Gadgets

The hardware that’s bringing computing everywhere

  • Daily Crunch: Hot Pursuit Edition

    Schuberth J1 Super Helmet
    Star Wars Postal Stamps On The Way
    Nokia 7088: L’amour Luxury, or Simple Slider?
    CrunchGear Boooring Edition: MOTOTRBO 2-Way Radios
    Battletest: Vyper exo by Booq Read More

  • Battletest: Vyper exo by Booq


    Fresh off the assembly line comes the brand new Vyper exo briefcase from Booq, a company whose motto reads, “Empowering the next generation of creative performance.” It’s an ambitious and open-ended goal, that is most appreciated by a very specific demographic (you). In the interest of full-disclosure, my current day pack is a Vyper XM, so it’s possible that… Read More

  • Dell to Offer Linux Based Systems

    Dell announced today that it would begin offering Linux on its systems. “Dell has heard you. Our first step in this effort is offering Linux preinstalled on select desktop and notebook systems,” said a statement on its website. The company currently offers Linux on its servers, but the option has been unavailable on consumer oriented systems. No information is available as to… Read More

  • Xbox 360 Elite for just $1,199!

    Out of curiosity, I just popped over to Amazon.com to search for a pre-order page for the Xbox 360 Elite. Lo and behold there are nine up for sale (or pre-order depending on which seller you go with; none of them are Amazon, though) with prices of either $1,199.99 or $2,474.99. Am I missing something here? The system isn’t due in U.S. stores till April 29 with an estimated retail price… Read More

  • Sony Reacts to PS3 Update Rumor

    FCC filing. In a statement issued from the manufacturer to Kotaku, Sony said: As mentioned when we made the product announcement for PS3, the system will have different configurations (thus, 60GB HDD with memory card slots and Wi-Fi and 20GB HDD without memory card slots or Wi-Fi both exists). Application to the FCC has been made with various possibilities in mind, however, it does not lead to… Read More

  • Schuberth J1 Super Helmet

    The Schuberth J1 Helmet looks so cool that it kind of makes me want to get a bike just so I can use one. Beneath that distinctive futuristic styling is a collection of advanced features designed to protect your noggin’. The helmet has a removable chin guard, an Optical Class 1 distortion-free visor, integrated sun shade and a ventilation system that’ll prevent you brain from… Read More

  • Systemax Pursuit 4155: $999 Vista Ultimate Laptop


    One of the big whining talking points about Microsoft Windows Vista when it rolled out was the system requirements to run the OS effectively. The Systemax Pursuit 4155 notebook is proof that all the fuss was a little unwarranted. I recently did a full roundup of four notebooks that were less than $1,000 and all were running Vista Home Premium, which is the step-down from the Ultimate Edition… Read More

  • Dvorak Hits Magical Crack Pipe, Says Apple Should Pull iPhone

    That John C. Dvorak is up to it again. Making radical claims year after year until one of them actually hits and then he claims credit – real classy. Dvorak’s latest claim is that Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone before it’s too late. He goes on to say that Apple is merely an advertising company and the iPhone is way over-hyped. Says the silly goose: What Apple… Read More

  • Star Wars Postal Stamps On The Way

    Though this technically isn’t a gadget, we know every geek loves some Star Wars news! This summer, you’ll be able to pick up Yoda, Luke, and Leia all in the form of postal stamps. To celebrate the countless years of Star Wars in pop-culture, the US Postal Service will be issuing 15 unique stamps that feature different Star Wars characters. The set will go on sale May 25th and… Read More

  • Ricoh Caplio GX100

    Ricoh’s newest digital-camera packs a wallop in a teeny package. The GX100 has a 24-to-72mm-equivalent high-powered wide-zoom lens that goes super-duper wide-angle to 19mm with an optional wide conversion lens. That’s not even the best part! The Ricoh can claim a first in the world of digital-camera’s with its removable electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder tilts, so… Read More

