Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • CES Post Show Thoughts From a Tired Writer


    For many of us the best part of being back from CES is that it is now the longest amount of time until we have to go back to Las Vegas for another CES. That’s not to say that the show isn’t enjoyable, but as with any trade show it means a lot of work, too much walking and too many things to see – many of which will likely never come out. Here are a few thoughts on CES… Read More

  • Mac Found In Temple Ruins Of The East

    OK, so maybe these two little gems weren’t found in ruins, but they might as well have seeing as how Mac case mods as extravagant as this one aren’t seen too often. While I was venturing the Moscone Center North Hall for the MacWorld Expo, I ran across these two bad boys at a MacMod booth. The people working there were selling this “Necromac II” at an auction. At the time… Read More

  • Best In Show: LG's Swinger


    LG’s dual format DVD player was awarded best in show at CES. Find out who else won at CNET. Read More

  • Takeoffs and Landings


    Our CES Vegas adventure is coming to a close. Vince succeeded in his goal of vomiting at every major casino on the strip. Biggs acquired a new nickname: Mumbles. Goldman learned what a kick to the face feels like. And I stayed sober enough to keep the three of them out of jail. We’ll be flying around for most of the day, so posting will be sporadic, but we’ll be back to normal… Read More

  • CellSwapper, An End To Endless Contracts

    comes CellSwapper, a service that lets you transfer cell contracts to desiring parties. The service is particularly useful since essentially every phone now comes with an oppressive two year contract. The service takes advantage of the termination clauses that allow users to end their service if they can find someone willing to take on the remainder of the contract. It also lets the… Read More

  • Blue Screen Of Death In Your Car? AOpen and Mitsubishi Say Yes!


    AOpen and Fortune Motors (Mitsubishi’s lil guy in Taiwan) have jumped into bed together to give you the first Car PC. The Car PC comes jam packed with a Celeron M360/915 chipset, a 40 gig HD, GPS, GMA 900 graphics card, 512 MB RAM, DVD player, Windows XP and support for DirectX 9. The Blue Screen of Death is exactly what I need to cure my road rage. Mitsubishi plans to launch this in the… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Still Life with iPhone Edition

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  • Harman Kardon Present Drive + Play 2

    Hardman/Kardon’s Drive + Play 2 is a mobile media manager that can be installed into your car. It features a 3.5-inch customizable full-color display, five-button wireless controller, a power adapter that connects to the car’s lighter, digital expansion hub and allows you to fully browse through your Apple iPod or Microsoft Zune. If you don’t have an Apple iPod or a… Read More

  • iPhone? Who Cares?

    We’ll admit the iPhone wasn’t much of a surprise and apparently numerous companies were prepared to steal Apple’s thunder with their own product announcements. One upcoming handset that might make many reconsider joining the iPhone crowd is the new Motorola Z6 music phone, which has been optimized to operate with MTV’s Urge music store. The quad-band GSM EDGE slider runs… Read More

  • E-MU 0404 AudioPod

    The E-MU 404 AudioPod is a new USB 2.0 Audio/MIDI Interface with 24-bit A/D and D/A converters and XTC mic/line/hi-Z preamps. Not only are you going to get great sound coming out of the 0404 AudioPod, but you’re also going to get a hot signal going to tape without having to worry about clipping the track. The XTC Class-A ultra-low noise preamps will allow you to plug microphones… Read More

  • Recycle Your Cellphone With ReCellular

    The next time you go to chuck that old cellphone you no longer use in the trash, stop and think about using ReCellular. ReCellular lets you send in your old phone (shipping is free via prepaid postage) and based on its condition, it’ll give you credit you can use towards Best Buy online. They also resell or donate old phones to charity and fix them up before they go out. Even if your… Read More

  • Bloops: Cisco Sues Apple

    Some interesting news out of Cisco today: Cisco today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against Apple, Inc., seeking to prevent Apple from infringing upon and deliberately copying and using Cisco’s registered iPhone trademark. Will it effect the Cupertino giant? Absolutely not. But it makes for a nice downtick… Read More

  • Apple TV Hands-On

    If you missed our previous coverage of Apple TV, here’s a second chance to take a look at Apple’s new product that changes the way we can experience our digital media. Apple TV features HDMI, component outputs, built-in 802.11 g/b/n, Ethernet, an Intel CPU, 40GB of space and can support 720p resolution. On top of all that, Apple TV can also wirelessly stream media from up to 5… Read More

  • Headplay


    Last night I had a chance to checkout a new technology that has been getting a lot of hype around here. Headplay is a display headset that gives a more immersive visual experience. My experience with it was relatively positive given the short time I had the product. I had a bit of trouble adjusting it adequately to my field of vision, but I have a problem with one of my eyes that probably… Read More

  • Golla – Inexpensive, Fashionable Bags From Finland

    One of the more “fashionable” booths at CES 2007 was Golla’s. Golla is a Finnish accessories company that has great looking cases and bags that don’t cost a fortune. Plus, it has five designers working year round so that new designs are released twice per year, like clothing lines. Golla says they want to merge both fashion and technology into one beautiful genre. Read More

  • Axiotron Demos ModBook

    Now that we’ve all taken in the excitement of the new iPhone, it’s time to take a look at other innovative things going on at MacWorld 2007. The ModBook is an after-market mod kit for your Apple MacBook. The hardware mod kit allows you to convert your MacBook into a tablet computer. The ModBook is marketed toward students, professionals and artists who prefer to draw and write… Read More

  • Lensbabies: Lenses Like Babies

    Every once in a while we get lucky enough to see an actually cool product. This is the Lensbaby, an odd lens that allows you to create selective focus images, meaning you can “sharpen up” on spot on a scene leave the rest in sporty blur. This would have been great for taking action shots on the floor, but we didn’t get a chance to try it on our gear.
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  • IOGear Digital Scribe Lets You Write With Ease

    IOGear has a pretty rad product for those of you who still think the pen is mightier than the swordlaptop. The device clips onto a notebook and a special pen with a sensor is used to determine when you’re writing. Then whatever you write down appears on screen and can be made into text or an image. You can snag the wired version for $59.99 and the wireless version for a little more in Q1… Read More

  • CES 2007 Booooring Edition: Franklin Spanish-English Translator

    Actually, Blake loves this thing because it lets him speak to Raj without hassle. Franklin’s Spanish-English Translator gives you 800,000 translations to and from Spanish to English, it contains a phrase book with 5,500 phrases (“What’s up essay!”), and comes wit-zzzzzzzz…. Read More

  • Samsung E890 Touchscreen Phone

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/audio player. Fairly basic and fairly teeny, but it's pretty and the touchscreen is great. Oh well. We'll never see it here, so why even bother? Read More