Top 10 tech picks of the year (so far)
Ah, technology, the gift that keeps on giving! It doesn’t take much for us here at Esquire to open our bill-folds and hand over some hard-earned cash to get our hands on whatever happens to be the latest gear-du-jour. If it beeps and boops then we want it.
Such gadget-lust has led us to compile a handy little collection of top 10 tech products that have made their way onto our ‘want list’ for 2016, including touch-sensitive speakers, a high-end “lap-tablet”, a 16-lens camera and an app to make you sit up straight. Yes, we know that it’s only just February, but they are awfully pretty.
- Master & Dynamic wireless headphones M& D’s MW60 cans are built to last with exceptional sound and no leads. Dhs2,183, masterdynamic.co.uk
- S’Well Bottle Keeps liquids cold for 24 hours — or hot for 12. Best of all, the bottles don’t condensate. From Dhs130, swellbottle.com
- William & Son Champagne stopper If you have to save some Champagne for a later date — why? — you should do it in style. Dhs1,221, williamandson.com
- Light L16 camera Uses 16 lenses then “computationally fuses” the shots together in one impeccable image. Game-changer. Dhs7,796, light.co
- Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A6 speaker Adapts its optimum sound settings to wherever it is placed in a room, simply by touching it. Clever. Dhs4,158, beoplay.com
- Apple Watch by Hermès Unsure about purchasing one? Hermès’ hybrid (38mm or 42mm) should help you make up your mind. Dhs5,458, hermes.com
- Lumo Lift posture coach This app warns you when you’re slouching at your desk: 2016’s looking better already. Dhs416, lumobodytech.com
- Google Chromecast Plug it into a TV HDMI socket, connect to your mobile device and “cast” videos or photos. Dhs156, google.com/chromecast
- Microsoft Surface Book laptop A powerful laptop that becomes a tablet (with a stylus) of equal hi-tech heft at the push of a button. Dhs9,876, microsoftstore.com
- Brooks C13 saddle The company’s first proper foray into the high-performance arena, the C13 is light yet comfortable. Dhs780, brooksengland.com