Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • ezGear ezPlay Portable DVD Player With ezVision Is Very EZ

    A company like ezGear should lay off the EZ a bit but we’ll let it slide for now. Its new ezPlay Portable DVD Player is pretty decent looking. It’s shaped like an old-school Sony Discman and plays DVD, MP4, VCD, CD, and MP3 discs. What sets it apart from all other portable DVD players though is that you can hook it up to ezGear’s ezVision Video iWear system. The ezVision… Read More

  • Just Look at the Sony-Ericsson W880

    Sony-Ericsson is known for style, and the latest up-and-coming, much-rumored phone raises that bar even higher. The W880 is the product name for the phone formerly known as the Ai. SE had announced it would start making its handsets thinner while making them even more feature-packed than they already are, and this metal-cased device is a strong start. Read More

  • MusicJam Adds Recording to Karaoke Offering, Sales of Earplugs Set to Soar

    CrunchGear likes karaoke. For reals. Nothing gets our teamworkometer cranked up like seeing Raj on stage belting out Journey, except Brad Pitt’s abs in “Fight Club,” but that’s just Vince. But we must take issue with the MusicJam iPod karaoke machine. We’ve seen iPod karaoke before, but this desk-top unit also acts as a recorder, so that after you’re… Read More

  • The KRZR, The KRZR, The KRZR's On Fire!

    Ouch! I almost burned my hand typing up this post. You see, the KRZR is so hot, that Motorola just had to introduce a new color that could capture the heat. So behold the creatively titled KRZR Fire. This guy comes with a delicious red paint job that reminds me of a fire engine mixed with some holiday cheer. Not only is it bright red on the outside, but also the color drips into the cracks on… Read More

  • DLO Tackles 2G Shuffle


    DLO has announced the launch of two accessories for Apple’s crazy popular new Shuffle. The Power Bug AC Power Adapter and Dock Cable gives the ability to charge your Shuffle via AC power rather than through the USB port. It also provides an extra sync cable for syncing your Shuffle on the road. Read More

  • Linksys Jumps the Gun with 802.11n for USB

    Do you want pre-standardized 802.11n connectivity but don’t want to wait until it’s all officliazed? Linksys is here to help you, readers. If you’ve got a USB port, you can have 802.11n, with its uber-fast data rates and longer range. Looking like an old-skool radio microphone, the WUSB300N joins the list of “pre-N” devices on the market. And, like the others… Read More

  • LG UP3Flat A Shuffle Killer?

    Look out Apple. LG is looking to introduce a few low-capacity MP3 players into the market and not only do they look like a 1G Shuffle mixed with a Chocolate, they look better than the iPod Shuffle and most DAPs out there. LG’s UP3Flat MP3 player is going to come in sizes 512MB to 2GB and has an incredibly streamlined and sexy look with touch-sensitive buttons. All models will come with… Read More

  • EV-DO Rev. A Coming to Verizon Very Soon

    Verizon users jealous of the high-speed EV-DO Revision A power that Sprint has been handing down from on high can take heart; VZN has announced that it has already stealthily rolled out its Rev. A network in several American markets, and has plans to light it up soon. There have been rumors to this extent recently, but a spokesman just confirmed them as fact to GigaOM. Though none of the… Read More

  • SkyPartner SP101: Cordless Skype/PSTN DECT Phone

    If you have yet to take the Skype plunge because you don’t want to use your computer as a telephone or you’re anti-VoIP or you still like paying the phone company or whatever, the 3J Communications SkyPartner SP101 is here to give you the best of both worlds. The SkyPartner, like similar options on the market, is a full-featured cordless Skype phone that can also handle PSTN calls. Read More

  • IE Crash?

    Dear Readers: Are you getting an error in IE when you view CG? Email us at tips at crunchgear dot com. Also, why are you still using IE? Read More

  • The Wii Watch


    Can’t find a Wii this Christmas? Spend 200 GBP on a Wii watch! This classy, hastily-made steel sports watch has a quartz movement and definitely does none of the cool things a Wii can do including but not limited to: make fat kids pant, break TVs, and excite the young with boobies. It appears that is was made as a gift to European journos. Auction [eBay via WWR] Read More

  • The Futurist: The End of Name-Brand TVs or…. Why Your Next Set Will Be A Vizio


    While filling up on my five-hours-per-day tube habit, I spotted a commercial that utterly shocked me. This ad wasn’t particularly gory or raunchy — it was the advertiser that caught me off-guard. Vizio, one of those off-brand flat screen TV-makers whose native habitat is in the aisles of Sam’s Club and Costco, was actually advertising on TV. From everything I’ve seen… Read More

  • Hello Wii Video 9

    Wii Video 9 is a homebrew app for the Nintendo Wii that allows you to play videos on your console. The app converts video files like DivX and .avi into MPEGs, which you can then drop onto a SD Card, all you have to do after that is insert the card into your Wii, navigate to the content you want, and you’re ready to roll. You can download the app here, courtesy of Red Kawa. Watching videos… Read More

  • Track Your Adventures With Suunto X9i

    The Suunto X9i is a powerful wristwatch for anyone who likes to travel or participate in extreme sports. The X9i features a GPS system, barometer, compass, water resistance, an altimeter and a menu-based interface that will let you navigate through functions with ease. The X9i also connects to PCs via USB and comes with Suunto’s tracking software, so you can map out and email your route… Read More

  • More Scaling Problems With PS3

    While Sony sorted out its problems manufacturing enough PlayStation 3s to keep up with demand, it seems like it still hasn’t decided to clean things up for the early adopters of the PS3. It turns out PS2 and PSOne games aren’t scaled down correctly by the PS3, leaving artifacts and jagged edges in games that previously had clean graphics. The best example in the video is the footage… Read More

  • Gaming Scarves For The Brrrrr Weather

    We are well into December and the cold weather has just started to hit us over here in San Francisco, and that means one thing: Winter shopping time! These classic gaming scarves are made of 100% Merino wool and will do a great job of keeping your neck warm during the winter time. The best part of the scarves are the designs. I mean, you can either take a drive all the way to the local mall… Read More

  • USB-Powered Heated Cushion

    You don’t need us to make “hot ass” jokes, you just need to know that there’s a USB-powered ass-warmer, a cushion for your chair that keeps the back of your front toasty while you surf for porn write your blog entries in your undies. Not that we do that, we’re just sayin’. Anyway, combine it with the USB eye-warmer and save a bundle on your heating bill… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Robots Attack! Edition

    Hunker Down with the Vector Tough Brite Storm Tracker
    Flickr Gets Into The Holidays
    Microsoft Raising Army of Killer Robots, With Your Help
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  • M2 Convert Winners: Day 07


    Another day, another round of M2 Convert winners. I’ve scoured the edges of Tuesday’s posts and dredged up 10 new winners for you all. With only 30 copies left, we’re entering the final hump of the giveaway. But here are the winners for day seven: Read More

  • W531 Dual-Class Phone Makes Its Way to Sprint

    GSM is used by most of the world as a standard for cellular communications. Sprint and Verizon have traditionally poo-pooed the idea of being compatible. After all, the phones are locked to the provider’s network, so who cares? Sprint does, it seems. It’s prepping Samsung’s W531. It’s a CDMA phone with a GSM SIM slot, a dual-class badboy, like a half-mage/half-paladin. Read More