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

Macbook Air (11-Inch) and a Cast-Iron Tea Pot 

At 2 pounds, 6 ounces, the 11-inch version of Apple’s Macbook Air is one of the lightest laptops on the market. But if you're looking for something that weighs the same in your hand (while taking a much smaller bite out of your budget), try a cast-iron tea pot. I'd put the Macbook Air down first.

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