Gear

  • Flippid Matches Gear With Geeks, Free

    . Flippid is a different take on online person-to-person sales, utilizing both the instant-gratification of Craigslist and the navigation and searching of eBay, and adding a little Web 2.0 tagging action to boot. Sellers simply post an item they’re offering and how much they want for it. If a buyer likes the product and price, he/she can buy it right there. If not, the… Read More

  • iBreath Could Save You from DUI Ruination

    Another day, another seemingly useless iPod accessory. This thing serves 2 functions, FM transmitter and, more interestingly, breathalyser. The guys selling the iBreath are saying you should use it before you drive to find out if you’re actually sober enough to drive, but I have a feeling this is going to be used a lot more when your buddies are sitting around the apartment and… Read More

  • ATI TV Wonder 650 OTA HDTV Tuner

    episodes. I guess my question is this: how valuable is OTA HD to people? Would you get a tuner card just to PVR some HD sports every weekend? Discuss. Product Page [ATI via HDBeat] Read More

  • Microsoft Habu Mouse

    go to advertising a shiny mouse, but who are we to judge? This sucker has 2000 DPI resolution, has 7 programmable buttons, and an always-on mode so the mouse doesn’t go to sleep just as you’re trying to turn over that last important card in FreeCell. No price, but it will be available in October. Product Page [NotforNoobs via Gizmodo via RazerZone] Read More

  • InCharge Traveler

    and includes a wall wart as well as a car charger and an adapter for in-flight charging. Very basic and at $79.95 it’s fairly inexpensive. The InCharge Traveler is available now for pre-order. Product Page [XtremeMac] Read More

  • Wii to Cost a Wii $170

    I saw a dev-kit for the Wii and I can honestly say it’s a pretty compelling platform, especially with all the funny motion stuff. Not a dream come true just yet – the games I saw were in pre-production – but it was an interesting idea. Anyway, EA agrees and basically spilled the beans on the Wii’s price – $170. Not too shabby. Speaking exclusively to… Read More

  • Top 50 Mobile Phone Sites

    This is a pretty meta post, but it’s interesting news. It seems that Cingular is the most popular world cellphone website while ChinaMobile is #1 by a head, neck, and left shoulder. You then kind of peter out right around motorola. Mad4Mobile created the study and found that PhoneScoop – a personal favorite, is one of the better phone blogs out there. In this study we have picked… Read More

  • Naneu Pro Military-Ops Sierra Review

    While “carrying an SLR and laptop” aren’t usually considered military ops, at least according to the marine I know (Hi Chris!), the Naneu Pro Sierra bag is quite an original. Designed to hold both a camera and a laptop, the bag is compact and well-proportioned, allowing a 12-inch Powerbook and my Rebel XT to cohabitate like college virgins discovering the first taste… Read More

  • Logitech Audio Gear Hands-On

    We posted a bit about the coolness offered by Logitech including two Skype devices, a cordless phone and a speakerphone. We got a chance to take a look at their gear yesterday and were quite pleasantly surprised.
    The two headsets, a Bluetooth model and a wired model, are pretty standard. Each come with a dongle – one Bluetooth and one audio – and the quality and build are excellent. Read More

  • Lapinator Protects Your Jewels

    With all the buzz lately about exploding laptops and excruciatingly hot MacBooks, I suspect we’re going to start seeing a lot more products like this. The Lapinator is composed of the heat resistant 3M Thinsulate fiber and a comfy cross-linked molded foam bottom. Though it might not be too successful against the shrapnel of an exploding Dell battery, it looks like it should… Read More

  • Sirius Stiletto 100 Comes Unshod

    Sirius has produced its first fully-portable satellite radio receiver, and it is a gem. The Sirius Stiletto 100 hosts a bigger screen and an easy-to-use click wheel, putting the device in league with the more premium players. The pocket sized the player allows users to store up to 100 hours of music (MP3/WMAs), stream audio via WiFi connectivity and, you know, listen to Sirius content.. Read More

  • ASUS VX1 Lamborghini Notebook

    We’re not sure what kind of people buy Lamborghini-branded Notebooks. None of our friends have one and nobody we know is in the target market. But maybe that’s the point. Lambo owners are a selective crowd, and maybe it takes someone with lots of bucks to be able to plop down for a garishly-yellow $2,799 notebook. Marketing talk aside, this Intel Core Duo-based notebook has a… Read More

  • HP MediaSmart 37-inch LCD Media Center TV

    This 37-inch HDTV from HP retails for $2,699.99, which is a lot more than standard 37-inch LCD TVs. Why? Because it’s capable of streaming photos, music and video from any PC on the network to the TV—without having to buy separate gear. The TV can stream media over 802.11a/b/g and 100Mbps Ethernet, keeping the living room area computer-free, just the way the wife likes it. The… Read More

  • More Buttons by Logitech

    Logitech announced additions to their Cordless Desktop line-up. These new models will streamline the use of searching applications, images, and internet phone calls. The Logitech EasyCall Desktop will enable the user to effectively take internet phone calls at the PC without extra hardware. Utilizing a speakerphone and headset, this package reduces echoes and unwanted noise from the… Read More

  • GoBook XR-1: Ruggedized Ruggedness


    Itronix makes military grade hardware for heavy-duty missions and the GoBook XR-1 is no exception. This monster has up to three wireless systems including WWAN, built-in GPS, and “meets MIL STD 810F (military standard) ratings for drop/shock and vibration and the IP54 (ingress protection),” which I suspect means it’s hard to break unless the military does something with… Read More

  • Helio Stores are Coming

    MVNO cell phone provider Helio has announced plans to open a series of Helio-centric stores in several major US markets. The first will be located between the Apple Store and Banana Republic at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. As you can see from the render above, the store will sport some hip architecture courtesy of notable design firm Gensler. In addition to the flagship Santa… Read More

  • Bang & Olufsen BeoSystem 3 Stage Manager


    The Bang & Olufsen BeoSystem 3 Stage Manager is an aptly named device, since it can handle two surround-sound setups, multiple video outputs, and even lower the lights when your movie comes on. The BeoSystem 3 has two DVI outputs and four HDMI inputs for video, plus two separate 5.1 outputs that can be combined for a 7.1 system with dual subwoofers. Add to that HD DVD and Blu-ray… Read More

  • Insigna Amigo 2GB MP3 Player Video Preview

    DAPreview has a preview of the Insignia Amigo, the small flash-based MP3 player from Best Buy’s in house brand. It’s relatively cheap, at $99 and $129 for 1GB and 2GB respectively. Other than having MP3/WMA playback, there’s also a screen — something that the 1GB iPod Shuffle doesn’t quite muster. DAPreview video-previews the Insignia Amigo [DAPreview] Read More

  • Asus WL-700gE WiFi Router With 160GB Hard Drive, iTunes and Bittorrent Support

    This Asus WL-700gE wireless router goes above and beyond a normal router and acts like a simple Linux machine. The 160GB hard drive provides plenty of room for your bittorrent-downloaded DivX movies, and the USB2.0 interface lets you connect external storage for sharing on the network. There’s also a built in FTP server, DDNS support, Samba Server (for network file sharing), and… Read More

  • FPS Booster X3 5.25-inch Drive Bay Power Supply

    This FPS Booster X3 5.25-inch drive-mounted power supply is great for gamers with multiple PCI Express graphics cards or video editors that use a lot of hard drives. The power supply (PSU) fits into a normal 5.25-inch slot on the front of your machine, but has a two-pin power connector cable that goes through your machine, out the back through an empty PCI slot, and into the wall. The PSU… Read More