Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Magic Lightboard…Y'know, For Kids

    Here’s a new toy from the land of hot tea and The Who. It’s a small board that allows you to draw animated images. As the product page puts it, the Magic Lightboard allows kids to “bring their creations to life.” It could also be used to “make the shopping list a little more fun for mum and dad.” It reminds me a lot of the Philips Wall/Light Pen Concept thing. Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up: Sponsor Line-Up

    Special thanks and love to all those who approached us at the last minute and extra special thanks to the Crunch Network ad and business folken who went out of their way to make this event a potential success. If you’ve RSVPed, please arrive at about 7pm – first come first booze – and check in with John, Josh, or Blake as we’ll have a bit of fun and some giveaways for… Read More

  • Fujitsu Gets Into The Solid-State Game

    Fujitsu has announced that they will begin offering 16GB and 32GB Solid State Disks in their Lifebook Q and B series laptops. The drives are manufactured by Samsung, and you’re going to want one if you’re looking for durability, less weight, extended battery life, and, theoretically, more speed in the boot process. The price is something to be reckoned with, though. It’s going… Read More

  • Apple's iPod Nano Turns Red

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/AIDS drugs in the third-world. A worthy reason to paint an iPod Red, indeed. It's available now from Apple's website at the same $199 as the regular 4GB colored iPod Nanos, and they're shipping now. That includes free gift engraving, you considerate commie. Apple [Product Page] Read More

  • Spam Cartoons

    A nice little tidbit for you all this morning. The Bros. McLoed created a cartoon featuring dialogue from spam emails. The resulting Elizabethan prose is quite funny and I wish it were longer. Spamland [ColdHardFlash via BoingBoing] Read More

  • Nintendo Panties


    What better way to end CrunchGear’s week of fun sexuality than with a set of Nintendo panties. Yup, I said it, Nintendo panties. Picture this, you are at a bar winning a girl over, and you end up taking her home and she has Nintendo panties on! Would you: [POLL=3] Nintendo Panties [aeropause] Read More

  • New Oblivion Content Available On All Platforms

    Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion coming to the Playstation 3 is a big deal. See, gamers felt a sense of loss that the Xbox 360 and PC title would see life in another console. One of the points I had mentioned before was that there was not much reason to buy Oblivion because everyone who has wanted to play the game has already played it on Xbox 360 or the PC. Well, the Playstation 3 had its own… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii: #1 On PC World's Christmas List

    This one is a few days old, but still worth the mention since the Wii preorders don’t even start until tomorrow. PC World has posted up a top 10 Christmas list for all of us tech dorks, and standing tall at #1 on the list is the Nintendo Wii. The list does lose a little bit of cred though, there are things on there like iPod and iPod Nano, which are cool, but not really cutting-edge and new. Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Dual Edition

    Enjoy a sampling of yesterday’s posts: Put A Little Of The Dark Side In Your Pocket
    ILM Enters Stephen Colbert’s Green Screen Lightsaber Contest
    Dyson Root 6: Robo-Sucker
    Microsoft’s First Xbox 360 HD DVD Ad
    Gomadic Mobile Dual Charger For Phones and iPods Read More

  • Red RAZR, Red RAZR

    <img class="right" src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/AIDS in Africa. The phone will be available this month and some proceeds will go to the Global Fund, led by Bono and Bobby Shriver. The phone itself will cost $304.99 or $64.99 with a two year contract. Standard fare in this red MOTORAZR: MicroSD slot, GPS, Bluetooth, and speakerphone. Product… Read More

  • ILM Enters Stephen Colbert's Green Screen Lightsaber Contest

    In case you don’t watch the show, Colbert made a challenge to A/V nerds everywhere to take footage of him on a green screen waving a lightsaber around and insert in cool backgrounds – sort of like the movies Sin City or Sky Captain. Plenty of good entries were sent in, with some even making it on his show. Well, if you were thinking of doing one you can pretty much give up now… Read More

  • Rumor: Another PS3 Delay In Europe


    Things just don’t seem to be going very well for Sony, at all. After all the console bashing, the shortages and consumers being simply fed up with all the crap Sony has been feeding them you’d think Sony would get their act together from here on out. Well, just to pile on the heaps of bad news here’s some more: MeriStation is reporting that Ken Kutaragi recently admitted… Read More

  • Dyson Root 6: Robo-Sucker

    Looks like Dyson has done it again. Their new Root 6 uses the same air chamber design as their vacuums and doesn’t lose suction when filled with filth and muck – I can attest to this, as we’ve had the Dyson Ball for a while after picking it up for a song at Best Buy. The name and shape are kind of creepy, but it looks like it’s all sucking all the time with this… Read More

  • CrunchGear Reader Meet Up: It's On



    Thanks to some excellent backdoor maneuvering by our crack ad team, we’ve lined up some excellent sponsors, including SoonR, an Ajax-tastic mobile desktop system that gives you full access to your Outlook email and desktop from any phone browser. So that means we’re on for tomorrow at 7pm. Here’s a post re-cap. Join us for our first reader meet-up! The event will coincide… Read More

  • 'RED' iPod Nano Coming Tomorrow?

    iLounge is reporting that a new, red iPod nano will be announced tomorrow on the Oprah Winfrey show by Bono himself. The red iPod will be a part of the Product RED program that is currently literally painting cities red to battle AIDS. The episode was apparently taped earlier this week and featured Bono and a 4GB “iPod nano RED.” It’s supposed to cost the same $199, with… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Preorders Starts Tomorrow

    Gamestop sent out emails earlier today letting everyone who signed up for the Nintendo Wii preorder notification know that preorders be available tomorrow, Friday the 13th. Like we stated yesterday, you probably won’t need to preorder a Nintendo Wii due to so many consoles coming out on launch day. Still, there will be bit of Nintendo fans out there that are going to go and preorder the… Read More

  • PalmSource to Change Name to Access

    PalmSource, the manufacturer of the Palm OS, is undergoing yet another name change. Access, the Japanese mobile software maker and parent company of PalmSource, is apparently absorbing the company into its Access brand. While the Palm OS will still be called such, PalmSource will now be known as Access. This divestment of the Palm-themed monicker is not a good omen for Palm fanboys, as many… Read More

  • Palm Drops Treo 680 for American GSM Carriers in Four Colors

    , announced its new Treo 680. The new consumer-aimed smartphone is much like the 650 Cingular sells now, though it’s a slicker device. The 680 does away with the 650’s antenna, rounds out the corners, and comes in four fashion colors: Graphite, Cimson, Arctic, and Copper. The Bluetooth has been upped to version 1.2, and the phone app is modernized, as well. Sorry, no WiFi. The 680… Read More

  • Speaker Dock for Musicphones Gets It Right

    With the official tally of generic iPod speaker docks now at 1,233,359, it takes something unique to catch our eye – and unique is exactly what the new Mobile Phone Sound Station from Trust is. You see, it’s strong enough for an iPod, but made for a phone. The speaker dock has attachments to work with your Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and Sony Ericsson musicphone as well as your iPod… Read More

  • Gomadic Mobile Dual Charger For Phones and iPods

    Need to charge both your iPod and your phone at the same time? How about both your phone and your wife’s phone? Save the fight for another time by grabbing one of these Gomadic Dual Rapid Car Chargers. It plugs right into your standard cig lighter and charges up two things at once. You have to choose which “tip” you want to use for your particular phone or iPod, but it only… Read More