Gadget of the Week

  • Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

    Up Close With The Updated Iomega ix2 NAS Drive

    NAS drives are getting smarter and smarter, and the Iomega ix2 is no exception. Priced at $400 for 1TB, this compact drive is actually more of a mini-computer and features “apps” that allow it to become more than just a storage dump. I installed the drive on my home network and found it obviously quite easy to install and run. The version I test, a disk-less case that costs about… Read More

  • Fly or Die: AR.Drone 2.0

    Fly Or Die: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

    Let’s just cut to the chase. The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is awesome. Pricey? Sure — it’s $300. It’s a toy that costs as much as the smartphone you’d be controlling it with, but it’s a grown-up’s toy, and one that makes a jaded John Biggs very happy. This is far more than I can say for most of the gadgetry on the market today. But John’s opinion… Read More

  • Dell Finally Does An All-In-One PC Right (By Cloning The iMac)

    Dell Finally Does An All-In-One PC Right (By Cloning The iMac)

    Dell has sold various all-in-one computers for years. These systems were mostly insipid, humdrum computers not fit for anything other than being a family’s portal to Facebook. Even with touchscreens, Dell’s all-in-one systems failed to be serious contenders in the space. Enter the XPS One 27. Announced today and detailed by Engadget, this all-in-one-system is clone of the iMac. Read More

  • Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

    Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

    There are plenty of ways to get your flight school kicks with your smartphone or tablet — this missile shooting Griffin chopper comes to mind — but few manage to ooze as much style (or cost as much money) as Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0. Getting the thing ready to fly is surprisingly simple. Once you’ve popped the battery into place, and turned the thing on, the Drone creates… Read More

  • Gadget Of The Week: The Omega J8006 Juicer

    Gadget Of The Week: The Omega J8006 Juicer

    In this first installment of Gadget Of The Week I decided to try something a bit different. Rather than focus on some obscure cellphone or wonky laptop, I decided to take on one of the biggest questions in the average small and home office: which juicer should I buy? After trying a number of juicers – and investing in a few – I’m pleased to report that the Omega J8006 is… Read More

  • Apple Poised To Keep The “Pro” In MacBook Pro, Says Rumor

    Apple Poised To Keep The “Pro” In MacBook Pro, Says Rumor

    If the rumors pan out, Apple’s next MacBook Pro line will set the notebook world ablaze with a thinner chassis, USB 3.0 and a 15-inch high-resolution, so-called retina display. Of course it would pack the latest Intel silicon with rumors and logic pointing to an Ivy Bridge chipset. Sounding a different from the long-rumored 15-inch MacBook Air, this model, if it really exists, seems… Read More

  • Minuscule Microprojector Promises Bright, Touchable Displays Of The Future

    Minuscule Microprojector Promises Bright, Touchable Displays Of The Future

    These Fraunhofer microprojectors are still quite a ways off from being implemented into real phones, but the technology is certainly interesting. Based on an insect’s compound eye, the projector is a wafer of tiny LEDs that can twist and turn depending on position. This means there is no “keystoning” and the beams striking the surface will always be “crisp and… Read More

  • TC Gadgets PSA: Nickelodeon’s Gak And Floam Are Back

    TC Gadgets PSA: Nickelodeon’s Gak And Floam Are Back

    If you’re thinking of a gift for mom, you probably can’t go wrong with Nickelodeon’s Gak or Floam, two toys made back in the 1990s. Gak is, as the name suggests, a sloppy sort of slime while floam is the same slime with foam balls suspended inside. The toys cost $6.99 each and are available now. Read More

  • To 4G Or Not 4G? Apple Pulls “WiFi+4G” Branding For iPads

    To 4G Or Not 4G? Apple Pulls “WiFi+4G” Branding For iPads

    What is 4G? Many an armchair philosopher over the past few weeks has pondered this concept and now, thanks to a minor tempest caused by upset customers, Apple has changed their iPad branding from “WiFi+4G” to “WiFi+Cellular.” Although the iPads were compatible with US 4G networks, the iPads didn’t work with international 4G connections, thereby dropping a few… Read More

  • The Weekend Watch: de Grisogono Meccanico dG Watch Hands-On

    The Weekend Watch: de Grisogono Meccanico dG Watch Hands-On

    In the watch world the Meccanico dG watch is a bit of a legend. Originally debuted back in 2008, it helped bridge the gap between modern tech toys and high-end mechanical watches. The all-mechanical design features dual time displays. One, a standard analog dial. Second, a digital display that uses countless small parts to indicate a second time zone like the piece’s electronic cousins. Read More