CH Omakase 2017: Native Union Night Cable

Premium 10-foot-long smartphone charging wires, in an edition of 100

For Omakase, these premium 10-foot-long NIGHT charging cables from Native Union, made only in an edition of 100, were customized with a CH-embossed leather strap. The signature weighted knot, one of many simple, smart innovations the brand has released thus far, keeps the cable (and devices) from moving around. For anyone who’s stepped away from the standard charging cables provided when purchasing a smartphone, there’s …

Evo Xplorer iPhone Case

Waterproof, dustproof and shockproof, the transparent case is surprisingly slim and unobtrusive

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. With 6.6 feet of drop protection, built-in screen protection and secured yet accessible ports, your phone becomes super-safe. Function aside, the transparent back and ultra-slim …

Orée iPhone 6/6+ Wood Shell Wireless Charger

A protective case in French walnut that pairs with the brand's Pebble for wireless charging

Following up on the success of last year’s Pebble 2—a wireless charging hub crafted in the south of France with premium hardwood or stone options—French tech accessories design firm Orée has returned with the iPhone 6/6+ Shell. On the surface, the shell acts as a high-end case protected by durable French walnut. However, the shell also pairs with the Pebble 2, allowing for wireless iPhone …

Knog’s Expose Smart Light for iPhone

Shoot photos and video at night with unrivaled depth and clarity

Despite smartphone camera capabilities encroaching upon and even surpassing the bulk of point-and-shoot cameras on the market, our digital Swiss army knives still have some hardware weak points—even the almighty iPhone. Melbourne, Australia-based Knog, known the world over for their quality bike lights and more recently camera lights, decided to turn up the brightness on nighttime phone photo shoots. Their latest product, the Expose Smart …

First Impressions of the Apple Watch

We get hands-on with the iPhone’s most personal accessory ever

At their most anticipated launch in years, Apple today presented the next revolution. The Apple Watch represents their foray into wearables and the first truly new product category since Steve Jobs sat in a vintage Le Corbusier on stage at Yerba Buena in January 2010 to introduce the iPad. Even LG and Samsung (who have previously made entrée in to this category) are said to …