THE GEAR WE’RE LUSTING AFTER
The gear we’re lusting after this month.
Philips Brilliance 492P8 philips.com $TBC
>>> If you want the ultimate productivity setup, Philips has you covered here. This giant display has an ultra-ultra-wide design, with a ratio of 32:9. That means it’s twice as wide as a standard 16:9 widescreen monitor, and comes in at a colossal 49 inches, which means it reaches 5K resolution across (specifically, it’s 5120x1440). Get one of these curved beauties on your desk for effectively a dual-screen setup in a single neat package, with connections over DisplayPort, HDMI, USB-C and HDMI. It’s due out later this year, and looks fantastic.
Apple Space Gray Magic accessories
apple.com From $99
The iMac Pro’s super-cool Space Gray finish isn’t unique to that machine (MacBooks already came in it), but it was the first Mac to include Space Gray accessories. Apple has now made them available to buy separately, so you can deck out a docked MacBook Pro with them, or just grab them because they’re extremely cool. The downside is that they cost more than the silver version for some reason: the Magic Keyboard is $149, the Magic Trackpad 2 is $149, and the Magic Mouse 2 is $99 — all $20 more than the silver version.
Audeze Mobius audeze.com $399
These are the first wireless headphones to use planar magnetic driver technology (which offers clearer and more controlled sound than the dynamic driver tech almost all other headphones use), but they’re advanced in lots of other ways too. Built-in audio processing calibrates their sound for the shape of your head, and can create immersive 3D audio that emulates the open space of a room, rather than the closed-in feeling of headphones. They can be plugged in over USB-C too, as well as wireless and 3.5mm jack support.
Moment Anamorphic Lens shopmoment.com $150
>>> Take shooting video on your iPhone to the next level by adding movie-style perspective. Anamorphic lenses capture a wide view, but with the tight focus of a telephoto lens. They’re key to the epic scale movies have, and let you grab dramatic horizontal lens flare. The image captured is so wide it actually needs correcting, but Moment’s app will do that live while you’re shooting. It’s going to mean lots more amazing iPhone-based projects — Steven Soderbergh shot his film Unsane using an iPhone 7 and Moment lenses. This lens’ Kickstarter finished successfully, for a June release date.