Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 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

  • Regal Cinema Hands Out Jerk Stoppers

    Sweet relief! I’ve all but given up going to the movies thanks to the delightful amalgam of oversold shows, jerks on cellphones, and poor projection quality. I can get better quality on my 56-inch JVC D-ILA and upconverting DVD player – with DVDs from NetFlix and the Interwebs – than I’ll ever get at the local movie dump. Regal Entertainment Group has heard my pleas… Read More

  • Game Ready Heals Your Pain

    It seems that every time we step out of the CrunchGear Mansion, sore muscles and sports injuries pour cold water on our outdoor field frolicking. Thank goodness for Game Ready—probably the best thing to happen to sports injuries since the cup. This high-tech update to the old-school adage of “keep it cold and keep it compressed” promises sore spot healing and speedy… Read More

  • Sony-Ericsson K620i Details Emerge

    Some details of Sony’s upcoming Sony-Ericsson K620i have emerged and we like what we see. Aside from the insanely cool blue paint job (which may or may not be the final color), this sucker is only 17mm thick and comes equipped with a 1.9-inch, 262k color screen, Bluetooth, USB 2.0 (thank god), a sick 3.2MP camera with 100MB of internal memory for video and photo storage, and support… Read More

  • AmpliChip Assay Helps Prescribe Drugs


    It has long been the intention of chemists to develop ways to tailor medicines specifically to peoples’ genetics. While that’s still a long ways off, new developments in pharmacology are opening doors for patients that were previously inconceivable. One such development is the AmpliChip from Roche. It can analyze a person’s genetic makeup and ascertain whether a… Read More

  • Gridpoint Connect Keeps Your Home Juiced


    Here’s how to feel a little less guilty about leaving your vampires plugged in. This massive home battery sucks up electrical juice when its cheap, so you can use it when its not. We’d also imagine this thing will make you the envy of your darkened neighbors when the power goes. Bonus: Its got a HAL-9000-esque CPU built in that gives you a Web-based reading on how many kilowatt… Read More

  • Apple Sells Dude A Laptop Filled With The Good Stuff (Porn)

    So it seems that Apple has a bit of a sticky situation on their hands. A gentleman bought a “refreshed” Macbook in London for his 11-year old daughter and it ended up having tons of pornographic JPG images on the desktop. Now some would decry this as vile and unjust, and because the guy was buying it for his young daughter, I’ll agree on this one. But come on, you know if… Read More

  • Killer Flashlight Will Burn Your House Down

    OK, so this thing is pretty ridiculous. One industrious geek used Maglite parts with an Osram Sylvania bulb at 80 times its regular luminosity powered by twelve 1200mV NiMH batteries to achieve total paper combustion. It’s too bad those unfortunate boys in Lord of the Flies didn’t have one of these. Piggy (that’s what we call Vince)! Custom Flashlight Starts Fires, Blinds… Read More

  • Info SD Card Shows Free Space

    The multinational conglomerate A-DATA is set to roll out an SD card that uses some sort of e-ink-like display to show you just how much space you’ve got left–useful if you’ve got stacks of these things. What would be really cool is if they can fit this onto a mini or microSD. Check it out sometime post-CES. Product Page [AData] Read More

  • BMW Designs Hydrogen Powered 7-Series


    Oh this is cool and I’m not just referring to the temperature of the hydrogen. This prototype BMW 7-series sedan was featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It can run on both gas and hydrogen and can switch between the two fuel sources in case you can’t find a hydrogen fueling station. It currently uses BMW’s 6-liter V-12, but BMW engineers say that with further development… Read More

  • LumiGrams: For the Ladies

    because it looks like some madman designed their site. However, the catalog words and the bags cost about $400 on a good day, batteries not included. Catalog [LumiGram] Read More

  • Windows Vista Gets First TV Spot

    What is it with companies making bad commercials lately? Here comes another one, this time courtesy of Redmond. It’s the new Vista TV spot. Notice that it doesn’t actually contribute anything to our knowledge of the OS. I figure if you really want to showcase a product like Vista you should actually, you know, show the product. Meh. The first ever Microsoft Vista commercial no… Read More