How Do You Travel with Electronics?

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Jthermane24 from our live chat room writes: “Most of us like to travel. But when travel time comes… so does the electronics packing. I have made a set of top five tips for traveling with electronics.”

  • If you have a laptop, get a good quality laptop case. You need a sturdy one, so you don’t run the risk of the case or strap breaking, causing you to end up with a damaged laptop. When buying your case, why not take your laptop along? That way, you can see how well it fits inside, and how much room is left over for cords and other items.
  • Make sure you pack all the power cords for each device you are bringing. Even if you charged said device fully before leaving… bring the cord anyway. You never know when the device might die on you… just when you need it!
  • If you are traveling with multiple people, buy yourself a backpack to keep all your gadgets in. This way, yours won’t get confused with everyone else’s, and they’ll be easier for you to find when you need them.
  • Label all of your cords. You can use cheap plain white labels from the local WalMart for this, or even masking tape. Write on the labels what the cord goes to, and even where it plugs into if you aren’t sure you’ll remember.
  • Make a written list ahead of time of all the devices you are bringing with you. Check each item off as you pack it… and then refer to it when packing up to return home. You won’t forget a device at home OR in your hotel.


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29 thoughts on “How Do You Travel with Electronics?”

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  4. Very good ideas and hints, especially the last one, making a list of what you take with you.
    I don’t usually travel with a lot of electronic devices, but that is a very good idea. A list of devices and their associated powercords/hookups/etc. is always a good idea.

  5. Great tips thanks alot! I will consider some of these ideas. one thing i think that they should do is have plug sockets on all! planes in all classes it would be a alot better for me then and also plug sockets at airports so i can plug my laptop in!.

  6. I usually always travel with at least one of my tech devices. I usually always take my iPod with me every were, even to school. Cause that is were I watch all my podcasts. Now if I will be going on a longer trip I will take my laptop, PSP, and sometimes I may even pack up my external hard drive and take that thing with me as well. So there is what I usually take with me when I am on the go.

  7. When we used to travel a lot as a family someone would always forget a power cord! How to prevent this? We’ve made one simple rule: when your device is charged, or when you stop charging your device unplug it from the wall and stick it in your pack. This has saved me tens of dollars, and I suggest it for anyone who is traveling with teens, or forgetful people.

  8. those are very good tips. I know when i travel i usually have a bag that is just full of all my electronics and accessories. The iPod is essential because when sitting and waiting you can always listen to music. I have a seperate case for all my electronics.

    Bringing the cords is key, you’re right because there is nothing more depressing than being somewhere away from home and not being able to use your electronic device.

  9. i like these’s tips..i have a laptop case that cost $60-$80…i think and it has like heaps of pockets and it looks really strong and it doesnt really have a place for all the cords thought thats the downside…but when i get a new laptop i might have to get a bigger case because the screen might be bigger and the one i have noe fits my laptop nice and snug…

  10. I travel often. My parents like to go camping, I am not really into that stuff but I have no choice. I carry around my zune all that time. The problem is that I didn’t buy a case for it and I cracked the screen. It still works but it is useless for videos now. :,(

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  12. when im about to go on a trip i like to load up my phone. i have a dash from tmobile that is quite useful. i load music some videos and a java game or two. but all in all thats how i stay sane on long trips.

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