T3 January 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.

Country:
United Kingdom
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English
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Future Publishing Ltd
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Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
razer hammerhead true wireless pro

Non-headphone brands releasing their own take on true wireless buds has become so commonplace these days that you need to be doing something truly remarkable to stand out. So what has elite gaming brand Razer done with its new Hammerhead True Wireless Pro to so pique our curiosity? Is it its intuitive touch controls and remappable touch gestures? Nope. Its snazzy gamer-baiting design? Hah, not quite. Advanced hybrid active noise cancellation, which packs two external and two internal mics to serve up first-class sound nullification? Close but no cigar. Even the impressive total 20-hour battery life offered with its case wasn’t what finally clinched it for us. No, what won us over was its THX-certified 20Hz – 20kHz frequency response, offering truly cinematic sound whether you’re gaming or streaming. Coupled…

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2 min
editor’s letter

As we speak, a sigh is rolling across the whole world. Not of satisfaction, resulting from a sustained binge of nuts, nog 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 high street changing, possibly irrevocably. Closer to home, T3 recently lost long-time contributor Adam Banks: not only will he be sorely missed, our thoughts are with his family during this incredibly tough time. 2020 is a year that will long linger in our memories. However, as of 1 January, we’ll hopefully be entering…

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9 min
horizon

1 RAZER BOOK 13 From £1,199, 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…

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1 min
under wraps

1 OLIVER SPENCER NEWINGTON DOUBLEBREASTED COAT This has a soft, shearling-lined interior, with zips in the shawl collar to transform it into notch lapels for smarter occasions. £490, mrporter.com 2 BLACK SHEARLING BIKER JACKET Partner thick, dark-hued roll necks with this take on shearling biker jackets. We like the multi-zip fastenings and cosy collar neck. £85, riverisland.com 3 THE NORTH FACE LHOTSE DOWN JACKET Prefer sportier looking jackets? Slip into this waterproof puffer, packed with responsibly sourced 700 fill goose down. £260, thenorthface.co.uk 4 HUGO BOSS SLIM-FIT WOOL-BLEND COAT If you’re looking for a warm yet supremely well-tailored winter coat, wrap yourself in Hugo Boss’ attractive wool-blend offering. £455, hugoboss.com 5 HELLY HANSEN SVALBARD PARKA The best-selling Svalbard Parka is waterproof, windproof and fully seam-sealed to keep out the most intense winter weather. £250, hellyhansen.com IMAGE SOURCE: OLIVER SPENCER, RIVER ISLAND, THE NORTH FACE, HUGO…

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1 min
money no object

Italian fashion house Kiton is responsible for some of the finest tailored suits outside of Savile Row, so no wonder people get excited each time Kiton drops a new ready-to-wear collection. This dry clean-only rollneck is current season Kiton, and has been crafted in Italy from skin-soft, 100% cashmere. As it’s slim fitting, we’d recommend choosing a size up from your normal sweater size. Kiton’s luxury Slim Fit Cable-Knit Cashmere Rollneck has a neutral grey shade, with a subtle zigzag weave replacing a more traditional cable-knit pattern. It would look incredibly handsome (and timeless) when worn with chinos, though it would also partner well with dark wash, heavy weight jeans. Kiton was founded over 50 years ago by fifth generation fabric merchant Ciro Paone, and the fashion house’s ready-wear pieces…

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1 min
which watch

ZENITH, DEFY CLASSIC CARBON Lighter, bolder, more innovative and featuring an integrated carbon bracelet – a first for an automatic watch – this unprecedented technical feat is not only lightweight and durable, it looks stunning too. £16,300, zenith-watches.com BELL & ROSS, BR 05 CHRONO Unquestioningly faithful to the brand’s reputation of legibility, functionality, reliability and precision, the BR 05 collection has now been enriched with a chronograph, complete with squircle sub-dials. £5,200, bellross.com BREITLING, PREMIER B01 CHRONOGRAPH 42 Featuring a vintage design dating back to the 1940s, but completely updated with a self-winding COSC-certified chronograph movement and power reserve of 70 hours. This piece combines elegance and performance. £6,600, goldsmiths.co.uk RADO, TRUE SQUARE X TEJ CHAUHAN Designed in collaboration with award-winning British industrial designer Tej Chauhan, the True Square visualises the great futuristic visions of pop culture with innovative high-tech…

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