On the trip he took an iPod with a media reader, extended battery, and voice recorder mic; two cameras — Cannon S30 and S80; an iPaq with keyboard and GPRS modem; and a Garmin eTrex. Some worked better than others, some didn’t work at all.
Closer to home, Glenn Fleishman at WiFiNetNews writes that the Wired Test special issue is out on the magazine racks and available as PDF for free. “It’s worth a solid look if you’re planning to purchase practically any electronics gear in any major category.”
The Wired thing is obviously timed to take advantage of the holiday buying season (it was released a month ago), but, as they say at Cat And Girl: “it’s time to overcompensate for our year-long disregard of others and buy them shiny things.”