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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Logitech Alto Makes Your Laptop More Desktop


    This is pretty simple really—it’s a notebook stand that puts your screen at eye-level and includes a built-in, full-size keyboard—and I’m surprised, with all of Logitech’s accessory and peripheral knowledge, the company didn’t crank something like this out sooner. The keyboard is complete with a number pad, a media panel and a key layout that’ll… Read More

  • Brenthaven's Classy iPod Cases

    Some of you iPod owners might be feeling envy over the dope Kickstand Folio cases from Belkin our contest winners received. They are indeed kickass. But don’t worry, there’s something for you, too. Check out these like-minded leather cases from Britain’s Brenthaven. Its offering up two different ways (in two different colors): easel style, or as a clever dock-type-thing. We… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Drafting Edition

    Daily Crunch: Drafting Edition

    Some weird stuff went down on Halloween: First Pic Of iRobot’s Sentinel Project
    Mac-O-Lantern
    SoundTech Announces LightSnake USB Intelligent Microphone Cable
    Scorched Earth Rock Mod
    Wacom Ships Widescreen-Compatible Graphics Tablets Read More

  • Top 10 Worst Gaming Handhelds

    Top 10 Worst Gaming Handhelds

    Ah yes, the wonderful world of handheld gaming. Though we’ve seen some pretty good handhelds come out in the past (Sega GameGear and Nintendo DS), for the most part they’ve just been extremely disappointing. Modojo’s top 10 list of handheld failures lets gamers reminisce on how much money they threw down the drain over “promising” portables. I myself took a blow… Read More

  • SoundTech Announces LightSnake USB Intelligent Microphone Cable

    The LightSnake USB Intelligent Microphone Cable is simply a cable that has an XLR connector on one side and a USB connector on the other side. The two connectors allow you to plug into a microphone on one end and plug into a computer on the other. The LightSnake Microphone Cable features embedded A/D chip technology, which boosts the audio signal so you don’t need a microphone… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Interface Video

    Here’s a video of the Nintendo Wii interface done by Matt from IGN. Though all the features work, everything is done with a dev-kit Wii, so there may be a few subtle changes made before the actual console ships. Matt goes through all the features including customization of the interface, nickname options, choosing what games to play and all that fun stuff that you’ll waste about… Read More

  • Thriller… Sort of

    Thriller… Sort of


    In the spirit of Halloween (and national diversity), I’d like to take a minute to break from our regularly scheduled programming for this video intermission. Enjoy. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Updated

    Xbox 360 Updated

    As we mentioned yesterday, a much anticipated update for the Xbox 360 was scheduled to drop today. And as promised, users were able to log in this morning and download the fall update. The new version adds: New Features HD 1080p video mode support over VGA and component cables. Xbox 360 HD DVD Player support. Stream WMV video from a Windows PC running Windows Media Player 11, Zune software… Read More

  • Verizon to Offer OTA Contact Sync

    Why is this man smiling? Because Verizon today announced it will be selling a service from Plaxo that allows its wireless customers to automagically sync up their contacts between their computers and mobile devices, over the air. The Java BREW application is compatible with most current Verizon handsets and costs $4.49 a month. While we’d rather see this as a one-time fee-for-service… Read More

  • Antec Brings Spot Cool Fans to American Market

    This is a rather “cool” idea (HAHA!) from Antec as a way to keep the hottest parts of your computer from going nuclear. Do-it-yourself computer modding is getting more and more insane as processors get higher clockspeeds and thus hit higher temperatures. The threat of burning out your proc or system board is very real, and geeks have taken to the problem with ingenuity, with… Read More

  • Motorola Prepping Linux-based RAZR Smartphone?

    We got word of these presentation photos of what appears to be Motorola’s new RAZR PDA. That’s right, a smartphone in the RAZR form factor, because the world needs another RAZR like it needs touchscreen voting machines. Details are sketchy at best, as all we have are blurry, gadget rumortastic camphone photos, but they’re good enough that we can clearly see moderately… Read More

  • Scorched Earth Rock Mod

    Scorched Earth Rock Mod

    The boys over at bit-tech.net got their hands on an Extreme 64 power notebook from Rock. In honor of Halloween, the case was modded to feature skulls on a rock-looking background. It came out looking surprisingly cool, but the final product added another 2-pounds to a system that already weighs over 10. Crazy. Anyway, you can follow the link below for a full gallery. Scorched Earth [bit-tech.net] Read More

  • Kanguru Bio Slider II

    Kanguru Bio Slider II


    Kanguru has released a new flash drive that includes biometrics. The Bio Slider II comes in capacities ranging from 256MB up to 4GB and features fingerprint recognition. To activate, simply plug in the drive and and slide your finger across the sensor on the drive. The fingerprint recognition software is stored on the drive and does not install anything on the computer. It utilizes USB 2.0 and… Read More

  • Wacom Ships Widescreen-Compatible Graphics Tablets

    There are two brands serious graphics artists will probably never abandon: Apple and Wacom. Anyone who does any real digital designing knows that a Wacom tablet is as necessary to them as paint brushes are to a traditional artist. The problem facing many of them now is that Apple (and other computer manufacturers) are tending toward widescreen (closer to, if not, a 16:9 aspect ratio)… Read More

  • Unwired Vehicles UVIA M100: Ultimate Back-Seat Entertainment System?


    There’s some fun stuff coming out of the 2006 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show today, but this UVIA M100 mobile infotainment device from Unwired Vehicles is one of the sweetest. The box uses EV-DO mobile broadband from Verizon or Sprint to deliver rear-seat passengers in your vehicle a selection of entertainment apps along with broadband Internet access so you… Read More

  • Stripy Mini Speakers

    These twisting speakers are small (9 watt, 4.5 RMS per channel), but they’re bound to sound better than the notebook speakers you’ve got on your Lenovo. The set comes with two twisting satellites and a scrollable middle trackball wheel, which glows different colors depending on what you’re doing. Tap it once for bass control, again for treble, again for mute, and one last time… Read More

  • Mac-O-Lantern

    Mac-O-Lantern

    What do you get when you mis a mac mini and a jack-o-lantern? A Mac-O-Lantern, of course. One industrious individual decided to embark on the task of making a case mod out of a pumpkin. I love the fact that he went through all the trouble of carving this thing up and putting together the case, knowing the pumpkin would only rot in a few days. Ah flirtations with futility. This is how we built… Read More

  • Motorola Releases T305 Handsfree Kit

    Motorola Releases T305 Handsfree Kit


    Motorola announced today the availability of its Portable Bluetooth Car Kit T305. The T305 clips to the visor and allows drivers to communicate without removing their hands from the wheel. It features enhanced echo and noise reduction to provide superior clarity through the mic. And the 1-watt speaker is said to be amply sufficient. The T305 utilizes a multifunction button that allows users… Read More

  • T-Mobile Gets Limited Edition Sidekicks, Various RAZRs

    . Also befitting Johnny Drama & Co., the Miami Ink tattooed Dragon and Cherry Blossom RAZRs, both pre-tattooed so you won’t have to go to the shady phone tattoo parlor down on 8th and Franklin. I heard a Moto SLVR got stabbed there last week! If you’re more upscale, T-Mobile has the Dolce & Gabbana V3i, which comes in gold. Too bad this isn’t solid gold, or else… Read More

  • The Survey

    The Survey


    Greetings all, I just wanted to chime in with a quick reminder about our advertising survey. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few moments to complete the survey so that we can better understand the needs of you, our readers. Thanks. Read More