Automakers have always pushed to keep in step with advancements in consumer technology, from the first car radios to the integration of touchscreen navigation and infotainment systems. At the same time, in-car technology is notorious for not being...
CH Gift Guide: Schlep It Up a Notch
Whether it's hauling home groceries in the trunk of a classic car, kids in the cargo carrier of a Christiana bike, or tackling laundry in an urban environment, schlepping is a natural part of a busy life. Make it easier on your favorite workhorse...
For those sketchbook devotees trapped in a digital world, the Equil JOT smartpen transmits paper scribbles directly to your Apple device, into a highly editable and sharable document. The pen's companion Bluetooth accessory triangulates the position...
iPhone Zoom Lens & Tripod
Your likes on Instagram are sure to go through the roof with just a moderate investment in these lightweight, easy-to-use lenses and tripod from Restoration Hardware. Polarized macro and fisheye lenses lend extreme zoom and wide-angle capability, and...
Designed by Riki Watanabe in 1966, the Japanese cardboard folding stool still comes in handy for entertaining when room is tight, packing flat out of the way when you don't need it. Sold in a variety of mod colorways, the DIY crowd will enjoy the white...
Budnitz Bicycles No.5
Since its inception in summer 2011, Budnitz Bicycles has garnered a notable following amongst design and cycle enthusiasts alike for their precision-built titanium bikes. Following in the tracks of their first four frame designs, today we see the...
Stromer Electric Bicycle
Best known for their chocolate, watches and banks, the Swiss are also quite skilled bicycle makers as it turns out. If the BMC + Lamborghini collaboration wasn't proof enough, see Stromer and new ST1 pedal-assisted electric bicycle. Now available...
High-end DSLRs and portable microphones may get low-budget photo and video shoots a good way towards a professional look, but a full lighting setup remains hard to fake. Enter Ice Light, a portable, handheld lighting system that delivers a daylight...
The Boswash Shareway
Last week in Istanbul a six month long discourse on the future of mobility in our megacities culminated an impressive showing of concepts from five international architecture firms visualizing their home cities in the year 2030. Organized as a competition...
Apple's portable devices have become increasingly ubiquitous, with people stockpiling laptops, iPhones and iPods that seem to outnumber the world's available power outlets. The PlugBug by Twelve South—essentially a splitter for the iPad/iPhone...
Brammo Electric Motorcycles
With a mission of making an electric bike as affordable and fun as gas-powered motorcycles, electric vehicle experts Brammo, Inc. recently partnered with Italy's S.M.R.E. Engineering to produce four new models with a revolutionary six-speed drivetrain...
Headphones for Every Occassion
Even audiophiles will tell you that sourcing the ultimate headphones is a hunt for the Holiest of Grails. Rather than look for an all-purpose solution, we surveyed the latest models to come up with the following favorite pairs tailored for different...
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Mini Camper Trailer English firm Environmental Transport Association invented this fabulous little camper that hooks up to Jazzys or other personal electric scooters. The cozy cabin has room for a nap, proper British tea and even a flatscreen...
For most, comfort and convenience come first when choosing daily accessories. A new solution to Costanza-size wallets, Pokitt is a form-fitting little card holder conceived around the idea of simplicity on-the-go. Constructed entirely of a soft...
Devices for Aging
No matter how patiently explained, it's tough for older people to keep up with today's complex technologies. At the same time, user-friendly connectivity—as an increasingly important part of safety and health—is becoming more common...
Advertorial content: When Virgin America asked us to road-test luggage, we followed their lead and looked for bags that not only look good but offer some well-designed practicality too. Saving space in both closets and luggage, low-bulk bags tuck...
CH Edition: Rickshaw
Exceptionally durable, Rickshaw waterproof bags are designed specifically for the active urban dweller. The San Francisco-based brand not only keeps us impressed with their ability to make long-lasting, thoughtfully designed bags, but also their commitment...
With a clear nod to the iconic ghetto-blasters of the 80's The TDK boomboxes are an awesome reinvention of the classic portable device, both aesthetically and technically. They retain the character and size of shoulder-mounted music players but...
Reliable access to filtered water is one of the biggest problems facing the developing world today. A solution with a twist, Le Pumpkin focuses on both filtering and transporting water in an easy manner. The concept comes out of David Edwards' (the...
Whether at business meetings or just for showing off to friends, it's rare to see the kind of excitement generated as when we recently demoed Aliph's new Jawbone Jambox, a portable Bluetooth speaker and speakerphone. Designed by Yves Béhar's...
Juice Pack Air
Mophie's Juice Pack Air delivers a full supply of extended power to the iPhone 4 with a rechargeable battery housed within a super-thin external case. As fans of the Mophie since its debut, we're pleased to see that the latest version mimics the...
For those who don't supersize their coffee, this new Doppio tumbler is the perfect compact size for toting more petite servings, like espressos and cappuccinos. The double-walled construction (hence the name "Doppio") and snap-on lid keeps drinks...
Alize and Diablo Bicycles
The joint effort of BMW's DesignworksUSA and windsurfing industry leaders NeilPryde, these two new bikes marry computer-designed aerodynamics and carbon composite materials for a set of high-performance road bikes. Designing the tube of the...
Luz Azul, the NYC-based artist who goes by Marco, recently moved his gallery from the Lower East Side to the open road. Deciding to jump on the mobile vending movement to reach out to his customers rather than wait for them to come to him, the enterprising...