Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Belkin’s TuneStudio Four-Channel Audio Mixer For iPod


    Belkin hinted to us about a CES announcement for musicians and here it is: the Belkin TuneStudio. Designed for use with 5G iPods, the four-channel mixer lets you record digital audio directly to your iPod at 16-bit, 44kHz quality. Basically a portable audio recording studio, the compact unit (I don’t have dimensions, but in comparison to the iPod pictured, it’s fairly small)… Read More

  • Zoom!: And We're Off To CES 2007

    Blake is winging his way to Las Vegas right now and we’ll be staying in the beautiful — and pyramidoid — Hotel Exclusive Luxor. For all of our CES 2007 coverage, just click on over to our CES 2007 coverage page. If you’d like to stop the CG crew for a drink or a delicious $5 steak dinner, AIM me at johnbiggsny or email tips at crunchgear dotcom. Read More

  • Windows Mobile Crossbow In Action

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5404987844605210971&hl=en David at MobilityToday turned us on to this video of Crossbow in action. Anything, I suspect, is better than WinMo 5.0. Crossbow Video [MobilityToday] Read More

  • Nokia N800 (nee N870) Unearthed

    The Nokia N770 is probably one of the most unsung devices out there. I love mine — it’s a tiny, handy Internet tablet with brains. The N800, it seems, is 10 times better. The fellow at RingNokia got his hands on one and shares some of his unboxing pictures. Strangely enough, it’s missing the expected “870” designation. I tried to create another gallery and… Read More

  • Scorpion Watch Reef Diver Photo Gallery

    I got the Reef Diver in, which I talked about a bit before, and I took a few photos to test CG’s PopUpGallery installation. Feast your eyes. Product Page
    UPDATE – Let me know if this gallery works on your browser in comments. It’s acting strange on OSX and Firefox. Read More

  • Wicked Lasers: MobileCrunch Says They're Wicked

    Perhaps this is what Paul Simon was talking about when he sang about “lasers in the the jungle” — a crazy-powerful 95 milliwatt green laser from Wicked Lasers. I’ve seen these things before and my neighbor even shot mine up at a passing helicopter, causing us all to scamper into the house and cower in the basement. However, Oliver at MobileCrunch did no such thing… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Rehydration Edition

    Ditch iCal, Make Your Office Wall Into A Calendar
    Samsung Refrigerates RFID
    PumpOne Mobile For Fatties With Cell Phones
    Wiimote Add-Ons For Wii Sports: Totally Stupid
    2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us! Read More

  • Add a Second Hard Drive to Your MacBook, MacBook Pro

    , laptop drives top out at about 200 GB, one-fifth the capacity of a desktop. MCE Technologies, however, has come up with a way for MacBook and MacBook Pro users to push the envelope. By removing the optical drive from your Mac portable, MCE’s OptiBay makes room for a secondary hard drive with capacities of up to 160 GB, for a theoretical maximum of 360 GB. Pricing starts at around $250… Read More

  • USB Organization Certifies Micro-USB for Phones

    Wouldn’t it be nice if your mobile phone had a USB port so that you could grab your photos and ringtones and back-up your contacts? Sure, some of us are lucky enough to have such things on our phones. And some of us even have Bluetooth capable of the tasks. But for the vast majority of cellphones in America, the only way to get information on (or off) is through its carrier’s… Read More

  • Balcony Grill for Us Urbanites

    It’s a balcony barbeque! I know, I know. CES is just days away, and it’s a barbecue that has my expensive panties in a wad, but I desperately want this, though it does not actually yet exist. Perhaps it’s out of consideration for the neighbors of others, or perhaps out of concern for fire safety, or perhaps because it’s from some German-sounding guy’s mind… Read More

  • Nokia E65 Surfaces: High-End Features, Mid-Range Price

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/HSDPA compatibility (GSM for voice, natch), as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a microSD slot for additional storage. While it seems like those are all high-end features, this is actually a mid-range phone, by Q2 2007 standards; it should go for about $445 unsubsidized, meaning that if Cingular or T-Mobile pick it up… Read More

  • One Terabyte Hard Drives Arrive from Hitachi

    If you’re like us, you download tons and tons of dirty, dirty porn completely legal music and videos. You, then, probably run into the same problem we do: where do you store all this data? The answer comes from Hitachi in the guise of the world’s first terabyte hard drive. Rather, make that hard drives, as the Hitch is dropping two versions of the 7K1000, the Deskstar, ideal for… Read More

  • Cingular Bets on Live Video

    Most people only use their cellphones to make voice calls, we all know this, it is fact. Cingular, however, thinks its come up with a way to entice people to use its 3G features in a new way: video calling. It’s not the video calling of the G.I. Joe wallscreen we’ve all dreamt about as kids, but rather phone-to-phone broadcasting of video, basically using the video camera on a phone… Read More

  • LG Takes Swinging Lifestyle to Your PC

    You’ve got your Superdrives, and your Multidrives, but leave it to LG to create a SuperMultidrive. What is it? Nothing less than an optical drive for your PC that reads both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray DVD, much like the console player we told you about yesterday. That’s the “Multi” part. The “Super” part is that the dual-format reader can also write to Blu-Ray… Read More

  • Wiimote Add-Ons For Wii Sports: Totally Stupid

    Got a Wii? Got Wii Sports? Really, really, really want that Wiimote to look like a stupid white racquet, bat, or club? You’re in luck. Pretty much the most pointless, useless accessory on the market, for $22 you can own the Wii Sports Pack – three separate attachments for your Wiimote designed with Wii Sports in mind. There’s a tennis racquet, a golf club, and a baseball bat. Read More

  • DIY Pong Watch

    Sure it’s nearly the size of a Gameboy, but this homemade Pong watch is pretty pimp. It appears to just play with itself endlessly, but I imagine it could be somewhat entrancing when you should probably be doing more important things. It uses a 10mm case with a 96×64 OLED dsplay. Oh and battery life is just 25 hours so it might not be hospitable for late nights. Homemade Pong watch! Read More

  • 2007 Bloggies: Vote for Us!


    We’ve been rewarding you and now it’s time to return the favor. The nominations ballot for the 2007 Bloggies is online. If you’ve enjoyed reading CrunchGear for the past six months, we’d appreciate it if you went and voted for us. The categories we fit in are: Best American Weblog Best Computers and Technology Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group… Read More

  • Xbox 360 2.0 (aka Zephyr) Revealed Somewhat

    Here’s a sneaky photo of the back of the rumored next version of the Xbox 360, codenamed: Zephyr. The most obvious addition is that of an HDMI port for true/easier 1080p output. It’s also rumored that Zephyr will feature a 120GB hard drive to compliment all the downloadable content available on Xbox Live and an upgraded 65nm CPU. No idea when this will be available for the… Read More

  • Samsung Refrigerates RFID

    If you’ve been following the RFID craze, then this one might be of some interest to you. Samsung is readying a refrigerator that can monitor its contents via RFID. So as contents get low the fridge can tally a shopping list so you know exactly what you purchase on your next grocery visit. It can also purportedly create display recipes based on the available ingredients. Pretty… Read More

  • LG Launches 4 New GPS Nav Systems


    LG is finally jumping into the domestic GPS Nav market, but there are no real surprises here. If you’re at CES you can check out the four new models: LN790, LN740, LN735 and LN730. Touch screens ranging in size from 3.5 to 4.3-inches that will offer a wide range of options including Bluetooth, turn by turn voice guidance, POIs, preloaded maps of the US and Canada and media playback… Read More