Ian Carlos Campbell

Ian is an Associate Editor at Input. If it's tech that you wear, carry with you, or that makes you move, he’s reviewing it and thinking about it, from smartphones to VR headsets.

Ian previously worked with Input as a part-time reviews writer, and before that, was embedded with The Verge’s news team as part of the inaugural class of Vox Media’s fellowship program. When he’s not lamenting “the metaverse,” Ian enjoys thinking critically about video games, watching movies and tv shows, and petting his dog Peggy.

I will not be moving to Ring Nation

The new Wanda Sykes-hosted reality show is going to normalize inviting Amazon's Ring (and the surveillance network it creates) into every American home.

Culture

Messenger's default end-to-end encryption can't come fast enough

Meta will test defaulting Messenger to encrypt chats automatically just days after it was revealed that the company handed over data to police in Nebraska.

Tech

Let’s put a computer in every desk

The Lumina Desk is a height-adjustable work table that comes with its own 24-inch built-in OLED for running custom apps — and it might be the future of computing.

Tech

Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 Pro leapfrog AirPods Pro with 24-bit audio

The newest Galaxy Buds 2 Pro have better ANC, improved Dolby Atmos support,

Tech

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is launching before Apple Watch 8 Pro

Samsung's "adventurous" and durable Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is one of two new WearOS smartwatches coming out on August 26. The other is the Galaxy Watch 5.

Tech

The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a first-class camera system

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 is more of the same, but there are also some small, but significant upgrades to almost every feature from the cameras to the displays.

Tech

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is Samsung’s most popular foldable, all grown up

Samsung’s smaller foldable has a bigger battery, the latest chip, and a more useful cover screen for the same $999 price.

flipping out

Google hopes sassy new site will finally fix texting between Android and iOS

Apple is deliberately preventing iOS and Android text messaging apps from playing nice, but it's quickly running out of excuses.

Tech

iOS 16 just added this minor but super useful feature for iPhones

Your anxiety levels are either going to straight down or right through the roof.

Tech

Even Apple thinks Stage Manager needs some work

The release of iPadOS 16 will now likely be delayed until October, putting it much closer to the launch of new iPad hardware.

Tech

The OnePlus 10T 5G reminds me of the company’s past in a good way

OnePlus' new flagship might look familiar, but it has new internals — and several missing features — that help it hit a more affordable $649 starting price.

Reviews

iOS 16 may finally make Apple Pay play nice with Google Chrome

The new iOS 16 beta lets you use Apple Pay to complete transactions, even if you’re using a third-party browser like Firefox or Chrome.

Thank the EU

Everything we know about the ‘Meta Quest Pro’

Project Cambria or the “Meta Quest Pro” is supposed to be a major upgrade, with support for HD video passthrough, AR features, and new controllers.

Everything we know

FTC takes first major step in blocking Meta's monopoly on the metaverse

The FTC filed a complaint to block Meta's acquisition of Within, the developer of VR fitness app, Supernatural.

Tech

RIP Car Thing, Spotify's weirdest experiment yet

After a little over a year, Spotify's Car Thing, a glorified remote for its streaming service, is being retired. Why did it exist in the first place?

Tech

Meta can't afford to sell the Quest 2 for $299 anymore

Prices will start at $399 on August 1, but at least you'll get Beat Saber included.

Party's Over

Sony's grand vision for PS VR2 looks eerily similar to Meta's Quest

PSVR 2 has room-mapping and passthrough modes that seem very similar to Meta's Quest 2.

Gaming

Samsung’s bringing a new purple look to the Galaxy S22

The Bora Purple Galaxy S22 is a pastel refresh of Samsung's flagship phone.

Design

Can Pico's new VR headsets compete with Meta's Quest 2?

Pico, owned by TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, looks like it might try to challenge Meta’s Quest 2 and Quest Pro VR headsets in the U.S.

Tech

Baidu's bold new robotaxi comes with a detachable steering wheel

Baidu's new $37,000 minivan EV has self-driving capabilities, a take-it-or-leave-it steering wheel, and a proposed 2023 launch.

Tech