Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Guitar Hero For Rich Kids: Gibson Rolls Out All-Digital Axe


    Gibson is rolling out the HD.6X-PRO, an “all-digital” version of their classic Les Paul guitar. The coolest part of it seems to be the multiple outputs. In addition to an SLM output that spits the sound of all six strings out of one amp at the same time, and a stereo output for splitting the strings between two different amps, its also got a “Hex” output that splits… Read More

  • BenQ Uses 9/11 To Push New MP3 Player, Spell Incorrectly

    Rojas over at Engadget brought to our attention that BenQ is pushing its new MusiQ MP3 player with background images of the World Trade Center. Aside from being a distasteful use of the disaster, BenQ apparently also has some beef with Webster’s Dictionary, because the last time we checked, “believe” isn’t spelled “belive.” In fact, look at that silly… Read More

  • Matt/CG Shout-out on Geekbrief

    We’re huge fans of GeekBrief.tv with Cali Lewis and were thrilled – thrilled! – that our own Matt Hickey got a full-bore shout-out from the selfsame organization. Head on over and get their videocast. They’re great. In fact, a buddy of mine loves Cali so much he named one of his Jack Russells after her. Not sure what that’s supposed to suggest about the dog or… Read More

  • Parrot Intros Bluetooth-Enabled Digital Photo Frames

    Digital photo frames with WiFi are so Wireless 1.0. The new hotness? Bluetooth photo frames. Pair your favorite camera phone photo, and send it directly to the frame. The photograph travels through the Blue ether to the frame, where it is displayed for all to see. We can’t wait until this gets hacked. Imagine a frame that randomly grabs photos from the phones of unsuspecting passersby. Read More

  • Another Day, Another RAZR

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/HSDPA model headed to Cingular. It just cleared the FCC, so it's now only a matter of time. Moto was nice enough to favor this RAZR with a 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD, stereo Bluetooth, and dual cameras for video calls, so you can pretend you're on G.I. Joe while looking even lamer because you bought a… Read More

  • Wii Component Cables Hands-On

    A few days ago, we had come across in game screenshots of a Nintendo Wii using component cables instead of the bundled composite cables. Today, my Wii component cables finally arrived, so I was able to see the difference myself. As I had mentioned in the previous post, the biggest problem I had with the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was the blurry text, and there’s a lot of it… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Archaeology Edition

    Kleenex Pillow: A Pillow with Kleenex!
    Meet the Antikythera Mechanism
    Game Ready Heals Your Pain
    LumiGrams: For the Ladies
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  • Dish Network to Unveil DVR Video Archiver, Piss Off Networks

    So it seems our good friends at EchoStar are all set to piss off some networks. To that, we say “Kudos!” They’re set to announce a DVR archiver that will let users of certain Dish Network DVR models create a “virtually unlimited” library of saved shows. No clue if the shows will be on a local hard drive or some external server. Look for this at CES, but who knows… Read More

  • Intel Says, "Standards, Schmandards", Goes for 802.11n

    Intel’s yet-to-be-released Centrino Pro chipset (AKA “Santa Rosa”) is set to feature the draft 802.11n version of WiFi, even though it’s not an official standard. This puts Intel in good company with its partner Apple, who’s been using this strategy for a couple months now. Read More

  • Kleenex Pillow: A Pillow with Kleenex!

    Why didn’t we have one of these when we had that cold last month that knocked us on our collective ass? The Kleenex pillow is not for wiping your snot-holes, but is a regular pillow with a built-in Kleenex dispenser. After blowing your sick into the tissue paper, what you do with it is up to you. Maybe you need a garbage-can/end-table combo, we dunno. The point is, no more reaching a… Read More

  • Halo 3 Public Beta

    Alright at risk of being tarred and feathered, I’m going to venture another Halo 3 story. I know I erroneously reported a couple of weeks ago that Halo 3 was about to drop, but it seems we didn’t get our wires crossed by much. On Dec. 4, Bungie and Microsoft will launch a public beta signup for the massively anticipated title. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the beta is… Read More

  • BenQ MusiQ


    Just when you thought manufacturers had tapped the forms of potential MP3 players, BenQ comes along and turns our perceptions on their heads. The BenQ MusiQ MP3 player is exactly what it looks like, an MP3 player in the shape of dog tags. The player uses a built-in microSD card slot. It includes the MusiQ player and a special dog tag. There is one called “magic bean” for the… Read More

  • Meet the Antikythera Mechanism

    You can take your Treos, iPods, Laptops, HDTVs, xBoxen, PSPs, and Cellphones and forget them. Do you know where they’ll be in 100 years, or even 10? No way. How about in 2156 years? Yah, that’s what we though. That’s because these gadgets, no matter how practical and ubiquitous, are things we rightly take for granted, they’re the state of the art. None of them are ahead… Read More

  • Razer DeathAdder Strikes


    You might remember the Razer Death Looms Near campaign that we mentioned a few weeks ago. The page had a few questionably relevant verses from Dylan Thomas’ famous villanelle “Do Not Go Gently Into That Goodnight” and it said to check back on Dec. 1. Well, today is the 1st and Razer has delivered the information as promised. The new product is the DeathAdder gaming mouse. Read More

  • Pinnacle's HDTV USB Stick Reviewed, Kicks Ass (on Macs, Too)


    We’ve mentioned the $130 PCTV HD Pro Stick before and thought it was pretty slick, but haven’t actually had a chance to play with one yet. But that’s OK, as the magical elves over at EverythingUSB have done the work for us, and they’ve put together the most thorough review on the device we’ve seen, if not the most thorough of anything in the history of the… Read More

  • CamelBak and Skullcandy Team Up For Some Backpack Convergence

    CamelBak, makers of all thing CamelBaky, have teamed up with Skullcandy for some serious backpack convergence with the M.U.L.E. SC10. The hydration bladder packs your liquid of choice, while Skullcandy pitched in with some iPod and phone controls. Simply plug your gadgets into a secret stash, and buttons built into the strap let you navigate your tracks and take calls. The neatest part, of… Read More

  • Sirius Video Coming in 2007

    Siriuis Satellite Radio CEO Mel Karmazin told Reuters yesterday that consumers can expect to see live satellite video service in cars by late 2007. Karmazin said that the service will be available starting in 2008 car models, which will be appearing toward the end of next year. Content is intended to be geared toward children and Sirius anticipates to have some deals struck with providers as… Read More

  • Reader Response Week One


    Greetings all, I’m glad to see you’ve taken to commenting more frequently. We’ve already awarded a brand new iPod Shuffle, but as I said before, that was just the beginning. We’re really just getting started with our commenter appreciation series. So here’s the deal for next week. Next Friday, as in one week from today, we will be giving away a Samsung Blackjack. Read More

  • V-Moda's Vibe Headphones: Big Audio DY-NO-MITE


    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/video player, the V-Moda Vibe excels in both sound quality and style. And at a price of $101 they deliver a large listening experience for a relatively small investment. The V-Moda Vibe’s are certainly more sophisticated looking than most in-ear headphones. Made from a metal alloy, they are incredibly lightweight… Read More

  • MacAppADay: A Mac App A Day

    , a site that’s giving away one new Mac app every day until January 1. After that, who knows WHAT they’re giving away. Maybe pork. Anyway, I just download TuneX from them, but supply is limited so head over right away. TuneX is pretty cool but it’s a bit intrusive. I haven’t really tried to tweak it, but it offers easy access to all your iTunes functions from the… Read More