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...

Comparing the Smart Speakers

Amazon, Apple, Google and Samsung are developing networks centered on their own voice activated search engines, and these are integrated into their proprietary, walled-garden ecosystems. To date, none of them specify the use of a tablet or an independent web browser,...

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...