Loomo, the Mobile Robot Sidekick from Segway

On Indiegogo now, an electronic companion with advanced computer vision, carrying capabilities and an expressive personality

A visual analysis of Loomo gives quite a bit away. First, its wheels and connective feet-platform nods to its parent company, Segway Robotics, which makes sense as Loomo is a personal, self-balancing transporter itself. But when you look Loomo in the face, or screen, something else is evident: personality. The robot has an emotion engine, powering lighthearted expressions that are actually quite endearing. Everything in …

Sleep Through Anything with the New Bose Sleepbuds

Two years ago, Hush created noise-canceling earbuds that could silence all types of sounds that disturb sleepers. With the help of a crowdfunded campaign on Indiegogo—reaching around $500,000—BOSE acquired the brand and its technology. The Sleepbud was born. Their primary function is blocking out those unwanted nighttime sounds, but they also pair with the Bose Sleep app and its accompanying alarms. A full recharge comes …

Matrix’s Body-Heat-Powered Smartwatch, PowerWatch

An advanced activity-tracker requiring no charging ever

One of the biggest challenges to activity- and sleep-tracking gadgets happens to be the disruption caused by charging. While battery life has improved for certain devices, anyone looking for a solid, entire day read loses accuracy for those power-up minutes. With the PowerWatch, which is at 185% of its Indiegogo goal at time of publish, the wearer’s body heat charges the versatile device while it’s …

Monohm’s Runcible “Anti-Smartphone” Available for Pre-Order

Introduced last year, Monohm’s quirky yet refined anti-smartphone, the Runcible, has finally hit the pre-order stage. Monohm originally planned to put the Runcible up for pre-order a year ago, but software snags left the company scrambling for a back-up plan. Now on track to hit the hands of users worldwide, Runcible is available on Indiegogo for $399 with a ship date slated for September. It’s …

CoWatch by iMCO

An affordable smartwatch that integrates Amazon's cloud-based voice assistant Alexa

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 battery life (purportedly 32 hours with normal use). Setting itself apart from the competitors, however, CoWatch will be the first to incorporate Amazon’s cloud-based voice assistant Alexa—making it the first voice-controlled …