What do your gadgets really weigh?

Wonder why your backpack or jacket feels too heavy? We weighed popular tech items along with some common handheld objects to give you perspective on what you're lugging around with you.

By David Daw, PCWorld |  Networking, Amazon Kindle Fire, iPad 2

Nook Simple Touch and a Cup of Sugar 

The next time a neighbor asks you for a cup of sugar (or the next time you bake holiday cookies), keep the weight in mind. It's 7.5 ounces, the same amount that a Nook Simple Touch e-reader weighs. However, the Nook Simple Touch has far fewer calories.

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