Inside Steve Wozniak’s Amazing $25,000 Gadget Bag


Holy cow! Steve Wozniak carries around $50,000 worth of gear in his gadget bag.
Holy cow! Steve Wozniak carries around $25,000 worth of gear in his gadget bag.

Every once and a while here at Cult of Mac, we like to peel open our gadget bags and catalogue what’s inside them for a bit of fun in our “What’s in our gadget bag?” series. The scope of our gadget bags has nothing on Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s, though: his bag contains two iPads, a MacBook Pro, two iPod nanos, three iPhone 4Ses, an iPhone 4, a Mophie, a Jambox and even more.

Here’s what Woz said about his gadget bag to Gizmodo:

Some people ask how heavy my backpack is. There are a lot more things in my backpack including: the AirPort Express and MacBook Pro 85W magsafe adapter, which are out of sight in this photo, bluetooth mouse, binoculars, projector connectors, multiple Gameboy Lights (a Gameboy sold in Japan but never in the U.S.), Gameboy link cables, plenty of foreign AC adapters, prism glasses for watching movies in bed, sunglasses, earplugs for concerts, Ultimate Ears UE18 earplugs for flights, Gameboy link cable, tons of pencils for pencil games on flights, tons of pens, tons of sharpies, tons of paint pens (signing), red-blue-purple-yellow-green laser pointers, credit cards, hotel cards, airline cards, hard rock card, medical cards, small accessories like olloclip iPhone lens adapter, Square, flash keys, flash media adapters, cigarette lighter dual USB adapter, audio doubler cable, iPad USB/SD Card adapters, toiletries for hotels, batteries of many types (AA, AAA, CR2, CR128, odder types for things like my bag beeper for locating my suitcase), eyedrops, $2 bill pads, pencil puzzles, itineraries for upcoming travel…

I usually say that my backpack weighs 50 pounds. I’m not sure but I have to carry it every step through airports. I’m sure that I’m shorter now than before and I don’t walk as fast. Everything has its place in my backpack.

Sometimes TSA takes a long time unpacking it. A couple of times they asked me to take out everything electronic and I asked for seven bins, all of which I filled (only 2 half-size), plus my MacBook Pro, plus the bag. All of that through the X-ray machine. Then repack it.

Woz says more, including a list of every single thing in that bag, which is an extensive catalogue to be sure. Let’s hope Woz never gets mugged: that’s at least $25,000 backpack he’s lugging around there. Bonkers. And I thought my gadget bag was pretty stocked.

Source: Gizmodo



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