If you travel with a digital camera, a laptop or tablet, a cell phone or iPhone and an iPod or Mp3 player, you're not overloaded with electronics, you're just a normal modern traveler. So you have, no doubt, faced the moment when several of your devices ran out of juice at once in a hotel room with only one power outlet. Or with all your fiddly little adaptor plugs floating around your various pieces of luggage. They're like socks in the laundry aren't they. You just know you've packed them, you remember it distinctly. But where the heck are they?
A new kind of power strip/surge protector could be the answer. They're just like the power strips you use at home to protect your computer or just to plug in a few more things. But dual voltage power strips can be used anywhere in the world. And the newer ones are designed to be perfect for packing - compact and lightweight for travelers. Some of them even have universal sockets - so any plug, from anywhere, will fit. And, as far as those pesky little adaptor plugs are concerned - just attach (one suitable for your destination country) to the power strip before you leave home and you're ready to rock and roll. I even found one with a USB port on it - so that's one charger I can leave at home.