3D Printed Coffee Filter Holder

To fuel the creativity at Design 1st we drink coffee -- a lot of coffee.  And like many offices across the country our coffee machine of choice is Keurig. Of course we know the Keurig coffee pods used in the machines are bad for the environment, expensive, and prone to running out on Monday mornings. But the pros of convenience for clients, tasty choices for our staff, and a cup of coffee that was always hot outweighed the cons - well, until last week... Last week each of our 3 […]

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Fortune 50 Firm Places $1.1M Order

Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. - a Design 1st client and the team behind a range of WiFi security solutions is sprinting out of the gate to start 2018. Both securing a lucrative $1.1M contract with a Fortune 50 Company and receiving FCC Certification for their WiFi3™ high-density wireless solution. The Fortune 50 customer placed a P.O. valued at $1,100,000 for the supply Edgewater’s WiFi3™ solution to integrate into the next generation of smart retail solutions. "This sale is a major milestone for Edgewater Wireless - bringing WiFi3™ technology into the […]

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Joylux raises $5M Series A Funding

Design 1st client Joylux rang in the new year with a bang, receiving $5 Million in Series A funding and launching their flagship vSculpt device in the US this January. The Series A funding round follows a $500,000 seed investment in 2016, providing capital support for the global launch of vScuplt -- an intimate female wellness device. What is vSculpt? vSculpt is a connected medical device that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle using sonic vibrations. Founded by entrepreneur Colette Courtion in 2015, vScuplt aims to replace the traditional […]

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The 4 Challenges of Voice UI Design

One of the main themes at CES 2018 is the maturation of technologies using voice as the primary user interface. Key players like Amazon and Google are leveraging their cloud infrastructure and AI software to position themselves as fundamental cogs in the upcoming voice-activated world. In this blog post, Peter Cottreau, VP of Electronics at Design 1st, discusses the underlying architecture of Voice User Interface (VUI) and what it means for VUI prototyping and hardware developers.

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Three Tech Trends at CES 2018

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the global stage where new hardware products are introduced and technology trends are defined. This year was no different — we came away from CES with a clear picture of where the future direction of technology is headed, and how consumers, hardware products and development teams will be impacted. In this blog post, Ian Kayser, VP of Operations at Design 1st, discusses three of technology trends he encountered at CES — and how the relationship with end consumers is about to change.

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