gift guide 2011

  • Welcome To The TechCrunch 2011 Gift Guide

    Welcome To The TechCrunch 2011 Gift Guide

    We've been posting quite a few products over the past few weeks, starting with our exciting and inviting Bag Week, and now our nefarious mission has become clear: welcome to TechCrunch Gadgets' 2011 Gift Guide, a series of posts dedicated to how to shop for folks you love/like this holiday season. Read More

  • Review: Super Mario 3D Land For The 3DS

    Review: Super Mario 3D Land For The 3DS

    It's not hard to love Mario. He's had his ups and downs - what, for example, was the deal with Paper Mario? And Super Mario Strikers was pretty hard to love - but darn it if the little guy doesn't keep coming back for more and keeps you, at the very least, entertained. Super Mario 3D Land is the latest in the Mario saga. The story is fairly typical - something was stolen (a lot of leaves) and… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Laptops Are A Geek’s Best Friend

    When it comes to gift-giving, there are a few presents that siimply go above and beyond. Getting a first car on your sixteenth birthday (if you're so lucky) is one of those moments, and some young couples are even lucky enough to get a house as a wedding present. But after a house and a car, a brand new laptop is probably the best gift you can get. We've compiled a list of notebooks ranging in… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Six Household Gifts For You And Yours

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Six Household Gifts For You And Yours

    Home is where the heart is. It's also the place where most people will live and die so give a gift that will make someone's life a bit easier (or fun). No one wants a $20 coffee pot for Christmas. But yet there are still some awesome household items that will certainly produce a smile Christmas morning. The six following items range in price from $10 to $400. There's something here for everyone. Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Five Phones To Take Into 2012

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: Five Phones To Take Into 2012

    The holiday season is upon us, and no gift keeps on giving quite like a smartphone. Think about it — there's probably nothing in your dear friend or family member's life that he or she will use on a regular basis more than their trusty new smartphone. And if you happen to be a super controlling boyfriend or girlfriend, just think of this spent cash as the best possible way to keep dibs on… Read More

  • 2011 Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Audio/Video Gifts That Will Light Up The Holidays

    2011 Holiday Gift Guide: 6 Audio/Video Gifts That Will Light Up The Holidays

    There may be no greater gift than a quality piece of home entertainment equipment. I mean that, too. Forget train sets, diamonds and puppies. Everyone wants entertainment this holiday season and we've rounded up six solid bets ranging in price from $40 to $600. There's something here for everyone including your great aunt or boyfriend that already has everything. Read More

  • Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    Bag Week Review: The Chrome Anton

    What is it? Is it a messenger bag? Is it a briefcase? How about both? Chrome's Anton laptop bag is equal parts business and play. It comes in both green and black and has a real military feel to it, at least in army green. It may not have the most pockets, or be the lightest bag I've toted around, but I can't help but love it. You can tell the user was in mind during the design process, as proven… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Timbuk2 Swig Backpack

    Bag Week Review: Timbuk2 Swig Backpack

    I chose this bag because it's a bit smaller than the other ones I tested this week and it could be good for a younger person or a svelte, slim lady/man about town. It is a fairly standard backpack but is nicely outfitted with a number of useful features including, but not limited to, a bottle opener, a side zipper to access your laptop, a bottle opener, and a bottle opener. I'm starting to love… Read More

  • Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    Bag Week Review: Incase Alloy Messenger Bag

    What is it? So you've already heard about the Incase Alloy Series Compact Backpack, and perhaps you felt that the style was super slick but you tend to prefer messenger bags over backpacks. Well, no worries. Incase has a space pack for every need, including the Alloy Messenger Bag. It's got the same silvery metallic finish, and fits just as much of your junk, but can be tossed over one shoulder… Read More

  • Review: Saddleback Leather Thin Briefcase

    Review: Saddleback Leather Thin Briefcase

    We covered Saddleback Leather's products last year and we thought it would be fun to bring these guys back on stage one more time for an encore. As you can see from the images, these are, in a sense, your grandpa's bags. They are made of thick, old-world, heavily-stitched leather and feature heavy duty hardware, delicate pigskin lining, and a lot of polish. While I wouldn't go as far as to say… Read More