The Kitchen Phone Returns, With Superpowers

By Dwight G. Jones, Poort Designer A DESIGNER’S BLOG ABOUT ‘MODERNIZING’ 1955 KITCHEN PHONES As the transition from land lines to cellular phones continues, the kitchen phone is gradually disappearing, with no obvious replacements. Cellphones have a...

Premium Audio for Poort Hubs

The news that Sonos will support Air Play2 now means that an iPad Poort gets one more major audio partner, when 200 Million (uninvited) legacy iPads join the smart home shakedown. Eventually users may realize that they don’t have to buy into the contrived...

A Marine iPad/Poort

An iPad/Poort for Navigation For Poort design work, I designate my 34′ trawler as a “research vessel’ to investigate iPads as an emerging MFD ‘standard’.  The idea is to have the Poort secured near the diesel’s instrument panel, and also be portable up to...

Poort iPads provide a Fixed Apple HomeKit Hub

Hundreds of millions of iPads haven’t been invited to the smart home party – yet. But they’re coming anyway with some interesting options for Smart Homes. Integration with the HomePod for a best-of-breed HomeKit and video Hub  Another locus for a...