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BlackBerry Classic Review: Good At Being A BlackBerry, And Not Much Else

Let’s talk about the word “classic.” Classic can mean “timeless,” as in an ageless beauty that never fades or a joke with a punchline that always hits. It can also mean “old,” like the candy red ’57 Chevy you’ll probably never see on a modern highway. Which one describes the BlackBerry Classic? Take a guess.


Dell Venue 8 7000 Review: A Terrible Name For An Incredible Tablet 

Late last year, Dell announced the most interesting Android tablet in years. It has great guts in a thin body with striking design, topped off with one horrible name. But it’s so much more than just a pretty face and a hot body.


What It's Like To Live In The World's Lightest Freestanding Tent

Do you get wet when it rains? Can you feel the weight saving on your back? Are the tiny interior proportions worth a few fewer ounces? And, most importantly, can it contain an 85lbs, half-wild dog? We spent a week living in the 700g Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum so you don’t have to.


The Most Comfortable Outdoors Sleep System I've Found

By integrating the sleeping bag and sleeping pad into a single, cohesive unit, Big Agnes is able to offer a more spacious, more stable, more comfortable sleep in a smaller, lighter package. We tested it on a five-day backpacking trip to the Lost Coast over Christmas.


Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit Review: The Solution To Off-Grid Power?

The Goal Zero Sherpa 100 Solar Kit is a portable solar charging kit capable of recharging tablets, SLR camera batteries, or even your laptop using only power from the sun. We’ve put it to the test everywhere from Iceland to Nepal.


Field Test: Fujifilm's X100T Is The Most Amazing Camera I'd Never Buy

Fujifilm’s X100 series cameras are not for the masses. They are expensive, don’t zoom, and don’t fit in your pocket. And yet, if there’s a single modern digital camera that has reached near cult status in the past few years, it’s the X100. Enthusiasts flock to the retro-styled, fixed-lens shooters in droves. The latest iteration, the X100T, adds a handful of improvements that may go unnoticed by most, but to the seasoned photog they are heavenly additions to an already hallowed piece of gear… but doesn’t fix one nagging flaw.


Ivee Sleek Review: The Dumbest Smart Clock Money Can Buy

“If you can’t say something nice,” the saying goes, “don’t say anything at all.” If I stuck to that, this would be a really short review.


Basis Peak Review: The Best Activity Tracker Yet

The original Basis B1 Band was damn near the greatest activity tracker in the land, but it wasn’t. It had all the sensors (and then some) it took to get there, but its performance was inconsistent, and perhaps more importantly, it was bulky and ugly. Well, the Basis Peak is here now to right those wrongs, and guess what? It mostly does.


The Best Spring-Loaded Running Shoes

Can adding springs — polycarbonate or rubber — to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly, the answer was a pretty definitive yes.


Adventure Tested: Samsung Galaxy S5 Active Review

With additional armour and unique, physical buttons, the waterproof Samsung Galaxy S5 Active targets outdoorsy users. Well, I’m outdoorsy, so I took it outside and beat it up. Does it work?