T3 Agenda: Add some TfL chic to your feet with these Nike Air Zoom Spiridon trainers

Our roundup of brief and/or offbeat tech stories, carefully curated for you

T3 Agenda brings you snippets of the latest tech news in an easily digestible format.

Rather than doing oodles of separate stories on various announcements, we'll gather them all together on this page, updating daily as new gear is announced. Enjoy!

23 November

Add some TfL chic to your feet with these Nike Air Zoom Spiridon trainers

Back in 2013, Transport for London and Nike teamed up to create a highly sought after edition of trainers inspired by moquette fabric, which celebrated 150 years of London Underground.

Now the two are joining forces once more with a new collaboration that revives the classic Nike Air Zoom Spiridon design and celebrate a century of the Edward Johnston typeface on the London Underground.

150 pairs of the special NikeLab x Roundel trainers have gone on sale at the London Transport Museum Shop from today, and if you pick up a pair from the Covent Garden store you'll receive a free Edward Johnston poster and personalised notebook.

With only 150 pairs on sale with a price of £139.99, you better be quick!

22 November

Charge all your wearables and smart devices at once with this handy Satechi charging stand 

If you're like us here at T3 Towers, we've got far too many smart devices to keep track of, so having a single charging station for items such as smartphones and wearables is a real life saver.

This four port multifunctional charging dock features features one internal USB charging port to charge your Apple Watch, FitBit Blaze, or smartphone, and three USB ports on the base of the stand for other USB-powered devices.

It automatically detects your device, allowing you to charge your Apple Watch, FitBit Blaze, and iPad, iPhone, Bose Radio or any other devices at the same time without any delay.

While it doesn't come with any charging cables, omes equipped with Apple Watch, FitBit Blaze, and smartphone adapters to easily and securely charge your device atop the stand.

Get one today from Amazon for $34.99 (£27).

Take the cinema with you thanks to Vivitek's new Qumi Q3 pocket projector

Slightly bigger than a smartphone and weighing in at 460 grams, the Qumi Q3 Plus Pocket-sized projector is capable of projecting a large widescreen image up to a massive 100" diagonal size.

With native HD720p resolution, 500 lumen brightness and 30,000 LED light-source lifetime, the Qumi Q3 Plus packs a visual punch - and you can take that power anywhere thanks to a rechargeable battery that offers up to two hours of use.

The Qumi Q3 is available in white, black, red or gold at a list price of £429.

Neato Botvac Connected Now Works with Amazon Alexa

Neato Robotics has just announced that its award-winning Neato Botvac Connected is the first Neato robot vacuum that can be controlled via the Alexa voice service using devices such as the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot.

Now with the power of Alexa, all you need to do is tell your Neaoto robotic cleaner to  spruce up the house and it'll start cleaning at your command. You can even stop it cleaning just as easily, making it great for pausing when there's a phone call or a knock at the door.

Neato and Amazon will be rolling out the program later today in the UK and the US. 

21 November

Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones and Beats Pill+ are seeing red

Beats by Dre has just announced the launch of (PRODUCT)RED Solo3 Wireless and Beats Pill+ in a vibrant new citrus red colour just in time for Xmas.

Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, Solo3 Wireless features Class 1 Bluetooth for optimal connectivity. With a 40-hour battery life and Fast Fuel that provides three hours of playback after just five minutes of charging via the included micro-USB cable, these headphones make for the perfect everyday headphone. 

Grab a pair today in sultry red for only £249.95.

Then there's the portable Beats Pill+ Bluetooth speaker with its stereo active 2-way crossover system that creates an optimized sound field for dynamic range and clarity across all genres of music.

Get your very own now in red for £189.95.

Mountain climb with style with a pair of AKU Serai GTX boots

Keep your iPhone safe with the Vault Case from Peli

Following on from its successful Spider GTX design, veteran hiking and mountain climbing boot maker Aku returns with its hotly anticipated follow up - the Serai GTX.

These lightweight boots are made from durable Kevlar, nylon and micro fibre to keep them lightweight, while a honeycomb aluminium core underfoot keeps you foot secure without adding extra weight.

Best of all, it'll fit automatic ice locking crampons for more extreme bouts of mountaineering.

Grab a pair today for £349.95 from Aku's official store.

Love your iPhone 7? Of course you do, so that means you want to keep that expensive companion safe no matter what. That's why you need the Vault Case from the folks at Peli.

Created from tough polymer plastics and TPR rubbers, the Peli Vault’s streamlined design makes it the ultimate rugged folio case to protect all these valuable items together.

It's been drop tested to military 810G specifications (in English: it'll protect your phone from most clumsy falls), comes with a protective door and viewing window and boasts slots for up to two credit cards.

Compatible with iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6 and 6 Plus, the Vault Case is available now for £39.99 from Amazon.


18 November

Visit Covent Garden and give your next shopping trip the AR treatment

Covent Garden certainly knows how to make itself stand out in a city full of highlights (remember that rad floating art installation from 2014?), and 2016 is no exception with organisers announcing a unique augmented reality event.

140 big name stores and restaurants (including Dior, Clinique, Charlotte Tilbury, Hackett, Jigsaw, Paperchase, Lulu Guiness, Aveda, Paul Smith, Oasis, Ted Baker, Links of London) have signed up to install AR technology in the run up to Xmas. 

Each premises will have window stickers and a selection of products– specially chosen by style gurus - that consumers can access through AR using the app Blippar , to discover unique content, information and discounts.

The event will be using free AR app Blippar, and there's even a special treasure hunt event where you can catch virtual reindeer. The event itself will kick off on 17 December.

Star Wars Battlefront is getting some Rogue One DLC just in time for the new film

As we count down to the latest Star Wars film (less than a month to go!), EA and DICE have released a brand new trailer to get you in the mood for some Rogue One shenanigans.

The new content comes in the form of a map based on tropical Rogue One location Scarif, and will arrive for all season pass holders on 6 December.

Said trailer also hows off the game's big Ultimate Edition re-release, which bundles the main game with its four DLC packs. Said UE is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

This handheld sensor will keep troops in the field safe from electronic warfare

Like something pulled straight out of a Tom Clancy Ghost Recon game, the Bristol-based defence contractor BAE Systems has been working on a new sensor that will enable troops in the battlefield to identify enemy radio signals and more.

This EW (electronic warfare) sensor is something BAE is calling 'Handheld Cognitive Electronic Warfare Technology' and enables troops to stop their signals being jammed by the enemy and identify other forms of EW when in the field.

Developed in cooperation with DARPA, the EW sensor offers a 10-times reduction in size, weight and power consumption compared to previous versions and has seen a number of successful recent field tests. 

17 November

Get fit (and show your wealth) with this 24-carat fitness tracker

Withings, it of swanky watch fame, has just unveiled the world's first gold-plated activity tracker. No really, actual 24-carat gold.

