Gadgets

 

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Seagate Gets Definitive With The Maxtor Brand

    Sorry, guess it’s a hard-drive morning. Seagate Technology this morning specified exactly how it’ll position the Maxtor-brand internal hard drives it picked up when the company purchased Maxtor earlier this year. In short, Maxtor will be the mainstream label, Seagate will be the premium label. You’ll be able to grab DiamondMax drives in capacities up to 320GB and… Read More

  • Anlong MP4 Video Watch

    We’re unhealthily in love with watches here at CrunchGear, especially ones that can do things a bit more complicated than tell time. In this case, the MP4 watch from Shenzhen Adragon Digitek Co. Ltd. (gotta catch them all!). The watch, like its name implies, can play back MP4 videos and has a water-proof case. There’s also a microphone port, line-in, USB 2.0 compatibility, and a 9… Read More

  • MIT Improves Nuclear Power

    A group of researches at MIT have developed a new nuclear power technique that can increase energy output while reducing operating temperature. Rather than using the cylindrical uranium rods commonly used today, the new method utilizes hollow rods. This technique increases the surface area exposed to water and cuts operating temperatures back from 1800C to 700C. This development could make… Read More

  • Our MINIKIT Winners

    for donating a few to our illustrious cause. The MINIKIT has stereo speakers, voice recognition, and is about as big as a pack of cards, which means you can hop in the car and put your phone down on the seat instead of putting on a dumb headset like King Pompadour of the Bluetooth Tribe. Read More

  • Zeiss Apo Sonnar 1700mm, Hernia Inducing Lens

    Holy crap, look at this lens! It was made-to-order by Carl Zeiss for an undisclosed customer, but judging from the Arabic lettering apparent on elements of the lens and the “Property of Qatar” stamp, one can guess who it belongs to. The lens is coupled with a Hasselblad 203FE 6x6cm medium format camera. It weighs 564-pounds and is considered the largest lens ever created for… Read More

  • Introducing… SquidVicious

    Well, it was a hard fought battle between CalamriCrunch and SquidVicious, but SV pulled ahead at the last minute and now we have a squid named after a punk rocker who apparently offed his wife. But it’s not boring, Sidney, boring, because the name, it seems, was submitted by our designer Bryce Durbin’s brother. Therefore, to avoid nepotism and loathing, we’re sending the… Read More

  • Buffalo DriveStation Duo Offers A Lot Of Hard Drive To Love


    No one likes to come up short in the storage department and Buffalo Technology knows this. That’s why it’s launched the DriveStation Duo USB 2.0/FireWire external hard drives–WiFi connectivity would have been nice. These drives come in 500GB (HD-W500IU2/R1) and 800GB (HD-W800IU2/R1) capacities and are compatible with PC and Mac. And since each has two 7,200rpm SATA hard… Read More

  • Here We Are, Face to Face, a Couple of Glossy Zunes

    Some lucky devil, not one of our own writers, got a bit of time with the Zune recently and compared it to the iPod, discovering that it was different, yet strangely the same. It’s a bit lighter than the 80GB iPod, which we can probably assume is due to hard drive density, and the screen is purdy. Please, Zune, be amazing. We’ve invested so many bits to your praise, yet I’m… Read More

  • Shilling for Cash

    This isn’t quite a tech post, but it’s an interesting bit of reporting by our older, yet still cool, uncles, over at TechCrunch. PayPerPost connects bloggers with advertisers, meaning that “shills” can connect with “the man” to sell “crap.” The real rub is that the bloggers are expected to write good stuff about the products they’re… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Bon Appetit Edition

    What do these objects from the past week have in common? You decide: Cambridge Geniuses Invent Practical Digital Scroll
    Thanko MP3 Watch Doesn’t Look Half Bad
    Book Time 5000 Automatic Book Reader
    Verizon Quietly Launches the Moto KRZR
    CrunchGear New York/Digital Life Reader Meet-up Read More

  • Why Does Sling Hate Palm, America So Much?

    Photographs, on their own, can be enticing and exciting, but then that’s also the fun. Take, for example, this photo we found on zatznotfunny. It shows the side a of SlingBox Tuner’s box. Our mystery deals with the badges of the different mobile platforms and operating systems that the Sling works with, which is fairly typical for electronics. What’s interesting is the Palm… Read More

  • Singapore Welcomes Treo 750v From Vodafone

    Wait a minute. What? “V” doesn’t stand for Vodafone? Prolly not. Palm and Microsoft this weekend introduced the Treo 750v, formerly the sole domain of Vodafone and the must-have smartphone of the quarter, as its first Windows Mobile entry in the Asian market. Singapore’s M1, owned by Vodafone, will be rolling out the UMTS Treo in October. We’re still waiting… Read More

  • Is T-Mobile Ready for Take-off?

    , which gives weight to the idea that T-Mobile is not just growing, but completely reinventing itself. And that is good. Why, you ask, is it good that the anemic T-Mobile is going to be reborn? Read More

  • New FM Transmitter for Sony-Ericsson Phones

    Somehow, in the avalanche of new phones and accessories this week, we missed this dope new FM Transmitter for Sony-Ericsson phones. Seeing as how they’re aggressively going after the mobile music market, this little gadget makes perfect sense. It plugs into the bottom of your favorite SE phone and transmits your tunes to your car stereo. In addition, it turns your sound system into a… Read More

  • iBag Turntable: Plus iPod, Minus Turntable

    At first glance the iBag Turntable looked very cool, but that reaction wore off as soon as I realized that it doesn’t really use vinyl. What you really have here is a backpack that you can connect your iPod to. With four AA batteries you can also play your iPod through the backpack’s speakers. The backpack includes a FM radio, and retails for $60. I have yet to hear (or see)… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Solar Flare Edition

    Read these exciting stories before our planet is engulfed by the sun: The Elite Cuisine Multi-Function 3-in-1 Breakfast Center
    USB Roll-Up Keyboard
    High Tech Karaoke
    GPS Could Be Disabled By Solar Flares In 2011
    Japanese Power Suit Makes You Super Human Read More

  • Creative Bumps Zen V Plus to 8GB

    , Apple rolled out a second generation of the iPod Nano, bringing the high-end of their tiny player up to 8GB. It was widely assumed Creative would do the same, and today it has announced an 8GB version of their Zen V Plus, their direct Nano competitor. The Zen series is a very popular alternative to the iPod here in America, and the OLED screen looks fantastic. It’ll be available next… Read More

  • The Elite Cuisine Multi-Function 3-in-1 Breakfast Center

    I’m a bachelor. I have been now for 30 years. As such, I’ve learned to use my kitchen to best afford me single portions. I don’t shop at Costco, I don’t need a gallon of mayonnaise. This is the price I pay. Also, my kitchen is, not by coincidence, small. As such, I need to conserve space. That’s why I can’t believe I’ve never seen this device… Read More

  • Cute Little USB DAB Tuner

    We don’t have much DAB here in the States. Thanks to our various satellite radio providers, iPods, cellphones and everything else giving us more music than we really need. Other continents have it though, so we’re showing off this neat USB DAB tuner. Plug it in, install the DAB software on your PC, and you’ve got your radio, wherever you go. You don’t even need that… Read More

  • Grab A Wii, From Reggie

    Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, told ABC News today that he will be in New York on Nintendo Wii launch day and will hand out some of the first Wiis at a store. The store remains unnamed, but it’s rumored that he will be at Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center. Nintendo claims to feel more connected to its gamers than other console manufacturers, and this is a great… Read More