Dec 22, 2012 - By Chris Weiss
Here at GadgetCrave, we spend a lot of time featuring cool new gadgets designed to make your life a little more convenient and entertaining. Not all gadgets provide an improvement, however. Many gadgets serve to anger and annoy their users and others around them more than they actually provide any positive function. Here’s a list of gadgets and devices that have all undoubtedly found themselves at the wrong end of a mallet or strip of asphalt countless times.
Feb 25, 2012 - By Chris Weiss
I’ve seen a few short-sighted folks that think the wristwatch is on the verge of extinction because you can tell time with a cell phone. Unfortunately, what that shallow argument fails to address is that watches are more than just timepieces; they’re fashion accessories, statement pieces. Perhaps cell phones will replace a few $15 digital watches from Walmart, but they’ll never replace fancy, multi-thousand-dollar Swiss machines.
With that being said, some watches may need to add a little more bang for the buck to remain viable. After all, not every watch is a handcrafted, jewel-encrusted masterpiece from the Alps. So watchmakers have taken to incorporating all kinds of funky tech in order to make watches a little more attractive to consumers. Here are our favorite examples.
Feb 07, 2012 - By danseitz
We all know them. Many of us kind of hate them. The Bluetooth headset, though, is a staple of modern life. Whether it’s something you need or something you want, millions of people have one plugged in their ear.
And it may be paving the way for their smartphone to be hacked.
Feb 06, 2012 - By danseitz
It’s been a dream of science fiction for decades: a car where you just climb in and the computer takes care of the rest. It’s more than just neat: most accidents are caused by human error, so take the human out of the equation, and cars suddenly become much, much safer.
But what does it take to make the safest self-driving car? About $500,000 worth of gear.
Feb 05, 2012 - By Kara Jones
10. Lego Star Wars Sets
The coming together of two massive brands give birth to one huge geek fest.
Price varies: $20 – $1999
Feb 03, 2012 - By Chris Weiss
With Microsoft Kinect set to launch next week, and Sony Move already out there, the motion-based gaming wars are officially underway. After four years, Microsoft and Sony can finally compete on the same playing field as Nintendo. But Nintendo still has a couple of legs up in one aspect of motion-based gaming: strange, outlandish accessories designed to make gaming more true to form. Here are some of the oddest Wii peripherals and designs that we’ve seen over the years.
Feb 01, 2012 - By Chris Weiss
We all know what a technological ninja James Dyson is. He saw a problem with the average vacuum and sidekicked it into a much more effective home tornado that we may not be able to afford, but love anyway. Then, he turned to one of the greatest banes on modern man, the public bathroom hand dryer and–BAM!–flying dragon straight into some crazy-ass wind tunnel-type machine that just strips the water right off your mitts.
Don’t stop there Dys. There are dozens of other products that need your help, many of which we’re forced to use every day. These things suffice because there’s nothing better, but if you have a free minute, could ya go ahead and tinker around a little on these projects.
Jan 30, 2012 - By Chris Weiss
We see many new technologies and gadgets pass over our desks each day. Some will go on to support multi-billion-dollar industries and some will never be heard from again. And it’s not always easy telling the brilliant ones from the monstrous flops waiting to happen. Not until a few years have passed anyway.
At one point in time, each of these was either a conceptual technology with loads of promise, possibly even a budding market reality. In all cases, the technologies and products involved were doomed for the worst kind of failure. In fact, you may have forgotten some of these ever existed.
Jan 21, 2012 - By Chris Weiss
Concepts get some ambivalence around here at GadgetCrave. On the one hand, they provide a look into what the future could look like. I mean, who wasn’t psyched when the 7-year-old version of himself watched Back to the Future II and saw the notorious hoverboard and power laces. And who didn’t think “Wow, I can’t wait for 2015!” On the other hand, concepts can be frustrating–so awesome, so perfect yet with no discernible path to production anytime in the near future, perhaps ever.
I think the former feeling wins out in the end. As frustrating as it is not having the product in the now, a present in which we can’t conceptualize what the future might look like isn’t a place we want to be. So in honor of this great introspective discovery, we present some of the coolest gadget concepts we’ve seen over the past year or so. These are the type of ideas that make us love and hate concepts.