114. Fujifilm X100S
Following up from the slick X100 compact camera, Fujifilm claims its new ,equally retro-styled high end snapper has the ‘world’s fastest AF (auto focus) of 0.08 seconds’. While that is likely to help you snap your targets a lot quicker other notable upgrades for the X100S include a 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor, a new high definition hybrid viewfinder and a Digital Split Image display that enables you to view two images at once to help with manual focusing.
115. BMW M Chronograph Watch
If you can’t quite stretch to the £55,000 required for BMW’s latest M3 Coupe, you might consider this, which is not only a lot more affordable, but can also sit on your wrist without crushing it to a bloodied pulp. Made of brushed, stainless steel it proudly boasts a laser-engraved BMW logo on the back, has a stopwatch function – described by the manufacturer as “accurate”, which is reassuring – plus fluorescent hand tips and hour markers. It’s waterproof to 100 metres, while a Swiss quartz movement and toughened mineral glass case provide the sturdy reliability and ruthless efficiency characteristic of the motoring giant and, in fact, German things in general.
116. Garmin Fenix
This watch is so masculine, it’s like strapping on a second penis. Developed with help from professional mountaineers, it naturally features built-in GPS, an altimeter, barometer and compass (that’s known as “ABC” to crevasse traversing folk, acronym fans) and a TracBack function that guides you home should you happen to get lost. It’ll also connect wirelessly to your smartphone to keep a record of your heart rate, speed and surrounding temperature. The features rounding out this wrist-borne specgasm are waterproofness to 50m and, most impressively of all, the ability to tell the time.
117. LG UD 3D TV
Worried about your penis size? At the IFA tech expo, LG unveiled the UD 3D TV – the world’s first 84inch, consumer 3D telly for an instant extension. The “UD” bit stands for Ultra Definition, the 3840x2160, four times more HD than full HD known as 4K. A 50W sound system with dual subwoofers should please] audiophiles, but, X Factor remains crap no matter how big your TV’s screen and sound.
Price: £14,000 | LG.com/uk | Out now
118. Sonos Sub
A wireless subwoofer that’s evidently been designed to resemble a shocked emoticon, the Sub links up with other Sonos products, including the Play:3 powered speaker, has one-button configuration and can be controlled from your PC, Mac or Android or iOS mobile device. Much like T3’s Rob Temple it works equally well standing up or lying down, even under a sofa, with dual speakers pounding the funk into your solar plexus.
119. Apple iPod Touch 5th gen
Spare a thought for the iPod Touch, the latest version of which squirmed out from under the fat shadow of the iPhone 5 at Apple’s big launch. Rather like said handset – see p109 – without the phone bit, but with only a five meg camera, it’s 6.1mm thick, comes in six colours, has a battery that won’t flag till 40 hours of music or eight hours of video have been played, and flaunts Apple’s new EarPods.