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Gadget Guru’s Magic Box
The fine folks at Flare spotted Guru talking about their ear adulterators last issue, and were kind enough to send him a couple of things to try. Note that Guru is an anxious man spooked by loud noises or too many voices going on at once, and he has
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GoPro HERO9 Black
$699 ($559 with a GoPro Plus subscription) gopro.com The GoPro HERO9 Black will be instantly recognisable to pretty much everyone, as will its basic functions, but GoPro has ingeniously cranked up specs almost everywhere as well as adding Appleesqu
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Sony WH-1000XM4
$449 sony.com As good as the recent Shure Aonic 50, not to mention relative veterans such as Bose NC 700 and Sony WH-1000XM3, there’s nothing out there that can beat the Sony WH-1000XM4, the brand’s latest noise-cancelling headphones. Adding a stack
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The Alternatives
While not quite able to fill the HERO9 Black’s sizeable shoes, this action cam from DJI offers both a colour front-facing screen and 2.25-inch rear touchscreen and captures 60fps 4K video. And it costs $300 less to boot. $388, dji.com If you fancy
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The Alternatives
While Sennheiser may not have quite the noise-cancelling nous of Sony, the Momentum 3 have perhaps the best audio quality in their price range and automatic pairing. $549, sennheiser.com These come close to the WH-1000XM4 in almost every regard –
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Duncan Bell Is Scaling Down
This month something quite significant happened in the world of tech. It wasn’t a big leap forward. In fact, it was a step backwards, as both Google and, to a lesser extent, Apple released brand new, flagship phones that were less expensive and less
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Verdict
WE’RE IMPRESSED Massive specs on every front; potent but easy to use; solid build quality. WE’D IMPROVE Quite heavy for some uses; voice controls better but still buggy in the field. THE LAST WORD Beats rivals on nearly every front; the total packa
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Verdict
WE’RE IMPRESSED Lively, detailed sound; insane noise-cancelling; cutting-edge features. WE’D IMPROVE Can get trebly under the wrong circumstances; no aptX or aptX HD support. THE LAST WORD By keeping the sound as good as always and adding extra fea
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Home Cinema Heaven
NOW’S THE TIME TO GET READY FOR THE NEXT-GEN CONSOLES The Q70T soundbar delivers outstandingly powerful Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound from its 330W, six-channel soundbar/wireless subwoofer setup. The main reason it’s made our gaming system, though, is i
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Specifications
Processor Snapdragon 730G Screen 5.81-inch 1080x2340 OLED Memory 6GB Storage 128GB Battery 3,140mAh Cameras 12.2MP rear, 8MP front OS Android 10 Dimensions 144x69.4x8.2mm Weight 143g ■
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Nikon Z5
$2,249 (with 24-50mm kit lens) nikon.com An ‘entry-level’ full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z5 is designed to compete with the likes of the Canon EOS RP. It follows on from the original Z7 and Z6, sitting directly underneath them to give those
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Superb Dolby Atmos Speaker Systems
Get that sound quality cinematic dreams are made of. Carrying on Focal’s long tradition of producing immersive audio, the Sib Evo 5.1.2 comes with two loudspeakers, each of which boasts an up-firing driver that bounces sound off the ceiling for that
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Google Pixel 4a
From $599 store.google.com/au Fveryone is making more affordable versions of their flagships now – Apple, Samsung, OnePlus – and that’s before you get to phones from the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, Nokia, Motorola and others that have been offering great
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Verdict
WE’RE IMPRESSED Solid handling; great viewfinder; small and light. WE’D IMPROVE Limited frame rate for sports and action; 4K video cropped. THE LAST WORD The Nikon Z5 has enticing specs for the entry-level user, especially when you consider just ho
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Av Receivers
This budget AV receiver is capable of supporting a 5.1.2 speaker system, and is compatible with high-resolution audio up to 40,000Hz for an extremely detailed sound. It also supports HDCP 2.2 and HDR for 4K UHD and HDR video watching experience. Muso
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Pro Add-ons
While not packing the same noise cancelling smarts shown by the AirPods Pro, the Pixel Buds offer pretty great sound that adapts to your environment and come at a more affordable price to boot. $279, store.google.com/au Want to maximise that beefy
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Dell XPS 13
From $3,144 dell.com Given it’s been topping best laptop lists for years, it’s no surprise that the 2020 version of the Dell XPS 13 is a stunning portable computer. As usual with Dell, a variety of configurations are available, so you can spec it ou
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Editor: Ben Mansill ben.mansill@futurenet.com Creative Director:Troy Coleman troy.coleman@futurenet.com Matt Bolton, Nick Odantzis, Claire Davies, Paul Dimery, Craig Stewart, Chris Barnes, James Jarvis, Warren Brown, Duncan Bell, Joe Branston, Alex C
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Top Tablets For Every Task
Tablets are perfect for kids, whether they want to watch shows, play games, listen to music, or browse the web. Even while your children are too young for a phone, they can still happily tap and swipe away on a tablet, and today’s models come with pl
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Verdict
WE’RE IMPRESSED Another great camera; really appealing price; pure Google experience. WE’D IMPROVE No 5G; relatively small screen; no optical zoom. THE LAST WORD Hits the sweet spot of price and performance, a very capable phone and an excellent ca
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Verdict
WE’RE IMPRESSED Fantastic display; superb design and build quality; comfortable typing. WE’D IMPROVE Average battery life; on the expensive side; limited number of ports. THE LAST WORD The XPS 13 doesn’t get top marks in every category, but overall
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Editor’s Letter
The summer warmth is here and 2020 is nearly over. Always good to start with the positives, isn’t it? Setting aside the weather and looking past this madhouse of a year, we’ve been scouring the undergrowth to find all the delectable audiovisual trea
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The Complete Guide To… Mid-range Phones
In relative terms, smartphones haven’t been around for very long at all really, if you count the arrival of the first iPhone in 2007 as a rough starting point. In nearly a decade and a half, screen sizes have almost doubled, handsets have become as p
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Specifications
Display sizes 55, 65, 75, 85 inches Panel 3840x2160 LCD Operating system Android 9.0 HDR Dolby Vision Inputs 4x HDMI, 2 x USB, composite, ethernet, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 Dimensions 1231x710x7.0mm / 1450x833x70mm / 1674x961x71mm / 1899x1089x72mm Weig
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Transcend DrivePro 10 dashcam
$119 www.transcend-info.com Dashcams are almost essential nowadays. Whether it’s to prove events to cops and insurers, catch a crim or to record a hoon for social media internet points, it’s surprising that so few cars have them built-in as standard
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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
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Affordable Flagship Phones
The least expensive 2019 iPhone flagship, without the extra cameras of the Pro and Pro Max models, but with plenty of power and polish nevertheless. Watch out for even better deals on this Apple phone once the iPhone 12 has been revealed. From $1,199
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Sony X900H
From $1,695 sony.com Sony’s elite-but-less-expensive 4K LED TV, the X900H has most – though not quite all – of the features and functionality included in the top-of-the-line X95H range. But, despite representing pretty impressive value for money, as
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Verdict
WE’RE IMPRESSED A no-fuss car cam that does absolutely everything expected of it well. WE’D IMPROVE The camera is a little challenged by bright sunlight, but not critically. THE LAST WORD Get everything you need in a car cam barring 4K resolution,
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