gift guide 2010

  • A New Tokyoflash Pocket Watch For The Tubercular Steampunk Dandy In Your Life

    A New Tokyoflash Pocket Watch For The Tubercular Steampunk Dandy In Your Life

    Planning a trip around the world in 80 days? Spending some time with the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? You’re going to need this $149 Tokyoflash, touchscreen pocket watch that, is as far as I can tell, unreadable by mere mortals. The watch comes in four colors and features a touch display to scroll through the dual-time, date, and alarm features. It’s cased in a nice steel… Read More

  • So, What Did You Get?

    So, What Did You Get?

    Good morning! Hope all is well.
    I’m sitting on the couch eating fake food from my daughter’s new
    plastic kitchen and my son is playing with a “Darda Power Loop
    Pyramid,” a completely mechanical race set that throws two light
    model cars through multiple loops. It’s actually very cool. I got a
    pasta maker and my wife made me labels for the wine I make. As far
    as I… Read More

  • The 12 Days Of Christmas Digital Storm Computer Giveaway Winner

    The 12 Days Of Christmas Digital Storm Computer Giveaway Winner

    Happy holidays, dear readers! From everyone here at CrunchGear, thank you for making 2010 a blockbuster year for us. Your daily allegiance to our little site does not go unnoticed and our 12 Days of Christmas giveaways were the very least we could do. Unfortunately we didn’t have enough gear to give everyone something. Sorry. You must know that we would give everyone something if… Read More

  • Open Thread: What Are You Doing Today?

    Shopping? Fighting? Dancing? Hugging? Working? Tell us! Remember, you can still win all sorts of crazy stuff today. We’re closing all of our contests tonight. Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: Nook Color Giveaway

    12 Days Of Christmas: Nook Color Giveaway

    Reading and books: probably the most fantastic gifts possible. That said, the Nook Color can do books, magazines, simple games, and browse the web all on an Android system. It’s been called an iPad light and that’s a great description, really. Normally these run $249.99 in Barnes & Nobel stores, but as the last item in our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway extravaganza… Read More

  • Keeping Christmas Green With A Couple Eco-Friendly Wrapping Tips

    Keeping Christmas Green With A Couple Eco-Friendly Wrapping Tips

    It’s almost Christmas, and if your family is anything like mine (I really don’t know how likely that is), there will be mile-high piles of wrapping paper and ribbon by noon on Saturday. We’ve tried to recycle paper and ribbons year-to-year, but there’s always more to be done to make sure your holiday cheer doesn’t take down more of the Amazon than it has to. Read More

  • Review: Roland R-05

    Short Version: The Roland R-05 is a pocket recorder for professionals and semi-pros looking to record voice and/or music live. It’s a far sight better than any smartphone recorder and the feature set, including effects, speed changers, and rudimentary editing including song splitting, is strong for a small, compact, $299 recorder. Read More

  • 12 Days of Christmas: Blu-Ray Player and a Redbox Subscription

    12 Days of Christmas: Blu-Ray Player and a Redbox Subscription

    Grab ringside seats to the death of optical media with one of three new Blu-ray players complete with 1 year of free Redbox rentals. The folks at Redbox, who are running some other kind of concurrent Blu-Ray promotion, want their business model to remain vaguely viable for at least the next few years so they want to ensure that you and yours are enjoying fine Blu-ray entertainment as… Read More

  • Review: 3M MP160 Pico Projector

    Review: 3M MP160 Pico Projector


    Short version: 3M’s MPro series puts on a little weight! It’s still smaller than a regular projector, but it’s chunkier than every pico projector out there. But it’s also bright and well-built. If you’re not bothered by its girth, this is a great option, though the whole class of devices is still pretty expensive. Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: Sony Bloggie Touch Giveaway

    12 Days Of Christmas: Sony Bloggie Touch Giveaway

    The Sony Bloggie camera is for taking pictures and videos with. It is my understanding that some people would be particularly interested in this hardware and so we are pleased to offer two of these items to two of our readers. Does that sound nice? Sure it does. Read More

  • The Handstand: An iPad Case… For Your Hand!

