Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-N2 10-megapixel Shooter

    pictures? Good news, the 10 megapixel point-and-shoot has just been released officially. The camera has a 3x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD that’s also touch-screen, and a 1/1.8-inch CCD sensor. It makes good use of its large screen with the built-in photo album that holds up to 500 pictures. Sony’s camera has 56MB of internal storage, supports 4GB Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo… Read More

  • Ubisoft Wii-eel To Ship With GT Pro Series

    Ubisoft Wii-eel To Ship With GT Pro Series

    This is a couple of days old, but it’s still a big deal. What you see before you is Ubisoft’s Wii driving game accessory. It’s made by Thrustmaster, and is a peculiar design in concept. Plug the Wii-mote into the Wii-eel, kick back in your Lazy Boy and race to your heart’s content. But I forsee few issues with this cool-ish idea. First and foremost, I’m a weak hippie. Read More

  • Cingular Gets Samsung SGH i607

    Cingular Gets Samsung SGH i607

    It looks like I might have found my next phone. Cingular will be offering the Samsung SGH i607 in Q3. This UMTS/HSDPA equipped handset runs Windows Mobile 5 OS and it is said to be particularly capable of handling xCSS and enhanced-xHTML. It also features a standard 1.3MP camera, Bluetooth connectivity and a 64k TFT display with a resolution of 320 x 240. In addition to all of that, it supports… Read More

  • iBreath Could Save You from DUI Ruination

    iBreath Could Save You from DUI Ruination

    Another day, another seemingly useless iPod accessory. This thing serves 2 functions, FM transmitter and, more interestingly, breathalyser. The guys selling the iBreath are saying you should use it before you drive to find out if you’re actually sober enough to drive, but I have a feeling this is going to be used a lot more when your buddies are sitting around the apartment and somebody… Read More

  • Samsung's New NAND

    Samsung's New NAND

    Samsung has developed a new form of NAND memory with greatly improved capacity and performance. It’s dubbed Phase-change Random Access Memory (PRAM) and it currently only exists in prototype form, but Samsung intends to bring it to market by 2008. The memory achieves significantly higher speeds due to its Charge Trap Flash (CTF) architecture, which reduces inter-cell noise levels and drives… Read More

  • Nintendo DS 40GB Hard Drive Mod

    Nintendo DS 40GB Hard Drive Mod

    So you bought a Nintendo DS, and now you’re wishing you had a PSP. The DS just doesn’t have the storage capacity to watch those illegally downloaded midget porns, or listen to that new Yanni record that everybody’s talking about. Well, one of our Canadian neighbors has come up with a solution that might appeal to you. Take the thing apart, take all the IDE connections from the… Read More

  • The 360 Case Mod Microsoft Would Rather You Not See

    The 360 Case Mod Microsoft Would Rather You Not See

    Ben Heckendorn is not your average case modder. This guy is “El Numero Uno,” as they say in the small Latin village I was raised in. Somebody with a lot of money told Ben they wanted an Xbox 360 that they could carry around with them and use wherever he liked. So Ben put the thing into a 2.8-inch, 14-pound box that only has one cable coming out of the back for power. Not content to… Read More

  • Toshiba Develops Three Layer DVD

    Toshiba Develops Three Layer DVD

    This could be a big, big advantage for HD DVD. Toshiba announced that it has developed a three layer DVD that contains two HD DVD layers and one standard DVD layer. So DVDs utilizing this feature could contain one 4.78GB layer and a 30GB double layer HD DVD or two 8.57GB DVD layers with one 15GB HD DVD layer. If studios decide to embrace this technology, it could do more to help proliferate HD DVD… Read More

  • New iPod Could be Near Afterall

    New iPod Could be Near Afterall

    A week ago, we would joke around the CrunchGear lunch mess, “What’s 16:9, touchscreen, and probably not going to be announced September 12th by Apple?” The answer was, of course, the “true” Video iPod. The one with the touch-screen goodness and virtual click-wheelization. Now it’s looking like we might have egg on our collective face. Though people have been… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Wedding Gift Edition

    Daily Crunch: Wedding Gift Edition

    Highlights from the past week: Teclast TL-T29 Video MP3 Player BenQ DC C1000 10-Megapixel Point and Shoot Plug and Play Atari Keychains Sonicare e9500 Hands-On Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def CrunchGear and the Race to 2000 Read More

