Best Tech For Everything
T3 India|June 2019
Best Tech For Everything

Find out how tech can upgrade every part of your life, from art appreciation and classic sound to the best shave ever.

Becca Caddy, Alex Cox

BEST TECH FOR… READING

1 KINDLE PAPERWHITE

The new version of the Paperwhite is the thinnest and lightest so far, packing in a 300ppi display and more storage. With an IPX8-rating, it’s safe to read in the bath or at the beach. You can easily switch between reading and listening thanks to Audible support. amazon.in

2 PHILIPS HUE WHITE AMBIANCE STARTER KIT

Find the perfect brightness of light for reading, studying or winding down with the Philips Hue White Ambiance. The Hue system works with lots of smart home devices, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomeKit, so you can control your lights with the dimmer switch, the app or your voice. meethue.com

3 EMBER TEMPERATURE CONTROL MUG

No one likes a good book and cold tea, but now you can keep your hot drinks hot with the Ember Mug. Select your preferred drinking temperature and it’ll keep it there. ember.com

ARTISTIC APPRECIATION

1 OCULUS GO

This standalone VR headset may be filled with music, games and documentaries, but it’s also a must-have for art lovers. With crystal clear options and 3D graphics, you can explore galleries and immerse yourself in your favourite works of art from home. oculus.com

2 MEURAL 3.0 CANVAS

If you love art but can’t decide what you want in your house, the Meural Canvas 2 is all you’ll ever need. Upload or browse images using the app, gesture control or Amazon Alexa. It can also adjust to the brightness of your room and goes to sleep when it gets dark. meural.com

3 SAMSUNG FRAME

TV This multitasking 4K QLED TV turns into a beautiful work of art when you’re not watching it – great for those short on space. There’s a huge range of artwork and photography to choose from, which is displayed on the screen with picture-perfect quality. samsung.com

WRITING

1 DAS KEYBOARD 4 PROFESSIONAL

This great-looking mechanical keyboard turns typing from a chore into an experience that feels and sounds fantastic. Crafted from fine materials, the Das Keyboard 4 Professional’s gold-plated, mechanical key switches can last up to 50 million keystrokes. daskeyboard.com

2 MOLESKINE PEN+ ELLIPSE

The classic notebook has had a tech refresh. With the Pen+ Ellipse you can write on special paper and every stroke is transferred to your devices instantly. Take notes, doodle and draw on different paper layouts. It’s the best of both worlds. moleskine.com

3 REMARKABLE

Upgrade your notebook with ReMarkable, a large, E-Ink tablet with plenty of space for taking notes and reading documents. It easily converts your handwritten notes into typed-up text, but feels just like paper. With no email or notifications to distract you, it’s the ultimate productivity tool. remarkable.com

A RETRO LISTENING ROOM

1 JBL L100 CLASSIC

A modern take on the classic L100 speaker design, which has been a best-selling staple since the ’70s. This iconic speaker has vintage styling and a Quadrex foam grille on the outside, and it’s packed with new acoustic technology on the inside to bring you best-inclass audio performance. jblsynthesis.com

2 KLIPSCH HERITAGE HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

Get the very best out of even the most demanding headphones with this beautiful box. Packing a digital-to-analogue converter and headphone amp, it has a fine walnut veneer, plus real weighted switches, knobs and controls, all made from anodised aluminium in a fetching retro bronze shade. amazon.in

3 MARANTZ HD-AMP1

This compact integrated amplifier has a premium build and stunning retro design – along with a wood finish to match the Audio Technica turntable. But there’s plenty of substance to go with this amp’s style: it’s powerful enough to drive a range of speakers with top-quality audio. amazon.in

4 AUDIO-TECHNICA AT- LPW40WN TURNTABLE

The specialists at Audio Technica have created a great-sounding turntable with a lovely wood finish. It features a built-in phono pre-amp, a carbon-fibre tonearm and a VM95E cartridge. The turntable promises to deliver high-fidelity sound to your living room – as well as a healthy dose of style. audio-technica.com

BEST TECH FOR…

A SMARTER WATCH

1 TICWATCH E2 Impressive battery life at two or more days, decent fitness tracking including surf and swim data, an always-on screen, and a rather handsome interpretation of Android Wear. What’s not to like? Even the price point is dazzling, making this the most understated and affordable Android smartwatch out there. mobvoi.com

2 APPLE WATCH SERIES 4

Apple is all in on smartwatches, as its latest wristpiece proves. The bezels are all but gone, it’s even more lightweight than before, and its fitness tracking and health features are, in many cases, unique in the market. You can even get one with its own 4G connection. apple.com/in

3 BREITLING EXOSPACE B55

Utilising Breitling’s SuperQuartz movement (thermocompensated to achieve accuracy apparently 10 times that of standard quartz) and tucking away a little Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity for alerts and notifications on your wrist, this is a professional chronograph that really works for its money. breitling.com

THE USB-C FUTURE

1 HUAWEI ACTIVE NOISE CANCELING EARPHONES

Surprisingly cheap for ANC-equipped buds but no slouch in the audio department, Huawei’s hi-res ready in-ears draw their power from your phone’s port and use it to move 13mm drivers capable of some real bass. huawei.com

2 SATECHI TYPE C ADAPTER V2

Styled to match a MacBook and quickly pocketable, Satechi’s hub transforms a single USB-C connection into three USB 3.0 ports, a 4K HDMI port, a gigabit ethernet port and an SD card reader, plus passthrough charging. satechi.net

3 ANKER POWERLINE II

One cable, three ends! You can switch between charging micro-USB, USB-C and Lightning devices simply by changing the adapter. It’s a simple thing, but the fact that Anker’s cable carries data as well as charging makes this an essential in-car accessory if you’re switching between Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. anker.com

PEAK TV

1 SAMSUNG Q90R

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