Ed­i­tor’s let­ter

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The nights are get­ting dark, and the days are get­ting rainy, so it’s time to hide in­doors and work your way through half of Net­flix. Of course, this presents you with an ex­cel­lent ex­cuse to up­grade your liv­ing room setup to make the most of the lat­est and great AV tech.

Now that 4K is firmly en­trenched, the next big up­grade that makes a gen­uine dif­fer­ence to your view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is Dolby At­mos. If you get a setup that adds height as well as sur­round sound, movies re­ally do be­come a cin­e­matic event, even when you’re at home on your tatty old couch. Our feature on p34 is de­signed to make it easy for you to choose the home cinema up­grades that best suit you.

Else­where, I think smart­watches are go­ing to be a hugely pop­u­lar present this Christ­mas. The Ap­ple Watch Se­ries 4 made a big splash with its new health fea­tures, and even if oth­ers don’t have iden­ti­cal tools, a lot of peo­ple are com­ing round to the ad­van­tage of heart track­ing and health mon­i­tor­ing. We’ve put six of the lat­est-gen­er­a­tion watches to the test (p75), all which have their own ad­van­tages.

This is­sue, we were also de­lighted to go be­hind the scenes to see how De­vialet cre­ated its lux­ury new speaker (p49). The mix of tech know-how and crafts­man­ship in this kind of thing fas­ci­nates me, and I hope you en­joy it too!

Matt Bolton, Ed­i­tor matthew.bolton@fu­turenet.com Tweet me @matthewb­bolton

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