Digital Music System http://www.stuff.tv/sonos/digital-music-system/features en-GB Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gifts for retro and shabby chic lovers http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-gift-guide-12-gifts-retro-lovers/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From shabby chic to mid-century modern, we’ve unearthed a selection of tech gifts that hark back to times past </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gifts for retro lovers" alt="Christmas Gift Guide: 12 gifts for retro lovers" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/retro-gift-guide-main.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sleek lines, glossy black plastic, carbon fibre and brushed aluminium might be some people&rsquo;s idea of great-looking materials, but others prefer things to be a little more, well, human. Made of wood, cloth or leather. A little more old-fashioned.</p> <p>While the word &lsquo;retro&rsquo; can be made to mean almost anything these days, we&rsquo;ve gone for gift ideas that possess a certain level of understated 20th century charm.</p> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magimix Nespresso Maestria Coffee Machine (£350) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Maestria makes coffee in an ultra-modern way (Nespresso pods), all the while resembling some glorious old contraption from 1950s Milan. If you squint a bit, it also looks like it has a little face, dribbling freshly-made espressos out of its little &lsquo;mouth&rsquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/nespresso-maestria-coffee-machine-by-magimix-cream/p231687427">johnlewis.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Magimix Nespresso Maestria Coffee Machine (£350)" alt="Magimix Nespresso Maestria Coffee Machine (£350)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/magimix-maestria-nespresso.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tovicorrie Leather Lace iPad case (£55) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Handmade and 100 percent leather, this printed sleeve will ensure your friend&rsquo;s tablet stays protected &ndash;&nbsp;and positively fabulous &ndash; at all times. Available in various sizes, to fit the iPad, iPad Mini, Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite.</p> <p><a href="http://notonthehighstreet.com">notonthehighstreet.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Tovicorrie Leather Lace iPad case (£55)" alt="Tovicorrie Leather Lace iPad case (£55)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/original-leather-ipad-case.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crosley Keepsake turntable (£160) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Your granddad&rsquo;s record player? Nah son, this is every bit the modern platter, coming with a USB output for transferring vinyl to a computer. It plays 33, 45 and 78rpm records through its built-in stereo speakers, and can be closed up and toted around like a suitcase between listening sessions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/crosley-keepsake-turntable-uk-plug-in-teal/invt/5560435980454">urbanoutfitters.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Crosley Keepsake turntable (£160)" alt="Crosley Keepsake turntable (£160)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/crosley-keepsake.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crosley Manchester stand (£90) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A possible companion to the Keepsake, this turntable stand, which includes a shelf for LP storage, comes straight out of the Mid-Century furniture playbook.</p> <p><a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/crosley-manchester-stand/invt/5520435980000">urbanoutfitters.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Crosley Manchester stand (£90)" alt="Crosley Manchester stand (£90)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/crosley-manchester.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Original Radio (£170) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Inspired by Philips&rsquo; 1955 Philetta 254 radio, the Original offers a winning blend of vintage charm with modern features like an iPhone dock and a booming bass reflex system.</p> <p><a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HA581ZM/A/philips-original-radio?fnode=77">store.apple.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Original Radio (£170)" alt="Philips Original Radio (£170)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-original-radio.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paul Smith Cabaret wallet (£125) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The veteran British designer turns out some lovely accessories, few more alluring than this leather wallet, decorated on the inside with an early 20th century cabaret scene. Comes in a black gift box.</p> <p><a href="http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/uk-en/shop/mens-black-cabaret-print-credit-card-wallet.html">paulsmith.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Paul Smith Cabaret wallet (£125)" alt="Paul Smith Cabaret wallet (£125)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/paul-smith-cabaret-wallet.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones (£150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A pair of can that&rsquo;ll have the wearer turning heads on the train &ndash; and not because of Skrillex&rsquo;s dirty drops leaking out, but because they&rsquo;re so darned lovely-looking. With Alcantara earpads, they&rsquo;re comfy too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio/headphones/headphones/on-ear-headphones/sennheiser-momentum-headphones-ivory-21494016-pdt.html">currys.