Reviews

  • Datacolor SpyderTV Hands On

    Prior to sitting down to view that yearly bacchanal of violence and beer last night, the SAG Awards (I TiVo-ed it, natch), I decided to whip out the SpyderTV by Datacolor to calibrate my 56-inch JVC DLP. One of the major issues I’ve always had with this HD TV is that standard definition TV always looks washed out and messy, especially when running through the TiVo. In order to at least… Read More

  • Toast 8: TiVo-Tastic

    Just got the boxed version of Toast Titanium 8 in and I’m quite confused, yet happy, yet trepidatious. I’ve always liked Toast — it’s simple, straightforward, and it burns solid disks with little fanfare. But what’s all this TiVo stuff then? Read More

  • iMainGo Portable Speakers at CES: Really Loud

    Well, looks like we missed another hot booth. Portable Sound Labs was showing off the iMainGo, a unique mini-speaker system for iPod that runs on four AAA batteries. The speakers have an alarm function that can be set through the speakers themselves. In terms of audio quality, the reviewer was quite pleased and the speakers offered loud sound without distortion. How much does this kit cost? A… Read More

  • Toshiba Satellite P105-S9722 Notebook Hands-On

    Toshiba’s Satellite P105-S9722 Gaming Laptop (which from here on in shall be referred to as the P105 for the sake of my fingers) was recently unleashed upon the world and the response has been decent. This thing is a complete monster that can handle any task thrown at it. Whether you game, edit video, record music, or anything that demands a high-powered rig, the P105 can most likely get… Read More

  • JBL Spyro Speakers Hands On

    JBL makes some of the best sounding iPod docks out there today. Its docks continue to impress me and it never ceases to create exciting new designs for its products. Recently, JBL released its Spyro series of speakers, which come in white or black. After spending some time with the black pair, it’s safe to say I’m impressed yet again. A bit costly at $130, these speakers may not… Read More

  • Toshiba Gigabeat S60 Reviewed

    Krunker has posted a review of the Toshiba Gigabeat S60 and they seem to like it a lot aside from a few shortcomings. This Zune-before-the-Zune media player uses an embedded version of windows, which actually has a pretty decent looking UI. Video playback is nice and although there’s no WiFi-based song sharing, the player still holds its own as a decent competitor. One major problem… Read More

  • Helio Drift: Don't Call it a White Slider Phone from Samsung

    According to our special friends at Gizmodo, there are only ten white Drifts in all the land — but that doesn’t mean we and everyone else shouldn’t get a few as well. I’ve always been a MVNO-hater, but I really see the value in the Drift. This is a focused, software heavy phone with enough user-friendly features to be dangerous. Ignore all the MySpace claptrap… Read More

  • Inside EA Mobile

    CrunchGear reporter Raj Patel scored an exclusive invite to the EA Mobile studios where he discusses the present and future of mobile gaming cellphones, iPods, and beyond. Not all of us are gamers, hell, some of us haven’t even bought a gaming console since the original Nintendo. With the remaining two next gen gaming consoles releasing next week, it’s looking like it’s time… Read More

  • Cingular Blackjack Review

    I might as well just give up. As I’ve made clear before, I don’t like Windows Mobile. It’s an aesthetic choice as much as technical one, but what the hell do I know. I’m just a blogger. So with that in mind, I present the inestimable Cingular Blackjack, a feature-rich super-slim Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone for the masses. Read More

  • Smartphones Now: The T-Mobile Dash

    Smartphones Now is a special group of features by CrunchGear writers on the latest smartphones available – or soon to be available – in the US. In this installment, we review the T-Mobile Dash.
    As smartphones make their way into the mainstream, we’re reminded why they were long relegated to the hip holsters of Road Warriors and the hopelessly email-obsessed. Their… Read More

  • Battle Test: Ultimate Ears triple.fi 10 Pro

    Ultimate Ears has spent most of the past 11 years creating custom-molded headphones for musicians. Not to be outdone by the likes of Shure and Etymotic, however, UE put out a line of three, more consumer-friendly universal-fit earbuds last year under the super.fi name. The company recently added a fourth set to the line, the $399 triple.fi 10 Pro. If you really care about what your music… Read More

  • Kodak EasyShare C875 Review

    In the annals of photography, a few brands stand out as film juggernauts that barely made the jump to digital and, in some cases, died in the process. Leica. Polaroid. Eastman Kodak. How far the mighty have fallen, friends. Leica is aiming for the stars, Polaroid is almost gone, and Kodak, bless its heart, is hanging on by a thread. Has old Kodachrome fallen yet? No, it hasn’t, thanks… Read More

  • Gyration GyroTransport Hands-on

    We already did a nice video on the GyroTransport last weekend, so we’ll just comment on this a bit more and leave it at that. I’ve rarely used presentation remotes because, thus far, they’ve been fairly innacurate and bulky. Luckily, the $199 GyroTransport is neither. It works with Macs and PCs seamlessly and includes 1GB of memory built-in to the wireless dongle. Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl 8100 Hands-On

    The BlackBerry Pearl is for the ladies. It’s slim, sexy, and cool. That’s not to say that boys might like it, but the Pearl, like the Sidekick 3, is designed to break down barriers and include folks who might not think they need a smartphone into the CrackBerry fold. Like the SK3, it’s a fully-featured smartphone masquerading as a cool and stylish toy. Read More

  • Maxtor Fusion Hands-On


    As promised, I dug a little deeper into the Maxtor Fusion 500GB drive and I can report that as far as I’ve experienced, it’s one of the easiest ways to get your images and videos on the web. Aside from online services like PhotoBucket or .Mac, publishing content to the web has thus far been fraught with mystery and confusion. I love that I can publish my photos and video… Read More

  • Sonicare e9500 Hands-On

    Brushing your teeth is one of those morning activities that everyone has to do, but few people actually think about. It’s a mechanical motion. Sometimes I do it so absentmindedly, that I can’t remember if I’ve already done it until I realize that my mouth tastes like toothpaste. But for all the thought that doesn’t go into the process, the toothbrush is one of the… Read More

  • Saitek Eclipse II Keyboard Exposed

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-8452436028992515657&hl=en The Saitek Eclipse II lights up in three fancy colors, red, blue, and purple, and still has room for media buttons including a volume dial and a few pre-set keys for track forward, reverse, and play/pause. The Eclipse II costs about $70.00 online. Saitek Eclipse II Gaming Keyboard Review [EverythingUSB] Read More

  • Logitech QuickCam Ultra Vision Webcam Hands-on

    http://static.filmloop.com/looplets/flash/v2/looplet.swf I just got in the QuickCam Ultra Vision and I was taken aback. It seemed pretty beefy, and once I took it out of the box, I discovered it was even beefier than I initially suspected. This is thing is big, but it’s nothing if it’s not well balanced. The main camera tube feels solid while the arm that holds it in… Read More

  • Nokia E61, Never Again

    It seems that Nokia’s E61 smart phone doesn’t perform up to Blackberry standards and our friend at ideagroup truly felt the burn. The E61 exhibits slow dialing from contact lists, slowed down his overall productivity, and apparently the WiFi connectivity was less than spectacular. It was so bad that he just felt like throwing the bugger out and it’s now apparently hanging… Read More