Short version: It’s the same thing I reviewed a few months ago, but with wi-fi and an on-device store. They work as well as can be expected on an e-ink device. → Read More
If you’re anything like me, you love off-road ATV riding in the nude. Most of the time I’ve been safe and sound on my high perch above those four grinding wheels but sometimes I slide off into a rough patch and my dermis – which by now is a patchwork of scars and partially healed lacerations – faces some rough treatment. But not so my iPhone for it is kept inside a Trident Cyclops iPhone case, a… → Read More
A wooden crate is sitting in my not so large apartment. What, is this 1950 and I ordered a marble statue from Italy that came packed in hay? No, this is the first impression that Origin PC wants you to have after they ship a hand-built system to your home. The box looks like it was sent from that warehouse everyone dreams about exploring from the end of Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Stencil painted on… → Read More
Not sure what to get that World Of Warcraft player in your life? Here’s a list of 5 items (good or bad) that that’ll make that WoW player in your life happy (or sad). Either way, here’s a few things you can wrap and put under the tree — or give to them today along with the new expansion. Love and video games shouldn’t need a holiday, right? → Read More
I first got the Creative D5 and D200 speakers way back in June and have just gotten around to cracking them open and trying them out. It’s hard to write about a 2.0 speaker set simply because it’s not extremely super-exciting on the surface. However, if you’re looking for a good, wireless speaker system for the bedroom or kitchen, these are two kids that are worth looking into. → Read More
So the Galaxy Tab and a few other devices are just small enough to fit into a back pocket (some back pockets, anyway) but what about an iPad or similar device? Where are you supposed to put that, if you’re just going out to the store and don’t want to carry a bag, yet somehow still want to have your iPad with you?
My friend, allow me to introduce the Large Pocket Shirt. → Read More
Short Version: It’s easy to be dubious about Dyson – they are surprisingly pricey yet still look kind of cheap – but man do these things suck.
http://media.entertonement.com/embed/OpenEntPlayer.swfShort Drum Roll with Cymbal Crash sound clip drum roll sound clips → Read More
By potatochipscience.com You can learn how to make all of these things and more in Allen Kurzweil’s new book, Potato Chip Science. Frito-Lay’s recent decision to curtail production of its deafeningly crinkly biocompostable Sun Chips bag is a blow to environmentalists, who estimate that more than a trillion square inches of snack packaging (enough for the Christos to wrap all of Singapore)… → Read More
Logitech Harmony Remotes MSRP: $40 – $399 Product Page Good For: People with multiple AV devices, each with their own remote Not for: Luddites OEM remotes are little demons, set to hassle owners and confuse guests. They’re horrible and not one is worthy of its space on this earth. They get exorbitantly more painful when another one finds its way into the livingroom and joins the horde. → Read More
Picking our favorite things of 2010 is hard but picking our favorite reviews isn’t. Here are some of our best chunks of opinion, in no particular order, expressing the mirth and wisdom of the entire CG staff. Apple iPad So with this we begin my iPad review. I’ll tip my hand right now: My official opinion is to wait. The device, as it stands, is so close to the original iPhone that you get… → Read More
Our friends at Wishpond are offering $500 to the winner of this week’s super contest that you can win just by surfing the Internet. That’s right! Five hundred clams just for doing what you do every day anyway.
First, the Wishpond spiel:
Wishpond is a platform that powers a local product search engine and iPhone app.
