holidays 2007

  • CrunchGear's 2007 Year-End review round-up

    It’s the end of the year, and we’ve covered a lot of ground in the last 12 months, much of it with snarky reviews. Let’s look back, shall we, at a handful of these reviews, just for fun. We’ve seeen phones, cameras, iPods, cases, and combinations thereof. These items we liked (usually), and we think you’ll like them, too. The rest can be found here or here. Read More

  • T-Mobile keeps on giving

    No disrespect to the original, but BHIC does a damn good job here. Give it a minute before you hit the jump for the one and only. Looking to switch carriers? T-mobile near the top of the list? Well, the deal just got sweeter because they’re waiving the $35 activation fee for n00bs until the end of the year. So scoot on over to your local store or check out the site. The Curve, Sidekick… Read More

  • What did you get?

    What did you get?

    Tell CG what you got for Christmas! I got a Noon Solar bag and Omega GMT Seamaster. My son got this crazy hot wheels thing with a dragon that knocks a car off of a track. I remember when my parents used to give us twigs and dirt. Those, my friends, were the days. Read More

  • Have a great night

    Have a great night

    Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night. From all of us at CG to all of you in TV-land, here’s to a great year gone by and a great year ahead. We couldn’t have done it without you. Now, let’s hear it for the CG team: Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Picknik, the online photo editor

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Picknik, the online photo editor

    Hate opening Photoshop, that resource hog, just to resize an image? Me, too! That’s why I use Picnik, an online photo editor that uses the magic of Web 2.0 to—get this—edit photos. It can grab photos from your Flickr, Facebook, Picassa, Photobucket and Webshots account, or edit photos you have on your computer. There’s a premium version, too, that, for $25 a year, gets… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Onkyo HT-SR800 all-in-one home theater

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Onkyo HT-SR800 all-in-one home theater

    It may be a little late to be recommending things for Christmas, but if you find yourself with a couple of extra dollars come tomorrow and have been in the market for a decent sound system and you live in an apartment, then I’d recommend you check out the Onkyo HT-SR800. It’s one of those all-in-one home theater deals, only it doesn’t suck (according to some of the folks over… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: "Blade Runner: Final Cut"

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: "Blade Runner: Final Cut"

    Check the calendar, last-minute Christmas shopper. You’ve only four days (if you count today) till D-Day, so here’s a gift that should be easy to find at pretty much any retailer: “Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector’s Edition).” This is the final, that’s-all-she-wrote version of the cult classic starring Harrison Ford. Director Ridley Scott and some… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Van Damme in "Timecop"

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Van Damme in "Timecop"

    Do I really need to endorse this one? It’s Van Damme in HD. Sure, it’s not his best movie (“Blood Sport” gets my vote), but it’s in HD! He does the splits as he does in every movie. Pick up Universal’s “Timecop”, you know you want to. Amazon Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation/Review: Rain Design's mStand

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation/Review: Rain Design's mStand

    <img src="http://old.crunchgear.com/wp-content/pbucket/work to the outside world is from a laptop. I'm hunched over pecking at the keyboard all day and my body's once supreme alignment is no longer. I really need to start taking care of myself better or I'll end up like Biggs and I wouldn't wish that upon my own worst enemy. There are a plethora of laptop stands on… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: XtremeMac's XtremeHD HDMI switcher

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: XtremeMac's XtremeHD HDMI switcher

    I really love home theater stuff. I’m a nerd for it. And that means that, perhaps like you, I’ve run out of HDMI ports for my gear. My TV has but one, and I’ve got three different devices that vie for it, much the same as how girls vie for my attention. The solution is the XtremeHD HDMI switcher by the geniuses over at XtremeMac. Looking very much like my Apple TV, the… Read More

  • Japanese Wi-Fi finding watch!

    Japanese Wi-Fi finding watch!

    It’s a pretty decent looking digital watch that also happens to be a Wi-Fi hotspot locator. Oh how’d I’d love to have one of these! Sorry, this is a geeks-only device, and it’s $30 on Think Geek. Wi-Fi finding watch [Think Geek, thanks, Ro!] Read More

  • Dear Mom: KITT is up on eBay

    Dear Mom: KITT is up on eBay

    I know you read this blog, Mom, to keep tabs on me. And because you’re proud that I’m the only guy here yet to make dick jokes, so I’d like to draw your attention to an auction on eBay. You might remember when growing up that Knight Rider was one of my favorite shows after the Dukes of Hazzard and The A-Team. I always wanted to drive KITT, and now I can. See, KITT is up… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: My Word Coach for the DS, Wii

    in my holiday gift guide, but the more I play it the more I realize what an exceptional game it is. When you first play you are put through an evaluation process to determine your Expression Potential, which is a score that represents your ability to use and command the English language. You get to pick one of four coaches who focus on different aspects of the language and help you to… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Visit the TerraPass store

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Visit the TerraPass store

    are $34.95. Even when things are in sleep mode or turned off they’re still using up juice and costing you cents every day so maybe the Smart Strip would do you some good. It says it will turn off your peripherals automatically and works with the sleep mode function on computers. If it can actually save up to 260 watts per hour then sign me up. Grab one for $32.95. If you want to know… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Merrell's Universal Jacket

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Merrell's Universal Jacket

    I’ve been hunting for a new winter coat because, well, I don’t like to wear my wool coat all the time. I don’t like getting it wet and sometimes I just want something I can throw on and go batshit crazy around the city in, but I still want to look fashionable, too. To be honest, I’m looking for a new coat because, in my drunken stupor last week, I left my umbrella at… Read More

  • Holiday Horror Contest winners

    Holiday Horror Contest winners


    I’m pleased to announce the two winners in our Holiday Horror contest: * beaudeal’s Holiday Horror: Canada has too much snow
    * XDonBoard’s Holiday Horror: Rompin’ through the desert with illegals and no cash! These two crazy kids got the most total votes and comments. Special thanks to AT&T and TeleNav for the great prizes. Read More

  • Holiday Recommendation: "The Wire"

    Holiday Recommendation: "The Wire"

    If you’ve been left hungry for new content due to the writer’s strike, I suggest you check out HBO’s “The Wire.” If you’ve ever found yourself caught watching a predictable episode of “Law & Order” or “CSI” then rest assured that “The Wire” could flay those shows alive. It’s arguably the best show on TV ever and… Read More

  • CG Holiday Recommendation: Once

    CG Holiday Recommendation: Once


    . BTW – On the hill, when she looks up at him and says something in Czech? She’s saying “I love you.” Product Page Read More

  • Holiday Contest: Tell us your holiday travel horror stories, win a Blackberry Curve with Telenav

    Holiday Contest: Tell us your holiday travel horror stories, win a Blackberry Curve with Telenav

    Over the river and through the woods indeed — the next few weeks are going to be some the nastiest travel weeks ever. Take snow, sleet, the flu, poor logistics, and a few million roadside assistance calls and you’ve got a nightmare waiting to happen. We want to make your holiday travel a little easier and, thanks to the good people at AT&T and Telenav, we have two Blackerry… Read More

  • HD Radi-who? An HD Radio Buyer's Guide makes HD radio actually look interesting

    HD Radi-who? An HD Radio Buyer's Guide makes HD radio actually look interesting

    I’m a satellite radio guy but that doesn’t mean I don’t listen to regular radio now and again. Thanks to HD radio, you can now listen to commercials, Soulja Boy, and commercials 24/7 in CD quality, ensuring you’ll never miss a song you’ve never really heard before but is apparently very popular as a ringtone and, as a result, gets played on terrestrial stations… Read More