quick look

  • Quick look at the Sprint EVO 4G: OMG AMAZING

    Guys. Seriously. This is a nice phone. This is like the HTC HD2 with a future and it has some amazing speed, screen size, and network capabilities. If you’re up in the air about the Droid and aren’t tied to a carrier, get this. I’ll do a full review next week. Music by Closely Watched Trains Read More

  • Quick Look: Aluratek eBook Reader Pro

    It’s no Kindle, but at $149 the Aluratek eBook Reader Pro is a pretty interesting device. It comes with a 2GB card and includes 100 public domain books including Wuthering Heights and The Bible. It works with PDFs, ePubs, and Mobi files along with standard text files. The whole thing works quite well and it’s a nice, small size, especially for an inexpensive e-reader. Read More

  • Quick look: iOmega iConnect Wireless Data Station

    Ever since Iomega announced the iConnect Wireless at CES we’ve been thinking long and hard about our NAS usage. Do we really want a NAS with built-in drives? Why can’t we be free of NAS hegemony? Well, the $99 iConnect promises to break our shackles. It’s a NAS without a drive. Here’s a quick hands on and we’ll do a full review this week. The press release, for… Read More

  • Quick Look: 13.3-inch Acer Timeline

    I know everybody is excited to start their weekend but the bell doesn’t dismiss you, I dismiss you. So before you go, I’m gonna tell you about this new 3.5-pound Acer Timeline ultraportable that just came out yesterday. Read More

  • Quick Look: Archos 5 Internet Tablet

    The Fedex man (his name is Gary) dropped off the Android-powered Archos 5 Internet Tablet this morning. I, in turn, opened the box and took photos of the aforementioned device. Read More

  • Quick Look: Plantronics Discovery 975

    I don’t use many Bluetooth headsets – I rarely drive – but I found the Discover 975 to be a welcome addition to the headset pantheon. Unlike larger – or, dare I say, smaller – headsets the D975 seems just the right size for easy insertion and removal and it is unobtrusive enough to avoid the dreaded Bluetooth Douchebag Syndrome (BDS), a disease that slowly affects… Read More

  • Quick Look: HTC Hero

    The HTC Hero just landed at my humble office/abode and I’m pleased to report that it is, in fact, all that and a packet of crisps. The phone is slim and sexy with a great UI – one of the best I’ve seen on a smartphone since the phone that starts with ‘i’ and ends with Phone – and it’s quite snappy, a huge improvement over my experience with the G1. Read More

  • Quick Look: Lenovo Ideapad S10-2


    Guess what the Lenovo fairy just brought us! This is the new Lenovo S10-2, a $399 ultralight with a 10-inch screen, Atom processor, and six-cell battery. It weighs 2.2 pounds and looks pretty sassy. The S10-2 has three USB port, VGA-out, and bog standard audio-in and -out. Most interesting is the delicate polka dot styling on the laptop’s cover, perfect for nights on the beach or a… Read More

  • Video Demo: Sugar on a Stick turns your old computer into an OLPC

    Got an old sack o’ crap laptop or desktop gathering dust? Sugar Labs has just made its OLPC-friendly “Sugar” operating system into a USB-bootable version called Sugar on a Stick. You’ll need a one-gigabyte thumb drive and about twenty minutes of spare time. Read More

  • Quick Look: The Kindle DX

    The beautiful and attractive Kindle DX just arrived at Crunch HQ and sadly I was not there to greet it. Instead, we have this collection of unboxing photographs. We will have a full review on Friday, barring any unexpected prose accidents while trying to read Lovely Bones or the collected works of Karl Marx. Gallery after the jump. Read More

  • Quick Look: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 with Wii MotionPlus

    As a longtime fan of the Tiger Woods series of golf games from EA Sports, I was quite disappointed with last year’s effort. You can read the review and yell at me if you’re so inclined, but I stand by the review. I took issue with what I called an “atrocious” putting system, the lack of realistic motion sensing for half and three-quarter approach shots, and really bad… Read More

  • Quick Look: SanDisk ImageMate USB 2.0 reader/writer

    About two weeks ago SanDisk announced their refreshed ImageMate memory card readers and most times we’d pass right by it without a second thought, but these seemed different. The transfer speeds that SanDisk boasted seemed intriguing and the one-touch transfer button seemed like a novel idea, but it’s all a sham, folks. Well, we haven’t tested the transfer speeds yet, but… Read More

  • Video: Unboxing the JimmyJane.com Form 6 Massager

    Hey, guys, guess what just came in the mail? The JimmyJane.com Form 6 massager with dual-action for those heard to reach places. I’ll do a full review shortly – WITH PICS! – but here’s a quick unboxing for you all. Note: This is for external use only. Read More

  • Quick Look: Palm Treo Pro

    Here we are, friends: the $549 WinMo smartphone from Palm. Initial opinions: it’s a nice size, very slim. Smaller than the Centro and the OS is fairly peppy. A dedicated WiFi button on the side makes picking up networks much easier and they’ve stripped out a lot of the MSN garbage from the WinMo start-up screen. We’ll be working with it over the next week and report back… Read More

  • Quick Look: Gateway P-7811FX

        Here’s a quick look at the P-7811FX, a desktop replacement from Gateway that puts the media back into media PC. Luckily, I didn’t have my video camera so now I shot myself with a huge meat beard. Read on for the press release. Read More

  • Beats by Dr. Dre quick look

    Monster Cable, the makers of cable, just sent the new Beats by Dr. Dre, a pair of noise cancelling “studio” headphones aimed at the mid-range audio consumer. At $349, these are priced at exactly the same point as the Bose QuietComfort 3, these headphones closest competitor. I’ve been wearing them for the past hour and found them on par with the QC3s in terms of noise reduction. Read More

  • Acer AspireOne quick look

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1107672&feedurl=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=CrunchGear&brandlink=http%3A//crunchgear.blip.tv/ Did a quick video of the Acer AspireOne. If you have any questions or tests you’d like me to run, let me know in comments. Read More

  • 3K Razorbook 400 Mini-Notebook quick look

    Got a chance to play with the 3K RazorBook, a tiny, Linux-powered laptop with teeny touchpad and keyboard. While this is little more than a mini-Internet device, it looks like it might be quite useful and, at $299, cheap experience. What do you guys want me to test during my review? Read More

  • Nokia N810 quick look


    Just got the Nokia N810 tablet in for review and I’m going to pound the heck out of it next week at CES. I’m a huge fan of Maemo and the N-series tablet line so I’m really happy to be able to play with this little dreamboat. This model feels much more solid than the N800 and 770 and it seems there’s more attention to detail as evidenced by the sparse front control… Read More