Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 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

  • Sennheiser PXC 450 Noise-Canceling Headphones


    I have a bit of a love affair with Sennheiser. Back in my gaming days I used a pair of HD-570s. They completely changed my game. As far as I know, Sennheisers are still the dominate headphones used amongst gamers. Sennheiser is showing off a new pair of noise-canceling headphones at CES that could be useful to gamers and commuters alike. In my demo of the product, I was impressed by how… Read More

  • LG Shining On

    We’ve been drooling over the LG Shine for a while now and it was nice to see it live and in the flesh. The Shine is part of LG’s Black Label series — whatever that means — and is clad in steel. It has a 2-megapixel camera and 1GB of built-in storage. Here we see the “Hangul” version with poet Yoon Dong-joo’s “Night of Counting Stars”… Read More

  • Pogue, Blam Play with iPhone, Pee a Little

    What “feels amazing in your hand,” is “not too slick or too rough, or that shows grease and fingerprints too much,” has an incredible web browsing experience, and is “dark and contrasty.” No, it’s not a smoked-glass dildo and a session on MILFhunter.com. It’s the iPhone. David Pogue AND Gizmodo’s Brian Lam both got to fondle the… Read More

  • Apple iPhone FAQ

    Just got done with an interview with some folks from Cingular on the iPhone and they tipped their hand just enough for us to compile a quick FAQ on the parasitic relationship that is the Apple-Cingular partnership. Read More

  • Melitta Coffee Maker Brews Cups O' Joe, Weather Forecasts

    Melitta is brewing up a storm. Literally. The new Melitta Smart Mill & Brew Coffee Maker comes with built-in weather forecasts via Microsoft Spot technology. It’s got a decent interface on the little LCD screen and shows a three-day forcast and the current conditions outside. It updates itself every 10 minutes and costs $199. Oh, it brews a decent cup of coffee too. Read More

  • Total HD Disc From Warner Bros.

    Last night Warner Brothers showed off their new Total Hi Def Disc at a special conference.
    They showed a clip from the movie Superman Returns on HD-DVD, Blu Ray Disc, and Total HD. They all looked the same, they all looked great, and Total HD is just another format we don’t need. Move along folks, nothing to see here. Read More

  • Creative XDock Wireless

    X-Fi is a technology for improving audio quality from standard sources including MP3 players and streaming sources. They’ve stuffed this technology into a set of wireless devices, the XDock Wireless dock and the X-Fi Wireless Receivers. You plug in an iPod into the XDock and can play music out to an optical or RCA-enabled receiver. Then, you can transmit the audio to a Wireless Receiver… Read More

  • Day 3 @ CES: Sweepy

    What do you get when you put a manic-depressive, a beat-down married man, and a guy from the South together in one place? Our CES experience. Here, John takes a quick nap before heading off to his next appointment — in the dumpsters behind the Bellagio hotel. Read More

  • Hybrid Blu-ray-HD-DVD Player Coming

    for the PC that could read both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that LG has announced a standalone player that will play both disc formats. The BH100 Super Multi Blue Player will support 1080p resolution via an HDMI 1.2 output. The suggested retail price is $1,199 and the player is supposedly to be released by April. Not that LG would ever let us down! Product Read More