Stuff UK April 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.

United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
USD 6.87
USD 33.01
12 Números

en este número

1 min.

For the past 12 years, phones have grown larger, added a ridiculous number of cameras and offered ever more screen space. But, somewhat boringly, they’ve remained basically the same since the original iPhone. Thankfully, this has all changed for 2019 with the announcement of several foldable phones, whose bendy displays open out to turn them into tablet-sized devices. These properly new phones were undoubtedly the stars of the show at this year’s Mobile World Congress, but at around £2000 each they’re also ridiculously expensive. Luckily there were still loads of fantastic traditional phones unveiled that will be here in a matter of weeks. We swiped, stroked and selfied with them all in Barcelona to help you decide which one deserves a place in your pocket. Plus, you don’t even need to…

3 min.
our month

I GOT MY HANDS ON HUAWEI’S FOLDING PHONE Never have I seen a mere smartphone treated with the same reverence as the Mona Lisa. So when Huawei gave me a one-on-one session with the Mate X, the tablet-smartphone hybrid that folds in the middle of the OLED screen, there were three people with me in a tiny meeting room at Mobile World Congress, all watching me like I was a very dangerous person. One rule: don’t actually fold it. Which, it turned out, was too much of an ask for me. Whoops. Natalya Paul, Online Editor THE HOT FIVE p8 I SHOWED THE WORLD HOW BAD I AM AT TETRIS I’ve spent every free second of the last month playing the best battle royale game. I’m not referring to the game your nephew is banned…

8 min.
hot stuff

HOT FIVE #1 FOLDING STUFF Huawei Mate X It’s strange to think that, just a few months ago, there were no foldable phones. Now the chuffing things are everywhere: already there are nearly half as many foldable phones are there were members of S Club 7 at full strength. But while new technology is always exciting, the first round of devices to make use of it are traditionally a bit rubbish. And that may yet prove to be the case with Huawei’s Mate X, very much the hottest gadget of this year’s Mobile World Congress. Essentially, the Mate X is a dual-screened smartphone – edge-to-edge 6.6in on the front and 6.38in on the back – and can be folded outwards at the press of a button, turning it into a 5.4mm, 8in Android…

3 min.
f-ing fast, f-ing smart

£17,990 / If Tesla is undisputed king of the all-electric car, Zero is the equivalent when it comes to all things two-wheeled. And it’s just unveiled its most attention-grabbing bike yet: the SR/F, on sale this spring. Just how special is it? Let us count the ways… • Two wheels rad Thanks to the buttock-clenching acceleration that became a Tesla hallmark, the world knows that battery-based vehicles can move. In fact, with no gears to move up through, they supply power and torque far more quickly than their petrol-powered cousins. With one twist of its throttle, the SR/F delivers 140lb/ft of torque and 110bhp – a combination that will have you tearing effortlessly through the streets. That much oomph supplied that quickly could prove troublesome on a slick road, so Zero has…

3 min.
sony wena wrist pro

from £349 / A watch strap without a watch? Now I’ve seen everything. Have you, though? Because unless you’ve seen a tap-dancing badger or Piers Morgan display an iota of self-awareness, you’ve still got at least one other thing left to tick off. And when you stop and think about it, Sony’s Wena Wrist Pro isn’t such an absurd idea anyway. Imagine you’ve already spent the cost of a small car on a fancy Swiss watch. Chances are you’re not going to have much interest in anything made by Apple, Samsung and co, no matter how clever they claim to be. Sony’s smart strap offers that functionality but allows you to keep your existing tick-tocker. So how do I marry them up? The stainless steel band has 18mm, 20mm and 22mm lug attachments…

1 min.
drop everything & download

When was the last time you took a Live Photo on your iPhone that wasn’t an accident? Probably never, right? In the three years since Apple introduced the gif-like feature to the iOS camera app, no one seems to have worked out what it’s for – until now. Spectre uses a combination of Live Photos and AI-based image stabilisation to shoot long-exposure shots without the need for a tripod (as long as you have an iPhone 8 or newer). Rather than taking one shot, it stitches hundreds together and creates a single frame that can be tweaked using the phone’s Live Photo editor. You can even use it to erase movement from your shots, so you can recreate that scene from the start of 28 Days Later.…