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The Indoor and Outdoor FollowMe Lamp from Marset
Barcelona is known for its flair—in natural geography, architecture and style of the city's inhabitants. With this in mind, it's no surprise one of the most exciting companies in lighting at the moment hails from the coastal city. Though Marset...
TECH
The ChargeCard
Few tech products are actually as portable as they claim to be. A hardware design team from San Francisco is out to make things right with tools designed for the "modern nomad." By reducing a USB cable down to its core elements, the team created...
TECH
Bookman USB Bike Lights
Bookman's extremely small, user-friendly bike lights are a go-to accessory for design-driven cyclists looking to ride safe while avoiding bulky add-ons. But when the tiny batteries powering the LED lights die, they can be a hassle to replace. To...
TECH
The Mu
Designed in 1947, the British plug firmly holds its place as one of the world's largest three-pin power interfaces, escaping the grips of design innovation with the equally clunky editions continuously rolled out. Now, however, product designer...
TECH
Bone Collection
The $1 billion-plus industry for Apple accessories is indeed a crowded field, but Taiwanese brand Bone Collection sets themselves apart with adorably inventive iPod cases, stands, USB drives and more. Innovations include the iPhone Horn Stand...
TECH
Funny USB Memory Stick #6
Designer Mac Funamizu's clever prototype, the Funny USB Memory Stick #6, allows users to physically see the digital contents contained on a mini flash drive. The clear glass device uses lights to indicate the amount and type of data stored. A fully...
CULTURE
GURP for Mother Earth Contest
Starting today, 22 April 2009, Mimoco's GURP, or GreenBot USB Recycling Program, launches a three week long video contest to celebrate its green mission and we're happy to be on board to support it. With a goal of recycling old or unwanted...
TECH
New from byAMT
by Russ Lowe Is good design recession-proof? We think so but regardless it can't hurt to hedge your bets on items like those from this latest crop from byAMT that are beautiful, functional, fresh and sensible. And, just in time for stocking...
TECH
Powerstick
Providing a rechargeable, on-the-go power source for most any portable device, Powerstick is a convenient little accessory well-suited for travelers, busy people or anyone who stays out all night and has an iPhone. After a couple of close calls (I...
DESIGN
Friends With You Mimobots
The second crop of Friends With You Mimobots drops today and the collaboration between the character-themed thumb drive maker and the rainbow-splashed art collective couldn't be a better match. Adding three Malfis (smiling, the original, and super...
TECH
SpaceStation
Bluelounge just announced their latest antidote to desktop clutter. Dubbed the SpaceStation, it’s a clever fix for those of use with mobile offices. Essentially, they’ve distilled the best elements of their earlier...
TECH
USB Cassete Archiver
Whether it's old mix tapes made by exes or an obscure Kid Dynamo album bought before everything went digital, us nostalgic types all have a shoe box or two full of old analog cassette tapes. Every now and again I get the urge to dig back into...
TECH
Mimoco x Spear Collective: King and Queen Mimobots
Our friends at Mimoco joined forces with our friends at Spear Collective (SC) to make a Mimobot all dressed up in royal gear. SC member Undoboy came up with the design that interprets traditional playing card graphics and the drives come loaded with...
TECH
Pottery Barn Smart Technology Collection
Admittedly, we don't do a lot of shopping at Pottery Barn, but their new line of Smart Technology furniture caught our attention. It's worth noting not only for the way it integrates gadget clutter into homes but also for adding other...
TECH
Solid Alliance's USB Food
After we saw the campy-gross USB hub by Solid Alliance at Core77, we had to take a closer look. In addition to Shu Mai, mystery dumplings and the pictured rice-and-fried shrimp combo, they also make a plate of noodles with a USB port hidden on the...
TECH
Mimoco: Artist Series '07
Just in time for Valentines Day, Mimoco introduces their first Artists Series '07 characters. Meet One Love (designed by Hanazuki, above center), Ripple (Sket One, above right) and Gloomy Bear (Mori Chack, above left). Click on images for...
TECH
Popular Science's Best of What's New 2006: Logitech MX Revolution
Today's CH selection from Popular Science's recent Best of What's New 2006 is Logitech's MX Revolution. After hearing the buzz about this multi-functional new device, CH decided to test it out for ourselves. With a rechargable lithium...
TECH
Popular Science's Best of What's New 2006: Plug and Play Ultrasound
Each day this week CH's bringing you one of our favorite innovations from Popular Science's Best of What's New 2006. Today, we take a look at the Plug and Play Ultrasound Probe System from Direct Medical Systems, an inexpensive ultrasound...
TECH
Popular Science's Best of What's New 2006: Skystream 3.7
Following last week's exhibit of Popular Science's Best of What's New 2006, CH's latest pick from the annual round-up of new innovations is the Skystream 3.7. The first all-inclusive wind generator engineered for residential use, the...
TECH
USB Cell Rechargeable Battery
A recent battery shortage here at CH HQ has left us all digging through drawers to try to find power for our Bluetooth keyboards. The USB Cell Rechargeable Battery from Moixa seems like a clever solution, turning any USB port into a battery charger...
TECH
Availabot
Created by London based Schulze & Webb, Availabot is a USB device that physically shows the availability of someone on your IM buddy list. When the assigned friend is available for chatting Availabot stands up; when said friend is no longer...
TECH
Ooms Memory Stick
Oooms made the rounds last week — check out the geeky visual pun, intended to stand out against the slick plastics of normal office gear, on We Make Money Not Art and Treehugger. Starts at €79 for 128MB (goes up to 1G) from Oooms. Also...
TECH
Mimoco goSeries
The good kids over at Mimoco just announced their new line of USB storage toys and gave us the first peek. The goSeries of mimobots was designed by Yahid Rodriguez who also designed the first run of mimobots, the preorder direct from Mimoco (they...
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