Category: Gear / Buying Guides

July 21, 2019

Are Super Automatic Espresso Machines Worth Buying?

These premium coffee machines promise a hot, perfect cup of espresso, automatically. We tried some out to see if they’re worth $1,000—or more.


by Jeffrey Van Camp in Gear
July 18, 2019

5 Best Portable Espresso Makers You Can Buy (2019)

Make awesome espresso on the road, hiking, car camping, or anywhere else, with these handheld machines.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
July 14, 2019

Nintendo Switch Lite vs Switch: Which Is Best for You?

Brush up on what games the Switch Lite can and can’t play, what accessories you’ll need for it, and what its real price is.


by Robert Carnevale in Gear
July 13, 2019

Best Amazon Echo and Alexa Speakers: Which Models Are Best?

Should you get the Echo Dot or the Echo Show Five? Here are our favorite Alexa speakers from Amazon and its partners.


by Jeffrey Van Camp in Gear
July 11, 2019

The Best Amazon Fire Tablets: Which Model Should You Buy?

Do you need a tablet for around the house? For your kids? Should you buy the Fire HD 8, the Fire HD 10, or another model? We’ve got the answers.


by Jeffrey Van Camp Adrienne So in Gear
July 6, 2019

5 Best Portable Grills of 2019 (Charcoal, Propane, Infrared)

We grilled and barbecued for weeks to find the best charcoal and propane gas grills you can lug around to the beach, park, or camp site.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
July 5, 2019

7 Best Sunglasses for Every Adventure and Budget (2019)

We’ve tested and picked the best sunglasses to protect your eyes from the burning sun while you run, paddle, or work on your computer outside.


by Adrienne So in Gear
June 2, 2019

Best MacBooks for 2019: Which Model Should You Actually Buy?

It’s never been harder to buy the right Apple laptop. Should you get a MacBook Pro? A MacBook Air? What about the Touch Bar? Let us help you with our MacBook buying guide.


by Wired Staff in Gear
May 26, 2019

4 Best Password Managers of 2019 (Paid, Family, and Free)

We’ve picked our favorite password managers for PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and web browsers.


by Scott Gilbertson in Gear
May 25, 2019

Best Camping Gear: 17 Cool Camping Gadgets & Supplies (2019)

Enjoy nature with our best camping gadgets and essentials, picked by WIRED’s Gear team.


by Adrienne So in Gear