Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Apple's Magsafe Plane Adapter

    MacBook Pros this morning, the Magsafe Plane adapter lets you safely plug into the airplane’s DC power ports – not available on el cheap-o Southwest flights. The power adapter may look like the one in your car, but trust us, it doesn’t work there. The adapter can only power your MacBook Pro/MacBook while in use, it can’t charge it up. That’s due to the fact… Read More

  • BlackBerry and Treo Devices Get Opera Mini

    As much as we like the BlackBerry, we have to say their default browser sucks a bit of goat cheese. So it’s probably great news to everyone that Opera’s just released a version for both BBs and Treos (Palm Treos, most likely, since WM already had a version). There are three ways to get the browser: 1) Point your phone’s current browser to http://mini.opera.com; 2) Send an… Read More

  • Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo Porn

    Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo Porn

    Oh man I want one of these so bad. CNET has scored a bunch of lustworthy pictures of the new Macbook Pro Core 2 Duos. Try not to drool. Apple’s Core 2 Duo Macbook Pro Photo Gallery [CNET] Read More

  • Lik-Sang Sued Out of Business By Sony

    Lik-Sang, the Hong Kong-based video game and video game accessories company, has been forced out of business thanks to Sony and Sony Europe. As you may have heard, Sony’s filed a lawsuit against Lik-Sang for infringing on their trademarks by selling Asian Sony PSP consoles to people in Europe, and bypassing various other anti-region-lock schemes. Lik-Sang is going to refund all orders… Read More

  • Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera

    Oregon Scientific Action Helmet Camera

    The ATC-2000 Action Helmet Camera is a new activity camera for action oriented individuals. It shoots hands-free full color digital video in 640 x 480 VGA at 30fps. And as one would expect from an action cam, the ATC2k is both water and shock resistant. Sadly it only supports SD cards, so there is no bluetooth synching for constant picture uploading via a phone, but I guess it is, at least… Read More

  • BYO Falcon Northwest FragBox2


    Not that you couldn’t build your own small-form-factor gaming PC in a Silverstone case before, but now you can get the satisfaction of doing it and still pretend you spent thousands of dollars on a pre-built system from a boutique vendor. Priced at $299 (pricey for sure, but it includes an ATX-sized 750-watt PSU), Falcon Northwest’s FragBox 2 chassis is now widely available… Read More

  • Bose In Ear Headphones

    Bose In Ear Headphones

    It was only a matter of time before Bose slapped their logo on a pair of in-ear headphones. While I like my QC3s, I’d really have to try these things before I sprung for them. Priced at $99.95, they’re tipped in soft, murky silicone and offer Bose sound in a tiny package. Not amazing, but worth looking into. Product Page [Bose] Read More

  • Super Talent Launches Solid-State IDE Drives


    With standard consumer hard drive disk sizes quickly approaching 1TB for a single drive, this 16GB Flash-based drive (with a street price of about $500) from memory manufacturer Super Talent is puny. However, the company’s IDE Flash drives (available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities) are perfect for UMPCs and laptops because they are lightweight, have low power needs and are highly reliable. Read More

  • MacBook Pro: Now Core 2 Duo-er

    MacBook Pro: Now Core 2 Duo-er

    Apple just sprung a secret upgrade on the world in the form of MacBook Pro notebooks with Core 2 Duo processors. The two notebooks affected are the 15- and 17-inch models and offer up to 39 percent boost in performance, all told. Every MacBook Pro features the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB of shared L2 cache, which is up to 39 percent faster than the previous 2.16 GHz MacBook Pro… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Blue Glow Edition

    Daily Crunch: Blue Glow Edition

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    Wireless Video Baby Monitor to Monitor your Baby Wirelessly
    Electric Marshmallow Toaster for Perfect Toasted Marshmallows
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  • Zune to Pay You Back for Sharing Songs?

