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GOOGLE
TILT BRUSH
DUSTIN YELLIN
PIONEER WORKS
PIONEER WORKS VILLAGE FETE
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
ART UTENSILS
3D PAINTING
TECH
Hands-On With Google Tilt Brush At Pioneer Works
One doesn't need to be a painter (or even have that much hand-eye coordination) to enjoy the wonders of Google's new Tilt Brush virtual reality app. Working in conjunction with the HTC Vive VR set (powered by the Steam VR platform), Tilt Brush...
REX
SOCIAL MEDIA
COMMUNITIES
RECOMMENDATION APPS
DINNER RECOMMENDATIONS
FILM RECOMMENDATIONS
CULTURAL COMMUNITIES
CITY GUIDES
TRAVEL
MUSIC
IOS APPS
IPHONE
REX Cultural Recommendation App
When it comes to figuring out how to spend our time—what to watch, where to eat and more—there's no shortage of recommendation tools powered by algorithms that can do basic pattern-matching, but never really get to know you. The best recommendations...
PORTABLE SPEAKERS
BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS
BANG OLUFSEN
CONSUMER AUDIO
DANISH DESIGN
PORTABLE
TECH
WIRELESS
BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker
It's hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that's per unit) on Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish...
DESIGN
TECH
SMARTWATCHES
CROWDFUNDING
AMAZON ALEXA
VOICE ASSISTANCE
INDIEGOGO
TECH GEAR
CoWatch by iMCO
Chinese company iMCO's new CoWatch has everything a smartwatch these days needs to offer: activity-tracking sensors (including heart rate), smart-home integration, compatible with iOS and Android, 1GB memory and 8GB storage, and an impressive...
OUTDOORS
PORTABLE
LIGHTING
LIGHTS
CAMPING
BIKE LIGHTS
BIKE ACCESSORIES
HEADLAMPS
RECHARGEABLE
BIOLITE
POCKET LIGHT
UTILITY LIGHT
BioLite PowerLight Mini
BioLite became leaders in the cooking and charging market thanks to their nifty wood burning CampStove (with portable grill) that generates electricity. For 2016, they now offer a lighter, battery-powered version called the CookStove for those...
MOLESKINE
NOTEBOOKS
HANDWRITING
VOICE MEMOS
TRANSCRIPTION
SMART WRITING SETS
ANALOG TO DIGITAL
TABLETS
SMART PENS
Moleskine's Comprehensive Smart Writing Set
At a conference on productivity—which touched on everything from the importance of tech-free alone time to the educational and emotional benefits of writing by hand (as outlined in a series of studies on the subject)—Moleskine unveiled their latest...
KICKSTARTER
CYCLING
SPEEDOMETER
ANALOG
BICYCLES
BICYCLE ACCESSORIES
SPEED
PRODUCT DESIGN
MECHANICAL
DATA
CYCLING DATA
BIKES
GEAR
A Beautiful Speedometer for Bikes
Shout-out to designers who are also obsessed with cycling because their work frequently results in something new and clever, like the arresting Omata One. Mounted onto a bike, the speedometer's unique analog face informs of the four most relevant...
TURNTABLES
RECORDS
VINYL
HI-FI
RECORD PLAYERS
AUDIOPHILES
MUSIC
HOME DECOR
Atmo Sfera Platterless Turntable Spins Vinyl in the Air
Chicago's Gramovox already defied gravity with their vertical Floating Record Player, and now Italian start-up Audio Deva offers their own "upside-down" take on a turntable. It eschews the basic design that has "remained the same for about a century...
IPHONE
SCREEN PROTECTION
IPHONE 6
IPHONE 6S
IPHONE ACCESSORIES
SLIM CASES
IPHONE CASES
TECH ACCESSORIES
WATERPROOF
WATERPROOF CASES
Evo Xplorer iPhone Case
London-headquartered protective device case-makers Tech21 release their most robust design yet: the Evo Xplorer, a waterproof (max 9.9 feet for up to an hour) Apple iPhone 6 and 6s case, further sealed off from other elements like dust and dirt...
RESEARCH
MICROSOFT
PLANT COMMUNICATION
PROJECT FLORENCE
TALKING TO PLANTS
PLANTS
SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES
Project Florence Finds a Way to Communicate with Plants
"Welcome to my garden... Good morning... The sun will shine into our yard too." These words haven't been uttered by the owner of a meditation retreat, but a leafy, green plant. It's been proven plants can communicate with each other, and Redmond...
OUTDOORS
GEAR
GEAR BAGS
BAGS
HEAVY DUTY BAGS
CAMPING
Tepui Tents' Gear Bags
With their line of rooftop tents, Santa Cruz-based company Tepui have made it easy to fulfill childhood dreams of sleeping in a treehouse-like setting—casual car campers can even directly rent one of their rugged models for a memorable weekend...