Fusing fashion and technology, Steel Gold is a premium 24-carat gold-coated analogue watch with sophisticated tracking technology for walking, running, swimming and sleeping. 

Steel Gold features two hand dials, displaying the time and a sub dial showing percentage progress of specific activity goals, and syncs automatically with the free Withings Health Mate app.

Steel Gold is available in two fashion-forward designs, dark brown with a crocodile print and a berry-red both made of a fine calf leather for £210. It's available nationwide from withings.com.

Say hello to Smeg's first citrus juicer and coffee maker

Retro appliance maker Smeg has just broadened its portfolio with the the firm's very first cirtrus juicer and coffee maker models.

First up there's the ECF01 espresso coffee machine, which comes with a thermoblock heating setup and anti-drip system for fast coffees made without the mess.

It also comes with a user friendly keypad with space for three filter inserts, two cups and plenty of paper pads. You can pick one up next week for just over £300 from Ambient Direct.

Then there's the CJF01, which has been specially developed to squeeze both large and small fruit and dispense every last drop of juice directly into a glass or cup, leaving you with delicious, fresh, homemade, juices every time.

The Smeg Citrus Juicer (CJF01) is available from December 2016 and has an RRP of £109.95.

Keep riding this Xmas with the winterproof Aeron Tempo jacket from dhb

As the winter months set in and that chill in the air drops to temperatures that would make even White Walkers shiver there's a good chance you'll be reconsidering keeping up your autumn cycling habits.

Well, we have just the thing - a new waterproof jacket from dhb that's been designed to keep your dry and warm when out on a brisk pedal on the roads.

The Aeron Waterproof Tempo Jacket has been designed for high-tempo cycling and comes with a dropped tail to keep the worst of the weather off you. The collar is also lined with fleece for extra warmth and comfort.

Pick one up today from Wiggle for £80 in a fetching red or a regal navy.

16 November

The new Lovely is the fitness tracker/sex toy combo you've secretly always wanted

By now you'll be familiar with the humble fitness tracker. Be it a simple step counter to the most lavish of smart devices, there's a tracker for almost every form of exercise - and that now includes calories burned between the sheets.

Yes, you can now 'strap on' a smart device that ensures those private moments finally count towards your daily calorie burn goal. 2016, everyone. Alright, enough laughing at the back, thank you.

The Lovely, which originally sought funding on Indiegogo last year, provides stimulation for the lady in your life and, " enhances erections by slowing blood circulation inside of the man’s erectile tissue."

It also comes with a bespoke app that tracks your performance and offers tips based on your, ahem, performance.

If the thought of the Lovely has you hot under the collar, you can pre-order one from OurLovely.com. Order one now and you can get it for a special price of $99.

Turn those real-life steps into virtual XP with the new Fitbit and NBA 2K17 crossover

Here at T3, we've seen (and tried out) quite a few fitness apps and trackers that attempt to gamify being active, but there's been little proper crossover with existing properties on console.

Well, that's all about to change as Fitbit partners up with 2K, the publisher of the ever stellar basketball sim NBA 2K17.  So every time you achieve 10,000 steps and log through your Fitbit wearable of choice, you'll get a temporary attribute boost to your MyPlayer avatar.

That temporary buff adds +5 attribute boosts and success rate to your MyPLAYER in categories such as agility, layups and dunks, and more that will significantly improve performance for the next five games played that day.

NBA 2K17 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360.

15 November

The super-versatile TMA-2 modular headphone system is going wireless

Danish audio company AIAIAI will now launch the H05, a new smart headband for their TMA-2 Modular Headphone System, on Kickstarter.

The Bluetooth headband adds wireless functionality to any configuration of the system, and serves as the first major upgrade to the TMA-2 Modular design.

Being able to add wireless functionality to your setup without investing in a brand new headset is a real crowd pleaser and makes the TMA-2 stand out if you look customising your on-the-go audio experience.

Backers can expect up to a 50% discount on the headset itself a full TMA-2 headset, with a price expected somewhere around $125 (roughly £101).

Blast your workout playlist with the new AfterShokz bone conduction headphones

Bone conduction headphones are more popular than ever, especially with those that love a good run or a trip to you the gym, so if you're looking to give your audio listening a special twist why not invest in the new Sportz Titanium headphones from the talented folk at AfterShokz.

Replacing the previous wired models (Sportz 3/M3), the new wired headphones bring all the popular Trekz Titanium features to athletes and fitness enthusiasts at a far more agreeable price.

Priced at £49.99 and £59.95 for the micced version, the Sportz Titanium's OpenFit design and PremiumPitch+ bone conduction tech offer a high quality audio experience that won't tune out the outside world.

Available in three colours – Ocean (blue/black), Onyx (all black) and Lava (red/black), these aces headphones are available now from the official AfterShokz store.

Get serious in-ear sound with Noble Audio's powerful new IEMs

California's own Noble Audio has just launched two brand new IEMs (in-ear monitors), complete with the firm's very own proprietary drive units.

The newcomers, Kaiser Encore and Sage, join the recently launched Katana to provide three Noble-driver IEM options.

Perfect for musicians, sound engineers and audiophiles alike, the new Sage (£520) is the most affordable way to experience Noble’s new proprietary drivers and Kaiser Encore (£1,699), with its high-res-audio-ready 10 drivers. Both are available now.

Give your coffee table a history lesson with the Designed by Apple in California anniversary book

To celebrate 20 years of memorable products and iconic creations, Apple has released a new tabletop book celebrating two decades of trend-setting designs. 

'Designed by Apple in California' chronicles everything from 1998's iMac to 2015's Apple Pencil and packs 450 pages of gorgeous photography and that memorable Apple style.

So yes, it's just a book, but if you love tech and its evolution through a trailblazer like Apple, it's a real must for your coffee table or book shelf. It comes out tomorrow (16 November), and will retail for £169 (small version) and £249 (large version) exclusively from Apple.com.

14 November 

Go VR on the move with the 13-inch Alienware 13 notebook

Now that VR is here we're all trying to get in on the action. And with the likes of EVE: Valkyrie and the like impressing with their incredible immersion, that means investing in a PC strong enough to run a HTC Rift or Oculus Rift.

But that doesn't mean it has to be massive tower sat by your TV stand - we're now getting more and more VR-ready laptops, and the latest notebook from Alienware is easily one of the most powerful you can buy.

The Alienware 13 may be portable, but that doesn't make it a shrinking violet in the graphical department. In fact, it's packing a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPU so your headset of choice will have all the juice it needs to keep you fully immersed in VR.

The Alienware 13 is available now starting at £1,249 with an optional OLED display.

Charge your devices without those pesky leads with Belkin's new wireless range

Let's face it, we all love our gadgets, but with tech comes wires and connectors that are forever fraying and going on the blink. That's why wireless charging is the true way forward.

