James Pero

James is Inverse’s Senior Gear Editor and spends his time crafting stories with words and lots of pretty pictures. Sometimes, he also reviews viral internet things you probably shouldn’t buy — and some that you should! When he’s not at work, staring intensely into a glowing rectangle (computer monitor), he can be found at home, staring into a separate, more enjoyable, glowing rectangle (the TV). Send him a line if you want to argue intensely about chicken wings.

Apps

Apple’s Sports App Is a Decent Start, but It Could Be So Much More

Apple is building its sports ambitions into something, but the pieces don’t add up yet.

ByJames Pero
Review

Bose’s New Clip-On Ultra Open Earbuds Are Way More Comfortable Than AirPods

What’s an earclip, you ask?

ByJames Pero
Apple Vision Pro

The 7 Best Apple Vision Pro Apps and Demos We’ve Seen So Far

Spatial vacuuming, 3D modeling, and even some AR skateboarding are making the case for Apple’s $3,500 spatial computer, the Vision Pro.

ByJames Pero
Gaming

I Can’t Stop Myself From Wanting Microsoft’s New Swirly Xbox Controller

Once again Xbox introduces a new official controller that I do not need but desperately want.

ByJames Pero
Scooters

Segway's New Self-Balancing Scooter Has RGB Lighting and a Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking to get noticed, this is the scooter for you.

ByJames Pero
Quest 3

Apple's 3D Spatial Video Might Be Coming to the Quest 3

Spatial video taken on an iPhone 15 Pro might not be as exclusive to the Apple Vision Pro as we thought.

ByJames Pero
Mixed reality

This Mixed Reality F1 Concept Shows What the Apple Vision Pro Could Do For Sports

A more immersive sports viewing experience might be just around the corner.

ByJames Pero
Audio

Bose’s Weird-Looking Wireless Earbuds Are Going Full Streetwear

The audio giant is partnering with fashion brand, Kith, to make a pair of premium earbuds.

ByJames Pero
Wearables

Samsung’s Mysterious Galaxy Ring Is Ready To Take On Oura

Samsung is getting into the health tracking ring game with its own Oura competitor.

ByJames Pero
Robots

Tesla's Optimus Robot Can Kind Of Fold Clothes Now

It's not glamorous, but it's a start.

ByJames Pero
CES 2024

These Earbuds Borrow Crucial Health Features From Your Favorite Smartwatch

Sennheiser's Momentum Sport earbuds come with a heart rate and body temperature sensor.

ByJames Pero
CES 2024

Segway’s New E-Bikes Are Basically High-Tech Motorcycles

The Xyber and Xafari blur the line between e-moto and e-bike.

ByJames Pero
CES 2024

Honda’s New Zero EV Concepts Are Trying To Be the Anti-Cybertruck

The Zero line of Honda EVs is something to behold.

ByJames Pero
CES 2024

Samsung's Ballie Robot is More Like R2-D2 Than Ever Thanks to a Built-In Projector

What's a cute robot companion without some AI and a projector?

ByJames Pero
CES 2024

LG and Samsung Are Making Transparent TVs — But Why Should We Care?

New see-through screens are apparently on the way.

ByJames Pero
CES 2024

Why Personal Robots Are the Sci-Fi Pipe Dream We Just Can’t Quit

From Astro to Asimo, the dream of personal robots is still just as sci-fi as ever.

ByJames Pero
Review

The Quest 3 Is the Most Immersive Xbox Experience I've Ever Had

What if VR headsets are actually just one big, loud, in-your-eyeballs screen for gaming?

ByJames Pero
AI

Microsoft’s Copilot AI Button Is the Biggest Change to PC Keyboards in 30 Years

If you were at all questioning Microsoft's commitment to its AI assistant, this should seal the deal.

ByJames Pero
VR

This Quest 3 App Turns Your Local Tennis Court Into a Mixed Reality Arcade

Non-XR tennis is just so passé.

ByJames Pero
Review

Atari’s Resurrected 2600+ Console Showed My Dad the Magic of Video Games

I had an 8-year-old and an 80-year-old try out Atari’s reissued 2600+ console. Guess which one had the most fun?

ByJames Pero