Neither Apple or Nike has announced the slick-looking accessory pictured at right, but somehow it's managed to sneak its way onto several gadget blogs. Called the Amp+, this fitness-friendly accessory was outed a bit early in the 2007 Men's Health Tech Guide. Sounds like another incident that occurred several months back. In any case, I'm thankful for the slip-ups because they mean we get some dirt a little earlier than usual, and that's always welcome. There's not much info on the Amp+, but it will likely work with the same proprietary Bluetooth transmitter that makes … Read more
The PlayStation 3 is finally available for sale--in theory, anyway. Those fortunate few who were lucky enough to get their hands on Sony's bleeding-edge console will find that it's chock full of features, but there are some choice accessories you'll want to pick up to maximize the PS3 experience.
Extra controllers: The PS3 supports up to seven wireless controllers, but two to four is still the standard for most multiplayer games. Since the console ships with just a single controller, you'll need to pick up at least one more if you want to go head-to-head on … Read more
The Nintendo Wii goes on sale on Sunday, November 19. Thanks to the inclusion of the simple--but infectiously fun--Wii Sports game, the Wii is the first console in recent memory that lets you have fun straight out of the box. Still, there are a few key Wii accessories you'll want to pick up to maximize your Wii experience--especially if you're buying it as a gift.
Extra controllers: Like all recent consoles, the Wii ships with just a single controller (well, one two-part controller: one Wiimote, plus one nunchuk). But the real fun of the system is playing … Read more
I'd like to meet the person whose thought process went like so: "What should I do with these old diskettes I haven't used since the last century? I could just throw them away, but a better idea would be to affix them to my purse!"
While I applaud entrepreneurship always--I mean, this is America--not every arts-and-crafts project should be an exercise in capitalism. The folks at Fractalspin, apparently, beg to differ.
The site brags, "This is a totally unique black vinyl handbag with six real 3.5'' high-density 1.44MB diskettes on each side." … Read more
Accessories producer ezGear has announced details of its initial lineup of accessories for the Zune. The Zune booty includes: the $40 ezView ZUNE Leather Case that features a built-in stand, credit card slots, a magnetic closure, and colors to match any of the Zunes; the $45 ezTrip ZUNE FM Transmitter; the $400 (!) ezVision Video iWear, a pair of A/V goggles that simulate a 50-inch screen; the $30 powerStick ZUNE, an add-on battery pack that increases overall Zune battery life 3-4 times; the $30 ezPower ZUNE wall charger (the Zune doesn't ship with one); and various gold-plated cables. This … Read more
It's not too often that iPod accessories make you feel like you've just stepped into a slick sci-fi spy movie. But the Myvu Personal Media Viewer from MicroOptical sure does. This $299 device is a piece of eyewear with attached earbuds that lets you view your iPod's video content on a screen in front of you. It plugs right into a video media player or compatible cell phone and lets you view video that, according to the company, appears to you as though you were two meters away from a 27-inch TV. Plus, it comes with a … Read more
If you aren't careful, your iPod could easily get stolen. It's a fact of life, right? Well, it doesn't have to be, according to the creators of the iDisguise iPod Nano cases. They're cleverly designed to look like they're for toting around breath mints, not music players. Inside, a foam core keeps your iPod snuggly and scratch-free, and if all goes well, potential thieves will ignore the camouflaged iPod entirely (assuming, of course, that they aren't trying to steal mints). The iDisguise comes in both peppermint and wintergreen variations.
Anti-theft implications aside, it could … Read more
Yeah, yeah, I know. Halloween was yesterday. No more "spooky" gadgets allowed on Crave until next October.
But I couldn't resist Podstar's sweet new Diablo Spectrum skins for the 2GB iPod Nano, which I found on Notcot. Not only do they keep your little iPod safe from bumps and scratches, these skins have horns. And a tail. And even a crazy little earring. They come in six colors, from "Black Jack" to "Martial Martian."
The Diablo Spectrum skins are so cool-looking, they just might be an exception to the "devil horns … Read more
SanDisk's quick rise to No. 2 in U.S. MP3 player sales has spurred the creation of a fledgling accessories market, including the introduction of the first speaker system dedicated to Sansa e200 owners. Now you can listen to your tunes in your car--without the need for a generic, or worse, a Made for iPod FM transmitter--using Maximo Products' Car FM Transmitter and Charger, model number SAN-360.
This in-line-style FM beamer can tune into "all FM frequencies" (88.1 to 107.9 MHz), includes 3 presets, and can actually search for open frequencies. It also boasts "… Read more
Yes, we know. We're tired of iPod accessories too. But this one cries out for attention--literally.
A new G-Tech messenger bag has a built-in speaker for external sound, as well as the requisite sewn-in controls sported by so many other iPod couture items, according to Gizmag. Depending on where you stand on the ubiquitous music device, this is either good or bad. We're agnostic toward the iPod itself, but we're certainly not wild about the bag's noise potential. (It also comes in a generic MP3 version, which we assume would be just as irritating.) Sound Guy, … Read more