Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Nokia Working On Diamond Casing

    We’ve all seen an old movie where a burglar breaks into a home or store by cutting a window with a diamond. Thus, we should all know by now that diamonds are tough as hell. Nokia knows this and is putting the valuable gem to good use by developing a casing material similar to that of a diamond. Found in a patent Nokia filed, the casing uses coal and is smooth to the touch. From New… Read More

  • Google Demands You Stay Productive While Peeing

    Found in Google’s Mountain View Restrooms, it appears that the big G wants you to stay sharp whilst draining your main vein. Mountain View’s productive restroom breaks [Valleywag] Read More

  • Toast 8: TiVo-Tastic

    Just got the boxed version of Toast Titanium 8 in and I’m quite confused, yet happy, yet trepidatious. I’ve always liked Toast — it’s simple, straightforward, and it burns solid disks with little fanfare. But what’s all this TiVo stuff then? Read More

  • KTF Ever 360 Beats iPhone To The Punch


    Ok so maybe the KTF won’t be an iPhone contender in any way but at least it has the motion sensor to tilt the screen from ‘landscape’ to ‘portrait’. Buuuuuttttt the Ever 360, as its being labeled, does have the “Shake” and it’s showin’ everyone what her momma gave her. The “Shake” feature is spanktacular because it lets you skip… Read More

  • Plen: The Bluetooth-Enabled, Rollerskating Robot

    One of the coolest looking robots out there, Plen is a small, humanoid robot that can rollerskate around on a hard surface. A surefire hit at school or the office, this little guy costs a whopping $2000 and comes equipped with Bluetooth so you can control him wirelessly. There’s little detail as to whether or not you could use a Bluetooth-enabled cellphone to control the little guy… Read More

  • Monsoon HAVA Gold HD Turns PC Into Budget PVR, Video Streamer


    Maybe you’ve heard of HAVA, maybe you HAVA-n’t (ha!), but it looks like the company is here to stay as a prime competitor to Sling Media’s Slingbox. The HAVA Gold HD announced today (and available for sale) is a $129 box that not only allows you to turn your Windows PC into a TiVo-like video recorder, but you can stream MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video to multiple PCs as well. Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: Samsung SGH-C140

    Zzzzzz-wha!? Oh! It’s you. Welcome, welcome to another edition of CrunchGear’s Boooring Edition. This time around, we have the Samsung SGH-C140. Looking like a cellphone that you’d pick up from a 7-11 in 2001, this fatty is not feature rich in the slightest. It only comes with dual-band GSM, aa 65k color screen, polyphonic ringtones, a battery with 3 hours of talk time and… Read More

  • iSnug My iPod, Do You?

    If you’re looking for a decent bundle of accessories for that brand new iPod you just picked up, iSnug may be just what you’re looking for. Made by HandStands, this kit comes with an FM transmitter for rocking out in the car, a headphone splitter for sharing your tunes, an AV cable to show off your movies on the big screen, a car charger, and a case that will house all the… Read More

  • Transformers iPod Dock Speakers


    Transformers iPod dock speakers will be available this July with my personal favorite, Optimus Prime, in white for $144.95. Need I say more? Transformers [Plastic Bamboo] Read More

  • Vista Gets 0wn3d

    It certainly does. Via Digg Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Gravedancing Edition

    Email, Holograms of the Dead to Haunt Your Inbox
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    Personal Rail Service Concepts
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  • Reality Bedding Viral Video

    1 minute and 4 seconds of your life you will never get back. Ever. Product Page Read More

  • Samsung i70 Ditches Voice, Keypad for Megapixels

    Samsung has today launched the sexy, sexy VLUU i70. Featuring a 7-Megapixel picture taker with 3x optical zoom, 3-inch external LCD, slim design, sliding form factor, and HSDPA 3G connectivity would make any geek drool. But this isn’t a phone, friend. This is a straight ahead, full-featured digital camera. With its integrated modem, photos taken with the i70 can be uploaded directly to… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa Express Vs. Apple iPod Shuffle


    SanDisk is gunning for the Apple iPod Shuffle and it’s lookin’ good. The Sansa Express comes out of the corner clobbering with a direct USB connection, OLED display, integrated FM tuner, voice recorder via the built-in microphone, 1GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for expansion. Battery life is slated at 15 hours and with a $59.99 retail price you can definitely see it… Read More

  • iCube iRec iLike

    Korea’s iCube recently launched iRec that allows you to record TV programming in real time to your iPod as well as anything from your DVD player, camcorder, HDD recorder, DVD recorder, VTR and AV device. At low res, 320×240, you can record about six hours and at high res, 640×480, about 100 minutes. Pick one up for around $180. Product Page [iCube] Read More

  • JRC's Crackberry-like Phone Makes It Suck To Be That Guy


    Wilcomm, a Japanese network operator, has released JRC’s WX220J which is a cordless phone, based on the PBX standard most companies use, that can hold up to 10 different fixed line numbers. If you’re that guy/gal who gets left at the office when everyone else goes home, you can take this brick home with you. Wilcomm says you can even take it on the train since it also acts as a… Read More

  • CES 2007: TeleNav, Trimble Outdoors And Polaroid's ClickFree Products


    There are a few more products from CES I wanted to fill you in on. One I met with before CES (TeleNav), one I missed my meeting with (Trimble Outdoors) and the other was a spur-of-the-moment thing (Polaroid’s Media Backup Drives). TeleNav makes GPS solutions for mobile devices. (Trimble does, too, for that matter.) TeleNav’s big announcement for CES was that it’ll have… Read More

  • Email, Holograms of the Dead to Haunt Your Inbox

    What if your grandfather’s urn (you know, the vase on the mantle your mom won’t let the cat near) had WiFi and could send you birthday emails years after Grandad has gone to heaven? That’s the idea behind Microsoft’s “Immortal Computing” initiative. In fact, that’s pretty much it: before you shuffle off your mortal coil, you record a series of… Read More

  • Plantronics + Quiksilver/Roxy = Bluetooth Audio That Doesn't Look Douchey

    (or, indeed, unwired) clothing is something we’ve seen before, iPod remotes in sleeves and the like, but Plantronics has partnered with Roxy and Quiksilver and they seem to have gotten it right, releasing a series of snowboarding equipment with built-in stereo Bluetooth hands-free kits. The line of parkas and helmets allows not only for chatting with co-boarders on the slopes via… Read More

  • Boot Camp: Free for Leopards, $30 for Tigers

    When Leopard, the forthcoming version of Apple’s OS X, hits the streets in the coming weeks, it will ship with Boot Camp, built-in software that allows Intel-based Macs to dual-boot to Windows XP (or, indeed, Vista). It’s included as part of the 10.5 OS package. But if you’re planning on sticking with Tiger, the most recent OS X version, Apple wants you to pay $30 for… Read More