Clarisonic, the little brush that makes skin beautiful

With a beauty routine of only 60 seconds daily to a more beautiful skin! That is the promise of iconic high-tech brand Clarisonic that EVERYBODY is talking about. Now, Clarisonic is also available in Switzerland! Originally developed for skincare professionals to use in treatment, Clarisonic quickly became the N°1 cleansing brush recommended by leading dermatologists, … more »


Logitech Z50 multimedia speaker: so small but so powerful!

The Logitech Z50 multimedia speaker offers a great sound experience for such a small, smart, sexy little gadget! I have recently tested the one in pink for myself and honestly love it! The volume and quality of sound it produces is outstanding. It runs at a 10W peak and is very easy to connect to … more »


coolbrandz at Websummit: what tech leaders associate with Switzerland and cool

Websummit was an incredible experience for us but more to that in a later post. Today is all about the analysis of the responses given by the event participants to our little quiz about “cool” and “Swiss”. coolbrandz was selected as an ALPHA startup and given the opportunity to present itself with a little stand … more »


KOR Water: clever bottle design for going easy on the environment

Some time ago one of the girls in our coolbrander community drew my attention to this company – KOR Water – saying that she loved the idea behind it and the cute bottles they produce. I am always happy to receive feedback from members of our community about stuff that they find cool. So I … more »


Flik Flak: Funny Hours 2013

Flik Flak Over the Rainbow Grown-ups claim there are seven colors in the rainbow – Flik Flak has other ideas. The new Flik Flak Cute Size Collection uses inspiring, vibrant plastic to create exciting visual ‘theme parks’ for the youngest newcomers to Swiss time-telling to explore. This new collection is the watch equivalent of the … more »


ePure by Swissvoice: “recommended, but only for iPhone users”, says Tom

For the purposes of this test, I reviewed the ePure corded model (model CH-01) from Swissvoice, a company which has been active since 1893. The CH-01 has a very elegant looking design and draws admiring glances from all who see it. I already have a home telephone so I didn’t want it also in my … more »


YuMe: Ed Haslam, between You and Me, does size matter…when advertising?

Incredible but true, I managed to get a hold of Ed Haslam, the Senior Vice President Marketing of YuMe, during this year’s Festival of Media Global. When I spotted the title of his Showcase theatre session, I was instantly intrigued: in advertising, is screen size really a matter? Nobody is better placed to answer that … more »


nFluence: leader in user generated interest graphs presents “autograph”

nFluence: giving power back to consumers With click-through rates descending, marketers are faced with finding a smaller and smaller needle in their haystack of big data. They need help from consumers! nFluence provides a cross platform UX, available for iOS, Android and HTML-5, that enables connected consumers to volunteer information about themselves through a fun, … more »


Lady Pitch Night: organised by Girls in Tech Paris and Orange

Not long ago, I received an e-mail from Sébastien Flury, inviting me to read an article on his blog about female entrepreneurs in Switzerland and a pitching event dedicated to women: Lady Pitch Night, a startup competition that is organised by Girls In Tech Paris and Orange. He also encouraged me to send in … more »


Samsung News: Usain Bolt Joins Forces with Samsung

The world’s fastest man and the Samsung NX300 camera bring speed and power to your photos! Samsung Electronics today announced a new partnership with athletics superstar Usain Bolt, coinciding with the UK availability of the NX300 in the UK. Renowned for his extreme focus and speed, Usain Bolt is the perfect champion for the NX300 … more »


Label Ecriture: very tastefully designed writing instruments with a luxury feel

I recently received a thank you letter from an old gentleman of my acquaintance for some photographic work hat I did for him. Although his eyesight is failing, he took the time to pen me a beautiful letter which I have saved in my bureau. When was the last time any of us saved a … more »


Product Launch: Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4

GALAXY S 4 gets you closer to what matters in life, bringing your world together! Samsung Electronics announced today the fourth generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S 4, designed to get you closer to what matters in life and bring your world together. Understanding what matters most to us in our lives, the Samsung GALAXY … more »


Samsung: Introducing the Galaxy Note 8.0, a new era of portability and everyday productivity

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the 8 inch tablet, the GALAXY Note 8.0; a new era of intelligent Note technology set to re-ignite the mid-size tablet category that Samsung established in 2010. Providing unrivalled multimedia performance within a compact one-hand-grip screen, … more »


Alp ICT Lift Venture Night: and the winner is… Faceshift

So last week we posted about Lift, the leading conference on digital innovation. Coming back from the event we can only stress how very enriching and inspiring Lift truly was! Always on a tight schedule we were able to attend on Friday only and thus missed out on The Venture Night organized by Alp ICT. … more »