    Do you carry an iPad? Do you need it always stuck to your hand? This is the product for you. This $60 case protects and attaches your iPad to your hand, ensuring you can be “that guy” when people mention iPads. I ran this old girl through her paces and thanks to a very special assistant I discovered that having an iPad stuck to your appendage is not a fun way to live. This… Read More

  • Review: Microvision ShowWX+ Pico Projector

    Review: Microvision ShowWX+ Pico Projector


    Short version: It’s hard to beat the ShowWX on portability and convenience, but on brightness and image quality it falls short of the competition. Read More

  • Review: SteelSeries World Of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse

    Review: SteelSeries World Of Warcraft Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse

    SteelSeries’ second go at creating such a mouse, the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse (yes, it’s a mouthful) could make a fine gift this holiday season for the WoW player in your life. It certainly helps if said WoW player has hands the size of Andre the Giant’s. Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: OnLive Giveaway

    12 Days Of Christmas: OnLive Giveaway

    Been looking onto this whole OnLive gaming thing with a bit of curiosity? Well then, let the us here at CrunchGear play the part of Santa and put one under your Christmas tree this year. We’re giving away three OnLive gaming systems today and just like our other contests, a simple comment is all it takes to enter. Oh and we’ll take peanut butter chocolate chunk for the customary… Read More

  • 2010 In Review: Toys, Lots And Lots Of Toys

    2010 In Review: Toys, Lots And Lots Of Toys

    Sorry, we like toys around here and we don’t care what you think. Tonka trucks, robotic spiders and portable gaming systems should make everyone smile. These things are just for young kids anymore. Just think about the rage you can unleash on your office with a motorized Nerf gun. CrunchGear saw plenty of new toys in 2010 but the following video reviews were our favorite. Join us on a… Read More

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones: Denon, Able Planet, & AKG Models Compared

    Noise Cancelling Headphones: Denon, Able Planet, & AKG Models Compared

    Noise canceling headphones are a must. A must, I say. There is no way I’m riding in a disease-riddled airliner and listening to the guy behind me hack up tuberculosis. Hells no. I sit down, don some noise canceling headphones and pray the Almighty makes it painless. Any of the following three headphones feature noise cancellation that’s more than adequate but each one fails in… Read More

  • A Watch Gift Guide For The Ladies

    A Watch Gift Guide For The Ladies

    If you haven’t yet got the special lady in your life a gift for Christmas yet, don’t panic, you’ve still got time. Yes, time. A watch is a wonderful present that’s sure to bring a smile. Here are some options in a range of prices, from a stocking stuffer to the star of the show under the tree. Toy Watch
    In an array of combinations and colors worthy of your favorite… Read More

  • A Little Bling For Your Holiday: Hands On With Ulysee Nardin's $1.1 Million Watch

    Only a few more days ’til Christmas and time’s running out! This year, instead of mucking about with a pasta maker or a handsome bathrobe, why not tell the one you love how you really feel – with a violently expensive diamond-studded watch. This $1.1 million timepiece is covered in pave diamonds and sapphires and the entire torubillon movement is suspended on a plate of… Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: Boxee Box Giveaway

    12 Days Of Christmas: Boxee Box Giveaway

    The Boxee Box will certainly bring joy and merriment to your holiday. It is with out question one of my favorite gadgets of 2010 and so I’m really excited that we can give one away to a lucky reader. It’s a wonderful device that while not without faults, is still pleasing and fun to use. So how do you win one of these wonderful devices? Click through for the rules and instructions. Read More

  • 2010 In Review: Videos Where We Hoon Around In Cars

    2010 In Review: Videos Where We Hoon Around In Cars

    2010 marked the year where we here at CrunchGear finally started taking the technology in today’s hottest vehicles seriously. And why not, really? The infotainment stack and in-car technology systems within some vehicles are stunning. It’s remarkable to think that just nine years ago, XM Radio alone was considered the best you could get in a car. Now it’s nearly standard… Read More