Techies weighed down with gadget burden

by Will Sturgeon

Blackberry, iPod, laptop, mobile phone, PDA all crammed into bags and pockets… Techies are struggling under a weight of electronic devices with mobile phones, PDAs, Blackberrys and laptops all adding to the back strain.

And although shrinking form factor and more lightweight designs may save the average techie from the grips of the chiropractor, they run a risk of costly theft or loss with hundreds or thousands of pounds worth of kit on them at any one time. They may also unwittingly pose a security threat to their own organisations.

According to silicon.com research, nearly three-quarters of respondents regularly carry at least three such gadgets about their person.

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