Went to Fry's after lunch, looking for retractible USB and Firewire cables
(which I found), a compact preferably wireless trackball and a sleeve or
thin case for the new laptop (neither of which I found). To assuage my
sorrow and get in a little more walking, I trundled over to the enticingly
close and ever-dangerous Gryphon
There in the glass case under their front counter my roving eye lit on a
cute little Meisel MCT-7L clamp-on chromatic tuner. It was only $30, and I'd
been contemplating bringing my travel guitar to Portland next week.
It's pretty impressive. The box it comes in is 5mm shorter than a 5cm
cube. It has a bright-green-backlit LCD display that imitates an analog
meter, syncs quickly and accurately, and is more convenient than my Boss
TU-12 and easier to use (and probably more accurate) than the built-in
tuner on my Ovation. Shiny!