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The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Little Phatty by Moog

    Little Phatty by Moog


    The Little Phatty, by Moog, is a monophonic analog synthesizer with 100 user editable presets. It was also the last product that Bob Moog had any impact on. This beautiful Moog Synthesizer is actually the smaller and cheaper version of the MiniMoog Voyager, and features a 37-note keyboard, spring-loaded pitch wheel, mod wheel, glide on/off, octave down, and octave up. Sound editing of… Read More

  • Glucose Metering Phone

    Glucose Metering Phone

    Not much to report on this right now, but it looks like it’s going to drop in the next few months and might be just the thing for those suffering diabetes. The system connects directly to your phone – or a specific phone – and it sends glucose readings to a doctor and to the user’s own monitoring system. An excellent melding of technology, design, and usability. Read More

  • iRiver T10 Now Shipping

    iRiver T10 Now Shipping

    The 2GB version of the T10 MP3 player from iRiver is shipping now in the US. The player supports MP3, WMA, OGG and Flash Lite 1.1, plus has an FM tuner as well. It’s $150 street, and comes with a free audiobook download from Audible. Not only that, it works with every music subscription service except for iTunes. But, that’s kind of like saying you can eat every kind of fruit… Read More

  • CrunchedGear Contest

    : Proporta BlackBerry 8700 hard case Proporta screen protector Proporta 4-in-1 pen Proporta Tungsten T5 case Proporta in-car mount Here’s how to enter. Send a picture of the most destroyed, most beaten-up, and/or nastiest piece of technology you own and which item you’d like plus a second choice. We’ll pick five winners and send out their fancy, fancy gifts. All pictures… Read More

  • Treadmill Bike

    We’re pretty sure this is a joke, but take a look at this treadmill bike video. Yes, it’s a treadmill crossed with a bike, which is another entry for today’s theme of “things that don’t work well when mated together”. Treadmill Bike [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • O2 Ice Cell Phone

    O2 Ice Cell Phone

    To be honest, we like candybar-shaped phones more than we like clamshells or sliders. Maybe it’s a layover from using cordless phones back in the 80s and 90s. Either way, this “Ice” phone from European carrier O2 looks mighty sexy to our eyes. Possibly taking design cues from the Netgear and Belkin Skype phones, this O2 cell has a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and MP3 support. Read More

  • Maingear Prysma Pyramid-Shaped PCs

    Maingear Prysma Pyramid-Shaped PCs

    Have we run out of interesting six-sided box designs for computer cases? Maingear thinks so, and their five-sided Las Vegas casino-inspired pyramid PC is further proof that PC cases don’t need to be boring. These cases start at $1,958 and come in black, silver, green, blue, red, white and yellow. They’ve got the Pentium D940 Dual Core processor inside, with a GeForce 7600GT, 2GB… Read More

  • Locate 1 GPS Tracker

    Locate 1 GPS Tracker

    Great for keeping tabs on your kid, your wife, or your boss, the Locate 1 GPS tracker transmits data wirelessly to their servers so you can monitor these people from the comfort of your own office. Not only can you tell where your victim is going when the data updates every half hour, you can tell if they’ve gone over a certain speed limit or crossed into designated… Read More

  • Falcom Samba USB EDGE Adapter For Mobile Devices

    Falcom Samba USB EDGE Adapter For Mobile Devices


    Not only can you use this as a wireless EDGE modem for laptops and UMPCs, you can even make calls on the GSM network or send/receive faxes as well. All you do is stick in your SIM card into the side of the unit, plug it into a USB port, and blammo, you’ve got 1998-era internet speeds anywhere you go. The only problem we can see is that you have to have a separate data-only account with… Read More

  • Wake Over Time

    Wake Over Time

    I, for one, am terrible at waking myself up in the morning. I know, I know, you’re probably saying, “Well get an alarm clock, Alex!” Well it’s not that simple. I do have one, but it’s rendered mute with a swift backhand every morning it’s supposed to blare. However, I think I’ve found the alarm clock that suits me. Hammacher Schlemmer has been retailing… Read More

