gift guide 2010

  • 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

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: Keybrids!


    Update: Contest is over! Thanks for all the entries, the winners have been notified via email! Happy holidays, everybody. The creator of the Keybrid key/keyring hybrid has donated a few for our use. These keys should be cuttable to fit most locks, and as you can see, it is also a keyring. I really don’t know what else to tell you… other than how you can win one. All you need to do… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: Mice Galore


    Update: Contest is over! Thanks for all the entries, the winners have been notified via email! Happy holidays, everybody. We’ve got more doodads to give away than there are days of Christmas, so we’re giving away a bunch of good stuff this weekend. I happen to have a big pile of mice on hand, and there’s no way I can possibly use them. Looking for a new mouse, or perhaps a… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: Sena Folio Leather iPad Cases


    Update: Contest is over! Thanks for all the entries, the winners have been notified via email! Happy holidays, everybody. My first encounter with the Sena Folio was a little embarrassing (for the case), though perhaps that one bit coming off was due to my superhuman strength. At any rate, their cases really are sexy and you should want one. Lucky for you they want to give a few away! There… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: The Element Cases iPhone/iPad Package

    This is something for you and something for someone you love without an iPhone 4. What Element Case is offering is a really nice package including two iPhone 3GS cases and a great Joule iPad stand in a custom color. Here’s the whole package: One Formula 3GS Case
    One Ion 3GS Case
    One Satin-nickel Joule with winner’s choice of liner colors
    One Joule zippered carrying case Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: Joby Gorillatorch Switchback

    Our 12 Days Of Christmas giveaway series is on overdrive this weekend as we fill our reader’s stockings with gifts, gadgets, and merriment. All of the contests this weekend run through Sunday night. It’s both a compact lantern and a high-performance 5 LED headlamp. How awesome is that? We didn’t even mention that the lumens are adjustable from 5 to 130 and there’s even… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: WickedLasers Arctic Laser and Tripod


    WickedLasers likes you. A lot. They want to give you an Arctic Spyder III Pro Arctic Blue Laser with tripod this weekend and you’re going to love it. I’m serious. How powerful are these things? This is the Spyder II I tested last year. http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=Q0eGx3MTpLhUlAFi9YfAGTJYcgToWhzO&version=2 How do you win? Good question. Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: Grid-It Organizer Giveaway

    Our 12 Days Of Christmas giveaway series is on overdrive this weekend as we fill our reader’s stockings with gifts, gadgets, and merriment. All of the contests this weekend run through Sunday night. Technically, the 3-Ring Binder Grid-It Organizer from Cocoon will not fit into most Christmas stockings. It’s big. If that bothers you, please, don’t feel that you have to enter… Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer Weekend: Joby GorillaPod Giveaway

    Our 12 Days Of Christmas giveaway series is on overdrive this weekend as we fill our reader’s stockings with gifts, gadgets, and merriment. All of the contests this weekend run through Sunday night. Mark this one under the “You’ve never known you’ve need this” category. Trust us, once you’ve used a GorillaPod, it will never leave your camera’s side. Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: Zune HD


    The Zune brand may be the whipping boy of the blog world, but everyone who’s ever gotten their hands on my Zune HD has been seriously impressed. You know why? Because it’s awesome. It’s got great battery life, a beautiful and intuitive interface, and you can buy and stream stuff right from the device. So we want to give one to you. It even comes with a month of Zune Pass… Read More

  • 9 Spectacular Tron Gifts For You And Yours

    Tron is here and it’s hard not to get excited about the sequel to one of the movies that defined the genre early on. Good thing Disney knows how to muck up a brand with merchandising and loose licensing agreements so there’s a world of Tron gear out there, just waiting for your credit card. So click through, fellow Tron-ite. There’s something here for nearly everyone… Read More

  • Android Gifts For Your Favorite Android Lovers

    Your wife/husband/SO/parole officer doesn’t need jewelry or clothing this Christmas: he/she needs a fluffy Android doll. Why? Because Android items are this season’s hot gift, that’s why, and you just be quiet. Read More

  • The Porsche Design Bobsled Is Here, Hope You Brought Your Credit Card

    This isn’t Porsche Design’s entrance into the world of sleds. That happened back in 2008 with the $480 aluminum sled that loosk more like something that a crafty dad would make than something from one of the top design firms ever. This time Porsche Design cut the price, and by the look of it, increased both the function and ergonomics. And yes, we’re talking about a sled… Read More

  • Review: DODOcase for the iPad

    Short Version: The Dodocase is about as close to perfection as iPad cases get. The materials are beautiful, and the craftsmanship is spectacular. It has a few quirks inherent to the materials used — but as long as you know what you’re buying, you’ll be happy. Also, this case could probably get you laid. Read More

  • The Luddite's Gift Guide

    With all the hur-de-hur about technological gadgets on these very pages, I submit to you that there is one subset of the community that is underserved by our constant reportage: the Luddite. To that end, I propose a short exploration of the Luddite’s psyche and suggest a few possible items for their consumption this Holiday period. The term Luddite comes from Ned Ludd, the mythical or… Read More

  • 12 Days of Christmas: Blank Label Custom Shirts

    We at CrunchGear want to make sure you’re dressed for success, or at least can go to Christmas Mass with your in-laws in something other than sweat pants and ironic t-shirts. To that end, as part of our 12 Days of Giveaways we’re giving away three gift certificates ($150, $100, and $50) for Blank Label, one of the design-your-own clothing services we’ve discussed this year. Read More

  • Get Equipped With Mega Man E-Tank Mug


    I always wondered what was in those things. Mega Man must have been wired 24/7. No wonder he could jump so high! $9 at ThinkGeek. Samus has these, too. But why can’t she just get an espresso machine attachment for her suit? [via TinyCartridge and Go Nintendo] Read More

  • Seven Tasteful Gifts For Kindle Owners And/Or Lovers

    Kindles are fantastic devices, but they can’t live alone. They need cases, lights, and other  items to complete the experience. We’ve rounded up seven of the best around items that are must-have accessories and could be the perfect gift for the Kindle lover in your life. Best of all, they’re not all that expensive and if you act quick, Amazon should be able to get most of… Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: Sceptre 24-inch LED PC Monitor

    Everyone needs a bit more workspace, right? You know Santa doesn’t slum with a 19-inch monitor anymore. That’s why we’re giving away a brand new 24-inch LED monitor from Sceptre. 2ms response time, 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a 1920 x 1080 panel — yessir, this will certainly bright up your holidays. The retail sticker on this ultra-thin, ultra-fast bad boy is… Read More

  • 12 Days Of Christmas: Razer Starcraft II Gear Set


    Update! We have a winner, who should be receiving an email right about now! Thanks for all the entries, and thanks for reading! Bonus giveaway because I forgot what day it is! Got a Starcraft fan in the family? Zerg them with gifts this season courtesy of Razer, whose SCII gear we scoped some time back. They worked with the Blizzard team to make these things extra-appropriate for the game… Read More