Mike Outmesguine’s blog entry ‘Sony PSP goes cellular using a JunxionBox gateway’ just reminded me of a really cool idea. At the Mobile media conference he showed us the Junxion Box which is a Wi-Fi to cellular gateway. Meaning you can get a wi-fi connection for your laptop anywhere a EVDO cellular connection is available. I had heard about the DIY Stomp Box that does the same thing, but hadn’t seen the cool commercial one. He also brought a backpack with photovoltaic panels on it. A solar backpack to power your mobile electronics! He casually challenged us to imagine what the future of media creation would be like if grassroots journalist had this gear. So in the spirit of this and because I love lists/howtos. Here is the Ultimate Mobile Audio Creation Kit. It always could be done cheaper, but this is the ULTIMATE kit.
1) Laptop w/wi-fi – pick your flavor, i like macs
Apple PowerBook 12″ 1.5GHz small screen is light
3) Audio Recording Device
Marantz PMD 660 – solid state, no moving parts, records to uncompressed wav on CF cards, low impedance mic inputs, USB
Shure SM58, unidirectional (cardioid) dynamic, low impedance, bulletproof
Extreme Isolation Headphones – block out all that unwanted noise in public spaces with these bad boys.
4) Solar Backpack
The Voltaic Backpack
5) Cables – audio, power, usb, powerstrip, etc.
Now if I only had all this stuff so I could write a howto on using it all together. Hint, Hint! 🙂