300 2008

  • Review: AT&T's Palm Centro

    [photopress:centro.jpg,full,center] The Palm Centro for AT&T is one of the better smartphones on the market today for first-time buyers, or so-called “casual smartphone users”. Its low price, familiar form factor and full QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen make it ideal for those who aren’t into navigating through messy menus — though it’s not for… Read More

  • Review: Golla Chorus 15.4-inch laptop sleeve

    Review: Golla Chorus 15.4-inch laptop sleeve

    [photopress:scaled.IMG_1629.JPG,full,pp_image] In the long, storied history of bag reviews (see Mark Twain’s What Shall I Put In My New Canvas Sack? from the January 1897 issue of Harper’s Monthly for an example of the proto-bag review), it has been the journalist’s imperative to offer a fair and intelligent comparison of the “usefulcasity” of the bag when compared… Read More

  • Review: Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case

    Review: Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case

    The Otterbox Armor Series iPod Touch case is waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof, and drop-proof while at the same time allowing access to most of the Touch’s functions. While the extra added bulk might scare some people off, those who need maximum protection at a not-too-shabby price will appreciate this case. Read More

  • Review: Tannoy i30 iPod dock

    [photopress:2297941649_5b4c534052_o.jpg,full,pp_image] We first saw Tannoy’s i30 iPod dock back in January at CES and now we’ve been able to play with it for an extended period of time. Yeah, I know you’re thinking it’s just another iPod dock among the sea of thousands of iPod docks available now, but this UK-engineered dock is much different. It’s leaps and… Read More

  • Review: Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

    Review: Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones

    The Sony MDR-NC500D Digital Noise Canceling Headphones cost $400. While that might seem like a lot of money, I can only suggest to you that these headphones are akin to sliding a stick of warm, melty butter into each ear — not in the sense that sticking butter in your ears would likely impede your hearing, but more in the sense that butter is delicious and if you could somehow replicate… Read More

  • Review: The Club for Xbox 360

    Review: The Club for Xbox 360

    I haven’t had a whole lot of time (enough to review it but haven’t finished it) to play this title from Sega, but what I can tell you is that it provides one with hours of mindless fun. It’s a much different approach to shooters then I’ve played and I’m on the fence about whether or not that’s a good thing. As I’ve said before, The Club is like… Read More

  • Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    It seems my never-ending quest for the ultimate gear bag has come to an end. LowePro, purveyors of everything camera related, appears to be the definitive winner at the moment. I’ve been testing out the Fastpack backpack over the last couple weeks and it’s been a great experience. It’s meant to be a photographers gear bag, but I’ve found that all the pockets for lenses… Read More

  • Review: Lacie Ethernet Disk Mini with HipServ

    [photopress:IMG_1386.JPG,full,pp_image] Setting up a home storage server has long been fraught with peril. I’ve in fact had a terabyte and a half of storage space lying in NAS blocks in the past year and never stored more than a few movies on any of these devices. There just wasn’t a good, sane way to keep things updated without going through arcane web interfaces or maintaining… Read More

  • Phosphor E-Ink Watch review

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    After years of suffering, watch geeks are finally getting products dedicated to their quirky and specific tastes. Sure, any oldster can sport a gold Rolex, but what is an Emo kid with a gadget fetish to wear? A Swatch? Companies like Tokyoflash and Nooka have filled that techno-void with watches that are both high-tech and cool looking. Now… Read More

  • Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    Review: TeleNav GPS Receiver

    I’ve had a couple weeks to fiddle around with TeleNav’s Bluetooth GPS receiver and there isn’t a whole lot to review other than the fact that it works great. It immediately synced with my T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve which is sans GPS via Bluetooth and I was on my merry way. Of course, it didn’t work while in NYC, which is sort of a given so I had to wait until I was… Read More

  • Review: Aliph's Jawbone

    Review: Aliph's Jawbone

    Despite Aliph’s insensitive viral videos circulating the Web nowadays, the Jawbone is a great Bluetooth headset. Yeah, I know I poke fun at you Bluetooth headset wearing funny guys, but when something works and works well, you can’t deny it or make fun of it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to make fun of those that wear it in inappropriate places, but that’s… Read More

  • Review: Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition

    Review: Matrox DualHead2Go Digital Edition

    About six months ago, I made a pretty big decision to buy a souped-up laptop to use as my primary computer. In the past, I’d been using desktop systems supplemented with an inexpensive laptop for traveling but having various files spread out between different systems finally got the best of me and, being too lazy to set up some sort of synchronization scheme, I finally said to hell with… Read More

  • Review: Razer/THX Mako 2.1

    Review: Razer/THX Mako 2.1

    If there’s one single gadget out there that I’ve been longing to review this year it’s the 2.1 speaker system from Razer. We caught a glimpse of them at last year’s CES and then there were teases that it would be out towards the end of last year, which never came about, but we’re getting much closer. You can pre-order now on Amazon and I’ve heard whispers… Read More

  • Review: MX vs ATV: Untamed for Xbox 360

    I was hoping to get this review up before CES, but things got a little crazy and I’ve been gone all month so here’s my review of MX vs ATV: Untamed. Stop watching the trailer. I know they’re scantily clad and they’re getting wet, but let’s get this out of the way and then you can go back to it. Seriously, pay attention. Read More

  • Review: LaserShield Home Security System

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=laser.flv I’ve been putting off this review for a while because I was afraid it would be too complex to install a full home security system. Boy, was I wrong. Read More

  • Review: Philips AJL308 Clock Radio

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    So this is a clock radio. Not very exciting, right? It plays music, tells the time, and kind of sits on your bedside table waiting to be hit every morning at about 6:30. But wait… what’s that? A 7-inch TFT LCD? A USB port? SD slot? This is no ordinary clock radio! The AJL308 is actually a photo frame masquerading as a clock radio. It has a… Read More

  • LG Rumor video review

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=rumor.flv I was going through my things this week and I found a fairly cool entry-level phone that I never even reviewed. It’s the LG Rumor and it’s a great messaging phone — not as bulky as the Sidekick and much cheaper (about $75 with contract). I kind of miss reviewing “fun” phones like this without all the bells… Read More

  • Review: Monster Outlets To Go Power Strip

    Review: Monster Outlets To Go Power Strip

    Us bloggers/journalists/hacks often get free swag from companies at events and 90 percent of the time it’s all crap. No, really, it’s usually the crappiest crap you could ever see and you’d never want it to begin with. I go for the booze and shitty fabulous food. However, I can say without a doubt that the best thing I’ve ever received from any company at an event… Read More

  • Review: Office 2008 for OS X: Word 2008

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    So here we are faced with another version of Microsoft’s behemoth and I’m not terribly excited. I’ve been using Microsoft products since Works, back in the day, and I’ve got to say that with the slow and steady rise of web-based editors and programs with better workflow and features — some aimed at long form writers rather… Read More

  • Review: Sony Mylo 2

    [photopress:IMGP3353.JPG,full,pp_image] Many of you may have read about the Mylo 2 a few weeks ago when someone else broke embargo, but we chose to take the high road and follow the rules. The purported images of the Mylo 2 were legitimate, but you could have figured it out for yourselves. It’s much larger than the first gen Mylo and while it’s features are above and beyond that of… Read More