VR
VIRTUAL REALITY
DODOCASE
TECH
TECHNOLOGY
GOOGLE CARDBOARD
Make Your Phone a Virtual Reality Viewer With Dodocase's SMARTvr
Now crowdfunding on Indigogo, Dodocase's SMARTvr is an affordable way to turn your smartphone into a virtual reality viewer. Working with virtual reality mobile apps available from Google Play (this device is Google certified) or the Apple Store...
FITNESS TRACKERS
HTC
UNDER ARMOUR
WEARABLES
HEALTHBOX
FITNESS BANDS
FITNESS
HEALTH
WELLBEING
WELLNESS
HTC + Under Armour's HealthBox Fitness Tracking Set
In the age of quantifiable self, there are many devices offering an array of useful functionality. Fortunately, the UA HealthBox—developed by HTC and Under Armour—delivers one of the most comprehensive packages and, thus, plenty of data. The three...
BMW
BMW M
TEST DRIVES
CARS
RACE CARS
Test Drive: 2016 BMW M2
The sad mediocrity of companies creating products that try to be all things to all people all of the time is a conversation commonly overhead at CH HQ. Heroically, the new 2016 BMW M2 is just the opposite—an almost flawlessly executed small performance...
LOCKS
PADLOCKS
FINGERPRINT SENSORS
INDIEGOGO
KICKSTARTER
TOUCH SENSORS
TRAVEL
LOCKERS
BIOMETRICS
SMART LOCKS
TappLock
New Toronto-based venture Pishon Labs offers two different padlocks that open with your fingerprint. Built upon a compact Fingerprints Cards AB FPC1020 sensor, the one-touch lock is certainly more convenient, if not faster, than traditional ones...
DEVICES
INTERNET
INNOVATION
DISRUPTION
NETWORKING
WIFI
HOME AUTOMATION
HOME
eero: No More Internet Dead Zones
Nearly all homes have a WiFi dead zone: you never get messages in the kitchen, you can't watch Netflix in the bedroom, you can't FaceTime in the backyard. This is simply because most of us have one WiFi router for our entire home, and that just...
SPOTIFY
KICKSTARTER
PORTABLE
MUSIC PLAYERS
PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYERS
GYM
FITNESS
RUNNING
MUSIC STREAMING
Mighty Audio's Portable Player
There's now a tech solution for those who are tired of having their phone tag along on fitness activities but don't want to give up their perfectly tailored Spotify playlists. Allowing runners, bikers and others to detach from the physical (and...
HI-FI
SPECIALTY AUDIO
HI-FI AUDIO
HOME AUDIO
MULTI-ROOM
AUDIOPHILES
MUSIC
SOUNDSYSTEMS
SPOTIFY CONNECT
TIDAL
BLUETOOTH
NAIM AUDIO
SPEAKERS
STREAMING
Mu-so Qb by Naim Audio
English hi-fi audio manufacturer Naim (you've experienced their expertise if you've ever driven a Bentley after 2008) revealed the newest addition to their line-up last month at CES. The Mu-so Qb is a compact version of Naim's rectangular Mu-so, which...
INTERVIEWS
MIT MEDIA LAB
INDOOR GARDENS
GARDENING
GREENS
TECH
INTERNET OF THINGS
PLANTS
KITCHEN APPLIANCES
SproutsIO
From Click & Grow to Urban Cultivator, technology is increasingly being used to bring the backyard garden closer than previously imaginable—to the heart of the kitchen. Another contender, Cambridge, MA-based SproutsIO, is coming close to launching...
BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS
WIRELESS SPEAKERS
CONSUMER AUDIO
PARTY SPEAKERS
PORTABLE SPEAKERS
SPONSORED
ADVERTORIAL
Denon Envaya Bluetooth Speaker
Though first released in April 2014, Denon's Envaya speaker still meets all of our mobile needs today. The fairly large, three-pound unit pumps music loud and clear facing up, or outwards if you use the nifty built-in kickstand. There's...
SYNTHESIZERS
ELECTRONIC MUSIC
PORTABLE
UNDER 100
CIRCUIT BOARDS
DRUM MACHINES
SAMPLERS
SEQUENCERS
ARCADES
CHIPTUNE
TEENAGE ENGINEERING
NAMM 2016
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...
APPS
FITNESS APPS
HEALTH APP
IPHONE
IOS
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...
BLOC AND ROC
HEADPHONES
EARPHONES
HAND BUILT HEADPHONES
MADE IN UK
ROSE GOLD
AUDIO
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...
REMOTES
DEVICES
GADGETS
TECHNOLOGY
HOME AUTOMATION
CONNECTED HOME
SMART HOME
SONOS
PHILIPS
NEST
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...
LAPTOP STANDS
GADGETS
COMPUTER STANDS
LAPTOPS
TECH GADGETS
TECH ACCESSORIES
DESK
OFFICE
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...
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