Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Verizon to Get Treo 700wx By End of Year

    Verizon Wireless is about to add an “x” to its Treo 700w. The 700wx is currently offered by Sprint only. They differ very, very little, support for dial-up networking being the key factor, but everyone wants to be on the same game. It will keep the EV-DO, with Windows Mobile 5, GPS, 1.3MP camera, 240×240 screen, and 128MB built-in RAM that the Sprint version has, but no word on… Read More

  • Memeo AutoBackup Hits 2.0


    We don’t usually write about software here, and definitely nothing as dry as backup utilities, but screw it, this stuff is good and it deserves to be mentioned. Memeo AutoBackup just got a full upgrade to version 2.0. I’ve been using it for about a year and it’s the most brain-dead simple software for backing up your computer. Once you pick the files you want to… Read More

  • Official Wii Accessories

    Official Wii Accessories

    More Wii goodness. Nintendo has released pricing and pictures of accessories for its upcoming console. It looks like the Wii is using USB for just about everything, which is good news. The first accessory (shown right) is the rumored wired LAN adapter, which is selling for 2,800 Yen. Inside you can find pricing and pictures of replacement power cords, composite cables, S-Video cables… Read More

  • Libya First to Sign with One Laptop Per Child Initiative

    Remember back in the ’80s when Libya was a rogue nation, bent on war with the US? Not so much anymore. In fact, General el-Qaddafi has ponied up $250 million to make Libya the first nation to close a deal with the One Laptop Per Child program. That includes 1.2 million of the cute little WiFi-having laptops, one for every school kid in Libya. That is awesome. It also includes… Read More

  • Nintendo Doubles Wii Launch Units

    Nintendo Doubles Wii Launch Units

    Nintendo has announced that they will now be shipping out 2 million Nintendo Wii units on launch day instead of the previously announced 1 million Wii units. This is really great news for gamers, parents and just about everyone who wants a Wii or wasn’t able to get their hands on a PS3. It also eliminates the process of camping outside of stores before launch day. In case you… Read More

  • SanDisk Sansa e200R Rhapsody Reviewed

    People have loved the SanDisk Sansa line of players lately for its good storage size, small body and decent features, but how well does their new e200R player work with the Rhapsody music service? Pretty darn well. Their closed-loop infrastructure that matches iPod + iTunes or Zune + Zune Marketplace works pretty straightforwardly. So what’s the difference between this model and the… Read More

  • German Fishloft Makes Your Fish Cooler Than The Other Fish

    German Fishloft Makes Your Fish Cooler Than The Other Fish

    Oh man, this is cool. Completely uselss, but so so cool. It’s a Fishloft. It’s German…and that’s about all we know. If you know German, you can check out the offical website to answer your burning questions such as “Woraus besteht Fishloft?” Basically, you would put this in a pond and pump the air out and the water in. The next thing you know, pond… Read More

  • Roccaforte: For Serious Gamers

    Roccaforte, Italian for big and expensive, is a gaming desk put together by Japanese company M-S-Y. The desk features a bunch of extra mini-tables, higher-risen tables for multiple monitors and some great design. The desk would make a great addition to a high-end PC gaming rig, and for people doing video editing and sound engineering. There’s room for LCDs, speakers, monitors (the… Read More

  • Sony MDR-D777LP Altus Headphones For Listening To Stuff At 80KHz, Not That You Actually Can

    The headline may express a certain lack of enthusiasm, but these new headphones from Sony look pretty sweet considering their price tag is $149. The MDR-D777LP Altus headphones have closed earcups, however they feature an “ambient sound-in switch” that lets you hear external noise like open-type cups would, such as that car coming at you that’s about to run that red and nail… Read More

  • Google AdWords: Screwing Us Every Which Way?

    Google AdWords: Screwing Us Every Which Way?

