Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeScience & Mathematics
Must Tri Harder
No serious cyclist chases mountain summits and Strava segments without whacking on a decent set of sunnies. Whether you’re pushing big Watts round your local routes or pitting your quads against an Alp, flies, wind, debris and the sun’s glare can br
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeComputers
If This Is Your First Wearable You’ll Soon Be Hunting For Your Second
With smart looks, a packed feature list, very practical battery life and an impressive breakdown of your stats, the GTR 2e feels like an ideal introductory smartwatch – but there are significant caveats. Its GPS accuracy isn’t the best and general us
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Inside Tracks
Want to make your lunchtime 5k feel like a park stroll? Author Adharanand Finn quizzes an eclectic mix of runners in this inspiring podcast. thewayoftherunner.com From Kenyan record holders to mountain trail runners, coach Shane Benzie circled the p
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min citite
Budget Buys
R1 200 / evetech.co.za It’s rare that one encounters a microphone this small that works so well. The new Razer Seiren is the microphone for anyone who spends plenty of hours talking at the computer and doesn’t want a clunky mic hanging over their
Stuff Magazine South Africa4 min cititeComputers
Hot Stuff
Apple gave the computing world the shake it arguably needed last year when it said goodbye to Intel and introduced a couple of scarily accomplished MacBooks equipped with its very own M1 chipset. And to nobody’s surprise, the stationary Mac has now f
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeAutomotive
Ridin’
from R33 000 / evolveskateboardssa.com The Evolve GTR Carbon Electric Longboard is up there as one of the coolest things we’ve ever played with. If you’ve ever been on a longboard (or any skateboard for that matter) you’ll know the worst part of the
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeMedical
Expert Tips
With deliberate control, and the right tempo, bodyweight work can build muscle and strength. The ‘3-0-1-0’ tempo is great. That’s the time in seconds to lower yourself down, pause at the bottom, lift yourself up and then pause at the top. To get stro
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeTelecommunications
Sticks Sense
This complete 3-in-1 vlogging rig ups your production values in one hit with a GorillaPod grip tripod, an LED light and a phone-compatible wind-protected mic. R1 600 / istore.co.za Nothing breaks the cinematic spell like an intruding selfie-stick.
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Do Fit Yourself
If your backyard bootcamp kit is limited by storage, this compact 3-in-1 training setup is a well-stacked space-saver that opens up a world of DIY workouts for the cost of a fancy annual gym membership. The HIIT Bench crams a weight bench, plyo box
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Now Add This
You’ll get two hundred hours of light from this headband at its lowest setting but, in case you need to land a plane in a forest, it’ll also give you two hours at a mighty 4 000 lumens. R3 000 / makro.co.za ■
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeCooking, Food & Wine
Go By The Books
Battling to decide where to travel? This book has a quick list of more than 600 destinations in South Africa, covering distances, tolls and the amenities you can expect when you arrive. There’s tanning meat, which almost every South African loves, a
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Go By The Books
From flip-a-coin adventures to crossing a whole country by hiking and packrafting, adventurer Anna McNuff serves up a tempting list of ideas to push your limits. Outdoorsy legend Ray Mears cooks up a tasty selection of meals you can prepare in the w
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Band Practice
Hyfit’s Gear 1 makes portable resistance training smart. The bands pack sensors in the cuffs that track reps, resistance, force and calories; and the partner app features easy-to-follow video drills and training plans. R4 800 /hygearfit.com Promis
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min citite
VR HEADSETS & VR GAMES
from R11 400 / takealot.com The Oculus Quest has finally been dethroned by it’s bigger and better sibling, the Quest 2. It’s still the most efficient way to experience VR with the lack of cables and physically tethering to a PC making for an experie
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeComputers
Livin’ On A Pair
R31 500 / asus.com/za The Asus ZenBook Duo 14 (sexy codename UX482EG) is a groundbreaking machine cramming two high-resolution displays into its 14in frame. The dual-screen design takes aim at creatives who find one screen restrictive, and the ZenBoo
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeComputers
Upvoted Bluetooth Keyboards
Like comfort food for Apple fans, the clean and minimalistic Magic Keyboard brings everything you’d expect to the table: a sleek design, a solid mechanism and hassle-free pairing with your Mac. It might lack bonus features like backlighting, but at l
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min citite
Welcome
This issue of Stuff saw the departure of Brad Lang, our deputy digital editor, as he wanders off to work for an American website that covers video games and comic books. There are no really perfect jobs, but some come close. Brad is an authentic comi
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Expert Tips
The golden rule in making progress is consistency. Three short sessions a week trumps one long session in terms of helping the body to adapt and develop from week to week. If you are time-crunched, shorter sessions will also be much more manageable.
