This case mod was designed to "look like the sort of atomic bomb that one sees in spy movies or on TV shows like 24," as described on TechEBlog. The creator is quick to add that he "tried not to base the design on any real or fictional bomb, but simply out of my imagination." That's a relief--we think.
We weren't particularly fond of the keyboard computer, but we don't want to hold that against all combo devices. The "Meivo TV," for instance, is something we wouldn't kick out of the living room if someone gave it to us as a gift. The 22-inch LCD has 720p resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo chip, wireless keyboard and mouse, and is ready for both HD and Vista, according to Tech Digest
Made by U.K. gaming notebook maker Rock, the Meivo is priced at 1,000 pounds (around $1,940)--which may be its biggest … Read more
So logic would dictate that this would be inevitable: the keyboard PC. Cybernet's ZPC-945SL is an all-in-one QWERTY keyboard that includes an Intel Pentium 4 processor, up to 2GB of memory, a hard drive, built-in speakers, a mini-PCI slot and six USB ports, according to Tech Digest. But even though it sits only 1.5 inches high, we're not sure if it would be approved by the ergonomics police.
And here we thought the sun-visor theater was a bad idea. As if we don't have enough traffic problems already, SNT Korea has developed a dashboard PC that runs Windows XP to divert our attention from the road too. The touch-screen unit can be used for everything from GPS navigation to live TV, which Newlaunches says can be recorded on a built-in hard drive that can be transferred to a disc later. Claiming "broadband-like" speeds, the in-dash computer will also work with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to set up a mobile office. We pray that drivers … Read more
This one definitely falls under the category of What Took Them So Long? Universal remotes have claimed (dubiously) to do everything under the sun, but they've gotten increasingly difficult to use by cramming in more keys and buttons, not to mention indecipherable commands.
Sharp has responded to that frustration with "the world's first remote controller with a touchpad," according to Gearfuse, for its updated line of Aquos TV-PCs. The design overhaul means 40 percent fewer buttons and computer-like navigation on the remote.
The new products appear to be available only in Japan for now, but we'… Read more
Contrary to popular belief, we at Crave don't buy a new computer every month. In fact, our desktop is so old that it doesn't even work with Bluetooth. (It may have been made before we'd even heard of Bluetooth, come to think of it.)
So we read with great delight on Crunchgear about a simple USB device that can magically bring our ancient PC into the modern wireless world, finally allowing us to get a Bluetooth mouse or other peripherals of the 21st century. The best part of all about Trendnet's compact adapter is the price: $… Read more
Furniture makers for years have tried to hide electronics in all forms of cabinetry, but computers are no longer willing to be stowed away like something to be ashamed of. And one of the latest techno-fashion trends is to make digital equipment blend more naturally with the decor with natural materials.
German design company Holzkontor has taken this concept to a new level with an entire line of exotic woods in a variety of finishes. Techie Diva says the monitors, keyboards and mice can be purchased separately depending on your needs (and your budget). If they ever make a laptop, … Read more
Score one for boring!
One of the side-effects of Apple's popular Mac vs. PC television commercials is that there is now a cottage industry of fakes.
It's time to put aside your personal OS preference (AmigaOS, baby!) and have a good laugh at director Laurie McGuinness's mock PC-vs.-Mac clips. And if you can't...well, you're taking things far too seriously for your own good.
Nevertheless, we've balanced out the bashing with some links to pro-Apple clips below the embedded videos. Enjoy, and ponder whether the video-editing was done on a PC or a … Read more
Because it costs less, that's why. If you're the type of rugged individualist who builds computers from scratch (well, almost), then you know that shipping can be the difference between a bargain and a waste of time. So Aopen Asia is making tower cases that fold up and save space, resulting in lower packing and shipping costs, according to OhGizmo. This way, the company says it can fit twice as many cases in a standard shipping container. There are no guarantees, of course, that the savings will be passed along to the consumer. (We can be so cynical … Read more