Reviews

Review: Iomega 2TB Mac Companion Hard Drive

Iomega's Mac Companion hard drive is a 2TB ($349, 3TB model is $449) desktop drive with a few features that make it interesting to the average Mac (or PC) owner. While it doesn't have the bells, whist

Review: Skyrim

<strong>Short version:</strong> While Skyrim does almost nothing to address the weaknesses of its predecessors, it expands on the strengths to such an extent that even its most substantial flaws seem

Review: Motorola Atrix 2

An attractive and comfortable phone with a nice camera and enough speed for most users. The qHD screen is sharp and the design is understated. It's just too bad Motorola had to ruin the UI with a few

Review And Giveaway: Battlefield 3

<strong>Short version</strong>: Battlefield 3 plays it safe and focuses on maximizing player engagement, but falls prey to a lack of variety, a shabby UI that's clearly a holdover from consoles, plus

Striiv Gamifies The Pedometer Craze

The pedometer - those little things you wear to measure your steps - has always been a weight loss gimmick. Only recently, however, have pedometers gotten smart enough to do more than just vaguely sha

Review: Rage

<strong>Short version:</strong> Probably the best-looking game I've ever played, despite a general lack of imagination. The gameplay itself, though, is (without exaggeration) probably less sophisticat

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook Review: A MacBook Air For The Rest Of Us

The Aspire S3 is Acer's first ultrabook. The notebook is almost unabashedly a MacBook Air clone with straight lines and a clean design but it's also $400 less. There are some trade-offs when comparing

Pedal Power: Two Empress Guitar Pedal Reviews For Knob Twiddlers

I love analog tech and I love analog sound. That's why I wrote up these two basic reviews of two Empress analog pedals for guitarists sick of bleeps and bloops and color LCD read-outs. I added a few

Review: Deus Ex – Human Revolution

<strong>Short version</strong>: Absolutely worth a play, but there are a number of flaws that cause DEHR to fall short of greatness. The bosses, the "domestic" environments, and certain <em>je ne sais

Review: Polaroid GL10 Instant Photo Printer

<strong>Short version:</strong> A nice-looking device, and it works more or less as advertised, but the quality of the printing simply isn't good enough. If you want instant photos, analog is still th

Review: Audyssey Lower East Side Speakers

<strong>Short version:</strong> A solid pair of laptop or desk speakers, unremarkable but warm and powerful, with an understated and attractive design. More attention to detail would help justify thei

Head-To-Head Review: Canon T3i Vs. Nikon D5100

With HD video recording, great image quality, and a solid selection of lenses, the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/04/nikons-d5100-dslr-swivel-lcd-in-camera-hd-movie-filters-800/">Nikon D

The Olympus PEN E-P3: Making Cameras Fun Again

<b>Short Version</b> As a long-time fan of Olympus' Micro 4/3s series of cameras, I came to the E-P3 expecting good things. I was not disappointed. The camera is like Mini Cooper or a Smart car: it g

Review: Sony SMP-N100 Streaming Media Player

The Sony SMP-N100 is Sony's addition to the media streaming device market. It's a small, unobtrusive device that doesn't attract any attention to itself. It supports Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video O

Chanel's Titanium Ceramic Chromatic Watch Hands-On

<img src="http://cdn.ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Chanel-J12-Chromatic-6.jpg" alt="" />In my short years as an 'aspiring' watch photographer, few timepieces have truly evaded a good pict

Review: The HP Palm TouchPad

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/newpalm-2118.jpg"/><b>Short Version:</b> Like Duckie from <i>Sixteen Candles</i>, Palm has been the perennial third choice. Even in its

Review: Addonics NAS 3.0 Adapter

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/addonics-nas-adapter-3.0-photo.jpg" />We reviewed <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/addonics/">Addonics</a>'s first <a href="http://

Quick Review: Dungeon Siege III (PC)

I can’t write a full review of this game because I have no intention of finishing it. I am a huge fan of Dungeon Siege and its sequel, and of the hack ‘n slash genre in general, but I felt

Review: Klipsch S5i Rugged In-Ear Headphones

Short version: A solid pair of headphones with some token efforts towards ruggedness. Aside from an increased resistance to water, they’re not remarkably tough, but the sound is good and the rem

Review Of The Cartier Calibre Watch

<img src="http://cdn.ablogtoread.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Cartier-Calibre-watch-2.jpg" alt="" />There is a word that is thrown around a lot in the watch world that means the public takes a watch
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