The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Turtle Beach Still Around, Making Wii Headphones

    I haven’t heard from Turtle Beach since it stopped making early-1990s sound cards, but I suppose with the recent surge in Wii-popularity, now is a good time to hop on the bandwagon. Either way, these Ear Force W3 wireless headphones from Turtle Beach are “Ready for Wii” and come with an audio splitter cable. Powered by a single AAA battery, these ‘phones will set you… Read More

  • Lock, Dock, and iPod

    Truth be told, I thought I had seen every last possible iPod accessory — until this lock came along. Seems Japanese company Elecom thought it’d be a good idea to make a three-number combination lock that plugs into the docking part of your iPod so that it won’t get stolen. First off, the cable used for the lock looks like I could cut it with a pair of scissors. Secondly… Read More

  • HP iPAQ 514 Voice Messenger: Surprising

    I’m honestly not sure what to make of the 514. On one hand it’s a WinMo 6 smartphone with WiFi, on the other hand it’s an iPAQ without a touchscreen. Essentially, HP made a phone, not a PDA with phone features. It’s about as big as an old school Nokia candybar and it looks OEM-tastic with a very odd trade dress that I haven’t seen in HP products before. Read More

  • Hands On With All the Samsung Ultras: Can You Say Ultra Purdy?

    I’m not wetting myself over these or anything, but they’re quite clever. All of Samsung’s new Ultra line is really quite impressive, especially the paper-thin 5.9. I can imagine, however, how Ultra Painful it is to get a shard of Samsung Ultra in your gluteus maximus when you sit down on it and it Ultra cracks in half. Read More

  • Coilgunosapien: Destroy All Humans

    Marcus of Evosapien has added a mini-railgun to his Robosapien — which already has a damn flamethrower on it — and can now complete the destruction of the Eastern seaboard using his robot army. Read More

  • On the Road With the Nokia 6110

    Convergence is a hard nut to crack. I have yet to meet anyone who uses their cellphone as an MP3 player — although they’re out there — and now Nokia wants us to use their phones as GPS devices. Read More

  • The Prada Phone In Its Natural Habitat

    There she is, friends. Hidden behind glass, guarded by beautiful women, ensconced in a leather box. I’m not sure which pre-libidinal fantasy they’re trying to inspire, but it certainly looks like something mommy doesn’t want us to touch. Read More

  • KeyTouch: Interesting Enough to Matter

    I stumbled upon KeyTouch while trying to tackle a pair of Ukrainians who wouldn’t stop talking about the LG Shine in their Kraken-howl language. It’s not particularly ground-breaking, but it’s a text entry system that uses the directional keys to pick characters after each keypress. Say, for example, you wanted to type AK 47. You would hit the 2 key and see a little compass… Read More

  • Toshiba G900: Meh

    Took a look at the Toshiba WinMo 6 line today and I can’t say I was impressed. They’re pretty to look at but what you’re essentially seeing is anything and everything by HTC stuffed into a case marked “Toshiba.” Essentially this is a powerful smartphone with fingerprint recognition and a Sony-Ericisson-esque 2-megapixel camera. It’s got WiFi and 64MB… Read More

  • Polymer Vision Readius

    I finally found the Polymer Vision Readius nestled quite close to the press room. This is the rollable display everyone has been talking about and it’s actually quite cool. The device is about as big as a flashlight and has a 5-inch greyscale, 16 “color” screen that updates in about a second. This is more like the Sony Reader than anything else and it doesn’t appear to… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Earnest Edition

    Ginormous Lego Millennium Falcon Kicks the Most Ass Ever
    Toy Fair Doesn’t Mean Playtime
    Pop Goes the Soda Bot
    Round Sound
    Help Key: How to Set Up Surround Sound Speakers Read More

  • StumbleUpon Video Stumbles Upon Wii

    . The service provides an innovative way for users of the system to discover a wide array of video content without using additional hardware. StumbleUpon VP of Marketing, David Feller says: “Both the video game industry and online video have been experiencingexplosive growth. By customizing our Stumble Video platform, we’re giving
    Wii gamers another gateway to discover new and… Read More

  • Ginormous Lego Millennium Falcon Kicks the Most Ass Ever

    If you don’t want this, you should seriously think about why you’re even at a website like this one. Made up of over 5000 individual bricks, the Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon is the magnificent point where obsessive Star Wars geekery and perfect Lego hobbyism meet. For $500 you get the largest Lego set ever assembled, dedicated to building the most lust-worthy… Read More

  • Mighty Brighty Projector Paint

    I like this idea of paint-on screens. It makes sense in that unobtrusive modern way. Granted most white walls would be sufficient for projection, but if you want something more specific consider this. The Mighty Brighty projection screen paint is highly reflective white paint. It’s that simple really. The paint starts at $190 and goes up to $580. Is it worth it? Probably not, but I… Read More

  • No Red Blackberry Pearl For T-Mobile

    Over the weekend, some sites were posting rumors about a red Blackberry Pearl coming out. I e-mailed my peeps who do PR for T-Mobile and they say there will be no Blackberry Pearl in red or any other color coming out soon. Sorry office-working, corporate chicks – looks like you’ll have to settle on a black or white Pearl come Valentine’s Day. Read More

  • Gamecock Comes Out Fighting

    The former heads of Gathering of Developers (G.O.D.), a video game publishing company, which launched in the mid-1990s before being bought out by Take 2 Interactive, have returned. Industry veterans Mike Wilson, the former CEO of GOD, and former president Harry Miller have officially announced the launch of a new independent game publisher, Gamecock Media Group. Said Wilson about the name… Read More

  • Google and Microsoft Working on Wireless Device?

    , we receive info that Microsoft is working in conjunction with Google, Dell, HP, Intel and Philips. A report in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer suggests that the companies plan to submit a new will soon submit a prototype device to U.S. regulators for testing. The report goes on to claim that MS will be developing the prototype and the rest of the coalition’s involvement remains… Read More

  • LG and Yahoo! Partner

    LG and Yahoo! announced today that Yahoo! Go 2.0 service will begin shipping on LG’s mobile phones. The service is said to redefine the mobile Internet experience for users. With its unique design, users are able to personalize content and search efficiently with Yahoo!’s oneSearch function. The service also features Yahoo! Go widgets, personal channels for email, local… Read More

  • UNIEA Leather U-Suit for MacBook

    Designed to protect your precious, precious 13-inch MacBook, the U-Suit has a leather exterior and a hard-yet-lightweight ABS plastic material inside to protect your notebook from scrapes, bumps, dust and dirt. Because the shell is two separate pieces—one for the top, one for the bottom—all your ports, air vents and the optical drive remain accessible when the U-Suit is on. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 In Excruciating Detail

    I hate long video, but this was basically the only way to show you all what WinMo 6 would look like and include. Take a gander if you dare. The real meat is in the beginning, but it’s interesting to see all the improvements. Read More