I’m starting to get excited about my first trip to South America.

Technology Travel

Schneider family vacation – gadget edition

Our family went on a great 10,000 mile road trip this summer. We really tried to keep a lid on the number of bring-along gadgets, but ended up hauling over a dozen of them around the country:

Plus the camera I used to take the above picture:

After joking about our gadget collection to Om, it dawned on me that we had just conducted an extended, heavy duty test on a bunch of devices. The good news is that we didn’t lose any, only one of them broke completely, and only a couple had a little trouble along the way:

– The Canon PowerShot SD300 gave up the ghost about 1 week into the trip. The lens refuses to retract, and the device flashes error 18.

– My iPhone stopped delivering email for about a week, then started working again. I think this was related to the iPhone 3G launch.

– The home button on one of the iPod Touches started doing strange things, then kind of started working again after several reboots.

Here’s a list of the devices, why we brought them and how they fared: