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Win A Pair Of Q Acoustics Q Active 200 Speakers!
There used to be a massive gulf in class between Bluetooth speakers and proper hi-fi kit – the kind requiring an amp the size of a picnic hamper and enough cabling to run Glastonbury. Fortunately, technology has had its way and high-resolution wirele
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Fantastic Plastics
Sony has been steadily increasing the use of its own trademarked recycled plastic, called Sorplas, since 2010. Going a giant leap further on a number of its 2021 TVs, the company claims an industry-leading recycle rate of 89% in its components too. S
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In-ears
£250 / stuff.tv/QCE They’re bulkier than the average in-ears and come with a ridiculously large case, but otherwise the QC Earbuds are difficult to knock. The noise-cancelling doesn’t do a disservice to the esteemed QC name, it’s hugely customisable,
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TVs
£1499 / stuff.tv/OLED935 A grand and a half for a 48in TV is no one’s idea of a bargain. But when you consider the level of audio-visual fidelity this money buys, not to mention the convenience of the integrated soundbar, it’s hard to suggest the 48O
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Coming In The Air Tonight?
Knowing it’s raining outside your flat isn’t much use when you’re going on a road trip – hence this app, which combines forecasts and route maps. You can peruse temperatures and weather symbols that sit atop a map showing the line of your journey, or
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Tablets
from £579 / stuff.tv/iPadAir The 4th-generation iPad Air ushers in big changes. It looks the spit of an 11in iPad Pro (at least from the front), and supports Apple’s snazzy Magic Keyboard and second-gen Pencil… and the A14 chip makes it blazingly fas
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Delve Deeper Into The World Of Proper Cameras And Up Your Photographic Game
The essential bible for camera lovers NEW! FROM THE PUBLISHER OF Stuff Get the following every 4 weeks: How to improve your photo technique Advice on the best kit for you New monthly edition from the Amateur Photographer team 1 Free home delivery 2 N
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On/over-ears
£349 / stuff.tv/XM4 With their perfect balance of wearability, active noise-cancelling prowess and audio performance, there just hasn’t been a better package than the Sony XM3s… until now. The XM4s look and sound almost identical, but a range of new
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Smart Home
£90 / stuff.tv/Echo Having morphed from a cylinder to a sphere, the latest Echo is an excellent newsreader, weather forecaster, personal assistant and intercom straight out of the box; but it’s now also a capable speaker and a very accessible smart h
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Cameras
£1549 / stuff.tv/XT4 The Fuji X-T4 might be the high-end mirrorless camera of your dreams. Relatively affordable for a flagship, it excels at stills and video thanks to in-body image stabilisation, high-speed shooting and 4K recording at up to 60fps.
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VR Headsets
from £299 / stuff.tv/Quest2 The original Quest felt almost too good to be true. Its successor lacks the same wow factor, but you can’t argue with a better display and processor – not to mention a lighter, more comfortable build – for less money. Are
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DRONES & ACTION CAMS
£419 / stuff.tv/DJIMini2 Just light enough to avoid having to be registered with the CAA, DJI’s latest pocket drone is a little beast that grabs stellar aerial video. It’s also categorically the most intuitive drone Stuff has ever used, with a contro
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Laptops
from £999 / stuff.tv/AirM1 The early-2020 version was already the best MacBook Air ever – and this one brings a real step up in power. Apple’s amazing new M1 processor means that, for once, we aren’t hankering after a Pro for video editing and graphi
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Microsoft Fright Stimulator
We’re surprised Microsoft didn’t launch its latest gaming headset alongside the new Xboxes at the end of last year; but if it does indeed turn out to be ‘the future of gaming’, it’ll be worth the short wait. Designed to be used with those new console
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Bud And Thunder
At this point it’s becoming easier to point out companies that haven’t introduced a pair of true wireless earbuds. In fact, where are yours, reader? And after impressing us with a series of Bluetooth speakers and headphones, Marshall is now getting i
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News Feed
If you’re one of the lucky few who’ve already got hold of a PS5, you might be wondering what Sony’s plans are for its VR platform. Well, PSVR 2 is officially happening, with its maker promising “dramatic leaps in performance” and a single-cable conne
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Games
£29 / PS4 Just as The Last of Us proved to be the perfect swansong for the PS3 era, The Last of Us Part II is a masterful triumph to see off the PS4 in style: a rare superior sequel that can be mentioned in the same breath as The Godfather Part II. A
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Stream
Captain America’s best mates – the one who flies and the one with a metal arm – get their own spin-off series on Disney+. We don’t know a huge amount about the plot yet, other than that it involves the two erstwhile Avengers butting up against Daniel
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Consoles
£450 / stuff.tv/PS5 The PS5 is not a modest upgrade. Its hulking design means it’ll make a bad first impression on some, but spend time playing it and it’ll soon win you over – and then some. This is essentially a high-spec gaming PC for the living r
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Smartphones
£895 / stuff.tv/S205G This looks like a last hurrah for the Goldilocks of 2020 flagship phones: the Galaxy S20 5G is becoming hard to find since the arrival of the S21 5G, a phone we haven’t finished with just yet but which seems unlikely to replace
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Fold On, I’m Comin’
Seeing a foldable phone in the wild remains about as commonplace as being shouted at by a duck, but that isn’t putting off companies making them. If anything, it appears to be making them even more enthusiastic about the concept. Enter Huawei’s Mate
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Welcome
There is absolutely no way to avoid the fact that most of the stuff in Stuff is made from, well, stuff. And some of that stuff is in some way detrimental to the planet. What can we say? Humans are bad. Steps can be taken now. We must stop throwing ev
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Xiaomi What You Got
€749 / stuff.tv/Mi11 There’s nothing like a bit of political turmoil to help you get ahead. With Huawei still shut out from Google services and the Play Store, another Chinese maker is eyeing up its vacant seat. The Mi 11 might be the way to make tha
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How To Decide
Masks should always cover your nose and mouth and fit snugly, without leaving any gaps. Added fabric layers – and filter inserts especially – offer extra protection. Be careful when buying a mask with a valve, as cheaper models often only filter air
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Algorithm Is Gonna Get You
£379 / stuff.tv/IrisFlow ■ Backed to the tune of £340,000 on Indiegogo, the Iris Flow cans have an algorithm that “splits out and increases the phase information sent to the brain”, which Iris says stimulates “active listening”. Sounds like rampant m
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Speakers
£399 / stuff.tv/SonosMove The Sonos range of wireless speakers had been crying out for a battery-powered portable model for ages – and finally our favourite multiroom audio specialist caved in. Luckily, the Move was worth the wait. Its adaptability a
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Fitness Tech
£26 / stuff.tv/MiBand5 With no installable apps, Xiaomi’s dinky wearable can’t stack up to smartwatches or reply to notifications, but it can relay alerts and track everything from sleep to workouts. It’s better than the Mi Smart Band 4, thanks to a
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Hitch ’em Up To Hi-res
Arriving later this year, Spotify’s new tier is promising CD-quality audio at last… and at a price that should undercut Tidal HiFi in a big way. £14/m (est) / spotify.com Amazon goes cheaper than its rivals? Quelle surprise, although it’s £2 more if
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Cancel Cultured
£549 / stuff.tv/AirPodsMax Apple’s first over-ears are a lavish affair with generous 40mm drivers, but come with a comically bizarre carry-case that’s close to useless. While it’s impossible to remove the price tag from the conversation (a PS5 costs
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