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  • Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    As techies, there are few components that affect us more so than our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate duress and also lead to prolonged pain. A quality chair, however, can do a lot of good for you. Proper lumbar support, being reasonably adjustable, sufficient padding, all these components play a role in… Read More

  • Abacus MobileWear Bluetooth Watch Hands On

    Abacus MobileWear Bluetooth Watch Hands On

    As a confirmed horological nut, I was fairly skeptical when I heard about the Fossil Abacus Bluetooth watch, the MobileWear. It is a watch that tells you when someone is calling your cellphone. It notifies you by vibrating and showing the name of the caller – if they’re in your address book – right on the watch face. You can also mute and hang-up on callers with the watch. UPDATE… Read More

  • Samsung D900 aka Black Carbon Hands On

    Samsung D900 aka Black Carbon Hands On

    is another Ultra model – the D900 is an extremely slim slider with 3-megapixel camera and a unique UI designed in conjunction with Adobe. The Samsung folks didn’t mention a timeframe, but it should be hitting our shores very soon for about $350-400. Read More

  • T-Mobile Dash Hands On

    T-Mobile Dash Hands On

    As smartphones make their way into the mainstream, we’re reminded why they were long relegated to the hip holsters of Road Warriors and the hopelessly email-obsessed. Their operating systems, with rare exceptions, were too overpowered for the average consumer, their set-up screens were convoluted, and their price tags were stratospheric when compared to the average clamshell. T-Mobile knows… Read More

  • Battle Test: DocuPen RC800

    Battle Test: DocuPen RC800

    The DocuPen RC800 is a full color 24-bit scanner that looks like pen — hence the name. It is capable of producing full page scans from its compact case. It includes a conspicuous looking carrying case intended to protect it during travels. The design allows you to select from black and white, standard color or high 24-bit color. It also has resolution options ranging from 100 to 400 dpi. The… Read More

  • PepperPad 3 Pre-Happiness

    PepperPad 3 Pre-Happiness

    We got our hands on a PepperPad 3 last week and we just got the go-ahead to write about, so we decided to do a quick pre-review discussion and go into a full review later this week. The PepperPad 3 is an Internet tablet with Bluetooth, WiFi, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a Linux OS. It makes a great kitchen/living room computer and is excellent for web surfing and email. The reason I’m holding… Read More

  • Battle Test: H2O Audio

    Battle Test: H2O Audio

    Having lived in New Orleans forever, I have a handful of friends who work in aquatic settings–Divers, fishermen, etc. I’ve had quite a few requests from them for advice on which case to use for their beloved DAPs while working. It took a bit of scouring, but I eventually found H2O Audio, a company that makes rugged, waterproof cases that are precisely suitable for the environments in… Read More

  • CrunchRace 2000

    CrunchRace 2000

    You did it! We’ve hit 2000 comments. The race has spanned about a week and has racked up over 1000 comments. You’re all winners, but only one of you gets a Nano. And that person is Brooke who will receive a shiny new first-gen 4GB iPod Nano. We’ll be in touch shortly with details on how to claim your Nano. Special thanks to Apple for providing the prize. Now that the contest is… Read More

  • Gyration GyroTransport Quick Look

    Here’s a quick video of the Gyration Gyrotransport in action. This $199 device will be out on Monday, September 18th. It’s extremely small and worked on both PC and Mac with absolutely no trouble – just plug it in and you’ve got an AIRMOUSE (!!!!). We’ll have a full review on Monday. Read More

  • Maxtor Fusion Hands-On

    Maxtor Fusion Hands-On

    As promised, I dug a little deeper into the Maxtor Fusion 500GB drive and I can report that as far as I’ve experienced, it’s one of the easiest ways to get your images and videos on the web. Aside from online services like PhotoBucket or .Mac, publishing content to the web has thus far been fraught with mystery and confusion. I love that I can publish my photos and video straight… Read More

 
  • Sonicare e9500 Hands-On

    Sonicare e9500 Hands-On

    Brushing your teeth is one of those morning activities that everyone has to do, but few people actually think about. It’s a mechanical motion. Sometimes I do it so absentmindedly, that I can’t remember if I’ve already done it until I realize that my mouth tastes like toothpaste. But for all the thought that doesn’t go into the process, the toothbrush is one of the more… Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchiation: The Verdict

    Six Degrees of Crunchiation: The Verdict

    Alright ladies and gents, the ballots are in and tabulated. Ashish was victorious with 83 votes, beating out Ben by only four. Peter finished last with 22 votes, better luck next time, buddy. You’re all winners in my book, but only one of you gets a brand new Kodak v603. I hope you all enjoyed the contest. We have more in the works. Stay tuned for those. Read More

  • Six Degrees of Crunchiation: Final Countdown

    Six Degrees of Crunchiation: Final Countdown

    Well guys, it’s the final stretch. Two more hours to vote. Ashish is currently in the lead, but the margin is narrow and upsets have a way of happening when the clock draws low. So mosey on over to this thread to cast your votes. Six Degrees of Crunchation: Democracy in Action Reminder Read More

  • Crunched Gear: Final Crunch

    Crunched Gear: Final Crunch

    Well boys and girls, our Crunched Gear competition is drawing to its staggeringly destructive conclusion. So far we’ve seen destroyed phones, exploded laptops, shattered iPods and other devices crunched beyond recognition, but I have a feeling there are still a few of you out there who haven’t yet entered. You have until noon (let’s say PST time) today to send your entries to… Read More

  • CrunchedGear: The Crunchiest

    CrunchedGear: The Crunchiest

    Alright everybody, it’s Friday and our CrunchedGear contest is in full swing. We’re looking for pictures of your most beaten up gear–cracked, smashed, destroyed, etc. The more broken, the better. Our lucky, or unlucky depending on how you look at it, winners can choose among a Norelco 7240XL or any of these items from Proporta: Proporta BlackBerry 8700 hard case Proporta screen… Read More

  • Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    Modded XBox360 in the Wild

    A buddy of mine, who shall remain nameless, has apparently completed a real XBox 360 mod. He’s at work right now, so he could discuss much, but he’s jiggered the laser to read cheaper media, flashed the firmware, and can now back up – ahem – his 360 games with reckless abandon. Apparently he used information from a certain website after purchasing 30 hardware mod chips that… Read More