Well 2018, we met, we got to know each other, and it’s time that we part ways. But not before we look back on our favorite parts of you — your kind eyes, your winning smile, and your sweet, sweet tech. We polled the entire Detroit Labs team to find out what our mates liked best this year in accessibility, UX, apps, games, wearables, and more.

  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Video Game…it is amazing
  • With the office construction (we are building out the 4th floor of our building) really enjoying my Beats Studio 3 noise-cancelling headphones.
  • Mastodon – Social media platform that is community-owned and ad-free.
  • Hopper – Mobile app that lets you get amazing deals on airline travel with price prediction and real time alerts
  • CityMapper – A super friendly, easy to use transit app for multiple cities and multiple transit routes. Want to get from Big Ben to the British Museum? It’ll give you bus, tube, and walking directions, and even tell you how many calories you will burn walking (in raw numbers, or in, for instance, the number of jellied eels you worked off)!
  • Waze especially with the Boy Band voice setting. The app gets you the best route and informs you of accidents, obstructions and slow downs. +1
  • Installing DuckDuckGo as my primary search engine in Safari (iOS and macOS)! DDG doesn’t track you / sell your data to marketers, truly protecting ur browsin’ privacy.
  • Non-techy obsession- REI Silk Sock Liners.
  • Deltarune – Where none of your choices matter!
  • Animal Crossing Pocket Camp on iOS. I can’t stop playing and I’m on level 140+. Send help. Please.
  • Libby – eLibrary app connected to my Library card for renting eBooks and audiobooks
  • KFC Fire Log
  • Shipt- I haven’t left my house for groceries in two years. Got it for my mom for Mother’s Day, she wants it every year from now on.
  • Mister Miracle!
  • Ear Hustle – Podcast that “brings you the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it.”
  • I really like my Nokia Steel HR Watch. I had the first version of the Apple Watch and it broke recently, I wasn’t willing to pay that much money for a watch anymore and I was looking for something more stylish. I think for the price, this watch is pretty decent, is a beautiful watch I it has all the stuff that I need, tracks my workouts and sleep, it has notifications (you can customize them), it syncs with my Scale and it has a good variety of wristbands. In summary I don’t miss my Apple Watch (much). Ah, and although I don’t use this mode, I thought it was pretty cool they have a pregnant mode, I think not many watches take into account stuff like this.
  • Bose Sleepbuds –  They started as an indiegogo (which I missed out on, sad from a $ perspective) and officially launched over the summer. I finally took the plunge a few weeks ago to attempt to improve my sleep hygiene/drown out partner snoring. Still getting used to them but I have high hopes.