It's a small tale of woe, in that my wife's Kobo unexpectedly up and died this morning whilst she was reading a book on it. It's definitely dead, Jim. It has shuffled off this mortal coil, and it's pushing up daisies. And the poor thing was barely 18 months old; maybe 2 years tops. And it's not the first unit that's done this - the failed device is the replacement for an earlier one that was replaced after it died about the same age. "The Wisdom of the Internet" is that apparently this sort of failure on a Kobo is quite common - they just aren't that well designed, and not very robust.
However, my 80Gb 5.5G Video iPod TouchWheel just seems to keep trucking on. It was purchased as a gift for a "major milestone" birthday just over 10 years ago - yeah, I've had another major milestone since, but the iPod just carries on. Sure, the battery life these days can be measured in minutes; but I could probably fix that if I needed to - I don't, because it stays in the car, tethered to the stereo.
So, I have a 10-year old iPod TouchWheel that is still in regular use (on long car trips), which I think is fairly impressive.
What is the oldest electronic device / gadget still in regular use that YOU own?
Oldest device owner gets bragging rights!