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones (£150)" alt="Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear headphones (£150)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sennheiser-momentum-on-ear.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ted Baker Tumnal tablet case (£80) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Available in equally bright shades of green, blue or orange, this striking leather case keeps a tablet &ndash; and a few other bits and pieces &ndash; nice and snug inside. Lined with Ted Baker&rsquo;s signature paisley fabric, it&rsquo;ll accommodate smaller tablets like the iPad Mini or Google Nexus 7.</p> <p><a href="http://www.tedbaker.com/uk/Mens/Accessories/Gift-Accessories/TUMNAL-Bright-tablet-case-Green/p/106272-34-GREEN">tedbaker.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ted Baker Tumnal tablet case (£80)" alt="Ted Baker Tumnal tablet case (£80)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ted-baker-tumnal-case.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lomography Diana F+ Chamonix camera (£100) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A festive special edition of Lomo&rsquo;s classic Diana camera, the Chamonix is done up like a Christmas jumper. As with any Diana though, it creates beautiful, dream-like soft-focus photos on 120mm film &ndash; and in this package comes with a flash too.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.lomography.com/gb/cameras/new-in-stock/diana-f-chamonix">lomography.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lomography Diana F+ Chamonix camera (£100)" alt="Lomography Diana F+ Chamonix camera (£100)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lomo-diana-f-chamonix.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sophie Dahl Sky+HD 2TB box (from £200) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Catwalk-strutter Sophie Dahl designed the exterior of this Sky HD box, apparently inspired by the textile designs of the early 20th century. The box itself is Sky&rsquo;s best yet, sporting a 2TB hard drive (room for 350 hours of HD recordings) and Wi-Fi for fuss-free on-demand streaming.</p> <p><a href="https://designerbox.sky.com/">sky.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sophie Dahl Sky+HD 2TB box (from £200)" alt="Sophie Dahl Sky+HD 2TB box (from £200)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sophie-dahl-sky-box.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Verso Prologue Kindle Fire cover (£30) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kindle Fire tablet will never look better than when it&rsquo;s clothed in Verso&rsquo;s fine garments &ndash; a protective book-style cover made from a woven fabric with a microfibre lining. Note: it won&rsquo;t fit the latest generation of Kindle Fire models, only the first.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Verso-Versailles-Cover-Kindle-Black/dp/B0064RY5PO/">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Verso Prologue Kindle Fire cover (£30)" alt="Verso Prologue Kindle Fire cover (£30)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/verso-prologue-cover.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cath Kidston iPhone case (£25) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cath Kidston&rsquo;s designs aren&rsquo;t everyone&rsquo;s cup of lapsang souchong &ndash; but for those whose tastes run towards the flowery, the spotty and, er, the bird-y, one of these iPhone cases will surely hit the mark. It&rsquo;ll fit iPhone 5 and 5S models.</p> <p><a href="http://store.apple.com/uk/product/HD134ZM/A/cath-kidston-snap-on-case-for-iphone-5?fnode=47">store.apple.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Cath Kidston iPhone case (£25)" alt="Cath Kidston iPhone case (£25)" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/cath-kidston-iphone-5-case.jpg?1386680510" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Christmas 2013 Digital Music System Gift Guides Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:04:18 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429799 at http://www.stuff.tv Christmas Gift Guide 2013: 12 gadgets and presents for tech hipsters http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-those-who-hang-hipsters/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What to buy for the hipster who has everything, and bought it long before it went mainstream? We&#039;ve rounded up some gifts from the bleeding edge of cool </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boomf Instagram Marshmallows" alt="Boomf Instagram Marshmallows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/boomf.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Well-dressed, achingly cool and handsome&hellip; you&rsquo;re the person your hipster friend regards as a guru.&nbsp;</p> <p>So, get them started on the pathway to cool with this selection of de rigeur, dramatic and downright essential hipster gadget and gear gifts.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pitango bikes (from £375) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You&rsquo;re in a tricky position here. Head to Pitango&rsquo;s website and you can pick &lsquo;n&rsquo; mix components and colours to create your giftee&rsquo;s perfect bike. But how do you know you will get it right? How radical to go with the colours and contrasts? Drop bars or flat bars?</p> <p>Glory or shame await you come Christmas morning, but two things are guaranteed: it&rsquo;ll be unique, and it&rsquo;ll be well-made.</p> <p><a href="http://www.pitangobikes.com/">pitangobikes.