Belkin certainly agrees as it's just launched three new wireless chargers for many of your favourite phones, gadgets and wearables.

There's the Valet Charger Power Pack for Apple Watch + iPhone (pictured above), which uses a portable magnetic charging block to get your iPhone or Apple Watch powered up in no time.

Then there's the equally useful Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad + Charger, which provides 15W of power so you can now charge your smartphones with up to three times the power of standard wireless chargers. It works with Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, S6 edge+, S6 edge, S6. and other Qi compatible devices.

The Valet Charger Power Pack for Apple Watch + iPhone is out now, retailing for £89.99, while the Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad + Charger will retail for £59.90, but it's yet to be given a release date.  

11 November

These Bluetooth speakers have a legendary DJ's seal of approval

British audio specialist Ruark has revealed its latest product, a stylish new take on its MR1 Bluetooth speaker, created in partnership with DJ, producer and label head Martin Buttrich.

This new edition of the MR1 Bluetooth speakers boast the same award-winning features as their predecessor, with class-leading sound, wireless audio streaming from Bluetooth devices with aptX technology for CD quality audio and a subwoofer output. 

The limited edition redesign now comes encased in a luxurious hand-crafted wood exterior with Martin’s signature branding to the side, and is available in either a soft black or soft white finish.

Ruark Audio x Martin Buttrich MR1 Speakers cost £319 and are available now.

Celebrate Ruark's 30th birthday with its limited edition R1-30 tabletop radio

To mark its 30th anniversary, luxury British family firm Ruark Audio has unveiled a limited edition of its most iconic design – the R1 tabletop radio.

A vibrant ‘Swiss Red’ soft lacquer finish means the new model – the R1-30 – is now more eye-catching than ever. The unit is subtly embellished with an intricate commemorative badge machined into the cabinet to celebrate the company’s 30 years of audio tech.

The R1-30 is priced at £199 and is available on the Ruark online store.

Dust off your six-shooter because Overwatch will be free to pay for a whole weekend

Cool kid shooter Overwatch is getting a free-to-play weekend next week, with PS4, Xbox One and PC players getting the chance to play the game for gratis.

Blizzard has confirmed there won't be any restrictions on content either, so you'll have access to all 22 heroes, 13 maps and all four current game modes. Not bad, eh?

If you haven't picked up a copy yet, this is well worth trying from 18-21 November. Just keep in mind the download file will be about 12GB.

10 November

The new Leica TL gets double memory and upgrades galore

Following on from its feature-filled (and quite impressive) T range of cameras, Leica has returned with an upgraded model that's even more innovative and reliable.

New features include the doubling of the internal buffer memory to 32GB, improved autofocus (particularly in AF-C mode) and optimised compatibility with lenses from other camera systems in the Leica range.

There's also a new Leica TL app that offers additional options for sharing pictures by email or on social networks - it's also now available on Android as well as iOS.

The Leica TL in black, silver or titanium anodised finish will be available to buy from mid-November with a retail price of £1,450.

Keep toasty our your next run with the Odlo Evolution Warm Baselayer

Whether you're keeping up your cardio in the winter months, or enduring the cold bite of a Sunday morning rugby match, one thing is clear: you NEED a baselayer to keep you toasty warm.

The Evolution Warm Baselayer from Odlo comes in both top and bottom varieties with short and long-sleeve versions also available. And with larger thermal zones, antibacterial properties and more moisture wicking than you can shake a sweaty stick at.

Prices range from £25 to £60 and are available from odlo.com 

Watch Dogs 2 gets a release trailer (even though it's not out until next week)

When it comes to videogame marketing, launch trailers tend to arrive, you know, when a game launches. Not so for open-world hacking sequel Watch Dogs 2 as it shows off a little more gameplay ahead of its release next week.

The game is set to arrive on PS4 and Xbox One (with support for PS Pro) on 15 November. The PC version will arrive a couple of weeks later on 29 November.

Happy viewing!

9 November

Give your music a portable boost with the Marley Get Together Mini

Are you looking for a new Bluetooth portable speaker that's as stylish as it as versatile on the move? Then say hello to the Marley Get Together Mini.

The built-in rechargeable battery, Bluetooth connectivity and convenient 3.5mm input make it simple and easy to connect hundreds of devices and fire up your tunes whenever and wherever you need them. 

The speaker is nice and lightweight too, and has an impressive 10 hour battery life from a full charge, so taking your music outside has never been easier.

The new portable audio system is available in three new designs – rugged Denim, Signature Black and an exotic Palm print. You can grab one for £129.99 and are available now from HMV Stores nationwide and Amazon.co.uk.


HTC is bringing VR to a Meltdown Bar near you

Vive creator HTC is looking to make VR the ultimate social experience as it signs up to a new partnership with eSports and gaming bar chain Meltdown.

Selected bars will be running a series of ‘VIVE Nights’ for a month-long period, where gamers can get hands on with the cutting edge of virtual reality technology for free.

The first one is on 16 November and will be held at bars in London, Paris and Cologne. It's very cosmopolitan and peak 2016, so if you're in the area why not pop down and get your Vive on while sipping a G&T?

It starts from 6pm in the UK at 342 Caledonian Road, London, N1 1BB.

 Pokémon Go is getting a week-long bonus event

Remember Pokémon Go? That mobile game that everyone went crazy over for a month then forgot about it? Well, Nintendo hasn't and its been getting a few key updates as of late.

Sadly the spooky Halloween event has come to an end, but Ninty is now bringing an extra event for a whole week.

Between the 7 November and 11 November, you'll be able to locate more pokémon and get more items from PokéStops so you bag extra Great Balls – or Ultra Balls if your Trainer is level 20 or above.

7 November

Swing around the city with the Motochimp electric motorbike

When it comes to moving around your current urban centre of choice, there's plenty of foldable bicycles on the market to stow away and unfold when you need them. But what about an electric motorbike that's both compact and speedy?

Designed from the outset to be eco-friendly, fashionable and the antidote to traditional urban transport, Motochimp offers cost-effective city mobility, capable of being fast charged from any regular AC power plug under an hour, giving you a worry-free round trip of 60km.

Each Motochimp is very compact measuring just over a metre long. A small wheelbase of 750mm, allows the rider to safely steer around crowds and busy walkways. Power comes from a 48V 350W electric rear hub motor, which accelerates the Motochimp to comfortably reach cruising speeds of 30kmh. You can even charge it from a socket at home!

The Motochimp will go on sale in Japan first, with plans to roll it out to the UK, Europe and parts of Asia. It'll retail with a price of $2,000 (£1,613).

Pound the tarmac with the versatile and comfy Triumph ISO 3 running shoe

Running shoe specialist Saucony has just revealed its latest tarmac-pounding trainer and its bursting at the seams with fitness innovation. The Triumph ISO 3 packs in all the design choices Saucony has becoe famous for, including a TRI-FLEX outsole design for greater comfort on a run and ISOFIT for a material that moulds to the shape of your foot.

