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Emotionally bonding with our smart phonesJune 21, 2012 @ 3:45 am
Would you be more stressed out if you lost your wedding ring, or your smart phone? Which would send you into a bigger panic?
Much as I love my iPhone, I'd cry if I lost my wedding ring because it's one-of-a-kind, but I'm the exception in a travel survey that found 77 percent of the people ranked losing their mobile phone as being more stressful than losing their wedding ring.
The only thing more stressful than losing a mobile device was losing a wallet.
A survey by Intel Corp. found that travelers have an emotional bond with their mobile devices to the point of feeling calmer and less stressed when have all their tech toys with them on vacation.
Almost half of U.S. travelers admitted they felt anxious traveling without a mobile computing device.
If you had to choose between packing your technology and packing your hairdryer, which would you choose?
Sixty-four percent of us have sacrificed their personal appearance by giving up hairdryers or styling tools, toiletries, sunscreen, workout clothes and even shoes in favor of making space in their luggage for their devices.
When we travel, about 20 percent of us have "tech envy" over other people's devices. We get a little snoopy too with more than half admitting they look at other people's screens.
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