Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Watch Your iPod Videos On Your TV

    The HomeDock Pro, by Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, is an iPod dock that allows users to view videos and music stored on an iPod on their TV. The HomeDock Pro not only displays music and video menus on your TV, but it also allows users to navigate them with an included 18-button remote. The DLO HomeDock Pro is the world’s first iPod dock that lets you view and select your iPod’s… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Word Spy Edition

    New Nonleathal Weapon Reconsiders the Thresholds “Nonlethal”
    TrekStor Vibez Hands On
    Stocking Stuffers: ZipWraps Automatic Earphone Retractor
    Zune Drops To 5th Place, Hangs Out With Mickey
    Use MS Office On A Mac? You’re About To Get Screwed Read More

  • Child's Play Charity: 'Tis the Season


    For those of you in a festive and/or generous mood, I wanted to give a quick update on the Child’s Play Charity organized by Penny Arcade. Child’s Play is a charity for the benefit of sick kiddies. It helps to provide them with much needed entertainment and diversion during their hospital stays. It has currently raised nearly $300,000 and is well on its way to this year’s… Read More

  • Sony Does Well, Sorta

    When I first purchased a Sony PSP, all I wanted to do was play classic PSOne games on it. Needless to say, I’ve been fairly disappointed since games like Final Fantasy VII and Xenogears never got ported over to the PSP. Fortunately, Sony has taken measures to change that by allowing users to download PSOne games off of the online PlayStation Store. Right now you can download Tekken 2… Read More

  • Wiimote Strap Fix


    Considering that people are launching their Wiimotes into their massively expensive TVs, it’s more than natural that one would want to develop a method for more definitely securing the Wiimote. Pretty easy fix actually. Just get yourself some braided fishing line, I’m going to recommend 15-pound test PowerPro over the SpiderLine recommended in the guide (trust me, I’m from… Read More

  • Belkin Cable-Free Hub: My Your Dongle Is Huge


    Engadget got its hands on the wireless fun that is the Belkin Cable-Free USB Hub and did a tight little testing summary. And sadly, while yesterday I was pretty psyched about picking one of these up, after reading this it sounds like it’s just one more piece of tech flotsam that needs time to mature. The upsides are that the hub is small, the setup was relatively painless and it does… Read More

  • Is Apple Going Gaming with HDTVs, iTunes Video Game Store?

    Nothing goes better with our lunch than a good Apple rumor and beer, and today we have both. This one comes from Apple Insider, who’s sources say that Cupertino is wading into the already-crowded gaming market. And it’s not just speculation, an analyst for Prudential, Jesse Tortora, has evidence that Apple has been hiring game designers. Sure, they might be for the already… Read More

  • TrekStor Vibez Hands On

    It’s very rare for an MP3 player to get my mark of approbation. The iPod gets it because it “just works” and the Zune, grudgingly, gets it because “it might work soon.” However, the TrekStor Vibez gets it for having the stones to not go with a milquetoast aesthetic. Read More

  • H2O Audio Releases Outdoors Case For iPod Nano, Chest-Hair Not Included

    If you’re the kind of guy or gal who likes to hit the trails instead of the pavement and has a boatload of chest-hair to show off that Brawniness inside you, then there is an iPod case for you. H2O Audio makes some decent cases for protecting your valuable electronics and the Outdoor Case for the iPod Nano is no exception. Though a bit costly at $40, this clear plastic case comes with… Read More

  • Bike Lock + USB Drive = Possible Smash Hit

    This company called Duck Image came up with a concept idea awhile back and is finally being brought to light. Those of you who are really protective and private will surely want to keep your data locked down, so what better tool to use than a bike lock? That’s exactly what this concept USB drive does. Like an old-school bike lock, where you have to twist three numbers to the correct… Read More

  • Update: Antec Nine Hundred Very Quiet

    So yesterday I mentioned a review from XYZ Computing on Antec’s Nine Hundred gaming desktop case. The big black box is loaded with three 120mm fans and one of Antec’s Big Boy 200mm fans, which the site reported, and in turn I did too, as being “not very quiet.” Well, now I’m starting to wonder if XYZ even turned the fans on. Three other reviews make it a point… Read More

  • CrunchGear Review: DS-Xtreme

    The DS-Xtreme is a 512MB cartridge that allows you to play game backups and music, and allows you to run hombrew applications on your Nintendo DS. It fits right into the cartridge slot of your Nintendo DS, and even has customizable colored LEDs to give your DS some extra pep. The DS-X is as simple as it claims to be, all you have to do is connect the it to your computer via USB then drag and… Read More

  • New Nonleathal Weapon Reconsiders the Thresholds "Nonlethal"


    Wired has a report up about a new nonlethal weapon developed by the air force over a 10 year period for a cost of $40 million. Dubbed the Active Denial System, or ADS for shorts, the new nonlethal was developed as a new means of crowd control. It works by producing a wavelength longer than an x-ray, but shorter than microwaves. The result is massive amounts of heat, so much that after… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffers: US Modular PowerAid Mobile


    , the US Modular PowerAid Mobile is definitely handy to have around. For $49.99, you get a compact multi-product charger for portable devices. Five connectors are included to use with various devices like cell phones, PDAs, iPods, etc. and it’s small and lightweight enough (less than 5 ounces) for you to throw in your pocket or bag. The PowerAid Mobile begins shipping this month. Hit… Read More

  • Chronotech Bluetooth Headset/Wristwatch Combo. Huh?

    File this one under WTF: Chronotech is dropping a Bluetooth watch and headset in one. The watch face pops off the band and then you put it into your ear. So it makes sense — Bluetooth watches are all the rage this year, turning from vaporware to everywhere in no time. Unfortunately, this thing looks like those free watches they used to give away with Burger King kid’s meals…… Read More

  • Annnnd We're Back


    Sorry for that hiccup everyone, it looks like we’re back up and rolling now. Guess we’re experiencing some growing pains. Anywho, don’t forget about our Reader Response contests. In addition to our grand prize this week, a brand new Samsung Blackjack, we’re also giving away 10 copies of M2 Convert per day for the next nine days. Participation is easy, all you have to do… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffers: ZipWraps Automatic Earphone Retractor



    Probably one of the most useful $10 gifts you can give someone, ZipWraps from Digital Innovations (the skipDR. disc repair people) is a little puck packed with a spring-loaded mechanism that smoothly lets you extend and retract your headphone cables. Setup requires nothing more than popping open the case, looping your cable around a hook inside, closing the cover and pushing a button to… Read More

  • Samsung SGH-F500: Damn That's Hot


    Yesterday at the ITU Telecom 2006 show in Hong Kong Samsung showed off the SGH-F500, or Ultra Video, as the first handset to have native support for DivX. Yep, it’s a freakin’ phone. Pretty unlikely it’ll show up in the states anytime soon or ever, and we don’t usually report on such things, but it’s such a crazy design I wanted to make sure you all got a good… Read More

  • Give Me HD DVD or Death

    I’m extremely skeptical about grassroots organizations pushing one standard over another, especially when they’re adamant about it and want to start a petition, but whatever. Let’s put the Internet hive mind to the test and take a close look at HDNowOnline, led by Edward Downer. Essentially Eddie wants HD DVD to win and is posting petitions all over the place to get folks… Read More

  • Big PS3 Firmware Update Coming in… March?


    Sony Europe VP Paul Holman, said to Australian website Smarthouse that the PlayStation 3 European launch will be accompanied by a major firmware update. Holman said that the update will include new features and gaming capabilities. No word on what the features will be, but hopefully major issues such a resolution errors and playback of PSOne and PS2 titles will be resolved long before then. Read More