With 2018 in full swing, we’ve seen some excellent tech launches, and they tend to range from the sublime to the ridiculous. We’ve tried to focus on the former in our gadget wishlist (page 22), but sometimes you’ve got to let the hype sweep you up and feature some futuristic robots, too. So we did.
If you want to stay in the present, there’s our rundown of Dolby Atmos and what it can bring to your home. Pair an Atmos system with a 4K TV (you’ve got one of those, right?) and you’re in for a treat. It’s one of those experiences that can truly envelope you in audio, enhancing what you see on screen to an incredible degree. Nor do you need a whole load of space, as some systems are wireless. You can read more on the sonic upgrade from page 32.
For anyone who’d rather be outdoors, we’ve put together an invaluable comparison between three of the best sports and fitness watches that pack in extra smarts, written by our professional adventurer, Damian Hall, who logs hundreds of kilometres every month. He’s put the trio of tricky timepieces through their paces on page 58.
Nor have we skimped on testing the latest tech releases, with a packed reviews section that will take you to another universe in VR (page 78) and up into the big blue (page 68). Enjoy the issue!