10 Travel/Technology Obsessions


Recently, I asked several Boingo folks to each share one travel or technology obsession of the moment. Unsurprisingly, my colleagues had trouble picking just one. (I knew I was dealing with a bunch of geeks and dreamers.) In any case, I narrowed down the list to ten items, below. What is your current travel/technology obsession (and yes, it’s okay if you have more than one ;))?

  1. The Apple iPad: “I’m excited that it will be the first e-reader in color.” Tim Fox, director of billing and reporting.
  2. Animoto: “Animoto takes your photos and video and turns them into these amazing little movies that will make your friends believe you’re a budding Spielberg. Free.” Dawn Callahan, vice president of marketing.
  3. Internet Radio App for Nokia Smartphones: “This is an all time killer app for me. Clear digital stereo streaming of 100+ radio stations from across the globe. Works on wi-fi as well as 3G networks.” Kishore Raja, senior device engineer.
  4. SonyPlaystation 3: “Blu-ray, games, 3D Movies coming this summer, Wi-Fi, and Netflix streaming — what more do you need?” Sush Wu, software test engineer.
  5. CNN App for Blackberry: This is my real-time “newspaper” fix during my bus commute to and from work.” Charmagne Drew, office manager.
  6. Audible.com: “This service provides over 50,000 audio programs (e.g., books, magazines, newspapers). It’s great for when you’re stuck on a cross-country flight and want to pass the time with entertaining/educational audio books…learn on the go!” Eric Blue, director of systems applications.
  7. The Targus airplane laptop battery charger/adapter: “It converts a boring twelve-hour flight into a super-efficient time for getting through emails.” Luis Serrano, vice president of network strategy
  8. Belize Cayes: “I’ve been to these tropical islands twice and never was there a boring moment. The snorkeling and marine life are ten times better than Hawaii’s or Cancun’s.” Marco Lopez, network operations analyst.
  9. Excalibur Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas: “When I go to Vegas, I always stay at Excalibur because of its location on the strip, the weekend rate deals, and the kid-friendly activities. I’ve also had some exciting times at the craps table there!” Cynthia Tarver, customer support representative.
  10. Boracay Island in the Philippines: “This captivating island (located south of Manila) offers fine white sand, clear water, delectable food, and hospitable people.” Rammel Salazar, finance analyst.

About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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  3. Paul M says:

    my travel obsession is to have the maximum computing power in a portable form. I’ve had all manner of PDAs and pocket computers from the ordinary (Palm) to the uncommon (Nokia N800 tablet) to the obscure (Sharp Zaurus).

    my current travelling companion is a Fujitsu miniature laptop, the U820 (or U2010 depending on place sold). now, I have all the computing power I want in the palm of my hand – am using it to type this comment waiting at MSP airport gate G4.

    whilst slightly chunky in itself I don’t need a laptop or any other cgadgets, just the most basic cellphone, so in all I do save on weight.

  4. Baochi says:

    Hi Paul,

    You’ve inspired me to check out the Fujitsu miniature laptop (reasonably priced too!). I travel quite a bit and lug around a big laptop despite my petite frame. My back doesn’t hurt yet, but I fear it one day will.

    Thanks for the recommendation.

    Best,
    Baochi