Many have heard horror stories about delayed, lost, stolen, missing or damaged checked luggage. Unfortunately, too many travelers exacerbate their checked luggage loss by packing the wrong items in them. Ned Levi discusses what not to pack in your checked luggage. when flying, and why,
Many business travelers are using iPads for entertainment, touring, and some communication when away from home. Many are now trying to decide if they can leave their business laptops at home while traveling and instead use their iPads for work. Ned Levi examines whether or not that’s possible for business travelers, and what hardware and software they might need to accomplish the transition.
Over the last several years in the US, major power outages have occurred due to serious weather activity affecting residents and travelers alike. In many cases, cell phones became “life-lines” for travelers needing rescue and medical assistance during the power outages despite some cellular service interruption, but only if the traveler’s cell phone had a charged battery. Ned Levi discusses methods you can use to keep you phone charged while traveling during a power outage.
With tablet mobile devices being used more and more by travelers, Ned Levi examines whether or not they can replace the laptop computer as the primary computing device for travelers, or if for some travelers, the transition to a tablet will have to wait.
Listening to one’s MP3 player, smartphone, DVD player, or laptop while flying can mean you need to crank up their volume hear them above the jet engine noise in the cabin, as well as other cabin noise. Ned Levi examines the use of noise cancelling headsets and ranks his top 3 units.
There are more problems for travelers with laptops than just passing through Customs and Border Protection, including when traveling within the US. Ned Levi gives you his Top 10 tips (plus 2 special tips) to protect your laptop and data while traveling.
Ned Levi discusses packing your carry-ons defensively to to reduce passengers’ problems at security, and the risks of breakage or lost or stolen luggage by anticipating potential carry-on woes.
TSA-approved security checkpoint bags are finally shipping. I’ve had a chance to check out two of them; the Targus Zip-Thru Corporate bag, and the Skooba Checkthrough bag. Briefly, I like the Targus bag a bit better than the Skooba bag, but neither would move me to stop using my Skooba MegaMedia Bag.
You’ve probably heard about the Travelers’ Privacy Protection Act of 2008, a proposed new law that would prevent customs agents from confiscating your laptop computer at the border. But what does the law actually say? Ned Levi takes a look at the law and makes some troubling discoveries.