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.

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday Deal: Get the Apple AirPods Pro 2 for $60 Off

Normally $249, Apple’s best wireless earbuds with active noise-cancellation are now $189.


7 Major Things We Still Don't Know About the Cybertruck

We're only three days out from the first official deliveries.


Why Tesla's Supercharger Congestion Fees Might Actually Be a Good Thing

$1 a minute sounds steep, but these fees reinforce good practices.


This Game Boy-Inspired Handheld Can Play PSP, Nintendo DS, and Dreamcast Games

Jet Set Radio in a Game Boy form factor sounds amazing.

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The Biggest Handheld PC Brand is Making Tiny PCs Shaped like a Macintosh and NES

Nostalgia is a powerful thing.


This Blatant Cybertruck Knockoff Claims to Beat Tesla on Range and Price

The Cybertruck clones are already coming.


Insta360’s New Action Cameras Have One Killer Feature GoPros Don’t

A screen that flips around could make all the difference.


These 8 Wild Quest 3 Demos Will Convince You Mixed Reality Is the Future

All of these mixed reality experiences have us feeling like kids again.


This Wild In-Car Projector Doubles as a Movie Theater and AR Display

Get mixed reality navigation and movie night at the same time.


What in the World is Going on With Tesla’s Cybertruck Bed?

Is it a six-foot truck bed or not?


The Apple Vision Pro’s External Display Does a Lot More Than Just Show Your Eyes

It may look creepy, but it’ll help you set up your Apple headset.


This Tiny Webcam Only Listens To You When You’re on Camera

The Tadpole’s ultra-portable clippable design means you can easily take it anywhere.

Mixed reality

Why a Cheaper Quest 3 Could be Destined for Failure

After the Quest 3 introduced higher-res color passthrough, can we really go back to grainy black-and-white?


Volvo’s New EV is a Movie Theater, Living Room, and the Perfect Minivan for SUV Lovers

This is as cool as a minivan gets.


Humane’s Ai Pin Was Inspired by Star Wars Droids, Star Trek, and Google’s Search Bar

An ambitious crossover design for an ambitious piece of tech.


The 12 Best Transparent Gadgets For Capturing ‘90s Nostalgia

Bring the ‘90s back in a big way with these transparent gaming handhelds, earbuds, and chargers.


This Game Boy Remake With a Joystick Is Gunning for the Analogue Pocket

So many new Game Boys, so little time.


This Transparent Xbox Controller is Decked Out With RGB Lighting

This is peak transparent design for gamers.

Mixed reality

This Mixed Reality Quest 3 Demo Will Make You a Believer in AR Smart Homes

Picture controlling all your smart home devices with just hand gestures.


Here’s Why Apple’s Cheapest MacBook Pro Has So Little RAM

Is 8GB enough for MacBook Pro users?