Christmas Gift Ideas From 10 Hong Kong Hardware Startups


Struggling to pick up the right gift for that tech-savvy friend that has it all? Instead of hitting the shops, fending off relentless crowds and haggling for the lowest price – why not support a Hong Kong startup?

Our startups have poured their blood, sweat and tears in crafting innovative and useful products for you and the people in your life. Whether its an accessory for your smartphone or an energy-saving device for the home – these 10 Hong Kong hardware startups have you covered.

While some products are ready to be ordered in a few clicks, some are still on pre-order and require a bit of patience. So we’ve compiled a list of startups that have gifts ready in-time for Christmas, and those that will be shipping out somewhere after the new year.
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Prelude to StartWareHK: Why Hardware Startups Matter to Hong Kong (Again)


PhoneJoy and StartWareHK co-founder Martin Kessler provides this final guest post that leads to tomorrow’s very first start-up hardware meet-up in Hong Kong.

This week, my team’s project Phonejoy is finally starting to ship product to eager Kickstarter backers. Finally— because we are way behind our schedule and because there had been plenty moments of doubt that we would ever make it this far. ☺

Phonejoy Team at Warehouse in Hong Kong: Alex, Martin, Jacques, Leon (from left to right)

We have learnt an extraordinary amount since we first started in early 2012 with the development of Phonejoy. Like every other startup we’ve had our fair share of breakthroughs and of course we’ve, too, committed a ton of mistakes along our journey.

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Hong Kong Hardware Startups Prepare for StartWare HK Meet-up on March 5th at WYND


Are you a hardware startup looking for a home? Three of Hong Kong’s most active founders in the space have joined forces to create StartWare – a community for hardware startups.

Julian Lee of Ambi Climate, Jon Buford of Makible and Martin Kessler of Phonejoy all have one thing in common: they’ve all built successful hardware startups and want to help others in this exciting but often turbulent process.

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