M.I.S.S. Jet Set: Travel Tech: Getting Your Geek On in a Carry On

If you’re anything like me, you love to travel with your chick-tech but hate the fact that it can take up so much room. No problem. There are tons of techie gadgets out there to help you make that on-the-road experience feel just a little more like home. Here are a few of my staples, all easily packable in your favorite carry on bag.

Music and More
In the 50s, traveling meant that no lady would feel complete without a practical pair of gloves. It’s a new century, baby, and now where would a lady be without her tunes? And movies, and podcasts, and audiobooks,and games … so many choices! Thanks to microtechnology, it’s all available at your oh-so-ungloved fingertips. Staples of my personal travel entertainment kit? iPod (with padded black leather cover – I’m rough on my toys), earbuds, firewire, AC charger and speakers, all of which can fit neatly in their own quart-sized ziplock bag.

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[iPod via Apple, PodFolio leather cover via DLO, Earbuds via Apple, AC Charger via Apple, AudioTechnica Speakers via The MOMA Store]

Little USB Bits of Home for Your Laptop
[products and images via USBGeek]

Heated USB Powered Convertible Glove/Mittens – $22 – I can never get the temperature right in hotel rooms, and these gloves are perfect for keeping hands warm while working away from home … or AT home for that matter! And they tuck away no larger than a pair of socks.

USB Fragrance Oil Drive – $7 – Looks like a run-of-the-mill flash drive, but it gently heats an oil-infused pad to surround you with soothing scents. Mmm … nothing’s nicer than the smell of lavender at the end of a hectic day. Tiny, and oh so packable.

USB Massage Ball – $14 – Traveling all the time can really take a toll on your shoulders and back. No time to go to a massage therapist? No worries. Pack this palm-sized USB powered massager in your carry on and treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the end of the day.

Safety First
[product and image via EdgeTechCorp]

DiskGo USB 2.0 Flash Drive – 32 Gig – $410 – Call me paranoid but I don’t go anywhere without a flash drive. I keep all my documents, photos, and medical information updated and backed up on it just in case the unthinkable happens and my laptop gets either broken or stolen. DiskGo’s 32 gigabyte drive stores huge amounts of information (almost as much as my desktop’s hard drive!), and while it’s not that pretty to look at, it could be a lifesaver someday.

Happy Travels!

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