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The gear we’re lust­ing af­ter, in­clud­ing some se­ri­ously sexy speak­ers.

Klip­sch The Sixes klip­ $799.99

>>> It’s time to put some se­ri­ously ’70s hi-fi style back in your life. This audio sys­tem com­bines to­tally mod­ern tech with a wood fin­ish and brassy metal de­tails with proper phys­i­cal con­trols, in­clud­ing some retro switches you won’t be able to stop play­ing with. These speak­ers are ac­tive, mean­ing you don’t need an amp to power them — just plug in any­thing from your Mac to your record player (they have a phono pre-amp). They even have Blue­tooth for wire­less play­back. And of course, they sound ab­so­lutely in­cred­i­ble.

LIFX Beam $199.99

>>> Mod­u­lar smart lights are get­ting to be a big thing, and we’re dig­ging the min­i­mal­ism of this set. The kit con­tains six strips and a cor­ner piece, so you can cre­ate an L-shaped strip of light that high­lights your home, in­stead of be­ing a big cen­ter­piece. Each beam has 10 color zones, so you can get great smooth gra­di­ents of hues across the whole thing. They in­te­grate with HomeKit, Ama­zon Alexa, Google As­sis­tant, and tons of other smart home prod­ucts, too — or are sim­ply con­trolled from the LIFX app.

Dell Ul­traSharp 32 8K Mon­i­tor UP3218K $4,999.99

>>> We’ve had 5K mon­i­tors for years now – it must be time for an­other up­grade. This gi­ant 31.5-inch dis­play from Dell has a res­o­lu­tion of 7680x4320 – al­most four times the num­ber of pix­els in the iMac 4K’s screen. That’s 33 mil­lion pix­els. Now, it doesn’t tech­ni­cally work with Macs at the mo­ment, be­cause… well, it’s ridicu­lous. But that hasn’t stopped us drool­ing over the amaz­ing lev­els of de­tail you get edit­ing photos on it. We have high hopes the next Mac Pro will be an 8K mon­ster.

Light­house AI $299+sub­scrip­tion

>>> This smart home cam­era brings AI to video se­cu­rity. For a start, it’s bet­ter than older cam­eras at pick­ing out things you need to know — it won’t mis­take a sud­den change in light­ing as move­ment and send you a false alarm. It also has ex­cel­lent fa­cial recog­ni­tion, two-way com­mu­ni­ca­tion, night vi­sion, and a full HD sen­sor. The re­ally neat part is that you can get in­for­ma­tion from it by just ask­ing it — ei­ther us­ing your voice, or by typ­ing it in: “Let me know when Ellen gets home to­day” will get you a no­ti­fi­ca­tion. “Did you see David to­day between 10am and 1pm?” will search for a clip. It’s ge­nius.

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