It also combines a dynamic top-sole fit with the premium EVERUN cushioning, so in other words Saucony has ensured that every step is counted for. If you're a runner who's yet to invest in a pair of Saucony running shoes, this might be the ones for you.

The Triumph ISO 3 will retail for £135 and will be available from Saucony.com

Bring vinyl back to life with the Roth Audio VA4 Active Speaker System

There's a new versatile VA4 Active Speaker System from Roth Audio and it offers plug-and-play simplicity for any turntable or line-level source along with Bluetooth and optical digital inputs.

It's an ideal replacement for a bulky Hi-Fi separates system, and comes equipped with a switchable phono/analogue RCA input, turntable users need not worry about the usual paraphernalia required to hear their beloved vinyl records – they can simply plug and play.

The black-ash cabinets are complimented with a choice of baffle colours – gloss red, gloss white and gloss black. All finishes come with detachable black cloth grilles. Available now, the Roth Audio VA4 Active Speaker System retails for £199.

4 November

Keep your kids active on the slopes with the ReimaGO skiwear fitness tracker

Combining skiwear with an activity tracker and a videogame-esque app, the new ReimaGO aims to make activity fun and rewarding for kids in the winter months to come.

The tracker, which slips into a special pocket on the firm's Fleece and Jacket products, takes any activity and transforms it into energy for a virtual character in the official ReimaGO app.

Having the sensor housed in piece of clothing rather than fitted around a wrist makes it less intrusive, while the data collected can be viewed by parents hoping to increase and maintain their children's activity.

The ReimaGO sensor is available now for £39.00. The Reima Fleece is available from £50 and the Reima Jacket from £96.

This hydraulic Aerodesk is your new dynamic workstation

Say hello to the Aerodesk, a unique new workstation that combines connectivity, its own light source and a set of hydraulic legs that rise and fall with you, creating a working space that can be used sitting or standing.

Envisioned by designer John Tomalin-Reeves (who created the First Class lounge at Heathrow's T5), the wireless workstation houses an in-built plug socket, USB port, bluetooth speaker and Qi charger, while the top-of-the-range model features a DuPont Corian top.

Its most revolutionary feature is a LightBar which can recreate daylight through its 5500 Kelvin frequency, as well as utilising the entire colour spectrum to increase energy and productivity levels.

Desks start from £1,500 - for more information, head on over aerodesk.co.uk today.

Keep your sports team fully healed with the Promote Medical emergency bag

Whether you're looking after a five-a-side football team or planning a big group camping trip, planning for every eventually can be a little overwhelming. Especially so when it comes to being prepared for the worst - that's why we think something like the Promote Medical emergency/trauma bag is a real must.

Fully stocked, the structure and layout of the bag allows quick and easy access to all equipment necessary to manage any emergency affecting airway, breathing or circulation and includes portable suction, diagnostics and personal safety equipment.

The outside is water resistant, while a handy internal LED will enable you to find the right piece of equipment in the event of a night time calamity. - it even comes with a detachable oxygen component. Used by professional football clubs across the UK, the Promote Medical emergency bag is a real game changer for first aiders.

The Medical Bag, with equipment, retails for £540.

3 November

Up to 24 hours of portable playtime with the B&O PLAY Beoplay A2 Active

B&O Play has today launched a new Bluetooth speaker that combines serious style and a whole raft of features to create one sleek and powerful portable speaker. The Beoplay A2 Active speaker is dust and splash resistant and comes with a USB-C charging cable for faster charging and easy portability.

Beoplay A2 Active is compatible with Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch. The app lets you pair two identical speakers for a true stereo or ambiance setup, and you will get a variety of options for personalizing the speaker, including a variety of sound profiles, as well as the ability to adjust its tonality.

Beoplay A2 Active launches in two colours, Natural and Stone Grey, and is available for a suggested retail price of £299.

Get podcasting like a pro with the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO

Tascam had just launched two new versions of the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO, and they comes with all the bells and whistles you'll need to get your podcast or personal video project off the ground and out into the digital wilds.

Compatible with all major DAWs (digital audio workstation), the TASCAM MiNiSTUDIO Personal US-32 features a built-in microphone and a combo XLR mic/balanced ¼-inch TRS line input, as well as Three self-lighting PON pads trigger audio files to easily add sound effects on-the-fly.

The MiNiSTUDIO Creator US-42 has all the podcasting features of the MiNiSTUDIO Personal and adds a number of features that are ideal for more advanced audio and video production.

The US-32 Personal is available in the UK now, priced at £119, while the The US-42 Creator is available in the UK now, priced at £159.

Samsung's Family Hub Refrigerator to launch in the UK

Are you looking to add a flash new fridge to your ever intelligent home? Complete with a series of internal cameras, the Samsung Family Hub Regrigerator enables you to peak inside your fridge on your smartphone and check how much food is currently left.

Available in two models, the Multi-Door and the Fridge Freezer, the refrigerators' unique 21.5 inch full HD LCD resolution screen located on the upper right exterior door is designed to act as a family's digital command centre, combining powerful performance with ground-breaking technology.

You can even track expiration dates by entering the number of days your food has left. The number automatically counts down and can be checked via the Food Reminder app on the touchscreen without even opening the door, or via the Samsung Smart Home app.

The Samsung Family Hub refrigerator is available to purchase from Currys, AO.com, John Lewis and other selected retailers as well as the Samsung e-store for £4,499.99 for the Multi-Door model and £2,999.99 for the Fridge Freezer model.

New Onkyo Soundbar System adds object-based audio

Onkyo is preparing to launch a brand new soundbar in the UK, the LS7200 3D Soundbar System, which combines Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio playback with next-generation network casting via DTS Play-Fi technology*, AirPlay, and FireConnect* multi-room distribution.

The wall-mountable soundbar connects to a separate AV Centre via Multi-channel Audio Cable, with full-scale power delivered to precision drivers (comprising two speakers each for the left, right, and centre channels, plus single height speakers) by a discrete digital amplification system.

Together with wireless subwoofer, this single-cable soundbar design results in a neat and clean installation under the TV display.

Onkyo LS7200 3D Soundbar System will retail for £899, and will be available in the UK from January 2017.

2 November

Give your home security the HD treatment with the Nest Cam Outdoor

As we fill our homes with increasingly smart (and expensive) bits of kit, the need to ensure said abode is as safe as possible grows with it. So why not combine that notion with said intelligent tech and invest in the new Next Cam Outdoor?

The versatile security camera has a 130-degree field of view, and can transmit live footage in 1080p HD direct to your laptop, tablet or smartphone. That way you can keep an eye on your home, wherever you are.

It's also really easy to set up, so don't be put off by the idea of fitting a fancy bit of kit like this. Said footage is streamed and stored using powerful encryption tech, and there's even a Night Vision mode that uses eight LED lights to keep your home under 24/7 watch.

