Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • iScape: Viral Douchery


    I was about to go snarkstorm on this product, which is some sort of video player. Now that I look at it, however, it’s abundantly clear that it’s a bit of viral frippery. The real value, I think, is the video which involves a set of dirty, ugly hippies getting all coked up and pressing buttons. Don’t go watch it, however, because, as I’ll explain, that’s exactly… Read More

  • Free Scramby, Porn

    Made you look! The folks at Scramby offered us three free copies of Scramby as well as its suite of audio applications. The first three people who email me at contest at crunchgear dot com with the subject “SCRAMBY” get the download key. Previously: Let Out The Voices In Your Head With Scramby UPDATE – All three are gone. Thanks for entering! Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Domestic Duties Edition

    Reebok: Voltron Edition
    Blink Shot Saves Photos from Chronic Blinkers
    Vacuums that Really Suck!
    GDC 2007 — The Keynote: Sony Gets Its Groove On
    Alarm Clock, Piggy Bank Hybrid Read More

  • Winerack Wisecracks: Booze + Boobs = Sharing Genius

    Some of you girls out there wish you had larger boobs. We know this, we’ve dated somewhere around 84 of you. Some of you also like to drink booze, even places you aren’t supposed to. We’ve dated you, too. If you’re a little of column A and a little of column B, we have the Winerack. It’s a black bra with sewn-in bladders for wine, beer, vodka, Jager, you name… Read More

  • Alarm Clock, Piggy Bank Hybrid

    I can’t get up in the morning to save my life and I’m terrible at keeping my spare change in one place. This, then, is the greatest alarm clock hybrid gadget my weary eyes have ever seen. The Banclock lacks the snooze button I’ve grown fond of, which actually leads to my demise in the morning. The only way to turn the alarm off is to feed it some change. So all you need to do… Read More

  • Harman Kardon Does Home Theater


    Home theater in a box systems are a dime a dozen and most lack the flexibility of a good component system, but for the price the newly announced HS 500 and HS 300 integrated home theater systems from Harman Kardon might be worth a look… and a listen. Available later this spring for $1,199 and $999 respectively, these systems feature a 5.1-channel receiver/DVD-Audio/Video player, five… Read More

  • Playstation Home Video Teaser

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=17559 Here’s a clip of Playstation Home in action, just for you. This is either the most amazing thing in the world or another misstep. I hope to the God of War that Sony gets this right and doesn’t make Second Life 1.5. [via Matt Hickey’s Genius via Kotaku] Read More

  • OCZ Releases Water-Cooled RAM

    Heatsinks and spreaders are things of the past; OCZ has released memory modules with water-cooling. The core design element of OCZ’s Flex XLC Edition memory modules is the option of water-cooling. The water-cooled DDR2 PC2-6400 CL 3 FlexXLC Edition 2GB memory kits are geared towards maximum efficiency at lower speeds. These 800MHz modules run at CAS 3-4-4 automatically if your motherboard… Read More

  • GDC 2007 — The Keynote: Sony Gets Its Groove On


    Yarg. Such a busy morning after the lackluster start of GDC 2007. Everything was going down this morning. The keynote, meetings, general shenanigans. I rushed in early to catch demos of products from Emotiv (very cool and full impressions coming soon), AMD and others. Before I get to all of those in forthcoming posts, let me say a few words about the keynote that took place. Read More

  • Vacuums that Really Suck!


    If you’ve seen the ads for a Dyson vacuum you probably wonder if they really work as well the commercials suggest. Actually they do. And unlike those lame Hoovers, which look like something my grandparents would have thought looked old fashioned, the Dysons are about as geek chic as you can get. And now neat freaks (like me) have new reasons to celebrate. The company is introducing a… Read More

  • Palm to Release WiMAX Phone, Its Shareholders from Debtors Prison?


    Engadget is publishing rumor and innuendo regarding Palm’s efforts at creating an ultra-thin WiMAX phone that will run in the Sprint network. No other information, but this is valuable in that we’re definitely going to see a new breed of handset hit the streets in the next few months and if Palm doesn’t pull this off, they’re nigh on screwed. What say ye? Can Palm… Read More

  • Rumor: Cingular/AT&T Leaks iPhone Price


    I’m taking this with a big old salt link, but it seems a cash register at a Cingular store in Redmond is spitting out coupons for $150 iPhones with a 2-year contract. Feasible? Unfeasible? Bull? I’m voting for #3, but it’s an interesting find. Read More

  • Speak Up Sonny! Grandma Can't Hear You!

    Senior citizens should either decide to go all out with electronics and learn how the VCR clock works or just abandon them altogether. But now, thanks to NTT DoCoMo, seniors won’t have to compromise giving up necessities like a cellphone in exchange for not having to learn. The Raku-Raku Phone is designed for elderly folks with hearing and vision problems. It comes with a “slow… Read More

  • Blink Shot Saves Photos from Chronic Blinkers

    As a guy who takes a lot of photographs — and I mean a lot — I love the idea behind this technology being developed by Canon: Blink Shot. Sounding like the name of a horrible band on MySpace, Blink Shot delays the actual firing of the shutter until the camera is sure that everyone in the frame has their eyes open. The technology is based on something similar to the face… Read More

  • Playstation Home Service Announced

    Sony is looking to compete with both Nintendo’s Mii Channel and Second Life it seems. Phil Harrison today announced the Playstation Home, where you can interact with other PS3 users, buy virtual furniture and clothing, and show off in-game trophies. Sounds a little bit like part Animal Crossing mixed with Second Life rather than a copycat version of Nintendo’s Mii. There’s also… Read More

  • Wii Dock is the New iPod Dock

    While we’re not expecting to see as many iterations of the Wii dock as we do the iPod dock, there’s no denying their similarities. Smart, clean lines and matching white to charge up battery-powered, iconoclastic, industry changing devices. We’ll take two, please. Notice there’s nothing like this for the SIXAXIS yet? If that’s not telling, we’re not sure… Read More

  • Sega Toys' mu-bot Headphones: Tiny Man-generated Music?

    Believe it or not this here contraption is a pair of headphones. They go by the name of mu-bot (Japanese for “what the hell?”) and they’re scheduled to hit Japan late next month. I don’t speak a word of Japanese, but I’ll try to decipher what the product page’s hieroglyphics actually mean. For example, I’m pretty sure that right under… Read More

  • Wu: Apple Going Solid State for All iPods, Portables?

    According to Apple Insider, the HDD-based iPod will soon be a think of the past. After analyzing Apple’s NAND flash-based storage supply chain, Shaw Wu at American Technology Research has concluded that future iterations of Apple’s iPod (standard, not just the Shuffle and Nano) will be flash-RAM based, meaning higher reliability and longer battery life. NAND is more expensive… Read More

  • Tenbuno Mini Me Monitors

    Woojin’s Tenbuno hybrid monitor has been buzzing around and for good reason. The 19-inch LCD has a mini-me 8.4-inch monitor that sits atop the main screen. There aren’t very many specs out, but it does have a black and white gloss finish with a 2-channel stereo. Launches in May, but no word on price. Product Page [via AVING] Read More

  • Phantom Night In NYC

    I was lucky enough to attend the unveiling of the new Gillette Fusion Power Phantom a couple weeks back in NYC and it was hot. Katherine McPhee from American Idol was there and I finally got to play the PS3 (what a letdown). Oh. And they have razors. Five blades and micro-pulses are the only way to shave. Now, wrapped in black. What we won’t do to look at young women with… Read More