Here at T3 we thrive on covering the best gadgets and new tech. And, trust us when we say this, we test out a hell of a lot of tech.
Out of all the hot new tech that enters T3 Towers this list represents our favourite picks for men right now. It's got a bit of everything, across a broad range of tech categories, ranging from luxury and smart watches, through premium speaker systems and onto high-spec computers and cars.
We certainly aren't saying that women can't like and buy these gadgets, just that if you have both an X and Y chromosome then we think this tech will appeal to you quite a lot.
NAIM Audio's Mu-so music system is a premium swiss army knife of audio goodness. Working mainly as a wireless speaker system, it also has a built-in loudspeaker and every kind of connection you could want. Under the solid aluminium chassis, there are six 75-watt digital amplifiers boasting 450W of power that'll play 24bit/192kHz high resolution audio from a range of formats including FLAC, WAV and, of course, MP3. However, it also connects to other NAIM systems and acts as a multi-room streamer similar to Sonos using either Apple or Android devices. The connectivity on board includes Apple's AirPlay, Bluetooth and Universal Plug 'n' Play as well as traditional USB, 3.5mm and Ethernet. It offers support for streaming services like Napster or Spotify and internet radio too.
Price: £895 | Buy NAIM Mu-so
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Some of our favourite headphones for the past couple of years have been Sennheiser’s Momentums, as they sound terrific, have a classy, durable design and sit comfortably on our ears. Now, they’ve just received a massive upgrade, notably Bluetooth connectivity. Bluetooth 4.0 lets you ditch the cable and go wireless, but without sacrificing sound quality. You should get around 22 hours of use from a single charge, which sounds good to us and the recharge time is pretty quick too. NoiseGard tech adds in noise cancellation along with four mics to pipe in vital noise, so you’re not completely in the dark.
These babies are so good they even made the cut in T3's hyper-exclusive 12 best gadgets in the world today roundup.
£379.99 | Buy Sennheiser Momentum wireless
Garmin Fenix 3 Titanium Sapphire GPS Watch
"An uncompromising sport watch designed for demanding athletes and outdoor adventurers" is how the bombastic Garmin Fenix 3 Titanium Sapphire is marketed and, looking at the build quality and feature list, it's hard to argue with that.
The GPS/GLONASS-enabled watch comes with a super tough domed sapphire lens, titanium strap, steel antenna and 31mm diameter display. In addition, it is waterproof up to a depth of 100 metres, features a compass, barometer and altimeter, as well as delivering a stupidly long list of fitness-related tracking tech (distance, time, pace, laps and swim strokes to name but a few).
New Nintendo 3DS XL
Instead of giving us a completely new handheld console, Nintendo has instead slightly tweaked the 3DS and 3DS XL, beefing up the processor, slightly increasing the screen size on the smaller model and playing around a bit with the design. The killer addition though is the new 3D system that no longer requires you to look directly at the display and the effect won’t disappear when you move your head. It actually made us turn back on the 3D and go back and replay some classic 3DS titles.
Other nice additions include some retro colouring on the 3DS buttons and a more ergonomic, comfier feel in the hand, plus the new nub type joystick. Oh, and you know we mentioned the processor increase earlier? Well, that’ll mean some new games will only work on the new system and not on the older versions.
While there is nothing wrong with the New Nintendo 3DS, the engorged screen size of the XL makes it the definitive system, so pick up the larger model if you can.
£145.00 | Buy Nintendo 3DS XL
Bose QuietComfort 25
We raved about the Bose QuietComfort 15 but things are just simply better with this updated pair of cans. Even though there has been a slight design refresh, these over the ear headphones still scream Bose, with those sleek edges and a premium finish. If you’re upgrading from the QC 15 you’ll find improved Acoustic Noise Cancelling tech especially at low frequencies thanks to an array of new mics both inside and outside the ear cup. Sound is awesome too, with crisp, clear noise, great dynamic range and plenty of volume.
£249.95 | Buy Bose QuietComfort 25
Dell XPS 15
What do you get if you stuff a GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5 graphics card, Core i7 Quad-Core CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD into a premium aluminium and carbon fibre chassis? You get the XPS 15, that's what!
When summing up the XPS 15 in T3's hyper-elite 12 best gadgets in the world today feature, Robert Jones said that the XPS 15 had "simply monstrous power and potential" and that if "you can afford it and need a laptop, the XPS 15 is the obvious choice."
