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    Question What device(s) do you bring?

    Tell us of your devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops) that you bring while in Aruba?

    I am not asking if you "disconnect" while in Aruba. Many are not able to disconnect, or willing to disconnect.

    So if you are "connected" in aruba.......how do you connect?

    My husband brings his Iphone 7+ and his iPad.
    He has to read his BBC, Boston Globe, Wall St Journal and other news that he subscribes to. In Aruba, he has his ritual of absorbing the news like he is a sponge. On the beach he listens to Stuart Woods and James Patterson audiobooks.

    I bring the Iphone6s+ and my iPad Mini and my Macbook pro.
    I listen to the same books as Paul, using my iPad and enjoy late evenings watching netflix on my laptop.

    The carry on bag with electronics and their cords, powerstrips is interesting to say the least.

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    Between The Spouse and I, it's like a consumer electronics show when we board:

    - Two kindles
    - iPhone 6 (much to the chagrin of somebody who is dying for the iPhone X)
    - Pixel XL
    - Two MacBook Pros
    - iPad mini
    - iPad
    - A new Windows 10 laptop
    - Me, for work: Windows Surface Pro

    And. All. The. Insane. Proprietary. Cables. Ugh.
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    I bring my laptop mostly to book my next trip on while in Aruba on Cyber Monday. I am hoping to buy a IPad for the first time later this year for my next trip. My husband brings his E-reader which was the best present I ever bought him as he is a huge reader (same authors you mentioned Andrea, Patterson, Stuart) and many more. I use my phone to take pictures as well as our digital camera. I too have a huge bag full of plugs, chargers :-) Not sure if hair appliances count but I also bring a couple of curling irons.

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    We bring one laptop - either mine or Rich's
    Everyone brings their iPhones
    I bring my Kindle for reading
    We usually bring 1 or 2 bluetooth speakers
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ
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    buying a bluetooth speaker is on my shopping/amazon list for this week.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    We bring one laptop - either mine or Rich's
    Everyone brings their iPhones
    I bring my Kindle for reading
    We usually bring 1 or 2 bluetooth speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    We usually bring 1 or 2 bluetooth speakers
    Ugh! Yes! And all the headphones!
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    I bring my iPhone just to use the camera and we bring Tom’s Ipad. Have thought about bringing my kindle but didn’t think I would use it.

    Oops, forgot about the headphones for the plane!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    buying a bluetooth speaker is on my shopping/amazon list for this week.
    We've had this one for over eight years and HIGHLY recommend it:

    https://www.amazon.com/SoundLink-Blu...bose+soundlink

    Incredible sound, portable, great range and great battery life. It also has an aux jack if you want to plug your device directly in and not use bluetooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    buying a bluetooth speaker is on my shopping/amazon list for this week.
    me too! not this week though :-) all the bartenders at Divi always have pretty cool speakers (sometimes a good thing, sometimes not so good) lol...

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    My Kindle (couldn't make it without that), my phone but never turn it on, just its in my purse, my ipad mini. Hubby brings his Ipad, his iPhone (which he gets a setar sim card for), his bluetooth speakers. I don't feel we both need to get a sim card. I can use my phone through my xfinity app if I have wifi and make calls as if I was home. otherwise, I messenger when I have wifi. The only people I need to connect with at home would be with the person taking care of my fur babies. everyone else knows they can text me to my home phone number if its an emergency.

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