Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • 64GB Thumb Drive for $5,740

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/s writes, and has more room than just about any flash drive we've seen. Of course, it does cost $5,740, and only the masochistic or the very rich would buy one of these instead of a portable hard drive that costs less than 10% of this baby. But then again, maybe you've got some special reason – like… Read More

  • eBay Taking Down PlayStation 3 Pre-order Postings


    If you search eBay today for PlayStation 3 pre-orders you may find the results quite different than if you searched it yesterday. Apparently, eBay has a policy of not allowing sales of items if you’re more than 30 days away from having the actual item in your hand. The PlayStation 3 is available more than 30 days from now, hence eBay has removed those auctions and suspended those… Read More

  • Leaked Samsung SGH-i760 Looks Mmm-Mmm Good


    For the past several months I’ve been regularly using the Samsung T809 from T-Mobile. I really dig the slider’s design, features and display, despite the crappy battery life I get from it. Well this leaked Samsung SGH-i760 Windows Mobile 5 for Pocket PC Smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard looks like the Hershey Big Block to the T809′s Miniature. The specs look… Read More

  • CrunchGear Meet Up: Pass the Hat

    Because of extenuating circumstances, we were unable to secure a sponsor for the Meet Up. Therefore, if you wish to attend, please consider popping a fiver into this PayPal account and if we hit $3,000 by tomorrow, we’re golden. Otherwise, we’ll send back the donations. Deal? Read More

  • Best Buy Adds Insignia NS-DV2G, DV4G To Site, Cheap Bastards Rejoice


    We missed this yesterday, but Best Buy added two Insignia music players to its online shopping site: the 2GB NS-DV2G and 4GB NS-DV4G. Despite having some decent spec-age (2.2-inch high-resolution color LCD, built-in FM tuner, microSD expansion slot, up to 20 hours of playback time, Windows/Mac compatible, support for JPEG photos and MPEG4 video) these things look like they’ve been… Read More

  • Rubik's Cube Stereo Speakers, Lamps


    You can’t tell from the picture just how big these puppies are, but I’m pretty sure I don’t care. The speaker, which lights up in the colors of the famous puzzle Cube, is for sale in Japan (but will soon be for sale on GeekStuff4U) and feature a power output of 125mW per each of its two 27-mm cone speakers. That’s not bad for a novelty speaker set. A Rubik’s… Read More

  • Ideazon Adds Gaming Mouse, Pad To Lineup, Asks You Not to Fear The Reaper


    The company that makes those funky game-centric keyboards, Ideazon, is launching a couple new game products this week: The Reaper gaming mouse and FragMat gaming surface. The features you’ll find on the Reaper are similar to those on other gaming rodentia: *1600 DPI Optical Engine
    *Six programmable buttons
    *7th button for on the fly driverless DPI switching
    *Illumination
    *Gold Plated… Read More

  • Chuck E. Cheese Creator Opens First uWink Restaurant


    Nolan Bushnell, founder and former CEO of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese, announced that the first uWink restaurant will open Monday, October 16th, in Woodland Hills, California. What’s uWink you ask? Well like all good dining franchise experiences, it distracts you from the quailty of your dining companions and the food with a gimmick; uWink does it by letting you turn your meal into a… Read More

  • ViewSonic iPod-Dock LCDs Launch


    Just a quick follow up on something we reported on last month. ViewSonic, in an attempt to give us one more thing we can stick into our monitor, has released its 19-inch VX1945wm and 22-inch VX2245wm LCD monitors that incorporate an iPod docking station, four USB 2.0 ports, an 8-in-1 card reader, a microphone, stereo speakers and a subwoofer into the displays. While we’re all for… Read More

  • T-Mobile Dash Hands On


    As smartphones make their way into the mainstream, we’re reminded why they were long relegated to the hip holsters of Road Warriors and the hopelessly email-obsessed. Their operating systems, with rare exceptions, were too overpowered for the average consumer, their set-up screens were convoluted, and their price tags were stratospheric when compared to the average clamshell. T-Mobile… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Disappearing Act Edition

