Gear

  • Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

    Samsung’s New Gear S Smartwatch Features A Curved Screen And 3G Connectivity

    Samsung officially takes the cake when it comes to launching smartwatches: It just announced the Samsung Gear S, its billionth smartwatch device launching this year. The Gear S has a few hallmarks that set it apart from the crowd, however, including a curved Super AMOLED display, which has a 2-inch diagonal measurement and 360×480 resolution, and a built-in 3G modem, which can let the… Read More

  • Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

    Samsung Is Looking For Some Good Wearable Developers

    At Samsung’s MWC Developer Day today, the company introduced several software development kits with the hope of luring developers to its platforms. Among the kits were several aimed at the company’s just-announced wearables including the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. Samsung needs 3rd party developers to make these products successful. Dr. Won-Pyo Hong, president and head of the Media… Read More

  • Make It Sing

    Make It Sing

    Between you and many of the things you use every day, there is a complicated but elegant feedback loop, a physical dialogue, the topic of which is harmony of operation. The relationship that you build with a device is a self-optimizing relationship. First you make it speak, then you make it sing. Why does this matter? Because so few of the devices we are adopting today will ever sing like that. Read More

  • Gift Guide: The Tech-Loving Outdoors Enthusiast

    Gift Guide: The Tech-Loving Outdoors Enthusiast

    Technology and nature seem in constant conflict, but they can be better together. And tech enthusiasts aren’t by default mutually exclusive with people who love the outdoors, which is why we’ve put together a whole gift guide featuring stuff that scratches that techie itch but also should help you conquer (or live in peaceful harmony with, if that’s what you’re… Read More

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Ads Show A Dated Device, Not A Futuristic One

    Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Ads Show A Dated Device, Not A Futuristic One

    Even Samsung thinks its Galaxy Gear is anachronistic – at least if the commercials are to be believed. New ads for the new Samsung Galaxy Gear that popped up on the company’s official YouTube page this weekend are supposed to be an exercise in wish fulfillment, but they end up showing off a company and design mentality that’s been stuck in the same gear for 20 or 30 years. Read More

  • Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

    Samsung Reportedly Introducing Galaxy Gear Android Smartphone Wristwatch In September

    What’s weird about reporting on the potential introduction of smartphone watches is that they actually aren’t anything new – every few years it seems some OEM comes up with a wrist-mounted phone that makes for an interesting demo but doesn’t go anywhere, like the LG GD910, for instance, the talk of CES 2009. Samsung readying a smartphone watch for a September 4… Read More

  • Essential Gear for the Outdoor Photographer


    Now that winter is drawing to a close in most of the country (it’s still snowing here in the Sierra Nevadas), it’s time to think about getting out and taking more pictures. As a photography enthusiast, I know there’s a few things that I consider critical whenever I’m out shooting, things are I don’t leave home without. Read More

  • Kinekt gear ring. It spins!

    Quite possibly the coolest ring we’ve seen in a long time. Maybe ever. It might not be as functional as my bottle opener ring, but this gear ring from Kinekt Design will certainly be more entertaining. Read More

  • Chrome and PBR link up for Limited Edition Citizen PBR messenger bag

    What happens when you mix one of the best ‘budget’ beers with the best messenger bag company in the biz? The best messenger bag of all time! That’s right, friends, Chrome is giving away one (or maybe more than one, I don’t know) LE Citizen PBR bag. How do you win? I’m glad you asked because it’s the easiest contest I’ve ever come across. Sign up… Read More

  • Nixon Ground Swell surf pack

    I’m in the market for a new surf pack and Nixon’s Ground Swell just might fit the bill. It’s only $70 and comes with a waterproof wetsuit pocket that can be accessed via a side zipper. The outer shell and zippers are also waterproof. I’m sure I can stuff a shortie in there, but what about my 4/3 wetty? Nixon via Uncrate Read More

  • Chrome Soyuz: hardcore gear for the hardcore nerd

    Unlike Timbuk2 or Manhattan Portage, San Francisco-based Chrome has managed to stick to their core roots without sacrificing their souls to make diaper bags and yoga mat holders just to make an extra buck. It’s inevitable, though, that after 14 years Chrome would expand their line of bags to include those of us that aren’t as hardcore as the couriers biking around cities like… Read More

  • Gear and its boy

    It’s Down the Rabbit Hole Day, a day when you’re supposed to adopt a different blogging style. Cory at BB did a great job in his post about junk so I’ll give it a try as well and be a little more personal. I’ve written a little about how I got into gadgets, writing, and gadget writing but I’d like to explore that a bit today, mostly for my own edification and… Read More

  • Best Product Name of CES 2009 Award goes to…

    The gear these Austrian ladies are selling is pretty cool. It’s a bunch of straps and bags for all your gadgets that wrap around your body like a bandolier. But what are they called? I’m glad you asked. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Quiksilver Opus jacket now half off

    I’d like to think I had something to do with this. Heh. The Opus jacket is now only $200, which is half of what it was when I reviewed it. It’s a still a bit spendy, but I wholeheartedly endorse it. Product Page Read More

  • Belkin FlyThru laptop case now available

    Joining the TSA Checkpoint-Friendly fray today is Belkin’s FlyThru laptop case. It holds a laptop with a screen up to 15.4-inches and retails for $60. Product Page Read More

  • Review: Kata DR-467 Digital Rucksack

    I can’t help but compare Kata’s ‘digital rucksack’ to the Lowepro Fastpack I reviewed earlier this year. Its looks, features, and price are similar, but it all boils down to personal preference and what you’re looking to do with it. My initial reaction when the Kata made it into the office was that it was a cheap knockoff of the aforementioned Lowepro, but after a… Read More

  • Lowepro Primus AW is the most eco-friendly camera bag


    I’m really digging on Lowepro’s gear lately. The Fastpack I reviewed a couple months back is still in great shape. I’ve got the Flipside, which is fantastic. I still have to do a formal review on it, but it’s phenomenal. Anyway, this being Green Week for us, I thought I’d share the Primus AW with you all. It’s Lowepro’s most eco-friendly pack and… Read More

  • Gallery: Revenge on the gear you hate

    Sometimes our technology just doesn’t do for us what we want it to. Whether it’s the software going haywire or the hardware malfunctioning, our gear can sometimes be frustrating. Most of us have had fantasies about throwing our laptop out of a window or shooting that smartphone with a gun, but leave it to Wired to put together a collection of people who’ve done just that. Read More

  • Rickshaw Bags shipping in May

    [photopress:rickshaw.png,full,pp_image] Recently launched at TED 2k8 is SF-based Rickshaw bagworks and I’ve just received word that they’ll be shipping bags out in May. I can’t vouch for the quality of said bags, but we’ll get a few into CG and test em out. Rickshaw Read More

  • Review: LowePro Fastpack 250 backpack

    It seems my never-ending quest for the ultimate gear bag has come to an end. LowePro, purveyors of everything camera related, appears to be the definitive winner at the moment. I’ve been testing out the Fastpack backpack over the last couple weeks and it’s been a great experience. It’s meant to be a photographers gear bag, but I’ve found that all the pockets for lenses… Read More

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