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The Writer Essentials Bag (For Android Users)

I happened across this article from Lifehacker a little while back. It got me thinking; I enjoy Apple products but they're far outside of my price range. I glimpsed a thousand dollar iPad in Staples the other day. I balked so loud that the store associate asked if I was okay.

This is my writing setup. It's affordable and lets me get the job done.

  • KAKA Laptop Backpack
  • HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
  • LG V10 Phone
  • LG G Pad X 10.1

1). KAKA Laptop Backpack ($31, Amazon)

This sturdy, rugged backpack can handle anything I throw at it, Multiple inside pockets and two exterior side pouches hold all of my electronics, chargers, whatever I've packed for lunch, and even my gym clothes if I want to sneak in a workout on the day job.

2). HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC ($478 Recertified, Walmart)

Perhaps the best, cheap little laptop I've ever owned. I've since invested a further sixty dollars to upgrade the memory to sixteen gigs, and there's been a drastic increase in performance since then. The laptop is a few years old and not only supports all of my writing effort, but long WoW marathons, too. Despite its age I have no plan to upgrade anytime soon.

3). LG V10 Phone ($694, AT&T)

Phones like this exist to remind you that there is a world of quality smartphones not named Samsung. A wide screen and expandable storage make this the perfect, on-the-go writing tool. The second screen at the top make accessing your favorite apps easy.

NOTE: I like this phone, but I plan to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 as soon as they solve that pesky little exploding issue.

4). LG G Pad X 10.1 ($309, Amazon)

When you don't want to use the phone but don't feel like pulling out the laptop, there's this tablet. This handy little case makes it perfect for writing at a slant or watching netflix for when you know, you're "doing research".

This entire setup, complete with apps like Kindle, Google Keep, and Jotterpad, will run you about $1,500, or substantially less up front of you get plan from AT&T.

This is how I work.

Thanks for reading.

Avery K. Tingle is the author of scifi/romance the Anniversary. Titles are available on Nook and Kobo too. If you’re new to Kobo, you can get both stories for free!
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