Reviews

Engadget's experienced review team thoroughly tests products and services across a wide range of categories.

Dell XPS 16

Dell XPS 16 review: Beauty and power comes at a cost

Will you pay out the nose for something that looks this good?

The XPS 16 stands out from most other large laptops by combining power and beauty. But you’ll have to suffer through some usability tradeoffs.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
02.29.2024
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review: A whole new world

Square Enix takes its series remake on an open-world tour.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth takes the characters and world reintroduced with Remake and does a better job at scaling it all up. Instead of one single metropolis, Midgar, this time, it’s a world tour. There’s also an expanded roster of playable characters almost doubling Remake’s total, each with a unique playstyle once again.

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Mat Smith
Mat Smith
02.22.2024
Sony A9 III review: The future of cameras is fast

Sony A9 III review: The future of cameras is fast

The global shutter makes it fast and distortion-free, at the cost of some image quality.

After letting rival camera companies catch up for the last few years, Sony laid down a gauntlet with the 24.6-megapixel A9 III.

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Steve Dent
Steve Dent
02.19.2024

Smartphone Reviews

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The new OnePlus 12 starts at $800 and unlike a lot of other smartphones nowadays, it comes with an included charger.

OnePlus 12 review: A no-nonsense flagship for a great price

With a starting price of $800, it's $200 cheaper than a similarly equipped Galaxy S24+.

The OnePlus 12 offers the same speedy performance and better battery life than the Galaxy S24+ along with solid cameras and a great screen for $200 less.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
02.07.2024
Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24+

Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24+ review: A taste of generative AI in everyday use

New tricks make these familiar-looking devices a more compelling upgrade.

Samsung's new AI tools, combined with subtle design tweaks, help the Galaxy S24 and S24+ make a more compelling case for upgrading from any phone older than the S23.

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Richard Lai
Richard Lai
02.02.2024
The Galaxy S24 Ultra is Samsung's latest super-premium phone.

Galaxy S24 Ultra review: Samsung’s AI reinforcements have arrived

Unfortunately, starting at $1,300 it's also more expensive than ever.

For 2024, the addition of a titanium frame, a new Snapdragon Gen 3 chip and an entire suite of AI tools makes Samsung's Galaxy S24 Ultra an even more versatile flagship phone.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
01.29.2024
Despite being OnePlus' first foldable phone, the Open features slim, lightweight design with super bright screens and a novel approach to multitasking.

OnePlus Open review: A thinner and more affordable flagship foldable

OnePlus has a deal that brings the Open's price down to $1,500 with the trade in of ANY phone.

Packing a lighter frame, super-bright displays, innovative multitasking and a price of just $1,500 (after OnePlus' trade-in offer), the Open is a very intriguing and more affordable take on a big, fancy foldable phone.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
10.19.2023

Laptop & PC Reviews

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Dell XPS 16

Dell XPS 16 review: Beauty and power comes at a cost

Will you pay out the nose for something that looks this good?

The XPS 16 stands out from most other large laptops by combining power and beauty. But you’ll have to suffer through some usability tradeoffs.

by 
Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
02.29.2024
Ayaneo AM02 NES-inspired mini PC.

Ayaneo's NES-inspired mini PC is more than a retro tribute

A cute case and solid specs make this mini PC a decent all round casual gaming hub.

Mini PCs can be a bit... dull. Ayaneo's AM02 pays tribute to Nintendo's classic console but still offers decent gaming clout. You could also file your taxes with it if you want.

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James Trew
James Trew
02.15.2024
A Framework Laptop 16 laptop is shown open with its internals exposed and displayed in or around its casing.

Framework Laptop 16 review: A modular marvel, but a mediocre gaming laptop

It’s the most upgradable gaming laptop we’ve ever seen, but it’s not for most gamers.

Framework has achieved a remarkable feat by building a gaming laptop where you can replace practically every component. It’s a dream for gadget geeks, it’s just a shame it’s not a great gaming laptop.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
01.23.2024
ASUS ZenBook 14 OLED showing the Engadget home page

ASUS ZenBook 14 OLED review (2023): A compelling AI PC stuck in a familiar design

Intel’s Core Ultra chip shines, but we’re still waiting for more compelling AI features.

The ZenBook 14 OLED shines as one of the first ultraportables with Intel Core Ultra chips, despite its relatively humdrum design. It has a gorgeous screen and it’s primed to tackle AI tasks in the future.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
01.12.2024

Gaming Reviews

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth review: A whole new world

Square Enix takes its series remake on an open-world tour.

Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth takes the characters and world reintroduced with Remake and does a better job at scaling it all up. Instead of one single metropolis, Midgar, this time, it’s a world tour. There’s also an expanded roster of playable characters almost doubling Remake’s total, each with a unique playstyle once again.

by 
Mat Smith
Mat Smith
02.22.2024
Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is an odd, eye-catching ode to simpler times

It's no Super Mario Bros. Wonder, but there's still plenty of fun to be had here.

If you don’t compare Mario vs. Donkey Kong to the plumber’s more modern adventures, you'll find some charming and fun challenges here.

