Haxlr8r

  • Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

    Bluetooth Headset Vigo Knows When You Are Tired Before You Do

    When I was a student, sometimes I'd stab myself in the leg with the tip of my mechanical pencil to keep from dozing off during lectures. That usually didn't work. Now sleepy students--and other people who need to stay alert for long periods of time--can benefit from Vigo, a Bluetooth headset that measures blinks and body movements to warn users if they are getting too drowsy. Read More

  • The Lean Hardware Startup: Financing

    The Lean Hardware Startup: Financing

    We can differentiate several steps in the life of a hardware startup: concept, minimum functional prototype (MFP), complete functional prototype (CFP), design for manufacture (DFM), first factory run (FFR) and retail. Capital needs vary according to the stage you're in and might come from different sources. In hardware, venture capital is essentially about growth. Read More

  • HAXLR8R Demo Day

    Our Favorite Startups From China-Based Hardware Accelerator Haxlr8r’s Second Demo Day

    Today in San Francisco, Haxlr8r had its second demo day, introducing 10 new hardware-based startups which just spent the last two-and-a-half months building hardware in Shenzhen, China. Today's demo day had a diverse group of companies, with everything from WiFi-connected lights to air robots to brain-scanning headbands to, um, mobile phone-controlled sex toys. These were our favorites. Read More

  • Haxlr8r Is Looking For A Few Good Hardware Start-Ups To Be Close To The Action

    Haxlr8r Is Looking For A Few Good Hardware Start-Ups To Be Close To The Action

    Cyril Ebersweiler has launched one of the coolest incubators I've seen in a while. Based in Dalian, China, the incubator has already run one group through the ringer, and now they're looking for hardware hackers to join them in their second round. This time, however, they're doing it up nice. Read More