Emotions run gamut for traveling mobile junkies
In recent years, people have grown quite fond of their tablets and smartphones. So it shouldn't be surprising that owners would have an emotional attachment to their mobile devices. As a study from Intel® shows, emotions can swing in wide directions when it comes to mobile devices and travel.
According to the report, 44 percent of US travelers say they feel anxious when they travel without their mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. In fact, the study finds that more people would rather lose their wedding ring than lose a mobile device while traveling.
Mobile devices' influence on emotion for travelers swings from quite happy to downright angry. Eighty-seven percent of young adults say they are happier when they travel with their devices. On the other hand, 52 percent say they are annoyed with the "physical burdens" of their technology.
Some survey respondents express outrage when inconvenienced by their mobile devices. For example, respondents admit to going to great lengths to find power outlets while traveling. If outlets cannot be located, some users are likely to become frustrated and upset.
Now that it's evident mobile devices have become an integral part of our lives, it's best to start planning for them when going on vacation. In addition to sunscreen and bathing suits, people should always bring along their power cords, a spare battery and whatever other accessories they use to keep their devices safe and clean.