About Tyler Hayes
Tyler Hayes is the Reviews Editor at How-To Geek. He has been writing professionally since 2013. In the early years, Tyler mostly covered the intersection of technology and music as it relates to streaming services, audio gear, and everything in between. Since then, he has covered all kinds of consumer products, from wearables to smart home gadgets.
Tyler first started freelance writing for Fast Company after spending a decade as a computer technician repairing computers and networks in peoples’ homes. Since 2013, he has contributed to dozens of publications, including The New York Times, WIRED, PCMag, Vice, Newsweek, and many more.
Most of his writing has revolved around service journalism and helping people understand the latest pieces of technology. But he has done features on Pandora radio, NBA Top Shot, and what goes into building the perfect playlist. He has also written for the Library of Congress and submitted his own emoji proposal to Unicode.
Beyond writing about technology, Tyler has worked for Microsoft and a few startups over the years. Outside of work, he reluctantly became a daily runner during the 2020 lockdown and has been unable to quit since.
The entry-model j-series mop/vacuum performs fine but isn’t the most convenient dual cleaner.
A capable projector that could level up a basement or movie room.
Brilliant’s Plug-in Panel alleviates the need for in-wall wiring, but it’s still a smart home middleman.
A travel charger built to replace Apple’s MagSafe Duo.
Ideal for outdoor fitness activities, these open-ear headphones let you hear the world around you.
A fine 3-in-1, do-it-all, charging solution for travel, but overpriced.
iRobot’s new high-end cleaning robot is approachable and easy to use but does have a few oddities.
The high-end Bose soundbar delivers a lot of sound and clarity without much fuss for the money.
A tiny robot with regular-sized vacuum issues.
The Cafe Cruiser is proof that all types of bikes, even the casual ones, will be electric at some point.
A fine portable Bluetooth speaker, but its up-firing driver doesn’t achieve much immersive audio.
The Air 2 glasses project your content onto a big screen, but it’s probably not worth the cost.
These wireless headphones block noise above all the rest—one reason they excel at travel.
A MagSafe stand with a few unfortunate design choices.
The Freewrite Alpha will limit distractions for writers, but it’s also just limiting in general.
The latest Master & Dynamic earbuds go after discerning listeners with an eye on opinionated fashion.
This thin, Wi-Fi-connected set of sparkling color lights works indoors and outside so they don’t have to be put away after the 25th.
If you really want to change your fitness level, Whoop 4.0 offers unique data insights to help with that.
This 15W MagSafe dock is a sculped piece of work ready for your nightstand.