Although it was released overseas last fall, the Scanjet G4050 photo scanner--with its industry-first six-channel scanning technology--will make its North American debut this week at CES 2007. I got a chance to test one before I headed off to the show in Las Vegas, so check out my review of this newly released model, complete with image samples.
Another European design to swoon over. We like the look of this Portuguese-made music system so much that we'd be tempted to get it for the design alone. The "Audio Torch" (great name) is a wireless system with a built-in CD player and speakers that's designed to fit snugly in any corner, which makes great for space-challenged dwellings. Even more interesting, it projects a menu on the wall in colors that can be changed with its remote--which, in its silver disc form, is something of an objet d'art in and of itself. And the torch … Read more
If you're not thrilled with the trend toward sandwich-board TV stands, you might want to consider something like this recent addition to Sony's Bravia line of LCD sets. The new Esprit TAV-L1 is built with a sliding decorative panel that hides a 32-inch TV behind it, in a variety of designs to suit your decor. Sony says the Esprit, which is available only in Europe at present, "fused cutting-edge European interior trends with the best of Sony's exclusive sound and vision technology." We like Chip Chick's description a lot better: "A force to … Read more
While other companies are trying to cram as many functions as possible into a single device, ASUS is going in the other direction with one of its newest creations. The "XG Station" claims to be the first external graphics card unit for laptops. What does that mean? According to Fareastgizmos, lab experiments showed 9 times faster graphics acceleration. That's probably from the company's literature, but it's still an interesting idea even if the device is mistaken for a dashboard radio hooked up to your computer.
The 40th annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to kick off on Sunday, which means a few things:McCarran International Airport is going to busier than a beehive; This is the only time of year the Las Vegas strip will have more technophiles than dancers; CNET reporters will be scurrying to pack their bags this weekend to jet off to Vegas!
Although the CES floors will be a veritable sea of shiny new gizmos and gadgets, attendees of the "biggest consumer show of the year" will have to take along some of their own gear as well. … Read more
It's been just a few short months since Crave launched, and we're pretty proud of where it's gone and where it's still going. If you're liking what you're reading, too, maybe you'd like to nominate us for the seventh annual Weblog Awards! You can vote through 10:00 PM Eastern time on Wednesday, January 10th.
Crave is eligible for the following categories:Best American Weblog Best Computers or Technology Weblog Most Humorous Weblog Best Writing of a Weblog Best Group Weblog Best-Kept Secret Weblog Best New Weblog Weblog of the Year (if you … Read more
Old Toyota: reliable and practical cars with decent gas mileage for the commuting set.
New Toyota: the Prius, the FJ Cruiser, hybrid Camry, hybrid Highlander and soon...a hybrid sports car.
The FT-HS concept car is meant to be a sample of mid-priced hybrid sports car with ultra-low emissions and fuel efficiency, according to Toyota.
The front-engine rear-drive car would have a V6 3.5-liter engine, putting out approximately 400 horsepower when coupled with the hybrid system, and be able to do zero-to-sixty in four seconds.
Not sure of the look? Well those "aero-corners" on the body that … Read more
I wish I had a little yellow submarine that I could putz around in. Motorized would be optimal, but I could even deal with foot pedals, as long as it's a submarine and it's yellow. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find one within my price range, nor a piece of dock space where I could keep it securely stored, so I guess I will have to settle for this, which was featured on ShinyShiny. It's a fully-functional FM radio with a waterproof speaker, is powered by four AAA batteries, and it's designed to float … Read more
Happy 2007, everyone! I'm hoping that you've kept your resolutions so far, but in case you haven't I've made a list of some gadgets and Web sites that might encourage you to stay on track! Here are the links:Quit smoking with Nicostopper iPod + Nike Garmin Forerunner Brain Age for Nintendo DS 43folders.com Smartphones: T-Mobile Dash, MDA, Samsung Blackjack, Motorola Q ATM for kids Next time you see me, I'll be at CES!
"I'm picking out a thermos for you...Not an ordinary thermos for you..."
If a thermos really does mean true love, then get The Jerk in your life one to keep coffee hotter longer, but not actually scald.
According to Jolex, its Brugo thermos has a chamber that adjusts your coffee to an ideal sipping temp before it reaches your lips. Double-walled insulation keeps the rest of the coffee hot, until your next sip.
The $20 Brugo coffee thermos, which comes in an array of colors, is also spill proof.