    What would a day on CrunchGear be like without at least one totally unconfirmed but juicy rumor? Our spies are going into overtime as the deadline for the Zune approaches (that’s November 14, chuckleheads). Though this is something we’ve heard before, we’ve now got a second source that independently mentioned the same idea, which gives us a clue to it having some weight… Read More

  • Zetabyte Amazon Storage Device

    Zetabyte Amazon Storage Device

    Zetabytes? Pounds, baby, pounds! The Zetabyte storage device is actually a networked storage system that backs up to Amazon’s S3 networked file system. It cans store up to 690GB for, and this is the kicker, $299 a month. The cheapest plan is $49 a month for 30GB. The real key is that all of the data stored on the zBox, as it’s called, goes straight to Amazon’s S3 service. Read More

  • Cingular Posts Mystery Phone, Fanboys Go Nuts

    Cingular today has launched a newly redesigned website. Gone is that horrid, unfocused, washed out orange-is-the-new-black they were pushing in exchange for a more bluish and white theme. It’s a welcome improvement. Here’s the fun, though: on Cingy’s homepage, you’ll notice the image above in the flash loop that plays. The attractive young lady in the image is holding… Read More

  • Polycom Hands-Free Speakerphone for Skype

    It’s no secret that we like Skype—mostly because it’s simple. That’s why we’re taking a shine to this Communicator by Polycom. It’s a hands-free conferencing device, just like the ones it makes for landlines, but it’s pre-loaded with everything you need to get your Skype on. Plug it into your USB port and you’re all set. It comes in blue, has… Read More

  • Wireless Video Baby Monitor to Monitor your Baby Wirelessly

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/7 surveillance of your infant is with a baby monitor. And, being a gadget lover, you're going to get the most effective, feature-packed one on the market, aren't you? That baby monitor might be the wireless BVM we found on BosieBoo. It's a two-part solution, one being a hand held wireless video monitor, the… Read More

  • Spectec Brings WiFi to Windows Mobile Devices via MicroSD

    If your Windows Mobile smartphone is suffering from WiFi envy, it can now get the help it needs. Spectec, who brings us all things SDIO, has developed a WiFi card that sits in your device’s microSD slot, and is 802.11g compatible. This is one tiny, Lilliputian WiFi card. In addition to being small and granting your phone WiFi powers, the miniature card works with Skype, so that you can… Read More

  • Electric Marshmallow Toaster for Perfect Toasted Marshmallows

    We don’t do the outdoors much, what with rain, bird flu, and bears, but when we do we expect three things: Beer, fire, and toasted marshmallows. It is only this combination that gets us into these things called “woods”. But being that we’re gadget people, putting your marshmallow on a stick that you have to manually turn just won’t do. No, we must use this… Read More

  • Motorola goes KRZY for Cingular

    inescapable RAZR, the KRZR, is set to drop early next month on Cingular, according to Engadget Mobile’s anonymous tipster. Right now, the KRZR is only available via Verizon in the CDMA flavor, Cingular’s would be the first GSM version in the country. We’re sick and tired of the RAZR and its many varying forms, so anything sleek, stylish, and Moto to replace it, we’re… Read More

  • New WiFi-Enabled Frame Features SideShow

    New WiFi-Enabled Frame Features SideShow

    A Living Picture has put its new WiFi-enabled picture frame up on Amazon and, man, I kinda want one. Even though nobody ever comes over to my apartment to see the TFT display with 800×480 resolution, it’d be a cool way to look at my pictures without one of those decidedly low-tech “photo albums.” Other features on this frame include a multi-format memory card reader… Read More

  • Abacus MobileWear Bluetooth Watch Hands On

    Abacus MobileWear Bluetooth Watch Hands On


    As a confirmed horological nut, I was fairly skeptical when I heard about the Fossil Abacus Bluetooth watch, the MobileWear. It is a watch that tells you when someone is calling your cellphone. It notifies you by vibrating and showing the name of the caller – if they’re in your address book – right on the watch face. You can also mute and hang-up on callers with the… Read More