Wuu Reminds Us That Sharing Love is Better Than Getting Likes
Though just released in the App Store, Wuu has been in a high-demand, closed beta for months. Invited users could invite their friends and that pass along quickly pushed the app to the 2,000 person limit imposed on pre-release iOS apps. This is great...
FOSSIL Q SMARTWATCHES
Baselworld 2017: New Fossil Q Smartwatches
Forever on the quest to contextualize releases in the worlds of smartwatches and wearable tech we got all the advanced details on Fossil's forthcoming Q smartwatches. Revealed during the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair, the new Q pieces can be...
ANDROID WEAR 20
MONTBLANC SUMMIT SMARTWATCH
Montblanc's Google-Powered Summit Smartwatch
The wearable technology boom began with many pieces foregoing traditional watch design aesthetics. Since, however, Samsung and Apple (and many more tech companies) have adopted attributes belonging to horological language, hoping to lure in the traditional...
Samsung's "The Frame" Smart TV and Art Display
Announced at CES this year, The Frame isn't your average Samsung smart TV. At its core, of course, is a flat-screen UHD television, but with its proper unveiling today, the Yves Behar-designed display takes a queue from CH favorite Electric Objects...
THOSE DESIGN STUDIO
Joto Robotic Drawing Board
London design studio Those continues to probe the impact of screens on human behavior. With Joto, debuting on Kickstarter today, they have reimagined the whiteboard. Here, a wipe-clean display meets a mechanical arm holding a pen and eraser attachment...
FULL THEATER SOUND
Sonos PLAYBASE Television Speaker
When the team at Sonos learned that 70% of television owners do not mount their TVs but rest them on pieces of furniture it sparked the concept for the brand new PLAYBASE. A slender, powerful speaker, the PLAYBASE may remind people of the popular PLAYBAR...
fuseproject Designed Cobalt Office Security Robot
Upon its unveiling yesterday, the Cobalt office security robot—developed by Palo Alto-based Cobalt Robotics Inc and designed by Yves Behar's fuseproject design studio—defied our expectations of mobile robots with human tasks. The Cobalt wasn't designed...
Here One Smart Earbuds
Whether in a loud restaurant, on a plane with background noise or simply walking around the city, most of us don’t want to hear every single sound that passes our ears. With Here One from Doppler Labs, we now have the ability to control what we hear...
Fit and Healthy by Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz can now enhance the wellbeing of its passengers through a coordinated stimulation of the senses in response to the driver’s state of mind. "Fit & Healthy,” which launches in the very near future, connects to a driver’s Mercedes Me...
MAISON ET OBJET
Luzli's Roller MK1 Hand-Crafted Headphones
Many attributes factor into decision-making about headphones. Sound quality must always remain high on the list, but for those who oftentimes find the bulkiness of headphones an issue, the Luzli Roller MK1 has a pretty innovative solution. These...
PHONE CAMERA LENSES
New Moment Camera Cases + Lens For iPhone 7
As Apple continues to make substantial improvements to the iPhone's camera, accessories-makers are advancing along with them. Moment, an iPhone camera lens and case company, hits Kickstarter today with three new products for the iPhone 7. The Moment...
It's undeniable that the recent election, and the events following President Trump's inauguration, have ignited a huge amount of activism in those who live in the United States—and around the world. People are more thoughtful about purchasing products...
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
For anyone who's spent substantial time adjusting a bed to their ideal position, Sleep Number's recently debuted mattress, the 360 Smart Bed, does the adjusting for you. But that's not all; this mattress tracks users' sleep and reports to Sleep...
SELF DRIVING CARS
URBAN AIR MOBILITY
Airbus Group's Self-Piloted Flying Car
A proposed benefit of the self-driving cars in development through numerous auto and tech companies is traffic reduction. Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders, however, wants to do one better—lift people off the streets and out of any potential complication...
Digitsole's Warm Series
Many know the comfort and support benefits of insoles but French start-up Digitsole has gone above and beyond with their recently released "Warm Series." The brand's founder has been developing heated insoles for a decade, but this latest iteration...
HIGH PERFORMANCE DRONES
Star Wars Propel Battle Drones
It's safe to say that the last few weeks have been very good for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and, entirely unrelated, drone sales. Images of and from the latter filled up social media post-holidays as new owners tested out what can be called...
Turn Off Your Stove Remotely With Inirv React
Most people who cook at home have had the experience of wondering, upon departure, if they turned the stove off. It's a common sensation that results in either sustained anxiety or a last-minute trip back. With the just-announced Inirv React, the...
BEST OF CH 2016
Best of CH 2016: Cars + Tech
As each year passes, it's more and more difficult to believe just how many technological innovations and upgrades can occur. Even the least tech-savvy of us engages with incredible inventions on a daily basis—from cars to phones and cameras—so keeping...
CAMERA LOVERS 2016
Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Camera Lovers
By Greg Mitnick The world of photography moves fast, especially when everyone is equipped with a camera on their smartphone. These technological advances—to cameras themselves, as well as accessories and gear—have made the craft even more fun while...
CH Omakase 2016: Goby Electric Toothbrush
With a focus on users' health and a want to offer a well-designed, inexpensive electric toothbrush option, NYC-tech start-up Goby developed a portable, USB-charged device that we ourselves have been using since its launch. This is a high-performance...
The Snow Fox Digital Storybook App
Beyond the value on instilling a love of reading in children, bedtime stories also act as fondly remembered bonding moments. And while the world of the children's books continues to be populated by vivid and heartwarming stories, there's something...
Interview: Joey Roth on His Ceramic Towers
Industrial designer Joey Roth has been thinking about his just-released, minimal ceramic towers for some time—even before his subwoofer, he tells us, which was over three years ago. The final execution is a grand, sculptural creation measuring...
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
ONE DROP MOBILE
ONE DROP TODAY
ONE DROP CHROME
New Products From Diabetes Management Platform One Drop
For anyone not familiar with One Drop, it's a platform that's made addressing diabetes more transparent. The data-driven service allows users to connect the dots between their consumption habits and glucose levels, its app acting as a log of daily...
Matrix's Body-Heat-Powered Smartwatch, PowerWatch
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...
THE MADBURY CLUB
MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 4
The Madbury Club + Microsoft Surface Experiments
Founded in 2010, Brooklyn's Madbury Club is a self-proclaimed "functionally dysfunctional studio experiment" made up of designers, artists, photographers, videographers, carpenters and makers of all kinds. Essentially, dealing in innovation and creation...