Category : Wired Reviews

Separate But Not Equalized

Separate But Not Equalized

With the Supertooth Disco Twin Bluetooth speakers, stereo sound can’t mask sub-par sound.

Blow for Fun, Not for Safety

Blow for Fun, Not for Safety

Don’t use this smartphone breathalyzer to decide whether you’re okay to drive.

The First Apple-Certified iOS Gaming Controllers Need a Power-Up

The First Apple-Certified iOS Gaming Controllers Need a Power-Up

We review two first MFi-certified controllers from Logitech and Moga.

Build a Bot

Build a Bot

WIRED Amazingly fun to build and program. Sensors and motors worked well. Plenty of extra apps for iOS and Android. Tons of variety in what you can build and do. TIRED No copy and paste in the programing app. There’s room to allow more experienced hackers — er, programmers

Something in the AirPlay Tonight

Something in the AirPlay Tonight

Meet Libratone’s latest speaker. It’s pretty, it’s fuzzy, and it sounds fantastic — but only when AirPlay cooperates.

Hard to Handle

Hard to Handle

WIRED Cheap for a machine in this class. Looks pretty. Built-in, touchless Motion Control navigation is a neat add-on. TIRED A trio of deal-killers on a laptop in this category: Rotten keyboard, primitive touchpad, budget screen. It’s a tall order. Build a capable laptop, thin and light, with a

Look Sharp

Look Sharp

The one feature that earns this ATIV its “Plus” is the touchscreen, which has a jaw-dropping 3200 x 1800-pixel resolution.

Tiny and Cheap, But Misses a Beat on Sound

Tiny and Cheap, But Misses a Beat on Sound

JBL’s latest portable Bluetooth speaker is small, but has a huge battery that lasts 12 hours and can charge your phone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer a lot in the way of audio quality.

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Bucket of Sound? We’ll Take a Bucket of Beer Instead

Bucket of Sound? We’ll Take a Bucket of Beer Instead

The Melody’s biggest high point is its superior 20-hour battery life. But the sound isn’t up to snuff, especially for its high price tag.

The Truffle Pairing Costs Extra

The Truffle Pairing Costs Extra

The P7s are the first over-the-ear headphones B&W has ever made, and of course, the build quality and the choice of materials is exquisite, bordering on decadent.