SIMPLE Mobile

The new US company dares to oust conventional smartphone plans in favor of contract-free talk, text and stream

Advertorial content: Anybody who has bought a SIM card in Europe can attest to the ease and freedom of the “pop it in, top up and go” kind of model found there—and in many countries around the world. Signing a new mobile contract in the US feels more like buying a house than something that fits in your pocket. SIMPLE Mobile is shaking things up …

Playtime Appcessories

The latest ways to enhance game play with your smartphone or tablet

With additional reporting by James Thorne Realizing that competing with the popularity of smartphones and tablets is a game they’ve already lost, toy manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate apps and devices into their product experience. New options range from simple tactile cases to QR codes and elaborate augmented reality board games. We’re really impressed by the breadth of the examples we discovered at the …

Freehands 2011

Keep your digits cozy and usable this winter with touchscreen-friendly gloves

The latest Freehands gloves are now available just in time for winter to come blowing in. As the resident glove of choice here at CH, Freehands was born out of collaboration between our founder Josh Rubin and his father—expert glove manufacturer Stanley Rubin. New for 2011 are a handful of styles featuring new materials and upgraded tech with the same touch screen friendly design, including …