T3 November 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
R 39,79
R 543,19
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
bowers & wilkins zeppelin

Before Bluetooth became a standard audiophiles were willing to trust, docks were all the rage. And among docks, Bowers & Wilkins’ Zeppelin was iconic, offering detailed sound, impressive volume and quirky looks all in a single package. But despite being updated multiple times over the years, B&W’s audio airship hasn’t quite been able to compete with the Echoes or Sonoses of this world for sheer flexibility… until now. Thanks to a combination of a 150mm sub, 90mm mid-range drivers and its fully isolated Decoupled Double-Dome tweeters, the all-new Zeppelin offers the next-level, room-filling sound you’d expect. Where it radically departs from its predecessors, however, is in its streaming functionality: you can connect your devices using AirPlay 2 and aptX Adaptive Bluetooth or stream direct from services such as Spotify, Deezer,…

1 min
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 YASMINE CROSSLAND Reviews Writer RUSSELL LEWIN Production Editor MATT BOLTON Home Tech Editor SPENCER HART Product & Style Editor RUTH HAMILTON Outdoor & Wellness Editor SUBSCRIBE to T3 and get these earbuds worth £34.99 for free! Our subscription offer also gets you massive savings on T3! SUBSCRIBE TODAY AND SAVE! magazinesdirect.com/ttt/xm21…

3 min
editor’s letter

There’s a right time for everything, especially Christmas traditions. Xmas decorations in shops? Not before 1 December. Costumes in the workplace? Only once I’ve dug my Humbug hat out of the washing basket. Slade? Back in the 1970s, when we didn’t know any better. I’m unflinchingly grinchy about the rush to celebrate Christmas earlier each year. Partly because I think it devalues it. Mostly because I was brought up to believe only lion-murdering witches want it to snow all year round. But this year, thanks to ongoing shortages of technology, groceries and lorry drivers, it’s looking like it might be worth preparing a little earlier than the Monday before Xmas. So if, like me, you’re looking to get a little ahead of the game this year, we’ve got some great features in…

9 min

1 AMAZON ASTRO $999 (around £735), amazon.com One look at Astro, Amazon’s wheeled smart bot, should be enough to convince you that this is, in equal parts, a tremendously stupid and utterly brilliant idea. Stupid because, well, beyond very specific use cases this absolutely isn’t something you need or couldn’t replace with static hardware that costs a lot less – and that hardware may even be able to cover multiple floors. We suspect Astro’s cutesy personality may test the limits of your tolerance over time, and while it can be deactivated at a touch (and Amazon has been careful about encrypting the majority of the robot’s data) Astro’s wandering brings the uncomfortable reality of the cloud’s ever-listening ears into sharp focus. But still, brilliant. Astro uses Amazon’s Intelligent Motion tech to help it…

1 min
modern classics

SUNSPEL COTTON-SHELL RAINCOAT The UK excels at precipitation, but this svelte and stylish jacket will keep you looking pucker despite the autumn rain. Made from soft cotton-shell, the coat features a longline profile, classic collar and a clean finish. £425, mrporter.com GUCCI GG JACQUARD WOOL SCARF We never expect anything discreet from Gucci and this scarf is no exception with its distinctive logo-jacquard pattern. The brown/mustard colourway is quintessential autumnal and, of course, the quality of the wool knit is exceptional. £315, matchesfashion.com NUDIE JEANS STEN OVERSHIRT A checked shirt transcends the generations and can be worn by everyone from a teenager to his grandad. Join the check republic this season and do it in style with this quality wool-blend version. £135, mrporter.com PAUL SMITH WOOL MOCK NECK SWEATER If longevity is important to you – and slow fashion is…

1 min
the hottest timepieces right now

GRAND SEIKO, ‘ASAKAGE’ SBGW267 This piece is inspired by the interplay of light and shadow that is an essential characteristic of Japanese architecture. Inside is the manual winding 9S64 Calibre with a 72-hour power reserve. £4,150, grand-seiko.com BULGARI, ALUMINIUM GMT A worthy heir to the modern and graphic original, Bulgari has retained the iconic aluminium case, blue bezel and rubber strap. It’s been slightly updated with a nifty additional function – a GMT 24h hand. £2,890, bulgari.com GIRARD-PERREGAUX, LAUREATO ABSOLUTE LIGHT BUCHERER BLUE This super-limited-edition watch features a sapphire crystal case, titanium lugs, and the eyecatching Calibre GP01800-1652 that showcases attention to detail. £70,500, bucherer.com TAG HEUER, AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 300 NIGHT DIVER The legendary Night Diver is back, featuring a black DLC-coated case, bezel, crown, caseback and clasp. The stand out feature, though, is the fully luminescent dial. £2,750, tagheuer.com…