Welcome to our new Wednesday edition of The Vergecast


We have big news for listeners of The VergecastThe edge’s flagship podcast. We now publish twice a week – on Wednesdays and Fridays!

On Fridays, it’s the same show you know and love, with Nilay Patel, David Pierce and Alex Cranz hanging out and talking about tech news. On Wednesday we are going to change it up a bit and use the show to share even more stories The edge team covers. David is joined by The edge‘s expert collaborators in an in-depth look at how gadgets and software affect our lives – and which ones you should carry in yours.

Here’s our first Wednesday edition of The Vergecast† David starts the show talking with roadside senior reporter Adi Robertson on Meta’s prototype VR headsets she previewed this week. David and Adi walk through these new prototypes, the technology behind them and what they mean for the future of Meta and the metaverse.

Later in the show David comes in roadside editor and headphone expert Chris Welch to test all the wireless earbuds we could find to hear how they sound on voice calls: the AirPods Pros, the Jabra Elite 7 Pros, the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pros, the Sony LinkBuds S, the Sony LinkBuds, the Beats Fit Pros and the OnePlus Nord Buds. It’s a wild ride in audio quality on this one, but that’s kind of the point of the experiment.

In the latter part of the show, David and Alex spend some time daydreaming about E Ink gadgets. Neither Alex nor David have ever found the electronic paper device that actually works for them, so they decided to get together and spec the perfect candidate — and discuss why it still doesn’t exist.

We’ve got a lot of ideas on how to do this show, and we’re going to be experimenting a lot with it, so we hope you tell us what you like and don’t like. Anyway, we’ll see you again Friday!


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