SIR DAVID ADJAYE
Master & Dynamic MA770 Concrete Speaker
NYC-based Master & Dynamic has already garnered plenty of well-deserved attention for their premium-quality headphones and earphones, and today the young audio company is launching their first-ever speaker. Designed in collaboration with celebrated...
Layer3 TV Launches Cablebox Designed by BMW Designworks
Layer3 TV is a new US cable company with service available in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Longmont, CO with Los Angeles coming online soon. Shown here is an exclusive look at their new set-top box designed by BMW Group subsidiary Designworks...
HIGH PERFORMANCE SNEAKERS
DIGITAL LIGHT SYNTHESIS
adidas Futurecraft 4D
There is a process known as Digital Light Synthesis, invented by the California-based technology firm Carbon—and it's fascinating. Here, a pool of responsive, dynamic resin rests on an optical member (more or less a piece of glass) with proprietary...
Digital Knitting Machine, Kniterate
Aspiring fashion designers can now attempt to produce their own knitwear with a clever digital knitting machine currently funding on Kickstarter. Already fully-funded with $287,000 and still 32 days to go (at time of publish), well over their...
Ultimate Ears' Petite, Powerful Wonderboom
Some of us are approaching picnic and pool party weather, and for the fourth year in a row, we at CH will turn to Ultimate Ears for portable outdoor sound. The Bluetooth speaker maker just announced their latest, the Wonderboom, but we've had substantial...
Onewheel+ and the Hasselblad X1D, an Unlikely Pairing
Off-roading with a “hoverboard?” Outdoor action photography in lowlight with a Hasselblad? None of this makes sense, but we tried it anyway. When the original OneWheel launched in 2015, we took it for a spin on the Las Vegas strip and fell in love...
The Drobo 5N2 Enables Secure, Fast and Private Data Storage
Among photographers and media-makers alike, Drobo is known for creating fast, reliable storage solutions. Their devices hold multiple hard-drives that are backed up to each other and hot-swappable. A redundant array of independent disks (RAID...
Wuu Reminds Us That Sharing Love is Better Than Getting Likes
Though just released in the App Store, Wuu has been in a high-demand, closed beta for months. Invited users could invite their friends and that pass along quickly pushed the app to the 2,000 person limit imposed on pre-release iOS apps. This is great...
FOSSIL Q SMARTWATCHES
Baselworld 2017: New Fossil Q Smartwatches
Forever on the quest to contextualize releases in the worlds of smartwatches and wearable tech we got all the advanced details on Fossil's forthcoming Q smartwatches. Revealed during the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, the new Q pieces can be...
ANDROID WEAR 20
MONTBLANC SUMMIT SMARTWATCH
Montblanc's Google-Powered Summit Smartwatch
The wearable technology boom began with many pieces foregoing traditional watch design aesthetics. Since, however, Samsung and Apple (and many more tech companies) have adopted attributes belonging to horological language, hoping to lure in the traditional...
Samsung's "The Frame" Smart TV and Art Display
Announced at CES this year, The Frame isn't your average Samsung smart TV. At its core, of course, is a flat-screen UHD television, but with its proper unveiling today, the Yves Behar-designed display takes a queue from CH favorite Electric Objects...
THOSE DESIGN STUDIO
Joto Robotic Drawing Board
London design studio Those continues to probe the impact of screens on human behavior. With Joto, debuting on Kickstarter today, they have reimagined the whiteboard. Here, a wipe-clean display meets a mechanical arm holding a pen and eraser attachment...
FULL THEATER SOUND
Sonos PLAYBASE Television Speaker
When the team at Sonos learned that 70% of television owners do not mount their TVs but rest them on pieces of furniture it sparked the concept for the brand new PLAYBASE. A slender, powerful speaker, the PLAYBASE may remind people of the popular PLAYBAR...
fuseproject Designed Cobalt Office Security Robot
Upon its unveiling yesterday, the Cobalt office security robot—developed by Palo Alto-based Cobalt Robotics Inc and designed by Yves Behar's fuseproject design studio—defied our expectations of mobile robots with human tasks. The Cobalt wasn't designed...
Here One Smart Earbuds
Whether in a loud restaurant, on a plane with background noise or simply walking around the city, most of us don’t want to hear every single sound that passes our ears. With Here One from Doppler Labs, we now have the ability to control what we hear...
Fit and Healthy by Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz can now enhance the wellbeing of its passengers through a coordinated stimulation of the senses in response to the driver’s state of mind. "Fit & Healthy,” which launches in the very near future, connects to a driver’s Mercedes Me...
MAISON ET OBJET
Luzli's Roller MK1 Hand-Crafted Headphones
Many attributes factor into decision-making about headphones. Sound quality must always remain high on the list, but for those who oftentimes find the bulkiness of headphones an issue, the Luzli Roller MK1 has a pretty innovative solution. These...
PHONE CAMERA LENSES
New Moment Camera Cases + Lens For iPhone 7
As Apple continues to make substantial improvements to the iPhone's camera, accessories-makers are advancing along with them. Moment, an iPhone camera lens and case company, hits Kickstarter today with three new products for the iPhone 7. The Moment...
It's undeniable that the recent election, and the events following President Trump's inauguration, have ignited a huge amount of activism in those who live in the United States—and around the world. People are more thoughtful about purchasing products...
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
For anyone who's spent substantial time adjusting a bed to their ideal position, Sleep Number's recently debuted mattress, the 360 Smart Bed, does the adjusting for you. But that's not all; this mattress tracks users' sleep and reports to Sleep...
SELF DRIVING CARS
URBAN AIR MOBILITY
Airbus Group's Self-Piloted Flying Car
A proposed benefit of the self-driving cars in development through numerous auto and tech companies is traffic reduction. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, however, wants to do one better—lift people off the streets and out of any potential complication...
Digitsole's Warm Series
Many know the comfort and support benefits of insoles but French start-up Digitsole has gone above and beyond with their recently released "Warm Series." The brand's founder has been developing heated insoles for a decade, but this latest iteration...
HIGH PERFORMANCE DRONES
Star Wars Propel Battle Drones
It's safe to say that the last few weeks have been very good for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and, entirely unrelated, drone sales. Images of and from the latter filled up social media post-holidays as new owners tested out what can be called...
Turn Off Your Stove Remotely With Inirv React
Most people who cook at home have had the experience of wondering, upon departure, if they turned the stove off. It's a common sensation that results in either sustained anxiety or a last-minute trip back. With the just-announced Inirv React, the...
BEST OF CH 2016
Best of CH 2016: Cars + Tech
As each year passes, it's more and more difficult to believe just how many technological innovations and upgrades can occur. Even the least tech-savvy of us engages with incredible inventions on a daily basis—from cars to phones and cameras—so keeping...