Author Archives: Mike Bates

Wireless Earbuds Review

The Freedoms are not without their compromises — the finicky fit, short battery life, and sub-par active use makes them a hard sell. But those trade-offs do allow the Freedoms to be near perfect bluetooth earbuds for daily use. They're small and attractive, they sound good, they come with a useful app, and their dual-device feature solves all connectivity issues.

Photo Essay

Visiting Field Notes Brand’s headquarters is a little odd at first, but also a little like what you might imagine the brand’s offices to be like. Located in Chicago’s meatpacking district a couple blocks out from Fulton Market, the largely unmarked building almost convinces you that you’ve got the wrong place. But you don’t. Once buzzed inside and up the three flights…