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 s8/S8+ samsung.com PRICE From £689 Tested T3 269 The S8 is a leap forward for phones. It looks amazing, runs like a dream, and is packed with fantastic features. t3 says A stunning design, powerful, gorgeous screen… Samsung nailed it.
best HOM E AUDIO
02 Edifier Luna Eclipse
edifier.com PRICE £149.99 Tested T3 271 Slim, with a cool curvy design and vibrant piano finishes, these wireless bookshelf speakers produce a rich and precise sound that beats competition twice their price. t3 says Cool design, impeccable audio.
03 APLE ipad Pro apple.com/uk PRICE From £619 Tested T3 271 Both the 10.5- and 12.9-inch models offer a stunning 120Hz HDR screen, with laptop-beating processing power, and the best mobile sketching tool in Apple Pencil. t3 says A near-faultless tablet that can be a true laptop replacement with iOS 11.
04 AKG N40 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 hisense.co.uk PRICE £499 Tested T3 265 Our previous top-slot TV was £3,500. This model 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 apple.com/uk PRICE From £369 Tested T3 262 Apple has gone to town with its second-gen 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.
best TV streamer
07 RO KU 3 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.
best FITN ESS tracker
08 samsung gear fit2 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 Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base microsoftstore.com PRICE From £2,249 Tested T3 270 Fast for a 13-incher, has killer battery life, and a super screen that’s also a tablet. t3 says Awesomely powerful and flexible.
best connec ted home
10 netatmo presence 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.
best CAM ERA
11 Panasonic lumix GX80 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 porsche.com/uk PRICE From £53,714 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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To read more detailed reviews of these gadgets and lots more amazing tech, visit our website at t3.com