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Fuffr's Smartphone Case
Two days after the intimate gathering to show its forthcoming Kickstarter film, the Fuffr studio in Stockholm is still full of empty beer cases and helium balloons slowly slinking down the windows. Yet, while many might be fretting at the thought...
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Adventure-Proof Power from Brunton
With roots in developing navigation tools going all the way back to 1984, Boulder, CO-based Brunton has applied its sensible and utility-driven approach to design toward creating tools for the modern-day adventurer. Whether seeking solace in the...
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Finn: The Universal Smartphone Bike Mount
Whether commuting to work, hammering out a century on country roads or running errands, having quick and easy access to your smartphone is a near essential for most cyclists. While a variety of mounts are on the market, none match the simplicity...
CULTURE
10 Creative Uses of Instagram's New Hyperlapse App
With the debut of Instagram's new video app Hyperlapse last week, many people have eagerly tested out the polished time-lapse technology. While we all can't pull a Godfrey Reggio and bang out a Koyaanisqatsi, there's already been a plethora of creative...
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Off-the-Grid With goTenna
Sometimes, when you most need phone reception to fire off an essential text, it's not there. When you find yourself stuck deep in the backcountry miles from a signal or in a crowd of dazed festival goers when the network can't handle the massive...
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XTRAPOP Photo App
by Chérmelle Edwards It's not news that Instagram is a cultural phenomenon. As a visual platform used to tell stories through images, how users design their feed can be a work of art. Thanks to XTRAPOP—a free iOS app—users can add art to photos...
DESIGN
Bottlocase World Cup Editions
On a multi-leg journey to watch the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, Dutch entrepreneur James Bluemink found himself in Thailand buying beer from a convenience store. Thirsty for its contents, Bluemink became frustrated after realizing he...
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Tinitell
Today, Kickstarter sees the launch of yet another clever product: Tinitell is the world's smallest mobile phone designed specifically for kids. Yet this piece of Swedish innovation could easily find its way onto the wrists of adults too, given its...
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Thumm by Pana Objects
While many of the latest speakers for smartphones rely on highly specialized tech like Bluetooth or Airplay connectivity, a group of Thai designers chose to strip it all down to one material—beech wood. The result is a simple, beautiful speaker that...
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Pylon
Whether it's hosting a house party or having clients come to your office, chances are you've dealt with giving out your network details—and you know it's a bit of a pain. It can also be a security liability; with so many of your own devices connected...
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Interview: Scott Croyle of HTC
Faced with some very deep pocketed rivals, decreasing market share and customers who are constantly looking for what’s next, Scott Croyle, HTC’s Senior Vice President of Design, is a master at finding his vision and keeping the design team motivated...
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Yonder
Going into the outdoors is about getting away from it all, but it's also fun to share your experiences. (We're not too proud to admit we've hoofed the last few steps to a snow-capped summit in anticipation of a blockbuster Instagram post.) For those...
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The Mu USB Adapter
Product design firm Made in Mind has perfected the foldable USB adapter for AC sockets for people planning a visit to the UK. After years of development, the Mu is now available worldwide. The adaptor attaches to any USB cable, whether you're looking...
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SIMPLE Mobile: Change Your Game
Advertorial content: The days of being chained to an extensive and expensive mobile phone plan are dwindling thanks to the likes of SIMPLE Mobile. The groundbreaking mobile company lives up to its name; smartphone service is as easy as buying one...
TRAVEL
KnowRoaming
For those who travel abroad, there's always a pang of jealousy when locals are able to switch on their phones upon landing, without a thought of excessive fees. While smartphones make a great travel companion—especially abroad where maps, translators...
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SIMPLE Mobile
Advertorial content: Anybody who has bought a SIM card in Europe can attest to the ease and freedom of the "pop it in, top up and go" kind of model found there—and in many countries around the world. Signing a new mobile contract in the US feels...
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Playtime Appcessories
With additional reporting by James Thorne Realizing that competing with the popularity of smartphones and tablets is a game they've already lost, toy manufacturers are finding ways to incorporate apps and devices into their product experience. New...
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Freehands 2011
The latest Freehands gloves are now available just in time for winter to come blowing in. As the resident glove of choice here at CH, Freehands was born out of collaboration between our founder Josh Rubin and his father—expert glove manufacturer...
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Powerbag
Fit for arduous travel schedules and lengthy commutes, the recently released luggage line from Powerbag features an on-board charging system to keep you on the grid no matter how far from an outlet you may be. Each bag's removable and rechargeable...
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Xperia Play
We spent some time with Sony Ericsson's new Xperia Play mobile phone, which combines the latest Android Gingerbread operating system with a Playstation gaming console. Geared toward the gaming-first niche of smartphone users, the Xperia Play is essentially...
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