gift guide 2010

 
  • Olive O6HD: An Audio Streaming System That Costs Quite A Bit

    Olive O6HD: An Audio Streaming System That Costs Quite A Bit

    Olive makes really nice, fairly expensive audio gear for audiophiles who still haven’t gone digital. While this is a shrinking market, I guess there are enough oldsters out there who still haven’t ripped their copy of A Farewell to Kings so this is for them. It’s basically a 2TB hard drive with built-in optical drive. You pop in a disk, it records the audio, and then plays it… Read More

  • DODOcase Now Available For The Kindle (Finally!)

    DODOcase Now Available For The Kindle (Finally!)

    DODOcase happens to be one of our fav iPad cases and so we’re more than pleased to pass along word that there’s now a Kindle case done up in the same handmade style. The Kindle case is available starting today for $49.95 with a red lining and $54.99 for any other color choice. Just like the iPad flavor, the Kindle one is handmade in SanFran through classic bookbinding techniques and… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Watchismo Picks 10 Coversation-Starting Watches

    CrunchDeals: Watchismo Picks 10 Coversation-Starting Watches

    Good old Watchismo has created a page of ten nice "conversation starters" for your shopping pleasure. My favorites are the Issey Miyake auto and the Phosphor E Ink watch. Read More

  • Just In Time For Breakfast: The Egg Cuber

    Just In Time For Breakfast: The Egg Cuber

    Say, for example, you're the kind of person who abhors curves. You're very linear, very Borg-like. Well, this is the egg cuber for you. For $5.99 you can hard boil your favorite ovoid objects into a squat little cube, forcing the cantilevered majesty of the your hen-fruit into the straight-edge box of conformity. Read More

  • Review: Motorola Defy On T-Mobile

    Review: Motorola Defy On T-Mobile

    Short version: Waterproof and attractive, the Defy is a solid smartphone with relatively rare selling points. It’s missing Froyo at the moment and MOTOBLUR isn’t for everyone, but I consider this thing a great value. Read More

  • Review: Dropcam Echo

    Review: Dropcam Echo

    When I first wrote about Dropcam I was fairly excited. Why? Because I had been looking for a simple DVR/security system for my home so I could see if the FedEx guy was at the door. Dropcam appeared, disappeared, and then was launched a few months ago. In the interim I started using a Linksys wireless cam and Vitamin D and that has worked extremely well and then Logitech came out with their Alert… Read More

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab On Sprint

    Review: Samsung Galaxy Tab On Sprint

    Short Version Android users rejoice! The same excellent operating system and interface you love in your phone is now housed in a stout and sturdy 7-inch case. Is it an iPad replacement? Potentially, but you're going to have to overlook some glaring problems. Read More

  • Review: Logitech Z515 Wireless Speaker System

    Review: Logitech Z515 Wireless Speaker System

    Short version: Simple, convenient, and sounds decent, but reception issues might limit its utility for you. Read More

  • Review: Gyration Air Mouse Elite (Now For Mac)

    Review: Gyration Air Mouse Elite (Now For Mac)

    Short version: A perfectly usable air mouse with the usual drawbacks, but simple and user-friendly configuration. A handy accessory for HTPCs and for those who just like to lean back. Read More

  • Review: Macbook Air 13-inch

    Review: Macbook Air 13-inch

    Short Version: There will be no pleasing either side of the Apple fanboy divide with this review so I’ll say it up front: If you’re looking for an alternative to a heavier Apple laptop – a MacBook Pro, say, or an Apple Powerbook 170 – and you travel, the MacBook Air is an excellent choice. If you rarely travel and/or are not a Mac fan, you will probably be better served by… Read More