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T3 Australia Issue 196

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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

in this issue

1 min.
editor’s letter

A sigh is rolling across the whole world. Not of satisfaction, resulting from a sustained binge of Christmas holiday pleasures and Netflix. Neither is it a sigh of wonder, as we collectively soak ourselves in the next-gen graphics of our newly acquired consoles. No, ’tis simply a sigh of relief: 2020’s over. Without a doubt, the year that was has been tough on us all, with a life-altering pandemic, a once-in-a-generation shift in working patterns and the retail scene changing, possibly irrevocably. However, we’re hopefully entering a brighter year. Not only should our most vulnerable loved ones soon receive a vaccine (a real miracle, so please do your bit and get yours as soon as it’s your turn) but it’s a chance to start looking to the future once again. And whether…

1 min.
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,…

9 min.

1 RAZER BOOK 13 From $2,199, razer.com Did you miss it? Razer’s slow creep into the non-gaming market has been, if you’ll forgive the pun, something of a stealth move. The Blade line of laptops does all the big flashy gamer stuff, such as the Blade Stealth, but it’s seen entries like the Studio Edition emerge on the side, dishing up high-powered hardware for creatives in a Mac-ish silver shell. Thus far, though, the company’s non game-oriented laptops have always tended towards the very highest end. With the Razer Book 13 comes a laptop for the rest of us, one with its sights firmly focused on matching, or even bettering, Dell’s revered XPS 13. It has the look, with a super-compact shell and slim bezels on all four sides of the screen. It’s…

1 min.
hit the right notes

1 RICHARD JAMES AQUA AROMATICA BLACK VANILLA Headily complex and seductive, with the vanilla accord melding with precious woods for a warm touch. A little will go a long way. $180, richard-james.com 2 DUNHILL SIGNATURE COLLECTION VALENSOLE LAVENDER Warm notes of saffron, nutmeg, sage and amber pair beautifully with the classic lavender to provide a versatile winter scent. $230, fragrantica.com 3 MAISON SYBARITE AMBER GAZE The first-ever water-based fine fragrance, this new subtle oriental scent smells amazing and is sustainable, with no ethyl alcohol, parabens, phthalates or silicones. $300, maison-sybarite.com 4 IKON 807 Formulated with natural, vegan and responsibly sourced ingredients, perfectly balanced for gender-neutral notes. $110, fragrantica.com 5 THE NUE CO FOREST LUNGS How about a scent which does more than just smell nice? Forest Lungs replicates compounds emitted by trees scientifically proven to ease stress and anxiety. $145, thenueco.com IMAGE SOURCE: RICHARD JAMES,…

1 min.
money no object

We admit this might be a little niche, but if you’re a Leica-owning photographer who spends their weekends photographing polar bears or climbing mountains, this is undoubtedly the jacket for you. It’s designed to be worn in extreme weather, but also has deep pockets to house your camera body and lens, plus extra compartments for SD cards, spare batteries, and other accessories. The jacket offers a hard-wearing Cordura shell, high-frequency seam sealing to keep drafts out, and 800-fill European goose down to keep you toasty. A graphene lining provides “revolutionary heat regulation” right down to -25C. It’s also antimicrobial, anti-UV and anti-radiation, and reduces humidity. The design and location of the pockets are intended to protect your camera and its batteries from the cold, using your body heat to prevent damage. Some…

1 min.
workout recovery gear

UA RECOVER LEGACY TROUSERS The fabric inside the UA Recover Legacy Trousers is said to return infrared energy to your body, helping you recover from runs faster. The tapered leg fit also helps keep the warmth in. The zipped back pocket is a bonus. $120, underarmour.com.au ASICS GT-2000 RUNNING SHOES The ASICS GT-2000 series has been going on for a while: 30 years to be precise. These running shoes are perfect for recovery and combine lightweight cushioning with optimal underfoot support. The GT-2000 uses the latest FlyteFoam and Gel technology to put a spring in your stride at every step. $150, asics.com ADIDAS REFLECTIVE LONG-SLEEVE TOP No need to abandon running when the weather gets cold, as long as you are wearing the right type of clothing. The Adidas Reflective Long-Sleeve Top uses the moisture-wicking ‘Aeroready’ technology…