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...
Lensabl's Quality Prescription Lenses For Any Frames
Eliminating the need for one of the most painstaking, time-consuming and relatively expensive processes, Lensabl makes lenses for any pair of glasses you own. Unlike other online spectacle and sunglasses retailers, there are no frames for sale here...
The New Polaroid Originals Camera + Film
by Tara Fraser Today marks the 80th anniversary of iconic analog instant photography brand Polaroid—and with it comes a some big news. Thanks to an acquisition by the largest shareholder in Impossible Project, Polaroid analog photography is...
Mercedes-Benz eMobility and the E350e
"Mercedes-Benz invented the car more than 130 years ago introducing individual mobility to society. I think it's our responsibility to move in to a more sustainable, environmental friendly driving system," Jochen Hermann, Head of Development CASE...
TIPS AND TRICKS
iOS 11 Almost Turns an iPad into a MacBook
Next Tuesday Apple will be hosting an event where we expect to see the unveil of their latest iPhone. As it's the 10th anniversary of the game-changing device, expectations are high for a significant new design. While I'm in that camp, I'm honestly...
littleBits + Star Wars' Droid Inventor Kit
When littleBits joined forces with the Disney Accelerator program last year the teams' mutual goal was to encourage more girls to experiment with STEM/STEAM (science, tech, engineering and math) without making a product that was gendered. Star...
Gudak Cam "Disposable Camera" App for iOS
From a “film roll” of 24 shots to three days dedicated to "processing" after images are snapped, the Gudak Cam app does more than borrow graphic design from the disposable cameras of yesteryear; the company is attempting to replicate the emotions...
Mild Peppermint Freshness From Zero K Single Cooling Wipes
Whether you're trekking the urban or actual jungle cooling soap, we grabbed hold of some Zero K wipes offer a new (and proprietary) way to keep your cool. On spunlace nonwoven fabric pads, a 98% natural or naturally derived, proprietary cooling...
PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS DELEGANCE
Volkswagen's I.D. BUZZ Electric Concept Car Will Go Into Production
Reminiscent of the iconic VW Microbus with a future-forward sheen, the I.D. BUZZ Electric Concept Car drew much acclaim at both the Detroit Auto Show and the Geneva International Motorshow. At this week's prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance...
Aloe Self-Care App
The internet is a black hole and one we must frequently pry ourselves from. With constant connectivity, a 24-hour news cycle, social media doubling as a personal brand broadcast platform and the jitteriness that accompanies it all, the Aloe self...