As we started to approach the end of 2017, we knew we were going to be overloaded with smart home speakers. Everyone had the same idea: ‘if the original Echo wasn’t very good at playing music, let’s do one that is!’
So here we are, inundated with audio companies adding Alexa into wireless speakers, and Amazon adding beefier drives into its new Echo line-up. How the hell are we ever going to sort the wheat from chaff? In a giant show-down, obviously – all the best, smartest options in one place. And that place is p42. Whatever your priority, whether it’s smart home control or audio quality, we’ve got the pick for you.
We’re big fans of ebikes here on T3, but we tend to focus on them for commuters or other town/city rides. What about when you get out into the country (and mud) – do they still have the advantage over a classic bike? We had a race to find out, and you can see what happened on p96.
One trend I’ve been loving is the arrival of more compact, affordable pro-level home cinema gear. The Dolby Atmos speaker set on p114 and laser 4K projector on p115 are both astonishingly good bits of kit that would have cost five times as much for an equivalent experience not even a year ago, and would have fit in few houses. Now almost anyone can enjoy them – it’s really exciting!