra juice.
I also considered a box from Belkin running on four AA batteries giving more power, but went for the small Griffin box after reading some reviews. Of course I can’t give you a proper description of my experience yet. You’ll have to wait until I have done the hard test: 3 + 8 hours on a plane on my way back from Florida to Oslo…
Coming up soon on eirikso.com:
– My experience in converting DVD and video to iPod files
– The Griffin PowerMate – why I love this little wheel
– Sleeptracker – does it work?
…and other stuff that I for some reason want to share. 🙂
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Nice picture…. though you masking skills in Photoshop sucks! 😉
Skills, time and equipment. Whatever. Actually, I can do this better, but not in the 30 seconds I used when adjusting this picture. And – without my Wacom tablet I feel a little crippled when working in Photoshop… 🙂
So I totally agree, the work on this particular picture really sucks.
Masking with a mouse is like… uhm… masking with a mouse.
Or a brick.
And here we’re talking a tiny optical logitech travel mouse…
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Nice that the extra power is not so huge. Hopefully, these will get even smaller.
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Thats really nice and most important, it takes almost no space in compairson to how how usefull it is.. 🙂