Nest Cam Outdoor is available now for pre-order in UK at nest.com. Nest Cam Outdoor will be priced at £179, but act quickly and you can grab one for an introductory price of £159.

D-Link's DCS-936L is its most affordable Wi-Fi Camera yet

D-Link has just announced the introduction of a new all-in-one video monitoring camera – the HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-936L). With 720p HD that offers visibility of up to five metres when the sun goes down, the HD Wi-Fi Camera has a wide-angle lens and a built-in Wi-Fi Signal Locator LED.

You can even be alerted on your smartphone or via e-mail when motion or sound is detected, or simply insert a microSD card to record a video of the event. All in all, it's a pretty impressive all-in-one security camera.

You can pick one up today for only £70.83. For more info, head on over to D-Link's official site.

Control your PC or laptop with a mouse that works in the air (and with your voice)

You're still using a mouse that can only be used on a flat surface? You're still having to control it with your hand? Sounds like you need an upgrade. How about the new Air Mouse from Gyration, a clever little peripheral that can be used in mid-air and even controlled via voice commands.

It's pretty special, and with a wireless range of up to 70 feet (21-meters), the Air Mouse Voice requires no software for normal desktop or in-air operation.

Said voice commands have a huge array of potential too, enabling you to do everything from zooming in and out to copying and editing text. So whether you're looking to control a presentation or simply compose emails from across the room, the Air Mouse is for you.

The Gyration Air Mouse is available now for £99 from gyration.com.

The high-speed OM-D E-M1 Mark II to arrive in December

Olympus has revealed its OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera will launch next month, and its boasting an impressive set of features, making it ideal for fast-moving wildlife, travel and documentary-style shots.

The new flagship camera has a 20 megapixels Live MOS sensor and a True Pic VIII image processor. It also has an on-sensor 5-axis IS system for capturing motion in incredible detail. And with high-speed charing in two hours and a splash, freeze and shock proof design, the OM-D E-M1 Mark II is a must for pro photographers looking for an upgrade.

The OM-D E-M1 Mark II will be available as a body only for £1,849.99, or in a kit with the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-40mm 1:2.8 PRO lens for £2,399.99 from December 2016.

1 November

HTC and HP offer new Vive/PC bundle

If you're looking to invest in a HTC Vive headset, but don't have a home PC setup that's powerful enough to run it, HP and HTC has you covered thanks to a new VR-ready PC bundle.

The bundle contains a VR-ready HP ENVY 750-470na alongside a full Vive VR system for £1,499 enabling you to get set up for the world of room-scale VR all in a single bundle.

You won't need to wait to download large files either, as the bundle will be packaged with a convenient USB drive containing hardware set up instructions and required software allowing for a fast and simple one-click installation.

You can get your hands on one of these bundles for £1,499 direct from the official Vive store.

Control Sonos directly from your Spotify App

First announced back in August, Sonos' Spotify Connect integration is now available in public beta so you'll be able to control your Sonos device direct from the Spotify app on your tablet or smartphone.

With the new setup you can send whatever you're playing on Spotify to any Sonos speaker, including your favourite Spotify Playlists. That way you can group rooms together and crank up the volume in every room at once.

You can join the public beta on Android, Mac and PC from here. The service will roll out to all platforms, including iOS, at a later date.

LaCie's Thunderbolt 3 portfolio offers super fast storage

LaCie has just announced three new powerful SSDs as part of its new Thunderbolt 3 range. With videographers and other high capacity media roles in mind, the LaCie Bolt3 combines Thunderbolt 3 speed with the latest M.2 PCIe SSDs to create the world's fastest desktop drive.

The firm is also offering the LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 and 6big Thunderbolt 3, which are both ready to handle massive amounts of content thanks to fast transfer speeds, RAID 5/6 security and enterprise-class drives.

The Bolt3 2TB SSD will retail for £1,999, the 6Big will start from £2,699 and the 12Big will start from £5,799. All three will be available this quarter.

Samsung gives the Galaxy S7 Edge a makeover in Coral Blue

Should you be considering picking up one of Samsung's rather pretty Galaxy S7 Edge, we have a tid bit of good news for you - the edgy smartphone is getting a new colour edition, now arriving in a sultry Coral Blue.

This is the handset's sixth colour edition, with it also available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Silver Titanium and Pink Gold. Because one word colours are just so passe.

For more info head on over to Samsung's official site. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will be available from select retailers shortly.

31 October

The world's smallest ECG is coming to Apple Watch

AliveCor has teamed up with Apple to bring its innovative ECG tech to Apple Watch thanks to a new single-lead accessory. The Kardia Band will be able to take a single lead medical grade ECG of the user's heart rhythm to identify possible Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) - a leading cause of stroke in the UK.

The band uses ultrasound to read your heart rate in 30 seconds, anytime, anywhere. That data can also be shared directly with your GP, enabling them to track your ticker if you're feeling unwell or have a history of heart disease/complications.

It's discreet too, simply requiring you to press your fingers against pads on the band itself, and the data is taken in real-time, so you can see how your heart is performing without having to wait.

The AliveCor Kardia Band is available to pre-order from AliveCor from Friday 28 October, with a retail price of £199.

Agent 47 strikes Japan in the season finale of Hitman

While some questioned IO Interactive's decision release its flagship franchise episodically, the move has helped set it apart from fellow triple-A titles that have come and gone in the blink of an eye. And with a brilliant first season under its belt, blue-eyed assassin Agent 47 rounds off the rejuvenated run with a trip to Hokkaido.

Much like the previous episodes, the season finale is an a large, sandbox-esque open level with plenty of creative opportunities to dispatch your final main target of the year. This time you'll be exploring a private hospital and resort, complete with zen gardens and enough disguises to put a cosplay con to shame.

You can download and play the season finale of Hitman from today on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

28 October

Hisense's new HDR TV is curved, beautiful and 4K ready. Swoon

Chinese electronics multinational Hisense has just launched one of its next big flagship TVs in the UK, the new Hisense M6600. And its packed with full-fat features, including a concave screen for added 3D depth to your viewing, DBX audio technology, 4K UHD screen resolution and 4K upscaling capabilities and more.

With it being a Smart TV and all, it's also supports Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and more (with 4K supported wherever said services provide it). So you're getting one robust bit of tech right there in your living room for under £700.

Available now from AO and Amazon, the Hisense 55M6600 retails for £699.99.

Final Cut Pro X gets a big update from Apple

As part of its big info blowout yesterday, Apple has announced Final Cut Pro X is to receive a raft of new features and tweaks as part of its biggest update yet.

Said features include a Magnetic Timeline, support for the revolutionary Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and a redesigned interface with full support for wide colour workflows.

The Touch Bar replaces the keyboard's traditional function row with a brilliant, Retina-quality Multi-Touch display that dynamically adapts to Final Cut Pro X by putting intuitive, context-sensitive controls right at the user's fingertips. Apple also released updates to Motion and Compressor.