Repstyle: Essie’s brand new collection 2013 that will make you rattle and roll

“I am totally in love with the many exotic animal prints currently featured on the catwalks around the world. So delicate and sensual that you just feel you have to touch them. When I was working on this collection, I suddenly had the idea to use the new magnet technology in order to creat ultra … more »

Lift-Discussion with Venkatesh Rao, Noah Raford and Konstantina Zoehrer-(C) liftconferencephotos

Make Innovation Happen: Lift, the leading conference on digital innovation

For the eighth consecutive year, Lift attracts high-level speakers, exceptional thinkers and innovation pioneers to explore the current trends in technology. Over a thousand participants from 30 countries will meet to anticipate the future and turn innovation into opportunities. Over 20 high-profile speakers, professionals from organizations such as Wipro, MIT Media Lab, Etsy, Arduino and … more »


Oral-B TriZone – powerful and easy to use

I have been using an Oral-B Sonic Complete tooth brush for the last couple of years. When I switched from my old-fashioned manual brush to this model, my gum stopped bleeding pretty soon, I had less tartar and survived the dental cleaning checks twice a year somewhat more easily. Still, I had one persisting problem: … more »


Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 – switch between Mac, iPad and iPhone

A couple of days ago, I received the K760 from Logitech for testing. Being a generally mean person, I waited with testing for a cloudy day … I mean: Working on a sunny day is easy – but how would the keyboard cope with the rather typical grey weather here in Switzerland? So today, I … more »


New product: Oral-B TriZone. Like a manual toothbrush, but far more efficient!

Oral-B TriZone, for everyone looking for the efficiency of an electric toothbrush, but not wanting to give up the familiarity of a manual toothbrush brushing motion. A new concept is taking the world of oral/dental hygiene by storm. It allows you to stick to your usual brushing methods, while giving you all the benefits of … more »


Koubachi – Swiss innovation for your potted plants

I don’t have a green thumb, however I do love gardening and having plants in my home, but maintaining my houseplants is a massive ordeal. My relationship with plants has always been… well crap; buy, water, forget to water, throw away and start again… or not! Frankly, I can’t figure out what they want, they … more »


Touch me! Cool design by Russell Hobbs.

Touch technologies are all the rage! From mobile phones to home wares, touch technology is everywhere, gone are the days of buttons, we now live in a world where all modern appliances can be controlled simply by touch. Always at the forefront of design and technology, Russell Hobbs latest range, Steel Touch, has entered the … more »


Mirror, mirror on the wall, Whose iPhone is the coolest of all?

I like the sleek, square design of my iPhone 4. Still, I need to protect it – it reacts rather unkindly to being dropped … And now I have found a solution, that combines utility and aesthetics to the finest: The Ego Series iPhone 4 Slide-ons. To protect my iPhone, I combine to half-slides from … more »


Try to remember… When was the last time you enjoyed truly delicious espresso?

When you reached the summit of the Jungfrau? While hiking in Verbier? Just before paragliding? On a bike tour? Lakeside Geneva? In a car? Well, probably not. It was likely to be in a café, at a friend’s place or sitting on a sunny terrace. And yet… Here comes Handpresso, the (only) brand that offers … more »


Hello Little Printer

As we wend our weary way through the digital era, I am still in awe of initiatives that set out to forge the bonds between the real and the virtual and reconcile the worlds of analogue and digital. Here’s a unique project: Little Printer by London-based BERG, which aims to put real paper back into … more »


Tablet or Smartphone? The best of both worlds…

I don’t know about you, but I always have a lot of trouble making decisions and choices… Cheese or dessert, sea or mountains, pale or brown (I’m talking about beer, of course!). Decisions, decisions, decisions… So when it comes to high-tech, it’s the same problem all over again, only this time it’s… tablet or smartphone? … more »


Doodle: organisation ‘Swiss style’, easy and effective. In other words, cool!

Doodle takes care of everything… it’s a sexy piece of kit! Huh? You mean it’s the ideal guy? No, it’s just the ONLY website that helps you organise and plan: your next girls’ night out the local sports club, chess, cookery, finance, committee meetings a simple meal with your expat pals who only come to … more »


ZMS by inZair: SMS are haZ-been, say hello to ZMS, the next generation of mobile messaging!

The Geneva based start-up inZair launched a new free of charge smartphone app called ZMS. What is it all about? ZMS is a technology that allows you to communicate everyday, at the right time, in the right place. Simply smart! Of course, there is Whatsapp and Whatsapp is great, I hear you say. But ZMS … more »

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