Braun CoolTec

A hands-on look at the world's first electric shaver with an active cooling element for sensitive skin

Avid readers know well that Cool Hunting is always on the lookout for new ways to innovate. While this can come in any number of shapes and forms, sometimes the simplest of ideas deliver the most notable results. For legendary design-driven tech brand Braun, a breakthrough came in the form of an active cooling element, which soothes sensitive skin with their new CoolTec Shaver. As …

Braun’s Iconic LCD Watch Reborn

One of our favorite watches celebrates Dieter Rams' impeccable style

In 1978 Braun issued the digital DW30 watch with a groundbreaking style departure designed by Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs. Retired in 1981, only 8,500 were made (4,500 first edition and 4,000 second edition), and most were sold in Germany. There were 200 black case watches also made, which are now highly collectible. I was lucky enough to find one of the originals years ago, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Braun Archive Auction, Chocolate Canon D60, Kiln-Fired Sneakers and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Transporter After a thrillingly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Transporter digital storage solution is now available for purchase. Keep an eye out for our forthcoming review on this device, which allows unlimited online (but not cloud-based) private file sharing through 2.5″ SATA II/III hard drives without recurring fees. 2. Comparing The World’s Richest People Bloomberg Billionaires presents a visual data plot of the world’s richest …