Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Wal*Mart Vs. RIAA: Grudge Match

    It’s not often we side with Wal*Mart on anything, but somehow we find ourselves allied with them against a bigger threat, the RIAA, much like when Cobra and G.I. Joe had to join forces against the Gamemaster. It seems Wal*Mart wants the RIAA to drop pricing of CDs again. This comes after the US Gov’t forced a settlement from the RIAA for price fixing, in the guise of retail… Read More

  • E3 Is Alive

    I’ve been waiting for this announcement to come around. I mean, how could you stop having the biggest video game expo ever? The Entertainment Software Association announced today that the E3 will take place again on July 11-13, 2007 in Santa Monica, California. Apparently, E3 is still going to see the reduction in size promised earlier this year. I don’t think I believe that, though. Read More

  • Gemei X-900 In The Wild

    As cheap as the Gemei X-900 looks, the 1GB portable video player features more than what meets the eye. The X-900 features a built-in camera, video support, gaming support, picture viewing (JPEG, BMP, GIF), FM tuner and even supports FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec). The FLAC support lets you compress audio without losing any of the original CD’s quality, but it will take up a… Read More

  • Plextor PlexEraser Destroys Discs So You Don't Have To


    I get a considerable amount of pleasure from throwing the countless AOL discs I receive in the mail through the Fellowes shredder I have in my office. Unfortunately, this creates a huge pile of plastic shards and allows the organic dye coating the discs to escape and possibly cause environmental damage. Plextor aims to solve the problem with its standalone PlexEraser PX-OE100E drive. Designed… Read More

  • Linksys WRT350N 802.11n Gigabit Router

    Not only does this WRT350N have MIMO draft-802.11n routing capabilities, which means you can get next-generation’s wireless today, it’s a gigabit router as well, so you can transfer your files around your network home network at speeds The Flash would be envious of. All this wireless and wired speed can help you connect your various PCs together in a Michael Jackson/Paul… Read More

  • BenQ E720 7-megapixel Shooter

    movies, you’re not alone. The point-and-shoot has a 2.5-inch display and an ISO of up to 1200, and can output shots in 3:2, 16:10 and 4:3 aspect ratios. There’s also PictBridge printing to get your photos directly from a printer – no computer necessary. No pricing on this yet, but the slick design and compact form-factor makes it a pretty great addition to your purse or… Read More

  • First North American PS3 Ad

    Yes, we think it’s stupid too. But at least that giant shadow of a 3 floating over the kid’s apartment building at the end is an accurate depiction of the actual size of the PS3 console. Seriously, the thing is huge. Don’t get fooled by Sony’s mysterious marketing. There’s really no big reason on getting a PS3 this holiday season. Sure, there’s the… Read More

  • Possible Treo 680 Launch Plans

    We’ve gotten word from a tipster that the reason that Palm didn’t announce any carrier availability during their Treo 680 announcement was because they’re still trying to pound out the specifics. All four major carriers – Cingular, T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint – are driving a hard bargain. One method of deployment possible is with Cingular, offering their 680… Read More

  • GameStop: No Wii For You!


    If you were planning on heading down to your local GameStop location to do a little in-store pre-order of a Nintendo Wii, you can sit your ass back down. The pre-order, which began on Friday, October 13, 2006, ended the very same day.
    GameStop and EB Games stores began accepting limited pre-orders for the Nintendo Wii console on Friday, October 13, on a first come, first served basis. Due… Read More

  • Nintendo Wii Remote Comparison

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Wavebird is wide. It's obviously much thinner, which means you can hold it comforably in your hand. There's also a bonus shot of the Wii packaging as well. They really made this remote suitable for all ages and all hand sizes. Of course, if your snausages are a bit too chubby to fit around the controller, you… Read More

  • Siemens VDO Road Sign Reader

    “120kph? How fast is that in mi…oh crap a tree!” Eliminate the need to even read oncoming road signs with the Siemens VDO-created system that reads them for you and displays it in your heads-up-display. The system reads the signs and interprets them, matching up posted speed limits with what you’re going at right now. The Siemens-designed system should be available to… Read More

  • Griffin's USB Powered Knob Turns Up Whatever

    We know this is, like, a million Internet years old, but we’ve never featured it before, and we know it’ll be new to a lot of our readers. It’s a knob. That’s all, just a knob. It’s from Griffin, is USB, and programmable, so you can use it as a volume knob, or as an old-school shuttle control for video editing, but it’s still just a knob. You could possibly… Read More

  • FLCL Halloween Costume

    In what has to be the best marketing ploy for a now-defunct (but previously awesome) cartoon show, the creators of FLCL have launched this new Halloween costume of Canti. Available now from fine retailers worldwide. One giant step for home entertainment? [The Daily Mail] Read More

  • Palm Treo 750v Finds Its Way To The US

    comes in. What’s very good is that these unlocked Treos claim to keep support for UMTS intact, which means if your SIM says Cingular on it, it’s FAST. We couldn’t find anyone who’s actually tried one of these, so before plunking down your $765, you might want to call your provider and see what it has to say. Product Page [CTI Miami] Read More

  • CD/DVD/USB?

    I was under the impression that we had a good thing going with a separate functionality between USB-connected devices and media which you placed in an optical drive. Apparently, I was wrong. American-Israeli company Aladdin has filed a patent for a product which they’re calling the “XCD.” The CD/DVD could still be used in a conventional disk drive, but it also includes a… Read More

  • Jobs to Newsweek on Zune: "What, Me Worry?"

    Steve Jobs, the closest thing to Santa Claus we still believe in, sat down with Newsweek for a little chat, in which he gives his opinion on the Zune from Microsoft. When asked if he was worried about the upstart WiFi-enabled MP3 and video player, he responded, “In a word, no.” He goes on to say the wireless capabilities of Zune aren’t impressive and that the song sharing… Read More

  • GlowSkin, The Skin That Glows


    Electroluminescent (EL) lighting technology is not new. It’s been used for some time now in the dashboard displays of automobiles as well as in cell phone screens. However, SafeLites’ GlowSkin uses unique, flexible EL lamps and can be made to any size or shape. The EL lamps are activated using special electronics, an inverter to control voltage and frequency and a power source… Read More

  • All iPod Games Reviewed, Graded

    a couple of weeks ago, and introduced movies to iTunes, it also gave the world cellphone-style games to play on the music machines. A distraction at best, the games are just as we like them: fun and cheap, like our Homecoming date was. Our pals over at iLounge have put together a collection of reviews about all the games Apple offers for iPod, so we don’t have to. We personally… Read More

  • CrunchGear in Korea

    Just days out of Digital Life and CrunchGear is jetting off to South Korea to explore all the new happening at Samsung. John Biggs will be reporting from Seoul for the coming week, so expect to see all sorts of electronics that we won’t be able to get here in the States until 2025. So whenever you see the miniature version of the above image, know that it’s raced through the… Read More

  • McDonald's MP3 Players Come With Malware

    McDonald’s recently launched a promo in Japan that gave away 10,000 McMP3 Players loaded with 10 pre-loaded songs. What else was pre-loaded? Why, only a little Trojan horse, the QQPass Trojan horse, to be exact. QQPass grabs your passwords and other personal information and then emails the details to the author of the program. Awesome. McDonald’s says only a “portion”… Read More