About Too Many Adapters

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Too Many Adapters is the leading source of technology news, information and resources for travellers. Our writers traverse the globe, smartphones in hand and luggage in tow, providing real-world accounts of the gear they use and the challenges they face.

Our readers look to us for honest reviews and strong opinions, finding the best (and the worst) among thousands of travel apps, gadgets and websites clamoring for attention. We know the issues that travellers face – we deal with them ourselves every day – and how technology can help resolve them.

Founded in 2011 by a pair of travelling geeks, Too Many Adapters has since grown rapidly. Featured in print and online magazines, podcasts and dozens of tech and travel websites, we now have many tens of thousands of readers every month and a global team of contributors who cover every aspect of travel technology.

Too Many Adapters. We are technology for travellers.

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Founder and editor Dave Dean has been a geek as long as he can remember. His first computer was a ZX Spectrum, complete with rubber keys and a tape drive that rarely worked. That thing was a work of art.

He worked in the technology field for fifteen years around the world, combining his love of all things nerdy with an overwhelming travel addiction, before hitting the road full-time in 2011.

Originally from New Zealand but now based out of a backpack long term, Dave writes about technology and travel from anywhere with half decent Internet and a great view.

Co-founder Dustin Main first rocked a computer while running a Lemonade Stand on a friend’s old monochrome Apple II. As it turns out, those entrepreneurial skills would come in good use when he started his first tech company a couple of decades later.

Hiking around North America since age 5, he had his first taste of another continent while texting blog updates back to Canada from the top of Kilimanjaro.

Traveling full time and photographing the seven continents since 2009, Dustin takes pretty pictures when he’s not talking (or writing) tech to anyone that will listen.


Patricia Rey Mallén is a roaming writer and tech enthusiast, and has been wandering the globe for 10-odd years. A passionate Apple lover, she is familiar with Genius bars from Sydney to Reykjavík to Mexico City.

She only vaguely remembers life before the Internet, but will forever long for the days in which mobile phone batteries lasted over a week.

Lauren Juliff is a physicist turned digital nomad who’s travelling and working her way around the world on a permanent basis.

She’s the clumsy member of the team — if there’s a camera to be dropped, a Kindle to be stood on or a laptop to pour a drink over, she’ll be the one to do it.

You can read more about her travel misadventures over at Never Ending Footsteps.

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