Ask DN: What are the best products/apps you used in 2015?

over 5 years ago from Win Lin, Product Designer at Blue Apron

  • Sam MularczykSam Mularczyk, over 5 years ago (edited over 5 years ago )

    I'll post physical since no one else has!

    Mi Band 1s

    Mi Band

    Chinese fitness and heart-rate tracker. It's pretty stylish, has a great app and the sleep tracking is second to done. Best thing: it's only $20.

    Pebble Time

    Pebble Time Gold

    Fell in love with this more than I expected. The animations are adorable and the interface is super cool. It saves me heaps of time (lame pun).

    Frank Green reusable coffee cup

    Coffee cup

    I use this almost every day. It's spill-proof, grippy and has a contactless payment chip in the top that I've never used. It looks awesome and keeps my coffee warm on the way to work.

    Aso Outpost by Crumpler

    Crumpler backpack

    Best bag I've ever owned. Inside is a giant, sack-like compartment that you can split into two, as well as a back-mounted laptop case, pockets and two (!!) drink bottle holders. Awesome for both travel and work - plus comes with a lifetime warranty.

    Bonus: Mi Bluetooth Speaker

    Bluetooth speaker

    Picked this up on a whim for $40. It sounds incredible for the price and has a stunning metal unibody enclosure. And it has stereo speakers, which is pretty much unheard of at this price point.

    3 points
    • Win LinWin Lin, over 5 years ago

      Love the physical products, there's a lot we can learn from both worlds.

      1 point
    • Katelyn Caillouet, over 5 years ago

      +1 on the Pebble Time. I bought one to try it out (to mostly replace my fitness tracking Garmin watch, a piece of utter crap). I thought I would be taking it back in a week. I was so wrong. I can't live without that little thing, now. It's perfect for my needs.

      Plus, now I can change the song I'm listening to while I'm in the shower. Gamechanger.

      1 point