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Latest product reviews from WIRED's Gear team, from headphones to TVs to phones and so much more.

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Bote's Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard Packs Big Summer Fun

It's spendy, but this portable board folds up compact enough to fit in (relatively) small spaces.
Beep Boop

Compose Your Own '80s Tunes With These Super-Portable Synths

These tiny, adorable, rechargeable, and affordable synths fit in a backpack and make you sound like a modern-day A-ha. 
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This $250 Samsung Phone Is Surprisingly Great

The Galaxy A13 5G delivers excellent performance, more than a day of battery life, and class-leading software support. 
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B&W’s Px7 S2 Headphones Set a High Bar for Sound

These over-ear active noise-canceling headphones are here to take on the mighty Sony XM5s. And that’s exactly what they do.
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Devialet’s Dione Soundbar Is Mighty but Flawed

A startlingly impressive Dolby Atmos TV audio system, minus the voice control and physical remote you’re used to.
Giddy Up

The Cowboy 4 Ebike Is the Perfect Steed for Rookie Riders

This sleek Belgian ebike is ready to ride out of the box, integrates helpfully with your phone, and looks as good as Sam Elliott in a felt hat. 
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MSI’s No-Frills Gaming Laptop Misses the Mark on Value

With prices above $1,000 at the low end, MSI's Katana GF66 no-frills gaming laptop struggles to make a mark as a value-for-money machine.
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Apple's M2-Powered MacBook Pro Doesn't Bring Much to the Table 

A new chip is just about the only upgrade on this lackluster but perfectly fine laptop.
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Canyon’s New Pedal-Assist Mountain Bike Devours Every Trail

This high-end, German-designed e-MTB delivers more power, more range, and way more fun on steep and rocky terrain.
Treat Yourself

Cometeer’s Frozen Coffee Pods Are My Afternoon Delight

We had our doubts, but these coffee pods might give your fresh-brewed cup a run for its money. 
Moar Movie

Hisense’s Short-Throw Laser Projector Is a Glorious Plug-and-Play

This short-throw laser projector is a Dolby Atmos-enabled home theater in a box.
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Sea to Summit's Arlo TR1 Is a Fantastic Ultralight Tent

It's the company's first in this product category, and it's one of the best we've tested.
Sound investment

Should You Upgrade Audio for Your EV? We Rate the Popular Systems

We test the vanilla Audi, BMW, Ford, Lexus, Porsche, and Tesla in-car stereos against the optional high-end versions to see if you really should trade up.
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The Astell & Kern UW100 Earbuds Are an Audiophile’s Dream

If you’re an audio nerd who has been craving the convenience of wireless earbuds, this premium pair is the pick for you. 
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DJI’s Wireless Microphone Captures Good Sound—and It’s Easy

DJI branches out from drones again, this time with a wireless mic system that’s one of the best simple options.
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Polar’s Latest Running Watch Thinks It's Smarter Than It Is

Polar’s newest fitness watch is aimed at runners, but the software is hard to use, and it lacks some basic features.
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Here’s a Nice Way to Air-Condition Your Summer Campout

The update to Zero Breeze’s mobile AC unit is a little more effective, and a little less expensive. 
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What’s It Like to Drive NASA’s 1972 Moon Buggy?

OK, we’re 50 years late, but WIRED (finally) caught up with one of only six people to ever ride in the Lunar Roving Vehicle on the moon’s surface.
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The Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 Won't Be the Best 2-in-1 in 2022

Samsung's latest 2-in-1 laptop flagship makes few changes to its formula. Up against tough competition from Lenovo and HP, it’s falling behind.
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Honor's Magic 4 Pro Is a Decent Phone, but It's No Huawei

Honor’s first post-Huawei flagship draws on the latter’s past successes with a glorious display and great photos. But it's no longer on par with the best.
Garmin 5Eva

Garmin Finally Brings Back the Vivosmart—and It’s Even Better

It’s only taken four years, but Garmin’s small fitness tracker is back with a slew of great and necessary improvements. 
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The ROG Flow Z13 Is a Portable Gaming Tablet With a Sweet Screen

ROG’s slim tablet and keyboard combo is (mostly) a success, but its high price may put you off.
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Arctis' Nova Pro Wireless Sound Great, Unless You're Speaking

This do-everything gaming headset has a price tag to match. Just make sure you get the right model, and that you don't need a high-end mic.