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Stuff UK February 2018

Stuff inspires and nurtures a passion for gadgets. We make them look amazing and explain in a fast, confident and unfalteringly entertaining way how they will enhance our readers’ lives. Stuff is a celebration of the new, the innovative, the shiny and the cool. It’s pure gadget joy.

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Kelsey Publishing Group
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It’s happening again. As I write this letter to you, Christmas is but a week away and I’m full to the brim with festive cheer. Well, that and mince pies, spiced ales, cranberry-infused cheeses and all the good stuff that comes around this time of year. By the time you read this, things are gonna be very different. The next time I see my gran she won’t be chirping on about how nice it is to see me. She’ll be prodding at my belly and asking me, “What kind of food do you eat up in London?” Yep. Something has to change, so I’ve done my research in advance. That’s why this month’s mag goes big on the best fitness trackers and smartwatches to keep you in shape, whether your New Year’s…

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our month

I FOUND SOME VEHICULAR VA-VA-VOOM Baguettes. Thierry Henry. The pencil sharpener. France has given us many good things, but the Alpine A110 beats them all. Renault has now resurrected its old performance brand with a focus on seriously clever weight reduction instead of hefty hybrid engines or electric motors. The resulting two-seater weighs so little you’ll want to tie it down on windy days, and is brilliant fun to throw around corners. Good luck finding anything better for less cash. Tom Morgan, Reviews Editor I WENT GREEN IN AMSTERDAM It’s not what you think. Instead of flying over to the Netherlands’ capital city I got the Eurostar instead, and it was a total revelation. Aside from planet-saving niceties, the trip cost the same as a ticket to Heathrow, and saved me a load of…

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roofless finishing

Fossil-fuel cars have just taken another step towards endangered species status, after Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s new open-top electric champion. The Roadster has some terrifying numbers that dwarf anything produced by pure petrol power. Top speed? Over 250mph, delivered by one motor up front and a further two in the rear. 0-60? A ridiculous 1.9 secs, thanks to all-wheel drive. And all that grunt won’t come at the expense of range either: a 200kWh battery pack will be good for up to 620 miles between top-ups. Tesla reckons it’s the fastest production car in the world, although given that it hasn’t built any yet that’s not strictly true. If the Roadster can live up to the lofty claims, though, it’ll be quicker than million-pound hypercars from the likes of Porsche,…

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we’d be honored

Travel back in time 10 years and tell someone that £500 is considered cheap for a smartphone in 2018 – they’ll probably have a mild heart attack. Still, there’s no disputing the Honor View 10’s bargain potential. This 5.99in-screened flagship borrows a fair whack of tech from parent company Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Here you get a metal frame instead of glass, and it’s an LCD screen rather than an in-vogue OLED type. But those all-important super-skinny bezels are present, a Kirin 970 CPU delivers plenty of power, and Android 8 Oreo is on board too. Throw in a 3750mAh battery, Honor’s distinctive colours and a real-life headphone jack, and you’ve got an eye-catching phablet that wouldn’t feel at all embarrassed about showing its spec sheet to a Samsung Galaxy…

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cash and karaoke

“We built this city, we built this city on sausage rolls.” You could make an argument that such a song deserves to exist, but as far as we know the Greggs glam rock band remains but a daydream. These are, though, the words a lot of people apparently belt out whenever the big-hitting chorus kicks in. With Cotodama’s Lyric Speaker in your living room, you’ll never mess up the words again. Launched last year in Japan, its translucent screen displays the lyrics to a song as you’re listening to it, thanks to a Wi-Fi hook-up to the iOS/Android app. Fonts and animations are automatically selected based on the mood and tempo of the melody. It won’t work for every song ever written, but the Lyric Speaker draws on Japanese company…

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enter the (snap)dragon

If you spend every day sitting in front of a Windows 10 laptop, we hope there’s more excitement elsewhere in your life. If not, you might at least pick up HP’s new Snapdragon 835-powered Envy x2 hybrid. Qualcomm’s silicon might usually show up in smartphones, but HP reckons this super slab has the grunt to run Windows 10 S – or Windows 10 Pro if you want to upgrade later – and give you up to 20 hours of fun between charges. All this sits behind a 12.3in 1920x1280 touchscreen, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of on-board storage, making it a potent work machine when paired with the detachable keyboard. Watch out, iPad Pro, there’s a new kid in town. As hot as… a fire-breathing processor £999 / stuff.tv/Envyx2…