TECH THAT...

A ROUND-UP OF THE LAT­EST NEWS IN THE DIG­I­TAL WORLD

Llanelli Star - - TECH NOW -

TESLA MODEL 3 ON SALE… AT LAST

SOME pa­tient cus­tomers have been wait­ing for this news for three years.

The “af­ford­able” Tesla, the Model 3, is fi­nally about to start ship­ping to cus­tomers in the UK.

The car was re­vealed back in 2016, and be­gan ship­ping to cus­tomers in the US in the sec­ond half of 2017.

The launch was a spec­tac­u­lar success, with more than 300,000 or­ders be­ing taken within the first week af­ter the car was an­nounced.

How­ever, some pro­duc­tion is­sues have seen de­lays to de­liv­er­ies, with the Euro­pean launch com­ing much later than hoped.

The base model of the car costs £38,900 in the UK – quite a bit more than the $35,000 that was said to be the tar­get price at launch.

But Tesla says when you fac­tor in the fuel sav­ings of £9,500, you’re ac­tu­ally look­ing at pay­ing around £30k. That doesn’t seem to fac­tor in the cost of charg­ing the car which, un­like the more ex­pen­sive Model S and Model M, will have to be paid for by Model 3 own­ers.

If you want Tesla’s “Full Self­Driv­ing Ca­pa­bil­ity” on your Model 3, you’ll also need to stump up an ex­tra £4,900.

URBANEARS GOES MO­BILE

FASH­ION­ABLE Scan­di­na­vian head­phone maker Urbanears has also been mak­ing nice blue­tooth speak­ers for a while.

But this week the com­pany an­nounced it’s ex­pand­ing its range still fur­ther with a new bat­tery-pow­ered speaker that will go any­where.

And very nice it is too.

The Rålis speaker fea­tures Blue­tooth 5 for rock solid con­nec­tions up to 30 feet away, and an im­pres­sive 20-plus hours of play­ing time on one charge.

You can also use it as a power bank to charge your de­vices via the built-in USB port.

For use at home you can plug in, of course, and there’s an AUX-in con­nec­tion in case you want to plug a sound-source in.

The com­plete so­lu­tion re­ally, and pos­si­bly the only speaker you’ll need. It costs £169 from urbanears. com, and comes in blue, red or grey.

The Tesla Model 3

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.