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Andy Zahn

Andy Zahn

Mobile writer

Andy Zahn is a freelance writer and photographer living on a small farm in the shadow of Mt. St. Helens. He currently writes for Digital Trends and Lifewire, covering a variety of technologies from cameras to smartphones and computer hardware. Andy also publishes his nature focused video work regularly on his Youtube channel

Samsung Galaxy S22+ lying on a moss covered rock.

Samsung Galaxy S22+ review: An upgraded galaxy

The Samsung Galaxy S22+ is a powerful modern phone that doesn't do much to distinguish itself from the base S22.
The Shargeek Storm 2 battery and Shargeek Retro 35W charger.

This retro battery pack is way cooler than it has any right to be

The Shargeek Storm 2 and Retro 35 Watt charger make typically boring tech exciting with creative design.
The DJI Mavic 3 Classic on a rocky beach.

DJI Mavic 3 Classic review: the refined and affordable king of the skies

The DJI Mavic 3 Classic is a more affordable version of the original Mavic 3. And, simply put, it's excellent.
The GoPro Hero 11 Mini getting hit by a wave.

GoPro Hero 11 Mini review: little action camera, big potential

The Hero 11 Mini isn't GoPro's largest or most powerful camera. But for the size and price, it's pretty darn incredible.
The Nons SL660 on a rock by the water.

Nons SL660 review: the magical film camera I fell in love with

The Nons SL660 is a high-quality instant film camera that's both fun and challenging to use. It's not cheap or practical, but it's incredibly special.
The DJI O3 Air Unit on top of a RC monster truck.

DJI O3 Air Unit review: a major upgrade for FPV enthusiasts

The DJI O3 Air Unit is a power video transmission and image capture system for FPV enthusiasts. Here's our full review.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2022) in use on a table.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2022) review: too much Amazon, not enough tablet

The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2022) is a budget tablet with significant caveats that undermine its value. Here's our full review.
The DJI Action 2, Action 3, GoPro Hero 10 and 11, and the Insta360 One RS.

Why I fell in love with action cameras in 2022, and what I think comes next

GoPro, DJI, and Insta360 pushed the envelope of what's possible for rugged action cameras in 2022. And things can only get better from here.
The Fitbit Sense 2 in moss.

Fitbit Sense 2 review: A smart way to focus on fitness

The Fitbit Sense 2 is a smartwatch that features powerful sensors and software for advanced fitness and health tracking. Here's our review.
The DJI Osmo Action 3 on a boulder.

DJI Osmo Action 3 review: the all-seasons action camera

The DJI Osmo Action 3 is both similar and totally unlike the Action 2 that came before it. And, for the most part, that makes it a killer action camera.
The DJI Osmo Action 3 in a rocky stream.

The DJI Osmo Action 3 looks nothing like the Action 2

The DJI Osmo Action 3 is a radical redesign of its predecessor with new features and capabilities.
The GoPro Hero 11 Black on a rock with barnacles next to the ocean.

GoPro Hero 11 Black review: GoPro goes more pro

The GoPro Hero 11 Black offers a bigger sensor, better stabilization, and exciting new features. It's the same GoPro you know, just better than ever.
The Fitbit Inspire 3 on a rock.

Fitbit Inspire 3 review: my new favorite fitness tracker

The Fitbit Inspire 3 is an accurate, affordable, and exceedingly comfortable minimalist fitness tracker.
The GoPro Hero 10 Black Creator Edition, Spot X, Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and Nikon Z9 next to an alpine lake.

I became a cyborg backpacker, and it completely changed my hiking experience

Backpacking is supposed to be an excuse to get away from tech. But I went on a trip with as much tech as I could carry. And I learned a lot.
The Insta360 X3 on a moss covered rock.

Insta360 X3 Review: the best waterproof 360 camera

The Insta360 X3 is a powerful and waterproof 360 camera that's compact and rich with innovative features.
The back of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs. Galaxy S22

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the latest foldable phone from Samsung, but how does it stack up to the more mainstream Samsung Galaxy S22? We found out.
The DJI Avata flying over a boulder field.

