How to Back Up Your Digital Life (2022): Hard Drives, Cloud-Based Tools, and Tips

The hardest thing about this step is figuring out which hard drive to buy. If you want something small, see our guide to portable hard drives (which don’t require external power). Backblaze, a backup company that currently stores more than 1 exabyte of data, and therefore has considerable experience with hard drives, periodically publishes its […]

8 Best Outdoor Security Cameras (2022): Battery-Powered, LTE, No Subscription

We have tested several other outdoor security cameras. These are the ones we like that just missed out on a place above. Reolink Argus 3 Pro for $130: There’s a lot to like with this security camera, not least the affordable price. It offers 2K video, local or cloud storage, two-way audio, a siren, and […]

13 Best MagSafe Accessories for Your iPhone (2022): Wallets, Car Docks, Wireless Chargers

A Magnet is one of those things that always remain wondrous. As a kid, I used to chase a broken magnet with its repelling end and pretend it was a cop car chasing a robber. Now, it’s similarly satisfying to slap magnetic accessories to the back of my iPhone. It just clicks into place! No […]

4 Best Music Streaming Services (2022): Spotify, Apple Music, and More Compared

Spotify has the best music discovery algorithms and the slickest, snappiest user interface. It led me down rabbit holes to find new artists and old favorites, based on what I’ve already liked and listened to on the app. The free tier, with advertisements, defaults to a low-quality 96-Kbps streaming bit rate, but you can bump […]

5 Best Video Doorbell Cameras (2022): Smart, Wireless, and a Word About Ring

Wired Vs. Battery Powered: Smart doorbells require more power than traditional doorbells. You may need a new transformer, and you will likely want to hire an electrician for safe installation. The main advantages of wired doorbells are that you shouldn’t need to touch them again after installation, and they will ring your existing doorbell chime. […]

8 Best Smartwatches (2022): Apple Watch, Wear OS 3, Hybrid Watches

The number of smartwatches on the market is staggering. We’ve tested models from Tag Heuer, Citizen, Montblanc, Diesel, and many other fashion brands, but most of them are simply too expensive for what you get. (Not to mention they’re Wear OS watches that won’t get the update to the latest version).  Here are a few […]

8 Best Wi-Fi Routers (2022): Budget, Gaming Routers, Large Homes, Mesh

This affordable Wi-Fi 6 router is what I think most people should go for. The slick black finish is attractive, and there are four antennas to direct Wi-Fi to every corner. (It’s worth tweaking and testing different positions.) Performance was solid throughout my two-floor, 1,600-square-foot home but dropped off slightly in the back garden. Stability […]

Best Gear to Make Professional Videos (2022): Mics, Lights, Tripods, Tips

For portable shoots (or even just convenience) you might eventually want to consider a cage for your camera, like the Smallrig VersaFrame, which WIRED reviewer Eric Ravenscraft has tested and likes. This lets you mount everything you need, like lights, microphones, batteries, and storage devices, right to the camera itself. It takes some work to get […]

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