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Stuff UK May 2019

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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1 min.
welcome

In the last couple of years, the world has fallen head over heels for headphones. It used to be that noise-cancellers were the sole preserve of hardcore business travellers and their exclusive Boses, but now it seems most people find them as essential as their phones for getting through the daily commute. So this month we’ve created our ultimate headphone buying guide: whether you’re after in-ears or on-ears, wireless fitness buds or even a gaming headset, we’ll help you find your perfect pair We’ve also gone green in this issue, and compiled an eco-gadget special dedicated to the best in ethical and sustainable tech. As we all become more aware of where our devices are coming from and the impact they have on the planet, it’s great to see products like…

2 min.
our month

I CONJURED MUSIC OUT OF THIN AIR You may have reached for your woollen mitts during the recent cold snap, but my left hand was adorned with something more sophisticated: the Micro:bit Mini.Mu. It’s a craft kit for kids that includes felt, croc clips and some other bits you need for making a glove. Not just any glove, though: one you can code to make music with an app. I know it’s not cool, but can you program your fingers to play The Entertainer when you wave? Natalya Paul, Online Editor I DABBLED WITH A 3D PHONE IN CALIFORNIA Glasses-free 3D – wasn’t that a thing Nintendo did back in 2011? Well, Rokit, the headline sponsor of the Williams F1 team, is attempting to bring it back with the launch of its iO Pro…

6 min.
hot stuff

HOT FOUR #1 SNAPPILY EVER AFTER Huawei P30 Pro Apparently Huawei’s P30 Pro can make phone calls. Not that you’ll have much time for such archaic activities with this octa-core Kirin 980-powered monster in your hand. The teardrop notch and in-screen fingerprint sensor mean a 6.47in 2340x1080 OLED almost entirely covers the front of the Pro, but it’s round the back where most of the magic happens, with a whole range of AI-assisted cameras. There’s a 40MP f/1.6 sensor with ultra-wide-angle lens, a 20MP f/2.2 wide-angle, an 8MP job with 5x optical periscope zoom, plus a clever depth-sensing time-of-flight sensor. That 40MP main camera uses SuperSpectrum tech for better capturing of light in the darkness, plus you can shoot video with two different sensors simultaneously, offering footage from close up and zoomed out at…

6 min.
virtually brand new

$399 / oculus.com The original Oculus Rift headset might have sparked the virtual reality revolution, but it’s beginning to show its advancing years. Step forward the Rift S, which, while not exactly the Oculus Rift 2.0, does a lot more than give the old model a fresh coat of paint. • It’s very sensor-ble For our money, the Rift S’s true killer feature is the integration of five room-tracking sensors into the headset itself. That means no need to dig out the tape measure, drill, wall plugs and cable ties to install a bunch of sensors in your living room. Now you get full-fat room-tracking right out of the box. Mind, as with the original, you’ll still need to tether up a beefy PC. • It opens doors Nothing scuppers the illusion of VR like…

1 min.
teufel x rosenthal

HG Wells called – he wants his aliens back. Very observant, but don’t pretend Tom Cruise didn’t introduce you to War of the Worlds. Anyway, these floor-standing speakers aren’t the result of a unique collaboration between Earth and Mars; they’re the work of Berlin-based audio experts Teufel and Bavarian porcelain pros Rosenthal. Standing almost exactly a metre tall, the stereo pair is apparently the first ever Wi-Fi speaker system to be made from porcelain. Isn’t porcelain what they make lavs out of? Good luck finding an Armitage Shanks that sounds this good. They might look a bit like two massive AirPods propped up on plastic canes, but the teardrop shape of the enclosures minimises distortion and interference, while the hollow tail ensures you get nice deep bass. The oomph is provided by a…

1 min.
5 apple bites

#1 APPLE TV+ Apple’s answer to Netflix and Amazon Prime will give subscribers exclusive, original films and TV shows from some of the biggest names in the business – including Steven Spielberg, JJ Abrams and, er, Snoopy. #2 APPLE TV APP As well as renting or buying movies and TV shows like before, the new Apple TV app will also let you subscribe to individual channels. The US offering includes heavy hitters such as HBO and Showtime. #3 APPLE NEWS+ Apple already tried to reinvent magazines once and failed, but its News app has been surprisingly popular. News+ will offer access to mags and papers for $9.99 a month. Expect animated covers, interactive layouts and access to back issues. #4 APPLE ARCADE Arcade will offer more than 100 new and exclusive iOS games for a monthly fee.…