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

Kindle Fire and a Football 

If you’ve read our review of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, you know that we have a number of reservations about the device. For one thing, we found the Fire surprisingly heavy. At 14.6 ounces, it weighs as much as a regulation football--though, thankfully, it isn’t quite as easy to fumble.

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