T3 June 2021

Our writers are as passionate about gadgets as you are, and this is reflected in insightful articles that cover every aspect of technology. In the Hype section, you'll read about cutting-edge launches; tech that truly has the 'wow' factor. Each month, Agenda recommends seven adventures that you can have with tech right now – everything from filming extreme sports on your GoPro action camera to taking a flight on a jetpack! Select is where we review the latest and greatest new products, from hardware to games and apps. And Elite is the ultimate tech buyer's guide – your first port of call if you're looking to buy something new for yourself or your home. Please Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.

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sony srs-xp700

It’s been so long since most of us have been to a party that it’s almost impossible to imagine now. Did we really used to gather indoors, eating well-fingered nibbles and drinking booze that had sat uncovered within breathing distance of our wheeziest acquaintances? But before too long we’ll be able to party heartily once more and, if you really want to raise the roof, the Sony SRS-XP700 may just be the speaker for you. Not only do its non-circular diaphragms maximise driver surface area (and therefore sound), its front and rear tweeters spread your tunes in every direction. It’s easy to connect to, offering Bluetooth Stereo Mini Jack and USB or, if you fancy more of a live vibe, you can even plug in a guitar or mic. And…

2 Min
editor’s letter

It’s remarkable how flexible human beings are. I don’t mean physically – anyone who’s witnessed me at yoga knows I’m about as bendable as a concrete paperclip. But as lockdowns have eased in the last six weeks, it’s made it clear how acclimatised we’d become to living out of the same few rooms. A socially distanced drink in a beer garden has felt like sheer Great-Gatsby-esque excess. And the same is true of the gadget industry as it has sprung back into life. While last year technovores had to graze on the sparse resources available, now we’re immersed in a fecund ecosystem with almost too many delights to keep track of. Not only have we had Apple upending a cornucopia of M1-powered devices, we’ve also had jam-packed launches from OnePlus and…

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1. iPAD PRO M1 From £749, apple.com/uk How Pro can you go? Turns out the answer is ‘pretty pro’, particularly if you’re Apple on a new product rampage. More on the rest in the next few Horizon entries, because basically everything in Apple’s spring launch event was pretty cool (even the new purple-hued iPhone variety) but it’s the iPad Pro that really shines. Apple has now brought the best version of its lauded M1 chip – the same eight-core CPU, eight-core GPU processor at the heart of the 2020 spin of the MacBook Pro – to something other than a Mac, and completely overhauled our expectations for what a high-end iPad should be in the process. The company claims the M1 in the new iPad Pro bumps its processing performance up 50% from…

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punchy pastels

1. ALTEA BAKER CAMPCOLLAR LINEN SHIRT If you want sunshine in a top, you got it with Altea’s all-but-sold-out retro camp collar shirt. Wear it with wide leg trousers and vintage shades. £127, thread.com 2. BIRDWELL LOOPBACK COTTON JERSEY SWEATSHIRT Ease yourself gently into pastels with Birdwell’s super-soft, midweight, palest pink sweater. Ideal for throwing on to stay toasty while sipping a sundowner. £70, mrporter.com 3. PAUL SMITH SLIMFIT UNSTRUCTURED LINEN SUIT JACKET Summer date nights, sorted. You’ll never go wrong with a powder blue Paul Smith jacket, and this linen version will keep you cool while looking sharp. £570, paulsmith.com/uk 4. EDWIN SPINNED YARN T-SHIRT Jeans maker Edwin also does a mean line in tees, including this Maruwa cotton jersey number. As a heavier weight t-shirt, it hangs in the most flattering way. £80, edwin-europe.com 5. Y-3 DRAWSTRING SHORTS Breathable, soft and…

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the hottest timepieces right now

BELL & ROSS, BR 03-92 DIVER RED BRONZE Available in a limited edition of 999, the Red Bronze sports a deep-sea diver’s helmet engraved on the caseback. It’s full of character, designed for the gentleman adventurer. £3,800, bellross.com RADO, CAPTAIN COOK CERAMIC For the first time, Rado’s Captain Cook will be available in the material the brand is best known for and is a pioneer of – high-tech ceramic. It’s perfect for the modern-day explorer. £TBC, rado.com BLANCPAIN, FIFTY FATHOMS NO RAD TRIBUTE Blancpain is reinterpreting one of its most iconic timepieces with a limited 500-piece series. The watch originally became famous in the mid-’60s for including the ‘no radiations’ logo. £11,800, blancpain.com HAMILTON, INTRA-MATIC CHRONOGRAPH H Rekindling a golden age of watches with the return of a hand-wound chronograph. Inspired by 1968 models, it’ll appeal to those who like…

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money no object

We all have a lot of living to make up for this summer, and if you’re planning on packing in the day trips, overnighters and long weekenders, you’ll need something to carry all your essential gear. Serapian’s fully lined, two-way zip fastening backpack is the one we’d choose. It’s casual yet smart, roomy (17 litres) yet compact enough to not feel cumbersome, and offers enough interior compartments and pockets to stash personal items and keep valuables away from prying eyes. If you’re dabbling with some work too, there’s a dedicated sleeve for your laptop, plus there are four card slots, two smartphone pockets (we’d chuck a portable charger in one), a pen holder, and a secret zipped pocket. In terms of materials, Serapian’s luxury backpack is crafted with a natural…