CES 2023

Did you hear? AnkerWork is going after the wireless mic market

At CES in Las Vegas this week, AnkerWork announced its brand new AnkerWork M650 Wireless Microphone. It’s a two-microphone kit that can be clipped (or magnetically attached) to your clothing. Pe

Ex-Apple team creates BlenderCap, a delightfully over-engineered portable blender

Packing battery tech nobody uses in consumer devices and a half-horsepower motor, BlenderCap is one of the most ludicrously over-engineered products we’ve seen in a hot minute. At CES in Las Veg

After struggling with consumers, Magic Leap hang its hopes on enterprise

Something wasn’t working. In late 2020, Magic Leap announced a major change spearheaded by incoming CEO, Peggy Johnson. “[W]hat I found was nothing was really broken,” she told the press at the

Unistellar’s telescope turns your smartphone into a stargazer

Humans are eternally curious about the night sky but figuring out how to use a telescope is non-trivial. At CES in Las Vegas, Unistellar believes it has the perfect solution with its Equinox 2 Smart T

At CES, this VR headset wears you

Hot on the heels from its $15 million fundraise just a few months ago, Brelyon showed off its vision for what immersive visuals could look like. At CES in Las Vegas, we tried out the 8K fully immersiv

HTC’s global head of Product on VR’s ‘race to the bottom’

It was the year of XR. But then, they all seem to be, these days. Strong presences from Meta, Magic Leap, Sony and HTC led the way at this year’s CES, with hundreds of startups picking up the rear.

The Soul of Blackleaf brings analog visualization to your music experience

File this one under style over substance, but damn if these speakers don’t pack a whole lot of style into a small container. Under the amazing name Soul of Blackleaf, these stylish speakers use

When it’s time for a steamy nooner, Steambox has you covered

If you have a particular hatred for the microwave or prefer your food to be heated gently when you’re ready for lunch, Steambox is ready for your steamy lunch encounters. The company sold more t

The pen gets smarter as Nuwa shows off its smart ballpoint and app combo

We’ve seen a lot of companies trying to turn the humble pen into something a little more digital, but few have been as elegantly successful as Nuwa. The company showed off its smart pen at CES

Guide dogs will be giving the side-eye to self-driving car tech coming for their jobs

The visually impaired are getting a helping hand (or a helping belt, as it were) from Korean startup AI Guided. At CES in Las Vegas, the company was showing off some pretty neat tech that incorporates

This pepper spray will phone your friends as you mace your assailants

From the desk of “I’m not sure this is a good idea” at CES in Las Vegas, comes 444. The early-stage startup is planning to combine pepper spray with some electronics so a potential a

Brane X portable speaker packs a hell of a punch in a small package

You probably haven’t heard of Brane Audio yet, but trust me on this one: You will. One of my highlights at CES in Las Vegas today was listening to the company’s debut speaker, the Brane X,

Mojo Vision puts contact lens production ‘on hold’ as it lays off 75% of staff

We’ve met with Mojo Vision for several CESes, watching the startup’s AR contact lenses develop, year by year. These sorts of things take a lot of time and money, of course — and these days it se

Finding Vegas VR nirvana in the backseat of a ’67 DeVille at CES 2023

Being driven around the gridlocked-streets of Las Vegas during CES can be nauseating — at the best of times. But doing so with a virtual reality headset blocking your view? Certainly, it’s a 

Lumus shows off its tech in AR glasses that don’t look too dorky

AR tech sounds pretty cool, but nobody wants to be a glasshole. Today at CES, we checked out Lumus‘ bid to make AR glasses a little bit less cringe. The company creates technology that makes it

CES, NYE, SBF and FTX. Lol.

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. To start off the year, we are welcoming Rebecca Szkutak as a r

Today at CES: Baby wearables, texts from dogs and e-ink cars

It’s the first official day of CES and our team has already located dozens of the coolest new gadgets, features and weird concept cars that probably will never see the light of day. Halo (not Am

Studiobox is a remote video team’s high-def dream

The COVID-19 pandemic brought video production to its knees, but the show must go on, and necessity is the mother of invention. Studiobox leapt into the breach, creating an interview studio in a box.

EcoFlow teases full-house battery backup coming later this year

Today at its special launch event, home backup power giant EcoFlow launched a flurry of new products, including a “Whole-Home Backup Power Solution.” The company also launched a battery-po

Stellantis launches new business unit to turn your vehicle data into cash

Stellantis is launching a new business unit dedicated to turning all that vehicle data into marketable products — and revenue. The business unit called Mobilisights, which was announced Thursday at
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