Hi all. Many of you have been asking about me not being around for the last two weeks or so. I was on an anniversary vacation out in Italy and should be back when you read this. I picked up some great tips for traveling in Europe with my BlackBerry and getting around thanks to my PlayBook and PDF public transport maps. (side note: Google Maps is horrible in Italy so I could not go that route)
Now that I am back you will be see more of me in our regularly scheduled programming. Until then I highly recommend checking out my favorite gadget I used on the trip which is the Tripshell travel adapter. It has two built in USB ports along with plugs for most countries all in a compact package. It pumps out 1A per port which is more than enough for your BlackBerry 7 smartphone and PlayBook. You will need to pick up charging only USB cables to fool newer BlackBerry 7 devices into charging (I hate that feature) but that is a trick for later.