  • iPhone Shuffle Announced

    No screen, low cost, and a 50-percent manufacturing savings for Apple. Is it a dream? No! It’s the iPhone Shuffle, an exciting new phone that’s loaded with absolutely no-features and comes with a coupon redeemable for a free sundae at Dairy Queen (aka CrunchGear HQ). It’s due out Q4 and sports some of today’s leading technologies like crushed walnuts and whipped cream. Read More

  • Apple Hacks Our Hacks

    If you’re planning on hacking your Apple TV, if you haven’t already, I wouldn’t bother because Apple is only going to hack your hack. I suppose there is always a downside to the Internet. Apple caught wind of all the hackity hacks going around regarding the Apple TV and they’re taking appropriate steps to rectify the situation. According to IPP over at Tutorial Ninja… Read More

  • Casio Exilim EX-Z75: The Review

    For the past year, I’ve spent time with numerous Casio digital cameras. The Exilim series has proven to be an excellent blend of both value and performance. A fantastic camera at a low price if you will. But camera after camera, Casio didn’t really do much to change the design of each model. At one point, the difference between a 10.1-megapixel camera and a 6-megapixel camera… Read More

  • Complete My Album on iTunes: Finish Partially Downloaded Albums at a Discount

    Apple just added a “groundbreaking” feature to its iTunes store called “Complete My Album” that lets music fans complete partially downloaded albums for a reduced price. Say you’ve already downloaded one song from an album but now want the rest of it without having to repurchase the one song you already have. (Certain longer length songs can only be had when… Read More

  • Nokia 5070 – A No Frills Candybar Phone

    Those who enjoy the simpler things in life will gladly welcome the Nokia 5070. This candybar-style phone has no radical design and is chock full of basic features! You’ll get the ability to SMS and MMS, stunning audio messaging, a built-in camera with a terrible resolution, FM radio to listen to NPR on, a stereo headset, and the choice between a red or blue paint job. Doesn’t get… Read More

  • Video of the iPhone at CTIA: Hilarious Exec Blathers and Blathers

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-3400073860479433164&hl=en Corporate dudes, please don’t try to be funny. It never works and you just end up looking silly. Take this guy at CTIA. He’s going on and on about how much the iPhone will change human history like it’s the wheel. Then he mentions a bunch of no-good punk kids and how they wanted him to “pull… Read More

  • Help Proporta Out, Win Free Stuff

    One of the better accessory/case-makers, Proporta, needs some help picking a design for it’s Alu-Leather cases. There’s pouch-style where a device slides in and is held entirely or side grip-style where a device is held by two plastic nubs. By heading over to this URL, you can read all about it, cast your vote, and possibly win a prize. There’s five Proporta Gadget Bags… Read More

  • Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Officialized

    It didn’t take long for the 5700 XpressMusic rumors to become official. The newest 3G handset from Nokia has many of the traits of the 5300 XpressMusic, but it’s got a nice twist, literally. The rotating bottom isn’t just for show, either: each position serves as a different mode for the phone. The most obvious function for the 5700 is a music player, then a 2-megapixel… Read More

  • Nokia 7088: L'amour Luxury, or Simple Slider?

    The Nokia 7088 just had its bah mitzvah and is now a man… well, is now no longer just a rumor. The cellphone will be part of Nokia’s L’amour (French for “tacky”) collection, the first CDMA phone to be granted this privilege. How Nokia expects to battle other “luxury” cellphones with what looks to be a basic slider is beyond me. There’s no… Read More

  • CrunchGear Boooring Edition: MOTOTRBO 2-Way Radios

    ::Yawn:: Welcome folks. Today we have some, ah, stunning 2-way radios / walkie talkies from Motorola that are dubbed MOTOTRBO. These industrial-grade radios sport both an analog and digital band and have the ability the send text messages to each other. The whole package comes with all the equipment and software you’ll need to communicate within your group and drive up your… Read More