Gift Guide – Stocking Stuffers

  • Review: Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5

    Review: Ultimate Ears Super.Fi 5

    Having recently been exposed to all sorts of high-end in-ear monitors from the likes of Shure and Etymotic, my ears are quite sensitive to craptacular headphones and low grade MP3s. The recently announced Super.Fi 5s from Ultimate Ears have been my weapon of choice the last two weeks in a variety of environments that include the streets of Manhattan, on multiple planes, working out and around the… Read More

  • Review: Jack Zatorski's Push Up Pro

    Review: Jack Zatorski's Push Up Pro

    Head over to your local drug store and, next to the other crap marked “As Seen on TV,” you’ll find these Push Up Pros – not to be confused with the Perfect Push-up which is essentially exactly the same device but with a padded hand-rest. But does it really work? Read More

  • Review: SimpleTech Signature 500GB external HDD

    Review: SimpleTech Signature 500GB external HDD

    This will be a quick one! What we have here is a dead-simple, compact 500GB external USB hard drive. To be honest there’s very little else to add. That won’t stop me from making you click through to hear about it, though. Read More

  • A trio of iPhone/iPod chargers for your perusal

    A trio of iPhone/iPod chargers for your perusal

    Quick Version: We take a look at three different iPhone/iPod chargers from Kensington, RichardSolo, and i.Sound, weighing the pros and cons of each. Read More

  • Review: Kensington ShareCentral 1 USB switch

    Review: Kensington ShareCentral 1 USB switch

    Short Version: Kensington’s “ShareCentral 1” provides an easy, hassle-free way to share a USB device between two computers. At $39.99, it’s not too expensive, either. Read More

  • Scared of the dark? Own an iPhone? Help has arrived

    Scared of the dark? Own an iPhone? Help has arrived

    Keep the Windows Mobile, Android, and Symbian goblins that live in your closet (waiting to destroy your iPhone) at bay with the Scosche “reviveLITE” – a nightlight and iPhone charger in one. It’ll also charge any dockable iPod players. It’s available in black or white and can be had for $39.99 at Scosche’s website. Might make a nice gift for that special child… Read More

  • Holiday Gift Idea: and for custom notebooks

    Holiday Gift Idea: and for custom notebooks

    When I was in Europe two weeks ago I fell in love with Moleskin notebooks. I know I am neither a college-age girl or a pretentious artist but these things are great. The paper is soft and thick, there’s a little pouch for your documents at the end, and they survived the abuse of me running around Paris doing research which is more than I can say for most reporters notebooks I’ve used. Read More

  • Review: Griffin AirCurve

    Review: Griffin AirCurve

    Short Version: An iPod amp that sounds great – until you try to use it. Read More

  • Review: De Profundis

    Review: De Profundis

    Quick Version: Mail-based role-playing for those who love the sound of many-tentacled hellbeasts in the darkness. Read More

  • Review: Belkin Coolstrip

    Review: Belkin Coolstrip

    Short Version: This thing goes under your laptop to keep it cool. It works and it’s great for a quick back massage mid-day. Read More

  • Review: Kensington 4-Port USB Charger

    Review: Kensington 4-Port USB Charger

    Short Version: The Kensington 4-Port USB Charger is an ideal solution for people toting multiple USB-powered gadgets who want to charge more than one of those gadgets at a time without looking for open USB ports and wall sockets. Read More

  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s USB Man!

    It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s USB Man!

    Here’s USB Man, a little guy that takes the ordinary and mundane task of sharing a USB port and makes all that the aforementioned activity entails ever so slightly less ordinary and mundane. The best part is that “his heart lights up to let you know he’s powered on.” Looking good, USB Man. He costs $27.99 at Read More

  • Review: Zlatoust Diver

    Review: Zlatoust Diver

    I wrote this up a few years ago but I thought it might be fun to bring it back for our Gift Guide. These things are massive. A friend of mine was wearing one out in the city with me and someone asked him the time. He checked his watch and bust out laughing because it’s like wearing Flava Flav’s watch on your wrist. Not quite a gag gift but close. There’s a product page at the end… Read More

  • Review: Kensington Portable Power Outlet

    Review: Kensington Portable Power Outlet

    Quick Version: This handy, compact, five-in-one power doodad from Kensington turns one outlet into three plug-ins and two USB charging ports for $24.99. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 4GB Bluetooth MP3 player for $39.99

    CrunchDeals: 4GB Bluetooth MP3 player for $39.99 is selling the refurbished 4GB Insignia Sport in red, black, and blue for $39.99 when you use code NS4V at checkout. The Sport is a fairly straightforward portable media device that plays music and videos and displays photos, but it’s also got an added feature that you won’t find on most other devices of its kind: Bluetooth. So if you’ve got some Bluetooth headphones… Read More

  • Review: SanDisk Sansa Clip

    Review: SanDisk Sansa Clip

    Quick Version: Starting at under $40, the Sansa Clip from SanDisk makes an excellent wearable MP3 player if you’re looking for something small that still has plenty of features. Read More

  • Review: Kidz Gear Headphones for Kids Short and sweet: Kidz Gear Headphones for Kids are just that: headphones for kids.  The cans fit little ears, and the swivel mounts allow for comfortable positioning.  Volume control on the cord, reasonable sound quality, and an affordable price make these a pretty good buy for Junior. Read More

  • Review: Kensington Media Sharing Cable

    Review: Kensington Media Sharing Cable

    Quick Version: Sometimes e-mailing files to yourself or dumping stuff onto a USB drive gets old. Kensington’s plug-and-play USB cable makes sharing files between two computers stupidly easy. If you’ve used a USB port before, you’re pretty much set. Read More

  • Review: FURminator Pet De-Shedding Tool

    Review: FURminator Pet De-Shedding Tool

    Sometimes, the simplest tools are the best: the wheel, the hammer, the chopstick. Today, we can add to that list the FURminator, the pet de-shedding tool. You might say “Oh, it’s just a pet brush.” Yes, it’s just a pet brush. It might be the best pet brush you’ll ever buy. Read More

  • Review: Black & Decker Power Monitor

    Review: Black & Decker Power Monitor

    If you’re anything like me, you have a slew of gadgets and a large electric bill. So when Black and Decker came out with their Power Monitor, I knew that this device was going to help raise awareness on how electricity was being used in my house. In order to use this, you will need access to your electric meter and a copy of your electric bill. You first mount the sensor around your electric… Read More