Celebrity EntourageCNET 100: The celebrity entourage
What gadgets do the technology elite take on their Virgin Atlantic flights? We polled 10 big names and top thinkers in the industry to find out what products they love best.
Famed hacker Kevin Mitnick travels a lot, so he values compact gadgets, good battery life, and--of course--security. His favorite item is his iPad 2 because it is lightweight but has a big enough screen to watch movies. But for functionality, it's his iPhone 4 he says he can't live without. He recently paid about $950 for an unlocked iPhone 4S. "The Android has a lot more security problems than the iPhone and I'm a constant target for attacks," he said. He uses a mobile browser other than Safari (he declined to name it) for Web surfing and e-mail access so that if his phone is lost or stolen his data won't be exposed. He also has two Mophie Juice Pack Plus battery cases--one he keeps on his phone at all times and the other charging--so he never runs out of power.
What he'd really like for Christmas is the Swinglet CAM mini drone with high-resolution camera. "I would love it just as a toy because I'm a kid at heart," he said. "To have your own little drone you could program, and it fits in a light briefcase, that's cool."