From a friend in Singapore...
I admit it. I’m a gadget geek. As much as I tout the fact that we travel with only carry-on luggage and that everything I personally own can fit in a small backpack, I’m a sucker for small, sleek, stylish, and efficient technology, electronic or not, and a good portion of what’s in my backpack is gadgets.
Here is a list of some of the cool gadgets I use in my travels, many of which I’ve only started using in recent weeks, thanks to being in more developed places like Malaysia and Singapore where you can actually find some of this gear (although often at higher prices than Amazon).
I’ve never broken my iPhone from dropping it. But I’ve had friends who have not only dropped iPhones, but had them stolen out of their pocket. And I don’t want that to happen to me. So I bought an iPhone Chain that attaches my iPhone to my belt loop and makes it more difficult for pickpockets and gravity to take my phone away. It’s a great idea and I’m glad someone thought of it. The company even agreed to ship it to me in Singapore.