Tag: hardware

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Jan 13

Canary Backer and Pre-Order Update—Jan 13

Hello Canary friends and backers— Happy new year! January is here and that means… Canary has begun mass shipping! This is a huge milestone. A little more than 500 of you should have received your shipping notification emails so far. That number will grow every […]

Supply Chain: The Biggest Factor Hardware Startups Forget

Supply Chain: The Biggest Factor Hardware Startups Forget

What are the core components of a hardware startup? You might say a great product concept, strong leadership and vision, a design team dedicated to aesthetics as well as experience, or an excellent engineering team to build, iterate, test, and integrate flawless hardware and software. […]

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

Fire Yourself: How to be a Successful Co-Founder

When you co-found a startup, you know certain elements are crucial. A great concept that meets a pressing need. A solid founding team. An insane amount of tenacity. It’s only later you realize that creating an organization is as much an exercise in building a […]

Why Experience Design Rules the Internet of Things

Why Experience Design Rules the Internet of Things

If you are an Internet of Things startup, you may have been told that you need an “experience designer” to help really make your product sing. This is true, but experience design is a lot bigger than you think. There’s been a lot of talk […]

The 5 Features That Make Electronic Gadgets “Smart”

The 5 Features That Make Electronic Gadgets “Smart”

While the idea has been around for a while, consumers have been inundated with “smart” gadgets ever since Intel launched their Smart TV initiative in 2010. Smart locks. Smart lights. Smart refrigerators. Smart credit cards. Smart crock pots. Smart band-aids. You get the idea… “Smart” […]

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update – April 18

Canary Backer & Pre-Order Update – April 18

Big news from Canary – the product is a motion detecting, video capturing, sirening beauty! It was a milestone week at Canary HQ. We finalized the hardware, connected it with the mobile app, and ran a full demo in the office. We tested motion capture, […]

Building an Experience-Driven Product

Building an Experience-Driven Product

When you’re building a hardware product it’s easy to focus all of your attention on the device itself. After all, the device is what a person will hold, hear, see, and touch. It will work or it won’t. It will be beautiful or ugly. Functional […]