hardware battlefield

  • Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare

    Voltera, The Electronics Printer, Launches To Much Fanfare

    One of our absolute favorites from the Hardware Battlefield just launched on Kickstarter and they are, if you’ll excuse the cliché, crushing it. The company appeared on our stage at CES 2015 and showed of an early working prototype. Now, however, they’re ready to take orders and start shipping. The printer is essentially a PCB maker. You put in a board, upload a circuit diagram… Read More

  • Introducing The Hardware Battlefield Finalists For 2015: Fogo Digital, Looksee, Peeple, Sutro, Voltera

    It’s been a long, hard battle here deep in the deserts of Las Vegas but the judges have chosen and we are ready to rock and roll. We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Hardware Battlefield in Las Vegas where 15 amazing companies vied for $50,000 and the coveted Metal Man statue. All the Hardware Battlefield companies did an amazing job and the judges were endlessly impressed. Read More

  • NapTime Baby Monitor Saves Parents From Late-Night Arguments

    NapTime Baby Monitor Saves Parents From Late-Night Arguments

    Babies are glorious miraculous blessings, but parents trying to get through a good night’s sleep with a newborn in the next room may have a tough time remembering that. The NapTime is a new baby monitor that employs Bluetooth-connected, vibrating bracelets to rotate through parental night time duties. Read More

  • LyteShot Wants To Build A Platform For Live-Action Games

    LyteShot Wants To Build A Platform For Live-Action Games

    CES Hardware Battlefield participant LyteShot is working on an alternate-reality gaming alternative to playing with traditional NERF guns. Its solution relies on wireless “guns” and sensors — known as the Lyter and LytePuck, respectively — that essentially act as more affordable laser-tag rigs. Read More

  • 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