Hands-On Samsung's BD-UP5000 Hybrid HD DVD and Blu-ray player (Verdict:…

I just had some hands-on time with Samsung's BD-UP5000 Duo HD, their first hybrid Blu-ray and HD DVD disc player. It's so good, it might as well be called BD-UP-Yours-Format-War. (Get it? Yeah, sorry, that wasn't too funny.) It's not the industry's first hybrid disc player—the LG BH100 has that honor. But it is the… » 7/25/07 7:30pm 7/25/07 7:30pm

First Palm Foleo Hands On and Impressions

It would be redundant to step through the Foleo right after Hawkins gave us a feature tour, but I have held the hardware, and it is impressively light (physically and software wise). It looks like a fanless, or near fanless design, the screen is very nice, and the keyboard reminds me of a Toshiba Tecra (a favorable… » 5/30/07 2:37pm 5/30/07 2:37pm

iRiver Clix Unboxed, Groped


If you remember, the second generation iRiver Clix is now available and the man in brown dropped off mine today. Initially, the device is mighty pretty. Everything, from the extremely clean look, interface, display and more. For those wondering how the device is operated, the four edges of the front panel are… » 4/25/07 6:30pm 4/25/07 6:30pm

Otto Bluetooth Ear and Speaker Kit: Dock Like Spaceships, Ugly by Design

Otto's a company you've likely not heard of unless you're a firefighter or SWAT officer. The company's been making communication gear for pros in dangerous lines of work since 1961, and now they're making civilian gear. Most of it is uninteresting (noise canceling headphones, MP3 player built in headphones), except… » 4/25/07 3:00pm 4/25/07 3:00pm

Temp Sensing LED Faucet Light Review (Verdict: Needs More Spray)

I really dig those expensive LED faucets that glow blue and red to warn you of the temp. Here's my review of the $20 nozzle attachment version. As you'd guess, I'm giving up a thing or two by skimping: » 4/18/07 9:41pm 4/18/07 9:41pm