Category: Gear

September 19, 2021

The Best Hiking Apps to Keep from Getting Lost

Download one of these trail-mapping apps to make sure you can always find your way in the great outdoors, whether you have cell service or not.


by Arielle Pardes in App Pack
September 19, 2021

The Nokia XR20 Is Today’s Sturdy Android Brick Phone

Have you ever wanted a phone you could toss off a staircase? For $550, this durable smartphone is one tough mudder.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
September 19, 2021

This Magnetic Desk Is a Neat Freak’s Dream

Secretlab’s metal Magnus desk is expensive and heavy, but it makes cable management a breeze.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
September 18, 2021

The Best TV Streaming Devices for Cord Cutters

We’ve tested dozens of devices for watching stuff on 4K or HD TVs. These are our favorites.


by Medea Giordano Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
September 18, 2021

Breville’s Dual Boiler Is Nearly Perfect for Coffee Tinkerers

It’s expensive, but this espresso machine is a shrine to the pleasures of fine coffee.


by Jess Grey in Gear
September 18, 2021

The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Tech, and Cycling Gear

Fall in love with a new hobby this autumn with discounts on phones, bicycle apparel, and more.


by Gear Team in Deals
September 18, 2021

How My Job Search Forced Me to Catch Up With Technology

After being in one career for decades, I had to relearn how to apply for jobs—and how to stand out. Here are a few tips.


by Charles G. Thompson in Gear
September 17, 2021

The Galaxy S21 Ultra Is the Cheapest We’ve Ever Seen It

It’s still pricey even with this deal, but this Samsung has almost everything you could want in an Android phone right now.


by Julian Chokkattu in Gear
September 17, 2021

The Best iPad to Buy (and the Ones to Avoid)

With several new iPads on the market, choosing the right one is more complicated than ever. We’re here to help.


by Julian Chokkattu Jeffrey Van Camp in Buying Guide
September 17, 2021

Samsung's Flagship 4K TV Dazzles in Bright Rooms

This 4K flagship is fantastic, even if you plan to watch with all the lights on.


by Parker Hall in Gear