junk

  • Buy The Junk We Refuse To Cover: Shop Skymall.com For Free From The Sky

    Buy The Junk We Refuse To Cover: Shop Skymall.com For Free From The Sky

    Gogo Inflight and SkyMall are teaming up to offer the junk that we refuse to cover or, if we do cover, we write about with tongue firmly in cheek. That’s right: next time you turn on your computer on AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and United Airlines, you can access Skymall.com for free. Plus! Get this! If you spend $125 or more on a wine bottle chiller or… Read More

  • Clean out my junkbox day

    Clean out my junkbox day

    Hey, guys. I need to get rid of a bunch of junk up here. I don’t even know what I have. I’ll pick a bunch of people at random and send them stuff. Comment below. Read More

  • Huzzah! The iPhone 4G gets a Chinese clone [update: now with video!]

    Huzzah! The iPhone 4G gets a Chinese clone [update: now with video!]

    How many Shanzai does it take to clone the new iPhone? Apparently one and he doesn’t need very long to do it, either. Hot on the heels of the iPhone leak Chinese cloners are already producing iPhone-alikes that look just like the iPhone HD/4G/XXX/]I[. Shenzhai makers in Shenzhen that have the most acute business sense took advantage of these informations and work out a clone of this… Read More

  • The tide has turned: Nook is dead this season

    The tide has turned: Nook is dead this season

    The Nook is the Blackberry Storm of 2009. Straight up. Reviews are so bad and popular opinion is so negative that it will be a wonder if these things don’t end up under a parking lot in the New Mexico desert come May. Read More

  • Brando Hand Grenade USB flash drive

    Brando Hand Grenade USB flash drive

    STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! STAB OUT MY EYES! Read More

  • Record every moment of your boring life

    Record every moment of your boring life

    If you’re anything like me — and let’s face it, you’re reading CrunchGear, so chances are high that you are — you had more than a fleeting notion to buy one of those pet collar cameras to use for yourself, rather than your pet. The very nice people at uCorder are here to save you from the embarrassment of wearing a dog collar out in public. Read More

  • LG to finally sell that dumb phone watch for $2,000

    LG to finally sell that dumb phone watch for $2,000

    Remember that stupid LG watch phone from CES? It’s on its way! The $2,000 watch will run on GSM networks and will “turn heads on High Street” provided you’re also wearing assless chaps. Read More

  • Cute little notebook feet

    Cute little notebook feet

    It’s so rare to see a proper pair of notebook feet anymore. Folks just don’t go out of their way to add a little something special to your Dell or HP a la the old fashioned toilet paper cozy or the tissue box needlework thingie. Well, UXsight knows how to add that special something to your netbook with their mini-ball shape laptop cooler. Read More

  • Button spy camera: Only a little creepy

    Button spy camera: Only a little creepy

    “Do you expect me to take a picture by rubbing my ring against my chest, thereby activating my $96 Brando Spy Camera?“ “No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.” Read More

  • Transmutant: making stuff every 12 year old boy should love

    Transmutant: making stuff every 12 year old boy should love

    Take one part Junkyard Wars, add a smattering of Pimp My Ride, and toss in some Monty Python, Rube Goldberg, and a little steampunk gothic burlesque and you get Transmutant, “a collective of multi-skilled professional artists, performers, event organisers, sculptors, musicians and technicians who have joined forces to offer your event a whole sphere of services to take it beyond your… Read More

  • Wired looks at junk that doesn't work

    Wired looks at junk that doesn't work

    Need to Ionize your water? Keep yourself safe from “raditations?” Find ghosts? Don’t buy the junk Wired looked at in order to test the validity of their claims. The most interesting product, the KYK Genesis Water Ionizer, a $2,000 lump of nothing, is features a picture of Ed Begley Jr. as well as a bunch of writing in Korean. The results of the ionization experiment? A bunch… Read More

  • Wow, a $2,000 Ginza-theme speaker system

    Wow, a $2,000 Ginza-theme speaker system

    A quick trip to Wikipedia identifies Ginza as the Fifth Avenue of Tokyo. (That I went there in 2007 is neither here nor there.) Very interesting, yes. So imagine the gang’s surprise when we discovered this Bandai-branded speaker, in the form of a diorama. It’s Ginza, just like it was in 1955. Read More

  • Phantom of the chessboard

    Phantom of the chessboard

    As Brownlee notes, this is a “bog-standard” robotic chess board whose automatic movement feature is loud and grinding. But don’t you want do own it? After all, it’s being endorsed by a strangely disquieting man in a Phantom of the Opera mask. Read More

  • ePhone: One letter from perfection

    ePhone: One letter from perfection

    Do you live in a small village in a backward country? Is your goal in life to own an iPhone? Well sell the cow and buy an ePhone because this quad-band GSM phone is the rockingest $160 phone in the whole wide world. Read More

  • Vort! Champagne oombrella! Wow!

    Vort! Champagne oombrella! Wow!

    Let me tell you, I love a one-man umbrella. Those other umbrellas sleep around but this one – well, let me tell you, sir, she’s a keeper. - Champagne bottle one-man umbrella! Best design and Good for decoration!
    – Handle comes with hidden handy strap and small compartment
    – Champagne Height: 30.5 cm, Base diameter: 5 cm
    – Light weight: 334 g Where do you think… Read More

  • Party people everywhere, I behoove you to to put your hands in the air

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1470581&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ Hey funtime boys! Want to dance? Ok! Let’s have a good time with Brando’s new USB-powered LED projector. Plug it in, watch the lights move, feel… Read More

  • New technology to recover plastics from junk developed

    New technology to recover plastics from junk developed

    Mitsubishi Electric announced on Wednesday that they, as Japan’s first company, have developed a technology that makes it possible to automatically separate plastics from scrapped electronic devices [JP]. The company says that removing plastics from scrapped electronic devices is usually a complicated process due to resins getting mixed up in the shards. Using the Mitsubishi technology… Read More

  • DIY MP3 clock: DIY in Chinese means "Buy it from us wholesale"

    DIY MP3 clock: DIY in Chinese means "Buy it from us wholesale"

    Not only does this clock look absolutely insane (you basically pick sounds and “stack” them under Windows, adding Frog, Cuckoo, and Hammer noises to your morning wake-up call) it was pitched to us as a product that we at CrunchGear might want to sell. While CrunchGear employees and friends have sold blood, sperm, pot, Arby’s roast beef, and looked at the occasional pile of… Read More

  • 10 small good things you need for the big game

    10 small good things you need for the big game


    Like most nerds, I don’t follow football. However, I do follow football-shaped slow cookers and boy, is this a doozy. It has three settings — warm, cook, and off — and it only costs $39.99. Don’t let the kids at it or they’ll be throwing a metal ball full of chicken wings across the room faster than you can say Bret Farve. Hit fosfor.com for 9 more gadgets. Read More

  • Everex's gPC is the suck

    Everex's gPC is the suck


    I was worried this would happen when I first saw the gPC a few months ago. I knew the idea wouldn’t fly and that the OS was half-baked, but now PC Magazine, that bastion of hard-core reviewing, has confirmed my suspicions. They found the entire system to be uninspiring and basically said: Aside from being cheap and unaffected by Windows viruses, there’s not a lot to recommend in… Read More