Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Rocking Out Under the Sea

    These $40 Aquapac waterproof headphones have been tested to a depth of 10-feet, or 3-meters, and are perfect for those long listening sessions in your pool, hot tub or jacuzzi. Just remember to purchase an Aquapac waterproof MP3 player case while you’re at it. Aquapac waterproof headphones [via Coolest Gadgets] Read More

  • Portable Power Packs Punch

    The $100 XPower PowerSource Mobile 100 is the perfect portable power source to charge your laptop and other electronic gadgets. It features an AC outlet and two USB ports that can charge a laptop for at least two hours or an iPod for a whopping 44 hours. It also provides over-temperature, overload and low-battery shutdown, and comes with a vehicle and airline power adapter. If you plan a… Read More

  • I Told You So: Blu-Ray Edition

    As I predicted about 14 million times in the past, Blu-Ray has overtaken HD-DVD on a number of levels. Sony has released reports that show the following: Blu-ray has surpassed HD-DVD in cumulative sales
 Blu-ray titles outsold HD-DVD titles by more than a two-to-one margin during the first week of January (47.14 HD DVD titles for every 100 Blu-ray titles)
 Blu-ray titles outsold HD-DVD… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Slayer Edition

    WiFi Liberator Unchains the Masses from Paid WiFi
    Meet the Senz Stormproof Umbrella
    Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future
    Viva La e-Revolution!
    Web Services Help Heal Your Pain: Ring Exchange Read More

  • D-Link 3G Mobile Wireless Router


    This has been sitting in my mail box for a couple of days and it sort of slipped my mind, which is unfortunate because it’s really cool. The router is equipped with a PCMCIA slot and comes in EV-DO (DIR-250) and UMTS/HSDPA (DIR-451) versions. Simply plug your wireless broadband card into the router and get a quick broadband network in your building. The routers also features a USB port… Read More

  • eSommelier Inventories Wine Excessively

    Check this thing out. This wine cataloging system is controlled through a snazzy 15-inch touchscreen display. The system inventories your wine collection with bar codes that it prints and scans. You can access eSommelier online and monitor your collection from afar. I imagine it’s intended more for restaurants and the like, but if for some reason you own a wine collection ambitious… Read More

  • LCD Xbox 360

    Not the coolest thing ever, but worth a mention nonetheless. One industrious modder managed to imbue his Xbox 360 with a 5.8-inch widescreen LCD. Like most things of this nature I’m left wondering, “Why?” But I suppose, where there’s a will…. Divineo offers up LCD-infused Xbox 360, practicality in doubt [Engadget via Xbox 360 Fanboy] Read More

  • Blackberry Shapes Up


    Tired of people making fun of its incredibly functional, yet aesthetically barren devices, RIM last year released the Blackberry Pearl, a stylish candy bar that didn’t sacrifice power—I reviewed it favorably last week. This week comes news that RIM is seeking a patent for a newfangled rotating keypad. From the looks of it, the rotation would give the pad dual functionality as a… Read More

  • Benq-Siemens Phones of the Future

    Cell phones design is going to keep getting crazier and crazier. It’s inevitable. And in the pursuit to create something groundbreaking-and-original, companies are designing devices that are looking less-and-less like actual phones. Take for example these concept devices from Benq-Siemens. They do undoubtedly look cool, but it’s hard to tell whether they’re actually… Read More

  • Meet the Senz Stormproof Umbrella

    Umbrella tech hasn’t matured much in the last, I don’t know, ever, so it’s nice to see someone advancing the science. When it’s wet and drizzly, umbrellas are handy, to be sure. But if it’s blustery or stormy, they become useless, broken, and sometimes projectiles. This is no good. Senz has addressed the problem and constructed an umbrella that is meant to… Read More

  • Vista: Extreme Tech Answers, Upgrade or Clean Install?

    So you’ve done it. You’ve consulted with your spouse, your lawyer, your priest, and your therapist and you’ve decided to ditch XP for the wide open fields and OSXivity that is Windows Vista. And you’ve even chosen which flavor you want. But when upgrading one Windows OS to another, the nagging question has always been: clean install or upgrade the current install? In… Read More

  • WiFi Liberator Unchains the Masses from Paid WiFi

    We do not condone piracy or theft here at CrunchGear. That does not mean we won’t show you cool gear that facilitates such treachery, like the WiFi Liberator, a work of Robin Hood-esque genius. A glorified USB WiFI dongle, the Liberator acts as a relay that makes a private network public. Say, for example, you’re at your local Starbucks and you have a T-Mobile HotSpot data plan… Read More

  • Rollable Display Device at 3GSM


    Telecom Italia and Polymer Vision will demonstrate at 3GSM a rollable cellular device the pair recently agreed to manufacture together. Based on Polymer Vision’s Readius Concept, the device is mainly intended for reading newspapers, books and other data of similar ilk. Measuring under the size of the standard mobile, the device features a 5-inch display that rolls out. It project 16… Read More

  • Comments Weirdness

    isn’t catching. Considering it’s caught 95,790 spam comments so far, we can’t complain but there are still some that slip through. Anyway, don’t double post. Just be patient. If it doesn’t go through immediately, it’s probably in the queue and one of us will get to it soon. Read More

  • Denon Launches Headphone Line

    As if there already weren’t a ton of premium headphone options on the market, home-theater and audio-electronics maker Denon introduced five new models. Priced from $50 to $700, they are the first consumer-oriented headphones from the company. Styles include canal phones like the $200 AH-C700 (pictured, available in black or silver) and high-end over-the-ear models, such as the $700… Read More

  • Apples Settle Beatles Trademark Dispute

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/Beatles. Apple Inc., makers of the ubiquitous iPod, and Apple Corps, guardians of Beatles' material, today settled their longstanding trademark feud. The companies have been embroiled in litigation over rights to the name for roughly 20 years. While there was no official announcement of Beatles availability on iTunes… Read More

  • Proporta Announces New Gadget Bag

    To be quite honest, I’ve been looking for a bag like this for a while now. I no longer have a working laptop, but I have plenty of gadgets and gizmos I tote around that are usually thrown inside some random North Face bag. Proporta’s take on a gadget bag includes thick padding to protect devices, plenty of individual compartments, and even has a spot to run your headphones through… Read More

  • Remembrance of Gadgets Past Quick Contest

    Speak, memory, in the form of a rambling, ostentatious review of the Nokia N93. Sing, muses, of her great beauty and zoom features. Resound, harp, on her moblogging software and how good she made you feel in France. Prance, Brian Lam, in adulation of this 4000 word pean to free Nokia cellphones. Puke, readers, at reviews that are too long by half. I was very self conscious of the weight of it… Read More

  • Datacolor SpyderTV Hands On

    Prior to sitting down to view that yearly bacchanal of violence and beer last night, the SAG Awards (I TiVo-ed it, natch), I decided to whip out the SpyderTV by Datacolor to calibrate my 56-inch JVC DLP. One of the major issues I’ve always had with this HD TV is that standard definition TV always looks washed out and messy, especially when running through the TiVo. In order to at least… Read More

  • Mead Binder With Integrated Speakers

    Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, you just weren’t cool if you didn’t possess a Trapper Keeper. The Trapper Keeper turned Mead into an iconic name that every kid in a school would instantly recognize. Now Mead is looking to break new ground again by introducing a binder with integrated speakers under it’s Five Star line of products. The binder comes with a built-in audio-jack… Read More