Amazon’s Fire TV is the Amazon Fire of set top boxes. I’m not saying that to sound like an idiot. I’m trying to emphasize how Amazon’s affinity for highly proprietary and basically functional hardware spans categories. The fancy new Fire TV is no exception.
Remotes are stupid. Stupid stupid and/or stupid expensive. So why bother dealing with stupidity when you already have the perfect device to control your system: an iPhone. See, smartphones are not stupid. With the Griffin Beacon, you can control everything with your phone.
The Gadget: The Flip MinoHD, the most recognizable name in pocket camcorder's HD camera, it shoots 720p video on 4GB of built-in memory.
Monster just announced their first ear buds, the Turbine "In-Ear Speakers", a followup to the Beats By Dre cans, and they are quite nice for the $150 price tag. I tried them on for a few hours, and so far I've been impressed with the clean, deep bass and crisp, clear mids and highs. In fact, I'd be willing to put them…
The Gadget: EyeClops Night Vision Infrared Stealth Goggles, the cheapo-version of the spy favorite that'll allow you to go exploring, play wargames, or stalk your ex-girlfriend in the dark.
The Gadget: Archos 5, the touchscreen "internet media tablet" with HD video viewing, game support and web surfing, is poised to take on the comparatively puny-in-screen, puny-in-storage iPod touch.
The Gadget: Slacker G2, a slimmer, updated version of the original Slacker portable internet radio player. The Price: $200 for 25-station 4GB, and $250 for the 40-station 8GB unit. The free service is ad-supported and allows six skips per hour, while the premium service costs about $10/month and is ad-free, offers…