I travel a lot, and I often get asked how I do it, how I keep up with life back home, how I stay sane. Here’s a quick list that I take with me every time, whether I’m traveling with the kids or not.
FitBit – This doesn’t really need much introduction as it’s so popular these days. It helps me track my heart rate, steps and encourages me to walk and climb stairs. A definite exercise motivator.
Airport Express – Apple’s Airport Express functions as a wireless base station in its own right. Just plug that Ethernet cable into the box and the box into an unoccupied outlet. It makes it easy to keep my computer charged. List price: $99.
MacBook Air – Speaking of my computer….I love my MacBook Air. It’s a razor thin masterpiece of industrial design that, in ways large and small, favors elegance over practicality. It has weathered all sorts of travel – domestic and international – and is as endurable as they come. List price: $1799.
myCharge – Whenever I’m traveling, I find my cell phone losing battery way too quickly, especially for someone tweeting, Facebook’ing, taking photos and recording information in my phone as much as I am. myCharge uses Parallel Charging Technology simultaneously charges a mobile device and the charger at the same time, minimizing total charge time, and it’s very portable and easy to use. They’re also reasonably priced, ranging from $99.00 to $129.00. This device has saved me many times over.
Whispernet – I love to read while traveling. Amazon’s built-in wireless service that delivers books on demand in seconds. Once connected, you can browse the Amazon store, purchase and download books directly via 1-click, and access Web content.
Disclosure: I was provided with a myCharge to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.