    Keep yesterday’s posts under your NSFW hat: Dresses Wriggle, Disappear
    Sony NW-S203F MP3 Playing Pedometer Reviewed
    LED Rat Throwie
    Saitek’s Colorful Keyboard and Mouse
    PhantomPark Gives You Two Garage Spaces Read More

  • Meet Up Struggles: A Plea for Help, Manufacturers

    We’ve got the event. We’ve got the venue. We’ve got the prizes. But we don’t have the sponsors. Dear readers, we need about $3,000 to make this thing work on Friday and still haven’t lined up hardware sponsors. I’d like to make an open plea to all you cool cats out there to sponsor our little fete this Friday. Here’s how it will go down. A $1,500… Read More

  • Gordon Freeman Comes To Life

    What you are gazing your teary eyes at right now is a real-life Gordon Freeman. Well, not really, just a Gordon Freeman costume and a dude that looks EXACTLY like him. The Half-Life fan is actually Kevin, posting his very own duct tape made Gordon Freeman costume, along with the handy crowbar and killer crab. If you’ve ever played any of the Half-Life games, it’s pretty scary to… Read More

  • Gamestop: Preorders Are Over

    This is going to be short and simple, I don’t want to revisit my morning of sitting outside of Gamestop and having the manager say, “Sorry, we’re out,” when I was next. Anyways, all 3,600 Gamestop stores are sold out of PS3 preorders and have been sold out since 2:00 PM today, central time. The max number of preorders each Gamestop had was 16, and only 2 of them… Read More

  • PSP Extra Analog Stick Mod

    I think there’s enough evidence out there to officially say that the PSP isn’t the best portable option for a gamer. We’ve got a few titles coming up including Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, but we all know it isn’t going to save the Playstation Portable. However, the lack of good games weren’t the only obstacle for the PSP. The portable console also faced… Read More

  • Sprint Loophole Allows for Early Exits

    If you read the fine-print of your iron-clad Sprint wireless service contract, you’ll note a small clause that states that if Sprint makes a “material change” to your service, then you can exit the contract without paying any penalties. That’s fairly common boilerplate talk in these sorts of contracts, though now we’re guessing Sprint had wished it’d thought… Read More

  • Palm to Announce New Treo Thursday at Digital Life

    Palm today announced that it will be announcing (it keeps announcing when it’s going to make announcements, doesn’t it?) a new Treo at Digital Life in New York on Thursday. We’ll bet our bagel it’s the 680p for Cingular. Palm will also be offering a hands-on demonstration of the new Treo. Our intrepid reporters will be there to give you live coverage, so if… Read More

  • Samsung Intros SSD-Based Notebook

    Samsung goodness just keeps rolling along. In Korea, the manufacturer of all things slick has announced it’s going to put Solid State Drive notebooks into production, and already have the specs of one on its Korean website. For those not in the know, SSD (Solid State Disk) notebooks run the operating system out of NAND RAM, the same memory that your iPod Nano or digital camera uses. Read More

  • It's a White (Chocolate) Xmas for Verizon

    Verizon is set to give us something to go with our Thanksgiving dinners: White Chocolate. There have been colored Chocolates before, but not from an American carrier (which makes sense, as VZN is the only one around these parts currently). The features should remain the same, and chances are it’ll have its speakerphone enabled out of the box, so you won’t have to take it in for a… Read More

  • Wireless Audio from Your USB Port to Your Stereo, on the Cheap

    Onkyo has submitted information about a sneaky new set top box and matching wireless USB device (not Wireless USB, the forthcoming new standard) that streams audio to your stereo via your PC’s USB port. It works in the 2.4GHz frequency (like your cordless phone) to deliver the music to your auxiliary in, but it’s not known what standard (if any) it uses to do this. Being that it… Read More