Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • GameStop: No Wii For You!


    If you were planning on heading down to your local GameStop location to do a little in-store pre-order of a Nintendo Wii, you can sit your ass back down. The pre-order, which began on Friday, October 13, 2006, ended the very same day.
    GameStop and EB Games stores began accepting limited pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii console on Friday, October 13, on a first come, first served basis. Due… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Remote Comparison

    Nintendo Wii Remote Comparison

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Wavebird is wide. It's obviously much thinner, which means you can hold it comforably in your hand. There's also a bonus shot of the Wii packaging as well. They really made this remote suitable for all ages and all hand sizes. Of course, if your snausages are a bit too chubby to fit around the controller, you… Read More

  • Siemens VDO Road Sign Reader

    “120kph? How fast is that in mi…oh crap a tree!” Eliminate the need to even read oncoming road signs with the Siemens VDO-created system that reads them for you and displays it in your heads-up-display. The system reads the signs and interprets them, matching up posted speed limits with what you’re going at right now. The Siemens-designed system should be available to… Read More

  • Griffin's USB Powered Knob Turns Up Whatever

    We know this is, like, a million Internet years old, but we’ve never featured it before, and we know it’ll be new to a lot of our readers. It’s a knob. That’s all, just a knob. It’s from Griffin, is USB, and programmable, so you can use it as a volume knob, or as an old-school shuttle control for video editing, but it’s still just a knob. You could possibly… Read More

  • FLCL Halloween Costume

    In what has to be the best marketing ploy for a now-defunct (but previously awesome) cartoon show, the creators of FLCL have launched this new Halloween costume of Canti. Available now from fine retailers worldwide. One giant step for home entertainment? [The Daily Mail] Read More

  • Palm Treo 750v Finds Its Way To The US

    comes in. What’s very good is that these unlocked Treos claim to keep support for UMTS intact, which means if your SIM says Cingular on it, it’s FAST. We couldn’t find anyone who’s actually tried one of these, so before plunking down your $765, you might want to call your provider and see what it has to say. Product Page [CTI Miami] Read More

  • CD/DVD/USB?

    CD/DVD/USB?

    I was under the impression that we had a good thing going with a separate functionality between USB-connected devices and media which you placed in an optical drive. Apparently, I was wrong. American-Israeli company Aladdin has filed a patent for a product which they’re calling the “XCD.” The CD/DVD could still be used in a conventional disk drive, but it also includes a… Read More

  • Jobs to Newsweek on Zune: "What, Me Worry?"

    Steve Jobs, the closest thing to Santa Claus we still believe in, sat down with Newsweek for a little chat, in which he gives his opinion on the Zune from Microsoft. When asked if he was worried about the upstart WiFi-enabled MP3 and video player, he responded, “In a word, no.” He goes on to say the wireless capabilities of Zune aren’t impressive and that the song sharing… Read More

  • GlowSkin, The Skin That Glows


    Electroluminescent (EL) lighting technology is not new. It’s been used for some time now in the dashboard displays of automobiles as well as in cell phone screens. However, SafeLites’ GlowSkin uses unique, flexible EL lamps and can be made to any size or shape. The EL lamps are activated using special electronics, an inverter to control voltage and frequency and a power source… Read More

  • All iPod Games Reviewed, Graded

    a couple of weeks ago, and introduced movies to iTunes, it also gave the world cellphone-style games to play on the music machines. A distraction at best, the games are just as we like them: fun and cheap, like our Homecoming date was. Our pals over at iLounge have put together a collection of reviews about all the games Apple offers for iPod, so we don’t have to. We personally… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea

    CrunchGear in Korea

    Just days out of Digital Life and CrunchGear is jetting off to South Korea to explore all the new happening at Samsung. John Biggs will be reporting from Seoul for the coming week, so expect to see all sorts of electronics that we won’t be able to get here in the States until 2025. So whenever you see the miniature version of the above image, know that it’s raced through the… Read More

  • McDonald's MP3 Players Come With Malware

    McDonald’s recently launched a promo in Japan that gave away 10,000 McMP3 Players loaded with 10 pre-loaded songs. What else was pre-loaded? Why, only a little Trojan horse, the QQPass Trojan horse, to be exact. QQPass grabs your passwords and other personal information and then emails the details to the author of the program. Awesome. McDonald’s says only a “portion”… Read More

  • Verizon Going MAXX With Big, Fat RAZR

    ubiquitous RAZR phone, out now for almost two years, is getting long in the tooth? Do you retire it, hoping people will love its successor, the KRZR? No, you take the slim phone, known for being svelte, and make it fatter. Verizon apparently thinks there’s enough life left in the RAZR brand to bring yet another variant to us, the RAZR MAXX. And, like its name implies, this is the high-end… Read More

  • Motorola Q Pro, Back in Black

    The Motorola Q was the brief-but-exciting sweetheart of the Windows Mobile world but a few months ago. Affordable, with a slick Treo-meets-RAZR form factor, it made smartphones sexy for the first time in awhile. But it’s been lamented for being stale, with other contenders improving on Moto’s design while Moto just stands there. But the Motorola people are upgrading the Q. The… Read More

  • Pure Digital Camcorder Does Direct Uploads


    Pure Digital has upgraded its inexpensive corner-store camcorder to let you capture video and get it up on the web in three steps. Now before you get all excited, the uploading experience is not as direct as you may think. The Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder (30 minutes, $129; 60 minutes, $169) now has software that lets you get the video off the camera via USB connection to your… Read More

  • MobiBLU Goes 2.0, Adds Video, Photo Viewing

    MobiBLU is back with the Cube2, an update to the absolutely tiny DAH-1500i Cube MP3 player. The PlayForSure-certified Cube2 adds a full color OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display that can be used to view digital images and watch video clips, proving that you can still have a full selection of controls and multimedia playback options without sacrificing a screen. The Cube2 is first… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Web Edition

    Daily Crunch: Web Edition

    Some of the items that caught our attention last week: Creepy Crawly Remote Controlled Tarantulas
    Remote Control Lantern for Lazy, Shiftless Campers
    It’s a White (Chocolate) Xmas for Verizon
    Apple’s iPod Nano Turns Red
    LED Rat Throwie Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet-up: The Aftermath

    CrunchGear Meet-up: The Aftermath

    About 100 CrunchGeeks descended on Under the Volcano Friday night for the first ever CrunchGear meet-up. There was lots of booze and prizes and there was much rejoicing by all who attended. Thanks for coming out guys, we’re glad to have met you and look forward toward future gatherings. Perhaps something to coincide with CES. If anyone else took pictures, please send them to our tips… Read More

  • Creepy Crawly Remote Controlled Tarantulas

    Since it’s getting close to All Hallow’s Eve (that’s Halloween to you, bub), we thought it would be nice to show you the bestest gadget we’ve seen so far this year for scaring the skirts off of your friends. These little remote controlled tarantulas are scary-looking just standing there, but imagine the fright on the faces of your friends and foes as these… Read More

  • Tiny 3-Port USB Hub: Small, Slick

    The more gear we get, the more USB ports we need to support them. In a day when most computers sport four or fewer ports of the Universal Serial Bus-type, a good USB hub is a must. We find ourselves liking this neat little critter from the geniuses over at Elecom in Japan we found on EverythingUSB. It transforms your measly one USB port into 3, with the top and bottom ports angled so that… Read More