Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Oh My Coccyx!

    If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, you might wanna invest in a little spine protection. And POC’s Spine body armor could be the ideal solution to this dilemma. This space-aged-looking spine armor consists of six plates that provide protection for your precious vertebrae. It’s available now for $160. But the fun doesn’t stop with your thoracic and… Read More

  • New LG Includes Touchscreen, Mysteries

    When Apple releases the iChat Mobile (or, ya know, iPhone, or whatever), many of us blundits (blogger-pundits) expect it to feature a touchscreen of some sort. There aren’t as many touchscreen-enabled phones as one would think, given that the technology has gotten less expensive in the last few years. Save for certain smartphones, we don’t see them on many handsets, the… Read More

  • Hangman Hands On

    Just got a Hangman iPod thingie in the mail and I strapped it to the boy for a full test. This thing is actually a tiny plastic connector that fits right into the iPod port. You unclick by pressing a little button and attach it by bending the plastic underneath the hasp away. It survived a few minutes of tugging and pulling by a curious and strong baby, so I figure it will survive a day out on… Read More

  • Some Minor Improvements


    Just a quick note to mention a few things I’ve added to the page. First, I’ve decided to show the tags. These tags are essentially tiny feeds, so if you like iPod stuff subscribe to http://crunchgear.com/category/gear/ipod/feed (note the “feed” at the end of the URL). You can do this with authors as well. Next, there is a tiny recent comments box on the side. That… Read More

  • Video of the Etching Laser in Action

    Phil Torrone is really the only guy I know who does what everybody else dreams of doing — playing with lasers, making rockets and jetting around the world telling people how to build stuff. Here is some video of the etching laser in action. One more after the jump… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches Sidekick Wiki For Users

    We always like it when a big company can relate to geeks like us. So when I got an e-mail that T-Mobile was getting involved with wikis, I was ecstatic (for reals)! T-Mobile has started a wiki for their Sidekick users at the upcoming wiki site Wetpaint. Sidekick users can cruise over and contribute facts, browse forums, chat, and more. I think it’s great to see a ton of Sidekick… Read More

  • Ultra Brings SDHC Cards Fast, Large And Cheap

    Ultra, a company probably better known for its PC cases and power supplies, has been bringing a lot of extra gear to the market this year. This morning, it announced an 8GB SDHC card for use in, well, any device that can use the high-capacity cards, for the low price of $149.99. Beyond the capacity size there’s the read speed of 18MB per second and the write speed of 3MB per second, so… Read More

  • Wiimote's Strap Put To The Test

    In that last couple weeks there have been numerous complaints about the sturdiness of the Wiimote’s strap and it’s tendency to break. Since the launch of the Wii, I’ve had more than three parties where gamers and non-gamers alike come together, drink lots of beer and play Wii. My friends aren’t exactly the type to be calm either, if you were to walk in to my… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Boss Edition

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    Gaming Scarves For The Brrrrr Weather
    USB-Powered Heated Cushion
    The Villain Chair: Direct Henchmen in Style
    Call for Interns in NYC and SF Read More

  • CrunchGear This Week

    The week started out with a roar as Matt broke the news that American Airlines would be offering free wi-fi on its flights. It turned out not to be true (costs 10 bucks), but it was big. If you’re reading this on a Macbook with a tiny hard drive, Peter’s got you figured out – it turns out it’s not that hard to replace the HDD with a more spacious one. I ruffled some… Read More

  • Hotty McHotHot Rumor: iPhone, Monday the 18, For Reals

    Gizmodo likes rumors about as much as it likes trannie hookers: it can’t get them out of its head. So when we got a tip that the big cheese at the Giz was confident the iPhone would be dropping on Monday, December 18, we decided to to lay low and see how it pans out. But then when a couple of friends of minions of accountants of lawyers started whispering, “no, really,”… Read More

  • Wii Contest For Bloggers

    Too lazy (or poor) to wait outside of Best Buy for hours trying to get a Wii? No worries, the official blog of wHooiz.com is giving away a Nintendo Wii for free (rhyming makes me feel good about myself). All you have to do is get over to the wHooiz blog and make your own profile. The wHooiz blog is basically a listing site that allows you to look up other peoples’ profiles, and read… Read More

  • iTunes Sales Not Actually Falling?


    I’m sure you recall a piece from a few days ago citing all sorts of noise about plummeting iTunes sales and various other banter. Well according to a report released today by comScore Networks, iTunes is actually on the up-and-up, with an 84% rise in revenue during the first three quarters of 2006. It also said that there was a 67% increase in iTunes transactions and a 10% increase… Read More

  • The Villain Chair: Direct Henchmen in Style

    Blofeld, Darth Vader, Dr. Evil, Lex Luthor, Dr. Claw. These were some of the absolutely lethal and diabolical bad guys from a few of our favorite films. The share evil genius, plans of total conquest, and slick knavish style. One common element of that style is the iconic Villain Chair. Made of dark leather on a menacing frame, the Villain Chair is enough to make anyone feel like a super bad guy. Read More

  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 08


    Two days left! This marks 80 copies of M2 Convert that we’ve distributed to our dear, dear readers. SO here they are, the winners for Wednesday: Read More

  • Samsung "Butterfly" Mini-PC Quick Look

    There are a few other wee ones in there, but the real draw is the P9000, a WiMax mini-PC with built-in phone. Drool. Read More

  • Amazon Unleashing Onslaught of Wiis and PS3s Soon

    We’ve just received information from a reliable source that Amazon will soon have the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PlayStation 3 readily available. There is no specific date currently set, but it will be “in the coming days.” So if you’ve been checking back at your local Best Buy every day or contemplating paying a premium for a system on Ebay, you might want to… Read More

  • Presto! For the Elderly


    As we reported recently, Presto is a service that aims to bring e-mail to those incapable of operating a computer. It uses a special printer designed by HP that hooks up to your phone line to print e-mails. The thought is that those without the slightest inkling of technical knowledge will still be able to receive e-mails from their friends and family. In some capacity, the idea makes sense. Read More

  • HD-DVD Trumps DVD: The Visual Argument

    ) offers a level of detail far beyond that of standard DVD. The problem is, most of you haven’t seen it in action. We could tell you all about compression rates and codecs and algowhatevers, but there’s an adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, we fully agree. The stills in the link below are from Lord of the Rings, of course, but the trick is to mouse… Read More

  • Apple’s 2G iPod Shuffle Can Take A Washing

    We all know the real pen-test of electronics is how resistant to water they are. Apple’s second-generation iPod Shuffle is officially built-tough now that it’s handled a wash cycle thanks to a lad who left it in his pocket after a snowboarding trip. At first he went to dock it on his computer and it wouldn’t work. After letting it dry out for a while (the key to getting stuff… Read More