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Men don't merely dread February because we've gotta buy our ladies Valentine's Day gifts; we've also gotta tell 'em what we want. Guys are notoriously hard to shop for; mostly we just want peace and quiet.
But if your girlfriend is demanding a wishlist, and you're drawing a blank, here's a list of tech gadgets that'll make you happy to receive and her happy to give.
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There's a point in middle school (or high school at the latest) when it becomes completely lame to play with toys. If your friends come over to your house and you offer to break out the Hot Wheels or have a water fight, don't worry, they won't be your friends for long.
But when you turn 18, a magical thing happens: You get to reclaim your childhood toys in the name of ironic fun. Whether you're living in a college dorm or an apartment with your buddies (or, less ideally, in your parents' house) playing with certain toys can be awesome. That's why you should steal toys from your little brother, or--if you don't have one--from your friend's little brother. Or a cousin. Or just some random kid. You get the idea.
Still sound lame to you? You're missing the big picture. As a boy, you used these toys as a vehicle for your imagination. As a man, you'll use them for pranks and parties...
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Plenty of celebrities, from Ludacris to Snooki, pop up at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas for product endorsements--but rap mogul, author and actor (and headphone connoisseur) 50 Cent distinguishes himself by hanging around for the whole week, promoting his various ventures to anyone who'll listen. Fiddy took time to drop some knowledge on us about how to survive "the Super Bowl of gadgets," and which ones have him the most excited.
With Halloween blowing right by us, it's only a matter of time until the holidays are at our doorstep. That's why it's time to start dropping our holiday gift guides now--so our readers avoid long lines at the mega malls.
One gift any man with taste can appreciate is a new set of "cans." Headphones have become a way to express your personality without saying too much. That's why we've matched up some of newest headphones to the guy each pair best fits. After reviewing some of the latest and greatest of this year's batch, we came up with a list of 10 headphones and what they say about you.
Sony X Headphones
What They Say About You: For the guy who feels the need to sit back and judge others. These pillow-like headphones sound solid enough to justify spending three large bills for a pair of Sony X headphones.
Tomorrow night on "Guy Code," the cast will be discussing everything guys need to know about going into their freshman year. While it's daunting to be out on your own and dealing with a bunch of smart kids, there are even more things to be excited about: the first party of the semester, college girls, 2am road trips to greasy spoons, getting away from your parents' rules and, of course, all the new gear you get to bring to school. Since there is so much to remember when going off to your first year of college, we've taken it upon ourselves to find the gear and gadgets you may have overlooked. You want to hit up your parents' credit cards now while they're emotional and willing to buy you most anything you need "for school."
Father's Day is upon us once again. Gone are the days of giving the old man a crappy tie, new tube socks or even that thing you called an ashtray. This year, take a few minutes out of your busy day (yes, surfing the web counts as being busy) to not only look for a great gift for the man who helped give you life, but something that you can both "share." With so many options to choose from in so many price ranges, your good friends at MTV Clutch are here to help by taking the guesswork out of choosing the correct gift. Happy Father's Day.
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After years of dragging their feet and dilly-dallying with nonsense like "green energy" and "4G networking" and "curing AIDS," science has FINALLY developed the X-ray vision that we've been promised since like 1940s Superman comics. According to the Daily Mail, a new chip could allow cameras to see through walls, wood, plastic and...fabric.
Sure, the technology is being touted as a way to look inside the body without the radioactive damage of X-rays, or to detect counterfeit money, or (our personal favorite) to find "studs in the walls." Shyeah, more like "babes" BEHIND the walls, am I right? High fives!
Since the chip is small enough to fit into consumer devices, the inventors are trying to limit its range to just four inches. But, c'mon, some horny nerd out there will mod that s*** and soon enough we'll all be watching each other dump out or get undressed on the reg. It's a brave, horny, voyeuristic, pervy new world. And we're already walking around pants-less in anticipation. YOU'RE WELCOME, X-ray chip users.
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Not everyone can score an SXSW All-Access badge to this year's festival in Austin, but thanks to your good friends at MTV Clutch and Sonos you can win an amazing speaker system. That way you can listen to all of the acts in the lineup from the comfort of your home. Plus, you won't have to wait in hour-long lines for $12 burgers and smell the blue wine from the Porta-Potties.
We're giving away a Super Limited Edition Sonos PLAY:3 Hi-Fi speaker designed by artist Hisham Bharoocha along with a Sonos Wireless Bridge valued at $500. The Limited Edition PLAY:3 is the same unit being given to select guests and VIPs at SXSW. The grand prize allows the lucky winner to unleash all the new music that you are missing at the festival to stream throughout your home.
All you have to do for a chance to win is follow MTV Clutch's Twitter and tweet: "@mtvclutch I want my limited-edition SonosPlay:3 speaker system! Rules:http://on.mtv.com/wppdbE." Do it before March 24 and you'll be entered in the giveaway.
Let us give you a little tip, guys. If you want a woman to take off her clothing in your home, your floor cannot be covered in dog hair, dust and paint chips. Filthy floors are a sure sign that you're a slob who also rarely washes his sheets--meaning she won't want to crawl between them. Easy fix, right? Just vacuum. Easier said than done. You're a busy guy, plus vacuuming is boring as hell.
Lucky for you, MTV Clutch and iRobot just solved your problem. We're giving away two special edition turquoise Roomba 780 vacuum cleaning robots for free. These $599.99 beauties clean your floors by themselves and you don't even have to remember to turn it on. Just set its cleaning schedule and it'll terrify your dog by vacuuming when you're not even home.
For a chance to end your filthy flooring problem for free, just go to MTV Clutch's Facebook page, click "Like" and fill out the entry form before midnight tonight! Get your roommates to do it also for more chances to win!
* Must be 13 or older and a legal resident of one of the 50 United States or District of Columbia. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Click here for complete official rules.
Hell, here it is again, Valentine's Day. Ladies, MTV Clutch may be a blog for guys, but we understand your realistic expectations for tomorrow. You're expecting stale drugstore chocolates as a gift or for him to forget all together. But what if this is the year he pulls through and kills it? How awkward will it be if he gives you an expensive, well-thought-out gift and you give him thermal socks? Or a sweatband (as a hint to start jogging)? That means he'll have the "upper guilt hand" on you and there's no telling how he'll wield it.
To help out you ladies (and in turn your men), MTV Clutch has put together a last-minute Valentine's Day gift guide on tech gadgets that guys will love.