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T3 Australia Issue 187

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Australia's favourite tech mag, packed with the hottest kit, latest reviews, and in-depth features. Whether you're looking to make a purchase or just read about the latest developments in tech, T3 is an essential read. Our motto is 'Life's better with T3', and we genuinely believe that.

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Future Publishing Ltd
13 Issues

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1 min.

MAKE YOUR MOVE Fancy a round of chess on the go? Square Off’s rechargeable battery should be good for around 30 games. The board even comes with a neat stand for your smartphone, so you can easily keep an eye on the app SQUARE OFF The internet has revolutionised how we engage in our favourite board games, enabling us to play Scrabble, Carcassonne and so on with loved ones halfway across the globe, even while sat on the toilet. But online chess has never quite cut it, lacking the thrill that comes from brooding over a real-life chequerboard like Field Marshal Montgomery planning his next battle strategy. Recognising this, a company called InfiVention has developed a gadget called Square Off. Pairing with your smart device, it lets you lock horns with absent pals…

1 min.
editor’s letter

My own smart home began with a small Google Home speaker. The little JBL Link 10 punches well above its weight for audio punch, and the first month we were together was quite a treat as the great Google algorithm in the sky learned all about my musical tastes and daily movements. Lil JBL has since been supplanted by a big’n’thumpy Google Home Max and that easily fills the lounge room with neighbour-jangling beats – which are now more precisely aligned with what I like to listen to now that Google has me all figured out. The JBL now sits in the bathroom so it can tell me the news headlines and weather report while I brush my teeth. It’s a noble task and the machine has never complained. It’s surface…

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t3 ’s mission

T3’s mission is to help you find the best products for every area of your tech lifestyle. From traditional gadget buys like phones and TVs to connected home security and sports sensors, if it can make your life better, we’re here to make sure you get the right one for you. The products we feature are chosen by our expert writers, with years of experience in their key areas. We wouldn’t recommend something we wouldn’t be happy to live with ourselves – the tat is filtered out long before we print a page. This goes for reviews too – you won’t us wasting your time with products you don’t need to know about. More than that, our aim is to make sure you get the most out of the things you buy,…

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1 NISSAN LEAF E+ 3.ZERO From $TBA, nissan.com.au While Tesla gets all the news, Nissan has been refining its Leaf EV for many years now. It’s been relatively popular overseas, and will be coming to Australia soon according to Nissan’s Australian office. While we’ll be getting the 2018 second-gen model initially, Europe is already looking at the new enhanced version, which we hope follows soon to Australia. There are two brand-new editions, the 3.ZERO and the e+ 3.ZERO. Okay, so the cheaper 3.ZERO doesn’t differ too much from last year’s car: the main developments include a larger, eight-inch infotainment screen that offers Tesla-esque door-to-door navigation, plus some new colour choices including two-tone options. The higher-end e+ 3.ZERO represents a sizeable upgrade, primarily because it contains a 62kWh battery, as opposed to the 2018…

3 min.
a smarter bike setup

THE READER Olivia Aarens After a long break from cycling, Olivia is dusting off her drop-handlebar road bike for commuting and weekend rides, but she needs a little help to make the ride easier. THE EXPERT Nick Odantzis T3’s two wheeled know-it-all, Nick commutes by bike, is a regular club rider and is obsessive about the latest cycling gear. His mindset: there’s no bad ride, just a bad setup. 1 EXPOSURE LIGHTS The best way to keep yourself seen by other road users at night, and indeed in the day, is a smart set of front and rear lights. Exposure’s party piece in its lighting range is the Blaze Mk3 with ReAKT and Peleton rear light, which automatically adjusts its brightness according to its surroundings, flaring like a brake light when you slow down or dimming when…

1 min.
easy ways to feel healthier

NUTRI NINJA BLENDER WITH AUTO-IQ Ensure you eat plenty of fruit and veg by blending them into a nutrient-packed smoothie. This blender from Ninja promises to extract all of the vitamins from your ingredients. A 1,000-watt motor and patented Pro Extractor Blades promise no more lumps, no more waste. $149, ninjakitchen.com PHILIPS SOMNEO SLEEP AND WAKE UP LIGHT For a better night’s sleep, upgrade your lighting. The Philips Somneo has a wind-down function that uses light, sound and breathing techniques to help you sleep. It gradually wakes you up by bathing your bedroom in warm light. $450, philips.com.au OZMO ACTIVE SMART BOTTLE Stay hydrated with the Ozmo Smart Bottle, which tracks your water and coffee consumption. LED lights show how hydrated you are, and vibrations remind you to drink up. The bottle also syncs with your fitness…