This is nuts. Look what I am traveling with: 1)Macbook Air, 2) iPad, 3) Kindle Fire, 4)Kindle, 5), iPhone , 6) iPod Touch and 7) AppleTV. In addition I carry various thumb drives, a digital camera and wear a flitbit. And guess what? They all do different things well.
Fantastic computer! It is my main squeeze. I connect it to a cinema display, blue-tooth keyboard, mouse and track-pad when I am home. It serves as my office computer. Before the most recent model which uses SSD memory, I had a Macbook Pro for my desktop and a Macbook Air as my portable computer. But the newest version of the Air has enough power and I eliminated my Macbook Pro. Actually it is part of my music studio.
I mostly use the iPad as a media device. I watch TV remotely via the sling player, use HBOGO, the DirecTV app etc. I do read books on it when I need back lighting and will watch TV programs, podcasts and iTunes University while flying on a plan. I also use it to look at twitter when I am having breakfast, or read the New York times. I rarely read my email on it and I almost never create anything on it.
Just go this. Frankly, it is the only one on the list I do not really need. I got it, to understand it’s role better. I think the the combination of its $200 price point and the Amazon Eco System will make it a winner. I am not sure I will keep using it but we will see.
I love my Kindle. I have had every model. I read mostly on the kindle. I love its light weight and its non reflective screen. It is the only device I can read with while in bright sun light. I don’t do anything more than read on it. But I am glad that Amazon makes it possible for me to move between the Kindle, iPad with the Kindle App and the Kindle Fire and even keeps track of what page I am on.
Love my iPhone. It is always with me. I use it to check email when I am out and about. I use finding all kind of info (maps, google, yelp etc). It is of course my phone (voice and text). But I also skype and Facetime on it.
I really don’t need this one but I have had it for a long time. I use it when I want to listen to podcasts or music and don’t want to take my phone (mostly when I am abroad). I like it size. I also like that I would not be very upset if I lost it since I have had it for years.
I bring an AppleTV with me when I travel so I can connect to hotel Flat Panel Displays (if they have HDMI) and watch movies that are either stored on my Macbook Air or streaming over the net. I can also watch podcasts and share video and play my music through the sound system of the hotel room.