Final Cut Pro 10.3 is available as a free update today for existing users, and for £229.99 for new users on the Mac App Store.

Sony's PlayStation Vue service to arrive on PC and Mac

And finally, Sony has announced its TV-streaming service PlayStation Vue will be coming to PC and Mac as it expands beyond consoles and mobile devices.

Alongside the Android TV version, Sony has confirmed the PC and Mac iteration will use a dedicated web page to power PlayStation Vue away from consoles. These versions will come with a mini-player that you can shrink down to the corner of your screen for easy access.

While Sony has confirmed the service is expanding, it's yet to confirm an exact release date for the PC and Mac versions.

27 October

Mini's new Countryman is the firm's first hybrid plug-in

For the first time, MINI is offering a plug-in hybrid model with the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL 4. This new hybrid features a turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor, reducing fuel consumption to 134.5 mpg yet also enabling a 0 – 62 mph time of just 6.9 seconds.

With five full-sized seats, the Countryman ALL 4 has had a boost in dimensions so your drives will that bit more spacious, and its been given something of a rugged, crossover-esque makeover thanks to an extended ground clearance, large wheel arches and short overhangs.

There's plenty of special optional features too, including the MINI Picnic Bench (a foldout loading sill cushion on the luggage compartment lid for outdoor use). The MINI Cooper Countryman priced from £22,465. First customer deliveries in February 2017.

Harrods to host special Super Tech event this evening

Swanky shopping destination Harrods has teamed up with tech start-up collective Hardware Club to introduce a new gadget filled area in its Technology department.

The area, which will feature gadgets and innovative new devices, will be opened with a special launch party in the Menswear section on the Lower Ground Floor between 6pm and 9pm.

Lots of designers and inventors involved in some of the items on show will be there to wax lyrical about their technological babies, so if you're in the area and want to rub shoulders with some creative types, why not check it out?

Monster Hunter Generations to a brand new expansion on 3DS

With Nintendo Switch a mere five months away, Nintendo has announced one of the year's biggest releases, Monster Hunter Generations, is getting a brand new expansion. The only snag: it's currently only for those playing in Japan.

Announced during a Japan-only Nintendo Direct stream earlier today, the game (which is known as Monster Hunter X in Japan) will be called Monster Hunter XX and will feature a brand new hub, two new flagships and two familiar monsters making a return.

The stream revealed an 18 March release date, which does seem a little suspect considering a) it's only been announced for 3DS and b) Nintendo Switch is set to arrive that very same month. Could developer Capcom be keeping potential news on a Switch version until the rumoured Switch software launch announcement in January?

Either way, MH games always make it out to the West eventually so we can't wait to hunt more beasts down and make new armour out of their carcasses in 2017.

26 October

Make a proper coffee at home with Dualit's capsule machine/milk frother mashup

Capsule machines have made home-based coffee making as quick, painless and tasty as picking one up in your local cafe, but without that all important frothed milk no product on the market has felt complete. Well, Dualit is about to change all that with the industry's first in-built milk frother.

The new Dualit Café Cino Capsule Machine, which is due to launch in November, heats milk by steam and whisking to produce a dense, texturised and velvety sweet foam. You can even boost the temperature of the milk to make it extra hot.

It's even possible to make cold frothed milk that's perfect for milkshakes. Add that to the fact it works with Dualit NX Coffee and Fine Tea capsules, as well as Nespresso capsules, and you've got one robust all-in-one machine.

You can get one from next month for a mere £199.98 from most electrical stockists.

Loewe's klang 1 loudspeakers offer style and versatility

Loewe, the German manufacturer of premium-quality televisions and AV equipment, has announced the first of a new generation of speakers called 'klang' ('klang' means 'sound' in German).

The klang 1 is a pair of discreetly styled satellite speakers designed to work in a multitude of configurations, from stereo to surround sound. Each one is covered in a black acoustic material, with no visible screws, seams or fixings anywhere on the casing.

There's even a choice of dedicated stand options on offer, including a wall-mount, integrated table base or stainless steel floor stand, meaning they can suit almost any room or setup.

The klang 1 are priced at £450 per pair and will be available later this month.

Everybody's Gone to the Rapture heads up PS Plus' November offerings

Last year's subtle yet enchanting walking sim Everybody's Gone to the Rapture will be leading the charge in PS Plus' free games list next month. EGttR will be joined by retro sci-fi top-down shooter The Deadly Tower of Monsters on PS4.

This month's PS3 games include the underrated rally/stunt racer Dirt 3 and, since it's Halloween soon, the brilliant Costume Quest 2. Because Double Fine.

Finally, PS Vita gets Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered (which is a Cross Buy with PS4), and Pumped BMX+ (which is a Cross Buy with PS4 and PS3). All six will arrive at the end of the month.

25 October

BlackBerry's new DTEK60 smartphone brings super security to Android

For quick and convenient turn on and unlock, the BlackBerry Fingerprint Sensor provides added security for unlocking your phone, accessing Password Keeper and making purchases – including Android Pay.

The DTEK60 also has a smart keyboard designed to learn from users and increase typing accuracy and speed. It provides word suggestions as you type and includes up to three languages, letting you flick them into place for faster conversations.

With a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, support for micro SD cards up to 2 TB and a 3000 mAh battery with enough power to withstand up to 24 hours of mixed use, the DTEK60 aims to mix the best of both worlds all in one robust smart package.

The DTEK60 is available to purchase from ShopBlackBerry.com today for £475. It'll be available from select smartphone providers in the UK from next month.

Connect your home with the Pop Home Switch from Logitech

Logitech has announced the UK launch of an innovative switch that enables you to connect and control all of your smart home devices with the push of one button - introducing the Logitech Pop Home Switch Starter Pack and Pop Add-On Home Switch.

Through the Pop app (available on Android and iPhone), the Pop Home Switch scans a home Wi-Fi network and connects to compatible devices, including lighting, door locks and blinds from companies such as Sonos LIFX, Phillips Hue, Lutron and INSTEON.

Each Pop Home Switch can be set to trigger three different actions, from simply turning a connected device on/off, to accessing music playlists. The Pop Home Switch Starter Pack is £119.99, while the Pop Add-On Home Switch retails for £34.99. You can get one today from Amazon, John Lewis and more.

TV gets intelligent with the H3 Espresso Smart Media Player

Humax's latest smart gadget, the H3 Espresso Smart Media Player, delivers aerial-free, wireless, multi-room TV anywhere in the home - so that's live TV, Netflix, YouTube, TVPlayer and all free online content, direct to your telly box.

It also enables you to view live TV and recorded programmes from a HUMAX FVP-4000T using one of the PVR's three built-in tuners, as well as streaming media across many file types on an HD TV, including content from smartphone, tablet, laptop, PVR and any other connected device.

