Laptop-free travel is a dream of a lot of us who want to lighten our loads. One of the things that a lot of columnists and writers point to as alternatives are the multimedia storage storage devices like the Epson P6000/P7000.
These are phenomenal little units, and I carry one along even when I have a laptop as a backup. But carrying one of these units in lieu of a laptop isn’t really going to help you as redundant backup unless you do one of three things:
- Don’t re-use your cards during the trip, so you’ve got a copy of your “take” on the Epson and a copy on the cards.
- Buy two Epsons (!) so you have your redundant backup. It’s an elegant, if somewhat expensive, solution.
For the third, most reasonable, and totally undercovered solution in almost every review and Epson marketing piece of these multimedia storage units, hit the next page. (more…)