We all want gadgets to make our lives easier, especially when traveling abroad or here at home. Traveling is very stressful and companies know this, so they try and sell you such far out gadgets to travel with, I wonder where they come up with these, why people even buy them. You may want to check out this article on european airlines gadget use from Bosmol.com for more.
Off course there are those gadgets that are life savers while traveling such as those nice comfy neck pillows, now airlines are charging for just a flat pillow, these to come in handy, particularly if you travel a lot. But when it comes to an air conditioned tee shirt, I draw the line. I noticed these online when I was shopping around. They actually pump cool air into the tee shirt, thus keeping you cool all day, oh please! Not only are they pretty lame they are expensive, around $150.00 a shirt, I can certainly buy something much better for $150.00.
As I have traveled through Europe they do not have public rest rooms like America does. You usually have to squat over a hole and tinkle. Well now they have a paper cup shaped like a cone and tinkle in it, standing up. Number one you might as well as tinkle over the hole outright because ladies, sometimes our aim is not so good, or at least mine isn’t. Then you have carry it around until you find a place to throw it away, no thank you.
Disposable underwear I can almost go along with, almost. They are made out of paper I think, I did not dwell on it for very long, thinking, that’s okay, I really don’t need them and do not want a paper cut in the most unusual spot. So no disposable underwear for this gal.
One of the silliest traveling gadgets I have seen is the wearable sleeping bag. Have people become so lazy that they will wear what they sleep in everywhere? I do hope not. I just can not imagine this and have yet to see anything so stupid on airplanes.
The sad part about all these silly travel gadgets is that people will actually buy them thus putting money in the manufactures pocket and they are probably laughing all the way to the bank. So fellow travelers, don’t fall into this trap that you can not travel without some silly gadget that will probably only not work, you have wasted money that you can use to buy a nice memento.