Gadgets

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  • 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

  • Review of the Scorpion Watch Company Reef Diver

    Some nice lazy Saturday reading. I posted a review of the SWC Reef Diver, a beefy automatic $799 diver’s watch, over at WristWatchReview. I’m a big watch-head but I really liked it and loved the homebrew feel of the entire tiny company. Give it a read. That’s why I was so excited to see Scorpion Watch Company, really a pair of guys out in Denver, were creating a watch brand. Read More

  • Circuit City Coupons Won't Work For A Wii

    That’s basically it, Circuit City put the axe on any potential Wii shoppers from using their $40 off coupon this weekend or any other day for that matter. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Have a good weekend. :( [Digg] Read More

  • Patent Monkey: OQO Mobile Touch Screen as Laptop Accessory?



    After being crowned by Bill Gates at CES as the “category-defining UMPC,” we’ve read up on a patent OQO holds. In a way, some patents filed are like dreams… Was it real? I just can’t remember. OQO created a device that could be right in-line with where the market is going… Read More

  • Gather Round The Campfire


    Come children, gather round the campfire so we can roast s’mores, tell scary stories and sing kumbaya. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Automaton Boy Edition

    Amazing Writing Automaton from 1772
    DIY Tin Can Mic
    In Vino Veritas
    Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG
    Wham! Meets The iPod Case Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Hump Day Part Two


    It’s been a long friggin’ week, but I’m in the home stretch now. Just four meetings left: Cyberlink, Toshiba, Linksys and Microsoft’s SPOT group. If you’ve bought a new Windows computer in the past few years or installed a new optical drive or graphics card in your PC, there’s a very good chance you have some bit of Cyberlink’s software on your computer. Read More

  • Sony And Universal To Restrict Zune Sharing

    We all know by now that the Zune is certainly not the hottest DAP on the market. But after dealing with Microsoft and their “points” system and the crappy music store for Zune, we’re finding out that some of the songs you may have bought can’t be shared with other Zunes—not that you’d find another one near you anyways. The culprits? Sony and Universal. Read More

  • SFW: Sony's Blu-Ray Gives You Blu-Balls, No Hi-Def Porn

    As if Blu-Ray wasn’t in enough trouble as it is, Sony has said that it won’t allow its Blu-Ray disk reproduction subsidiary, Sony DADC Global, to reproduce adult content. Being that DADC is far and away the largest Blu-Ray disk factory around means that there will essentially be no porn on Blu-Ray. While we’re sure Sony is standing on some sort of moral ground here, its… Read More

  • Desk From The Future, I Salute You!

    We like The Future. Everything about The Future seems exciting, including desks. Yes, desks, as in Desks of The Future. What is so futuristic about this Herman Miller desk? It charges your gear, that’s what. Sure, you can get desks, or even lamps, with USB for charging your gadgets, but this desk doesn’t need that, instead using HyperVoodoo Mutli-scaling Active-charge… Read More

  • Blackjack Now Shipping with Extended Battery?


    We just received a tip that Samsung Blackjack’s are now shipping with both a regular battery and an extended battery. I sent an email to Samsung PR and they were unable to confirm this, but according to our tipster he ordered two Blackjacks from Cingular and both of them had one extended battery included with it. Has anyone else had this experience? (Thanks Zack!) Read More

  • Fox News, Cingular/AT&T Team Up to Spout Filth

    If you’re a right-leaning geek in need of your daily propaganda, you go to Fox News. But if you’re on the go, mobile web browsing might not cut it. That’s why you’ll want to dial #FOXN on your Cingular/AT&T phone to be connected to a live audio feed of the crap that comes out of their mouths. But it’s not free, O’Reilly. It’ll cost you $2.99 a… Read More