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.

best smart­phone

01 sam­sung galaxy s8/S8+ sam­ 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.


02 Ed­i­fier Luna Eclipse

ed­i­ 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.

best tablet

03 APLE ipad Pro ap­ 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.

best head­phones

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.

best TV

05 hisense m5500 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.

best smart­watch

06 ap­ple watch se­ries 2 ap­ 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 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 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.

best Lap­top

09 Mi­crosoft Sur­face Book with Per­for­mance Base mi­crosoft­ 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 ne­ 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 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.

best au­to­mo­tive

12 Porsche 718 Boxster S 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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