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...
Jawbone UP Gets Back on Track
Released earlier this spring, the new generation of Jawbone UP products (2, 3 and 4, the latter which includes contactless AmEx payments on top of heart rate and temperature tracking) offered a favorable initial impression, but after a few weeks...
Dyson's First-Ever Humidifier
To put it simply, Dyson knows a lot about air. From their vacuums and Airblade, to their fan's patented Air Multiplier technology, the brand has reimagined manipulation of environmental flow. It only makes sense, then, that they would release a...
ONLINE STORAGE TECHNOLOGY
Nextbit's New Robin Phone Gets Close to the Cloud
Mobile phones have come a long way since the 2000s (just take a look at our hands-on review of the Nokia E70 in 2006). More than a decade later, as smartphones have undeniably become daily essential tool in our lives, it feels like we're reaching...
Pingbell Brings the Traditional Bike Bell To Present Day
In bike-friendly cities, more often than not, one's ride is stored in a sea of other bikes, or in the closest place available—which might not be the easiest to remember. One year ago, Amsterdam-based studio FROLIC proposed a simple solution: a...
Simple, Advanced Happy Ears Earplugs
Stand at a concert in Sweden and you’ll notice that the vast majority of the crowd will pause moments before the band comes onstage to reach into their pockets and retrieve earplugs. Likewise, on the streets, fingers go in ears the moment an emergency...
CH25: Tal Danino
Programming bacteria to sniff out and treat cancer. It may sound like something out of the future, but it’s exactly what Tal Danino is doing right now. A bioengineer, TED Fellow and postdoctoral fellow at MIT, Danino specializes in manipulating...
Esbee's Handmade Leather iPhone and iPad Charging Cables
While the leather encasement might be the most aesthetically alluring feature of Esbee Cables' iPhone and iPad charging wires, it's arguably not the most important. Yes, electric insides are wrapped in luxuriant, handmade leather that prevents...
CH25: Jonathan Sparks
As a drummer in hard, loud rock bands over the past decade, Jonathan Sparks indulged his passion for theatrics: “I love those large, swooping gestures, actions people in the back of the crowd could see too.” When he got more into electronic music...
New GIPHY CAM App for iOS
The internet's obsession with finding and sharing GIFs (regardless of how you pronounce the word) shows no sign of slowing. For a long while now, we've been using the PHHHOTO app to create our own and share them within their dedicated social...
The Knock Knock App
From Humin, the company behind the relationship-based intelligent contacts platform (which remembers how you met a new person), comes a new way to make exchanging contact info less cumbersome. New app Knock Knock uses Beacon and Bluetooth technology...
Fotokite Phi GoPro Carrying Quadcopter
Utilizing the same technology as their professional model (used by the BBC for special programming and broadcast coverage), Swiss electronics company Perspective Robotics AG has just announced their consumer-oriented quadcopter follow-up, the Fotokite...