Doug Videos

  • Video Review: Snuggie Blanket

    The Snuggie Blanket – as seen on TV!!! – is a miracle of modern technology. See, it’s a blanket except it has arm holes. You stick your arms in the aforementioned arm holes and, boom, you’re wearing a Snuggie. Easy as falling in love. Read More

  • Video Review: Argosy HV675 MediaPlay

    Short Version: The HV675 walks the line between ease of use and speed when it comes to getting video content from your computer onto your TV. There’s no complicated networking to set up, no CDs or DVDs to burn, and most readily-available file formats will work just fine. Read More

  • Video: Sir Richard Branson in drag – oh, and Virgin America lands in Boston

    Doug Aamoth reporting from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. Today in the B terminal I saw some good-looking New England Patriots cheerleaders, a good-looking Maria Menounos, and then everything went all haywire when two guys in bumblebee tutus showed up followed by Richard Branson dressed like a patriotic psychiatrist’s wet dream. Read More

  • Review: Health Energy Potion

    Health Energy Potion is a tiny 1.69-ounce energy drink that resembles a health vial from a video game. And sure enough, the drink promises “to add +160 to gamers’ HP.” Video and review after the jump… Read More

  • Video Review: FyreTV

    FyreTV is a set top box that streams on-demand video (perhaps not the kind of video you’re thinking of) for $9.95 per month. The box itself is free and the monthly fee gets you 100 credits good for between 50 and 100 minutes of video (the kind of video only grown-ups should watch). Read More

  • So long, CES 2009

    We’re all officially home; safe and sound, tired and broken. Another year of not eating all day following by drinking all night, backpacks never leaving our shoulders, our fingers still involuntarily typing even though our notebooks have been shut down for hours. All in all, it was a good CES this year. Read More

  • Testing out the Barbie Digital Nail Printer

    Here’s Mattel’s “Barbie Digital Nail Printer” due out in August for an undetermined price. Which design will I choose for my own nail? Find out after the jump… Read More

  • LG and GotWind's solar+wind "SkyCharger" at CES

    Although CES is generously provided with outlets for our charging needs, I decided that the power that comes out of them, like everything else in Vegas, is dirty. So Doug and I headed over to the SkyCharger, a big solar- and wind-powered charging facility housed in a tent outside the central hall. Read More

  • CES Video: Closer look at the SanDisk Sansa slotRadio player

    Here’s a little demo of the SanDisk Sansa slotRadio player that we reported earlier. The basic gist is a $99 player loaded up with 1000 songs spanning various genres. You can also buy genre-specific microSD cards for $39.99 that come with 1000 songs too Read More

  • CES Video: Hands on with the MSI X320 netbook, plus pricing and availability info

    Netbook, notebook, call it whatever you want — the MSI X320 is slick city, my main man. Here’s a hands-on video and some photos of the device, plus info about pricing and availability. Read More

  • Review: EOS wireless audio system

    Short Version: The EOS wireless audio system is dead simple to set up and use, although a high price tag and so-so sound quality might keep some people away. Read More

  • Review: Clarity C900 cell phone for seniors

    Quick Version: The idea behind the Clarity C900 mobile phone is sound – big keys, bright display, loud ringer, emergency call button – but the interface might be a bit feature-heavy and confusing for most elderly users. Read More

  • Review: Medis 24/7 Power Pack fuel cell charger

    Short Version: The Medis 24/7 Power Pack makes for a good, easy-to-use emergency charging kit to keep in the car or for use anywhere without access to conventional power. At $30 to $50, it’s relatively inexpensive as long as you use it sparingly. Read More

  • Review: Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime for iPhone/iPod

    Quick Version: The $99.99 Pure-Fi Anytime is a good choice as an alarm clock and single-room speaker system. If you’ve got your life on your iPhone, you’ll appreciate this gadget as it pulls double duty as a bedside phone charger and music player. Read More

  • Review: Motorola Renegade V950 (Sprint)

    Quick Version: The Motorola Renegade V950 is a good choice for people who want a rugged phone with excellent call quality and push-to-talk capabilities. What’s more, Motorola and Sprint-Nextel manage to throw a little fun into the mix as well. Read More

  • Review: Penguin Home Soda Maker

    You probably don’t need an entire review to help you decide whether or not you want a soda-making machine, but if you’re at all interested in making your own carbonated beverages then the Penguin Home Soda Maker is a good bet. Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Lifecam Show webcam

    You’ll like it if you’re looking for a high-quality webcam with decent software, autofocus, and good low-light performance. But not if you’re a Mac user or you can’t justify spending $100 on a webcam for simple stuff like videoconferencing and short, quick videos. Full review (with video) after the jump… Read More

  • Review: Samsung SC-MX20 digital memory camcorder

    At $249, the Samsung SC-MX20 falls delicately between cheap flash-based camcorders and more expensive hard drive-based camcorders. It strips down some features that may not be necessary in the first place – high definition video, still photos, etc. – but adds something that most less expensive flash camcorders don’t have: an optical zoom. A big optical zoom, too, at 34x. Read More

  • Hands-on with the T-Mobile G1 Android phone

    Here’s a few minutes with the new G1. We didn’t get a chance to really dig into it because, let’s face it, you saw how impatient I got. Everyone else was waiting too. At any rate, I like the G1 and I’m gonna get one. I don’t care if I’m the only person in the world that buys one, I just want to be able to write my own apps without a lot of hassle. Stay tuned… Read More

  • Review: Pinnacle Video Transfer system

    The Pinnacle Video Transfer is a $99 device that promises easy one-touch recording to a myriad of devices including USB memory sticks and external hard drives as well as direct recording to the Sony PSP and iPod Video, Nano, and Classic devices. In short, it’s super easy and it works well. Read More