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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Dash Detox Contest Update: The Nagging Wife

    Our second Dash Detox Contest entrant created a late night infomercial, complete with a chipper announcer and the voice of a shrieking harpy out to steal your immortal soul. Rules:
    I am not allowed to use a cellphone for one month. I need you to hop on your web cam and record a one minute video telling me to be strong. Or if you’re sadistic like Blake, feel free to taunt me with… Read More

  • Vuum Audio VTi-B1: For Audiophiles Only

    The Vuum Audio VTi-B1 doesn’t only look pretty, it also gives you that warm and fuzzy playback that you’ve grown to love. The VTi-B1 iPod dock gives your speakers 15-watts of power each, charges your iPod and looks very cool. There are other cheaper vacuum-tube iPod docks out there, but it all comes down to how each sounds. The Vti-B1 comes with a remote control, RCA audio/video… Read More

  • Over One Billion Bluetooth Products Shipped

    Oh Bluetooth, it seemed like just yesterday you were a fledgling technology. Now you’ve made your way into nearly every mobile phone on the market and are decent for file transfers and do the whole stereo music thing. We’re proud. The number of Bluetooth products shipped to date has exceeded the number of PC users in the world—that’s a hell of a lot of products… Read More

  • TiVo Goes BroadBand With New Services


    No surprise that TiVo needs to continue to innovate what its boxes are capable of to keep from losing to satellite/cable-company DVRs. The latest features, or at least the five announced this morning, “will allow consumers to get broadband delivered video right to their TV set and include it as part of a simple and easy viewing experience.” So, for starters the boxes will allow you… Read More

  • Suunto X9i Watch Reviewed And Looking Adventurous!

    So are you feeling a bit adventurous lately and also need a new wristwatch? Look no further than the Suunto X9i say the dudes over at Spungle. Big and bulky, this bad boy isn’t just a watch, but an expandable survival tool. It comes with a 3D compass, an altimeter, can calculate sea pressure, and has a GPS system accurate up to three feet! Clearly made for the outdoorsman in your family. Read More

  • M-Audio Torq MixLab Makes You An Instant DJ


    If you’ve been itching to start creating your own electronic music or DJing, but aren’t really sure where to start, definitely check out the $99 M-Audio Torq MixLab. The hardware/software solution, that works with Windows and Mac, gives you full control over mixing and mashing up your digital music collection. The Torq LE software will simultaneously import two songs and then… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Honeycomb Edition

    ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers
    Light Up Plexiglass (Not Available On Riot Shields)
    Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee
    Cingular Blackjack Review
    CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party Read More

  • CrunchGear, Zune Contest Winners Hit The Seattle Zune Launch Party

    When you win a CrunchGear contest, you get treated right. We went with our two winners Hana and Alka to breakfast with the Secret Machines, Cesar from Zune Insider and a host of other media-types (and a couple other contest winners) this morning, and had a great time celebrating the Seattle launch of Microsoft’s Zune media player. Hit the jump and see a photo recap of the day… Read More

  • The Beggars Have Chosen!

    As you know, this past weekend we ran a national giveaway for a Microsoft Zune with a Belkin Folio Kickstand Case. We had received hundreds of entries by yesterday’s noon deadline. After much deliberation, we were able to narrow the pool down to two contestants and we’ve been tallying the votes all day. In the left corner, stood Kristin from Baton Rouge, with her seemingly… Read More

  • Zune Unboxing

    This, friends, is the obligatory footage of me opening the Zune box. If you’re in New York and you have a Zune, come and find me. We can join the Social together. One of us… One of us…. Read More

  • HP Re-brands MoGo MouseBT As Their Own

    HP should probably stop re-branding things under their name. Let’s face it, that iPod by HP thing didn’t work out too well, did it now? Now HP is re-branding the MoGo MouseBT as the “HP Bluetooth PC Card Mouse”. Same specs that include Bluetooth, touch sensitive scroll wheel, and the ability to recharge the battery via your PC card slot? You betcha. Only difference… Read More

  • Ten Reasons to Buy a DSLR

    If you’re going back-and-forth on whether you should get a point-and-shoot camera or a DSLR, Kurtis from TheTechLounge has whipped up an article that might be on some interest to you. It examines the pros of owning a DSLR over a regular digital camera. He breaks it down into 10 categories that summarize all the reasons one should opt for a DSLR. It’s a good and quick read that… Read More

  • Composite Cables Don't Do Wii Justice

    Well all know the Nintendo Wii isn’t going to give us the high definition graphics that PS3 and Xbox 360 deliver, but that doesn’t mean games on the Wii look awful, does it? It turns out when IGN tested out its Nintendo Wii, the graphics on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess looked bad. Really bad. The problem was coming from the Wii’s connection to IGN’s LCD… Read More

  • Light Up Plexiglass (Not Available On Riot Shields)

    This is a simple, yet brilliantly creative idea. Take one part plexiglass, etch a drawing in it with a soldering iron or really sharp knife, and insert an LED. Boom. You got yourself an instant sign. By drilling a hole in the end of the plexiglass, you can stick a high-performance LED in the end and power it with whatever you want (in this case, some batteries will do). This lights up your… Read More

  • ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers

    , at least without the solar panel. Scott writes: HUGE discount off our most popular jacket, the Tactical 4.0. This usually sells for $229.99, but with special coupon code “EMPDISC”, you get 40% off, or only $137.99, or a savings of $92! Go ahead and check it out. Product Page [ScottEVest] Read More

  • Xbox 360 HD DVD for PC

    When Microsoft announced the HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360, there was a lot of speculation whether the drive could be used on a regular PC. Now that the drive is starting to appear in stores, people have begun to experiment and confirm the speculation. Dan at UNEASYsilence took one of the drives and connected it to his PC. After a bit of driver searching he was able to get it functioning… Read More

  • Google CEO Says Cell Phones Should Be Free

    During a recent speech on business innovation held at Standford’s Graduate School of Business, Google CEO Eric Schmidt stated that he believes mobile phones should be free. Schmidt believes that as the capabilities of cells expand and more-and-more people start carrying PocketPCs, advertising will become a viable platform for mobile users. If this does indeed occur, cell providers could… Read More

  • RocketBoom Refuses to Drink Zune Kool-Aid, But That Didn't Stop Us! or A Brief Note on CG's Independence

    was supposed to be a Zune.net promo partner and backed out stating that he feels he can’t disparage the Zune because of that connection. The resulting post, which is fairly nebulous, allows me to sit down for a minute of meta-blogging to clear up any misconceptions about our Zune contest and our recent slew of Zune coverage. First off, Zune is big news. It’s a major hardware release… Read More

  • Motorola’s ic502 Drops On Sprint, Looks Like a Bumble Bee

    If you’re one of the awesome Sprint/Nextel users out there, boy do we have a treat in store for you. The ic502 from Motorola has been released for Sprint and is the first phone for the network that supports both iDEN (Nextel) and CDMA (Sprint) frequencies. This means you can use it with Sprint, Nextel, or Verizon (if you really want it that badly). It’s kind of a lame phone though… Read More

  • Beggars Can Be Choosers Redux

    We seem to be having some problems with the voting mechanism, so I’m making another post in an attempt to rectify the problem. Your choice is between Kristin’s video and Scott’s website. Voting closes at 6PM EST. [poll=6] Read More