New Tech To Get Excited About

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The latest iPhone dropped last month, but it’s not the only exciting bit of kit to make it to market recently. From sleek wireless headphones to smart Ray-Ban sunglasses, here are ten new tech triumphs to know about…

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Ex Wireless Earbuds, £349

These wireless earbuds don’t hit the shelves until June, but we’re already excited. Made for gym bunnies, they’re water-resistant so you needn’t worry about getting a sweat on or getting caught in the rain. The soft inner ear buds mean you can wear them for hours without feeling uncomfortable. With smart noise-cancelling technology, it adapts to your surroundings with a 9.2mm driver in each bud for powerful listening. The stick is also designed to be closer to your mouth so you can take calls on the go. Oh, and did we mention they’re the best-looking wireless buds we’ve ever seen. The days of looking like a noughties dad in a Bluetooth headset are over. 

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Cowboy 4, £2,490

Cowboy is the market leader when it comes to e-bikes, and its latest model promises to be faster and more powerful than the last. It’s easy to get going too: simply connect it to the phone pad and gently push the peddle to start cycling. It comes with a removable battery that can be charged each night, as well as embedded sensors that tell you if something’s awry – think alerts if someone attempts to snatch your bike with real-time tracking to help you get it back, and crash detection to notify the emergency services. Other impressive features include auto unlock when you approach the bike and hydraulic disc brakes for a smoother stop. 

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Ray-Ban Stories Wayfarer Smart Sunglasses, £299

Ray-Ban’s iconic Wayfarers have been given a slick update. Using Facebook technology, users can take photos and videos, take a call, or pause a song with a hyper-responsive thermal sensor touchpad and capture button. Discrete open-ear speakers allow you to switch between taking a call and speaking to someone in front of you, while the mic captures sound in all directions. They come with a smart case so you can charge them on the go – all you need to do is connect to Facebook View, download the app and you’re good to go. 

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Apple AirTag, £29

If you find yourself losing your keys or struggling to remember where you locked up your bike, this one’s for you. Apple’s new AirTags can be clipped onto your belongings and tracked in the Find My app, where you can also keep tabs on your Apple devices. Attach to a keyring or keep one in your rucksack to stop items going missing. If you’ve misplaced one, ping the tracker to play a sound on the in-built speaker or locate it on the map. The battery lasts up to a year.

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Selfridges Upcycled Radios, From £450

As part of its Project Earth initiative, Selfridges is selling upcycled radios in collaboration with A.bsolument. There’s an extensive range on offer, from 70s vintage models to rare radios from the 50s. All have been upgraded with in-built Bluetooth so you can connect them to your devices, as well as backlighting bulbs in the dial and remastered volume knobs. We’ve got our eye on the Radio Vintage Bluetooth 60's which can be connected to a smart device or record player. 

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DJI Mini 2 Drone, £419

Drones are a dime a dozen these days, but not all are made equal. This model is for beginners who want to take quality photos and videos – think festival shots, holiday films and epic group pics taken with a 4K camera. The DJI Mini 2 can resist level 5 winds and take off at an altitude of up to 4,000m, so your footage is stable even when flying along a windy coastline or high above a forest. You’ll get up to 10km of HD video at a time and it can fly for 30 minutes – just make sure you get your drone licence before taking off. 

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Nanoleaf Lines Smart Lights, £179.99

These smart lights can be positioned into any shape and mounted on the wall. Once you’ve set them up, connect them to your phone to set a mood and choose from over 16 million different colours. The starter kit comes with nine lines which can be added to for a larger wall display. You can even sync them with your music or smart TV to change the colour and effect based on the audio. 

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Enabot Ebo AIR Pet Robot, £179.99

Enabot’s original pet robot won a string of awards when it was released. Now, it’s been updated with advanced security tracking to keep tabs on your pets when you’re not at home. With an in-built IP camera, the device can move around your home using ‘auto-cruise and motion detection’, an HD night-vision camera and two-way audio that alerts you to any suspicious movement through the Ebo app. Through the device’s eyes, movements and sounds, it mimics real-life play to keep pets engaged, and it will automatically return to its charging dock when the battery is low.

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Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3, £899

Soundbars have come a long way in recent years. Bowers & Wilkins has just released the third version of its state-of-the-art model to take films, TV, gaming and music to the next level. It has built-in Dolby spatial audio to help you feel immersed in the audio (created by the engineering team behind the loudspeakers used in Abbey Road Studios), plus two subwoofers powered by 400W of amp. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 and Spotify Connect, this will meet all of your audio needs.

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Tekzone A500 Mini Game Console, £199.99

Retro video and arcade games are making a comeback. You can play 25 games on the new Tekzone mini, including Alien Breed, Arcade Pool, Combat Pilot, Kick Off 2 and Cadaver, and you can load any personal favourites onto the device via USB. It also comes with the original two-button mouse and a newly engineered eight-button precision gamepad, so you can choose your control method.

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