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Review: Beats Solo3 Wireless

Apple’s recent announcement that it was releasing some goofy-looking wireless earbuds for $ 159 netted plenty of attention, but the geek vitriol overshadowed a key point—that Apple had developed a new wireless chip called the W1. The signaling around the W1 made it clear that this was going to change ...

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Review: Google Pixel

Kelsey McClellan for WIRED I write about gadgets, which means everyone asks me what laptop/ phone/ dishwasher to buy. I struggle with this, because the answer often starts, “It depends.” Unless you ask about a phone. In that case, I usually say get an iPhone. Don’t get me wrong. I love Android. But the ...

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Review: Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book is a credit to its namesake, both in that it celebrates flexibility and leaves me feeling a little out of sorts. Lenovo Yoga Book 6/10 Wired A truly beautiful little gadget. Incredibly adaptable. A better stylus and digitizer than you’d expect for the price. Makes a ...

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Review: Balmuda The Toaster

For reasons that never became clear to me, my brother-in-law Gregory emailed over the summer suggesting that I review a toaster called the Balmuda available only in Japan and Korea. His subject line was persuasive. It read: “The Perfect Toaster.” recommends 2016 Balmuda The Toaster 8/10 Wired Beauty and consistency ...

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Review: Olympus PEN-F

The original Olympus PEN-F arrived in 1963 and quickly gained a cult following. Solid design made it an instant classic, and an unusual half-frame photo format packed as many as 72 images onto a 36-exposure roll of 35mm film. recommends 2016 Olympus PEN-F 7/10 Wired Beautiful, classic design. Excellent selection of ...

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Review: AVADirect Avant P750DM2-G

“Portable graphics power for the mobile gamer” reads the tagline on this new machine from AVADirect, a gaming laptop that, like others in this segment, takes significant liberties with the word “portable” but shows just how far things have come in that department. recommends 2016 AVADirect Avant P750DM2-G 7/10 Wired Endless configurability ...

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Review: GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session

GoPro is the first—if not only—name most people think of when it comes to action cameras. It’s not just because the company conquered the market early, but also because its cameras have remained the best and most widely used for a long while. recommends 2016 GoPro Hero5 Black and Hero5 ...

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Review: Sony PlayStation VR

In the still-young history of virtual reality, March of 2014 stands as a watershed moment: That was the month, as stockholders (and Kickstarters) know all too well, that Facebook turned Oculus into a billion-dollar company. However, March 2014 was also the month that Sony made a little news of its ...

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Review: Breville Fast Slow Pro

Pressure cookers are heralded as near-magical kitchen appliances, making stocks, cooking grains, creating risottos and other flavor-packed meals in a fraction of the time other methods might take. They are smart timesavers and workhorses with a lineage that extends back to the stovetops of our great grandmothers. Pressure cookers are ...

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Review: 2017 Porsche Panamera

Shortly before driving the all new second-generation Porsche Panamera sedan, I spent a little time hammering a 911 Carrera 4S on the serpentine roads outside Munich. The 911 is fantastic, in all the ways you expect a Porsche to be. Much later that same day, long after I’d transitioned to the Panamera and was ...

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