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.

Melania Trump's NFT ornaments make me want to cancel Christmas

Part of the proceeds will go to scholarships for children in foster families. Emphasis on the "part" part.


Apple's A16 Bionic chip explained in 5 key specs

The iPhone 14 Pro comes with Apple's most powerful iPhone chip yet. Here's what you need to know.


Meta just keeps giving us more reasons to scoff at its metaverse

Public reaction to Mark Zuckerberg's Horizon Worlds VR "selfie" tells us all we need to know about the state of Meta's master plan.


Samsung is right: Folding phones deserve our respect

Four generations of Folds and Flips later, it's clear Samsung’s bet on foldable phones has knocked the ho-hum future of glass slab design off its axis.

Flip not flop

Pokémon's Fidough is the soggy little bread beagle we deserve

The internet agrees: a dog made out of bread is objectively a Good Thing.

Finally Some Good News

A TikTok Music app could be Spotify's toughest competition yet

A U.S. patent filing suggests ByteDance is interested in creating TikTok Music, a music streaming app to rival the likes of Spotify and Apple Music.

taking a byte

Super 73-Z Miami review: An e-bike that conquers any commute

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who don't want an electric bike, and those who have never ridden one.


Charging your EV on the go is hell, but not if you have this app

Electrify America's app takes the extreme stress out of finding a public place to charge your EV.

This Thing Rules

Nothing's hyped Phone (1) – in pictures

Nothing's first ever phone is finally here, and it's just as flashy as we thought.


Spotify's 'Stranger Things' playlist just sent me straight to Vecna hell

With a playlist as off-base as this, you can pretty much start pre-crumpling my bones right now.

Rest in Playlist

The 6 best electric bikes for dads who are dying for a new ride

In a world of endless e-bike options, there’s a two-wheeler to buy any dad on Father’s Day.

Father's Day

Apple's M2 chip explained in 5 key stats

The next generation of Apple's M-series chips has arrived. Here's everything you need to know.

WWDC 2022

Jordan Peterson's Yumi Nu tweet deserves an award for unintentional comedy

And no amount of blatant misogyny is going to change that.


How to keep your nudes safe on iPhone

Nudes are great, but less so when you accidentally send them to your dad.

Spring Cleaning Issue

Klipsch's mid-century Bluetooth speaker changed my life

The Klipsch One II Bluetooth speaker hits the goldilocks zone of style and substance.

This Thing Rules

Super73's C1X concept blurs the line between electric bike and motorcycle

Super73 knows e-bikes are a gateway to something faster.


Apple's new M1 Ultra chip explained in 5 key stats

Apple’s newest update to the M1 lineup harnesses the power of “UltraFusion” to combine two chips into one.

Gotta go fast

Air Fryer vs. Deep Fryer: Which Super Bowl wing wins?

A Buffalo, New York native decides once and for all which homemade chicken wing gets the crown.

Super Bowl

Levy Electric Scooter review: The best scooter for city riders?

Levy's modular battery pack, foolproof stem, and lightweight frame make commuting astoundingly easy.


Watch GTA V get played on an original Game Boy like no one intended

GTA meets GB with this incredibly complicated game mod.