• Review: second generation Pogoplug NAS

    PogoPlug has gotten a fair bit of coverage here at CrunchGear, including a full review of the original PogoPlug device. A new version was recently released, with quite a bit more to offer, so an updated review is in order. The second generation PogoPlug supports up to four USB drives, offers gigabit Ethernet, has mobile clients for the major smartphones, and has a burgeoning independent… Read More

  • Review and giveaway: SteelSeries Siberia v2 surround-sound headset

    The Short Version: The Siberia v2 is SteelSeries’ entry into the virtual-surround headset market, and it holds its own against the excellent Logitech G35s and Razer’s Megalodon headset — at least, in sound quality. However, it doesn’t offer much to distinguish itself, and some minor but troublesome issues may have you springing for the Siberia’s… Read More

  • USB to SATA 2.5-inch hard drive cable

    There’s usually a lot of unnecessary foreplay that goes along with accessing an old hard drive just to pull a few files off of it. You have to find your external drive enclosure, you might have to make sure you have a screwdriver to open it up, and… well that’s pretty much it but that can take the better part of a morning if you’re not organized. Read More

  • Thursday Giveaway: Pulse Smartpen

    Man, am I sleepy! I almost didn’t post a giveaway for you all today! Maybe I won’t post the giveaway and maybe I’ll just go take a nap… what do you guys think? Nap? Or Pulse Smartpen. You’ll recall that the Pulse Smartpen is one of the coolest toys we’ve played with this year and we’re giving a kit away to one lucky commenter. How do we keep our prices… Read More

  • Giveaway: 500GB G-Drive mini external hard drive

    Everyone needs more storage. But why spend the cash an external drive when we’re giving away a sexy 500GB G-Drive mini? It’s small, has both USB and Firewire interfaces, and sexy like it’s big brother I just reviewed. Read More

  • Review and giveaway: Logitech G330 portable gaming headphones

    The Short Version: These headphones fit a sort of questionable niche; who really games and travels so much that they need compact gaming headphones? But that aside, the G330s are still a mixed bag. Sound quality is good for a traditional headphone style, but they don’t seem to fit as intended. If you find yourself needing a portable gaming headset, try these on before you buy.

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  • Review: The GBoard keyboard for GMail

    Short Version: The GBoard costs $19.99. It’s a USB keypad that has nineteen specially labeled keys for specific GMail actions: search, reply, reply all, star, archive, etc. The back of the unit has an adjustable lever so you can change the angle of the keypad. I’m left wondering what problem this accessory solves. Read More

  • Free to a good home: Booq Nerve laptop bag

    Good evening and welcome to the laptop bag adoption program from your friends at CrunchGear. Today we have this charming Booq Nerve laptop bag, your choice of sizes. It needs a good home. Won’t you open your heart to this bag? Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 28-inch monitor for $250

    Costco has a pretty stellar deal on a big 28-inch monitor at just $249.99 with free shipping. That price is good until January 4, 2010 too, so start saving up if you haven’t already. Read More

  • Review: 2TB G-Drive External Hard Drive

    The G-Drive external hard drive line has been out for a bit now. But the latest model is loaded with the Hitachi 2TB 7200RPM 3.5-inch hard drive, which means I had to check it out. Let’s just say, this boy is big, bad, and fast. Read More

  • This could be the ultimate HTPC controller

    This little controller is butt-ugly and crude, but I still want one really bad. Maybe Santa will bring me one. Read More

  • Sunday Giveaway: A Movie Wedge for you, a Movie Wedge for me!

    If you ever sit next to me on a plane you will notice that I have a small ritual that I prepare every time I reach cruising altitude. I begin by pulling out my iPod touch and then my Movie Wedge. The Movie Wedge is a little bean bag with a lip for holding up MP3 and video players. That’s it. It’s amazingly great. We talked about the Movie Wedge a while back and we’re happy… Read More

  • Saturday giveaway: Kodak 5250 all-in-one printer, just for you

    Good afternoon, readers! What does Santa have in his bag for you today? Interestingly enough, he was unable to bring his bag because this printer is far too big for it. We present, for your inspection, the Kodak 5250 all-in-one: a scanning, printing, faxing, photofinishing machine that can best the big boys in the printer race. Best of all, the 5250 has built-in WiFi so you can stick the… Read More

  • Gift Guide 2009: Peripherals

    [tab:Intro][flagallery gid=9 name=”CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009″] Peripherals, they say, are the spice of life. Well, maybe they don’t say that, but they do say it about variety, and peripherals add variety to your computing life. If you’re reading this on a stock HP desktop, clicking on links with the mouse that came with it, and trusting your data to that 512MB USB… Read More

  • Worlds Collide: iMo digital photo frame features built-in printer

    If you thought that the whole point of the common digital photo frame was to make old-school photos a thing of the past, it looks like you were wrong. I was wrong too, so let’s take comfort together in our wrongness. If the folks at iMo have their way, we’ll look at a digital photo on their digital frame and say to ourselves “I want that photo on some sort of card stock… Read More

  • Livescribe's Pulse smartpen gets an app store

    In the end, everything will have an app store. Take the Pulse smartpen from Livescribe, for example. The company, whose pen is quite cool (it records what you write and can “remember” things on page, allowing for paper-based calculators and control panels), has just launched an app store for its 2- and 4GB Pulse pens. The store offers multiple games, tools, and study aids for… Read More

  • Imation Pro WX wireless USB hard drive now shipping: 1.5TB for $450

    Imation today officially starts shipping “the world’s first Wireless USB external hard drive,” the Imation Pro WX. Read More

  • Review: Razer Naga MMOG Laser Gaming Mouse

    Short version: A comfortable mouse whose main gimmick will take hours upon hours of dedication on your part to fully exploit. Read More

  • Review: Microsoft Natural Wireless Laser Mouse 6000

    Short Version: As ergonomic mice go, Microsoft’s wireless offering provides plenty of relief from repetitive stress injuries without deviating too far from the familiar form factor found in standard mice. And with an MSRP of $80 (and available for even cheaper online), it’s priced competitively with other specialty mice. Read More

  • Review: Magic Mouse

    Short version: The Magic Mouse is everything that anti-Macists hate about Apple: It’s twee, too smart for its own good, and initially unusable to the uninitiated. Sadly, even Mac fanbois will feel the same way. Read More