This will probably start a civil war, but I'm going to do it anyway.
After finding myself very bored today, I decided that before I leave on tour I need a new gadget. I didn't even know this stuff was on the market. If you hate taking electronics on tour and/or you are just anti-phone/internet/tv/etc, stop reading now.
If you have a cell phone through any of the major providers (I have cingular), you can buy a smartphone/pda phone. I'm gonna get the Treo 650. Now with this add an unlimited internet account from your cell provider (cingular is $20 a month).
This will allow you to check all your websites, email, etc... from your phone. Awesome right (remember, I just found out you can do all of this stuff. im sure i am way behind the rest of the world).
But this is where it gets good. You spend another $10 a month and go here: MobiTV. This service gives you like 30 cable channels on your freaking phone. You can watch them from anywhere and apparently it is pretty clear.
"Read a book!!" you say? Sure, I'll do that too... but this seemed like a nice luxury that I had never read about on this forum. Plus it weighs less than the majority of books.