As a consumer you can find what you want at both big-box retailers and small… → Read More
As part of our gift guide stuff this year we’re also doing something called “Our Favorite Things.” I think these things can be from all walks of life and not exclusively tech-y. In any event, one of my favorite things is the World Football Daily podcast. I know I’ve mentioned it before in passing, but I guess this is my opportunity to say why it’s one of my Favorite Things™. → Read More
Parker: The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke MSRP: $25 Product Page Good For: People who love thoughtful graphic novels like 100 Bullets and American Splendor Could Be Good For: Mystery and thriller fans. Not for: Anime fans The Outfit by Darwyn Cooke is based on Richard Stark’s Parker novels. Set in the roaring ’50s, Parker is a career criminal who only hurts the folks who deserve it. The… → Read More
My colleagues at CrunchGear tend to romanticize my lifestyle somewhat, and are convinced that I am the most egregious hipster on the planet. It’s true that I have a scruffy chin and hang out at dive bars a lot, but if they’d spent as much time as I on the mean streets of Seattle, they’d know just how mild my hipster qualities truly are. That said, I understand the species… → Read More
If you were alive in 1978 you’ll probably remember you couldn’t do much with a computer. The Altair had just hit the scene and BASIC was taking off but there was very little a kid of a certain age and predilection could do with this information. Luckily there were guys like David Ahl. Best of all? George Beker and David Ahl are offering a nice discount on the book. He wrote to us! → Read More
Stocking stuffers are a must. These little, often trivial items, can make or break a Christmas morning. Whether you’re shopping for a fledgling nerd-in-training or one with a bit more XP, these stocking stuffers will certainly bring them a bit of joy and happiness. All items are under $13, giving the frugal gift giver a bit of breathing room in your holiday budget. Even if you don’t… → Read More
Every year around this time, we rush to the toy store in search of bargains for the wee ones, hoping to find that one glorious item hidden among the picked-over dross that is a post-Black Friday Toys ‘R’ Us. But be warned, shoppers: all is not as it seems. You see, lurking in the depths of our nation’s toy shelves, are some of the worst, most horrific toys you can ever imagine… → Read More
Short version: A striking and powerful, but heavy and inconvenient, gaming mouse. Definitely unique, though. → Read More
WHAM! POW! BANG! You, too, can recreate Kick-Ass with the Citizen Walking Cane, a crazy cane that turns into a tonfa self-defense stick and lets you “learn how to disable and subdue an opponent in a flash of a second.” That’s right! A flash of a second! → Read More
These little gadgets are… very practical. I’m surprised this kind of thing isn’t more common. Basically you’ve just got one doodad with room for multiple cards of the same type. So if you need to duplicate or transfer files from one to the other, no middle step, you just plug ‘em both in to the USB thing and boom, you’re copying. → Read More
Oh man. I don’t know what it is about a finely crafted axe that I like so much. I should probably just stop there. But I can’t. I just love axes, and there’s nothing wrong with that. → Read More
PlayStation 3 controllers are pretty nice. However, these are just a little bit nicer. For $34.99 Nyko is offering the Raven PS3 controller in standard and alternate configurations with soft-feel grip and a 25-hour battery. The controllers allow you to swap buttons and the “alternate” configuration offers a swap of the left analog stick and the D-pad. → Read More
In case you want to keep recreating the dead-end dystopia that is Chiba Night City in your own home town, Tokyoflash has three great watches that will go well with the a seven-function force-feedback manipulator, cased in grubby pink plastic that replaced your arm. → Read More
Although I’m partial to old-school watches, these newer, hard-to-read-yet-stylish devices are tempting. The new Zub Zayu from Nooka features an interesting asymmetric design that may or may not feel right on your wrist. → Read More
Guys are easy to shop for. We’re pretty much content with anything — even socks. But don’t buy an outdoorsy guy a tie for Christmas. Sure, they might need one church and/or court appearances, but the seven gifts after the break are guaranteed to be on the top of their Santa wish list. There’s something at nearly every price point so, please, don’t drop the ball and… → Read More
Psssh. Black Friday. That’s nonsense. Cyber Monday is where it’s at. Well, at least that’s what online retailers would like us to believe. It seems true deals are scarce and instead, there are a whole bunch of standard sales posing as real deals on what’s supposed to be the biggest online shopping day ever. We did manage to dug up a few legitimate tech deals that are worth your time. Curious? Sure… → Read More
CAT IS NOT FOR SALE Our good friend Phil Torrone sent us this list of cool homebrew deals on Chumby devices, Adafruit boards, and other goodness. Fist, you’ve got some Chumby-powered devices that are actually little Linux PCs. The Infocast, for example, is $129 on Best Buy. This thing has an 800MHz processor and small screen and can be used either as a little info monitor or as a… → Read More
Get thee to the Applery! Apple’s Black Friday deals are now up and you can grab: $101 off Macs including the iMac, MacBook Air, and MacBook $41 off of the iPad and the iPod Touch $21 off of the iPod Nano Free shipping on all Apple goodness A few more deals after the jump. → Read More