Jackson Chen

Jackson Chen is a part-time News Writer for Inverse covering consumer tech topics including cameras, electric vehicles, outdoor tech, and more. While the latest Leica or Tesla is always exciting, it’s the weird and wonderful consumer tech products like a portable microwave or a keyboard with an interactive screen that keeps him coming back.

Before Inverse, he was writing about digital privacy, real estate, and local news as a freelance journalist. Before venturing into freelance work, Jackson had his byline in Real Estate Weekly, DNAinfo, and Manhattan Express. His bylines can also be seen in Brooklyn Paper and City Limits. Jackson earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism from State University of New York College at Purchase.

When not working, Jackson can usually be found falling at the skatepark, falling at the climbing gym, or falling asleep regardless of location. When he’s feeling real adventurous on the weekends, he can be found on cliffsides shooting photos or actually climbing.

Zero’s long-range e-motorcycle is a beast on and off the road

The Zero DSR/X gets 180 miles of range in the city but also has 166 ft-lbs of torque to handle any rough or steep terrain.


Unagi goes all in on subscriptions, scraps premium Eleven model

Unagi will offer its upcoming Model One Voyager for $67 per month, while scrapping its crowdfunded Model Eleven.


Amazon says screw it, lets Alexa respond to search queries with ads

With the new Customers ask Alexa feature, brands can answer customer’s questions directed at Alexa and link them to its storefront.


Sony could help make hearing aids as accessible as contact lenses

The consumer tech giant is partnering with WS Audiology to make hearing aids more accessible with self-fitting features and over-the-counter access.


GoPro goes small and screenless for its Hero11 Black Mini

The Hero11 Black Mini is almost half the size of the normal action cam, but still packs a punch with 5.3k60p video and 24.7-megapixel images.


Sonos is making a mini subwoofer that won’t clutter your tiny apartment

The Sonos Sub Mini lets you get more bass out of your home theater with a small, but mighty addition.


Aptera shows off solar EV with supposed 1,000-mile range

Aptera showed off the Gamma model of its three-wheeled flagship solar EV during a San Diego event.


Someone left Meta’s unreleased Quest Pro VR headset in a hotel room

An unboxing video and some photos show what’s likely a prototype for Meta’s Quest Pro VR headset that’s expected to drop in October.


Razor’s EcoSmart scooter can haul groceries and passengers

The EcoSmart Cargo is Razor’s latest e-scooter aimed at adults, offering an affordable and flexible ride.


LG's color-changing smart fridge makes your kitchen undeniably moody

The MoodUp refrigerator gives you hundreds of color combinations and a built-in Bluetooth speaker.


Samsung's software update will make your old foldables feel brand new

The new UI features we see with the Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, and Watch Series 5 will be coming to Samsung's older devices.


China’s Hummer EV knockoff may be more than just an imitator

The Mengshi M-Terrain from Dongfeng is lighter, but more powerful than the Hummer EV.


Xbox's new Elite controller sacrifices features for affordability

Xbox's Elite Core controller may have that pro branding, but it lacks most of the features that make a controller truly "pro."


Apple quadruples the megapixel count with the iPhone 14 Pro’s camera

The smartphone’s main camera has 48 megapixels and new tech that can combine pixels for better low-light photos.


Apple’s AirPods Pro 2 are going all in on active noise cancellation

Apple debuts its H2 chip with the second-generation AirPods Pro, giving it better audio quality and stronger active noise cancellation capabilities.


Apple Watch Pro may be heftier, come with new programmable button

The latest leaks show third-party cases for the rumored Apple Watch Pro which could have a 49mm screen size and a third button.


Watch Samsung put its new folding phones through the ringer

Samsung is giving us a behind-the-scenes look at durability tests for its Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4, including water resistance and fold durability.


Logitech leak reveals cloud-based gaming handheld with xCloud and Steam

Leaked images show what could be the home screen of Logitech’s upcoming handheld cloud gaming device.


Sony wants its cut of the lucrative mobile gaming market

This could mean we'll get mobile spinoffs of popular PlayStation IP, like Horizon Forbidden West or Gran Turismo.


Mercedes-Benz’ EQE electric sedan explained in 5 key specs

The electrified version of its E-Class fills the gap between Mercedes-Benz' more luxurious electric SUVs and its more affordable EV models.