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Travel Forums General Talk Am I the only one?

1. Posted by risktaker (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y

Or does anybody else get annoyed when you go on vacation or something and the hotel room doesn't have enough outlets? Like they only have one available outlet! I mean, come on it's 2009, almost everything I'm walking around with in my pockets has to be plugged in at some point. My blackberrry, my Ipod, My camera, Etc.. So I've been looking into this new travel plugs thing from Monster:
http://www.monstercable.com/power/travel_power/outlets_to_go.asp

Has anyone else tried one of these or heard anything about them??? I want to make sure they are good before I go out and get one but they look like they are just what i need. What do you guys think?

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

I haven't tried the monster cables because I have a certain philosophy about travel... Take everything out of your pockets and leave it on the table at home. The only things necessary in your pockets are your money and your hands (to make sure your money is safe). Sorry - don't mean to be a smartass. Seriously. I'm a traveling dinosaur so when I forget to take my cables for my phone and iPod, I just don't care. I always forget extra batteries for my camera too.

With a username like risktaker - skip the cables and enjoy the travels. ;)

Isa now returns this thread to monster cables.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

They look rather clunky to me and hardly any different to just carrying an extension cord from home along?

Interesting side note is that someone representing this company sent us an email about that exact same page you link to on the day you posted all your last posts on this forum.... so I'm guessing that's you as it would be one heck of a coincidence otherwise.... typically I find it's more appreciated and accepted when company spokespeople actually don't impersonate being a traveller who 'just happened to stumble on something'. It's so obvious I find it hard to believe anyone would buy into that company being reputable afterwards

4. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 7y

So it seems like typical spam but they should have created something a little bit more genious, i could buy any cheap cable etc in a bargain basement store for cheaper then this and if i did need something like this i would more likely pick up the square structure that normally take about 3 plugs and is a lot smaller............... its quite insulting that these type of companies think that people would fall for things like this............

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Blackberry, i-pod, camera, etc. I just travel with a basic mobile phone and camera when abroad. I charge the phone up once every other day and the same goes for the camera. One adapter and socket is all I ever need.
If I'm working then I take my laptop which I put on charge overnight. When I'm downstairs having brekky, I swap the laptop over for one of the other two for an hour or so. That does it for me. i-pods, cd players and mp3's have no place in my luggage. When in a different country I like to listen to what they're playing and singing, not stuff that I listen to back home.

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

I'm another dinosaur...I have travelled to slip off the grid. I have enjoyed payphone conversations where both sides were delayed by five seconds, causing no end of confusion. I've had it where a joke postcard from Thailand with no followup letter caused a months worth of panic....I miss those days. I write this on a laptop, so I am not Flat Earther, but if a place doesn't have the outlets, I don't start shaking my fist at the Gods.
Learn to cope. Stop being ridiculous. Suck it up. Because you come from a place where everything you do plugs in doesn't mean everyplace else does. I assume you went travelling to experience a different way of life....There it is.

Alternatively, change hotels to a nicely appointed joint that has outlets. Perhaps that ramshackle hotel in Placencia is not for you.

Yep. I am on the "anti" of this discussion.

D

7. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

sounds spammy to me, so amateur

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Relax, things can get much worse

Why do people travel to keep in contact with home?

9. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Like Derek and Gretchen, I never take any appliances with me besides a camera when travelling. Saves space and worries, greatly contributes to the feeling of relaxation, and phone / internet service is always available from public locales when you need them.