OK, we admit this is really stupid. But we're all about accessorizing here at Crave, and we know that there's no accounting for taste. So for those who are drawn to such items as the "Lips Phone" and the "KissPhone," we feel obligated to pass along this "USB Mini-Lips Speaker" from Hong Kong's Brando (of course) to complement the ensemble. The 2-watt speaker connects to anything with a 3.5-millimeter jack and is small enough to be worn around the neck as an ill-advised fashion statement. An unsolicited word of advice: … Read more
The PC mouse has, perhaps appropriately, been the subject of myriad laboratory experiments that have grafted on various non-mousage functions that do things like keeping the desktop clean (in more ways than one). And the Frankensteinian ideas are getting weirder all the time.
So it was refreshing to see that this latest gadget--a USB mouse speaker--apparently doesn't do any computer navigation at all, because we think the desktop rodent has already suffered well beyond its fair share of abuse. Instead, it's just a novelty item that's shaped like a toy mouse and can work with an … Read more
In this toy weapon's quiver is an arrow with a plastic ball on the end instead of an actual tip, which may disappoint the most avid fans of the free Wii game Link's Crossbow Training, though its laser sight should please the more maniacal among them. Not to mention that its $28 is more expensive than the Zapper, which comes bundled with the crossbow game, according … Read more
A start-up launched on Friday aims to make furnishing an office as simple as assembling a cardboard box.
Bloxes are the latest option in cardboard furniture (see photo gallery), which is gaining a toehold in the world of 'green' design. The corrugated cardboard puzzle pieces lock together to form sturdy shapes such as chairs, walls, and play forts.
The junior Raskin is using Bloxes to furnish the lofted … Read more
Now here's a novel concept. We've seen all manner of objects take remote-controlled flight, from mosquitos and dragonflies to laser choppers and UFOs, but there's one that's been conspicuously overlooked: a bird.
Actually, it's an "iBird," to be exact (of course). Silverlit, which makes this winged avenger, says it simulates a bird's flight by using "realistic flapping wing movements" and is part of the "latest generation of RC flyers," according to GeekAlerts. That, at least, may be the case as long as it doesn't go anywhere near … Read more
It's pink, it plays MP3s, and it's got a "Barbie" signature. Is there really anything else left to say?
It's unclear whether the Korean-made "INNO B2" is licensed by Mattel, but we would be surprised if it was. The toymaker already has its "Barbie Girls" MP3 player, which is tied into its whole Webkinz-like online strategy.
Whatever the case, this player has an OLED screen, 2GB of built-in storage, a radio tuner, and a USB port, according to Akihabara News. It could also be easily mistaken for a makeup compact because … Read more
It should have been obvious that the "Nabaztag" was having some emotional problems when it turned to graffiti, let alone self-defacement. The Wi-Fi rabbit had apparently grown quickly from its innocent beginnings into precocious adolescence, perhaps accelerated by instant fame.
Yet it's not too late to set it straight: All it needs is some positive companionship to avoid following Britney to UCLA Med Center. And that's where "i-Buddy" comes in.
What could possibly be more annoying than buzzing your friends and co-workers with a "PicoZ Micro Helicopter"? Try the new "PicoZ MX-1 Extreme," which makes the bold claim of being "the world's smallest remote control chopper."
The difference might seem minuscule to the untrained eye--4.6 inches vs. the original's 5.3 inches--but if you're of Lilliputian origins, the discrepancy is massive. Other than that, Coolest-Gadgets says the quarter-ounce copter has many of the same features as its older and larger sibling, including twin channels, a built-in lithium battery, adjustable trim … Read more
Live out your fantasy of being an army commander with the USB wireless rocket launcher from ThinkGeek. Place the launcher within a 15-foot radius of your command center (that would be your computer), position the transmitting and receiving dish within sight of each other, and count down to D-Day saying, "Hasta la vista, baby." If you miss your target with the first missile, quickly send the command to reposition it and try again. You've only three foam missiles, so make careful use of it. To make the experience more complete, dig out your toy soldiers and station … Read more
It's kind of surprising that one of the big handset makers didn't come up with a Transformers phone at the height of the movie's hype last year. After all, just about every other form of gadget tried to cash in on it, from laptops and stereos to earphones and MP3 players.
Perhaps Softbank just and Toshiba knew that that true Optimus Prime loyalists would appreciate such a phone regardless of the movie. But it's unclear whether hard-core fans would look past the fact that the new 815T PB handset on the Japanese market doesn't really … Read more