Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Zune 2: Thinner, WiFi-ier

    Many of you were disappointed with the Zune, Microsoft’s WiFi-“enabled” not-an-iPod. The main let-down seems to be the ineffective utilization of the on-board wireless. There aren’t that many other Zune’s out there to share with, and even if there were, the wireless would most likely be off to conserve battery power. Even then, who wants a song for only three… Read More

  • Ultra-Bling Mouse Brings 800dpi, Young Jeezy

    Behold the holy testament to bling itself: the unostentatiously-named Ultra-Bling Mouse. If you want to live life like the dudes on MTV Cribs but still want to fly your geek flag high, then this is the mouse for you. It’s a three-button optical mouse with a ton of diamonds stuck in it that comes in red, white, or yellow gold. Yup. That’s it. Nothing extra-special going on… Read More

  • Cisco iPhone In Violation Of GPL

    A few days ago, I noticed some user on Digg pointing out that Cisco shouldn’t be suing Apple when Cisco is already violating terms of the GNU/GPL by using open source software (read: Linux) to power its iPhone WIP300 device. Today, Cisco has admitted that yes, it is indeed in violation but that it’s only “one issue”. One issue or not, you still screwed up Cisco and now… Read More

  • Business Week Picks Obvious 2007 Tech Stocks

    . It’s in the running for the most obvious article ever written on the subject. The verdict? Apple shows signs of slowing and you might want to watch two little companies called Microsoft and Google. Words cannot describe the irritation I feel at this moment. So please accept the below picture in lieu of my continued rant. Read More

  • Get a First Life


    I’ve oft questioned the existence of games and services like The Sims and Second Life. My argument is simple and unoriginal, why spend your time interacting with avatars when you could be interacting with real people. The presence of these things seem to me more a social retardant than the social incubator that they’re made out to be. Nevertheless, people are fanatical about them… Read More

  • Therapie Mood Lighting

    We all know that light affects ones mood. Make your room consistently like a dank cellar and you’re likely to morph into some nefarious Dick Cheney-like character. Lots of sunlight and such and its probable that you’ll experience a much more positive metamorphosis. For those of you who are stuck in the dank cellar, but would prefer not to end up sinister, then perhaps some mood… Read More

  • Ergopod 500: For the ComputerSloth in Your Life

    There are days when a setup like this seem pretty agreeable to me. Avoid the world! Stay in bed all day. The thought flits in-and-out, namely when Biggs yells at me, but in the end I typically summon the conclusion that something like this would be really bad for me. If, however, you’re disabled and unable to make use of a traditional desk then have a look at the Ergopod 500. There are… Read More

  • Canon EOS-40D Imminent?


    The page has since been taken down, but Canon Hong Kong earlier had a page up for the EOS-40D DSLR. While the page didn’t contain any details other than a header, it could mean that Canon is readying the much anticipated 40D for prime-time. Details of the 40D have been swimming since last September, when Canon responded to our blurb. According to that early speculation, the EOS-40D… Read More

  • Dual-Driver Smackdown: Shure SE 420 vs. UE super.fi 5 Pro


    When Shure announced its new dual-driver in-ear headphones at CES, I was immediately anxious to compare them with my Ultimate Ears super.fi 5 Pros. So I managed to get hold of a preproduction pair of the SE420s, with the assurance from Shure that the drivers were final, and the only changes will be purely cosmetic. Read More

  • Samsung MP4 Player Leaked


    OK so maybe it isn’t the new Samsung MP4 player but it looks like a pretty nice knock off. On my frequent jaunts to Korea as a kid I saw my fair share of knockoffs so I’m not very surprised by this but the fact that PaiPai, a Chinese based company, released this player with Samsung’s logo just has me baffled. The 512MB flash player with miniSD, a 2.2-inch 220 x 176 display… Read More

  • Sony Humps Memory Stick to 32 Gigabytes

    like BetaMax and UMD and MiniDisc. Oops. Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Bedrest Edition

    Home, Sweet Couch
    Philipp Goedicke We’re back home, decompressing,
    Unpacking a mental mess [1, 2, 3],
    And spending some time guessing
    Just who killed CES. [4]
    (My guess: it wasn’t Jobs and his sleight-of-hand tricks [5, 6],
    It’s those seven other “dudes” who get lucky with the “chicks” [7].) And, already, faux iPhones can be gotten on the street [8],
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  • LG Super Multi Blue HD Up for Order

    . It appears now that Best Buy has put the player up for sale on its website in spite of the Feb. 4 launch of the unit. So if you’re looking to get some hot Blu-ray on HD DVD action and you’ve got $1,200 to blow, head on over to Best Buy to make your wildest dreams come true.
    Best Buy Product Page [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • HyperBike

    With my Saints vanquished in a devastating loss to da Bears, it’s time that I turn my attention to the other sport in my life: cycling. Or at least some crazy bastardization thereof. The HyperBike is based on the design of a racing wheelchair with one key difference—it utilizes the rider’s arms and legs. It 8-foot exterior wheels that tilt in toward the top to increase stability. Read More

  • 2007 Puts iPods in Half of All Cars

    I have a Belkin iPod car kit in my Kia that allows me to bump and rock to the Arcade Fire through my Alpine system as I drive to and from rehab. I installed it myself, and it was fairly straight forward, though it was a pain in the ass. If you’re an iPod owner in the market for a car now, however, you’re in much better shape, as over half of the models available in America in the… Read More

  • Wii Wii Sunday


    I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii, I got a Wii!!! Read More

  • Sharp Announces 8.28-Megapixel 1/2.5-Inch CCD


    Sharp has announced that it now has an 8.28-megapixel senor measuring just 1/2.5-inches. That rings in at just 60-percent of the size of Sharp’s previous, tiny CCDs. The new sensors will likely be built into ultra-slim cameras and possibly (based completely on my irrelevant assertion) cell phones. Sharp will begin shipping samples of the CCD to manufacturers next week, but it won’t… Read More

  • Cypres Concept Phone


    Here’s a concept phone from designer Nao Tamura. It doesn’t appear to have much functionality, but it’s certainly different. The Cypres looks to me like something out of the Matrix. I kind of dig the design, but then again I’ve always had a penchant for clear cases with exposed circuitry. Design Page [via Yanko via Gizmodo] Read More

  • FCC Approves Sidekick 2.5?

    According to Phone Scoop, the FCC has approved a new Danger Hiptop. The devicefalls somewhere between the Hiptop 2 and 3. PC-150 is the model, but all of the details are not yet clear. What is known is that the device does not have Bluetooth and that’s about all that is certain. So it could be released on some provider other than T-Mo for all we know. The confidentiality request on the… Read More

  • Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition

    So with so many flavors of Windows Vista set to debut, one would think there couldn’t possibly be room for one more. Outlandish as always, Microsoft has dreamed up yet another version of Windows: Windows Vista Ultimate Signature Edition. Yes, for $259, you get a numbered box with a fake Bill Gates signature printed on the front. If you really want a copy, head on over to Amazon for… Read More