IPCPR 2019: What’s in My Bag — Charlie Minato


My bag for IPCPR 2019 is virtually identical to what I used to cover the 2018 trade show. I’ve actually reduced a few items but given the consistency, it seems I’ve found some sense of what works.

  • Tumi Tahoe Dale — I believe this is the third year of this Tumi backpack, which I still love for both its looks and storage capacity.
  • MacBook Pro 15” (2017) — In less than two years my MacBook Pro has taken a pretty good beating. I’m pretty sure the logic board needs to get replaced, something that will happen in the next month.
  • Think Tank Cable Management 10 V 2.0 — I really like the speed and flexibility of USB-C, but I still have to carry a lot of different cables.
  • Sony A7RIII + Sony 16-35 ƒ/2.8 — The Sony system is awesome and I love features like eye AF.
  • Sennheiser AVX — Our overpriced microphone solution is back for another year. This is probably what I receive the most compliments about.
  • Monopod — I’ve learned to love and hate the monopods, but they make the video a lot better.
  • Moleskine Reporter Notebook — This particular notebook will be retired after this year’s show.
  • Leuchtturm Medium Hardcover Lined Red — I keep this is my backpack year-round for notes.
  • Pilot Envelope Address Writing Gel Ink Pen — Part one of the pen duo.
  • Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 — Part two, now in even more colors.
  • Kershaw 7100BW Launch #1 — I’ve replaced the Gerber knife I used to use as my regular blade with this knife, which is notably larger.
  • Sony WH-1000MX3 — The other new item. I upgraded from the previous model. I’ve found myself using the headphones quite a bit during the show.
  • Boveda + Small Bag — Less samples, more space.
  • Business Cards
  • Bottled Water — Smart Water in my 1L preferred size.
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Charlie Minato
About the author

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.

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