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Smart Fortwo EV Cabrio is the tiny car for the big city

There are cars out there that fill a need in someone else’s life. Maybe you live in a large city and don’t have the room or desire for a truck with a powerful diesel engine. Or you’re part of a couple that has no need for an SUV with seats for……


Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Solid stylus, so many compromises

My backpack is a disaster. I’ve always been sort of a packrat and working at Engadget doesn’t help. Every day I lug a laptop, a tablet, a few phones (for review purposes), an SLR, a huge power bank, chargers and cables for all those things and……


Which true wireless earbuds are worth buying?

With so many flagship phones leaving behind the headphone jack over the past two years, the need for a good pair of Bluetooth earbuds has only intensified. While the first crop of true wireless products had their share of comfort and connectio……


Apple HomePod review: A great speaker that’s not so smart

For Apple, being late to the smart speaker party isn’t necessarily a sin. The company’s ethos — as explained by CEO Tim Cook time and again — is that Apple cares more about being the best than being first. The $349 HomePod is proof that’s no……


The ‘Spire’ portable recording studio is all about spontaneity

Inspiration hits you at weird times — usually when you’re in the shower or about to fall asleep. Basically, moments when you have very little chance of putting it down on paper or recording it. The $350 portable Spire Studio from iZotope prob……


DJI Mavic Air review: Aerial photography’s next small thing

When DJI revealed the Mavic Pro in late 2016, it ended up being a turning point for the company. DJI was already the dominant name in consumer drones thanks to the Phantom series, but the Mavic Pro was cheaper, smaller and downright meaner loo……


Sony LF-S50G smart speaker review: A solid Google Home alternative

The options for Alexa- and Google Assistant–powered speakers have exploded, as evidenced by companies adding voice control to any and every device at the last two CESes. As is typically the case when pretty much everyone hops on a bandwa……


Wireless mic Mikme brings high-end sound to mobile videos

There are plenty of portable audio recorders and microphones on the market, but MikMe goes a step beyond all of them. It’s a compact wireless microphone that synchronizes with an iPhone app, allowing you to make quick mobile videos with high-q……


Subaru’s Crosstrek is a small but value-packed SUV

Subaru sells emotion. Their entire marketing strategy is about “love,” which is actually a pretty accurate take on how we buy cars. There’s very little logic in a lot of our buying decisions. Consider how much time some of us spend in our vehi……


Subaru’s Crosstrek is a small but value-packed SUV

Subaru sells emotion. Their entire marketing strategy is about “love,” which is actually a pretty accurate take on how we buy cars. There’s very little logic in a lot of our buying decisions. Consider how much time some of us spend in our vehi……