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Nathan Ingraham
Nathan Ingraham
02.14.2024
A man stands in front of his laptop in a kitchen while wearing the Apple Vision Pro AR/VR headset.

Apple Vision Pro review: Beta testing the future

Apple's spatial computing headset is fascinating and frustrating.

The Apple Vision Pro is an ambitious first step into the world of spatial computing, with the best displays and AR integration we’ve ever seen. But it’s also clearly a beta product aimed at developers.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
02.08.2024
NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti Super and 4080 Super

NVIDIA RTX 4070 Ti Super and 4080 Super review: Two faster GPUs, one better deal

The $999 4080 Super is a far solid value for demanding gamers.

NVIDIA's RTX 4070 Ti Super and 4080 Super are bother faster than the original cards, but the 4080 Super's $200 discount makes it far more compelling.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
02.02.2024

Headphone Reviews

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A pair of Bose Ultra Open Earbuds both sit in their charging case with the lid open on a wooden desktop surrounded by books, a smartphone and a pen.

Bose Ultra Open Earbuds review: Function meets fashion

Keeping your ears open to the world requires some sacrifices.

Bose’s new open-fit earbuds are more of a fashion accessory than a wearable and come with some inherent trade-offs.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
02.15.2024
There’s plenty to like about the ATH-TWX7, including a robust set of features that brings a lot of convenience to your day. It offers  solid sound quality and ANC, though a few of those tools could still use some fine-tuning.

Audio-Technica ATH-TWX7 review: Good earbuds with frustrating flaws

Solid audio and ANC performance, plus highly customizable controls.

There’s plenty to like about the ATH-TWX7, including a robust set of features that brings a lot of convenience to your day. It offers solid sound quality and ANC, though a few of those tools could still use some fine-tuning.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
01.24.2024
Creative's Aurvana Ace wireless headphones pictured on a table with the charging case open.

The first affordable headphones with MEMS drivers don't disappoint

Creative's Aurvana Ace line brings the new speaker technology to the mainstream

Solid-state headphones have been on the horizon for years, but the first consumer product to feature it comes from a name you might not have expected.

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James Trew
James Trew
12.06.2023
Master & Dynamic MW09 review

Master & Dynamic MW09 review: Premium materials, impeccable clarity

Retooled audio, better ambient sound mode and reliable multipoint Bluetooth are the highlights.

Master & Dynamic continues to improve its mix of high-end materials and clear, natural sound on the MW09.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
11.15.2023

Wearable Reviews

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A man stands in front of his laptop in a kitchen while wearing the Apple Vision Pro AR/VR headset.

Apple Vision Pro review: Beta testing the future

Apple's spatial computing headset is fascinating and frustrating.

The Apple Vision Pro is an ambitious first step into the world of spatial computing, with the best displays and AR integration we’ve ever seen. But it’s also clearly a beta product aimed at developers.

by 
Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
02.08.2024
The Pixel Watch 2 on a person's wrist held in mid-air, with some blurred out greenery in the background.

Pixel Watch 2 review: Not leading the way, but no longer lagging

With better battery life and some unique features, Google’s second-gen smartwatch is catching up to its rivals.

Our review of the Pixel Watch 2, including testing of its new stress management feature, heart rate sensor and battery life.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
10.11.2023
The Apple Watch Series 9 on a person's wrist.

Apple Watch Series 9 review: Freedom from touching your screen

Quit swiping.

Our review of the Apple Watch Series 9, including our testing of the new Double Tap gesture.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
09.20.2023
Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 face pictured.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 review: Evolution not revolution

It's just a practical, wellness-centric smartwatch — and that's OK.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 is a pretty comprehensive smartwatch that offers a wide range of health and fitness tracking features at a fair price point.

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Malak Saleh
Malak Saleh
09.14.2023

Audio Gear Reviews

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AIAIAI Unit 4 Wireless+ studio monitors on a picnic blanket in a park along with an SP-404 MKII with an adorable Speak & Spell skin.

AIAIAI Unit-4 review: Unique wireless portable studio monitors

With low-latency wireless transmission and enormous batteries, the Unit-4 make a strong case for their high price.

The AIAIAI Unit-4 Wireless+ are basically the only game in town if you need portable studio quality monitors with low-latency wireless and long-lasting batteries.

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Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'Brien
02.16.2024
Ground Control Audio UwU virtual pet buffer

The UwU Virtual Pet Buffer is a Tamagotchi in a guitar pedal

Your new pedalboard buddy encourages you to play and practice to help it evolve.

Ground Control Audio's UwU Virtual Pet buffer is a Tamagotchi in a guitar pedal that encourages you to practice to keep it healthy.

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Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'Brien
01.28.2024
Terrence O'Brien playing the Embodme Erae II with one hand and taking a mediocre photo with the other at NAMM 2024.

Embodme Erae II hands-on: A customizable MPE MIDI controller for your soft synths and analog gear

The announcement of a next gen Erae was one of the bigger surprises at NAMM 2024.

The Erae II takes the customizable MPE playing surface of the original and adds a more robust interface and tons of connectivity options.

