There was once a time when the only high-tech device in my suitcase was a travel alarm clock. I rarely travelled outside North America with any other electronic devices as the difference in voltage and plug types made it a big hassle. In those days I travelled pretty light.
Times have changed. Now I can’t leave home (even for a weekend) without a whole suitcase full of gadgets that I somehow believe that I cannot live without.
The Travel Alarm Clock is no longer required as many of my other devices have that functionality and most hotels do offer wake-up calls so I have that base covered. But why do I need all these other things? Are they just toys or do I really need them for survival? (more…)