Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 400,000 PS3s For U.S. Launch

    400,000 PS3s For U.S. Launch

    If you haven’t already preordered PS3, now would probably be a good time. Sony’s Ken Kutaragi spoke to the associated press earlier today and suggested that only 400,000 Playsation 3 consoles will be available on launch day. That isn’t the worst part, either. Kutargi stated that Japan will only be receiving 100,000 consoles on launch day. The limited amount of stock is a result… Read More

  • Two Choice Samsungs Coming to T-Mobile September 11th

    T-Mobile has added a “coming soon” page for two hot new Samsungs, the fashionable Trace (T519) and the more serious T719. Both phones feature a 1.3 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth, quad-band GSM and EDGE. The Trace is a superslim candybar with a micro-SD slot, 80MB built-in memory and speakerphone. The sexy thing should do quite well with the not-a-RAZR crowd. The new T719 is a high-end… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Hands-On

    BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Hands-On

    I got to see the Pearl firsthand last night and I was pleased. This is probably the first BlackBerry that someone with some sense of fashion would consider using. Rather than looking like a lump of blue putty with a keyboard, the pearl is an ultra-slim, ultra-light smartphone that happens to use RIMs email client. No QWERTY keyboard on this bad boy – just a SureType numeric keypad with a… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: DJ Edition

    Daily Crunch: DJ Edition

    Enjoy the memories of yesterday’s posts: Plug ‘n’ Play USB Turntable Music Booster Portable DJ Rig Windows Media Experiencing DRMing Pains Pink XM Inno for Breast Cancer Apple Releases 24″ iMac Read More

  • Plug 'n' Play USB Turntable

    Plug 'n' Play USB Turntable

    The Plug ‘n’ Play USB Turntable allows you to listen to your vinyl LPs digitally on your computer via USB. The turntable can also be connected to your stereo system if you just want to listen to those smooth LPs again. This is a really good product for DJs who have hundreds of vinyl’s they keep around for sampling. Plug ‘n’ Play USB Turntable also comes with software… Read More

  • It's a Desk Clock, It's a Digital Frame; It's a Desktop DigiFrame & Clock

    elsewhere? It’ll show your JPGs, PNGs, GIFs, TIFs and BMPs, works with your Windows PC, has 240×160 resolution, and can hold 22 photos at a time on a pair of AA batteries, so you don’t even need to use your computer. I find it odd that as our screen sizes get bigger, we start looking for more ways to display information elsewhere. We can’t all have three monitors, and… Read More

  • Hauppage and Cyberlink: Satellite TV on Your PC

    <img align="left" class="left" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/satellite receiver and go. But if you could take out that whole pesky "running cables" thing, you'd have a real entertainment box. Hauppage and Cyberlink have done just that with their new PowerCinema solution. The PowerCinema is basically a component for your PC that… Read More

  • Music Booster Portable DJ Rig

    Music Booster Portable DJ Rig

    The name says it all, doesn’t it? The Music Booster is a portable DJ rig mounted into a tricycle and requires no external power whatsoever. Music Booster features a CD drive, LCD, onboard equalizer and more audio-savvy gear. As for sound, it features two small speakers and a decent sized subwoofer all mounted into the tricycle itself. Everything is well put together, the audio gear is easily… Read More

  • Windows Media Experiencing DRMing Pains

    Windows Media Experiencing DRMing Pains

    According to sources, a problem between Windows Media servers and FairUse4DRM has currently crippled live Windows Media DRM abilities. If users try strip DRM from a file that references a live stream, FairUse4DRM essentially destroys the the DRM on the Windows Media server and renders the feed useless for other users. Technicians are purportedly scrambling frantically now to fix the problem, but… Read More

  • Cingular Selling iTunes Compatible Motorola RAZR V3i

    After everyone who really wanted one got theirs on eBay, Cingular’s finally selling the RAZR V3i for $299 minus $50 rebate. Sure, the RAZR V3i supports iTunes and has a 1.2 megapixel camera instead of the dinky VGA one in the old RAZR, but is it worth $249? In case you weren’t familiar with the V3i, it has Bluetooth, MP3 ringtones, iTunes compatibility with a dedicated key… Read More

