Anyways, where was I? Oh yeah. How about a gadget that doesn't take any room in your bag, helps you sleep, and costs nothing?
I've got just the thing for you. A white noise generator.
You can find it at simplynoise.com. Don't have an Internet connection? You can get the 99 cent app SimplyNoise for your iPhone. Oh, and it generates white noise or pink noise or brown noise. Don't ask me, I don't know the difference. But there it is. Lot's of noise in various colors. Even comes with a timer so you can go to sleep listening. Kinda cool.
Now I was trying to make sense of all of this. When would you use it? Yeah, I know, if you can't sleep. Or maybe you're staying at a hostel and need to block out the rock band downstairs. Don't laugh, it could happen.
Me? I'd rather listen to my Pandora "Una Mattina Radio" station. It's beautiful instrumental piano music. Very pensive, very soothing. It's go-to-sleep sort of music. Or you could use it while journaling. It's perfect background music for writing.
(Note: I don't receive any renumeration from any of the stuff I talk about here. If I like it, use it, or think you might, I'll highlight it here. Money clouds the view.)
If you're at the airport and see mistletoe above the conveyor belt, you can kiss your luggage goodbye. -Anon