You can't just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren't all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.
Non-alcoholic beers take a lot of flack, and rightly so. The great majority of them taste like swampwater (and give you less of a buzz). But are any of them actually good? We tried 14 different non-alcoholic beers to find out. And the answer is a definitive yes.
Turning an online music service into a powerful automated DJ isn't easy. You can give an algorithm millions of songs and millions of data points, but it's still not going to have any style. So of all your options—including Google's new All Access—what's the streaming radio most worth your time? We found out.
Finding a comfortable way to carry around your gear is always a challenge for photographers. DSLRs are heavy. Lenses are big. Many enthusiasts—even pros—are turning to mirrorless cameras and their small footprints as a way to lighten the load. But you still need a bag, the perfect bag, to accommodate your shrunken…
A zillion new smartphones are going to be announced soon at Mobile World Congress, each promising camera advancements that may or may not live up to the hype. Before we get there, though, we wanted to take stock of how good the cameras are in the smartphones you can buy now. Here's how the flagships measure up.
Electric razors have always had a bit of a bum rap, derided for being louder and less efficient than a “real” blade. But today, electric razors look more like Jetsons props than mid-century mechanizations. We collected and tested four of the best shavers on the market. Here’s what made the cut.[jump]
Big screens are nice. But sometimes the extra real estate isn't worth the lack of portability. If tablets are considered mobile devices, they should be easy to take with you, right?
This is the year tablets stopped being a one-horse race. There are real options now, and that means making real decisions. Here's how the top four choices compare—and which one measures up to be the best.
When your iPhone comes preloaded with multiple types of maps, you might wonder why you'd ever need a dedicated navigation app. Yet there they are in the App Store, at astronomical prices, like a digital clone of the GPS unit your dad had suction-cupped to his windshield.
Using your phone as an impromptu flashlight may work in a pinch. But if you spend enough time diving under desks, rummaging through supply closets and searching dimly-lit basements, you'll want to invest in a proper torch.
Few things are more complicated and expensive than home theater audio components. Picking the right pieces is hard enough as it is, but figuring out how to properly setup those speakers can be downright hellacious. Plus your bank account hates it.
Just because winter's coming on doesn't mean you have to go full-blown Grizzly Adams simply to keep your face warm (they have scarves for that). But if shaving foam and water are too much of a hassle every morning and the thought of having a stranger flick a six-inch long blade about your jugular area leaves you…
If you're in the market for a mini fridge, you've probably already realized that none of them can approach the quality and performance of a standard-sized refrigerator. That being said, mini fridges can have a wide range of applications-whether it's to chill beer in your man-cave, stash bagged lunches in the office,…
Staying fit is important. Even if it seems enjoyable to lie on the couch devouring hours of HBO Go on your iPad, the truth is, when you're exercising, you're happier—there are plenty of scientific studies to back it up.
A comfortable way to transport gear is essential for a photographer, whether you shoot for a living or you're just a well-equipped enthusiast. Backpacks work—until they're back-breaking—so there's a big need for a less stressful solution. That means wheels.
The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen…
If you're interested in noise-canceling headphones you're probably looking for refuge from the roar of jet engines or the murmurs from the water cooler. Good ones should make you deaf to the world around you. Like earplugs only better—because you're listening to your favorite music in a completely oblivious trance.
The technology driving wireless headphones has not yet reached its full potential. But over the past few years, Bluetooth has advanced to a point that less than $500 can buy a pair of headphones with decent audio and respectable battery life. We rounded up four pairs and let 'em duke it out to see if any pair has the…
A good tail light helps a bike rider get noticed on the road at night. The front light, however, has a more difficult challenge—it has to make you a beacon to drivers, and, crucially, it has to make the darkened world visible to you.