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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 TimesWIREDPCMagViceNewsweek, 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.

Latest Articles

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iRobot Roomba Combo j5+ Review: A Satisfactory Robot Vacuum and Mop

The entry-model j-series mop/vacuum performs fine but isn’t the most convenient dual cleaner.

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Nomvdic P1000 4K UHD Home Projector Review: A Big and Bright Way to Watch Movies

A capable projector that could level up a basement or movie room.

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Brilliant Plug-In Panel Review: Still an Enthusiast’s Smart Home Controller

Brilliant’s Plug-in Panel alleviates the need for in-wall wiring, but it’s still a smart home middleman.

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Twelve South ButterFly 2-in-1 Charger Review: MagSafe For Traveling

A travel charger built to replace Apple’s MagSafe Duo.

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Anker Soundcore Aerofit Pro Review: Comfortable Open-Ear Headphones

Ideal for outdoor fitness activities, these open-ear headphones let you hear the world around you.

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Mophie 3-in-1 Travel Charger (2023) Review: Priced For Apple Road Warriors

A fine 3-in-1, do-it-all, charging solution for travel, but overpriced.

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iRobot Roomba Combo j9+ Review: A Robot Vacuum/Mop With a Clever Design and Friendly App

iRobot’s new high-end cleaning robot is approachable and easy to use but does have a few oddities.

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Bose Smart Ultra Soundbar Review: Big Sound and Plenty of Features Without Being Complicated

The high-end Bose soundbar delivers a lot of sound and clarity without much fuss for the money.

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SwitchBot Mini K10+ Review: A Cute Robot Vacuum Made For Small Spaces

A tiny robot with regular-sized vacuum issues.

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How-To Geek's Favorite Products of 2023

From HTG's hands-on reviews, these products stood out above the rest.

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Ride1Up Cafe Cruiser Review: A Comfort Ebike For Casual Riders

The Cafe Cruiser is proof that all types of bikes, even the casual ones, will be electric at some point.

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Anker Soundcore Motion X500 Review: A One Dimensional Spatial Speaker

A fine portable Bluetooth speaker, but its up-firing driver doesn’t achieve much immersive audio.

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Xreal Air 2 Review: This Is What a Screen On Your Face Looks Like

The Air 2 glasses project your content onto a big screen, but it’s probably not worth the cost.

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Bose QuietComfort Ultra Headphones Review: A Great Travel Companion

These wireless headphones block noise above all the rest—one reason they excel at travel.

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Nomad Stand One Max Review: A Flawed 3-in-1 MagSafe Charger

A MagSafe stand with a few unfortunate design choices.

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Freewrite Alpha Review: This Distraction-Free Writing Isn’t Fun

The Freewrite Alpha will limit distractions for writers, but it’s also just limiting in general.

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Master & Dynamic MW09 Review: Attractive Earbuds That Don’t Standout

The latest Master & Dynamic earbuds go after discerning listeners with an eye on opinionated fashion.

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Govee Christmas String Lights Review: Festive Holiday Decor Usable All Year

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.

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Whoop 4.0 Review: A Serious Tracker for Fitness, Health, and Life

If you really want to change your fitness level, Whoop 4.0 offers unique data insights to help with that.

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Belkin BoostCharge Pro 2-in-1 Review: Minimal MagSafe Made For StandBy

This 15W MagSafe dock is a sculped piece of work ready for your nightstand.

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