Stefan Etienne

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Stefan Etienne is a writer for TechCrunch, covering the latest gadgets and reviewing them.

Prior to joining TC, he was blogging about technology for seven years on his personal blog, starting at age twelve. He’s currently based in NYC.

Contact Stefan at stefan.etienne@techcrunch.com.

The Latest from Stefan Etienne

Razer’s gunmetal Blade Stealth is like dressing a gaming laptop in a suit

An all-black exterior, backlit triple snake logo and a keyboard with every color in the rainbow is often what kept corporate types and minimalists away from Razer's laptop portfolio. Now for the first

The ASUS ROG Zephyrus is a powerful Max Q laptop with one notable flaw

This is the Republic of Gamers Zephyrus by ASUS. Zephyrus for short, it’s a gaming-oriented ultrabook-style laptop with an NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card living inside. The twist? The card is sl

HP caters to gaming enthusiasts with new overclockable OMEN X laptops

HP has been producing some solid gaming hardware as of late — the OMEN 17 laptop I reviewed and the cube desktop built by Maingear are good examples. However, HP has yet to go all out with their OM

The Huger Tech Racer electric skateboard proves fast doesn’t mean first place

The pursuit of finding the best electric skateboard continues, with a startup based out of Orange County, California called Huger Tech. The board in question, named the Racer, is supposed to be the mo

AMD’s new $499 RX Vega 64 and $399 Vega 56 top-end graphics cards launch in August

It's high time for launch details regarding new AMD RX Vega cards that were teased in May — high-end graphics cards designed to challenge Nvidia's domination with the GTX 1080 and 1070. Both cards a

Logitech Circle 2 is a great surveillance system, but for a price

Accessible home monitoring should be more than just being able to buy a security camera. It means having a packaged software experience, where you should be able to link cameras over a secure cloud co

Even’s H2 headphones produce sound based on your hearing ability

Based out of Israel, Even is an audio startup that designs headphones tailored to the listener’s hearing. It starts with a short audio test of the frequencies you can hear in each ear, with an a

Playkey raises $2.8M to fund its US expansion

Playkey, a game streaming service we saw earlier this year at Disrupt NY, has just closed an additional $2.8 million round of funding from Russia’s Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF).

Porsche Design’s Book One is the industrial convertible laptop that needs fixing

Porsche Design’s Book One laptop is a prime example of when aesthetics completely take over — when other parts of the device suffer and you lose focus on how well it actually works. The form f

Razer’s Blade Pro THX Edition is an epic mobile production powerhouse with noisy fans

When Razer bought THX off of George Lucas' hands, no one knew what they'd use their new multimedia technology arm for — until they announced the improvements to their most powerful laptop: the Blad

The Leica TL2 brings mirrorless cameras to point-and-shoot size, but for a price

Leica always has a new artisan camera up its sleeves and today’s announcement is no different. The T series cameras have always been the size of an everyday point-and-shoot, but the TL2 introduc

Lithium Cycles’ Super 73 Scout proves the simplest e-bike can be the most fun in city streets

This past weekend I ditched my electric skateboards and decided to risk my life testing a whole new and evolving category of personal electric vehicles: e-bikes. Lithium Cycles is one such maker of e-

The Nintendo Switch Online phone app finally launches on July 21st alongside Splatoon 2

The Nintendo Switch online app finally has a confirmed release date: July 21st. The app is designed as an extension (and requirement) for using Switch online services, with game-specific features that

HP’s Spectre x2 finds its spot as one of the best Windows tablets, for what it’s worth

The Spectre x2 is what a Surface Pro would feel like with HP’s design cues and a few better specs for the dollar. In fact, most of the Spectre x2’s drawbacks stem from having to squeeze so muc

Nintendo is releasing the Super NES Classic Edition on September 29th

Slated for a launch on September 29th, the Super NES Classic Edition is a console kit similar to the original console that launched more than 20 years ago. Like the NES Classic edition that came befor

The Sony A9 inches the mirrorless camera market forward

Having a variety of prime, telephoto, macro, sport and the like, all with distinctive shooting characteristics is what give lenses their charm. However, Sony just took Nikon’s spot as number two

The Juiced Board is a valiant attempt at securing the budget electric skateboard market

When it looks, feels and is packaged like a competitor’s, is it really competition or just a knockoff? The Juiced Board comes dangerously close to echoing that sort of sentiment. Juiced and Boos

Logitech’s Circle 2 is a modular home surveillance tool with Alexa and HomeKit support

I recently sat down with Logitech to talk about the wired and wireless versions of the Circle 2: a modular home surveillance camera with four different mounts that change where and how you’d us

Microsoft announces original Xbox backwards compatibility for the Xbox One X

#BackwardCompatibility is expanding to include original #Xbox games. Watch #XboxE3 live: https://t.co/Z3I4CSvRn2 #XboxOneX pic.twitter.com/81NE0rZBUe — Xbox (@Xbox) June 11, 2017 During today’

HyperX’s Revolver S is the right example for Dolby 7.1 gaming headsets

If you’re into the booming eSports scene, you’ve heard of HyperX. Their prevalence at professional gaming tournaments as the de facto gaming headphones for pros is difficult to deny, espec
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