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pitango bikes" alt="Pitango bikes" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Pitango-bikes.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Solo Tea Egg (£15) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>British men and women have been surviving perfectly well on humble teabags for many, many decades. There is absolutely no reason whatsoever to go buying your own loose tea leaves, and infusing them in a cup of perfectly heated water using this tea &lsquo;egg&rsquo;.</p> <p>Except&hellip; that it looks really cool, it promises better tasting tea, it lets you choose your own perfect blend and it takes longer out of your day than whacking a bag in a mug. So, overall, we&rsquo;re in.</p> <p><a href="http://www.95percent.co.uk/eva-solo-black-tea-egg.html" target="_blank">95percent.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Eva Solo Tea Egg" alt="Eva Solo Tea Egg" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Eva-Solo-Tee-Egg.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Native Union Clic Metal (£60) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The trick with cases, for the committed streetwise sass, is to try and find something to cover the back of your iPhone that costs more than the back of your iPhone. Enter the Clic Metal, which uses actual wood (walnut or cherry) along with a provocative flash of actual metal. Pricey, but really, really nice.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nativeunion.com/uk/cases/clic-metal-for-iphone-5-5s.html" target="_blank">nativeunion.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Native Union Clic Metal" alt="Native Union Clic Metal" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/native-union-clic-metal.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Volcom Voyage (£40) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Base layers. You can get them in UniQlo for a few quid. But this person that you&rsquo;re buying for, they&rsquo;re the type that wants a &pound;40 base layer with a cosmic tie-dye design because they&rsquo;re probably going to get all their kit off in an Alpine bar somewhere during a particularly hilarious gluhwein boat race. Well, Santa be praised, here it is.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boardshop.co.uk/volcom-snow-voyage-crew-base-layer-top-space-print/g2151300-spp/" target="_blank">boardshop.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Volcom Voyage" alt="Volcom Voyage" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/volcom-voyage.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pebble Smartwatch (US$150) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s the watch that simply everyone is talking about, darling. And, unlike most fashionable gadgets, it is more affordable and more customisable than its megacorp copycats. If you can find one, it&rsquo;s the grown-up&rsquo;s Furby of 2013.</p> <p><a href="https://getpebble.com/" target="_blank">getpebble.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pebble Smartwatch" alt="Pebble Smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pebble-smartwatch_2.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Cyber-shot QX10 (£165) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Hipster-geek doesn&rsquo;t want a normal camera, despite some of them being quite cool, and some of them being really good at taking pictures.</p> <p>The QX10 will get you noticed, even if its for the fact that you&rsquo;re taking ages to take a photo because you&rsquo;re pairing, and you&rsquo;re placing the lens somewhere clever and you&rsquo;re showing everyone the live viewfinder on your phone. The QX10: little, unecessary, hip.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sony.co.uk/product/dsc-qx-series/dsc-qx10" target="_blank">sony.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Cyber-shot QX10" alt="Sony Cyber-shot QX10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Sony-Cyber-shot-QX10.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yr T-shirt (from £60 (Liberty), from £28 (Topman)) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even if you were to go all the way to London&rsquo;s Spitalfields Market and buy from a one-time stall-holder who had travelled from Tibet with his bag of five hand-made T-shirts, someone in your Shoreditch local would be wearing the same one. Yr Store is a new idea, letting you customise and print your own T-shirts from machines popping up in London retailers such as Liberty and Topman.</p> <p><a href="http://www.yrsto.re/" target="_blank">yrsto.re</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Yr T-shirt" alt="Yr T-shirt" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Yr-t-shirt.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mujjo Originals 11in MacBook Air sleeve (£45) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make your hipster the envy of their local artisanal coffee house with this gorgeous MacBook Air sleeve, fashioned in felt and leather along appropriately minimalist lines. You can also pick up sleeves for the 13in MacBook Air, Retina MacBook Pro, iPad and iPhone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mujjo-Originals-Collection-Sleeve-Macbook/dp/B008ONRREM" target="_blank">amazon.co.uk</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mujjo Originals 11in MacBook Air sleeve" alt="Mujjo Originals 11in MacBook Air sleeve" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Mujjo-originals-Macbook-Air-11in-Sleeve.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-8"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Boomf Instagram marshmallows (£12) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>What could be more emblematic of the modern hipster than the sepia-tinged Instagram snap? Now you can make those photos tangible, and delicious, in the form of Boomf marshmallows.