• CES 2007: Dear Diary…Hump Day Part One

    It’s finally Wednesday, January 10. It’s my last day of meetings. Seven of them in a row starting bright and early with Akimbo and their CEO who’s named same as me. Put simply, Akimbo is a content provider. They deliver Web-based video to TVs. They’re not trying to replace broadcast, satellite, or cable TV, but offer options that are more tailored for your personal… Read More

  • Coby's PMP4330: Some Say "Meh", I say "Yeah!"

    I know Coby as the not-Sony brand of personal electronics I find at discount stores like BigLots. Its stuff tends to be cheaper-priced versions of big name’s products. But the quality is great. I have a region-free Coby DVD player I got for about $30 new, and it’s the best looking and sounding DVD player I’ve ever owned (out of the dozen or so). That’s why I’m taking… Read More

  • Zoho, Omnidrive Partner For Office Document Storage

    Zoho, Omnidrive Partner For Office Document Storage

    Online office suite Zoho and online storage company Omnidrive (see disclosure below) are announcing a partnership today that extends the functionality of both companies. The integration leverages Zoho’s newly updated API. The partnership is allowing users to store all of their Zoho office documents within Omnidrive, giving them a centralized online file storage area. Also, clicking on any… Read More

  • Cingular/AT&T Finally Drops Motorola KRZR

    to market. Cingy’s KRZR is the first GSM rendition of the RAZR successor to hit the streets in America, and its features are on par with its CDMA cousins, including a 2-Megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and microSD. It also supports instant messaging for AIM, MSN, and Yahoo! networks. We’d heard gossip that the phone would drop for Xmas, but for some reason Cingular waited until it… Read More

  • AT&T/Cingular Intros New Landline to Mobile Calling Plans

    So now that Cingular is all AT&Tified, you can expect that things are going to change, hopefully for the better (as Cingular couldn’t get much worse). One change being brought about by the mothership is a new plan it’s calling AT&T Unity. Unity combines a customer’s wireless plan with their landline plan, allowing free calls between the two (if both of their plans are of… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson SO903iTV Bravia Cell Phone

    Sony Ericsson SO903iTV Bravia Cell Phone

    I’m not really a fan of bright red devices, but from a technological standpoint, the Sony Ericsson SO903iTV Bravia phone is certainly pretty hot. In addition to its red face, it features landscape video on its 3-inch widescreen display. It also has a TV tuner capable of time-shift video recording. All the other typical phone features are also there, including a 2-megapixel camera and… Read More

  • Hitachi W51H Cell Has Sweet Screen

    Hitachi W51H Cell Has Sweet Screen

    The Hitachi W51H is a sexy beast. Its most notable feature is, without a doubt, its 2.9-inch 480 x 800-pixel display—the iPhone has a 3.5-inch screen that does 320 x 480. The W51H also has a fingerprint scanner, a 2-megapixel camera phone with LED flash, 30MB on-board memory and voice-activated GPS. It’ll be available in red, white and black. Oh and it’ll probably only rear its… Read More

  • WiMax Moving Along Nicely

    WiMax Moving Along Nicely

    DSL Reports is running a piece that finds Sprint’s WiMax system is progressing splendidly. It reports that the 4G network will be rolled out in Chicago and DC in early 2008 and should enable users with speeds around 2 – 4Mbps. What’s more, it will purportedly cost just $55 a month and will support an open access system. That means you’d be able to hook it up to a router in… Read More

  • JBL On Air Wireless Speaker System

    JBL On Air Wireless Speaker System

    Here’s a potentially good idea: the new JBL On Air Control 2.4G wireless speaker system. I’ve always had a problem with surround sound systems in this room because of its peculiar shape. Something like this would presumably resolve such a problem by allowing me to position speakers in locations that are difficult for traditional, tethered speakers. The system includes a transmitter and… Read More

  • Wham! Meets The iPod Case

    Wham! Meets The iPod Case

    Admit it. You know you listened to a ton of Wham! back in the ’80s. What if you could get that actual record made into an iPod case? Still listening? Good. Contexture Design has released a slew of iPod cases made from actual recycled vinyl records. Each case is specially made out of a vinyl record, felt, cork, and has a screen protector. It should be noted that the price The cases are… Read More

