Travelling with your own portable media system

Having just returned from a 2-week backpacking trip in China, I was dying to catch up with all the backlogged episodes of my favourite TV series. The weekend getaway to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort meant I was going to not going to be able to catch up on the episodes until the following week.

But what if I can bring my own portable media system along with me? The tech geek in me started thinking…

To put together a portable media system, I will need:

  1. A media player that connects to the TV’s HDMI port;
  2. A storage device to hold all the episodes of TV series that I intend to watch;
  3. Something to control the media player wireless (because I don’t want to get out of bed to the media player to navigate every time an episode ends)

After looking through all the gadgets in my possession, I shortlisted the following candidates. A Rikomagic MK802IIIS Android-powered media player, a RC11 Air Mouse and a Seagate Wireless Plus portable hard drive.

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The Seagate Wireless Plus hard drive stores all my video files and through the wi-fi hotspot that the hard drive creates, the MK802IIIs is able to connect and access the files wirelessly. Having the Air Mouse means I’m able to control the media player without leaving my bed.

Here’s how my setup looks like when everything’s connected. Sure beats watching shows through a tablet.

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I was able to watch quite a number of episodes of my favourite shows during my weekend getaway at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort.

What do you think of my set-up?

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