The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Toshiba DRAPEs Ugly Phone

    Toshiba launched today the DRAPE, a hideous phone developed by KDDI. While she might not look that good on the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts, right? The DRAPE features a 3.2MP camera that includes auto-focus, digital zoom and night mode for shooting in low light condition. As per usual, the DRAPE can also as an MP3 player. No word yet on when and where this will… Read More

  • Sigma SD14 Sneak Peek

    Sigma is a well-known high-end camerawell-known third party lens company and they appear to be teasing us with a pre-Photokina website tells little about the product but definitely generates a bit of excitement. It seems this new camera will have a Foveon image sensor and some new ways of processing RAW image data. Other than that scant information, we’re going to have to wait until… Read More

  • Panasonic D-Snap SD800N: Noise-Cancelling, Small

    This is a Japan-only product right now, but it was worth mentioning. The D-Snap SD800N is a noise-cancelling MP3 player that stores music on SD cards – did that ever work for people? – and is designed to work with Panasonic’s line of speakers and gear. While I think noise-cancelling is great in theory, in practice it might suck. Imagine: you stuff this into your bag and… Read More

  • PS3 Retail Unit Porn You all may want to get an air sickness bag, because this video is so fawning and reverential that it may cause gagging and/or puking in your mouth a little. Man. PS3 better kick my ass and the asses of both my grandmas or else I’m giving up on this whole video gaming thing. Playstation 3: In-Depth Retail Review [GameTrailers] Read More

  • Gadgets Royale

    We write for this blog because we love gadgets, which is probably the same reason you read us. On a daily basis, we pack Treos, iPods, PSPs, laptops and smartphones around wherever we go. These are our tools, and we are good with them. But there is one man who outshines us all. This gentleman is known for tree things: ruthless tactics, suave style and gadgets. Well, beautiful girls, too… Read More

  • PowerPoint Control with your iPod

    There are lots of ways to present your latest sales losses via PowerPoint–A veritable cottage industry has been built around little devices that advance or retreat your negative sales figures. They use RF, Bluetooth, WiFi, VooDoo and cables to interface with your laptop. Well the addition of the iPod to that list is long overdue. Using iPresent It, an app that costs less than $20, you… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Thief in the Night Edition

    Notable posts from yesterday’s news. How Expose Works With Spaces in Mac OS X Leopard
    PS3 Gets Re-Specced
    Radius 320 Seamless Display
    Johns Hopkins Brings Braille Simplicity
    Pretty Pepper Spray Read More

  • Beyond Microwave Oven

    I have a few friends who could immensely benefit from the Beyond Microwave Oven from Smart Home. Using a bardcode scanner, this micro can automatically adjust cooking times and temperatures. It features 4000 preprogrammed items and based on what you scan, it analyzes the food and estimates appropriate settings based on what information the barcode gives it. As Popgadget points out, this would… Read More

  • Treo 750: Blurry Pics, Feature List

    Earlier today, you read about some new pics of a purported Treo 750 caught in the wild. We can confirm that this is indeed a version the Treo 750, though it’s unclear if it’s the same 750 as the “Lennon” that is coming to Cingular in October, or if it’s the rumored 750v, which is the Euro-only version. The “Lennon” (likely to be named the 750w) we… Read More

  • First Labeling of the HTC Excalibur to be on German O2 Network

    We’ve been watching the progress of HTC’s Excalibur for awhile now. HTC is the shadowy man-behind-the-curtain for Cingular’s self-branded smartphones, and T-Mobile’s MDA and SDA. The Excalibur is the codename for their new smartphone that’s poised to go toe-to-toe with the Motorola Q. It’s first incarnation appears to be on Germany’s O2… Read More

  • The Vista Plot Thickens

    Well with all the gripes circulating about Windows Vista, it’s about time we got some prices. These prices became available through a fluke in the Microsoft Canada page. So keep in mind that these prices are CDN and that there isn’t really any telling whether or not the US cost will be at all similar. Assuming they are, however, the price of this new OS are going to be as ridiculous… Read More

  • Pretty Pepper Spray

    Pepperface has introduced a line of high-end pepper spray canisters that are gold-plated and studded with Swarovski crystals. So if your girlfriend likes shiny things, but you haven’t yet been able to convince her to carry some protection, this might be a happy medium for the two of you. The cans will run you from $55 to $195 each. Pepperface Sprays [Shiny Shiny] Read More

  • Philips GoGear SA1335 Flash Player

    Philips recently began stocking stores with its glossy GoGear SA1334 Flash Player. The GoGear features 1GB of storage, a subtle 2-color OLED, an FM tuner, a voice recorder, USB 2.0 connectivity and measures in at 3.17 x 1.24 x 0.59 inches. The GoGear also supports playback of MP3, WMA, and WAV for up to 12 hours on its non-replaceable battery. It also promises easy portability with its… Read More

  • Crunchgasm Day X: How Are We Doing?

    Well, it’s been about two weeks and we have quite a following, but I’d like to hear from you guys what we’re lacking. Yell at us in comments or drop me a line at john at crunchgear dot com. PR folks, please send all info to tips at crunchgear dot com. Read More

  • Johns Hopkins Brings Braille Simplicity

    A group of undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University have created a device that promises to be the biggest thing to happen to Braille since Hellen Keller.Their pen-like system utilizes a system of buttons that, when pressed in the proper combinations, punch Braille letters into a slotted plastic sheet. Because it is made of low-cost plastics, it is expected that a mass production model could… Read More

  • How Expose Works With Spaces in Mac OS X Leopard

    If you were wondering how the trusty Expose feature in your OS X will work once you’ve gone all “virtual desktop”, take a look at the video. Leopard’s going to allow you to Expose while in Spaces, so you can drag windows from one desktop to the other with minimal fuss. The only problem we have is that the windows are already small enough in regular Expose, and will get… Read More

  • PS3 Gets Re-Specced

    The Inquirer reports that the PS3 specs has changed once again, this time in the video department. Its NVidia RSX GPU has been downgraded from 550/700 core/memory to 500/650. No word as to why this change is taking place, but it marks yet another last minute revision the PS3’s quickly approaching release. I wonder what will be next to go. PS3 downgraded again [The Inquirer] Read More

  • Trekstor Vibez, 8 and 15GB HD-Based MP3 Player

    Everything about this player screams “weird”. Let’s start with the “z” in its name, which is weird coming from the Germany company Trekstor. Apologies to the German people, but hip-hop street fashion doesn’t exactly emanate from Berlin. Then there’s the sizes: 8 and 15GB. The eight gigabytes we can see, but fifteen? That’s a strange number. The… Read More

  • Touch iota BTH-738 Bluetooth Headset

    This Touch iota BTH-738 bluetooth headset is a little different from others. How it actually goes on, or in your ear isn’t apparent from the picture, but we’re going to assume that it goes into your hear like the headsets with the little gel caps. In any case, this headset just cleared the FCC squad and is going to be heading towards stores very soon. It’s a fairly… Read More

  • PSP Says "Hello, World!" and Soon Will Say Much More

    Sony hates it when people mess around with the innards of their popular PSP. It’s an arms race, really, with the users putting together pieces of unsigned code to run on their units, and Sony updating the official firmware to kill the fun. Somebody at Sony is going to be up late tonight, as the sexy libTIFF exploit has hit the streets. Using a buffer overflow flaw in the PSPs image… Read More