Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Wiimote Add-Ons For Wii Sports: Totally Stupid

    Got a Wii? Got Wii Sports? Really, really, really want that Wiimote to look like a stupid white racquet, bat, or club? You’re in luck. Pretty much the most pointless, useless accessory on the market, for $22 you can own the Wii Sports Pack – three separate attachments for your Wiimote designed with Wii Sports in mind. There’s a tennis racquet, a golf club, and a baseball bat. Read More

  • DIY Pong Watch

    Sure it’s nearly the size of a Gameboy, but this homemade Pong watch is pretty pimp. It appears to just play with itself endlessly, but I imagine it could be somewhat entrancing when you should probably be doing more important things. It uses a 10mm case with a 96×64 OLED dsplay. Oh and battery life is just 25 hours so it might not be hospitable for late nights. Homemade Pong watch! Read More

  • 2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us!


    We’ve been rewarding you and now it’s time to return the favor. The nominations ballot for the 2007 Bloggies is online. If you’ve enjoyed reading CrunchGear for the past six months, we’d appreciate it if you went and voted for us. The categories we fit in are: Best American Weblog Best Computers and Technology Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group… Read More

  • Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Here’s a sneaky photo of the back of the rumored next version of the Xbox 360, codenamed: Zephyr. The most obvious addition is that of an HDMI port for true/easier 1080p output. It’s also rumored that Zephyr will feature a 120GB hard drive to compliment all the downloadable content available on Xbox Live and an upgraded 65nm CPU. No idea when this will be available for the… Read More

  • Samsung Refrigerates RFID

    If you’ve been following the RFID craze, then this one might be of some interest to you. Samsung is readying a refrigerator that can monitor its contents via RFID. So as contents get low the fridge can tally a shopping list so you know exactly what you purchase on your next grocery visit. It can also purportedly create display recipes based on the available ingredients. Pretty… Read More

  • LG Launches 4 New GPS Nav Systems


    LG is finally jumping into the domestic GPS Nav market, but there are no real surprises here. If you’re at CES you can check out the four new models: LN790, LN740, LN735 and LN730. Touch screens ranging in size from 3.5 to 4.3-inches that will offer a wide range of options including Bluetooth, turn by turn voice guidance, POIs, preloaded maps of the US and Canada and media playback… Read More

  • PumpOne Mobile For Fatties With Cell Phones


    Yep, sorry, called you people fatties again, but at least I’m offering up solutions. Actually, I could stand to lose some weight too, so I thought I should share the newly launched PumpOne Mobile from PumpOne.com with you. The company specializes in workouts to put on your iPod done by digital trainers to show you proper form for the exercises. Taking that concept one step further… Read More

  • Guy Turns Nintendo DS Into An iPod

    Behold the mystery of YouTube yet again folks. Here we have a video of someone running a virtual iPod on his or her Nintendo DS. Using the touch screen and stylus, the user operates the iPod’s clickwheel while the iPod’s display appears on the top DS screen. And does it play music? Oh hell yes. No clue on how this works, but a very cool/hip/urban/rad/gnarly use of the DS. Guy… Read More

  • Toshiba Releases HD DVD Drive


    Toshiba has brought the world it’s first HD DVD write drive while still supporting older formats, ie DVD and CD. A few sample drives of the SD-H903A will begin shipping out this month. It’s not the quickest but it is the first so we’ll give Toshiba some credit, it burns at 1x for both single and dual layer HD DVD-R. It buffers at 8MB and is said to support all HD DVD due to… Read More

  • Buy An Apple Display, Get Tiny Bugs Inside It

    Looks like for a limited time only you’ll be able to purchase an Apple-made LCD display with bugs in it. Or at least that was the case for one gentleman who discovered little, tiny critters inside the display he was using. See that little bugger in the video above? He’s the culprit. Of course this comes off of the Apple forums, so the responses to this conundrum are priceless… Read More

  • We'll Tell Off CE Makers So You Don't Have To

    OK, guys. We’re headed to CES on Saturday and will be jet-lagged, hung-over and pissed off. Let’s channel that anger into a little constructive criticism. In the comments, please tell us all your pet peeves about consumer electronics — the price, the size, the ease-of-use — and we’ll put those questions to as many bigwigs as we can, including Michael Dell. We… Read More

  • Canon Announces DC50 DVD Camcorder

    Canon just announced its new DC50 DVD Camcorder. This $799 handheld camcorder is feature-rich and is perfect for those on the fence between amateurs and professional. The DC50 offers direct-to-DVD recording, a 5.39-megapixel CCD image sensor for 5-megapixel photos, 10x optical/200x digital zoom, DIGIC DV II technology, level and grid image marking, and the ability to record in true… Read More

  • Ditch iCal, Make Your Office Wall Into A Calendar

    Who needs software and gadgets in their office? Certainly not you! You can get rid of iCal and hit up The Home Depot for some chalkboard paint. Looks like Martha Stewart knows how to multitask like a pro; her DIY Wall Calendar made of chalkboard paint is the perfect way to make your office unique while keeping it functional at the same time. Martha’s guide shows you how to create a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Puck-Man Edition

    Japanese Live-Action Pac-Man Skit
    Rollies: Training Wheels for Sneakers, or Something
    Smartvue S4 Wireless Draft-N IP Cam Peeps With Better Range
    Cat Genie Makes Pooping AutoMagic
    Amazon’s Bezos Shows Off Egg-Shaped Spacecraft Read More

  • An Open Letter to Verizon Wireless, From Yours Truly (and David Letterman)

    Dear Verizon Wireless, I know it’s maybe been a tough year, breaking ground on your new 3G network, losing some traction to Sprint and T-Mobile, watching competitor Cingular make inroads towards stealing some of your high-speed data thunder. What you need is some hip, edgy marketing to lift you spirits, and I think Dave Letterman’s crew has just the right idea: I sincerely hope… Read More

  • Tough Guy Leather USB Drive

    Most things that are banal can be elevated from “stupid” to “interesting” by wrapping them in leather. See: rock stars, steering wheels, prom dates. So is the case with Digiwork’s latest USB thumb drives. In 1, 2, or 4GB sizes, the otherwise unremarkable flash drives are wrapped in sensual, epicurean leather. With the keyring, this would be the only flash… Read More

  • Reader Response: Countdown to CES Day 03

    The wait for CES is yawn inducing, but it looms at least. That means no more slow news days; no more staring blankly at my monitor, possibly drooling, waiting for something interesting to happen. It also means that Reader Response is drawing to a close for awhile. Today we’re giving away one Belkin SportCommand. It’s a great device that has completely changed my cycling habits. So… Read More

  • Seagate 1TB Hard Drive Coming Soon

    Seagate has been pumping out its 750GB hard drives since April 2006. Well apparently the company had enough of all the “when’s there gonna be a one-terabyte drive?” questions and sent out an e-mail to the media letting us know that a drive of that size will be coming in the first half of 2007.
    Seagate’s 1TB hard drive will be our second generation 3.5-inch hard drive… Read More

  • More Halo 3 Beta Opportunities


    If you failed to geet a beta invite for “Halo 3″ during the first round, it appears that you’ve got another shot. All you have to do is log three hours playing Halo 2 online between Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, 12:01 a.m. EST and Feb. 3, 2007, 11:59 p.m. EST. The first 13,333 people to do so and signup at the Halo 3 site will get a beta invite.If that doesn’t work for… Read More