Teenage Engineering's New Pocket Operators
Miniature, inexpensive and incredibly addictive: the Pocket Operator series has electronic music producers and fans furiously making music on the go with dexterous thumbs. The Swedish collaboration between audio tech nerds Teenage Engineering and...
CAKEWALK Fitness App
No matter how intuitive, well-designed or smart your favorite fitness app might be, it’s useless if you don’t actually get out of bed and into the gym. A humorous new app, called CAKEWALK, has found a way to bypass this problem by nagging and shaming...
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Bloc & Roc's Galvanize S2 Black 18k Rose Gold Headphones
There are at least two factors necessary for garnering attention in the ever-crowded headphone market, with superior sound quality and thoughtful design at the top of the list. Bloc & Roc's Galvanize S2 offers both. As for design, it's more than...
Sevenhugs' Smart Remote
Looking to simplify the endless number of apps and interfaces used to control smart-home products, French start-up Sevenhugs has introduced the first “contextually aware” universal Smart Remote. In other words, it’s the first remote to understand...
The Roost 2.0 Laptop Stand
After constant hunching and slouching in front of a laptop forced James Olander to visit the doctor, the former engineer decided to build his own laptop stand. But instead of quickly hacking together a rough makeshift, he spent months over-engineering...
SUPER 8 CAMERAS
Designing the New Kodak Super 8 with fuseproject + Yves Behar
It's safe to say that many filmmakers got their start on Super 8 cameras—grainy, film-shooting creative tools that were easy to use and fun to tinker with. While the category never died and old cameras are still highly in demand, they provide challenges...
Inside the Audi E-tron Quattro Concept
We had our first introduction to the Audi E-tron Quattro concept car in September 2015, during Frankfurt's IAA Auto Show. At that time, however, the doors remained closed, leaving the interior design a bit of a mystery. At CES 2016, however, we...
Nikon KeyMission 360
Nikon, today at CES, unveiled their expected flagship update, the D5 (more on that soon), plus the unexpected entry point to the action and VR space, the KeyMission 360. It's bit larger than a GoPro, but the device has two lenses, not one. Facing...
Lighting Science's "Good Night" Biological LED Lamp
Most of us are aware of the fact that there's more to a good night's sleep than an excellent mattress. In fact, there are so many tangential sleep industries—from pills, teas, apps and creams all the way to therapy. Until recently, however, countless...
Canary Provides Peace of Mind
Why stress about your pets, kids, housekeeper, repair people or seniors (not to mention burglars) when you can monitor your home with Canary? More than just a camera, Canary can sound a very loud alarm to startle intruders, and it can help you get...
Joey Roth's Steel Speaker
Joey Roth—an industrial designer and CH favorite known for enhancing simple pleasures through beautiful design—is back with a second musical creation: the Steel Speaker. His first foray into the audio world, the Ceramic Speaker set, astonished...
Impressions of the iPad Pro
We’ve been using the iPad Pro for a couple weeks now and are thoroughly impressed. The screen is phenomenal, speakers are booming and every app runs super-fast. While our intention was to focus on how the larger screen tablet fits in to a professional...
CONSUMER AUDIO PRODUCTS
Core Speaker by Mass Fidelity
A year ago, Toronto-based audio tech company Mass Fidelity raised over $1.5 million in their Indiegogo campaign for the Core speaker. The numbers and interest make sense, because this isn't another check-off-the-boxes, cookie-cutter Bluetooth speaker...
Launching today, Figment VR is vying to be another way to make virtual reality more accessible. Zi Wang, an ex-Googler, wanted to design something more portable and durable than what Google Cardboard could offer. "It is a good way to at least give...
Arthur Buxton’s "Colourstory" Show and App
At the recent Rooms Festival in Bristol, UK, one of the rooms was slightly hidden away from the others. Visitors had to wander down a long corridor and then up a winding staircase to get to the festival’s gallery space, which—unlike most of the...
Fuseproject's Three-Port Zolt Charger
Launching today, the Zolt Laptop Charger aims to make powering all your devices faster, easier and much less cumbersome. The charger—designed by fuseproject—is a sleek, lightweight device with three USB ports. This translates to charging three...
Capturing Photos on the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Drone
We were quick to get our hands on the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K drone when it launched this summer. A field test, however, yields more than a product announcement, but insight on where it stands in a rapidly developing consumer market. We've taken the...
Austere Launches KiBiSi + Biomega OKO Lightweight E-Bike
Finding the balance between functionality, weight and aesthetics is no easy task—especially when it comes to electric bikes. With Biomega's latest, the Biomega OKO designed in collaboration with Bkarje Ingels' industrial design firm KiBiSi, all...
Porter & Sail's Digital Concierge Service
Regardless of how carefully one plans a vacation or business trip, on-the-fly recommendations can come in handy for spare moments or simply indulging whimsy. Both Yelp and Foursquare have their limitations, in that you're relying on friends or...
Test Ride: Hoverboard Technologies' Hoverboard
The market for rechargeable rides seems to be booming as of late, especially in the self-balancing skateboard sector where new options pop up every month or so. We’ve previously covered the Onewheel, which—like its name suggests—is a board that balances...
Light’s L16 Pocket-Sized Multi-Aperture Camera
No other camera looks quite like the newly announced Light L16, with one side featuring a whopping 16 lenses. This visual assessment immediately reveals just how advanced the technology is within the device. When capturing an image, all lenses fire...
Rechargeable Electric Wheels
Glide through traffic without spewing any fumes, thanks to the plethora of e-wheels that are becoming available—though laws around the world are huffing and puffing to keep up. Below are new iterations of two-wheeled personal vehicles that are changing...
Sonos Play:5 Redesigned and Reengineered
Today Sonos, the wireless HiFi company, announced two significant releases: The new Play:5 speaker and Trueplay, a feature in the Sonos app that easily helps most Sonos speakers sound the best it can in whatever environment you've placed it in...
The Punkt. MP 01 Mobile Phone
In 2015, the idea of not having immediate access to the internet, games and social media apps on your phone has gone from inspiring terror and fear of missing out to sounding increasingly appealing. The ability to disconnect and not constantly check...
Voltaic Systems' Shine Solar
Voltaic Systems made their debut in solar technologies over a decade ago when they introduced the first Solar Backpack—a bag we were impressed with, we announced it before there were any actually in stock. Fortunately, our eagerness allowed them...