I usually try not to burden myself too much. I have a basic phone. I have an ordinary small laptop.
My kids got me a Sony Reader, the little Touch model, and I find I am quite enjoying it. I have loaded a bunch of free books, classics and good old standards, Some Agatha Christie, a traveling library of sorts, that I could read and entertain myself with no matter how long I am stuck in a place.
The very first thing I loaded was something dear to my heart. The Ladies Work Table Book by an Anonymous source, a wee compendium of needle techniques published in 1844, a Lace making manual form 1891 and Beeton's Book of Needlework from 1870.
There is something so right about loading these very old things onto such a new technology.