3 Tech Tools to Help You Travel Lighter

January 15, 2010 by  

During this past holiday season I spent about 18 days in Syracuse NY visiting family and friends.  I decided for the first time ever to travel for an extended holiday vacation without my laptop – having to walk through several airports lugging heave luggage I figured the less tech gear I had to take with me the better!  Thanks to two small pieces of technology (that fit in my pocket) and one service I use I was able to stay connected, entertained, and when needed – productive.

Watch this short video to learn more about how I took The Anywhere Office with me and was able to work from anywhere while traveling lighter than ever before!

Two things I forgot to mention in the video . . . The reason I have an iPod Touch and not an iPhone is because I refuse to switch from Verizon to AT&T as my cellphone provider.  I have been a loyal Verizon customer for years for two main reasons – excellent signal (I can make and receive calls from just about anywhere and almost never have a dropped call) and great customer service (sadly almost unheard of today).  The minute Apple gets smart and moves away from their exclusive deal with AT&T and brings the iPhone (or some variation of it) to Verizon I will be the first one in line to get one!

Also one additional app I use on my iPod Touch that really helped me stay in touch was Yahoo Messenger.  Yahoo is the main IM service I use and I was able to seamlessly stay connected using my iPod Touch so I didn’t miss any messages from my family, friends, and colleagues – simply awesome.

BTW – I shot this video using my new Flip UltraHD camcorder and the Gorilla Tripod – 2 more great portable pieces of technology I have!

Comment below and let me know what is the key technology you use to stay connected when on the road.

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  • I toyed with the idea of getting a ipod touch for a while, but now I have my iphone I can’t live with out it. And you’re right you can do just about anything with an iphone/touch. I can’t wait for the ipad to come out its going to make things even easier.

  • I toyed with the idea of getting a ipod touch for a while, but now I have my iphone I can’t live with out it. And you’re right you can do just about anything with an iphone/touch. I can’t wait for the ipad to come out its going to make things even easier.

    • Yes I would love the iPhone – just not willing to deal with AT&T’s service. Hoping the rumors are true and it makes it’s way to Verizon mid-year. Very happy with my iPod Touch though and since I added a mic I can take advantage of all the audio recording or VOIP apps. Love what I’ve been reading about the iPad although I really wish it had a video camera built-in as I think it would be amazing to be able to record video blog posts and do video conferencing. Will definitely be considering one when it comes out though!

    • Yes I would love the iPhone – just not willing to deal with AT&T’s service. Hoping the rumors are true and it makes it’s way to Verizon mid-year. Very happy with my iPod Touch though and since I added a mic I can take advantage of all the audio recording or VOIP apps. Love what I’ve been reading about the iPad although I really wish it had a video camera built-in as I think it would be amazing to be able to record video blog posts and do video conferencing. Will definitely be considering one when it comes out though!

    • Yes I would love the iPhone – just not willing to deal with AT&T’s service. Hoping the rumors are true and it makes it’s way to Verizon mid-year. Very happy with my iPod Touch though and since I added a mic I can take advantage of all the audio recording or VOIP apps. Love what I’ve been reading about the iPad although I really wish it had a video camera built-in as I think it would be amazing to be able to record video blog posts and do video conferencing. Will definitely be considering one when it comes out though!

  • I toyed with the idea of getting a ipod touch for a while, but now I have my iphone I can’t live with out it. And you’re right you can do just about anything with an iphone/touch. I can’t wait for the ipad to come out its going to make things even easier.

  • I toyed with the idea of getting a ipod touch for a while, but now I have my iphone I can’t live with out it. And you’re right you can do just about anything with an iphone/touch. I can’t wait for the ipad to come out its going to make things even easier.

    • Yes I would love the iPhone – just not willing to deal with AT&T’s service. Hoping the rumors are true and it makes it’s way to Verizon mid-year. Very happy with my iPod Touch though and since I added a mic I can take advantage of all the audio recording or VOIP apps. Love what I’ve been reading about the iPad although I really wish it had a video camera built-in as I think it would be amazing to be able to record video blog posts and do video conferencing. Will definitely be considering one when it comes out though!

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