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  • Express' Play List Jacket: Is That an iPod in Your Pocket?

    Pseudo fashion clothier Express will release the iPod-compatible Play List Jacket later this month. Just like every other iPod-compatible article of clothing, it has a slot to fit your music player and built-in buttons to control the tunes. And of course, the jacket is “contemporary” and “elegant.” Fancy iPod man jackets cost $248. Awesome, you already dress like a tool… Read More

  • LG Shine Dipped In Gold And Folds

    Just announced in SK are LG’s two newest Shine models. Details are skimp, but I don’t anticipate anything new or exciting from either. The Shine we’ve come to know and love has been dipped in gold. The CDMA version will be launched in SK in the coming weeks. Details on the clamshell Shine are very scarce and it seems to be unchanged feature-wise. We haven’t even heard… Read More

  • T-Dancer Sound Sensitive Shirt Great For Illegal Raves

    Those who are currently sober at 11:10am on a Monday morning probably won’t understand the beauty of this. But to those who are drunk or using, the T-Dancer is some of the coolest apparel out there. On the front is a dancing lady with a neon-colored background. Nothing special, right? Incorrect you are my friend. The shirt comes with a sensitivity dial to increase or decrease the amount… Read More

  • Viewsonic PJ258D: First Projector to Feature an iPod Dock

    The Viewsonic PJ258D, the first projector to include a built-in iPod dock, will please both men in suits and everyday users. Laptop Magazine just gave it a thorough look-see and only had a few problems. First, while it’s cool and all that it includes an iPod dock to play your videos, the projector’s menu interface is pretty bad. Since part of the reason why the iPod is so popular… Read More

  • Gucci Phone Fake Because I Say So

    On March 9th, Engadget Mobile fabricated a charming story on a Gucci-branded cellphone. After looking at the above-left picture for about 45 seconds, I realized it was Photoshopped to all hell and back and is never going to come out. Ever. I mean sure, with the recent announcement of that iPhone rip-off LG Prada phone, one could easily imagine the fashion house of Gucci coming out with a phone… Read More

  • The iPhone In Total Summation

    I think every person who sees this feels a bit better about their Monday. I know I do. Official Site [The Joy of Tech] Read More

  • AnyFix: Charge Any Phone, Any Time

    Chalk it up to the ‘talians for good pizza, pasta, and yours truly. They tend to make some good stuff everywhere from food to fashion. Now the latest, greatest invention to come out of Italy is the AnyFix, a universal phone charger that is designed to recharge more than 80% of cellphones on the European market. It comes from the genius mind of Prof. Luigi Colani who has quite the… Read More

  • Nikon D40x Quick Look

    While we were with Nikon, its Senior Technical Manager Lindsay Silverman went through a few of the improvements Nikon made to the D40 to bump it up to the new D40x. Read More

  • Samsung Q1P UMPC Gets Vista Certification

    Samsung’s Q1P ultra mobile PC (UMPC) is the first such device to receive Windows Vista certification. Now that it’s Vista certified, it can sit at the cool kids’ lunch table at school. UMPCs haven’t exactly lit the world on fire (just look at the price—$1,300? No thanks), but it’s good to see more and more devices support Microsoft’s version of OS… Read More

  • Mii Transfer X: Swap Them Miis

    Apparently, people are getting really into their Nintendo Mii creations lately. So much, that someone has released Mii Transfer X 0.1, a Mii-sharing tool that works on OS X. Basically, it lets you copy your Mii to your Mac so you can share it on the internets with other dorks. Lovely. At least the source code is available and you can also use the Wiimote with it. Why people are sharing their… Read More

  • Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    I suppose I can somewhat understand the tactic of blowing one’s self up in a place like Iraq, but an Internet cafe in Morocco? Some nutball terrorist was trying to enter a web cafe in Morocco so he could check out the latest and hottest terrorist sites (I personally recommend “Barely Legal Marxists”). When the cafe owner’s son didn’t let him in, the dude blew… Read More

  • BlackBerry Pearl Gets AT&T Branding, Red Coat of Paint (So Does The Treo 680)

    Cingular—oh excuse me, I mean AT&T—just announced red editions of the BlackBerry Pearl and the Treo 680. (The Treo is officially “crimson.”) Both are available immediately. That in and of itself shouldn’t grab any headlines, but the Pearl is the first device that’s been given the full AT&T branding, dumb all lowercase logo and all. That, on the… Read More

  • CrunchGear Week in Review: Shock Edition

    Super Paper Mario: OMG
    Samsung Fridge Puts Rachael Ray On Ice
    Shock Ball: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funner
    MC4 Music Cocoon: Frankenstein’s Rejected Spawn?
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  • Feeling Up The Slim Samsung L77

    Say hello to the recently announced 7.1-megapixel Samsung L77. We said say “Hello!” It is the slimmest (fractionally thinner than the $399 Casio Exilim EX-V7R) 7X optical zoom camera currently available. It’s start up time was fast, too, with the lens being entirely internal. Read More

  • Windows Mobile 6 Pics on a Treo 750v

    As Windows Mobile 6 (aka “Crossbow”) makes its way around the mobile marketplace, the question on my Windows-based smartphone owners is “will it work on my phone?” The answer is increasingly looking like a “yes”, as these new photos of WinMo 6/Crossbow running on a Treo 750v demonstrate. The OS has been distributed to phone makers and service providers… Read More

  • SXSW 2007: Phil Torrone Keynote

    I’m sitting at Phil’s keynote, crazy rave music is playing, people are dancing with glow sticks (not really). We’re just sitting here waiting for it to start. Keep checking out going to live blog this one. Read More

  • Nikon Coolpix P5000 Quick Look

    Nikon Senior Technical Manager Lindsay Silverman shows off some of the finer features on the new P5000. The camera straddles the line between dSLR and consumer point-and-shoot and looks cool doing it. Read More

  • SXSW 2007: All Hail Central Texas

    Anyone care to hypothesize what’s happening here? Send emails to contest at crunchgear dot com by Monday for fabulous prizes
    Well boys and girls, I’m now planted firmly in Austin for this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW). My trip to GDC 2007 reared a few interesting items like Emotiv’s Project Epoc and a nice case of laryngitis. The voice is is a hoarse wisp of my… Read More

  • Blackberry 8300: Big Letdown IMO

    The Boy Genius has once again been privy enough to get his hands on the newest Blackberry, the 8300, that I’ve been drooling over for the last two weeks. To be honest the initial reports just seemed to good to be true. There is no video recording capability and no WiFi, very sad and disheartening. Did I mention it has AT&T branding? Ok, I’ll stop bashing on it because it does… Read More

  • Olympus SP-550 UZ: Compensate For Your Wee…Zoom

    The Olympus SP-550 UZ is definitely cock of the walk in the long-zoom-camera category at PMA 2007. The ultra-zoom (UZ) wide-angle (28-504mm in 35mm photography) lens carries an optical zoom up to 18X. That’s a lot of zoom for as compact as it is and beats newer long-zoom models from Fujifilm, Kodak and Panasonic by as much as 8X. With a suggested retail price of $499, you’re… Read More