Forbes recently published a story about a few various electronic devices that travelers are starting to pack with their luggage, from Blackberry’s and high-end stereo headphones, laptop’s and even LCD projectors. Why the rise in tech toys on the road? They give two reasons:
First, the seemingly inexhaustible ability of the electronics industry to cram lots of processing power into tiny products has created items that are small and actually useful – there are notebook computers as powerful as desktops and phones with much of the functionality of PCs.
Second, the swift expansion of high-speed wireless technology across the country and around the world has made it easy to remain connected on the road.
I have yet to meet a traveler with their own LCD projector, though it’s rare to meet one without some sort of music player. This is either an “old-school” walkman or more likely, an MP3 player filled with tracks from home.