Tag: Hands On

The Skydio R1 might be the smartest consumer drone in the sky

Autonomous features in commercially available drones are nothing new. Heck, I’m old enough to remember when DJI Phantoms didn’t even offer follow-along technology. Shorter version: Most every drone worth its rotors possesses some level of auto……


Under Armour’s HOVR smart running shoes are more than just a gimmick

As fascinating as shoes like Nike’s “PlayStation” PG2s or Adidas’ “4D” Futurecrafts are, those particular models don’t offer many (if any) benefits to avid runners. They’re more geared toward sneakerheads than anyone else. But, that doesn’t me……


Samsung’s Olympic Galaxy Note 8 isn’t for sale, but I wish it was

In addition to the honor of representing their homelands, this year’s Olympic athletes will also receive something else: a limited-edition Galaxy Note 8. Unlike Samsung’s first Olympic phone, though, it’s unlikely that this version will ever g……


A state-run wireless network isn’t a crazy idea, just ask Mexico

America’s mobile infrastructure isn’t good enough, at least according to former National Security Council officer Brigadier General Robert Spalding. Spalding’s briefing document said the US was lagging behind China in wireless, and the solutio……


Zeiss’ entry-level VR headset is about to get a lot more fun

Normally when people talk about Zeiss, it’s regarding the company’s optics business — which has been around for more than a century. However, Zeiss is making inroads into the VR space as well. Last year, the company introduced its One P……


This $30 iPad stylus senses pressure via headphone jack

Stylus manufacturers have been working hard to replicate the sensation of writing and sketching on tablets over the years, hence the handful of styli that support pressure sensing and palm rejection these days. Unfortunately, these pens don’t ……


Nintendo Labo hands-on: Cardboard has never been this fun

Leave it up to Nintendo to get us excited over cardboard. Labo, its DIY Switch-powered cardboard accessory line, seemed like the purist encapsulation of Nintendo’s philosophy: “Play” is far more important than having the best graphics. At firs……


Azio’s Retro Classic keyboard is luxurious, but imperfect

Read this site for long enough and you’ll know I have a crazy love for ostentatious mechanical keyboards. The madder the design, and the louder its keys, the more I’m enthralled, and Azio’s latest offering is a real doozy. The Retro Classic is……


A closer look at Apple’s new HomePod

The first time I got close to one of Apple’s HomePods was in a secluded meeting room at WWDC. Sonically, at least, it blew away the competition. After seven months — not to mention the introduction of other impressive smart speakers — Apple ……


Nike’s ‘PlayStation’ shoes make hypebeasts out of gamers

It’s not often we see a shoe that appeals to both the sneakerhead and gamer communities. But Nike managed to do exactly that with the PG2, the second signature model of professional basketball player Paul George, which features a design inspir……