We had vowed not to post any more items on alarm clocks, but this could be a Valentine's gag gift for a loved one obsessed with 24. As you rightly guessed, the alarm on Banpresto's "DangerBomb Clock" can be disarmed only if the wires are connected in the correct sequence, according to Akihabara News. It might not be quite so lame if they combined this with the "Sonic Bomb," blowing out the eardrums of the hapless victim who doesn't get to it in time. But that's just us.
A few of us Cravers have been at the American International Toy Fair in New York City this week, and we've been thoroughly impressed by the selection of fun playthings that might be geared at a slightly younger audience but which we certainly wouldn't mind taking home anyway.
--LEGO Millennium Falcon. Will Greenwald kind of went nuts over this 5,000+ piece Lego building set that was released to commemorate that 30th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie. (Crave)
There are plenty of Wii accessories on the market, and some may actually help you improve your game play. But what good is all this without the appropriate attire?
City Magazine understands this well and has offered some helpful fashion hints for the well-heeled fanboy and fangirl. Among the designer fashion wear it chose, according to Luxist, are "a Polo Ralph Lauren vest and polo, a Tiffany diamond bangle, P'8419 sunglasses and, if one-piece outfits are more your style, a map dress from Lacoste."
We can't wait to see what outfits are recommended for venturing outside … Read more
The onslaught of flat TVs has clearly been confounding for furniture makers, which have lost their staple faux armoires and have been struggling to come up with an equally popular replacement ever since. Evesham, at least, is making an effort to add function to form with a TV stand that also serves as a surround-sound system.
The "Sound Stage X1" matches many of today's plasma and LCD designs with a glossy black and glass finish, which masks nine--count 'em, nine--speakers built into its frame, according to Pocket-lint.
The stand isn't the cheapest at nearly $600, but … Read more
Better luck next time, Sparky. Remember those two special-edition World of Warcraft Dell laptops we mentioned that were up for charity auction on eBay? In case you missed it (shame on you for not reading Crave more carefully), they were a pair of custom XPS M1710 gaming notebooks painted by artist Mike Lavallee and signed by Michael Dell himself.
The company announced the winners, Trip Hoover of Texas and Daniel Marinow of Germany, whose combined bids totaled nearly $12,000, according to Laptoping. So don't feel too bad. The proceeds went to the America's Second Harvest.
The idea of a car-board black box doesn't bother us, despite the obvious issues of data privacy and commentary on modern society. We are, however, offended by another aspect: aesthetics.
Just take a look at the most recent version from Gadget Universe. Would you really want to mount one of these things on your dash or in the rear window of your car? It's almost as bad as a dog with a bobbing head.
Sure, it's possible that your recorded evidence could come in handy after an accident. But what if you were at fault because your … Read more
We were feeling a tad guilty for pointing out a special remote for kids yesterday. So to do our part in promoting physical fitness among our youth, today we're offering this bike simulator so kids can get in some stationary cycling while playing their video games.
Why, you might ask, wouldn't parents tell their kids to take real bikes outside and ride them? Because that wouldn't be very virtual now, would it? Duh.
Web site discovery and recommendation site StumbleUpon, best known for its thumbs-up-or-down recommendation and discovery system for Web sites, has given its Stumble Video product a makeover that targets the coveted demographic of Wii addicts. The site now has an interface specifically designed for the Wii's Opera browser so that Wii owners can use their consoles to find cool new videos from YouTube and other sites, targeted specifically toward their prior StumbleUpon rating histories. It's a bit like Netflix's recommendation service.
StumbleUpon, which claims nearly 2 million registered users, has also released the 3.0 version of … Read more
If you're all about convergence and think camera phones are mere toys, then allow us to suggest the Possio Greta as your next cell phone. The Greta, which is now showing at 3GSM in Barcelona, does more than just make calls it's also a copier, a printer, a fax machine, a scanner, and a clock. No, you won't find the proverbial kitchen sink inside, but with the exception of making coffee it does amount to a mobile office. And it even comes in a version that's compatible with U.S. GSM bands. But before you get … Read more
We've been reviewing the 2007 Audi A3 for the past week, and we're really enjoying the car's sporty nature. This is not a mild-mannered car, and I've taken to calling it "the little beast." Its 2-liter turbo four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive, and Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) combine to make fast starts a challenge for its traction control and for the driver. When your foot's to the floor in this car, you need to keep the wheel under control as the front tires try to break their terrestrial bonds and the traction control puts … Read more