Introducing The Elite…
Welcome to T3’ s outfitting service, home of the 12 best gadgets in the world today
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.samsung.com 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 mk2 www.ruarkaudio.com 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.apple.com/uk 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 www.uk.akg.com 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 www.hi-sense.co.uk 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.apple.com/uk 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 www.roku.com 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.samsung.com 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 www.dell.com 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 www.netatmo.com 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.panasonic.co.uk 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 www.porsche.com/uk 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.