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Smart Home (2018)

Google Home Hub (£139) Google opted for modest with the Home Hub, building a smart home slate more compact and stylish than Amazon’s £220 Echo Show for a significantly lower price. If Google Assistant is your AI butler of choice, the tablet is absolutely unbeatable for controlling connected devices throughout the home. Whether it’s morning […]

Smart Home  (2018)
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Streaming service (2018)

Netflix (£5.99/month) Look, it’s Netflix. If you’re wondering why it’s our streaming service of the year, we can only imagine you’ve somehow managed to binge your way through everything in the entertainment giant’s gargantuan catalogue, and that’s a lot of ‘chilling’. Getting serious for a moment, you might subscribe for the award-winning movies, effects-heavy blockbusters, […]

Streaming service (2018)
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Budget smartphone (2018)

Honor 8X Woop-woop! That’s the sound of da police! The rozzers are after us because the Honor 8X is an absolute steal of a smartphone. You might be tempted to run a mile when you see the word ‘budget,’ but don’t be fooled by the Honor 8X’s tiny price tag, because this bad boy packs […]

Budget smartphone (2018)
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Smartphone (2018)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro We’ve raved about the Huawei P20 Pro for what seems like an eternity, so it was high time something knocked it off its perch… only it’s another Huawei. From the moment we grasped this gorgeous, feature-packed mobile in our mitts, the Stuff team were smitten by the obscene amount of tech […]

Smartphone (2018)
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Game (2018)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (£50) After some seriously heated debate involving raised voices, hollow threats, and the odd potato-based projectile, Red Dead Redemption 2 takes the game of the year title and to be frank, it’s one of the best games we’ve played this console generation. Rockstar’s sprawling Western captivated us from start-to-finish, with its […]

Game  (2018)
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Gaming gadget (2018)

PS4 Pro (£350) Substantial hardware under the hood, including a rapid CPU, powerful graphics chip and bags of memory for game developers to play with, always made the PS4 Pro an enticing proposition, but now Sony’s supercharged console has really got into its stride thanks to the delicious choice of games. Sure, the Xbox One […]

Gaming gadget (2018)
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Compact camera (2018)

Panasonic Lumix TZ200 (£629) The perfect travel compact should capture memories at a moment’s notice. It’s designed to be yanked out of your pocket and take the perfect holiday snap, flexible enough to get close to the action without a big bulky lens, and all while delivering better results than your smartphone. Easy then. Not […]

Compact camera  (2018)
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Fitness tracker (2018)

Fitness Tracker of the Year: Fitbit Charge 3 (£130) With smartwatches becoming commonplace, you may have been wondering whether dedicated fitness trackers were still worth your time. The Fitbit Charge 3 answers that with a resounding ‘yes.’ An easy-to-use workout companion that’s subtle and comfortable, the Charge 3 hits the sweet spot in terms of […]

Fitness tracker (2018)
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Computer (2018)

Apple MacBook Pro (£1749) Windows’ advocates will be quick to point out the Apple MacBook Pro won’t win any value-for-money awards, but as an everyday laptop that’s portable, capable, and most importantly, desirable, it has few peers. The 2018 model might look like a cut and paste of the previous iteration, but it’s a notebook […]

Computer (2018)
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Headphones (2018)

Sony WH-1000XM3 Sony already had form for making some of the best active noise-cancelling headphones for relieving tortured ears, but somehow it’s created an even more compelling package with the WH-1000XM3’s. They’re Chesterfield sofa-comfortable, sound fantastic, and zap an even wider array of frequencies than Bose’s QC35 II. In fact, did Bose just get out-Bose’d? […]

Headphones (2018)
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Hi-Fi (2018)

Sonos Beam (£399) There’s no harm in admitting Sonos’ home cinema gear has always been a bit on the expensive side, but with the Beam, the brand has managed to create a top-notch wireless soundbar that doesn’t break the bank and has the added bonus of Alexa built-in. It sounds ace, looks slick, comes with […]

Hi-Fi (2018)