  • Chronotech Bluetooth Headset/Wristwatch

    Chronotech Bluetooth Headset/Wristwatch

    Sometimes when you combine two things, like a mouse and a phone, you get something good. Other times you combine a bluetooth headset and a wristwatch and you get a shiny turd you put in your ear. This Bluetooth headset gets 4 hours of talk-time when it’s on your ear, making you look like twice the tool of ordinary Bluetooth headset users—of which we are one. At least when… Read More

  • Samsung Sheds Wires for New HDTV

    Samsung Sheds Wires for New HDTV

    Samsung has announced that it will soon be offering in South Korea the SPD-50P7HDT. What sets this 50″ high definition plasma screen apart from similar displays is its fully wireless peripheral connectivity. The setup allows users to avoid cable clutter with a new technology that connects DVD players, VCRs and other devices via a newly developed wireless technology. It will sell for… Read More

  • Fifteen Dollar MP3 Player

    Fifteen Dollar MP3 Player

    This $15 MP3 player is great for kids who aren’t quite old enough to trust with a $300 iPod. The player has 10 hours of playback from its AAA battery, supports SD/MMC cards and has simple play/forward/back/volume controls on the side. There’s not much else to speak of in terms of features, but for $15, nobody’s expecting groundbreaking technology. Product Page [USB Geeks via… Read More

  • Nintendo Not Charging For Wii Online Gaming

    Nintendo Not Charging For Wii Online Gaming


    The Nintendo corporate solders have been tight lipped about what the Wii will cost, what it can do, and when it will be launched. Fortunately for fans, USA Today was able to get them to divulge that the online gaming portion of the Wii will be free to everyone. We will offer online-enabled games that the consumers will not have to pay a subscription fee for. They’ll be able to enjoy… Read More

  • Float-a-Pet Surfaces Questionably

    Float-a-Pet Surfaces Questionably

    Alright, I’m an animal lover in the extreme, so when I hear about something that might help keep my pets a bit safer, I’m always interested. That said, inventor Jed Berks has designed a pet safety collar that has me scratching my head. His Float-a-Pet prototype is designed to, theoretically, save your pet’s life by tackling several hazards that it might encounter while on… Read More

  • Scala Rider Bluetooth Helmet Headset For Motorcyclists

    Scala Rider Bluetooth Helmet Headset For Motorcyclists

    Normal Bluetooth headsets don’t really work on motorcycles—a few friends of mine have tried. This Scala Rider headset was made especially for riders, with its boom mic and thinner body so it doesn’t get in the way of the helmet. The headset clamps into the helmet itself, the speaker goes into your ear, and the boom mic goes in front of your face. What did tech digest think… Read More

  • Sony Finally Shipping 50GB Dual Layer Blu-Ray Recordables

    Sony Finally Shipping 50GB Dual Layer Blu-Ray Recordables

    It’s been a bumpy ride on the Blu-ray road, but Sony’s finally managed to get their dual layer writable Blu-ray discs to market. Each disc is around $48, which at a dollars-to-gigabyte ratio, loses to DVD recordables right now. That should change within a few years, but the meantime, DVD is still the champion for thrifty burners. Those thinking of using these Blu-ray discs for… Read More

  • myKeyO Wireless, Backlit Keyboard Organizer

    myKeyO Wireless, Backlit Keyboard Organizer

    The myKeyO Keyboard Organizer gets a Web 2.0 update with a palm-rest, backlight and wireless connectivity. It still retails all those little middle-school-desk-like storage compartments underneath for holding your pencils, keys and scissors; but unlike the old one, doesn’t look like it’s from 1995. The good news is that it’s only 1/10 of an inch thicker than a regular… Read More

  • Super Secret Remote

    and I think this might be a better deal, even though TBG was basically first to the party. Product Page [ThinkGeek] Read More

  • Wal-Mart Offers Westinghouse Back-to-School Bundle

    Wal-Mart Offers Westinghouse Back-to-School Bundle

    Westinghouse announced today that it will be offering a back-to-school bundle that packages a 1.46Ghz Intel Celeron 410M laptop with a 19″ HD-ready LCD TV. The bundle retails for $989 and will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart stores. The laptop features a 14.1″ WXGA display with a native resolution of 1280×800 that is powered by an ATI 200M graphics chipset. It also… Read More