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

iPad 2 and a Woman’s Javelin 

If you who refuse to trust Apple products any farther than you can throw them, you'll be interested to know that the iPad 2 might carry a pretty good distance. Apple’s updated slate weighs in at 1 pound, 5.2 ounces, which happens to be the same weight of a regulation women’s javelin. Nevertheless, for maximum tablet flight, we recommend that you use a discus-style release.

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