Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Helio to Launch Two New Phones, We Add Two Cents

    Phonescoop and Engadget Mobile have some exciting news about Helio’s new handset, the Drift, along with an unnamed Pantech phone. Although I can neither confirm or deny this, the Drift, codenamed the Astropop by Samsung, is considerably smaller than the Kickflip and slides up. It’s actually about the size of Samsung’s Yepp line of MP3 players, making it a welcome addition to… Read More

  • T-Mobile BlackBerry 8705 In The Wild

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/bad news for T-Mobile users. The good news is that we've got snap of the BlackBerry 8705 communicator in the wild. Featuring a standard BB keyboard, a pretty bright screen, and version 4.1 of the OS, the BB is an upgrade to the older versions now available on T-Mobile. The bad news? Well, it's not available yet. Read More

  • Sony Vaio G1: Preorder Now


    Weighing in at just 1.98-pounds, the new Sony Vaio G1 is the lightest girl in the class. To achieve this crazy low weight, the G1 features a carbon fiber chassis. There is, however, some substance to its feathery existence. It features a 12.1-inch XGA TFT and a 17mm keypitch keyboard. The G1 has a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo processor and can hold up to 1.5GB of RAM. It also comes standard with… Read More

  • iPod Shuffle 2 Hands On

    Our spies got their hands on a Shuffle 2, Apple’s diminutive teeny-tiny MP3 player. They report that it’s quite small and quite cool and that the guy who gave it to him pulled it out of his pocket like a joint. Very sneaky. Read More

  • All Your Base Are Belong To U-ROBO

    Korean robotics house ED has developed a house-trained robot with questionable uses. It packs a 1GHz Intel Pentium processor and 512MB RAM under the hood. The unit also features WiFi, ethernet, USN 2.0 ZigBee and RFID, so a wide range of connectivity options are covered. Users can control the U-ROBO via its 6.4-inch programmable touchscreen display, or through voice recognition. It includes… Read More

  • LG VX-8600 Chocolate Flip Details

    for a while, we never really knew what specs the Verizon-bound phone was going to have. Well, now we do. The phone will have a 176×220 pixel display, 800mAh battery, touch-sensitive music keys on the front, 1.3-megapixel camera, 15FPS video capture, 8x digital zoom, micro SD slot, MP3/WMA playback, MPEG-4/3GP video playback, and Bluetooth A2DP support. Not much else is known about the… Read More

  • Asus W6 and S6 Leather Laptops

    Ah yes. Ricardo Montalban and and his “rich corinthian leather” has made their way onto your laptop in these Asus W6 and S6 series machines. The laptops have 13.3-inch widescreen displays, and features leather so “genuine”, it comes with “markings such as scars, wrinkles and grain variation.” No leather substitute here. The W6 laptops can be mounted in Core… Read More

  • iLounge's 2007 iPod Buyers Guide

    iLounge just released their 2007 iPod Buyers Guide, a 180 page monster all about iPods, iPod accessories, iPod cleaning kids, iPod cases, iPod food, iPod grooming tips, iPod sexual aids, and clickwheel degreasers. Over 20 exclusive accessory debuts: See Etymotic’s new wireless Ety8 earphones, iPodMods’ incredible new iVue replacement casing for the iPod, Vaja’s new iVod… Read More

  • Sony CDX-HS70MW Everything-Proof Head Unit For Boats

    We’re not sure what use a sun, water and salt-resistant head unit would do for you, unless you regularly drive your car into the water (a no-no), or you’re James Bond in your marine car. But, Sony’s CDX-HS70MW marine stereo is satellite radio ready and compatible with the marine-commander remote control. There’s also a rear RCA AUX input, AM tuner, and They do look… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Symbian

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available or soon to be available in the US. In this installment, we discuss smartphones running the Symbian Operating System. have also used Symbian. Read More

  • Xbox 360 Update Not So Rosy?

    . Rather than wait for more confirmation, word from Sony, word from Microsoft, or ANYBODY ELSE to run into this problem, we’re going to go ahead and call it an epidemic and call Microsoft’s update a totally bug-ridden failure. Good idea, right? In any case, Sony’s XBR2/XBR3 line of TV, which do support 1080p and are considered quite good at doing so, aren’t displaying… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The Blackberry Pearl

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Pearl. The BlackBerry Pearl is for the ladies. It’s slim, sexy, and cool. That’s not to say that boys might like it, but the Pearl, like the Sidekick 3, is designed to break down… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The T-Mobile Dash

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Dash.
    As smartphones make their way into the mainstream, we’re reminded why they were long relegated to the hip holsters of Road Warriors and the hopelessly email-obsessed. Their… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Welcome

    Welcome to Smartphones Now, our first annual survey of the smartphone arena. This collection of articles, which will run from today until this Friday, touches on the major smartphone OSes along with some of our favorite selections from this year’s crop. One thing we’ve noticed this year is the mainstreaming of the smartphone market. Phones like the Blackberry Pearl and the Motorola… Read More

  • Colored PSPs Due Soon – Too Little Too Late?

    Seeing as Nintendo’s DS is dominating the sales charts – both portable and non-portable – Sony has to find a way to stem the tide and compete. Their solution? No, it’s not making better games or more interesting media content, it’s making colored PSPs. Yes, on November 22, you can get your own Blue, Silver or Pink PSP. Just like you’ve never wanted. There… Read More

  • Wii Virtual Launch Line-up

    . Warning: exposure to these titles may cause acne, furtive masturbation, and weight gain. All of the games will be available online for Wii points, a currency that is pegged to the Yen and the Euro. Gamers will be able to download titles to their Wiis and play for hours, waiting patiently for prom to be over. Read More

  • GadgetTell Reloaded: Now with Prizes!


    Like the Internets, blogs have life-cycles. Gadgetell is now on version 2.0 and is offering up to $20,000 in prizes just for you to come buy and give them a good read. While we can’t condone making Gadgetell your number one web destination, it can be #3 after Stuff On My Cat and CG, in that order. Gadgetell v2 giveaway: Altec Lansing iM7 iPod speaker dock [Gadgetell] Read More

  • FairGame: Judo Moves on iMovie Strips iTunes DRM

    Seidai Software has created a free script called FairGame that strips DRM from your iTunes files. It apparently uses iMovie to create a clean, DRM-free copy of the file and looks about as easy as pie. Life, as they say, finds a way. Product Page [FairGame] Read More

  • Logitech Alto Makes Your Laptop More Desktop


    This is pretty simple really—it’s a notebook stand that puts your screen at eye-level and includes a built-in, full-size keyboard—and I’m surprised, with all of Logitech’s accessory and peripheral knowledge, the company didn’t crank something like this out sooner. The keyboard is complete with a number pad, a media panel and a key layout that’ll… Read More

  • Brenthaven's Classy iPod Cases

    Some of you iPod owners might be feeling envy over the dope Kickstand Folio cases from Belkin our contest winners received. They are indeed kickass. But don’t worry, there’s something for you, too. Check out these like-minded leather cases from Britain’s Brenthaven. Its offering up two different ways (in two different colors): easel style, or as a clever dock-type-thing. We… Read More