The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • The 360 Case Mod Microsoft Would Rather You Not See

    Ben Heckendorn is not your average case modder. This guy is “El Numero Uno,” as they say in the small Latin village I was raised in. Somebody with a lot of money told Ben they wanted an Xbox 360 that they could carry around with them and use wherever he liked. So Ben put the thing into a 2.8-inch, 14-pound box that only has one cable coming out of the back for power. Not content… Read More

  • Toshiba Develops Three Layer DVD

    This could be a big, big advantage for HD DVD. Toshiba announced that it has developed a three layer DVD that contains two HD DVD layers and one standard DVD layer. So DVDs utilizing this feature could contain one 4.78GB layer and a 30GB double layer HD DVD or two 8.57GB DVD layers with one 15GB HD DVD layer. If studios decide to embrace this technology, it could do more to help proliferate HD… Read More

  • New iPod Could be Near Afterall

    A week ago, we would joke around the CrunchGear lunch mess, “What’s 16:9, touchscreen, and probably not going to be announced September 12th by Apple?” The answer was, of course, the “true” Video iPod. The one with the touch-screen goodness and virtual click-wheelization. Now it’s looking like we might have egg on our collective face. Though people have… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Wedding Gift Edition

    Highlights from the past week: Teclast TL-T29 Video MP3 Player
    BenQ DC C1000 10-Megapixel Point and Shoot
    Plug and Play Atari Keychains
    Sonicare e9500 Hands-On
    Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def
    CrunchGear and the Race to 2000 Read More

  • Leaked Pics of Motorola Linux E690 PDA

    Motorola hasn’t announced it yet, but it looks like they’re working on a new RAZR-esque touchscreen PDA phone that will notably feature Linux. This thing has a big, bright 262K QVGA TFT touchscreen interface, a 2MP digital camera with flash, and, of course, video recording and conferencing. It can also play MP3, WMA, RealAudio, MIDI, WAV, AAC, AMR, RealVideo, MPEG-4 and H.263… Read More

  • Rub Your Belly Three Times to Pre-Order The Wii

    I’m goint to say this is basically a way for Lik-sang to drive some traffic, but it looks like they’re letting you pre-order the Wii. Feel free to send me your address as well – Lik-sang isn’t requiring a credit card, so I won’t either – and maybe I’ll send you a Wii, as well. Or maybe I’ll just get eveyone excited over nothing. Wiiii! Pre-Order… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: Underground Sugar Caves Edition

    Feast on Friday’s fearsome fivesome. CrunchGear and the Race to 2000
    Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def
    General Dynamics Gets Rugged
    Ant’s Life Studio, the Ant Farm for the Desk Monkey
    CS FM07 Wireless Card Reader and FM Transmitter Read More

  • The DS On Steroids

    At IFA 2006, in Berlin today, Toshiba showed off a new concept e-book PDA with the one interface we all should have seen coming, dual screens. This thing isn’t just a really sweet DS ripoff, though. It’s got an SD slot, the inevitable stylus and runs Windows CE like a champ. I think this is pretty cool, but think how much cooler it’s going to be when it’s smaller, has… Read More

  • Seeing Red: Ultra High-Def

    It’s been accused of being Vaporware, but the Red One has now been officially unveiled, and pre-orders are available. For those not in-the-know, the Red One is the first camera by Red, the digital video company founded by Oakley’s creator James Jannard. What makes the Red so amazing is that Jannard, being an optical aficionado, has engineered a digital cinema camera that can equal… Read More

  • Slim Devices

    It seems like everyone is paying attention to Slim Devices lately. The nice hardware developer has made a name for itself producing a simple but effective wireless MP3 transmitter called the SqueezeBox, with its $249 price tag, it’s said to be one of the best on the market. No longer content to dwell in lo-fi, Slim Devices had poised itself to enter the more aggressive arena of hi-fi. Read More

  • General Dynamics Gets Rugged

    If, however, you are actually planning to scale Mt. Everest, you might want to look into the 6 pound, 8 ounce GoBook XR-1 from General Dynamics. It features an Intel Core Duo 1.83GHz and various memory and hard drive configurations in a case designed to withstand the most torturous situations, and General Dynamics is a defense contractor, so they actually design torturous situations. Read More

  • JBL Tackles Mt. Everest

    Alright so technically, they just made some speakers named Mt. Everest, but they do weigh 313 pounds, which might as well be as heavy as a mountain for some people (me). The Mt. Everest speakers blast at 500-watts and measure mountainously at 9″ x 18.5″ x 44″. So if you have $30,000 to buy them, I hope you have a lot of spare room. Our pals in Nippon will be able to purchase… Read More

  • Iomega UltraMax RAID Compatible 640GB External Hard Drive

    This Iomega UltraMax external hard drive is compatible with Macs and PCs and is styled like the Mac Pro, which means it’s big, silver and looks like a cheese grater. The UltraMax has a triple interface, which means Firewire 800, Firewire 400 and USB 2.0 are all supported. Using the external switch, you can also turn off the RAID so you can double your storage but lose the redundancy. You… Read More

  • Access The NYTimes On Your Mobile Phone

    . How 19th century of him. You’ve got access to the NY Times on your 2-inch Sony Ericsson. You’re logging on and reading the Business, Sports, and Arts section via, when Mr. Old School is getting his fingers all dirty flipping the pages. Nope. You’re sittin’ pretty. Just have to wait a few seconds for this article to load. Ahh, there it is. No… Read More

  • CrunchGear and the Race to 2000: We Broke 1000

    That was fast. We just broke 1000 comments. Click here for more info on the contest. Read More

  • Ant's Life Studio, the Ant Farm for the Desk Monkey

    The Ant’s Life Studio mini game is the Tamagochi for people who enjoy insects as pets, a.k.a. weirdos. The ant farm lets you build nests, feed the queen ant and protect your subjects from being eaten by spiders. There’s 100 different nests to build, which is little consolation to the target market: The insects humdrum existence and work orientated lifestyle however is being aimed… Read More

  • EBay is Decadent and Depraved

    – so I’m going to come out and say it: eBay is now useless, especially for selling electronics. You might be OK if you’re selling a pot-holder shaped like a monkey, but trying to put a laptop, phone, or MP3 on there or attempting to purchase any of those items is fraught with danger and idiocy. Case in point: I tried to sell a phone that I have lying around here, fairly… Read More

  • White MOTO PEBL Courtesy of Maria Sharapova

    Maria didn’t make or design these herself, but Motorola is giving away 50 special edition white MOTO PEBLs with her signature on it. If Sharapova’s signature didn’t make this special enough, these white PEBLs aren’t actually for sale yet, so if you manage to win one you’re going to be the coolest kid in your 5th period Algebra class. The sweepstakes started August… Read More

  • HTC P3300 PDA Phone With TomTom Navigator Software and GPS

    Convergence is the name of the game with the HTC P3300 PDA-Phone. The P3300 comes with a GPS and TomTom Navigator 6 both built-in, which means this can be your primary GPS navigation device if you don’t already have one (if you’re in Europe). The device itself runs Windows Mobile 5.0, has a GPS module, GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, FM Radio, and push email… Read More

  • Xoxide PrimoChill Custom Water Cooled Case

    The truly hardcore PC modders build their own case-mods with water cooling, but for those of us who are out of college and actually have jobs, this Xoxide PrimoChill does all the water-cooling and case-modding for you. The case is a custom-modded X-Qpack with laser-etched windows, UV PrimoFlex tubing, and a UV waterblock plate. It also comes with a UV blue Reservoir and a bottle of UV blue… Read More