</p> <p>Fire up the website, connect to Instagram, pick nine of your favourite photos and you&rsquo;re away. For an added layer of precious, precious irony, make marshmallows out of Instagrammed food pictures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boomf.com/">boomf.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Boomf Instagram marshmallows" alt="Boomf Instagram marshmallows" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/boomf_0.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-9"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Revo Monocle 24 SuperConnect Radio (£300) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Produced in association with hipster trendy types Monocle, this digital radio looks appropriately swanky &ndash; and it has technical smarts, too. aptX streaming means it pumps out CD-quality sound, and it&rsquo;ll play nice with iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth connectivity.</p> <p>Oh, and it has a button that&rsquo;ll take you straight to the monocle 24 live stream. Instant credibility.</p> <p><a href="https://monocle.com/shop/homeware/revo-monocle-24-superconnect-radio/" target="_blank">monocle.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Revo Monocle 24 SuperConnect Radio" alt="Revo Monocle 24 SuperConnect Radio" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/revo-monocle-24-superconnect-r-525fef1913465.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-10"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teenage Engineering OP-1 (£680) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s Scandinavian and it looks like it belongs in a 1980s toyshop, which immediately counts in the OP-1&#39;s favour among the hipster fraternity. But look closer, and it reveals itself as a superpowered synth &ndash; with an arsenal of tricks including a synthesiser, sampler, drum machine, sequencer, multitrack recorder, FM radio and probably the kitchen sink, too.</p> <p>We <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/teenage-engineering-op-1/review" target="_blank">called it</a> &ldquo;the best thing to happen in music gadgetry for years,&rdquo; and we weren&rsquo;t kidding.</p> <p><a href="http://www.soundsliveshop.com/p/Teenage_Engineering_OP-1_Synthesizer/TE-OP-1-SYNTH?CAWELAID=1830894581&amp;catargetid=1820213715&amp;cadevice=c&amp;cagpspn=pla&amp;gclid=CIzwhv3hh7sCFWzItAodhzEAQA">soundsliveshop.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Teenage Engineering OP-1" alt="Teenage Engineering OP-1" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/teenage-engineering-op-1.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-11"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ziiiro Titan Pocket Watch (£113) </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Wristwatches are so mainstream. For the achingly hip, nothing less than a fob watch will do. This one, made by Hong Kong-based Ziiiro, combines the whimsy of a pocket watch with the incomprehensible digital displays that design aficionados love. You may not know what the time is, but you&rsquo;ll look cool doing it.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dezeenwatchstore.com/shop/titan-black/" target="_blank">dezeenwatchstore.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Ziiiro Titan Pocket Watch" alt="Ziiiro Titan Pocket Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ziiiro-titan.jpg?1386680642" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/christmas-2013/christmas-gift-guide-2013-12-gadgets-and-presents-those-who-hang-hipsters/feature#comments Christmas 2013 Digital Music System Gift Guides Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:22:36 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429541 at http://www.stuff.tv Pure aims to crack America with Connect music streaming service http://www.stuff.tv/digital-music-system/pure-takes-fight-stateside-streamers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pure takes its Connect service and Jongo streaming systems Stateside to show the big boys how it&#039;s done </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pure Jongo with Connect " alt="Pure Jongo with Connect " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Pure-Jongo-Connect.jpg?1382697895" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Pure, British purveyor of fine desktop radios and in-car audio systems, has announced that it's taking its music streaming service, Connect, stateside.</p> <p>The launch coincides with the US debut of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pure-digital/pure-reveals-s340b-wireless-multi-room-speaker-system/news" target="_blank">Jongo</a>&nbsp;multiroom Wi-Fi music system, which now plays nicely with the&nbsp;<a href="http://connect.pure.com/p#!/uk" target="_blank">Connect</a> streaming service and is already available to buy in Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-stinson" title="View user profile.">Ben Stinson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Move over, Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As much as Pure would like any user to sign up to Connect, the service really comes into its own when partnered with a Jongo. A little bit like <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/spotify/why-you-should-care-about-spotify-connect/feature" target="_blank">Spotify's own Connect tech</a>, your phone, tablet or PC becomes a remote control for the home audio system, allowing you to control the playlist and radio streams and sync to every Jongo you have (Spotify only streams to a single device at the moment).