winter

  • Snowball Blaster: Now you’re all in big, big trouble

    Of course the Snowball Blaster should hit the scene when I’m damn near thirty and too old to go get in snowball fights with the neighborhood children. “It’s that creepy blogger!” all the parents would yell. “Don’t get into snowball fights with him! He works out of the house! That’s not normal! He’ll try to kidnap you and teach you to type!” Read More

  • KDDI unveils winter/fall cell phone line-up (photo gallery)

    Japan’s second biggest mobile phone carrier KDDI au yesterday unveiled new cell phones for its year-end sales campaign. Priced between $400 and $550, the first handsets will be sold in early November. Here is the complete line-up: Hitachi Wooo 63H
    (featuring a 3.1-inch OLED display) Read More

  • Freehands gloves have removable finger tips for touchscreen phone use

    A quickie for those of you who own, or are about to own, a phone with a touchscreen. You know, iPhone, G1, et cetera. The guy who founded Cool Hunting—an online version of the “strange but true” section of your local newspaper—started Freehands, a company that creates gloves with removable fingertips. The idea here is that whenever you need to call someone, answer a… Read More

  • Blue fish hand warmer mouse pad thing

    Dammit. I might have to order one of these adorable fish warmy hand mouth things. My hands get mighty cold in the winter thanks to a drafty home office and my slightly below-average circulation, so I could probably use one of these. You plug the fish into a USB port and feed your mouse cord through the fish’s derriere and, after about ten minutes, you’ll be wrist-deep in 107.6… Read More

  • Gadgets for Christmas? No way, Jose. I want an expensive Armani overcoat.

    What do I want for Christmas? Honestly, I’ve got pretty much everything I want as far as tech goes. I have a reliable computer (an iMac), a cellphone that works when I need it to (some Verizon P.O.S.) and a decent TV that I use to watch old “Seinfeld” reruns (a 26-inch Samsung LCD, which dominates my small room). I’m a simple boy. I don’t really need or want… Read More

  • O'neill H4 Campack ready for Winter

    O’neill, the surf brand, like many other surf brands venture into other action sports and for good reason. Without surfing the other boarding sports just wouldn’t exist. You can’t argue that, so don’t try. Heh. This one’s for the snowboarders and/or skiers. So here’s the H4 Campack that comes with a camera that can be mounted to a helmet or goggles and is… Read More

  • Toasty Ears For Your iPod

    Before I moved to NYC from the Midwest, I never had to spend large amounts of time outside during the winter. But the era of jumping from one warm place to another warm place is over. Without a car in the Big Apple, all the extra walking requires that I stay warm and somewhat entertained. Read More

  • Warming Gloves Use Your Breath For Heat

    File this one under “bacteria ridden” and “disgusting”. Apparently some company named Gorgonz(ola cheese?) thinks that the best way for you to keep your hands warm is by blowing hot, stale air from your mouth into the gloves. The gloves then lock in and distribute the heat throughout your hand for killer warmth. Now call me crazy, but who in the hell wants to blow air… Read More

  • Gaming Scarves For The Brrrrr Weather

    We are well into December and the cold weather has just started to hit us over here in San Francisco, and that means one thing: Winter shopping time! These classic gaming scarves are made of 100% Merino wool and will do a great job of keeping your neck warm during the winter time. The best part of the scarves are the designs. I mean, you can either take a drive all the way to the local mall… Read More