Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • The Skype's the Limit

    is cheaper than standard analog long distance, we know this, but it’s still a watch-the-minutes-tick sort of deal for many. In the interest of the holiday season, Skype has announced its first discount unlimited calling plan, and its cheap. For just $15 a year (you read that correctly), you can make all the Skype calls you want. No limits, no evening minutes, just talk time. You have to… Read More

  • Sexy Mvix Media Center Unboxxxing

    Your TV isn’t ready for the Mvix MX-760HD multimedia player, but the guys at skippy.net think theirs is. Not only did they write about how slick this device is (by slick we mean it puts out 1080p, like any of our TVs can handle it), but they also took some great unboxing pics and put them in a flickr album. Like regular porn, gear porn is hottest when it’s made by amateurs. If… Read More

  • Find Your Wii

    . I wrote a little shell script that would do this for me automatically at certain intervals, but this seems considerably better. For example: Gamestop: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is sold out at 2006-12-15 13:05:17
    EB Games: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is sold out at 2006-12-15 13:05:15
    Gamestop: Nintendo Wii Most Wanted Bundle is in stock at 2006-12-15 13:03:43
    EB Games: Nintendo… Read More

  • A Tasty Game of Carcassonne

    I love Carcassonne. It’s a great board game, kind of like Civilization, that lets you build little cities, farm them, and simulate a medieval zoning board. Don’t get the Princess and the Dragon expansion pack, BTW, but everything else is cool. That said, cthulhia created an edible Carcassonne game for her own personal edification. The resulting boardgame was eaten almost… Read More

  • Wii Color Could Be Coming Soon for $200


    When it rains it pours, Wii news that is. This one comes to you in the flavor of a price reduction. Now at $250 the Nintendo Wii is already the cheapest girl on the block, but there is talk that come spring, she’ll be sold for $50 less. What’s While there isn’t a specific date for the $200 colored Wii, it is supposed to happen sometime between now and spring 2007. If… Read More

  • MonsterPod: Stick it Anywhere

    Just in time for the holidays: the perfect gift for all those monsters on your list! Tired of hearing them say they can’t find a tripod small enough, strong enough and with an easy/fast setup to capture those pics they’ll regret not having? Me too, this should shut my brother up once and for all. With its futuristic Viscoelastic Morphing Polymer base you simply screw on any camera… Read More

  • Zune to Record from Radio?


    There is currently a bit of fuss brewing at the Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies (like the RIAA, but not) about the Zune’s ability to record from FM. It claims that recordings should be taxed because the Zune is capable of sharing music amongst other Zunes, so consumers could be distributing music that they’re not allowed to exchange. If this sounds off to you… Read More

  • It's AN iPhone, But It's Not THE Apple iPhone


    Over the past 24 hours there has been mass speculation, started by Gizmodo, about the iPhone being released announced on Monday. While that information isn’t precisely incorrect, it is exceedingly misleading. The fact of the matter is, something will be released on Monday, but it won’t be from Apple. The industrious reader can find signs as to what this mysterious and imminent… Read More

  • Hammacher Schlemmer USB Guitar

    Hammacher Schlemmer’s USB guitar is a tool for recording artists who don’t want to deal with microphones, amplifiers, outboard mixers and lots of XLR cables. The USB guitar plugs into your computer. It comes with analog-to-digital conversion software and is fairly easy to work. You can also use the USB guitar as a standard guitar, as it has a .25-inch jack output. Pretty nifty… Read More

  • FujiFilm FinePix S6000fd Hands On


    You’re past that awkward point and shoot stage but you’re not yet ready to pull the trigger on a full DSLR. What’s a poor photo buff to do? What you need is a super-zoom camera, something like a DSLR and something like a point and shoot but with a powerful zoom lens and some high-end features. What you need is the FinePix S6000fd from FujiFilm. Read More

  • Nintendo Recalls Original Wii Remote Strap


    After reminding its customers of how to properly apply the wrist strap, Nintendo has announced a complete recall on the original faulty straps. To claim your new strap, fill out this online form and Nintendo should have a new one to you in the near future. And if you can’t stop playing with your Wii while you wait for your replacement strap, you might want to consider taking extra… Read More

  • Reader Response Week Three


    Consider this the conclusion of week three of reader response. We’ve had some incredibly insightful comments and, as always, I’m proud of each and every one of you&mdashyou’re all winners to me! I’m going to do this as one big announcement with both the winner of the Nike+iPod adapter and then the final M2 Convert winners. And so, without further adieu: Read More

  • Home Phones With the GSM Doorbell

    (we rigged ours up to play Mr. Postman. No, not really). But that’s all tech 2G, we’re so over it. Meet the GSM Doorbell. No, really. When your guests arrive, you’ll be notified via your mobile phone. You can then use the phone to open the door and let them in, unlock the gate, or other tasks (release the hounds, etc). If you’re like us and hate waiting for the cable… Read More

  • Oh My Coccyx!

    If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, you might wanna invest in a little spine protection. And POC’s Spine body armor could be the ideal solution to this dilemma. This space-aged-looking spine armor consists of six plates that provide protection for your precious vertebrae. It’s available now for $160. But the fun doesn’t stop with your thoracic and… Read More

  • New LG Includes Touchscreen, Mysteries

    When Apple releases the iChat Mobile (or, ya know, iPhone, or whatever), many of us blundits (blogger-pundits) expect it to feature a touchscreen of some sort. There aren’t as many touchscreen-enabled phones as one would think, given that the technology has gotten less expensive in the last few years. Save for certain smartphones, we don’t see them on many handsets, the… Read More

  • Hangman Hands On

    Just got a Hangman iPod thingie in the mail and I strapped it to the boy for a full test. This thing is actually a tiny plastic connector that fits right into the iPod port. You unclick by pressing a little button and attach it by bending the plastic underneath the hasp away. It survived a few minutes of tugging and pulling by a curious and strong baby, so I figure it will survive a day out on… Read More

  • Some Minor Improvements


    Just a quick note to mention a few things I’ve added to the page. First, I’ve decided to show the tags. These tags are essentially tiny feeds, so if you like iPod stuff subscribe to http://crunchgear.com/category/gear/ipod/feed (note the “feed” at the end of the URL). You can do this with authors as well. Next, there is a tiny recent comments box on the side. That… Read More

  • Video of the Etching Laser in Action

    Phil Torrone is really the only guy I know who does what everybody else dreams of doing — playing with lasers, making rockets and jetting around the world telling people how to build stuff. Here is some video of the etching laser in action. One more after the jump… Read More

  • T-Mobile Launches Sidekick Wiki For Users

    We always like it when a big company can relate to geeks like us. So when I got an e-mail that T-Mobile was getting involved with wikis, I was ecstatic (for reals)! T-Mobile has started a wiki for their Sidekick users at the upcoming wiki site Wetpaint. Sidekick users can cruise over and contribute facts, browse forums, chat, and more. I think it’s great to see a ton of Sidekick… Read More

  • Ultra Brings SDHC Cards Fast, Large And Cheap

    Ultra, a company probably better known for its PC cases and power supplies, has been bringing a lot of extra gear to the market this year. This morning, it announced an 8GB SDHC card for use in, well, any device that can use the high-capacity cards, for the low price of $149.99. Beyond the capacity size there’s the read speed of 18MB per second and the write speed of 3MB per second, so… Read More