In­tro­duc­ing The Elite…

Welcome to T3’ s out­fit­ting ser­vice, home of the 12 best gad­gets in the world to­day

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Whether you’re a sea­soned tech afi­cionado or this is the first gadget mag­a­zine you’ve pur­chased, The Elite is the best pos­si­ble place to start your gadget-se­lec­tion jour­ney. Here we present the best gad­gets avail­able right now in 12 key cat­e­gories, to save you the hard work of do­ing all the re­search your­self – in short, if you’re start­ing from scratch and want the very best there is, The Elite is your new shop­ping list. The Elite will only be up­dated when some­thing new emerges that is ca­pa­ble of top­pling an ex­ist­ing prod­uct from its perch; there may there­fore be months when the 12 prod­ucts fea­tured here don’t change. But this is an ex­clu­sive club, and only tech that is ca­pa­ble of achiev­ing a towering stan­dard of ex­cel­lence gets in.

01 sam­sung galaxy s7/S7 edge

www.sam­ PRICE From £569 Tested T3 255 No mat­ter which phone you choose, you’ll get bril­liant de­sign, a stun­ning screen, a great cam­era and loads more fea­tures. t3 says This year’s pre­mier hand­sets; it’ll be hard to beat this level of per­for­mance.

02 ruark MR 1 mk2­arkau­ PRICE £329.99 Tested T3 267 Ruark’s tiny speak­ers defy au­dio logic, bring­ing mu­sic to life with a swish style. And you won’t need au­dio­phile kit to play your tunes – just fun­nel tracks from a smart­phone or tablet over Blue­tooth. t3 says Per­fect for sim­ple au­dio plea­sures.

03 AP­PLE iPad air 2 www.ap­ PRICE From £379 Tested T3 237 The Air 2 is the fastest, best-look­ing and most fea­ture-packed iPad yet. Start­ing at £399, it’s ex­pen­sive since you’ll want more stor­age, but it’s worth ev­ery penny. t3 says Sleek, solid and a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play – the Air 2 is a plea­sure to use.

04 AKG N40 PRICE £349.99 Tested T3 265 A flag­ship pair of in-ear head­phones that (al­most) ev­ery­one can af­ford? Yes, they’re a thing – AKG’s N40s of­fer all-round au­dio great­ness, thanks to supreme com­fort and su­perb, user-cus­tomis­able sound. t3 says Top in-ears with­out the top price.

05 hisense m5500 PRICE £499 Tested T3 265 Last month’s top-slot TV was £3,500. This month’s is a frac­tion of that, yet still of­fers all the thrills one would look for in a new TV: a strong 4K HDR pic­ture with sup­port­ing stream­ing ser­vices, and good looks. t3 says 4K HDR good­ness on the cheap.

06 ap­ple watch se­ries 2 www.ap­ PRICE From £369 Tested T3 262 Ap­ple has gone to town with its sec­ond­gen Watch, bring­ing in GPS, a bunch of new faces and im­pres­sive wa­ter­proof­ing. t3 says The Se­ries 2 irons out pre­vi­ous is­sues and adds some smart new fea­tures.

07 ROKU 3 PRICE £ 99 Tested T3 240 It seems that no­body can hold a can­dle to the orig­i­nal stream­ing box – the third in­car­na­tion is pow­er­ful, fea­ture-packed and has loads of avail­able con­tent. t3 says The Roku 3 is the best choice for free­dom of en­ter­tain­ment.

08 sam­sung gear fit2 www.sam­ PRICE £169 Tested T3 265 Sam­sung has de­throned the mighty Mi­crosoft with this awe­some fit­ness tracker. It does ev­ery­thing so well that it even ri­vals a full-on sports watch. t3 says Get su­per-fit with the Gear Fit2.

09 DELL XPS 13 PRICE From £999 Tested N/A The best lap­top around, and there’s not an Ap­ple logo in sight. With this fea­turepacked ma­chine, Dell proves it can do more than churn out desk­top com­put­ers. t3 says Fan­tas­tic per­for­mance and build; it’ll serve you well for years to come.

10 ne­tatmo pres­ence­ PRICE £ 249.99 Tested T3 264 This isn’t your typ­i­cal high-street se­cu­rity cam­era. Not only does it look cool, but video qual­ity is stun­ning and it comes with recog­ni­tion tech – so no false phone alerts. t3 says This smart out­door se­cu­rity cam is per­fect for pro­tect­ing your home’s ex­te­rior.

11 Pana­sonic lu­mix GX80 www.pana­ PRICE £549 Tested T3 260 Con­sid­er­ing its rel­a­tively low price tag, the GX80 com­pact sys­tem cam­era punches well about its weight, with in­cred­i­ble im­ages, classy retro looks and su­perb build qual­ity. t3 says The best retro-styled CSC there is.

12 Porsche 718 Boxster S PRICE From £50,695 Tested T3 259 If you want the best con­vert­ible sports car on the mar­ket right now (in the £50K bracket, that is), look no fur­ther than this. t3 says Sum­mer mo­tor­ing at its finest; now all you need is a stylish hat to go with it.

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