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I'm paranoid about lost luggage, especially when travelling for work.

I always carry everything I need to do my job in my carry on. This results in a really tech-heavy bag, as well as strange looks from security staff... especially if I'm carrying two or three phones.

It's also given me quite the insight into what travel tech is worth it for long haul flights. So please, take a look inside my carry-on luggage.

The iPad Mini is not the best tablet Apple makes (that’s the 11-inch iPad Pro). It’s not the good enough tablet either (that’s the iPad Air). It’s the awkward one. A little too small, but a little too big, and demanding a fairly radical change to how you operate a tablet if you’ve been using any other iPad before. But boy, after a week of using the newly refreshed Mini, I’m still finding it awfully damn appealing. The iPad Mini is the true content consumption queen.

Today, Bloomberg posted an updated story on what to expect from the upcoming (though still officially unannounced) Apple event. And while many things, like the announcement of three new iPhones with 5.8-, 6.1-, and 7-inch screens and designs based on the iPhone X have long been rumoured, there was another tidbit that piqued my interest: Once again, it seems, the iPad Mini is missing.

Been hanging out for a newer, thinner, airier iPad Air or mini-er Mini? Your wait is over -- the new iPad Air 2 and its diminutive Mini 3 counterpart are on sale today at Telstra, and the country's biggest telco has a bunch of different deals on offer for Apple's new tablets with integrated mobile data.

When it comes to mobile gaming, the iPhone gets all the glory, but the iPad Mini actually serves as a decent portable console as well, particularly with that larger display. The Gamevice, from the same folks responsible for the Wikipad, adds a much needed set of physical buttons and joysticks that clamp onto either side.

A new generation of mini 7-inch to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display. While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out -- as lagging significantly behind.

Last year's iPad mini was very nearly perfect in every way, except the one you needed it to be. Its display was porridge next to the bright retina cornucopia of its bigger iPad brother and its tiny tablet competitors. This year? We feast.