    Back when I was on the buying end of Google AdWords, I discovered how draconian the company was when you tried to buy certain terms. Your website had to match certain requirements – no pop-ups, for example – and then you were charged an arm and a leg for intermittent rotation and you liked it. Well, it seems the bloom is off the rose and any punk with a domain name and a dream… Read More

  • Sprint Releases Detailed Coverage Maps

    Copying a move T-Mobile pulled a year and a half ago, Sprint’s releasing detailed coverage maps for consumers so they can see where and how good Sprint’s service really is. Just enter in your ZIP code and the map will show you both voice and EV-DO coverage. Also good news for Nextel customers, it includes your service coverage as well. This way you can figure out whether you… Read More

  • Kingston DataTraveler Secure, Secure–Privacy Edition: Encrypted, Rugged For Your Protection


    It’s pretty simple really: Kingston makes good flash-memory USB drives. Kingston takes said drives, encases them in titanium-coated stainless steel making them waterproof to depths up to four feet and protects the data on the drives with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) hardware-based encryption that can be encrypted and decrypted by authorized users only, without the need for… Read More

  • Belkin TuneStage II Beams Music over Bluetooth

    The problem with iPod docks is that even with a wireless remote, you need to walk up to them to see tiny menu. The Belkin TuneStage II eliminates that problem by using Bluetooth to transmit audio from your iPod to a receiver that plugs into your home stereo. This way, you can keep your iPod in your pocket and control playback the way you want without schlepping over to the dock. The TuneStage… Read More

  • My Bathroom Is Now Complete

    My Bathroom Is Now Complete

    Y’know, nothing makes me more mad in the morning than having to turn on my music BEFORE I get in the bathtub. Then, when I’m in the tub, I can’t surf the web. Which is simply bonkers. Thank God Keuco and Visiomatic have teamed up to bring me the visiPad. Its touchscreen is splashproof, which is perfect. It not only surfs the web and plays my music, but it also plays DVDs… Read More

  • Huckleberry's Camera Makes Your iSight Into A Real Camera

    Huckleberry's Camera Makes Your iSight Into A Real Camera

    A company with the fun-to-say name of Huckleberry has announced this nifty mirror that turns your Macbook iSight camera into a conventional camera. Never again will you have to turn the machine around to take a picture of the world around you. This bad boy will be introduced at £14.95 (about $28), which isn’t horrible — but I’m not sure it’s worth it. If you want one… Read More

  • Auvi PHIP65 Cordless Dual-Mode Skype Phone

    Auvi PHIP65 Cordless Dual-Mode Skype Phone

    Made to work with both analog landlines and Skype, the Auvi Dual-Mode PHIP65 marries traditional calling with free (until the end of the year) Skype calling. The phone plugs into your USB port, which then uses proprietary Auvi software to interface with Skype. That means you’re going to have to keep your computer on all the time if you want to make and receive calls over the Skype… Read More

  • 64GB Thumb Drive for $5,740

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/s writes, and has more room than just about any flash drive we've seen. Of course, it does cost $5,740, and only the masochistic or the very rich would buy one of these instead of a portable hard drive that costs less than 10% of this baby. But then again, maybe you've got some special reason – like… Read More

  • eBay Taking Down PlayStation 3 Pre-order Postings


    If you search eBay today for PlayStation 3 pre-orders you may find the results quite different than if you searched it yesterday. Apparently, eBay has a policy of not allowing sales of items if you’re more than 30 days away from having the actual item in your hand. The PlayStation 3 is available more than 30 days from now, hence eBay has removed those auctions and suspended those… Read More

  • Leaked Samsung SGH-i760 Looks Mmm-Mmm Good


    For the past several months I’ve been regularly using the Samsung T809 from T-Mobile. I really dig the slider’s design, features and display, despite the crappy battery life I get from it. Well this leaked Samsung SGH-i760 Windows Mobile 5 for Pocket PC Smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard looks like the Hershey Big Block to the T809’s Miniature. The specs look… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up: Pass the Hat

    CrunchGear Meet Up: Pass the Hat

    Because of extenuating circumstances, we were unable to secure a sponsor for the Meet Up. Therefore, if you wish to attend, please consider popping a fiver into this PayPal account and if we hit $3,000 by tomorrow, we’re golden. Otherwise, we’ll send back the donations. Deal? Read More