Three top tech gad­gets com­ing to a re­tailer near you soon

Look­ing for an aug­mented re­al­ity head­set, a bud­get phone or a pocket-size cam­era which ex­cels? Tech­nol­ogy ex­pert Adrian Weck­ler has it cov­ered

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MI­CROSOFT Hololens (£2,800)

MI­CROSOFT’S ‘aug­mented re­al­ity’ Hololens is dif­fer­ent from ‘ vir­tual’ re­al­ity head­sets in that you stay in your real world, com­ple­mented by vir­tual lay­ers.

It’s a bit more com­fort­able than ear­lier mod­els, but is largely aimed at industrial and ed­u­ca­tion mar­kets. But with com­pa­nies such as Ap­ple start­ing to hover around aug­mented re­al­ity de­vices, watch this space.

Lu­mix LX15 (£630)

FOR a re­ally, re­ally good com­pact cam­era that fits in your pocket, try Pana­sonic’s new Lu­mix LX15.

It’s a cross between the com­pany’s semi-pro­fes­sional LX100 model and its big zoom TZ100 model, with a cam­era sen­sor close in size to both.

While its 3x zoom (24mm-72mm equiv­a­lent) doesn’t come near the TZ100’S mas­sive 10x zoom, the lens is much, much faster start­ing at a light-lov­ing f1.4.

Moto E2 (£120)

AS bud­get phones go, Moto mod­els ex­cel. The E2 model is a case in point. It has a de­cent 8-megapixel cam­era (and 5-megapixel selfie- cam­era), a 5-inch screen and a bet­ter user in­ter­face than most An­droid phones ( be­cause it’s stock An­droid with­out the an­noy­ing lay­ers). It’s also easy to han­dle and doesn’t feel any­thing like as cheap as its price. The 2,800mah bat­tery is good and out­lasts most ri­vals in its cat­e­gory.

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