Minus any sort of subscription or recurring fee, you can add an H3 Espresso Smart Media Player to your home for £79.99. Pick one up today from Humax Direct.

Boost your tunes with the Q Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier

DiGiGrid has just unveiled its latest headphone amplifier and its perfect for any audio occasion, including listening to your music wirelessly via Bluetooth connecting up to your electrical instrument of choice.

Q features 1/4-inch and 3.5mm outputs, so can accommodate any headphones up to 600 ohm standard, and has four input options to suit all users: XLR (for professional use), Ethernet/CAT5 (to connect to the SoundGrid Network), Analogue (for the consumer Audiophile) and Bluetooth.

You can order a Q Bluetooh Headphone Amplifier today for only £350.

24 October

Triumph's new Bonneville Bobber motorcycle is beauty meets beast

Triumph's beautiful new Bonneville Bobber motorcycle was unveiled last week at an exclusive, star-studded event in London. Inspired by the classic American bobber, the new heritage model is pretty leftfield when it comes to Triumph designs, but with a hidden rear suspension and hardtail frame it's a striking mix of beauty and pure, masculine grunt.

"Triumph's new Bonneville Bobber is an incredible new motorcycle with breath-taking poise, presence, and peerless authenticity," comments Paul Stroud, chief commercial officer at Triumph Motorcycles. "So it was only right that we gave it an equally incredible launch before the bike makes its European debut at EICMA show in Milan on November 8th, 2016."

No news yet on a UK release date or a price, but expect these details to drop soon.

Pro-Ject's Essential III is an affordable turntable with bite

Taking over from the long-standing Essential II mode, Pro-Ject has announced that the Essential III turntable is available now. The Essential III's plinth is mounted on three anti-vibration feet, for effective decoupling from the surface on which the turntable is placed. So you're getting a high-quality turntable for an affordable price.

Sharing the same basic shell, the Essential III is now available in three lovely gloss finishes (black, red and white), and adds over £100.00 worth of improvements for only £30.00 extra than the Essential II.

Pick one up today for £239.99 from select audio electronics stockists.

Butt those nails into place with the Rhino Hammer

Do you love tools? Do you love animals? Struggling to find a way to combine your two combinations into one, joyous union? Then struggle no more, because now there's a hammer shaped like a rhino. No, really.

It's actually pretty cute by novelty standards, and with a stainless steel head and aluminium body (which extends and twists into a proper-sized tool) it'll make a funky addition to any toolbox or animal-minded office.

The Rhino Hammer is available from The Fowndry for £39.99 and is available in Black or Silver.

Audio gets shock and water resistant with the Polk Boom Swimmer Duo

Audio specialist Polk Boom has just unveiled its latest product, an uber-rugged speaker that's designed to take all the wet and action-packed moments life throws at you. It's shock absorbent so you can strap it to your backpack on a mountain bike ride or use its suction cup to stick to the wall in your shower.

It can be immersed in up to three feet of water for an incredible 30 minutes. so when we say it's durable, it's really durable. With a rubber casing and detachable tail, the Polk Boom Swimmer Duo is a must for music loving adventurers everywhere. Pick one up today for £49.99.

21 October

The turn-based strategy rides again as Civilization 6 arrives on PC

In a week that's seen the big news in gaming - the reveal of the Nintendo Switch and the first trailer from Red Dead Redemption 2 being two such highlights - we've also had some huge games hit shelves and digital stores everywhere, including a little known title called Civilization 6.

Yes, actual Civilization. Actual Sid Meiers. Back again! It's almost too much to handle. The king of politically-minded turn-based strategy games launched today on PC, so if you've the space on your hard drive, we suggest you get over to your digital platform/bricks and mortar store of choice and grab a copy today. Or Amazon, where you get a physical copy for £39.89.

Keep safe on your evening winter runs with the dhb Reflective Running Jacket

Just because it's getting cold and dark doesn't mean you should slack on that all important cardio - especially with Christmas on the horizon and all that fatty, glorious food. So to keep yourself safe, why not invest in sleek new reflective jacket?

Available from Wiggle for £50, the dhb Reflective Run Jacket is made from a lightweight and durable nylon material that's fully reflective, even when damp. So if you're running down a particularly dark road, you'll be a lot more visible when light hits you.

There's also the Tech Run Tight bottoms from dhb - also available from Wiggle - which are made from a polyester-elastane fabric to form fit around the legs to provide warmth, support and comfort whilst running. Grab a pair today in black for just £28.

Spotify now works on Samsung Smart TVs from 2015 and 2016

Have you invested in a Samsung-branded TV in the last year or so? Well, if it's from the firm's most recent ranges, we've some really good news. Music streaming service Spotify is now available direct from your clever telly!

Both Free and Premium users can log into their account and start streaming music, podcasts and more through their home entertainment system, just like you would from your tablet, smartphone, PC or games console.

With over 30 million songs to choose from, there's bound to be something to tickle your musical fancy. Oh, and if you're using a 2014 model or an older Samsung Smart TV, an older version of Spotify is still available with plans to update these versions soon.

20 October

The Amazon Echo Dot is here, and it's brought Alexa along for the ride

Amazon has announced the nifty little Echo Dot is finally shipping to the UK. The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Amazon Echo.

That voice control is all down to Alexa, the same far-field voice recognition found in the Amazon Echo. It's a really precise bit of kit, and for those with Prime accounts you'll also be able to use your Echo Dot to request certain items with your voice. The Echo Dot will then find the best product with Prime delivery, apply any available discounts and more.

You can also directly connect Echo Dot to speakers with a 3.5mm audio cable or via Bluetooth, and add voice-control to your home stereo system. As we said, it's an impressive bit of kit and real step forwards for commercial voice recognition tech.

The all-new Echo Dot is available for just £49.99, as well as available in a multi-pack where you can buy five and get one free - and in a 12-pack (buy 10, get two free). Bargain!

The Amazon Echo is available for just £149.99 from Amazon.

TEAC adds Bluetooth capability to its record-spinning turntable range

Japanese electronic firm TEAC is injecting a little wireless connectivity to its turntable range, with the addition of the TN-400BT, the first standalone TEAC turntable with Bluetooth capability.

The TN-400BT will bring a high-quality Bluetooth aptX wireless audio to the machine's three-speed (including 78rpm) belt-drive mechanism with die-cast platter and Built-in Phono EQ Amplifier with subsonic filter to name but a few of its impressive features.

TEAC TN-400BT Bluetooth-equipped turntable will retail from £999.

The super-stylish THE O tracking device will stop you from losing your bag ever again

We're all guilty of misplacing the important items in our lives, be it car keys, bags or are phones. It's even scarier prospect if you're travelling or are out and about, so that's why gadgets such as the new THE O are a really great investment.

