gadget

  • Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

    Doorbot Becomes Ring, A Home Security Solution That Also Greets Your Visitors

    After a successful crowdfunding campaign that raised $250,000 and a first-generation product that promised remote viewing of anyone coming to your front door over your home network, Doorbot is rebranding as Ring, and introduced redesigned hardware with more of a focus on home security, and a design that should help it better fit in with its surroundings and compliment existing house design… Read More

  • Watch A Wind-Powered Child’s Toy Evolve Into A Low-Cost Minefield Clearing Machine

    Watch A Wind-Powered Child’s Toy Evolve Into A Low-Cost Minefield Clearing Machine

    It costs $1,200 to clear a single landmine. But Afghan designer Massoud Hassani has created a device that costs just $50 and can clear two or three mines in a single trip. In the video above, you can see how his elegant design was inspired by a childhood spent navigating minefields in Afghanistan, and how a simple child’s toy acted as the catalyst for an invention that could change… Read More

  • Google Wages War With Apple And The Rest Of The Tablet Industry, Unleashes Impressive Nexus 7 +Mobile

    Google Wages War With Apple And The Rest Of The Tablet Industry, Unleashes Impressive Nexus 7 +Mobile

    In July, after the Google I/O developer event, I reviewed the newly unveiled Nexus 7 tablet after using it for a bit. Most people fired off snap reactions about their thoughts, but I decided to put it through its paces, and I’m glad that I did. Another guy who took some time to sort out his thoughts was our very own MG Siegler. I also wrote a review about the Nexus 10 recently, the… Read More

  • Portable Solar Panel Keeps USB Gadgets And Cell Phones Charged Off The Grid

    A new charger from Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies can help power your gadgets when there’s nowhere to plug into but the sun. The Sunbox USB has a panel that can be attached outside of a house or tent that connects to a box with several charging ports. Horizon claims the unit can power an LED light included with the device for as long as 11 hours, so long as the panel sees the six to… Read More

  • Move over Humping USB Dogs. Here comes the Dodobongo USB Dog.

    The Humping USB Dogs became so popular 2 or 3 years ago that the maker, Japan-based Cube, not only started selling the silly things internationally but also added a plethora of other animals to the line-up. And now, the same company has another USB-powered gadget ready, the so-called Dodobongo USB dog. Read More

  • Review: BlackRapid RS-4

    A camera strap is just one of those things; you have to have the “right one” that works for you, or you’ll go crazy. I bought a new Nikon not too long ago, and during a trip to the San Francisco Zoo discovered that what was a minor irritation, turned into a major pain in the neck with extended wear (pun intended). By the end of the 2 hour walk-through the strap had rubbed my… Read More

  • Pardon my Engrish: RicT-007 AVRA

    Here’s a perfect companion to your Lolex watch and Mike shoe collection: the RicT-007 AVRA. It is basically a craptacular Motorola AURA clone. And when I mean craptacular, I mean aside from the looks, it is utter trash. Just look at the specs. Read More

  • Add exact smidgens to your gumbo with this cyber-spoon


    It’s true, anything can be improved. Some clever designer has created what could be the penultimate kitchen gadget. The digital spoon. The issue is, while for general cooking, you can use volume measuring. Normally, just using that one cup measure isn’t going to cause problems. However when you get into more gourmet usage of high end spices, it just doesn’t cut it. So you… Read More

  • My Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy appearance

    Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy are a pair of wacky radio personalities who stream on-line and in Atlanta over the air. They like to have me on because a) I know about gadgets and b) I’m fat, so they can try some of their tricks on me. Last week I went on to talk about all sorts of things including the iPod Touch, the Fitbit, and how I look like a polar bear on land but glide like a seal in… Read More

  • This Is A Really

    Good gadget review video. I’m sure you feel like this every time you watch John in his BRASIL shirt. Crappy Gadget Reviews [YouTube] Read More

  • Gadget Spotter: Whodunnit Edition


    1) The folks at Flickr are going to freak when they see these photos. Because of the speed in which the questions were answered last week, this week’s screen caps are going to be a bit harder (Don’t worry, I’ll post some clues later). Also, I’ve decided that it’s impossible to watch so much TV in one week, so while I’ll try to take caps from episodes that… Read More

  • But Will These Gadgets Pass Airport Screening?

    Dethroner has posted a Top 10 list of essential gadgets for traveling. Some of them, like the Voltaic Solar Backpack, are familiar goodies that have been seen around the blogosphere. Others, like the SteriPen and Nera WorldPro 100M are actually pretty innovative. But a list of travel gadgets should not be complete without some airline-related fun. The Apple MagSafe Airline Adapter springs to… Read More

  • Gadget Spotter: Bloody iPod Edition


    Ooo! So gruesome. How could they do that?! I’m starting a new feature on weekends called Gadget Spotter. Basically, I’m going to put my obsessive TV watching to good use. Every weekend, I’ll post some screen caps of gadgets used in action on various TV shows the previous week. It’s up to you to give me the name of the show, who is using it and the make/model of the device. Read More

  • Clocky Is Now Shipping!

    In all likelihood, when you first came across Clocky, it was still just a project from the mind of MIT student Guari Nanda. Now Clocky has grown into a full-fledged product and I totally want one! It works just like a normal alarm clock except that if you hit that snooze button, Clocky is going to roll away from you so that you’re forced to wake up and find it. You can snag one now for… Read More

  • Voice Changing Kit Allows For Maximum Cheap Thrills

    You know damn well every time you watch Star Wars, you wish you could talk like Darth Vader. Creepy voice, vocoder in full effect: you’d be the talk of the town. Well now a cheap little DIY voice changing kit will allow you to live out your geek fantasy. The MK171 Digital Voice Changer Kit costs a mere $12.95 and comes with a built-in mic. All you need is a 9V battery and an enclosure… Read More

  • Otterbox Your 2G Nano


    Another day, another iPod case. However, this one’s from Otterbox, which specializes in cases to do more than just prevent some scratches. The new 2G iPod nano case features an airtight seal for keeping out all Mother Nature has to offer, including full water protection. And it’s rugged design protects your nano from falls and scratches. It’s not exactly slim, so if… Read More

  • ADS Tech's Instant Video To-Go Converts Video For Mobile Devices


    See how happy this girl is? It’s because she used ADS Tech’s Instant Video To-Go to transfer video from her Windows PC to her portable video player, such as an Apple iPod or Sony PSP. Instead of using software alone to handle the conversion, ADS set it up so that this USB drive does the H.264 conversion instead. The hardware-based coversion is up to five times faster than relying… Read More

  • Keep Your Crap In Order With Flic

    Not to be confused with a popular photo-sharing service, Flic is a sweet little $200 gadget that will really make the movie or CD lover in your inner circle gleam with happiness. Though a bit costly, what Flic can do is invaluable to those of you with a big CD or DVD collection. Basically, you just scan barcodes on the back of your stuff with Flic then use the accompanying software to organize… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq MixLab Makes You An Instant DJ


    If you’ve been itching to start creating your own electronic music or DJing, but aren’t really sure where to start, definitely check out the $99 M-Audio Torq MixLab. The hardware/software solution, that works with Windows and Mac, gives you full control over mixing and mashing up your digital music collection. The Torq LE software will simultaneously import two songs and then… Read More

  • Your Friendly Electronic Bartender

    This new gadget tells you how to make 500 different cocktails. It tells you what occasions what cocktails are good for. It even tells you what kind of glass to put it in. It’s available at Hollywood Gadgets for $29.95. But it only looks like a flask, and there’s that whole internet thing where I can go for free and find out what drinks I can make with the ingredients I already have. Read More