Video: Hands-on With the Nintendo Wii Wheel

I got up close and personal with the Wii Wheel at last week's Nintendo Media Summit, where I (literally) played hours of Mario Kart Wii. I tried playing with the wheel attached and without, trying different configurations of play. And after spending a day with the peripheral, I can't exactly call it great, but it's… » 4/15/08 6:00am 4/15/08 6:00am

Jupiter Mouse Offers Control Via Glorified Wooden Testicle

The Jupiter Mouse is made of wood, easily fits the palm of your hand and controls the on-screen cursor by using tilting gestures. The astronomically great mouse retails at ¥13,980 ($136.10), and the control method actually seems quite interesting; tilting the mouse results in cursor movement in the relevant direction,… » 3/08/08 11:00am 3/08/08 11:00am

Ripserver NAS Makes CD Archiving Easypeasy

Okay, so the CD is maybe slowly on its way out but for a while there'll be enough around to make the Ripserver NAS gadget useful. In use it's as simple as its case design: slot in a CD, and it automatically rips it, archives to its hard drive, and spits the CD out again. Linking up to your home network is then handled… » 3/05/08 9:36am 3/05/08 9:36am

USB Card Reader Squeezes in a Thermometer and Digital Clock Too

This gadget from Polar is a multifunction card reader that distinguishes itself from all the others with a dust-proof sliding lid and a built-in clock (wow!) and thermometer. It is an analog thermometer, but what the heck: everything else is digital nowadays, so its nice to see some cheapo mashup analogness. The… » 2/22/08 10:00am 2/22/08 10:00am