  • 200-Inch PlayStation 3 Hotness

    200-Inch PlayStation 3 Hotness

    Prepare the salivation, you’re about to see a PS3 on a 200-inch screen. What you see might shock you (read: make you incredibly jealous), but I can assure you that no Japanese people were harmed in the making of this photo set. What you have here are images of Ridge Racer 7 and Resistance: Fall of Man treated to a $1,200 HDMI cable and an HD projector with a 200-inch screen. All of the… Read More

  • Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG

    Wristwatch Piercing: OMG OMG OMG


  • Want A Wii For $209?

    Want A Wii For $209?

    If you have a Circuit City near you, here’s how you can score a Nintendo Wii on the cheap: 1) Visit this website for $40 off coupon: Coupon Link 2) Visit Circuit City on a Sunday for best chance of getting a Wii. The coupon is good until March though, so you have some time to save! 3) Get a Wii for $209. You’re a winner! Easy enough, right? I’ve been considering buying a Wii, but… Read More

  • How Can We Help You?

    http://www.polldaddy.com/crunchGear.swf PollDaddy just made us a fancy custom skin so I think it’s a good opportunity to try it out and ask a quick question on what you guys like most in terms of our coverage. Go ahead and flame us in the comments as well. Thanks, PollDaddy! Read More

  • In Vino Veritas

    I’ve always been a liquor guy myself, but there are a few of us in the CrunchCamp who are certifiable winos (see: Biggs and Josh). But if you’ve ever found yourself confronted by a wino hissy fit over improper wine serving conditions, you know it’s not a pretty picture. The Nuvo Vino takes steps to ensure this never happens again. Using an infrared thermometer, the Nuvo Vino… Read More

  • Voice Changing Kit Allows For Maximum Cheap Thrills

    Voice Changing Kit Allows For Maximum Cheap Thrills

    You know damn well every time you watch Star Wars, you wish you could talk like Darth Vader. Creepy voice, vocoder in full effect: you’d be the talk of the town. Well now a cheap little DIY voice changing kit will allow you to live out your geek fantasy. The MK171 Digital Voice Changer Kit costs a mere $12.95 and comes with a built-in mic. All you need is a 9V battery and an enclosure for… Read More

  • DIY Tin Can Mic

    DIY Tin Can Mic

    I doubt you’ll be adding this to your home recording studio rig anytime soon, but it’s still cool nonetheless. This microphone was made out of a piezo pickup, 1/8th-inch jack, and a tin can. I never thought about it, but yes, I suppose this is about the simplest microphone one could ever build. No clue on how the quality of the mic is, but it looks like it could give off a real vintage… Read More

  • The AudioFile: Audio Quality Slip-Slides Away

    The AudioFile: Audio Quality Slip-Slides Away

    Can someone tell me why virtually nothing is happening with MP3 players in regards to actual audio quality? In fact, audio quality seems to be moving ass-backwards, giving way to non-audio features like video and wireless. Headphones have come such a long way in the last 15 years or so, and now we have dual- and triple-driver in-ear models designed specifically for use with portables. The problem… Read More

  • Microsoft Giving Digital Downloads A Try

    Microsoft Giving Digital Downloads A Try

    Microsoft has been taking its sweet time hopping on the digital download train – until now. Starting January 30th, Windows users will be able to download both Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007. Hopefully Microsoft won’t just take the MSRP of a boxed copy of Vista and slap it on the digital version. For not exchanging any kind of real materials, users should get a discount or… Read More

  • I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    I-O Data Releasing Internal Blu-Ray Drive

    Just itching to make “legit backups” of all your PS3 games and Blu-Ray movies? You might want to check out I-O Data’s Blu-Ray burner. It’ll whip up some nice pirated movies backups at 2x for BD-Rs and BD-REs. It also burns DVDs, CDs, and all the other optical formats you’re used to at this point. The price? Around $710 – making it one of the least expensive… Read More