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.

WWDC 2024

iPhone Mirroring Is the Best Mac Feature Apple Has Made in Years

Finally, iPhone on a Mac like god intended.

ByJames Pero
Opinion

Apple’s New AI Image Generators Are Its Riskiest Experiment Yet

Apple’s Genmoji may seem silly, but AI image generation could put the company’s reputation on the line.

ByJames Pero
WWDC 2024

6 macOS Sequoia Features Every Mac Owner Needs to Know

If you own a Mac, these new macOS features, coming as part of a free software update this fall, could change how you use your computer.

ByJames Pero
Apple

I Only Want Apple’s AI Overhaul To Do One Thing — Fix iMessage

Apple has a lot of plans for AI at WWDC, but I just want something practical.

ByJames Pero
Smartphones

Nothing Wants To Be the Nintendo of Smartphones — and the Phone 3 Could Do Just That

Nothing has never been afraid of early adoption so naturally AI phones are on the table.

ByJames Pero
EVs

Rivian's Updated R1S and R1T Are In a Heart-Stopping Race to Smoke Tesla

I tried Rivian's updated SUV and truck and the mission to make Tesla sweat has never been more clear.

ByJames Pero
Handhelds

This Game Boy Clone Is the Most Nostalgic Retro Gaming Handheld Ever Made

Palmer Luckey is diving into the retro gaming handheld market with the Modretro.

ByJames Pero
Smartphones

Nothing's Extra Colorful Phone 2a Looks Like Cubist Art

Things are getting weird inside Nothing's design studio.

ByJames Pero
AI

AI's Takeover of Wireless Earbuds Is Here, Whether You Like It or Not

Maybe our ears, not our eyes, are the best home for AI to live.

ByJames Pero
AI

Microsoft’s New AI Feature Can Remember Everything You Ever Do on Your PC

Windows 11 is getting is getting an AI-supercharged memory.

ByJames Pero
E-bikes

McLaren’s Off-Road E-Bike Is the Supercar of Electric Mobility

Who else but McLaren could make an e-bike this powerful?

ByJames Pero
Review

This Dirt-Cheap Gaming Controller Made Me Love Xbox Cloud Gaming

Xbox’s cloud streaming game service and GameSir’s X2s controller are a match made in heaven.

ByJames Pero
AI

Google’s New AI Search Still Has One Big, Glaring Problem

Searching the web might get easier, but will it get better?

ByJames Pero
Handhelds

Asus’ New ROG Ally X Gaming Handheld Will Have a Much Bigger Battery

It's not an ROG Ally 2, but it is a notable upgrade over Asus’ first windows-based handheld.

ByJames Pero
Review

Nothing Ear Review: These ANC Wireless Earbuds Are My Favorite Anti-AirPods

Nothing’s personalized sound profiles really sing thanks to a new ceramic driver that’s smaller, more powerful, and a heck of a lot more clear.

ByJames Pero
Apple

Apple’s “Pro” Apps Make Me Want an iPad for the First Time

Logic Pro is exactly what I've been waiting for.

ByJames Pero
Review

Putting ChatGPT In Your Wireless Earbuds Is Infuriating and Occasionally Magical

Nothing’s new generation of wireless earbuds are the first to put ChatGPT just a simple hand gesture away.

ByJames Pero
Review

6-Month Review: It’s Time To Stop Sleeping on the Quest 3

Wake up and smell the mixed reality roses.

ByJames Pero
Review

Nothing’s Ear A Wireless Earbuds Are Bright, Stylish, and an Unbeatable Value

A flashy new color, redesigned case, and near-parity with the more expensive Ear make the Ear A an incredible value.

ByJames Pero
Feature

The Apple Vision Pro’s Dirty Secret

Spatial video is giving anyone with an iPhone 15 Pro or Vision Pro the means to make first-of-its-kind amateur VR porn.

ByJames Pero