T3 May 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.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

in this issue

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AUDIO PRO ADDON LEMON T3+ Audio Pro’s Addon T3+ speaker certainly took some improving. Snappy name aside, it had great sound for a pretty unbeatable price and looked as cute as a button. However, while its audio quality was exceptional, its colour palette was anything but: your options were the ubiquitous black or an unadventurous grey. Fortunately, for those who prefer a speaker with a bit more pizzaz, Audio Pro has just released the limited edition Lemon T3+, which is coloured a zingy lemon inspired by one of Pantone’s two Colours of the Year for 2021, Illuminating Yellow. It’s perfect for chilling by the pool or catching some rays out in the park – particularly thanks to a battery life of up to 30 hours. The audio brand is only making…

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meet the team

JOSH RUSSELL Editor JO GULLIVER Group Art Director ROBERT JONES Ecommerce Editor MATT KOLLAT Staff Writer MICHELLE McLAREN Art Editor PAUL DOUGLAS Content Director DUNCAN BELL Lifestyle Editor MATT EVANS Staff Writer RUSSELL LEWIN Production Editor MATT BOLTON Home Tech Editor SPENCER HART Product & Style Editor RUTH HAMILTON Outdoor & Wellness Editor MEET OUR ADVERTISING TEAM Get in touch to see what T3 can do for your brand! ADVERTISING DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY KATE COLGAN kate.colgan@futurenet.com ACCOUNT DIRECTOR JOSHUA McGONIGLE joshua.mcgonigle@futurenet.com ACCOUNT MANAGER ISABEL LINCOLN-MOORE isabel.lincoln-moore@futurenet.com THE GLOBAL MAGAZINE T3 is currently licensed worldwide, from Australia to Mexico HOW TO LICENSE T3 Interested in publishing a licensed version of T3 in your territory? Please direct enquiries to T3’s Senior Licensing & Syndication Manager, Matt Ellis (matt.ellis@futurenet.com; +44 (0)1225 442244) VISIT T3.COM We’ve overhauled T3.com – the best site for gadget news and reviews now has a great new look and is fully responsive, enabling you to enjoy it on any device.…

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editor’s letter

At the time of writing, the UK is about to celebrate its most archaic tradition. No, not dancing around the maypole or first-past-the-post elections – we’re talking about daylight saving time. Thanks to this absurd convention, we get to enjoy the twin joys of darker winter months and biennial jet lag as the clocks shift. Let’s hold off on modernising the monarchy for now: I’ll settle for a time zone that makes sense. Fortunately, not everything horological feels like it was dreamt up by a colonial viceroy. The recent launch of the OnePlus Watch shows the brand is avowedly springing forward, rather than falling back. With its premium build quality, sleep and fitness tracking and absurd two-week battery life – not to mention its very reasonable price point – this feels…

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1 ONEPLUS 9 PRO • £TBC, oneplus.com OnePlus exists as a company because it aimed to build a new breed of flagship phones. The OnePlus 8 Pro was spectacular enough that it bagged our 2020 Gadget of the Year T3 Award – and now the 9 Pro (and, with it, the more affordable 9) sees the company throwing new technology and impressive partnerships at its handsets and well and truly cementing its place pushing the high end forward. The Pro’s screen is perhaps its greatest asset, marking significant progression in the world of compact OLEDs. The panel, called ‘Fluid Display 2.0’, uses a low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) material. We’ve seen this elsewhere, like in Samsung’s Note 20 Ultra, but never like this. OnePlus can step the screen right down to a 1Hz refresh…

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spring fling florals

1 JOHN LEWIS & PARTNERS RECYCLED TROPICAL SWIM SHORTS If you love Etro’s swim shorts but don’t want to pay over £200 for a pair, slip into these affordable boardies instead, made from earth-kind recycled materials. £40, johnlewis.com 2 BARBOUR LIFESTYLE SUMMER FLORAL PRINT SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT While Barbour is usually known for rugged outdoors clothing, this ditsy print shirt is surprisingly fresh and stylish, and is ideal for those nervous of big, bold prints. £65, next.com 3 ISABEL MARANT MEXIKAH GRANDAD-COLLAR SHIRT The ’70s live on in Isabel Marant’s highly sought-after grandad-collar shirt. Drag it into the modern age by wearing it over a white tee and with chunky sneakers. £215, mrporter.com 4 TED BAKER TOTH LEAF PRINT BOMBER JACKETS We’re cheating slightly as this print is technically more foliage than flora, but it’s so striking, and damn easy…

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the hottest timepieces right now

GRAND SEIKO, SLGH005 ‘WHITE BIRCH’ With a stunning dial inspired by the white birch tree forests near Grand Seiko’s HQ and a revolutionary high-beat movement, this is watchmaking at its finest. £8,500, grand-seiko.com VICTORINOX, ALLIANCE COLLECTION Expertly balancing Swiss design and quality to create a no-fuss watch, the new models in this collection add colour to the mix, making any one an ideal companion for a busy day. £380, victorinox.com TAG HEUER, FORMULA 1 SPECIAL EDITION With a racy carbon fibre-textured dial and eye-catching yellow details, this precision-driven chronograph is the perfect way to show off your love of motorsport. £1,900, tagheuer.com IWC, PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH EDITION ‘TRIBUTE TO 3705’ Honouring the legendary watch from 1994, this new tribute edition replicates the original’s dial design, with a case made of Ceratanium, a dynamic new material. £11,100, iwc.com…