LIFESTYLE

Kit your­self out with the ul­ti­mate in per­sonal tech­nol­ogy. This is the stuff you use ev­ery day, so make sure you get it spot on with our picks

Australian T3 - - BEST OF THE BEST -

AN­DROID PHONE

SAM­SUNG GAL­AXY S9

Sam­sung’s su­per-slick smart­phone is the most re­fined An­droid ex­pe­ri­ence to date. An ex­cel­lent cam­era, gor­geous In­fin­ity Dis­play screen and some smart ex­clu­sive fea­tures make for a truly fan­tas­tic phone. From $1,199, sam­sung.com/au

MID-RANGE PHONE

HUAWEI NOVA 2i

Com­ing in at half the price of a flag­ship phone, this is truly a hid­den gem. It looks great, with min­i­mal bezels, and its cost com­pletely be­lies its specs – es­pe­cially its ex­cel­lent dual cam­eras, front and rear. $499, huawei.com

SMART­WATCH

AP­PLE WATCH SE­RIES 3

Noth­ing in the smart­watch mar­ket does more than the Ap­ple Watch, and this third gen­er­a­tion can do it all with­out a teth­ered phone – per­fect for keep­ing your life in or­der what­ever you hap­pen to be do­ing. From $459, ap­ple.com/au

ANA­LOGUE WATCH

VICTORINOX INOX PARACORD

With a strap wo­ven out of 250kg-ten­sion paracord and sport­ing a trans­par­ent com­pass-marked bumper, the INOX Paracord is a durable sur­vival tool that hap­pens to look su­per-cool on your wrist. $640, victorinox.com

BLUE­TOOTH TRACKER

TILE SLIM

A tiny keyring-sized square that helps your phone keep tabs on your wal­let and vice versa, with a se­lec­tion of ring­tones, a year’s bat­tery life, and the en­durance to last a life­time sit­ting in your back pocket. $44.95, thetileapp.com

ELEC­TRIC RA­ZOR

BRAUN SE­RIES 9 9095CC

Stub­ble is man’s worst friend, but Braun’s water­proof Se­ries 9 can han­dle even a three-day beard with­out rip­ping out your face hair. When you’re done, the charg­ing sta­tion au­to­mat­i­cally cleans and dries. $699, braun.com

PRE­MIUM PHONE

AP­PLE iPHONE X

Some­how earn­ing its colos­sal price tag, this is a mas­ter­piece of de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing. The screen is the best out there, the cam­era is fan­tas­tic, and it feels like a de­vice from the near fu­ture. $1,579, ap­ple.com/au

VALUE PHONE

MOTOROLA MOTO G6

The G6 con­tin­ues Motorola’s run of pack­ing ex­actly the tech you need into a bar­gain pack­age. There are no ob­vi­ous com­pro­mises ei­ther, mak­ing this a re­ally ca­pa­ble phone at a bril­liant price.

From $399, motorola.com.au

HY­BRID WATCH

MIS­FIT PHASE

Smart­watch func­tion­al­ity with­out the screen – all the alerts, con­nec­tiv­ity and ac­tiv­ity track­ing you de­sire, packed into a stun­ning and com­pletely in­con­spic­u­ous ana­logue watch with a six-month bat­tery. From $202.41, mis­fit.com

FIT­NESS TRACKER

GARMIN VIVOSPORT

This fit­ness band from Garmin is ab­so­lutely packed with fea­tures, in­clud­ing GPS and heart rate, and is fan­tas­tic for the price. It tracks all sorts of ac­tiv­i­ties ac­cu­rately, and bat­tery life is strong. $299, garmin.com

EREADER

KINDLE OA­SIS

Ul­tra-thin, lighter than a flimsy pa­per­back, and weighted to be held in one hand, the Oa­sis takes dig­i­tal read­ing to the next level. Clip on the leather charg­ing cover and you’re set for months of books. $389, ama­zon.com.au

ELEC­TRIC TOOTHBRUSH

PHILIPS SONICARE DIAMONDCLEAN SONIC

Whiten and pol­ish with the vi­bra­tions from this ver­sa­tile brush, which whips your tooth­paste into a bub­bly frenzy to get be­tween your teeth more ef­fec­tively. $439, philips.com.au

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