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Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'Brien
01.27.2024
Casio Dimension Tripper

Casio's Dimension Tripper lets you control your guitar pedals with your guitar strap

The Bluetooth controller is currently only available through a crowdfunding campaign.

Casio showed up to NAMM 2024 with the Dimension Tripper: an experimental Bluetooth expression controller that you operate with your guitar strap.

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Terrence O'Brien
Terrence O'Brien
01.27.2024

Speaker Reviews

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JBL Authentics 300

JBL Authentics 300 review: Alexa and Google Assistant coexisting

Running two assistants is novel, but that’s where most of the appeal ends.

The ability to run Alexa and Google Assistant at the same time on one device is the biggest selling point on the Authentics 300.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
11.30.2023
Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini

Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar Mini review: Excellent and expensive

The smallest Ambeo soundbar yet is impressive, but you’ll pay a lot for it.

Sennheiser’s smallest Ambeo soundbar does a better job with Dolby Atmos than the Sonos Beam, but it costs $300 more.

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Billy Steele
Billy Steele
11.09.2023
Drop's BMR1 speaker is pictured on a shelf.

Drop's BMR1 PC speakers are almost really good

A little more low end and some extra connectivity and the BMR2 will be banging.

There's plenty to like about Drop's BMR1 PC speakers, but there are also enough things that could be improved that make them hard to fully recommend.

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James Trew
James Trew
09.22.2023
Sonos Move 2 portable speaker

Sonos Move 2 review: Better sound and battery life comes at a cost

It's more expensive than before, but these improvements might be worth it.

The new Sonos Move 2 portable speaker improves on its predecessor in a lot of ways. But, like a lot of recent Sonos products, it also costs more than it used to.

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Nathan Ingraham
Nathan Ingraham
09.18.2023

Photography Gear Reviews

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DJI Osmo Pocket 3 review: Maybe the only vlogging camera you need

DJI Osmo Pocket 3 review: Maybe the only vlogging camera you need

Much improved picture quality and subject tracking enables solo vlogging.

Three years after the Pocket 2, DJI has introduced the Osmo Pocket 3 with some big improvements.

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Steve Dent
Steve Dent
12.04.2023
Meta has upgraded every aspect of its smart glasses.

Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses review: Instagram-worthy shades

An accessory for your face and your social media accounts.

With its latest smart glasses, Meta has managed to improve the core features, while making them more useful with new abilities like livestreaming and hands-free photo messaging.

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Karissa Bell
Karissa Bell
10.20.2023
Panasonic G9 II mirrorless camera review

Panasonic G9 II review: Its best Micro Four Thirds camera to date

Phase detect autofocus, incredible stabilization and surprisingly good video.

Panasonic's $1,900 G9 II is one of the most capable hybrid cameras available, and the best Micro Four Thirds camera in the company's lineup.

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Steve Dent
Steve Dent
10.18.2023
DJI Mini 4 Pro review: The best lightweight drone gains more power and smarts

DJI Mini 4 Pro review: The best lightweight drone gains more power and smarts

Better range, tracking and crash protection, plus ultra slow mo 4K

DJI’s Mini 4 Pro sets another new benchmark for small drones.

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Steve Dent
Steve Dent
09.25.2023

Tablet Reviews

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Lenovo Smart Paper review

Lenovo Smart Paper review: A solid e-ink tablet spoiled by the cost

It’s expensive and the cloud subscription is a borderline scam.

Lenovos's Smart Paper is now available in several countries, including the UK. At around $400 (in the UK, £500) it's expensive. But with offline handwriting recognition, does it offer a seamless way of sharing notes across devices?

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Mat Smith
Mat Smith
10.30.2023
Photos of Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra tablet.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra review: A little too big, a little too expensive

While some might enjoy this massive tablet, most people will be better off with a smaller device.

The Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is a powerful, well-designed and massive tablet. The 14.6-inch screen makes it awkward to use in your hands, but the S Pen is a great stylus, and using it with a keyboard in Dex mode makes it a powerful productivity tool.

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Nathan Ingraham
Nathan Ingraham
09.08.2023
The Pixel Tablet on its dock on a walnut chest of drawers showing the Android home screen.

Google Pixel Tablet review: Clever accessories transform an unexciting tablet

The things that make Google’s latest tablet great are not the device itself.

The Pixel Tablet is a competent smart display that is also a tablet that's always charged and ready when you need it. Some quirks aside, it's a versatile product that deserves a spot in your home.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
06.20.2023
The Amazon Kindle Scribe held up in mid-air by a hand gripping its right side. The screen shows the words "Hiragana Practice" at the top, followed by columns of Japanese script below.

Amazon Kindle Scribe review: Better than pen and paper but not the competition

The e-ink tablet is excellent for reading and writing, but lacks sharing and editing features.

Amazon’s first Kindle that supports stylus input offers an excellent reading and writing experience. But don’t expect handwriting-to-text conversion or sophisticated note-taking and syncing tools.

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Cherlynn Low
Cherlynn Low
11.30.2022

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