300 2008

  • Review: Samsung Omnia for Verizon Wireless

    Review: Samsung Omnia for Verizon Wireless

    First off, someone at Verizon Wireless must have been drunk or asleep at the wheel when they gave the Omnia the green light because it has Wi-Fi. Isn’t Verizon notorious for stripping that feature from every single phone in its lineup? Something tells me the other manufacturers are going to throw a fit over this bit of news. Quick Version: The Omnia boasts just about every feature… Read More

  • Review: Belkin Coolstrip

    Review: Belkin Coolstrip


    Short Version: This thing goes under your laptop to keep it cool. It works and it’s great for a quick back massage mid-day. Read More

  • Review: Kensington 4-Port USB Charger

    Review: Kensington 4-Port USB Charger

    Short Version: The Kensington 4-Port USB Charger is an ideal solution for people toting multiple USB-powered gadgets who want to charge more than one of those gadgets at a time without looking for open USB ports and wall sockets. Read More

  • Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Short Version: A full-featured 22-inch HDTV with a built-in DVD player for under $400, the N2201w from ViewSonic is a great option as a bedroom TV, office TV, or dedicated gaming TV. Read More

  • Review: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless

    Review: BlackBerry Storm for Verizon Wireless

    The ‘iPhone killer’ label (which I hate using – BTW) has been thrown around since the first touch-screen device hit the market after the original iPhone was launched last year. Unfortunately, nothing has been able to live up to the hype. Both consumers (you) and techies (us) have been eagerly awaiting the launch of the Storm in the hopes that it would knock the iPhone down a… Read More

  • Review: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

    Review: Call of Duty: World at War (Xbox 360)

    Quick Version: Whether you’re new to the Call of Duty series of first-person shooters or you’ve played some or all of the past versions, you’ll likely find World at War to be a compelling and powerful addition to your library of games. Read More

  • Review: Kensington Portable Power Outlet

    Review: Kensington Portable Power Outlet

    Quick Version: This handy, compact, five-in-one power doodad from Kensington turns one outlet into three plug-ins and two USB charging ports for $24.99. Read More

  • Review: Infiniti EX35 Crossover

    Review: Infiniti EX35 Crossover

    The gadgetry in the Infiniti EX35 we tested was intense. Not only is there XM Satellite Radio there is a Bose sound system, front and rear curb sensors, and an amazing external viewing system that initially took my breath away. After driving around in a 2000 Beetle for six years, hopping into the $35,000 EX35 was like visiting Epcot Center after riding around on a carnival merry-go-round for… Read More

  • Review: Black and Decker 10-speed Cyclone blender

    Review: Black and Decker 10-speed Cyclone blender

    Like my review of the Juiceman, Jr., the Black and Decker 10-speed Cyclone Blender caused me to move beyond my staple meals of ramen noodles, chicken wings, and beer.  I spent time in parts of the grocery store that I didn’t know existed.  As a bachelor, blending isn’t high on my list of food preparation activities, but for you, dear reader, I tied on my apron and blended a… Read More

  • Review: Travelon TSA-approved Checkpoint Friendly laptop bags

    Review: Travelon TSA-approved Checkpoint Friendly laptop bags

    What is it about airports that bring out the worst in humanity? Is it waiting in long, arbitrary lines?  Is it being forced to reveal to everyone the holes in your socks?  Is it the $100 beers at the airport bar?  I try pretty hard to be a “good citizen” when I travel: my carry-on luggage doesn’t exceed the maximum dimensions permitted by the airline; I make sure I put all… Read More

  • Review: Monster Turbine in-ear speakers

    Review: Monster Turbine in-ear speakers

    Now that I’ve had a couple days with the Turbines, I think it’s time for a full review. I’m sad to say that my initial praise may have been premature having listened to a few CDs (I had to open up moving boxes in my apt to find one) and comparing these against my Shure SCL3s and Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pros. I also brought in my secret weapon Dave R. to consult. He’s… Read More

  • Review: Juiceman, Jr.

    Review: Juiceman, Jr.

    Many of the gadgets mentioned on CrunchGear are geared for the living room or office.  There does exist, however, an entire range of under-represented gadgets designed for the kitchen.  For you, dear reader, I have explored all that the Juiceman, Jr. has to offer. (Note: that link will resize your browser window.  Bad Juiceman, Jr!) The Juiceman, Jr. is an entry-level juicer, costing… Read More

  • Review: HTC Touch Pro (Sprint) and HTC Fuze (AT&T)

    Review: HTC Touch Pro (Sprint) and HTC Fuze (AT&T)

    Short Version: The HTC Touch Pro is easily the best HTC device available from US carriers right now. If you’ve been considering a professional-level Windows Mobile phone with a QWERTY keyboard, the Touch Pro is an excellent choice. Read More

  • Review: Quantum of Solace (Xbox 360)

    Review: Quantum of Solace (Xbox 360)

    Quick Version: Quantum of Solace offers a relatively entertaining single-player experience, but the true power of the game lies in the multiplayer modes. If you were a fan of multiplayer GoldenEye for the Nintendo 64, you’ll have a blast with this one too. Read More

  • Review: SanDisk Sansa Clip

    Review: SanDisk Sansa Clip

    Quick Version: Starting at under $40, the Sansa Clip from SanDisk makes an excellent wearable MP3 player if you’re looking for something small that still has plenty of features. Read More

  • Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    Review: Seattle Sling Dry Bag

    It works! The Seattle Sling Dry Bag is waterproof thanks to a dry bag so I decided to put it to the test. Thankfully for the Hitachi Blu-ray camcorder within (love you, Hitachi) it works as advertised. There is more to this case than just a waterproof dry bag though, but simply put, I’m satisfied.  Read More

  • Review: Iceman PC

    Review: Iceman PC

    From BFF: A few months ago I won (via CrunchGear) a nice piece of hardware that now replaces the veteran hdd divx player I bought from Hong Kong about the same time last year. The enclosure was much more reliable than the other “made in china” (sic) stuff I bought back then, but somehow its remote died this summer and it’s not that fun to pause/play/stop using the… Read More

  • Review: Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One

    Review: Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One

    When I took on the task of reviewing printers I worried that I’d be so bored that I’d fall asleep at the keyboard, leading to a review full of jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjllllllllllllllllllllmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and a keyboard full of slobber. Luckily, the Epson Artisan 800 kept me awake and excited and, dare I say it, enthused about the state of printers. Read More

  • Review: ViewSonic VA2626wm 25.5-inch LCD monitor

    Review: ViewSonic VA2626wm 25.5-inch LCD monitor

    Short Version: At well under $600, the 25.5-inch ViewSonic VA2626wm is a good monitor for those of you who want to get into the huge LCD game at a reasonable price. While considered to be somewhat inferior to the comparable Samsung 2693HM, the ViewSonic carries an enticing $50 mail-in rebate until the end of November. Also, it’s good as a computer monitor but it’s even better hooked… Read More

  • Review: Gears of War 2

    Review: Gears of War 2

    BODIES AS SHIELDS!!! This won’t be a complete review because I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. Like you, I’ve been waiting since I completed the first Gears of War, so instead, I’ll tell you what’s different. Cool? But I can tell you that it’s everything I could have ever hoped and dreamed for. The reviews that came out earlier this week were… Read More