DJI Avata review: FPV drone adventures made easy

The DJI Avata is an exciting and accessible drone that opens the door to a world of FPV flight and dynamic aerial cinematography.
The back of the open Galaxy Z Fold 4.

Why the Galaxy Z Fold 4 still hasn’t convinced me to switch to a foldable phone

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is once again a cool piece of cutting-edge tech, but it hasn't convinced me to switch to a foldable phone.
The Insta360 Link on top of a laptop screen.

Insta360 Link review: breaking the webcam mold

The Insta360 Link is an innovative gimbal mounted 4K webcam that features AI-powered gestures and face tracking.
A collection of different batteries.

Nuclear waste, diamonds, and how they can revolutionize smartphone batteries

Using nuclear waste for a smartphone battery might sound crazy, but it's actually very real (and very impressive).
The Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 Edition on a rock.

Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 Edition review: The 360 camera you’ve been waiting for

The Insta360 One RS 1-inch 360 edition delivers high resolution, dynamic range, and great low light performance.
Inspired imaging teaser image featuring swirling stars over a dark landscape.

Insta360’s next camera could be amazing for lowlight photography

Insta360 is teasing a new camera with apparent links to astrophotography and lowlight imaging.
The DJI Mavic 3 in flight in front of blurred green trees.

DJI’s latest Mavic 3 update made me love the drone all over again

DJI's latest update for the Mavic 3 is a big one, and it makes an already excellent drone even better.
The Insta360 Sphere on the DJI Air 2S in flight with mountains in the background.

Insta360 Sphere review: The camera that makes your drone invisible

The Insta360 Sphere is an incredible creative tool that lets you capture 360 aerial videos without getting your drone in the picture.
The Steam Deck running Battle Net launcher and the S22 Ultra running Diablo Immortal.

We played Diablo Immortal on the Galaxy S22 Ultra and Steam Deck — and one was a mess

The Galaxy S22 Ultra and Steam Deck are two of the most powerful mobile gadgets available. Which one is the best choice for Diablo Immortal?
Diablo Immortal loading screen on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Diablo Immortal rocks on the powerful Galaxy S22 Ultra

Got a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, and wondering if all that power inside is enough to handle Diablo Immortal? It is, and this is what it's like.
Graphic rendering of the Insta360 Sphere drone camera attachment.

The Insta360 Sphere is a virtual invisibility cloak for drones

The Insta360 Sphere attaches to DJI drones and allows you to record immersive 360 videos from an aerial perspective
The backside of the Edge+ folio case with the smart stylus.

Motorola’s new Smart Stylus, folio case bring new functionality to the Edge+

Motorola’s new Smart Stylus and Edge+ folio case are powerful new accessories that open up a host of new capabilities.
The DJI Mini 3 Pro in flight over the ocean.

DJI Mini 3 Pro Review: A giant step forward for small drones

The DJI Mini 3 Pro is a tiny, ultralight drone that delivers features and capabilities that exceed its small size and price point.
The Insta360 One RS with the 360 lens mod, DJI Action 2, and GoPro Hero 10 Black in a snow bank.

GoPro Hero 10 Black vs DJI Action 2 vs. Insta360 One RS: Clash of the action cameras

The DJI Action 2, GoPro Hero 10 Black, and Insta360 One RS are powerful and innovative action cameras.
The GoPro Hero 10 Creator Edition on a rock.

GoPro Hero 10 Black Creator Edition review: King of vlogs

The GoPro Hero 10 Creator Edition takes a great action camera and pairs it with powerful accessories.
The Motorola G Stylus 5G with a stylus and plants.

Motorola G Stylus 5G hands-on review: Notetaking nirvana on a budget

The Motorola G Stylus 5G is a stylus-toting feature-rich modern smartphone with a budget-friendly price tag.
The GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones mounted on an FPV drone.

GoPro takes to the skies with the Hero10 Black Bones

The GoPro Hero 10 Black Bones is a specialized ultralight action camera designed for high-speed racing drones.
Reelsteady editing interface overlayed on an image of a mountainbike riding down a steep mountain trail.

ReelSteady makes GoPro Player ‘reel’ useful for filmmakers

GoPro Player + ReelSteady combines two powerful video-editing software tools in one convenient package.