Foster on Vacation in British Columbia
Two biggest issues: Power and Wireless Access
You can have the very best gadgets in the world but if they don’t have enough power; they are just added weight to lug through TSA, Customs and Airports. I carried my MacBook Pro laptop and got pretty good battery out of it until I started really using it, e.g. to watch a movie that I had downloaded from iTunes. When I got to Seattle airport the battle was to find an outlet! A cagey 20 something girl found the only available outlet in a dining area and I was about to dispair since both my laptop and iPhone were running out of power. Then I got to Alaska airlines for my connecting flight and found that there were extra power outlets in almost ALL the seats in the waiting area.
I was not so lucky on the ferry ride back to Seattle. There were many outlets…but all were taken. During the extra long 5 hour ride I nearly ran out of battery on my iPhone 4 which seemed to go really quickly. This was critical because I needed to change my flight because of weather …