Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Happy New Year!

    A happy 2007 and new year to all you Crunchear readers! Enjoy the day! Read More

  • Here's Your One Post: FedEx Woke Me Up While I Was Hungover For This:

    FedEx woke me up. Saturday delivery. I was hungover as hell. I opened the package to find a T-Mobile Motorola Dolce & Gabbana RAZR. So before I threw up and drank a cup of coffee, I made this unpackaging video for you all. I love you all that much. Yes. Really. Happy New Years Eve… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Scorcher Edition

    Air Dry That Sh*t…Not
    Ha Ha Ha Ha!
    Lets Go! Rider Kick!
    LG’s Latest And Greatest (well maybe not greatest) Read More

  • Reader Response: Holiday SPECTACULAR Days 04/05


    I’ve been jamming out to Man Man and doing nothing productive today, because let’s face it, there isn’t really anything to report today. We almost nothing. We do still have two more winners for our Reader Response Holiday SPECTACULAR. So let’s get right to that. Read More

  • Air Dry That Sh*t…Not


    For any surfers, divers, watermen/women in the CG audience Hangair has a pretty bitchin way to dry your wetty. If you’re like me then the thought of pulling on a damp wetsuit in the morning when it’s already 30 some degrees out makes your boys choke up. I can never get my wetsuit to dry fast enough in between sessions but Hangair has the solution. Powered by a 12V motor, the fan… Read More

  • Lets Go! Rider Kick!

    Straight outta Japan, where else…seriously, in commemoration of Kamen Rider’s 35th anniversary Zippo has released a very limited edition, 100 total sets, set of lighters to celebrate how much ass the Masked Riders kicked back in the day. A total of eight designs are featured with seven having each individual rider displayed. Each set will run you a whopping $3100!!! Kamen Rider… Read More

  • LG's Latest And Greatest (well maybe not greatest)

    Another new mobile from LG launched under Cyon in Korea. The LG SB190 boasts DMB and GPS services via Nate Drive along with a 1.3 megapixel camera, mp3 playback and a few other goodies Cetizen didn’t feel like sharing. Feel free to hate me now that I’ve shown you yet another phone that probably won’t make it to the US. LG SB-190 [Cetizen] Read More

  • My Cool Friend The iHolic

    Korea’s Dacos has launched a new mp3 player with DMB support. I know I know, we can’t get it here so why even bother telling you about it. Because I like to irritate you all at work! That’s why, got a problem with that? :) The iHolic comes with, what seems to be a new standard in screen size, a 2.4-inch TFT LCD. It kicks some serious ass because it comes with its own… Read More

  • Ha Ha Ha Ha!

    Nothing makes us cringe more than a gadget getting beaten up or destroyed. However, this Tickle Me Elmo doll that looks like a Private in Vietnam being torched with napalm keeps laughing after it becomes englufed in flames. Hilarious or creepy? You commenters decide. Tickle Me Elmo On Fire [Digg] Read More

  • iTunes Music Store iPod Games Are Cracked

    So if you’re like, one of those guys who really needed an iPod game that you bought one, you’re in luck. Through a fairly easy method, you can crack iPod Games that you purchased for use on any iPod. Sounds great, right? Cubis 2 on my Nano and 5G!!! But be forewarned, not only is this potentially illegal, but people are claiming it’s screwing up anything else purchased from… Read More

  • Love Music? Love Last.fm

    If you are any way into music and use any semi-popular MP3 player (software-based), you should check out Last.fm! You install a little plugin onto your PC or Mac and it collects song information from your MP3 player and puts it into a database. So now you can see just how many times you listened to Jimmy Eat World – Sweetness and what albums you listen to are the least popular. Oh and did… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Can't They All Just Get Along?

    Face it, DRM is here to stay. Sure there are cracks (thanks DVD Jon!), file-sharing networks, and Bit Torrent, but the fact is many people are still buying digital music online legally. Some pundits say DRM is either doomed to failure or harmful to the consumer experience because of its increasing lack of interoperability, but I see a clear path through the DRM labyrinth. One company in… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: RPG Edition

    History of Computerized RPGs: The Wonder Years
    Dazzling Toaster Amps
    Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs
    Solar Powered GPS Receiver for Hermits, Perverts
    The Futurist: MacWorld’s-A-Comin’ or… The Perfect Musicphone Read More

  • Polaroid's Upcoming ClickFree Photo Backup Drive


    This slipped by me earlier in the month, but it’s a pretty cool little drive of special interest to shutterbugs. It’s an upcoming storage device developed in a partnership between Polaroid and Storage Appliance Corporation. Called the Polaroid Media Backup Photo Edition, it’s essentially a portable 40GB hard drive designed for backing up your photos—and only your photos. Read More

  • Solar Powered GPS Receiver for Hermits, Perverts

    That fancy GPS unit you just got for Xmas isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good in the woods if its battery dies. No, sadly, you’re to be eaten by a bear. And who wants to lug a handful of AAAs around whilst camping? That’s prime Girl Scout stalking time. You need a solar-powered GPS receiver. It’s just what it sounds like: a GPS receiver powered by the sun. It… Read More

  • Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    As techies, there are few components that affect us more so than our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate duress and also lead to prolonged pain. A quality chair, however, can do a lot of good for you. Proper lumbar support, being reasonably adjustable, sufficient padding, all these components play a role… Read More

  • Nerf N-Strike Longshot CS-6: What You Should Have Bought Your Kid

    Growing up, NERF guns were my true arsenal. I remember being the first kid on the block to get the Balzooka – a gatling-gun that shot multiple NERF balls at your foes. The best were capture the flag fights and shootouts in public places. So what has NERF been up to lately? Check out the N-Strike Longshot CS-6 rifle. The latest and greatest piece to terrorize your neighborhood with. From… Read More

  • Check Out The 2nd Amendment In Action

    You know what. For today, guns are gear. Enjoy this crazy 90-year old bitch firing off an automatic. Read More

  • Amazon.com's Best Of 2006 List Released

    Amazon.com released its year-end “Best of” lists, which tallies up not only the best-selling items for the site’s various stores, but also the most positively reviewed, most wished-for and most frequently purchased as gifts. Apple’s 30GB 5G iPod nearly swept electronics, only losing “most positively reviewed” to the Sony DSCF707 Cyber-shot 5-megapixel… Read More

  • GSN Pays Tribute To Saddam Hussein With New Game


    I’m all for hatin’ on deposed murderous dictators as much as the next person. This, however, seems like GSN.com is just asking for trouble now. The Game Show Network’s Web site is host to a number of mini games lampooning people in the news and this week they’ve decided to take on Saddam’s death sentence. The site apparently feels this topic is on the same level… Read More