 
  • Adesso CyberTablet M17

    Adesso CyberTablet M17

    Adesso has launched a new 17-inch monitor that doubles as a tablet for PC and Mac. The M17 essentially serves as a monitor and a PC tablet for pen-based applications and annotations. Adesso is billing this as a solution for the “paperless office.” It comes with a full productivity suite and carries an MSRP of $1699. Adesso CyberTabletM17 17″ LCD Graphic Tablet Monitor Read More

  • PNY Jumps On 1GB Micro SD and 2GB Mini SD Cards

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/sec transfer rate and SDMI encryption. PNY's made a chart, that we show above, for easy reference on how many pictures you can fit into your cards at what resolution. From our own experience, PNY's usually managed to make cards cheaper than its competitors while keeping the quality up. Mini SD [PNY via jkOnTheRun] Read More

  • Samsung SGH-i600 Thin Smartphone With Windows Mobile 5

    Samsung SGH-i600 Thin Smartphone With Windows Mobile 5

    Samsung’s SGH-i600 brushes firmly, yet tenderly, up against your thigh—the same thigh that the Motorola Q is vying for. Which one will you pick? Well, the SGH-i600 will have tri-band GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, and push email. It also has 128MB ROM, 64MB RAM, a microSD slot for expanded memory, and a 320×240 TFT display. There’s even a camera on the front for 3G… Read More

  • Some More Sirius Stiletto 100 Details Emerge From The Goo

    , you’re probably dying to get some solid release dates and pricing info. Well, we can only give you the latter, since it’s up for pre-order at Crutchfield for $349.99. However, we can give you some finalized specs: 2GB internal storage, FM transmitter, MP3 and WMA playback, color screen, and both satellite and WiFi Sirius delivery. It measures 2″ x 4.5″ x 0.68″ with… Read More

  • Pink XM Inno for Breast Cancer

    Pink XM Inno for Breast Cancer

    Nothing earth-shatterng, but we like it when people do good deeds, especially if those selfsame deeds involve electronics. XM is selling a Pioneer Inno in pink and proceeds, up to $150,000, will go to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The pink Inno will be available on September 10 for $349.99 at Circuit City and on the XM Website. For every Inno sold and activated, XM and Circuit City will… Read More

  • Sony PSP Download Service Coming Alongside PS3 Launch

    Sony’s download service for the PSP, which will allow users to download PlayStation 1 games onto their portables, will be launched simultaneously this Fall with the PS3. The reason for this double launch is because Sony is going to use the PS3 as a hub to manage downloads and digital distribution. So all the original PS1 games and downloaded movies will have to pass through your PS3 before… Read More

  • PlayStation 3 Delayed Until March 2007 In Europe

    PlayStation 3 Delayed Until March 2007 In Europe

    Thanks to Blu-ray laser production issues, the PlayStation 3 is going to be delayed in the European area until March 2007. That’s something everyone’s been expecting, but it looks like Sony’s finally dropped the hammer. Other regions affected: Russia, Middle East, Africa, and Australia. In other news, Americans will have their shipment cut from 4 million to 2 million, just like… Read More

  • TiVo Series 3 Price Finalized: $800

    TiVo Series 3 Price Finalized: $800

    Popular Mechanics says the TiVo Series 3 DVR is going to be $800. Yep, they sound pretty sure of themselves. So far the price has just been an all-but-confirmed rumor, but if Pop Mech says $800, who are we to argue? They don’t say anything about the launch date, but we’re still thinking somewhere around an October/November timeframe. As you pony up one month’s rent, remember that… Read More

  • HTC Moving Into Multimedia Smart(er)Phones

    HTC Moving Into Multimedia Smart(er)Phones

    HTC has announced that they’re moving away from infrared transmission on their phones – big whoop – and will be adding more multimedia and music functions to all of their phones. HTC is one of the biggest names in cellular technology you’ve never heard of so if they’re moving in one direction, expect many major U.S. carriers to follow suit. The makers of devices like… Read More

  • Mac Mini Updated To 1.83GHz and 1.66GHz Core Duo

    , the Mac Mini line has also been upgraded today, albeit with just a speed bump. Instead of getting Core 2 Duos like their screened big brothers, the Mac Mini now has a 1.83GHz Core Duo in the $799 model and a 1.66GHz Core Duo in the $599 model. Both of these have a 2MB L2 cache, 667MHz frontside bus, 512MB of DDR2 memory standard, and built-in AirPort and Bluetooth 2.0. The 1.83GHz model has a… Read More