 
  • Leaked Pics of Motorola Linux E690 PDA

    Leaked Pics of Motorola Linux E690 PDA

    Motorola hasn’t announced it yet, but it looks like they’re working on a new RAZR-esque touchscreen PDA phone that will notably feature Linux. This thing has a big, bright 262K QVGA TFT touchscreen interface, a 2MP digital camera with flash, and, of course, video recording and conferencing. It can also play MP3, WMA, RealAudio, MIDI, WAV, AAC, AMR, RealVideo, MPEG-4 and H.263, through… Read More

  • Rub Your Belly Three Times to Pre-Order The Wii

    Rub Your Belly Three Times to Pre-Order The Wii

    I’m goint to say this is basically a way for Lik-sang to drive some traffic, but it looks like they’re letting you pre-order the Wii. Feel free to send me your address as well – Lik-sang isn’t requiring a credit card, so I won’t either – and maybe I’ll send you a Wii, as well. Or maybe I’ll just get eveyone excited over nothing. Wiiii! Pre-Order Page… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Underground Sugar Caves Edition

    Daily Crunch: Underground Sugar Caves Edition

    Feast on Friday’s fearsome fivesome. CrunchGear and the Race to 2000 Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def General Dynamics Gets Rugged Ant’s Life Studio, the Ant Farm for the Desk Monkey CS FM07 Wireless Card Reader and FM Transmitter Read More

  • The DS On Steroids

    The DS On Steroids

    At IFA 2006, in Berlin today, Toshiba showed off a new concept e-book PDA with the one interface we all should have seen coming, dual screens. This thing isn’t just a really sweet DS ripoff, though. It’s got an SD slot, the inevitable stylus and runs Windows CE like a champ. I think this is pretty cool, but think how much cooler it’s going to be when it’s smaller, has video… Read More

  • Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def

    It’s been accused of being Vaporware, but the Red One has now been officially unveiled, and pre-orders are available. For those not in-the-know, the Red One is the first camera by Red, the digital video company founded by Oakley’s creator James Jannard. What makes the Red so amazing is that Jannard, being an optical aficionado, has engineered a digital cinema camera that can equal 35MM… Read More

  • Slim Devices

    Slim Devices

    It seems like everyone is paying attention to Slim Devices lately. The nice hardware developer has made a name for itself producing a simple but effective wireless MP3 transmitter called the SqueezeBox, with its $249 price tag, it’s said to be one of the best on the market. No longer content to dwell in lo-fi, Slim Devices had poised itself to enter the more aggressive arena of hi-fi. Later… Read More

  • General Dynamics Gets Rugged

    General Dynamics Gets Rugged

    If, however, you are actually planning to scale Mt. Everest, you might want to look into the 6 pound, 8 ounce GoBook XR-1 from General Dynamics. It features an Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz and various memory and hard drive configurations in a case designed to withstand the most torturous situations, and General Dynamics is a defense contractor, so they actually design torturous situations. Maybe… Read More

  • JBL Tackles Mt. Everest

    JBL Tackles Mt. Everest

    Alright so technically, they just made some speakers named Mt. Everest, but they do weigh 313 pounds, which might as well be as heavy as a mountain for some people (me). The Mt. Everest speakers blast at 500-watts and measure mountainously at 9″ x 18.5″ x 44″. So if you have $30,000 to buy them, I hope you have a lot of spare room. Our pals in Nippon will be able to purchase the… Read More

  • Iomega UltraMax RAID Compatible 640GB External Hard Drive

    This Iomega UltraMax external hard drive is compatible with Macs and PCs and is styled like the Mac Pro, which means it’s big, silver and looks like a cheese grater. The UltraMax has a triple interface, which means Firewire 800, Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 are all supported. Using the external switch, you can also turn off the RAID so you can double your storage but lose the redundancy. You can… Read More

  • Access The NYTimes On Your Mobile Phone

    . How 19th century of him. You’ve got access to the NY Times on your 2-inch Sony Ericsson. You’re logging on and reading the Business, Sports, and Arts section via mobile.nytimes.com, when Mr. Old School is getting his fingers all dirty flipping the pages. Nope. You’re sittin’ pretty. Just have to wait a few seconds for this article to load. Ahh, there it is. No, wait… Read More