£1,899.00 | Buy Dell XPS 15
One of our favourite gadgets to haul your home into the 21st century, Nest’s smart (or 'learning') thermostat gives you full control over your heater, whether it be from your smartphone or through the futuristic looking wall mounted dial. You can schedule your heating and it’ll learn your movements, heating the house when you get home from work, for example. It can also help you save money on bills, which is always a good thing.
£192.87 | Buy Nest Thermostat
Amazon Kindle Oasis
"Unashamedly premium" is how T3's own Dan Grabham described the Kindle Oasis in his in-depth hands on review and, as you would expect from the Editor of T3.com, he was bang right. You have to lay down some serious brass to get your mits on this sleek and powerful e-reader, however the experience it delivers is second to none, with an incredible screen, featherlight build and well-integrated charging cover making reading a pleasure.
£269.99 | Buy Amazon Kindle Oasis
Arcam Solo Bar Plus
The Arcam Solo Bar Plus looks great, with a super sleek build, and it also decodes all HD audio formats. There’s Bluetooth too, for easy streaming and if you want some extra ‘oomph’, you can add the £500 Solo sub. Specs wise the Solo pumps out 100 watts of power from six drivers, which includes a specially angled 40w tweeter that should disperse the sound better.
£499 | Buy Arcam Solo Bar Plus
Tesla Model S
Elon Musk really is knocking it out of the park right now, with his Tesla range of cars not only winning plaudits for their environmental benefits, but also their performance specs too. For example, even the entry level Model S, the 70D, can travel 292 miles on one charge, accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds and even reach a tasty top speed of 140 mph.
Also, if you're middle name is Moneybags, then you can upgrade and plump for the insane Tesla Model S P90D, which is capable of hitting 60 mph from a standing start in just 2.8 seconds.
Now, that's fast!
From £56,200 | Buy Tesla Model S
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Microsoft's latest tablet is portable, powerful and very pretty. Further, its slim, bag-friendly dimensions, sturdy build quality and bright, pixel-packed screen make it an impressive laptop replacement in its own right.
The only downside in fact is its price, which is really rather steep. That said, it runs Windows 10 like a dream and the new Type Cover keyboard is just great for typing short to medium length materials.
Basically, if you want to replace both your laptop and tablet with one device then you can't really go wrong with the Surface Pro 4.
From £1,299 | Buy Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Panono Explorer Edition
Throw the Panono up in the air and by the time it lands back in your hands it’ll have captured an impressive 360 degree photograph. If you don’t think that’s awesome then you don’t know awesome. The ball makes taking panoramic shots as simple as it should be - just don’t let the dog at it.
Price: 1499.00 EUR | Buy Panono Explorer Edition
Sony short throw 4K projector
Disguised as a piece of furniture, Sony's short throw 4K projector delivers the crisp, glorious image you'd expect - and then some. Capable of projecting 147-inch images, it means you won't have to do any ugly rennovations to get the home cinema you always wanted. So if this is the future of living room viewing, sign us up now. The 50k version is expected to cost around $50,000
Price: $30,000 - $40,000 | Sony Ultra Short Throw Projector
Emperor 1510 Gaming Environment
Luxe gaming chair resembles something from an implausible Hollywood film about hackers and includes a Bose 2.1 sound system, adjustable seat and huge array of connections. Just add your own PC or console and monitors.
Price: £4,799.99 | Buy Emperor 1510 Gaming Environment
Gnarboard Trail Rider
This “gnarly” – their word, not ours – electric skateboard packs four-wheel drive, all-terrain tyres and a terrifying 28mph top speed. One for older kids or, more realistically, you.
Price: $4,000 | Gnarboards
Lomo'Instant Wide Central Park + Lenses
This vintage-inspired instant camera features manual exposure settings, a fully programmatic shutter and uses Fuji Instax Wide film, which is super wide. In this combo package, it also includes a close-up and wide-angle lens.
Price: £219.00 | Buy Lomo'Instant Wide Central Park
U-BOAT Chimera Bronze 43 Mens Watch
This Limited Edition Chimera watch from U-BOAT is just super manly. The case is made out of solid bronze, its glass is hardened sapphire crystal, and it has an open back, meaning that you can gaze in at its intricate innards. If you've got the cash, then you'd do well to flash it here.
Price: £5,900 | Buy U-BOAT Chimera Bronze 43 Mens Watch