Wearable X Expands Their Smart Yoga Gear Collection
After a successful launch last year, NYC-based start-up Wearable X is expanding its collection of smart yoga apparel—debuting a men's line and four new designs on Kickstarter today. With woven-in technology, Wearable X's washable apparel styles...
Otter, a Voice-Recorder Powered by Machine Learning
Given all the interviewing we do at CH, we’ve tested many voice-recording apps and, while many have been decent, it’s not since Recordium that we’ve been really impressed. Sadly Recordium is no longer being updated, but fortunately there’s a new...
TIME SINCE LAUNCH
Time Since Launch Long-Scale Clock
Declaring an epoch is as easy as pulling a pin. From that moment forward, the Time Since Launch module counts onward—for up to 2,738 years. Battery life on the launch clock purportedly delivers a 20+ year run-time (and a back-up processor guarantees...
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Interactive Highlights at the Tribeca Film Festival's Virtual Arcade
Around the world, film festivals have become champions for augmented and virtual reality breakthroughs. From Venice to Sundance, dedicated programs unveil the medium's latest technological and narrative developments. Once again, the curators of the...
Loomo, the Mobile Robot Sidekick from Segway
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...
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Mobile World Congress 2018: Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the International Space Station
NASA and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) are now six months into a one-year experiment taking place on the International Space Station. There, two HPE servers comprising the "Spaceborne Computer" have been met with an unending battery of information...
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
Mobile World Congress 2018: The Camera Capabilities of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and S9+
Once again the world of smartphone cameras gets a major push toward the future. This time the news comes from Samsung, who unveiled their forthcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones at an "Unpacked" keynote address during Barcelona's Mobile World Congress...
MADE IN GERMANY
Pet Wellness Brand Happy Again's Joint Care Supplements
A story—and product—quite dear to us, Happy Again is a Berlin-based dog wellness company that we've been fans of for years. They've formulated a collagen, glucosamine and hyaluronic acid blend and bundled it in a supplement form. Its goal: to help...
BANG AND OLUFSEN
B AND O PLAY
Interview: Concept + Design Manager for B&O Play, Jakob Kristoffersen
Just after the release of B&O Play's entry-level speaker, the M3, we spoke with Jakob Kristoffersen, the brand's Concept and Design Manager. The speaker was an expansion into new territory for the brand, but it embodied all that we love about Bang...
DJI’s Portable, Powerful Mavic Air High-Resolution Drone
by Michael Frank When DJI launched the Spark Drone last year, anyone who likes to take photos on the move went a little nuts. Past drones, even the reasonably small, 1.6 pound Mavic Pro (three by three by four inches) couldn’t touch the .6 pound...
Our Favorites from CES 2018
The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas promises endless crowds, countless gadgets and a consuming buzz that’s heard around the world. This year the addition of a torrential rainstorm and a power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center...
The All-New Dailymotion
Here at CH we can appreciate the immense amount of strategic thought that goes into a user experience-driven redesign. Dailymotion, the Vivendi-owned video platform, has relaunched in the US as part of a global rollout focused on creating a new...
Reebok + Modla Flexweave Altitude Training Mask
As a demonstration of the dynamic nature of their forthcoming Flexweave material, Reebok invited three global design firms each to imagine a new collaborative product—and produce a prototype of it. Rotterdam's Odd Matter envisioned a furniture series...
CH Omakase 2017: Native Union Night Cable
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...
Elegant, Powerful Airmega HEPA Air Purifiers
In the quest for air purification at home, one has to shuffle through a lot of products before finding something that actually works well and looks good. Through an extended test of the Airmega 400S—one of four products the brand offers—we are...
Bowers + Wilkins Bring HiFi Sound to Volvo
by Andrew Maness It was at the New York International Auto Show a few years back that we developed a keen interest in the British speaker company Bowers + Wilkins. Since getting a quick demo of their system in the then new second generation Volvo...
Classic Car Investment App Rally Rd's Downtown NYC Pop-Up
Per the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index, classic car values have increased by 404% in the last 10 years. That's not why the team behind Rally Rd developed their unique platform, however. The goal with this alternative investment program happens...
Suunto's Spartan Sport Wrist HR Baro Watch
The Finnish word "suunta" roughly translates to "direction," which is precisely what Tuomas Vohlen was seeking when he founded Suunto in 1936. One of his first inventions was a liquid-filled field compact compass that could be worn on the wrist...
RANGE ROVER VELAR
Tech Evolutions that Simplify the User Experience
The mouse enabled graphical interfaces decades ago. Wireless data enabled us to remain connected on the go. Faster processors and smaller sensors have increased the range of what our devices can do. In this world of rapidly evolving tech, consideration...
Depth Photography Apps and the New iPhones
Apple introduced Portrait Mode awhile back utilizing the dual lenses on their plus model phones to map depth in an image and blur out the background, creating the effect of a fast lens with the aperture wide open. With both the iPhone 8+ and the...
Notes: The Apple Watch 3 Has Me Back on the Kool-Aid
When the original Apple Watch launched in the spring of 2015 I was obsessed with the promise of a wearable to end all wearables. After all, Apple did it with the iPhone—a device that changed the world for businesses and consumers alike and set a course...
Interview: Ivy Ross, Google’s Head of Hardware Design
In her role as VP of Hardware Design at Google, Ivy Ross brings creative expertise in everything from fashion and jewelry to toys and art and even sound healing and Mien Shiang (the Chinese art of face-reading). She dropped out of college right before...
New Sonos One Speaker
Today Sonos announced the Sonos One (an all-new though similar-looking product to the PLAY:1) that many have been waiting for—one of their premium speakers with built-in connectivity to audio assistants that can now control the music on your Sonos...
Nikon Keeps on Breaking New Technological Hurdles
By Michael Frank Beware: some of what follows may be a bit 101-level for more advanced photographers. It’s a comparison of two of Nikon’s newest cameras, but we’re doing a bit of tech overview here as well, so if you long ago gave up shooting...
Fitbit’s Ionic Smartwatch
by Michael Frank Fitbit has had a simple formula for success: target women. Think about the average Fitbit wearer and it’s not only a woman, it’s a younger, gym-going woman. To make progress Fitbit needs men to care about its wearables...