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeScience & Mathematics
Leica Q2 Daniel Craig X Greg Williams
R128 000 / leica.com Looks like it. Everyone’s favourite sea-exiter is apparently just as handy behind a camera as he is in front of them, and he’s teamed up with official Bond photographer Greg Williams to bring us an extremely limited-edition redes
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeAutomotive
Apocalypse Neeeeow
N/A / extreme-e.com This snarling beast is a particularly fearless electric SUV called the Odyssey 21 – and a bunch of them are competing across challenging terrains in the world’s most endangered places. Welcome to Extreme E, the latest venture fro
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeComputers
TIPS & TRICKS
It’s easy to set up the X-T4’s customisable Q button: just hold it down for a couple of seconds for options. Avoid those wonky horizons by turning on the built-in on-screen level in screen settings. Fujifilm X Acquire is a clever bit of PC/Mac softwa
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Donut of Truth ™
01 Superbly detailed medium-format images 02 Compact and lightweight for handheld shooting 03 Fuji’s user-friendly features come to the fore 04 We love the film modes as much as ever 05 Some will curse the lack of a battery grip option 06 E
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Partners In Prime
Like workout Whac-A-Mole, this flash reflex training system tests your brains and brawn. The portable, programmable, stackable light-up pods connect in a series and can be assigned different colours. The app serves up a wide selection of drills, wher
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeTelecommunications
Budget Phones
R5 500 / samsung.com/za Given how much you’re paying, the Samsung Galaxy A32 is a snazzy little handheld. While it obviously cuts back on some of the more luxurious features belonging to its beefier siblings, we can’t help but appreciate its 90Hz
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeComputers
Siri
Hey, Siri! Why are you so bad at answering my questions when Alexa does it so well? There is a perception Apple’s lost its way regarding voice assistants. Ask Alexa almost anything and you’ll mainly get useful answers. With Siri, there’s a good chan
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeTelecommunications
Reno 511
R15 000 / oppo.com/za Oppo’s out to capture hearts and minds and its first major foray into the market, the Reno 5, is an admirable effort. It combines some very high-end features with a reasonable price to tempt you to try out what the new guy has t
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min citite
Our Month
It’s been a wild ride, folks, but that’s the thing about roller coasters: You have to get off at the end. This will be my last issue of Stuff Magazine and while I’m excited about what my future holds, I’m also tremendously sad. The team at Stuff is s
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min cititeAutomotive
Wild Wild Best
Adventures on foot are brilliant, but running and hiking stamina will inevitably limit the scope of your smash-and-grab mini adventures. Hopping on two power-assisted wheels is a great way to get around that and extend your off-road incursions into t
Stuff Magazine South Africa2 min cititeComputers
Every Snoozer Wins
R2 650 / bigapplebuddy.com Google’s second Nest Hub smart display lands two years after the company pulled the previous Google Home Hub under its Nest branding, and it seems it’s learnt a few tricks in that time. The 7in display still offers the Goo
Stuff Magazine South Africa1 min citite
Lightning In A Board
The Evolve GTR Carbon Electric Longboard is rad. To summarise, you remember that scene in Treasure Planet where Jim Hawkins surfs through the air on his makeshift rocket board… thing? That’s what riding on the GTR Carbon feels like, even if there are
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