Tech's Greatest Hits
T3 Magazine|January 2020
Tech's Greatest Hits
Whatever your lifestyle there’s a gadget that can make it better. We round up the very best tech of 2019 to get you sorted for the new year
Alex Cox

A STYLISH LIFE

Up your sartorial game, and polish your skin and teeth, instantly with these smart style accessories and grooming gadgets

1 Y-BRUSH

Brushing your teeth in 10 seconds may sound like a terrible idea, but the Y-Brush can reach all three visible faces of all 32 of your teeth at once. Coat it with toothpaste, activate its sonic vibrations, and you’re fresh in a flash. £97, y-brush.com

2 APPLE WATCH SERIES

5 Simply the best smartwatch you can buy. The design is nigh-on perfect, with two size options fitting a majority of wrists. The Apple Watch truly straddles the line between tech and fashion, especially variations like the Gold Stainless Steel Case with Milanese Loop. From £399, apple.com/uk

3 FOREO LUNA MINI 3

Not only will Foreo’s latest little Luna cleanse your skin and unclog dirt from pores in 30 seconds, it’ll help you better control your skin’s natural oil production and help you maintain a healthy glow, even through the depths of winter. £139, foreo.com

4 GILLETTE HEATED RAZOR

Everybody and their mum has bought a German razor factory and set up a subscription service by now: leave it to Gillette to spectacularly reinvent the razor. The heated bar reaches temperature in a second, giving a hot-towel feel to any shave. £225, gillette.co.uk

5 NIKE ADAPT BB

Nike’s wirelessly-charging basketball boots fit themselves perfectly to your foot shape as soon as you slip them on, and adjust that fit over time as your blood flow increases and your feet swell. £270, nike.com

A SMARTER NEST

Kit out your house with some of your favourite smart home gadgets and accessories, plus a few top recommendations from us

1 IKEA KADRILJ SMART BLIND

Ikea’s long-awaited smart blinds are easy to fit and easy to automate, since they work with the company’s Trådfri home automation system as well as the included remote – and they’re a darn sight cheaper than their competitors. From £99, ikea.com

2 BLINK XT2

Wireless security has never been easier; Blink’s XT2 is weather-resistant with all the smartest camera mod cons, but it also manages to eke out up to two years’ power from a single pair of AA batteries. That’s super convenient. £99, blinkforhome.co.uk

3 THERMOMIX TM6
This cooking/mixing hybrid is the evolution of the Thermomix formula. With a quad-core processor (yes, really) and access to 40,000 international recipes, it’s smart enough to pull off sous vide, slow cooking and fermentation – and it’ll even clean itself when you’re done. £1,099, thermomix.vorwerk.com

4 MEURAL CANVAS 2

A decadent addition to any wall, this matte-finish digital frame is built for art reproduction – and with a subscription to Meural’s library and a wave of your hand you’ll be able to display whichever masterpiece you choose. From £675, meural.netgear.com

5 BEKO CONNECTED DISHWASHER WITH AUTODOSE

Once you’ve filled up the Connected Dishwasher with detergent, you can basically leave it to do its thing; it’ll sense the muckiness of your plates and adjust to match, and you can use Alexa to activate it or find out the remaining wash time. £399, beko.co.uk

6 NEOS SMARTCAM

The most affordable security camera we’ve ever seen – for the price of one competing camera, you can swathe your whole home with sharp 1080p coverage, with night vision, motion detection, sound activation two-way audio and free cloud storage. £20, neos.co.uk

7 DYSON V11 ABSOLUTE

A rechargeable vacuum so light and so powerful that Dyson decided to bow out of the corded market altogether. Strong enough to suck up pollen and bacteria, and super-filtered for the cleanest air output, it’s what your carpets are crying out for. £499, dyson.co.uk

8 DYSON LIGHTCYCLE

Whatever you’re working on, the Lightcycle makes light work of it. Adjusting its colour temperature to match the time of day, the work you’re doing, or even the recommended light levels for your age, it’s a highly illuminating lamp. £449, dyson.co.uk

9 TADO SMART THERMOSTAT V3

If you’re yet to enjoy the ease and luxury of smart heating, don’t hesitate to jump in with Tado. With its latest smart thermostat, you can control your heating via an app, and Tado Radiator Thermostats enable you to spot control heating in individual rooms. £199.99, tado.com

10 LITTER ROBOT 3

There aren’t too many downsides to owning a cat, the weird and wonderful little characters that they are. There is one though, but – at last – even that has been done away with: no longer do you need to squat down and scoop up anything nasty, as the LitterRobot’s smart sifter will keep its litter clump-free at all times. £488, litter-robot.com

WATCH AND LISTEN

Turn your living space into an auditory and visual fun palace with some of the most exciting and sophisticated TV and sound equipment out there

1 PANASONIC FZ802D

Low price doesn’t mean low end; Panasonic’s cheapest OLED pulls down the HCX Pro processor from higher models which means it does some fantastic things. These include Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and HDR10+ – and the picture is just amazing.

From £1,300, panasonic.co.uk

2 BEATS POWERBEATS PRO

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