Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Not the First Squid in Space Edition

    Griffin Brings the Obnoxiousness of Disko to Nano
    Name That Chiptune: The Growing Niche of 8-bit Music
    Turn Your TV On With Famicon Controller
    First Man in Space
    Reader Response Week Two Read More

  • Blu-Ray: Losing the Popularity Contest

    Remember Beta-Max? How about UMD? Memory Stick? These were all formats that Sony invented and tried to foist upon us as standards. Sony likes to make something up and try to muscle its partners and competitors alike to follow suit. Usually, however, it doesn’t work. It’s not all Sony’s fault, though. During the Reagan Administration, Sony was flying high on the success of… Read More

  • Lexmark Adds Wireless + Duplex Printing to All-In-Ones

    These days, buying a regular printer sucks. You can get an all-in-one style machine that also scans and copies and faxes and makes coffee and spays your cat for not much more than a standard inkjet. They’re pretty boring, however, the design and feature sets being fairly static. Lexmark, though, has put out a unit that grabs our attention. The X9350 has two features that make it stand… Read More

  • GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2Mbps Express Card


    Ah I love it when stories compliment each other. Like this GlobeTrotter HSDPA card and the Cingular upping its HSDPA capabilities to 7.2Mbps. It’s a thing of beauty really. The GlobeTrotter ExpressCard supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA lovage. It also supports UMTS, EDGA and GPRS for those hard-to-reach places. Additionally, and here’s the cool part, it’s said to be Macbook Pro… Read More

  • Reader Response Week Two



    We have a winner for the Samsung Blackjack, so all comments from here on out will count for next Friday’s as of yet unannounced prize. Before I announce the winner, however, I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for contributing so thoroughly. We truly can’t do the site without you and your participation helps us know that we’re on the right track with what kind of… Read More

  • First Man in Space

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-369888258105653405&hl=en File this in the not really tech but I don’t care department. Browsing around on Google Video last night, I came across this video of the first man in space. It’s a two minute clip on an Air Force experiment involving on the affects of extremely high altitudes on the human body. Basically Joe Kittinger… Read More

  • TokyoFlash Biohazard: They Live Among Us

    TokyoFlash sells some fancy watches, including a little something that our own little Raj wears around the house. Now, however, we’ve got one that can detect aliens even without having to slice their outer skins to get at the milky green skin underneath. A press of the button sends the watch into scan mode and the various panels & readouts animate as if scanning the area for life forms. Read More

  • Reader Response Update


    There is almost exactly two hours until we give away the Samsung Blackjack. You all have been commenting furiously and for that I commend you. But that doesn’t mean you should slack off now. There is time yet. You could win. Decisions have not been made! So comment like the wind and win your very own Samsung Blackjack. You have until 5PM EST. Oh and if you enjoy CrunchGear, please be… Read More

  • Canon Powershot SD900 Digital ELPH Hands On

    Canon has been one of the best names in the photography business for a long time. The quality of both their SLR and DSLR cameras are always top-notch and superb. I remember years ago my friend would always upgrade to the latest Canon Powershot every time a new one came out and in fact, the difference in quality would always be noticeable. A few weeks ago I got my hands on a Canon Powershot… Read More

  • Sprint U720 Brings EV-DO Rev. A to USB

    You may or may not remember the Novatel EV-DO Rev. A USB dongle from Sprint that Mr. Hickey reported on way back in Octubre. Well the U720 has started to surface and SlashGear has an exclusive (!!!!) review of it up. Mr. Davies from SlashGear was able to get a not unimpressive 342Kbps down and 127Kbps up. Also notable is the fact that he was able to run it on OS X. So I guess if you count… Read More

  • Griffin Brings the Obnoxiousness of Disko to Nano

    , it’s a polycarbonate case to protect your svelte MP3 hardware. In most respects, it’s fairly typical, other than the “ring of bling,” a series of lights around the clickwheel that light up into patterns to force those with epilepsy into submission. Read More

  • DVD Media Quality Assurance 101


    If you’ve ever stood on the blank media aisle at Best Buy, wondering whether those expensive name brand DVD-Rs or are really better than the cheap ass ghetto nondescript blanks, then you’re probably not aware that most of blanks are actually made by a small group of manufacturers and rebranded by the big boys. Yea that was a long sentence. Anyway, digitalFAQ has compiled an… Read More

  • Cingular HSDPA to Get Effing Fast, 7.2Mbps fast

    A representative for Qualcomm stated recently that Cingular would be launching 7.2Mbps HSDPA in January. This purported bandwidth leap is nearly double the speed of current HSDPA, which tops out at 3.6Mbps, and about half the speed of HSDPA’s theoretical tops of 14.4Mbps. As the proud owner of a Samsung Blackjack, an HSDPA equipped device, I’m rather elated to the HSDPA… Read More

  • DS: "I Want To Be Like Wii!"

    If you’ve been wishing your Nintendo DS was more like the Nintendo Wii, the DS motion card may be something to look into. The motion card plugs into the DS card slot and features a 3-axis accelerometer and single-axis gyroscope, turning your DS into a motion-sensing ‘Tenda. At the moment, there are only a few apps that support the motion-sensing card (DSaSketch, Sprout and Water… Read More

  • Sony Only Gets Out 197,000 PS3s

    There’s no way that Sony will make its forecast for 1 million units in the U.S. this calendar year - NDP Group Before the PlayStation 3 was released on Nov. 17, Sony had promised the public 400,000 PS3 units on launch day. NDP Group has done some research, and as it turns out, Sony only got out 197,000 units on launch day. This explains all the crazed events that took place the week of… Read More

  • Brando Adds USB, SD to Car FM Transmitter for MP3s

    , and we’re often into the new stuff they come up with, like the Car to USB FM Transmitter with LCD Display. It’s not unlike many other FM transmitters for MP3 players out there, it plugs into your cigarette lighter socket for power, and broadcasts your audio signal on any one of 15 predefined stations. What’s different is that in addition to the requisite mini-plug for… Read More

  • Turn Your TV On With Famicon Controller

    If you’re like most retro gamers out there, and your palms get sweaty every time you see something Nintendo, you may want to check out this Famicon controller that can be used for your TV. The retro controller’s D-pad lets you browse through channels, the start button lets you turn the TV on/off and the select button lets you change your input source. The retro remote is not… Read More

  • Wii Strap Resolved


    If you felt no compulsion to use the Wii Strap Fix from earlier this week, you might be OK anyway. Reports are streaming from Australia that the faulty straps have already been updated to new, thicker straps. This will presumably fix the problem, though it still couldn’t hurt to use some of that fishing line just to be safe. Just a thought. Nintendo improves Wii remote strap… Read More

  • BodyGard: 5-in-1 Paranoia in Your Pocket

    where Michael Douglas’s character is stuck in a taxi that has driven off a pier and is submerged underwater. As it quickly fills with water, he remembers a window knob someone had given him earlier, which he uses to crank a window open and escape. While carrying a window knob around is a wee bit impractical, the BodyGard fits in your pocket. The key fob is designed to remedy the… Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 04


    How exciting, I get to actually announce the Thursday winners punctually, not way into the afternoon. I’d like to thank M2 Convert for graciously donating copies of its popular file conversion tool. It makes converting files to iPod (there are also versions for Zune, PSP, Zen and Smartphones). Anyway, winners! Ten more for ya. They should be coming faster now. Here they are: Read More