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  • Review: Kensington Car Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone

    Review: Kensington Car Mount with Sound Amplified Cradle for iPhone

    Short Version: A solidly-built iPhone car dock whose unique, no-batteries-required sound amplification system actually works fairly well provided you get your phone’s microphone and speaker lined up correctly. Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer: Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger

    Stocking Stuffer: Kensington Travel Battery Pack and Charger

    The general idea behind most of Kensington’s products seems to be to perform one main task and then follow up with one or two secondary and thoughtful convergence features. In the case of the Travel Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod touch, you get a high-capacity backup battery that doubles as a horizontal stand for watching movies. Read More

  • DLO WallDock takes the cables out of iDevice charging

    DLO WallDock takes the cables out of iDevice charging

    I’ll go on record and say that $25 seems like a lot of money for something like this. It’s an intriguing idea, though, and might make a good stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift for the Apple fan in your life. Read More

  • Review: Dexim P-Flip Foldable Power Dock

    Review: Dexim P-Flip Foldable Power Dock

    Short Version: Equal parts backup battery and iPhone dock, Dexim’s $55 P-Flip Foldable Power Dock serves as a nice daily desk accessory and then easily pulls double duty as a portable travelling companion. Read More

  • The 5 Rules of Black Friday

    The 5 Rules of Black Friday

    Black Friday is almost here. It’s a great time to score some deals, but don’t go at it willy-nilly. Follow these 5 simple Black Friday rules to avoid the scams and wasting time. Read More

  • Amazon announces better battery life and native PDF support for the Kindle

    Amazon announces better battery life and native PDF support for the Kindle

    Amazon announced some major changes to their Kindle e-book reader today. Specifically, it stated that they’ve worked out a way to increase battery life by 85%. That means that the new firmware update will allow you to leave your Kindle on (with the wifi active) for about 7 days before you need to recharge. Additionally, the Kindle will now support Adobe’s PDF format natively. Read More

  • Bass in your face with the BassJump for MacBooks

    Bass in your face with the BassJump for MacBooks

    If there’s one thing I’ve always missed about MacBooks it’s the lack of gut-thumping bass. I mean the kind of bass that curdles your insides and causes them to blow out in a wet, pink slurry. I’m talking about bass that will make your parents come down into the basement and ask just what do you think you’re doing and then when they come down they’ll be all… Read More

  • iPhone Apps to keep you fit this Friday

    iPhone Apps to keep you fit this Friday

    Go ahead and take that second helping of bacon-broasted mashed potatoes and high-fat gravy this Thursday, friends, because even if your tummy gets big and round like a steamed black bean bun, there’s an app for that. Fitness apps for all!
    iPhone fitness apps have come a long way since Nike+iPod. The addition of GPS opened entirely new vistas for running and biking enthusiasts and the… Read More

  • Gift Guide 2009: Smartphones

    Gift Guide 2009: Smartphones

    [tab:Intro][flagallery gid=5 name="CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009"] Buying someone else a phone is risky business. Preferences vary, you’ve gotta get their carrier right… it’s a tough game. But if you’re down to make a gamble, we’re here to help. I’ve spent more time playing with new phones in the last year than anyone should ever spend with any phone ever, and… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Palm Pre for $80, Palm Pixi for $25 (free activation, too)

    CrunchDeals: Palm Pre for $80, Palm Pixi for $25 (free activation, too)

    Amazon is running a deal on the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi, selling the new-ish Sprint smartphones for $80 and $25, respectively, with a two-year contract and free activation. Read More

  • The second day of Peek-mas

    The second day of Peek-mas

    We’re giving away five Peek Protos this week, one a day, and we want you to ask us nicely for one so we can give you one. What I’m basically trying to say is that you should respond to this post with a comment (using your real e-mail address) and also follow CG on Twitter and watch the Gift Guide for more special things. Read More

  • Review: Jabra Halo Bluetooth stereo headphones

    Review: Jabra Halo Bluetooth stereo headphones

    I love wireless technology and will write-off a lot of its downfalls for the advantages. For instance, it doesn’t bother me that the audio quality of the Jabra Halo is sub-par, because they are wireless and very comfortable. Plus, I can deal with a lot of connection issues if I can eventually get it to connect, but the Jabra Halo headset failed me one too many times. Read More

  • Review: HTC Hero from Sprint

    Review: HTC Hero from Sprint


    It was written that a great Hero would rise from the East. He would be clothed in the sun and his unique user-interface would redefine the user experience for countless fans of social networking and his majesty would reign over all over Android phones forever. That Hero is here, and he’s on Sprint. I love the Hero, even in the form that the phone took in Sprint’s able hands. While… Read More

  • Review: Yubz MAGNUM Bluetooth speaker

    Review: Yubz MAGNUM Bluetooth speaker

    Bluetooth is one of those funny technologies that has an awful lot of potential, but with very few actually useful implementations. Bluetooth headsets are no longer cool. Bluetooth mice and keyboards are quickly becoming the de facto devices for this technology. What else is there? Well, friends, I’m here to tell you that the YUBZ MAGNUM is nearly perfect Bluetooth gadget. Read More

  • Review: Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 wireless headphones

    Review: Altec Lansing BackBeat 903 wireless headphones

    The era of stereo Bluetooth is upon us. While A2DP – essentially the part of Bluetooth that enables stereo transmission of audio – has been around for years, it’s taken Apple two years to get off its duff and add it to the iPhone Bluetooth stack and, me being an iPhone LUVR, it took me that long to actually pay attention to A2DP. I’ve tested wireless Bluetooth… Read More

  • Review: Jabra SP200 Bluetooth speakerphone

    Review: Jabra SP200 Bluetooth speakerphone

    Short version: The Jabra SP200 is huge Bluetooth speakerphone with extra large controls and extra loud volume. Read More

  • Quick Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour for iPhone

    Quick Review: Tiger Woods PGA Tour for iPhone

    For ten bucks, Tiger Woods PGA Tour on the iPhone/iPod touch is absolutely, hands-down, the best deal going when it comes to portable golf games. Read More

  • Review: Mophie iPhone 3G Juice Pack air

    Review: Mophie iPhone 3G Juice Pack air

    I can’t deny the fact that Mophie knows how to make stylish accessories for the iPhone, but after a lackluster experience with the original Juice Pack for the iPhone 3G I’m wondering if the air will fair any better. Quick Version: The Juice Pack air has an added bonus of being not only a reserve battery pack, but also a hard cover for your iPhone 3G. It doesn’t add too much… Read More