The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Battery-Powered Pole Dancer

    What happened to Big Mouth Billy the Singing Bass? Can some someone please bring him back? I think my left eye just exploded. Shiny one minute preview: the USB pole dancer [ShinyShiny] Read More

  • Panasonic Upgrades Wireless WAN in Toughbooks

    months of rough treatment, but it keeps on going. My iPod has the same story, as does my Powerbook, now a year old. But I take it relatively easy on my gear compared to some of you, those working construction jobs, who are on the road half the time, or are in scientific labs where anything can happen. Panasonic’s got your back with new upgrades to its Toughbooks. Many pros swear by… Read More

  • Two New Games at iTunes

    Apple’s still in the gaming business, today quietly releasing two new iPod games to iTunes. Many fans will be thrilled to learn that they can now play Soduku on their iPods. We’re not sure how that works, but we have faith in Steve and company making it playable. Also out now is Solitaire (sorry, Royal Solitaire). The iPod has shipped with a solitaire game for years, but the… Read More

  • Wiimote Mod: Electronic Drums

    We’ve yet to see anything representing the drum kit demo shown at E3 this year hit the Nintendo Wii yet, but if you’re yearning to play drums using the Wiimote, check out this new mod. Bob Somers has put together a PC app that lets you play an electronic drum kit using the Wiimote (though, he kind of sucks at it.) An interesting thing I noticed while watching the video is that… Read More

  • ZVUE 250 Now Available

    Earlier this month I reported on a low-end DAP called the ZVUE 250 that’d be on shelves at Wal-Marts (like how my dad says it). Well today it’s available at Amazon and in select Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. It features a 2.5-inch display that supports video up to 30fps. The player comes features an SD slot and comes with one 128MB card. It’ll play MP3, WMV, WMA (with… Read More

  • The Insect Lab

    If you really want some creepy, awesome shit lying around your apartment, you should check out Mike Libby’s Insect Lab. Based out of Maine, Mike takes insects and couples their bodies with mechanical watch parts and the such. A spider with some cogs and gears in its back is without a doubt the coolest/creepiest thing I’ve seen to date. He’s got everything from spiders to… Read More

  • JLr7: For People l33t3r Than You

    Hey I love intriguing and original design, but on the other hand, I’m nothing if not practical. And as a tech critic, it’s my job to question the validity of products. So when I saw this JLr7 watch I knew that it falls neatly into the realm of products I’d question heavily. Designed by Eri & Eiichi, the JLr7 features a bunch of L-shaped segments that somehow tell… Read More

  • You A Dime Piece Baby

    In honor of Logitech’s 25th Anniversary and DIME, a Japanese entertainment magazine’s, 20th anniversary, Logitech just released the special limited edition VX-RD in a pretty badass blue color.
    The special ‘DIME’ piece edition will run about $90 (VAT included). Logitech DIME piece [AVING] Read More

  • Ministry of Sound Hops On The iPod Case Bandwagon

    If you’re into trance, house, or clubbing, chances are you’re familiar with Ministry of Sound and how big a force it is in the scene. Thus, it comes as no surprise that it’s looking to capitalize on Apple’s popular digital music player, the iPod. Ministry of Sound has released a new iPod Case dubbed the iPod Sound Pocket. It’s $49 and has a built-in speaker, a… Read More

  • BoxWave Introduces New iPod Nano 2G Cases

    If you’re strapped for gift ideas for Xmas and know someone with an iPod Nano, you may want to check out some of the new cases from BoxWave. With just five days left to shop, these affordable iPod Nano 2G cases are great gifts for anyone who’s got/is getting a Nano. There’s the Active Case for $15, a clear, hard-plastic case that’s pretty basic. The Designio Leather… Read More

  • Emerson, IXT Launch Affordable Karaoke Add-Ons

    Looking to do a little extra entertaining for the holidays? Like karaoke? Then you’ll be ecstatic to find out that Emerson and IXT systems are bringing the public a whole host of karaoke add-on products to use with your iPod, DVD player or computer. For example, the $29.95 Handheld Microphone DVD Karaoke Converter with Holiday Party 60-song Twin Pack DVDs (pictured) connects to any… Read More

  • Dunhill Alligator Skin iPod Speakers

    If you have an affinity for things in alligator skin, this might be right up your alley. Luxury men’s goods maker Dunhill will be releasing a special version of the iPod HiFi speaker system wrapped in fine alligator skin. Everything else will be the same as the regular iPod HiFi, so basically you’re paying for luxurious alligator skin and a brand name. Though it’s… Read More

  • Thank You For Smoking…At Your Desk

    Ever get the craving for a cigarette when you’re at your desk? Well I don’t but I’m sure some of our readers do and I’m sure you won’t pull a Chandler and spritz air freshener into your mouth. From Zippo comes this sly lil piece of die-cast goodness. This portable ashtray looks like a mouse and the logo conceals the secret compartment. Apparently this traps in… Read More

  • Amazon Wii and PS3 Lottery Results

    Last night I checked the odds that I’d be able to purchase a Wii—28 to 1. I had thought that was a pretty solid chance. Odds like that are hard to come by in any lottery system. So I logged into Amazon this morning and was greeted by the screen above. Luck was on my side. I was going to get a Wii. I had all my accessories planned out; all the games I’d get. Envisioned playing… Read More

  • Coby MP3 Micro System…huh?

    Coby Korea plans to launch its new portable MP3 micro system, MP-C341, next month in Korea. It’ll be available with 512MB/1GB of built-in memory, has a USB port to download MP3 files, an alarm function to wake you up with your favorite tunes and lyrics on the display (a Clay Aiken song for Blake I’m sure), FM recording, SD/MMC slot and even has an auxiliary jack to connect your… Read More

  • Opera "Trial" for Wii Hitting Wii Shop Friday

    Beginning Friday, you’ll be able to catch up on CrunchGear posts between rounds of WiiSports. Opera just announced that the “trial” version of Opera for Wii will hit the Wii shop this Friday. Best part: It’s free, at least for now (the word “trial” tends to mean price spikes could come at any minute.) So scoop it up while the scoopin’s free.

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  • Blackjack Battery Update

    Rejoice! Our pal David Ciccone wrote in to tell us that Samsung has dropped a new and improved battery for the Blackjack. It ups the power from 1200mAh to 1800mAh. If you’ll recall, the battery was the only real drawback I could find with the Blackjack. Samsung includes two battery and an external charger with the device, but it’s a bit of a hassle. The new battery adds some meat… Read More

  • Zune Software Update Coming Today

    Harvey at Zunerama sends word that the Zune software will be updated later today. It will enable support for Windows Vista and fix many issues that users, like Biggs and Goldman, have had installing their Zunes. The update will be 22MB. It will be available through Microsoft auto-update and at Zune Compatible with Vista: Today [Zune Insider] Read More

  • Time Calls PS3 a Bust, Names You Person of the Year

    According to the ineffable authority that is Time Magazine, Sony’s PlayStation 3 is a bust. Its verdict: The big story in computer games this year was HOW TO BLOW A HUGE LEAD, by Sony. Its PlayStation 2 was the champ in the last round of the console wars. This time Sony bet on a chip called the Cell and a disc format called Blu-ray. They’re probably awesome, but how would anybody know? Read More

  • Lenmar Bat Paks Will Change The Way You Charge

    Lenmar makes all manner of rechargeable batteries, battery chargers and accessories for consumer electronics. It recently added these here Bat Paks to its lineup. The Bat Paks are two-in-one universal battery packs that are compact and portable, functioning as a charger to recharge portable electronics in addition to being a full-on battery pack. There are three models available for… Read More