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Altor's Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock
Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor's folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both...
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BeoPlay A1, the Perfect Pool Party Speaker
It's hard to top a set of loudspeakers revolutionizing the world of home audio systems. Of course, the $39,000 price tag (that's per unit) on Bang & Olufsen's BeoLab 90 means only a few can experience it in their personal living rooms, but the Danish...
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BioLite PowerLight Mini
BioLite became leaders in the cooking and charging market thanks to their nifty wood burning CampStove (with portable grill) that generates electricity. For 2016, they now offer a lighter, battery-powered version called the CookStove for those...
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Mighty Audio's Portable Player
There's now a tech solution for those who are tired of having their phone tag along on fitness activities but don't want to give up their perfectly tailored Spotify playlists. Allowing runners, bikers and others to detach from the physical (and...
TECH
Teenage Engineering's New Pocket Operators
Miniature, inexpensive and incredibly addictive: the Pocket Operator series has electronic music producers and fans furiously making music on the go with dexterous thumbs. The Swedish collaboration between audio tech nerds Teenage Engineering and...
DESIGN
The Foldable, Shapeable Orilamp
Combining the elegance of traditional paper lanterns with the convenience of Bluetooth technology is the new Orilamp, a striking battery-powered mood light designed in Toronto. As the name indicates, it's inspired by origami and is foldable and...
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T20 In-Ear Headphones
British audio experts RHA have upgraded their first higher-end and design-forward T10 in-ear headphones with a newly invented DualCoil driver for more accurate sound reproduction than conventional dynamic drivers. The result is the T20, which offers...
TECH
Core Speaker by Mass Fidelity
A year ago, Toronto-based audio tech company Mass Fidelity raised over $1.5 million in their Indiegogo campaign for the Core speaker. The numbers and interest make sense, because this isn't another check-off-the-boxes, cookie-cutter Bluetooth speaker...
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Portable Lighting with the Luminoodle
The Salt Lake City, UT-based team Power Practical has some inventive battery-charging solutions under their belt, from their debut product PowerPot (a camping pot that charges your mobile devices as you boil water, thanks to thermoelectric technology...
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Floyd's New Furniture for Urban Living
Last year, Detroit design company Floyd introduced its clever, clamp-on Floyd Leg, which made it possible to create a table out of any flat surface: which took some of the hassle out of relocating. Now, the Floyd Leg’s creators—Kyle Hoff and Alex...
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Campaign's Portable Furniture
City residents know that the greatest mental toll of moving isn't always packing up your life into cardboard boxes; it's leaving perfectly good furniture behind—either because it's a hassle or too costly to transport, or it won't survive another...
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Summer Picnic Essentials
It's not officially summer until you've brought the party outdoors, but a really memorable picnic is more than paper plates and snacks. From games to speakers, bowls to coolers, we've selected some of the best new products to make your al fresco adventure...
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Everyman Porter Key Knife
While we appreciate a good crafted knife here at CH, those beauties are often reserved for wilderness adventures—and stay tucked in their leather sheaths most weeks. But even for desk-locked souls, a blade is necessary for routine tasks like opening...
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Helsinki Bluetooth Speaker
Danish audio company Vifa's latest portable offering comes in a petite, square-ish package but surprises with its power and sound quality. The Helsinki speaker, launched in time for this year's summer picnics and outdoor parties, comes with a beautiful...
TECH
Stainless Steel RHA T10i Earphones
The latest in-ear headphone model, the T10i, from British audio experts RHA catches the eye immediately with unexpected design features. The ergonomic ear pieces are constructed from stainless steel—giving the set a sturdy weight while adding durability...
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Keys
From the makers of gTar (a digital guitar that works with an iPhone to make learning it much, much easier) comes Keys. The minimalist keyboard has 24 keys that light up but also respond to gestures; for example, wave your hand to the left to transpose...
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Aether Cone
The simple and elegantly designed Aether Cone combines the best features of portable home listening into a compact package. With adaptive technology and voice commands the more tunes you play the better the Cone learns your taste, and you can speak...
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Orbitkey
Melbourne startup Orbitkey aims to simplify the ubiquitous keychain with an elegant leather band that minimizes the rattling of keys. The design also allows you to add optional accessories, like a bottle opener or USB key.
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Luxury Wood Dugout Kit
Discreet and elegant, the Luxury Wood Dugout Kit by Denver's Elevate Accessories brings subtle sophistication to smoking devices. The handcrafted, tritone wood dugout comes with built-in tobacco storage and an accompanying glass one-hitter with a wild...
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SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker packs a serious punch of sound into a small, portable device. Connecting wirelessly to a smartphone or tablet, this lightweight speaker is ideal for those who like to jam out when they're on the go, and the 8-hour...
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HD8 DJ Headphones
With a bounty of low-quality DJ gear flooding the market, Sennheiser's high-end HD8 DJ model headphones are all the more exceptional. Features include swiveling ear cups, attenuating background noise and accurate, rich bass reproduction—not muddied...
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Stance iPhone Stand
Ideal for conference calls on the run, hand-free FaceTiming or steady time-lapse videos, the compact tripod for iPhone from Kenu is lightweight and super portable. Designed specifically for the iPhone, the stand uses your device's Lightening port...
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Keys To Go Portable Keyboard
Regardless of how fast any phone or tablet user can type on a touchscreen, there's nothing like a full keyboard. This slender, portable set—available in a variety of colors—wirelessly pairs with anything iOS. But its added features, from a soft-to...
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Dog Carrier
For those who are toting their dogs around, it'll be hard to find one more appropriate and stylish than this offering from Cloud7. It incorporates a removable undyed sheep's wool inlay and a safety leash. The outside structure is adjustable (and washable...
TECH
Caeden Linea N° 1 Headphones
While there are plenty of cleanly designed headphones out there, NYC's Caeden has just launched the Linea N° 1 and it's beyond attractive. We found, while testing out the Convex Carbon and Gunmetal colorway, that there's far more to it than good...
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