Samsung Galaxy S4 Review: Better, But Not Best (Update: LTE Version)


Since it arrived last year, the Galaxy S III has been the world's best-selling smartphone that wasn't born in Cupertino. An impressive feat, but one that—along with Samsung's Megatron-sized hype-machine—has made for sky-high expectations for the sequel. » 6/03/13 3:32pm 6/03/13 3:32pm

The Most Over-Engineered Flask Known To Man

Finding ways to stealthily transport alcohol has been a long-time obsession for man. We've used just about anything imaginable to do so, too, including fruit and animal bladders. Around the 18th century, though, we found a more refined and possibly more sanitary way to do so with the hip flask, which, at the time, was… » 4/11/13 3:20pm 4/11/13 3:20pm

A Delicious Craft Beer Deserves a Glorious Handmade Growler

If you want to drink fresh, limited-release microbrews, then a growler is indispensable. You see, the truly great stuff doesn't come in bottles: You need to go somewhere that has it on tap get them to sell you a hearty pour. » 3/29/13 4:00pm 3/29/13 4:00pm

Razer Edge Review: So Heavy, So Expensive, So Awesome

A gaming laptop in a tablet. It's a thought experiment that raises a whole host of questions: Is that even possible? Can it possibly be good? Would anyone even want it if it were? And finally: How much does it cost? The Razer Edge's answers translate roughly to "Yes!", "Sort of.", "Maybe?", and "Erm, you better sit… » 3/28/13 11:00am 3/28/13 11:00am

Monoprice MHD Action Cam Review: Not Bad for $100

It has pretty much been settled that the way to go for a premium action-cam these days is the GoPro Hero3. But not everyone has that kind of cash to throw around. The Monoprice MHD offers a simple and cheap alternative for capturing your adventures. » 3/19/13 3:34pm 3/19/13 3:34pm

It Took Five Years To Make a Beautiful Android Phone

Android has become an enormous success in part by appealing to a lot of people who don't prioritize aesthetics. It's no wonder it's been ugly for half a decade. But finally, it's spawned a truly gorgeous object for everyone: the HTC One. » 3/19/13 3:11pm 3/19/13 3:11pm

Kalita Wave: Brewing Coffee Never Looked So Good

Each one of the many methods of brewing coffee has its own distinct visual makeup. The Chemex with its curvy glass and wood collar, the Aeropress with its utilitarian plastic. But for my money, nothing looks finer than the stainless-steel Kalita Wave. » 3/05/13 5:20pm 3/05/13 5:20pm

Behold the Ugliest Shoe of All Time


The Air Jordan XX8 (just got 'em in today). Pimped by the mighty Spike Lee. Inspired by James Bond. Bolstered with carbon fiber plates: a purple eyescar sheathed in some kind of snakeskin-meets-moonscape-meets-pixelcamo footcondom. This has gotta be the ugliest shoe ever made. Amirite? » 2/27/13 5:33pm 2/27/13 5:33pm

BlackBerry Z10 Review: Not Good Enough

Everybody knows what's at stake for BlackBerry. The Z10 is its shot to stop its considerable bleeding and shut everyone up. But launching a brand new OS with brand new hardware isn't easy. And it's even harder to match expectations when both have been delayed again and again. » 2/18/13 11:00am 2/18/13 11:00am

Tiny Steve Jobs: The Review

Outside of a few close employees, a couple fawning reporters, and his obsequious biographer, few people ever knew Steve Jobs, what with his being an antisocial tyrant. But now, you can own him. Or at least a tiny, unsettlingly realistic miniature computer genius version of him. But should you? Is it moral? Is it good? » 2/15/13 1:00pm 2/15/13 1:00pm

Remington Black Diamond 5800 Lightning Review: A Spartan Shave at a…

Sure, shaving accessories like self-cleaning stands, high-RPM heads, and gaggles of trimmer attachments are cool and all, but not everybody needs or wants all that. For anyone that's just looking for a solid shave without a bunch of bells and whistles, check out the Remington F5800. » 2/11/13 3:33pm 2/11/13 3:33pm

It's Okay To Lust After Hex's Snakeskin Headphones

The invitation to CES could say "please join us to look at infinite stupid iPad cases and ugly headphones," and it wouldn't be misleading. But amidst all the crap are some beautiful things like Hex's newest line of headphones. » 1/09/13 8:23pm 1/09/13 8:23pm

Meet Piston: Valve and Xi3's Steam Box Love-Child

The Steam Box (or Steam Boxes, more likely) has been a long time coming, and today, the Xi3's Piston is leading the charge. While the details about Piston specifically are few and far between, we got a look at her and boy is she pretty. » 1/08/13 7:03pm 1/08/13 7:03pm

Activate the Gizmodoscope!

You've seen hints of it over the past couple months: a photograph here and there on Gizmodo that you could click and spin and almost play with. These are the work of the Gizmodoscope, an interactive imaging system that we've spent the past year developing to make the most badass pictures on the Internet. And CES is… » 1/08/13 5:45pm 1/08/13 5:45pm

Canon Powershot N Hands On: What a Cute Little Thing

We spent a short time with the new Canon Powershot N and found that even though the square body makes it a little awkward to use, it's pretty fun at the same time. As a full-time camera, the cute gimmicky form factor is limiting. But as a little secondary camera? A blast. » 1/07/13 11:59pm 1/07/13 11:59pm

Fitbit Flex Hands On: The King's Reign Might Be Over

We just got a few minutes with Fitbit's new Flex activity tracker. From the look of it, they've basically just reengineered the One, made it smaller, taken out the altimeter and shoved it into a wristband. Double tap the band and a stream of five tiny LEDs notify you of how many goals you've reached for the day. So… » 1/07/13 10:19pm 1/07/13 10:19pm

Sony NEX-6 Review: A Sweet Spot in a Sea of Mirrorless Cameras

Sony seems content with rolling out endless variations on its popular line of mirrorless cameras. The final one for 2012, the NEX-6, fills out the pricier end between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7, but can it find a foothold to thrive among so many siblings? » 12/10/12 3:55pm 12/10/12 3:55pm