Celebrity EntourageIt won't be a surprise to discover that Steve Wozniak, one of Apple's co-founders, loves his vast collection of Apple products. But as a true gadget connoisseur, he collects good tech products regardless of who makes them.
"I carry most of my favorite gadgets in my backpack all the time," Woz told CNET. "My coolest, most attention-getting gadget is the coolest watch made. It's a nixie tube watch from CathodeCorner.com. The old-school nixie tubes run on 140 volts inside this watch. The screw-on cover makes it water resistant. When I flip my wrist, the two nixie tubes display first the hour, and second, the minutes. You can even program the angle at which the time gets displayed.
"I have a mutewatch, which is almost undetectable as a watch. It looks like a blank gray rubber strap around my wrist. One end of the strap has a USB connection for charging. You flip your wrist or tap the watch to have some segments light up white. It's a masterpiece of combining materials in ways I've never before seen. Very creative and unique. It has alarms and timers and all. You swipe your finger, gesture style, on the display to set it up and control it."
"I also have an iPod Nano watch."
But what devices can Woz simply not do without?
"My MacBook Pro is the most important gadget in my life," he said. "It's most of my life nowadays...I love all my phones, but my iPhones (AT&T and Verizon) are my main ones. I also have Verizon and AT&T Android phones and I like the comparisons. Some apps actually look better on the Android phones...I have some Oakley Bluetooth sunglasses. Buttons over the right ear control the iPod functions of my iPhone and buttons over the left ear control the phone functions."