The mobile phone would have to be a smart phone, e.g. an iPhone
Exactly Chrisf, plus I can use the business center computer if I needed to!
Me too! I now have an Android and plan to leave the computer at home for my next trip. I will see how well I do. Yes, you can use a business center if you really need a computer.
agreed, i can do without the laptop, but would need my smartphone for email/phone/internet
I can do without the phone. When I travel that's exactly what I want to do-not have a phone attached to my ear. In fact, it irritates me when I am around people who cannot part from their phones and are constantly talking or playing games. That is why I vacation separately from my wife and youngest son. But then I suppose I am the oddball on this planet.
You're not the oddball. It is so irritating to be in a waiting room having my car fixed and engrossed in a program that I've been watching almost to the end only to have a loud cell phone talker come in, plop himself down and engage in conversation with no regard to anyone else. Driving and someone's talking or texting on the phone (even though that's illegal here now) so that they are swerving or, more likely, driving slowly even when in the passing lane. In the grocery line and actually start making a call just as they're about to be checked out so they hold up the line.
The rudeness and danger list goes on and on.
That doesn't even mention that they are putting others and themselves in danger in a myriad of ways just because they aren't aware of what's going on around them.
AAA has a new program that gives out a bumper sticker about using the phone and driving that I intend to get to put on my car.
I am with you, Joe... I was recently walking through ATL and looked up to see a woman glued to her cell checking emails or something headed straight for me. I stopped dead still when she was 10 feet away and stood there. She actually bumped into me, looked up in surprise, then acted as if I had done something wrong. I see way too much of this type of behavior - people stopping in the middle of an aisle, holding up the TSA or ticket counter line, etc. just because they can't get their face out of the phone. Then you have the "Kenny Tarmack" types who talk on their cells so loud you can't hear the announcements at your gate and he's three gates away!
I'll step off my soapbox now and let someone defend those actions...
Would be very interesting to run this again to see whether people's preferences have changed - I suspect if I had been a member 5 years ago my answer then would be different from now....
i usually bring my i phone and i pad rarely my laptop
My tablet, without a doubt. I can also use it as a kindle to read with and a tv when connected to wi-fi. My mobile phone bill last month was less than £6 so you can tell how much I use it. Also, my wife and I always travel together and she cannot be out of touch with the children, so she will always have her phone and she can tell me what I need to know.
Actually, if I could bring only one thing it would have to be my golf clubs!
mustanggt, so if they held you to a single "device," which club? Your 7 iron?
Well thats the most versatile
Actually nationwide, my favorite club in the bag is my 60 degree wedge. It saves me two or three strokes per round...I can hit it high and land it like a butterfly with sore feet!
I have a favorite club too, it's my hybrid. It's funny, I asked John Mahaffey at this year's Masters what his favorite club was. His response resonated with me. He said, "You can't have a favorite. You have to love them all the same, because when you are under pressure, you can't be wishing you had a different club in your hands." I liked his response a lot... still love my hybrid though.
mustanggt I really try to avoid having to hit the 60 degree too much as it normally means I've short sided myself. But then again from 80 yds it's money.
My favorite club is any that works the best on any day.
I don't own a tablet. My gf got one from work, which floats around the house, but we never take it with us.
When travelling, especially for business, I need both my phone and laptop.
I'm not the kind of guy that makes phone calls anywhere. I pick up to see if it's anything urgent, but I'll be the first to ask if I can call the person back later when I can have a more appropriate moment. I also communicate a lot through text messages.
However, there is a very stupid bug in my current Android version that doesn't allow me to synchronize emails over data and even on WiFi it has a mood swings about wanting to sync. My laptop is thus essential for exchanging emails (even when no WiFi, I can put my phone in tethering mode). Also, my laptop is essential for troubleshooting AV issues or replacing clients laptops in their presentations (either buggy or over-secured by the IT department to make it impossible to arrange for proper video playback).
Heck, when travelling for work, most of the time I even bring a wireless router, which has saved conferences in the past when the venue WiFi was flaky at best.
I had a similar problem with my Droid a few system updates back and I'm fairly certain you have already done this, but maybe not. I called Verizon my carrier and they ran me through some setup things that got changed slightly with the update and bingo, emails worked fine again.
I didn't get my phone from my provider, so I doubt that they can help me.
When trying to get Android support, I got directed to the manufacturer of the physical device, Samsung. Their tech rep couldn't fix it and said I had to contact the Android team at Google. However, they can't be contacted directly and Samsung doesn't have contact info either. Stuck in a communications loop.
I am always having problems going through airport security because of the number of devices that I carry - I suspect I have a bit of a high-tech hoarding problem. I typically will take my small laptop (detachable tablet screen), iPad, Kindle Fire, Android phone (and spare Android phone) and two ipods. Together with all of the cables, backup power and adapters this takes some time to unload to go through the scanners etc. Each time I tell myself "next time you really don't need all this stuff" but when packing I really can't see how I can manage with less. There's probably a medical term for this disease and some form of rehab that I can attend!
Norman, you need medical help!
Wow, you really do carry tons of techy things. What does the Kindle Fire do, that the small laptop or iPad can't? I have a kindle paper white but only use it for books. When I don't have it, I can read the books on my iPhone or at my desk on my computer from the cloud reader. 2 iPods, you must have a ton of music...or pictures...or games? LOL
The way I justify it (to myself) is:
The Kindle Fire is absolutely perfect for reading on flights and for doing Sudoku, it slips into my pocket and if I damage it replacement is pretty cheap. The two iPods is simply a matter of backup (they are both full, entirely music and podcasts). I never watch in flight movies or use the entertainment system, so while doing the aforementioned Sudoku or reading I like listening to music. I need the laptop (which is also a tablet) because I need to do word processing / spreadsheets etc and as for the iPad - do you know, I've never known why I needed that since they insisted I had one at work 3 years ago. I suspect that its usefulness can be measured by the fact that when I retired 18 months ago they also insisted that I keep it.
Get a new iPod with a bigger memory or just decide which one will be most useful whilst away and only take one. Get a mingle fire with a bigger memory so you can put the music on it so you can listless to your music whilst doing Sudoku on the same device. What are you doing working (spreadsheet etc) when you are supposed to be on holiday. Bin the lap top ( too heavy to cart around anyway). Absolutely no need for both a kindle fire and an iPad. For me the Fire wins so leave the iPad at home. You will the have enough room in your second Ryanair piece of hand luggage for an extra pair of swimming trunks and a couple more pairs of socks. Far more important than all that high tec gubbins!
hahahaha! nice gift there!
Try going through security with 5 laptops!
I needed 5 trays for all my carry-on items. The rest of the Nexus line didn't seem too pleased.
That is a great photo there......:)
Yes, but security came immediately running to me that pictures were not allowed there. I'm such a terrorist.
hahahaha!!! too funny!!! Glad you at least got this one!
Respect! My record to date is 4 trays!
I've not heard of the "Hmm" device.......please inform!!
Like most I would need my phone which provides all the technology I need when traveling including streaming and reading books. Usually, I bring my IPAD because it easier to use when looking up items or just connecting to the internet and it does not take up a lot of space.
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