Holidays 2006

Favorites and Lemons of the Year?

The Holiday Season (TM) is upon us and we’re getting our workshop ready for your perusal. However, you can help us out by sending in some of your favorite/least favorite gear of the year. Email

Holiday Buyers Guide 2006: Console Gaming

Don’t you miss the old days when all you had to do was walk into an electronics store, find that one good game and go home happy? With so many consoles on the market, and even more games to choose f

V-Moda's Vibe Headphones: Big Audio DY-NO-MITE

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/video player, the V-Moda Vibe excels in both sound quality and style. And at a price of $101 they deliver a large listening exp

Holiday Buyers Guide 2006: Audiophile Gear

The word “audiophile” gets bandied about so much that it seems in danger of losing its true meaning as a descriptor for a grade of products that is of such high quality that most of us can’t hop

Holiday Buyers Guide 2006: DSLR Cameras

Single-lens reflex cameras were a hugely important innovation upon their release. It provided photographers with the ability to view their subjects directly through the lens. This was different from p

MAKE Offers Open Source Gift Guide To The Masses

is one of the cooler items on the guide, but you’ll find stuff like Ubuntu Linux with tech-support, the x0xb0x (which is a homemade improvement on the popular Roland TB-303 bass machine – techno j

Nikon D40 Hands-on

DSLRs take sharper stills, but their price, size and overflow of features tend to scare Average Joes back to the compacts. The 6-megapixel D40, Nikon’s training wheel DSLR, tries its best to cut

"Healing Moon" for Hippy Shut-Ins

If your apartment is anything like our apartment, meaning small, cramped, and with token “windows,” then you might benefit from this “Healing Moon” by Brando. We’re not s

Holidays 2006: Must Have Wii and PS3 Accessories

If you were one of the tens of thousands (possibly hundreds of thousands) of people who lined for hours, or even days, for a chance to get a Sony PlayStation 3 or Nintendo Wii, and actually scored a s

Bow to Your New Banking Robotic Master

We love robots. We really do. And we don’t just say that so that our asses are covered when we’re forced to serve mechanical overlords—we’re saying it from years of experience

Smokeless Ashtray Powered by USB, Guilt

Smokeless ashtrays have been with us for a few years, they’re not new. By using either air convection or ionic attraction, they suck up the excess smoke caused by your cigarette to keep it from

The Gama Watch Tells Time, RADs

Sometimes we find gadgets on the Interwebs and we have no idea who the target demographic is. Others are aimed far more steadily at a specific audience. Take, as an example, this Gamma Watch. It&#8217

Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Home-Theater-In-A-Box Systems

With all the talk about screen resolutions on HDTV sets, people tend to forget about the other important part of the high-def experience: 5.1-channel surround sound. So if you’ve got yourself a swee

ScottEVest Tactical Jacket: Special Sale for CG Readers

, at least without the solar panel. Scott writes: HUGE discount off our most popular jacket, the Tactical 4.0. This usually sells for $229.99, but with special coupon code “EMPDISC”, you get 40% o

ScottEVest Secret Sale

I’m a fan of SeV stuff. Scott essentially makes clothing with lots of pockets for carrying almost anything imaginable. I have one of his jackets, for example, and I’ve carried bottles of J

Holidays 2006: The Season's Best Point-and-Shoot Cameras

Basically every digital camera that’s not a digital SLR (dSLR) is a point-and-shoot camera. From there though, the camera model types get more segmented by features as well as by size: compact, ultr

Tiny Living Xmas Tree for Your Desk

For less than $10, you can tell that person in your office who whines about getting an office Xmas tree to STFU. And this little guy isn’t some plastic fakey tree, but a real growing organic lif

CrunchGear for the Holidays

Welcome to our first annual Holiday Buying Guide series chock full of fun gear and gizmos for the geeks and non-geeks in your life. We’ll be posting Holiday Guides for the next two months and fl

Cellphone Garter for Sexy, Sexy Geeks, Lonely Girls, Your Realdoll

This is a garter with a slim pocket for cellphones. That is all this is. We’re not sure who this is for. We’re not sure who would buy this for themselves. Even more, we’re not sure w

Top 10 Products With High Wife-Acceptance Value

Being the gadget lovers we are, we can’t count the times we brought home yet another expensive toy only to have our wives look at us in disgust, refusing to finish the “delicious” di
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