Ac­ces­sories

Australian T3 - - TECHRADAR -

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TOMTOM MULTI-SPORT CAR­DIO

$399, TOMTOM.COM/EN_AU, TESTED JULY 2014

LOVE Built-in heart mon­i­tor with trust­wor­thy re­sults. Sim­ple in­ter­face. Ac­cu­rate data for most sport­ing dis­ci­plines

HATE Can’t track pulse in the pool. No An­droid app T3 SAYS One for se­ri­ous sporty types, this of­fers the most com­pre­hen­sive fit­ness data around SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS SYNC­ING Blue­tooth andANT+ WA­TER RE­SIS­TANCE 50m BAT­TERY 8 hours SIZE 22x25x13.8mm/63g

02

GOOGLE CHROMECAST

$49, GOOGLE.COM.AU/CHROMECAST, TESTED JULY 2014

LOVE Easy to get smart video on TV. Sup­ported ser­vices play in HD. Ac­cesses not-so-sup­ported sites, too

HATE Limited of­fi­cial app se­lec­tion at present T3 SAYS This don­gle in­stantly makes almost any TV web-en­abled and costs just fifty bucks SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

CON­NEC­TIV­ITY NWi-Fi,HDMI,USB SUP­PORTS ABC iView, YouTube,Vevo, Rdio SIZES 72x35x12mm/34g

03

SAM­SUNG G EAR F IT

$249, SAM­SUNG.COM/AU, TESTED JULY 2014

LOVE Smart­watch and fit­ness track­ing fea­tures com­bined. That curved AMOLED screen. Heart-rate track­ing

HATE Limited com­pat­i­bil­ity and ac­cu­racy T3 SAYS Great-look­ing smart­watch with built-in fit­ness fea­tures. A thor­oughly mod­ern time­piece SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS SYNC­ING Blue­tooth 4.0 WA­TER RE­SIS­TANCE Up to 1m BAT­TERY 5 days SIZE 23x57x12mm

04

TOMTOM RIDER

$488, RYDA.COM.AU, TESTED JUNE 2013 LOVE Well-thought-out, bike-spe­cific fea­tures. Rugged, weath­er­proof build. Com­pre­hen­sive map­ping HATE No Live ser­vices, rel­a­tively low-res screen T3 SAYS The best satnav for two wheels rather than four, the Rider is good, if a lit­tle prim­i­tive SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS SCREEN 4.3 inches CON­NEC­TIV­ITY USB 2.0, Blue­tooth 4.0 SIZE 130x101x53mm

05 TUR­TLE B EACH E AR FORCE XP 510

$350, TURTLEBEACH.COM, TESTED NOVEM­BER 2013

LOVE Full, 360-de­gree pseudo sur­round sound with­out the wires. Sound qual­ity wor­thy of mu­sic as well as games

HATE Slightly light, pla­s­ticky build

T3 SAYS Top-qual­ity wire­less gaming head­set SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

CON­NEC­TIV­ITY Wi-Fi, USB, Blue­tooth, 3.5mm

06

NIKE+ FUELBAND

$183, MYNIKEID.COM.AU, TESTED MARCH 2013 LOVE Free iPhone app. Ups your ac­tiv­ity all-day, giv­ing you mo­ti­va­tional Fuel to burn HATE Not as good as Fit­bit, although ar­guably more “blokey” T3 SAYS This snazzy ban­gle does ex­actly what is says on the tin: re­minds you to be more ac­tive on a daily ba­sis SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS CON­NEC­TIV­ITY Blue­tooth 4.0, USB 2.0 BAT­TERY LIFE 4 days SIZE 147-197mm cir­cum­fer­ence WEIGHT From 27g

07

JOBY GO­RIL­LAPOD SLR-ZOOM

$65, RYDA.COM.AU, TESTED SEPTEM­BER 2011 LOVE Flex­i­bil­ity adds cre­ative free­dom. Light­weight enough to carry any­where. Re­li­ably sta­ble HATE Lacks height T3 SAYS A solid yet flex­i­ble tri­pod for ev­ery imag­in­able sur­face, this grips and bends to suit your needs SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS SUP­PORTS Up to 3kg SIZE 250x60x60mm WEIGHT 241g

08

SYNOL­OGY D S212J

$278, OFFICEWORKS.COM.AU, TESTED JULY 2012

LOVE A great net­work-at­tached stor­age de­vice with rock solid re­li­a­bil­ity, mas­sive fea­ture set and not to­tally unattrac­tive looks

HATE Mo­bile re­mote ac­cess is fid­dly beyond mea­sure. Pretty ex­pen­sive once you add a pair of hard drives T3 SAYS The best a NAS can get. You can get much cheaper NASes, but t’would be a false econ­omy SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

CON­NEC­TIONS Two drive bays, USB for ex­pan­sion, eth­er­net

09

MOGA PRO CON­TROLLER

$77, EXPANSYS.COM.AU, TESTED OC­TO­BER 2013

LOVE Well de­signed X360-style con­troller that works with most An­droid de­vices. Long bat­tery life and fast recharg­ing

HATE Slow Blue­tooth con­nec­tion. Limited game support. Doesn’t match the X360 con­troller’s feel T3 SAYS Now the con­troller to beat for a proper con­sole feel on your smart­phone or tablet SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS

0S An­droid 2.3+ CON­NEC­TIV­ITY USB, Blue­tooth 4.0

10

SU­UNTO AM­BIT 2 H R

$599, TREKANDTRAVEL.COM.AU, TESTED AU­GUST 2013 LOVE Rugged styling. Ac­cu­rate, fast GPS. Cus­tomi­sa­tion via apps makes it end­lessly ver­sa­tile HATE Epic price. Weedy bat­tery. Con­sid­er­able com­plex­ity T3 SAYS Head­ing out on an ad­ven­ture? Save up, then make sure you pack this do-it-all GPS watch SPEC­I­FI­CA­TIONS CON­NEC­TIV­ITY USB, GPS, ANT+ BAT­TERY LIFE Up to 50

hours track­ing DIS­PLAY 1.97-inch, 128x128 WEIGHT 92g

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