• Iomega's Zip Drive is back with a vengeance


    Everyone remembers the Iomega Zip Drive – we all had one, it’s okay to say it. I’d lost track of the company for a while, but they’re striking back with a new version of the device, which probably will get mixed reactions. It’s called the Rev and it’s essentially a HDD split in half – the head and mechanisms are in the reader, and in each… Read More

  • Dressing the Magic colthes (TM)

    The winner of best Engrish in a CES booth goes to… Read More

  • Palringo raises $5m for mobile client

    Palringo – a UK startup with an instant messaging, voice and picture messaging client for mobiles which uses mobile data to bypass mobile operators’ SMS and MMS offerings – has raised $5m in funding, bringing in new investors ePlanet Ventures and NTEC. These have invested alongside existing investors Northstar Equity Investors, Prime Technology Ventures and Esther Finance. Read More

  • CES Today: Will the madness never end?

    We’re all a bit hungover today so we’re busy milling around snapping photos of booth babes and finding whatever hidden gems we may have missed over the last few days. In the meantime check out the above video. It basically sums up how we all feel. CES 2008: Belkin’s Podcast Studio: You know, for podcasters
    Look out Eee, a $399 tiny laptop from Everex is afoot
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  • Hands on with Jook

    Biggs doesn’t see the point of Jook and neither do I. Well, I guess it’s sort of cool, but everyone and their mom has to have one for this to work. I guess it’s better than sharing my earbuds with someone like a 16-year old at the mall. Read More

  • CES 2008: We need drinks. So do you! Monte Carlo Pub tonight at 9



    Blogging is hard. Look at the crowds we have to face just to bring you all the goodies you’re getting today. Just look! So later tonight we’re going to have drinks and stuff. And, if you’re in the Las Vegas area, either for CES or you live here, we’d like you to join us. It’s your chance to meet the bloggers behind the blog and then we can blog about it on… Read More

  • iPhone pig docks from China

    Biggs, Devin and I trekked over to the Sands to try and get into some AVn mischief, but, sadly, we were denied. Instead of scantily clad women we found iPod/iPhone docks from China. There were pigs and something resembling Inky. I’m completely delirious and need to go home. Read More

  • Biggs loves his toys

    I really think there’s something wrong with Biggs. The gallery is clearly evident of that. He randomly sings karaoke and then attempts to kill me with Halo Covenant weapons. Read More

  • CES 2008: Belkin's Podcast Studio: You know, for podcasters

    Hands down, one of the coolest things I’ve seen at CES so far this week is the Belkin Podcast Studio. It’s a handheld unit that you attach your iPod to. Using a pair of swiveling integrated microphones on each side, the device records what they hear in stereo as an uncompressed WAV on to the iPod. You can even control the pitch and volume, as well as the stereo balance. Besides… Read More

  • Just a reminder that R2D2 as a projector is awesome

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf This is not a new idea by any means. I just wanted to reassure everyone that it still evokes a chuckle and a knowing head nod to see R2D2 effortlessly tossing moving images up onto a white screen. It’s what he was meant to do. That is all. Read More

  • MP3 headphones getting cheaper, slightly less fugly

    I’ve been seeing a lot of these headphones with built-in storage and digital audio playback today. They’re almost everywhere, staring at me as if I’d tried to date their sister. Leave me alone, hundreds and hundreds of similar headphones! This pair, in particular, is made by a company out of Hong Kong called Majesty Industrial. They come in a myriad of storage sizes running up… Read More

  • Look out Eee, a $399 tiny laptop from Everex is afoot


    I found the VIA table last night, tucked way back in a corner and found out that Everex will begin selling an ultraportable Linux-based notebook similar to the one shown here. This one is from Packard Bell and runs XP — currently being sold in Europe — but the one we’ll be getting in the US within the next week or so will be manufactured by Everex and will run Linux. Read More

  • Yahoo Releases Browser Based MP3 Player

    This is clearly just a first step in whatever Yahoo’s grand plans are around the future of their music service, but today they released some code to embed a very simple Javascript based MP3 player on any website. The player finds MP3s on a given web page, creates a playlist and a very simple overlay to play the songs. A small play icon is placed next to every MP3 link, and the player… Read More

  • Slacker Player: It's here at CES, lighter than I thought

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf So I groped the Slacker Portable last night. I’ve been hard on Slacker about how delayed its portable player has been. First it was supposed to be here by the end of the summer, then it was supposed to be here in December, then it got delayed again until the end of January. I hope it launches in the end… Read More

  • Machine-washable heated jacket, very warm gloves

    We’ve all seen heated clothing before but there are a couple of somewhat unique about this line of jackets and gloves. First, the gloves have heating circuits that go all the way to the fingertips. Most other heated gloves center on the palm of the hand but these ones keep the part of your hands most susceptible to cold — your digits. Read More

  • CES 2008: Kevin Costner's a total rocker!

    You read blogs like CrunchGear because you value our opinions on the gear that we review, we’re experts and break things down into easy to swallow pieces. But you don’t come to CrunchGear to read our music reviews, that would just be silly. So just let it be enough to know that we saw a bit of Kevin Costner’s band. I hope their songs are in Guitar Hero VII. Read More

  • MFG.com Raises $26 Million From Fidelity Ventures, Goes After Alibaba

    Mitch Free has a knack for attracting high-profile investors to his manufacturing marketplace, MFG.com. First, Jeff Bezos convinced Free to back out of a previous agreement to sell the company and personally invested $14 million in September, 2005. Then Bezos put in some more money along with the German Samwer brothers (who founded Alando, Jamba, and invested in Studivz) in a $4 million round… Read More

  • CG's CES Highlights: Belkin's PodCast Studio and a possible Asus eee competitor

    We’ve be scouring the floor for cool gadgets and came up with Belkin’s PodCast studio and a potential eee Linux PC competitor from Everex. Remember: we’re holding a very informal, very quick meet-up at the Monte Carlo tonight at 9pm. Drop in and say “Howdy.” Read More

  • TrustedPaces signs deal with TopTable

    In evidence that a year on from launch it is not standing still, UK ‘social reviews’ startup TrustedPlaces has signed a deal with TopTable, Europe’s largest online restaurant booking service, allowing users to book restaurants online via the site. TopTable has access to 3,000 restaurants across Europe. TrustedPlaces members can review restaurants, bars, hotels, cafes and… Read More

  • Kaon Mobile straddles UMPC and PDA

    Here’s a little device set to hit the Korean market in about a month and possibly the rest of the world this summer, pending a distribution deal. It’s manufactured by Kaon Mobile and is about the size of a smaller UMPC, featuring a sliding screen similar to the Sidekick Slide. It’s a slick looking little machine that caught my eye quicker than a booth babe holding a box… Read More

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