For a start, the THE O attaches to your chosen item and creates an invisible tether to its bespoke app. Not only does it enable you track your posession on screen, but it will send alerts as soon as you've strayed too far from its sensor.

Best of all, it's been designed with a really stylish, jewelry aesthetic in mind, making it look more like a vintage broach than a tracking device. So you can fight your forgetfulness and be fashion forward, all in one fell swoop.

You can order a Starter Kit today for $139 (which is about £114 or so).

19 October

Overcome intense workouts with the Moov HR fitness wearable

Moov is no stranger to fitness trackers, with its Moov Now wearable proving one of the smartest trackers on the market, but it's now trying a different tact with its latest creation, the Moov HR.

Rather than being worn on the wrist, the Moov HR is designed to strap to a sweatband or swim cap and has been designed to monitor your heart rate with far more accuracy than wrist-based devices.

Using the firm's own PulseVision tech, the Moov HR uses LED lights and optical sensors to measure blood density around the temples, enabling you to track your heart rate during an intense session in the pool or a hard-hitting HIIT workout and know you've made the most of your time.

There's a special launch package available for early adopters, which includes the Sweat headband, Swim swimming cap and the HR sensor, called the Sweat and Swim package for £82.50.

Epson's new cartridge-free EcoTank makes printing even more cost effective

Japanese electronics firm Epson has just announced the third generation of its eco-friendly EcoTank printer, which makes printing even easier and far more cost effective than regular cartridge-based models.

The cartridge-free ET-3600 automatically prints on both sides of a page, cutting paper usage in half and reducing running costs even further. Equipped with Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct, the versatile 3-in-1 printer also connect to Epson's Connect app for remote printing on smartphones or tablets.

The ET-3600 is available now, priced at £349.99 (inc VAT). Additional ink bottles are available, price at £7.99 and £10.99.

The Leica Q gets the 'Titanium gray' treatment

Leica Camera has announced a new version of its retro-styled Leica Q instant camera, now presented in a rather trim-looking Titanium Gray. It's pretty much exactly the same as the original model, only this time its a different colour with a few extra aesthetic tweaks here and there.

For instance, the distance scale in feet and the focal length on the lens are now highlighted in red. Furthermore, the colour-coordinated carrying strap supplied with the camera has been manufactured from strong, robust material most commonly used to make climbing ropes.

The Leica Q 'Titanium gray' is scheduled to be available from mid-November 2016, with a suggested retail price of £3,800. In the meantime, you can order the regular black version from Amazon today.

Plantronics unveils the BackBeat PRO 2

The BackBeat PRO 2 comes with smart sensors that automatically pause or resume your music as you remove or put on your headphones, multi-device connectivity to connect up to two devices simultaneously and easily switch between them and in-built mics that enable you to answer calls while still wearing your headset.

Packed with plenty of premium features, the over-the-ear BackBeat PRO 2 wireless headphones create an oasis of personal space wherever you go with just the touch of a button.

BackBeat PRO 2 will be available in black and tan at authorized Plantronics retailers for £229.99.

18 October

Fitness tracking meets classic analogue styling in the Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch

Are you looking to add all the features of a modern smartwatch to your wrist, but want to keep said appendage rocking the analogue look? Misfit may have the solution you're looking for with its very cool looking Misfit Phase Hybrid Smartwatch.

For a start, it tracks steps, distance, and sleep duration and quality using a 3-axis accelerometer (as well as Misfit's own rigorously validated algorithms and scientific library). It also retains that clean, classic look by making notifications appear in far more subtle ways. So everything from message notifications to alarms are communicated by subtle colour changes and vibrations.

The smartwatch maintains that sleek appearance with its integrated lugs, which enable infinite style options with any 20mm field-band, including Misfit-designed straps. The result is a modern, iconic accessory that is appropriate for any occasion.

Misfit Phase will be offered in six different colours, starting at £165, and will be available for purchase from mid November on misfit.com.

Watch your recordings on the go with the Sky Q mobile app

If you've been enjoying the multi-room recording goodness of Sky Q for a while now, there's a chance you've been craving the desire to take your library of bespoke content out and about with you? Well, hunger no longer as Sky has just launched a brand new app with its Sky Q customers in mind.

As well as downloading recordings, you'll also be able to browse Top Picks, and stream live and On Demand shows when you're out and about, all from the comfort of your smartphone.

The Sky Q app is available for download on Google Play and the App Store from today.

Say hell to Sprocket, the pocket-sized photo printer from HP

HP has just announced a new pocket-sized photo printer that instantly prints 5x7.6 cm sticky-back photos from your smartphone. When paired with the official HP Sprocket app, the Bluetooth-enabled device enables you to turn your favourite snaps into stickers in an instant.

Sprocket is available in white with rose gold accents, and black with silver accents, and comes with a 10-pack of HP ZINK Photo Paper for £99.99 Packs of HP ZINK Photo Paper (20 sheets per pack) are £9.99 each.

You can pick one up today from Very.co.uk, Amazon and other electronic retailers.

17 October

Sony's Xperia Ear is your own personal assistant, complete with head gestures and voice commands

Sony has just announced the new Xperia Ear, a new smart in-ear personal assistant to help you communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures.

Powered by Sony Agent Technology, Xperia Ear responds to verbal commands, so you can ask it to make a call, perform an internet search, dictate a message or navigate to a certain location.

It can also read texts and messages from WhatsApp and Facebook, enabling you to initiate a response with a simple nod of the head. Pretty neat, huh?

The Sony Xperia Ear is available for pre-order for £179.99 from the Xperia e-store. Pre-ordering will also net you a £45 voucher, redeemable against any smartphone from the every same online catalogue. The Xperia Ear is due for release in mid-November.

Retro styling meets electric locomotion with the new Ruffian bike

While e-bikes certainly make pedalling your way to and from work that much easier, they're not often the sexiest of two-wheeled vehicles. Well, that's where German custom bike specialist Ruff Bikes comes in with its own attempts to jazz up the electric push-bike: the Ruffian.

Its Bosch motor is pedal assisted, meaning it will kick in when you're pedalling to help you get over any particularly nasty hills. It boasts 250w of power (maximum legal wattage in the UK) and with the battery supplied (31.4 amp hours) it can give a range of up to 90 kilometres.

It'll be launching in the UK next March with an introductory price of £4,500 and it'll come in three unique colours, just so you can feel suitably colour coded for you travel.

KitSound announces Bluetooth Music Adaptor for the iPhone 7

With the iPhone 7 now headphone jackless, the future of listening to your music on your iPhone has gone truly wireless. So what better way to stream your tunes than with the Bluetooth Music Adaptor from Kitsound.

All you have to do is simply connect your headphones to the Adaptor via the headphone jack, thanks to the Bluetooth connectivity built-in, pair it to your phone's Bluetooth and start soaking up that music.

The KitSound Bluetooth Music Adaptor will retail for £29.99. You can

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