</p> <p>Pure's focused its multi-room efforts on making sure tracks can be seamlessly synced to every Jongo in your house. It reckons competitor systems (*cough* Sonos) use inferior syncing technology to the proprietary&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imgtec.com/News/Release/index.asp?NewsID=799" target="_blank">Caskeid&nbsp;</a>system created by parent company and silicon wizard Imagination Technologies.&nbsp;</p> <p>Caskeid apparently reduces sync delay to an imperceptible 50 nanoseconds, but the really interesting news is that Pure is planning to license the technology out to third parties so that they can work just as seamlessly with the Jongo system, and with Connect.</p> <p>Stay tuned for a review of Connect and the full Jongo speaker range from us soon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="640" height="1136" title="Spotify Connect" alt="Spotify Connect" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/image-1.png?1382697895" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/digital-music-system/pure-takes-fight-stateside-streamers/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/digital-music-system/pure-takes-fight-stateside-streamers/news#comments Digital Music System Pure Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:34:43 +0000 Ben Stinson 1428349 at http://www.stuff.tv Sonos Digital Music System http://www.stuff.tv/digital-music-system/sonos-digital-music-system/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sonos has been in the multi-room music game since the very beginning – but is its iPod-styled kit still the gold standard for streaming? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sonos Digital Music System" alt="Sonos Digital Music System" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sonos_0_0.jpg?1365760008" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>UPDATE</strong> (April 2012) Who needs to drill holes and re-plaster walls to get a multiroom music system at home? Not you. With Sonos, creating a simple two-zone system is an idiot-proof doddle: the cheapest way would be to combine two of the new Play:3 units with the Sonos Bridge router. Want to go more high end? Hook up a ZP90 Zoneplayer to your existing hi-fi and router, add speakers to the amplified ZP120 in another room, and enjoy. Upgrade with more Zoneplayers like the Play:5 and control it all with the free iOS or Android apps.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £700.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Simple to setup </div> <div class="field-item even"> Keep most wiring at bay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Does require a touch of hard-wiring to work </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plummeting price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So, is Sonos still the hottest thing in wireless hi-fi? You bet. Thanks to recent upgrades – you can now buy the cheaper, amp-free ZP80 Zone Player and two controllers as the BU130 bundle for £700 – it’s now even within the grasp of the financially challenged, who could previously only admire it from afar.</p> <p>The main difference between the Sonos approach and other wireless systems is that it doesn’t have a hard disk. Instead, it’s designed to be hooked up to your PC and Mac and feed on the music already on your home network.</p> <p>The brains of the system is the ZP100 ZonePlayer, which serves as both a 50W amp and wireless distribution hub. Our test kit had two of these babies, one of which needs to be hard-wired to your computer. Thanks to Wi-Fi, the other can be placed anywhere. And if you live in a replica of Buckingham Palace, you’ll be pleased to hear that up to 32 ZP100s can be supported.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The remote part </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once you’ve connected some speakers – either Sonos’ own SP100s or your own – the fun really begins. The Sonos sounds great, and the results can easily rival any mini hi-fi system. It also supports a big range of music formats including Apple Lossless, although songs bought from iTunes annoyingly aren’t supported.</p> <p>You’ll soon forget about this minor grievance, though, when you pick up the remote. This rechargeable, iPod-esque magic tablet is a joy to use and relays such information as what’s playing, in which zone it’s playing and what’s coming next, while offering unnecessary delights like album art on its brilliant colour LCD.</p> <p>As you may have guessed, we love the Sonos. It’s a shame that one of the ZonePlayers has to be hard-wired to your network, but you can’t have it all. Music-lovers with particularly tight wallets should take a look at the more limited but better value charms of the Squeezebox3, but for simplicity, quality and functionality there’s still no beating a Sonos.</p> <p>Related Reviews</p> <p><a href="http://stuff.tv/review/philips-wacs700/default.aspx">Philips WACS700</a></p> <p><a href="http://stuff.tv/review/cambridge-audio-640h-mw/default.aspx">Cambridge Audio 640H-MW</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Still the king of multi-room music, and now much more affordable. The Sonos is a pleasure to use, sounds great and looks stunning. We like</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/sonos-digital-music-system </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/digital-music-system/sonos-digital-music-system/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/digital-music-system/sonos-digital-music-system/review#comments Digital Music System Sonos Streaming Fri, 27 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 6985 at http://www.stuff.tv