Panasonic makes some of the best cordless phones we've reviewed, and now the company is offering Crave readers the chance to win one of its latest models. The Panasonic KX-TG6582 is a two-handset system that offers the latest DECT 6.0 Plus wireless for optimal interference-free reception over the longest distances possible. In addition to its built-in answering machine and easy-to-see high contrast screen, the KX-TG6582 also features "Link-to-Cell" support, which means you can use its built-in Bluetooth radio to make or receive calls from your cell phone via these home phones. While we haven't reviewed … Read more
Crave's on fire this week with plenty of pseudo-inappropriate comments that may make you think you're listening to that other CNET podcast. But don't fret: We keep things just this side of decent with a hand-crank car driven by a beatnik (to new age dance music, no less), a super awesome garbage can made from repurposed trash, and an adorably annoying alarm clock that is will provide endless drunken entertainment at your next party. Things start to go a little off the deep end when we take a look at a flash drive preloaded with porn and wax poetic about a unique boat that--as Eric so aptly notes--"unzips the pants of the ocean." Finally, this week's fat-inducing food mashup disgusts Jasmine so much that she almost drops an F-bomb.Subscribe in iTunes SD Video | Subscribe in RSS SD Video… Read more
Remember Clocky, the wheeled clock that rolls away from you and wheels around beeping until you get up and chase it down? It now has a sibling named Tocky.
This latest version doesn't come with wheels but is instead spherical and will tumble around on your bedroom floor while making a racket. You can record your own wake-up messages or play MP3s as an alarm.
Tocky comes in four different colors--orange, white, aqua, and kiwi--and costs $79 from online store Nanda Home.
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Tivoli Audio makes some stylish and great sounding tabletop radios and for this week's giveaway, Tivoli is offering Crave readers the chance to win one of its classy Platinum Series Model 3 AM/FM clock radios. CNET's audio guru Steve Guttenberg liked its sound, calling it nicely balanced, and said the Tivoli Model 3 "is a great solution for anyone in the market for an upscale tabletop clock radio." This newer version features a hand-lacquered and polished high-gloss finish.
Normally, the Tivoli Platinum Series Model 3 would cost about $400, but you have the chance to … Read more
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium is a realistic, high-definition screensaver that converts your computer screen into a vibrant, colorful saltwater aquarium. You can choose from 27 different exotic fish species--from the Addis Butterflyfish to the Yellow Tang--and SereneScreen can display up to 30 fish at a time, with an easy interface for creating and customizing your own sets of fish (including an option for random species). You also have settings for autopanning, framerate, iTunes playlists, and a bubble column (from a virtual aerator, with optional bubble sound).
SereneScreen has an optional "crystal" paperweight in the tank, too, which you can … Read more
If you ever wanted a tiny dock for your iPhone or iPod that put out half-decent sound for its size, Altec Lansing says it has the answer with its new Octiv Mini, also known as the M102.
The Mini, which carries an MSRP of $59.99, is about as minimal as you get, with no buttons or anything in the way of features. However, when you download Altec's free Alarm Rock app to your iPhone or iPod Touch, it suddenly turns into a "functional" alarm clock. (The speaker is shielded for iPhone use, so you don't … Read more
iHome's clock radio iPod docks continue to evolve. The iP90 is the 2010 iteration of the company's bread-and-butter model that started as the iH5 several years ago. This model has a new design that features a bigger display and what the company describes as "bigger sound."
Like a lot of iHome products, the iP90 has a sort of a retro-modern look, but it eschews the boxy design of its predecessors and opts for a slightly more rounded body that's arguably more attractive. It measures 3.27 inches high by 10.67 inches wide by 6.… Read more
Peruse any electronics store, whether virtual or brick-and-mortar, and you'll be overwhelmed by the breadth of choices offered in the iPod speaker category. As such, it is of the utmost importance that manufacturers of such goods make their products not just stand but jump out from the crowd. Taking an otherwise fairly standard iPod-ready AM/FM radio alarm clock and slapping a $250 price tag on it is surely one way of doing this; we're just not sure it's the right way. This is what JBL has done with the latest addition to its On Time speaker … Read more
HyperCalendar from Foryousoft is a full-featured Personal Information Manager (PIM) that combines a desktop calendar and scheduling program with multimedia reminders, an analog clock display, sound recorder, and an encrypted diary in rich-text format. You can change the look, position, and other aspects of the display. Password protection secures the program from prying eyes, a feature that shouldn't be underestimated.
The first thing you notice about HyperCalendar is its semitransparent TopCalendar display, which features the month's calendar, the analog clock, and navigation buttons. You can drag the calendar anywhere on the desktop, resize it, and alter its transparency … Read more
iHome dubs its iA5 an "app enhanced" alarm clock, which is exactly what it sounds like. This unit is designed to work with iHome's iPhone app, which means you probably shouldn't bother reading on unless you have an iPhone or iPod Touch to connect to its dock.
From a design standpoint, the iA5 isn't terribly distinguished-looking, but it looks attractive enough with a speaker/dock system that slants back and leaves your iPhone or iPod Touch sitting in a lightly reclined position. The speaker is a little deeper and bigger than you'd think looking … Read more