hardware battlefield

  • LookSee, An E-Ink Smart Bracelet, Will Always Fit Your Mood

    LookSee, An E-Ink Smart Bracelet, Will Always Fit Your Mood

    Fashion and tech, though perhaps an unlikely union, seem to have been getting along quite well over the past year. LookSee, an e-ink smart bracelet that allows users to customize the design through imagery, is the newest love-child of that union. The LookSee pairs with a LookSee app via Bluetooth to let users choose from either hundreds of pre-loaded photos and patterns or from their own… Read More

  • Peeple Is A Smart Peephole To Upgrade Your Door With Caller ID

    Peeple Is A Smart Peephole To Upgrade Your Door With Caller ID

    Meet Peeple, a connected peephole to screen who is knocking on your door. Whenever someone knocks on your door, Peeple snaps a picture and send it to your phone. This way, whether you are home or away, you can monitor who is passing by your home. Peeple is competing in our Hardware Battlefield at CES. Read More

  • Live With TechCrunch At CES 2015

    Live With TechCrunch At CES 2015

    Press day is over. The monster companies — Samsung, LG, etc. — have had a chance to say their piece. And now, we focus on what’s really exciting: the little guys looking to make it big in the hardware game. Read More

  • Meet The Hardware Battlefield 2015

    Meet The Hardware Battlefield 2015

    Today, we are tickled to introduce the Hardware Battlefield 2015 participants. The 14 startups represent what we at TechCrunch feel are the most interesting, most promising early stage hardware companies being built. Whether drones, connected homes, robots or 3D printing are your fancy, we’ve got you covered with this batch. Over the past month these companies have been working tirelessly… Read More

  • Atlas Wearables Raises Another Million For Its Smarter Fitness Tracker, Starts Shipping This Winter

    Atlas Wearables Raises Another Million For Its Smarter Fitness Tracker, Starts Shipping This Winter

    Wearables are a crowded market, but in the fitness-tracking niche, many of the top devices today are still just glorified step trackers with fancier software and a few more bells and whistles. A company called Atlas Wearables wants to push the fitness-band market forward with a device that’s able to track which exercise or activity you’re currently doing, the reps you’ve… Read More

  • CubeSensors Now Sensing Sleep

    CubeSensors Will Now Monitor Your Sleeping Environment

    CubeSensors is a startup that makes small, pretty stylish, connected devices that monitor rooms, feeding back information about air quality, temperature, and other things. It was a star performer at our TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield during CES 2014. It’s now produced an update to its Cubes which monitors your bedroom environment to help you get a good night’s sleep. CubeSensors… Read More

  • We Need Your Hardware Battlefield Submissions Right Now

    We Need Your Hardware Battlefield Submissions Right Now

    Look, people, we’re giving you the chance of a lifetime here: this is Hardware Battlefield where participating startups getting free exhibition space at the 2015 International CES and competing for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man trophy. For the first time, TechCrunch has partnered with the CEA to be an official media partner of the tradeshow. This means companies selected to… Read More

  • Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield Is Returning To CES Where One Startup Will Win $50,000

    Hardware Battlefield is back! For the second year in a row, TechCrunch is bringing our premiere launch competition to the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. The winning startup gets $50,000 and, more important, notoriety and access to a group of early adopters, investors and consumers who love cool new gear. The application process is now open and will close on October 30, 2014. Apply… Read More

  • AdhereTech Raises $1.75 Million In Series A

    AdhereTech Raises $1.75 Million In Series A

    Smart pill bottle company AdhereTech today announced the close of its first Series A. Undisclosed investors in the healthcare industry funded the company with $1.75 million in financing. The company will use the new funding to further scale its healthcare services, as well as to develop a second generation of smart pill bottles, which it said will be smaller, cheaper and easier to mass… Read More

  • Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $1.85 Million

    Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $1.85 Million

    Owlet, a smart baby bootie that measures your child’s heart rate, launched on our Hardware Battlefield last January and has just raised $1.85 million from multiple firms including FF Venture Capital and Eniac Ventures. The company also completed the RGA Connected Devices Accelerator through Tech Stars. Read More

  • UPDATED: Fin, The Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into A Wireless Controller, Hits Its Funding Goal

    UPDATED: Fin, The Bluetooth Ring That Turns Your Hand Into A Wireless Controller, Hits Its Funding Goal

    Back at CES in January, TechCrunch met Fin, the Bluetooth ring that went on to become one of our Hardware Battlefield finalists. Fin, which turns your hand into a wireless controller for smartphones, TVs, and other connected devices, just reached its $100,000 Indiegogo goal. Now Fin is aiming for its stretch goal of $150,000, which will make the ring available for a discounted price to… Read More