Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • KISS: Keep It Simple, Skype

    If you’re thinking of jumping to new-school telephony, like Skype, but want to keep your hardware assets old-school, a USB phone might be for you, like this Firebox VoiP Cyberphone. Use the included Skype software, get a cheap Skype account for your-own-self, and you’re ready to talk to other Skypers for free, and landlines for just a little more. It’s supposed to look and… Read More

  • MediaLounge Takes Hi-Def TV Wireless

    We like the convergence renaissance going on right now that makes it easy to download content from the Web and view it on your TV or home theater system. The ability to display this digital content without a real physical media is the promise of the last half of this decade, and D-Link knows it. We’ve seen wireless TV streaming boxes before, but D-Link ups the ante with the… Read More

  • Yoto's MP4: I Want One!


    Yoto, not to be confused with Yoko, is launching it’s 1GB mp4 player, the V200, in China with a ginormous 2.4-inch QVGA display wrapped in metal with all buttons and ports placed along the side so you can enjoy all that Pr()n on the train to work. Why is it that we here in the States just get screwed when it comes to gadgets like this? Granted there may be better players we can get but… Read More

  • Iomega And Mac Make Sweet, Sweet Love

    Last I can remember, Iomega used to be down with Macs back in the Zip Drive days. But as of lately, I haven’t really seen much of Iomega kicking it with Mac. Therefore I am happy to announce that Iomega has introduced two new Mac-only hard drives. The first is the UltraMax desktop drive. This bad boy comes with 1TB of storage, has Firewire and USB 2.0 ports, has a USB hub built-in, and… Read More

  • Helio Allows Customers To Use Obopay

    Today Helio announced that its subscribers will be able to pay their bills via Obopay. Targeted mostly for pay-as-you-go users, Obopay is the latest in MasterCard’s way of having you spend money on their terms. It works sort-of like a prepaid credit card that you can use to top up minutes, buy crappy wallpapers, and such. But it’s also so much more! Helio says that if you have a… Read More

  • Solar Power in Her Purse

    Being that I’m a geek, I think of gadgets when it’s time to find a gift for my sweetie. Unfortunately, gadgets are generally geared towards guys, some exceptions being cell phones and the iPod. But there are meta-gadgets out there, devices that work with those we already have, expanding their usefulness. And, sometimes, they’re totally girl-friendly This solar mobile… Read More

  • Makayama Gives You One More Way To Watch TV On A Small Screen


    In case you can’t tell just by looking at this picture, this woman is very excited to be accessing the digital video on her Windows Media Center PC through one of more than 550 mobile devices with the help of Makayama Interactive’s Mobile TV Center. Or she’s just sitting in a room with a TV pretending. Either way, the app exists as of today. The software takes the shows… Read More

  • Snoopy iPod Nano Kit: From The Peanut Gallery


    Just released in Japan is the limited edition Snoopy iPod Nano set. It features a sweet looking laser-engraved shot of Snoopy and Woodstock on top of the doghouse with a nice leather case with the same etching and a few other goodies to sweeten the deal. Act fast because they’re only releasing 1,000 units in Japan. Shell out about 285 peanuts for these Special Limited Edition… Read More

  • Lamp with USB Charging Port

    , we thought we’d share this soon-to-be-released lamp that caught our wary but wandering eye. The SI561 is, by most accounts, a standard desk lamp, featuring a regular 3-prong power socket on the base to provide convenient power to your laptop or what have you. The fun here is that the lamp, which just cleared FCC for some reason, also sports a secondary USB port. There’s no data… Read More

  • Sony Preps PSP Movie Store, Does Anyone Care?

    UMD has been a thorn in Sony’s side since it was introduced as an ill-fated storage format for the popular PSP almost two years ago. Sony has had a string of proprietary format failures, and has now faded into relative obscurity. That does not mean that movies for the PSP is a dead idea, though. Reports indicate that Sony is developing a movie download store of its own, much like… Read More

  • Want To Ditch Cingular? Now’s Your Chance

    Recently, you may have heard about text messaging fees increasing in price for Cingular customers. The $.10 to $.15 jump is enough to piss off a few people I’m sure. So if you’re a Cingular customer and hate the new rates or just want to ditch your service altogether, now’s your chance. Cingular points out in their ToS agreement the following: “IF WE INCREASE THE PRICE… Read More

  • Onkyo VR-1000J Video Recorder


    Onkyo has just released its newest media recorder, the VR-1000J, and guess what? Everything you choose to record from TV or any other video source is fully compatible with Sony’s little wonder box, the PSP, and your mobile phone. With 3 different video modes you’re sure to be pleased with Super Fine (320×240 at 30fps), Fine(320×240 at 15fps) and Normal(176×144 at… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Spy Edition

    The Insect Lab
    JLr7: For People l33t3r Than You
    Thank You For Smoking…At Your Desk
    Secret Agent Man
    Battery-Powered Pole Dancer Read More

  • USB to USB: Totally Not Gay

    While I firmly and solidly think iTunes does a pretty good job of keeping my photos and music synchronized between my iPod, Treo, Powerbook, and whatever else I’m toting, sometimes it’s too much. If I have photos on my camera I’d like to take off the SD card, but don’t want to go through the hassle of setting up my laptop and so forth, I’m screwed. Until I saw… Read More

  • Reader Response: Festivus Week – Day 2


    Greetings all. Now that today is winding down, I’d like to take a quick moment to announce the second Sandisk Cruzer Winner. Lots of good comments today and I enjoyed reading many of them. So anyway, your winner is: Read More

  • SlingPlayer Mobile Now Friendly with Blackjack, Dash

    SlingMedia let drop today SlingPlayer Mobile for Smartphones (v1.0.5) and for PocketPC (v1.1). In addition to several bug fixes and tweaksm the smartphone edition features support for the Samsung Blackjack and the T-mo Dash. You can try it out for free for 30 days and after that it’ll cost you $30. Download [via Zatz via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Joytech Presents Wii Powerstation

    The Joytech PowerStation for the Nintendo’s Wii provides you with two rechargeable battery packs (finally!) for your Wiimotes. The PowerStation also acts like a dock, allowing you to store your Wiimotes and charge them at the same time in a provided cradle. Each PowerStation can house two Wiimotes and connects to your Wii via USB. The docking station also has handles sticking out on each… Read More

  • 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