Bag Week: Sumo Messenger Bag

Short Version: Sumo is fairly new to the bag game but this is a strong showing for the company. For $79.99 you get a 17-inch laptop bag made of waterproof ballistic, rip-stop nylon. Sadly, a lack of i

Review: Chinon AVi iPod dock with built-in digital TV tuner

Short Version: There’s a whole lot of convergence going on with the $200 Chinon AVi. You’ve got an iPod dock, 7-inch digital TV that doubles as an iPod video screen, music player, FM radio, and al

Haier Theatre portable media player

<img src="">Ooh, shiny. This is the Haier “Theatre” – a portable media player with a 3-inch touchscreen, available in 4GB and 8GB

McCracken looks at the Nook

We didn’t get a Nook yet but Harry McCracken at Technologizer did, which means he’s better than us. Why? Because his last name reminds me of a sea monster. Anyway, Harry found the Nook to

The 5 Rules of Black Friday

Black Friday is almost here. It’s a great time to score some deals, but don’t go at it willy-nilly. Follow these 5 simple Black Friday rules to avoid the scams and wasting time.

Gift Guide 2009: Wireless E-book Readers

[tab:Intro][flagallery gid=8 name=”CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009″] We’re only about five weeks away from Christmas, so now’s as good a time as any to talk about (drum roll, please

Gift Guide 2009: Portable Media Players

[tab:Intro][flagallery gid=1 name=”CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009″] The common portable media player has a tough existence. It’s expected to handle many tasks well, while being rugged en

Review: Archos 5 Internet Tablet with Android

Short Version: After a handful of rapid-fire firmware updates, the Android-infused Archos 5 Internet Tablet has turned out to be quite a compelling device. The snappy web browser, marathon battery lif

Review: Viliv X70 UMPC

The Viliv X70 isn’t the first UMPC, nor is it the most feature-filled. It isn’t the most expensive or cheapest. But I’m willing to bet that it’s one of the most important devic

Review: Kindle DX

Another month, another version of the Kindle. I’ve been using a Kindle since it was shaped like a very thin doorstop and I’m delighted each time I see a new version. The latest version is

Review: SanDisk slotRadio

Short Version: SanDisk’s slotRadio player provides good value as it pertains to content, with the $99 kit featuring 1,000 popular music tracks and an attractive hardware player. The “radio