The WantList: amazing things to buy this week and beyond
Gadgets, booze and more - this is what we recommend.
Welcome to The WantList, our regular list of the things we have seen recently that we simply have to recommend.
It could be anything: a fantastic dram of whisky, the latest gadget or something that has simply changed our life for the better.
We'll be updating this one regularly, so make sure you give it a bookmark. Once we've given a product a try and like what we see, it'll go in here.
This week we've added a snazzy pair of football boots, an iconic Lego set, a surprise new iPhone and more.
Puma FUTURE NJR Creativity football boots
Two sporting legends have teamed-up to create a pair of football boots: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior and Puma. The boots are just part of a collection that amounts to pretty much a whole football kit, plus some casual wear. But these shoes have the most interesting stuff going on. Alongside the colourful outer, they use Puma’s FUZIONFIT360 with PWRTAPE upper — which feels like a really secure sock. The upper is made of 30%-plus recycled materials, and this true statement pair is available to buy now.
Green Spot Quails' Gate whisky
Produced in partnership with a Canadian winery, this whiskey is finished in pinot noir barrels, after being matured in the rather more traditional Sherry casks. The tasting notes talk of cranberries and apple, clove and nutmeg, with a toasted wood finish. This is a limited edition whiskey, and part of the Wine Geese Series, celebrating Irish families who established wineries across the world.
Bang & Olufsen A9 5th Gen
The A9 is the most iconic of all the modern Bang & Olufen speakers. It’s a huge but elegant disc that sits on Scandi-style wooden legs in a tripod arrangement. A true eye-catcher, but it sounds great too. We’re now in the 5th Generation of this line, which is more than 10 years old. The latest version upgrades to the Mozart platform, which basically means it’s smarter and faster than the 4th Gen A9 from 2019.
- Available later this month
LEGO Jurassic Park Visitor Center set
A stack of new LEGO Jurassic Parks sets are on the way, and the 693-piece Visitor Center is the headliner. It includes a raptor, a T-Rex, plus the iconic T-Rex skeleton from the original Jurassic Park movie. Six regular minifigs representing key characters from the film are in the box too. You can pre-order now, and sets start shipping out from June 1. It's here to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie.
iPhone 14 in yellow
Phones arriving in slightly new colours rarely make headlines. But a yellow iPhone 14? That’s worth a mention. Both the standard and Pro models are available in yellow, and the colour is seen on the aluminium/steel side frame too. It’s a slightly more subdued yellow tone than the old yellow iPhone XR, but is still the boldest iPhone 14 colour out there, alongside the more familiar red.
Star Wars Hasbro The Black Series Bo-Katan Kryze Helmet
With The Mandalorian back on Disney Plus for a third season, there's a ton of decent merchandise out which celebrates the show. Our pick is this Black Series Bo-Katan Kryze helmet. Not only is it a faithful recreation of the look, it lights up and has its own heads-up display, too.
Ooni Volt 12 indoor/outdoor pizza oven
Ooni pizza ovens typically use wood pellets or gas as their fuel. They’re pretty much universally wonderful, but can only be safely used outdoors. That changes now because the Ooni Volt 12 can be used indoors. Or outdoors, thanks to IPX4 water resistance. It’s a plug-in device, and can reach temperatures of 450 degrees centigrade. This is significantly higher than popular models like the Delizia Ferrari G3, able to cook a pizza as quickly as 90 seconds, Neapolitan style.
Guinness Draught Nitrosurge
Is there a drink more particular about how it is served than a pint of Guinness? Guinness has made a little device, a wee doobry, that pops onto the top of Guinness Nitrosurge cans to ensure a pro-grade pour each time. Two rechargeable AAA batteries power the device, and while you do have to do the classic pour-wait-pour move, it's an awful lot more affordable than getting your own home draught setup.
HONOR Magic Vs
HONOR's beautiful folding phone has finally been confirmed for a UK launch after its original November 2022 announcement. Open it up, book-like, to reveal the giant 7.9-inch screen. There’s also a slim 6.45-inch screen on the outside, which should do the job for more day-to-day phone interactions. It’s significantly thinner than the spotlight-stealing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4. Cameras are compromise-free too. You get a 3x zoom, giant 54MP main sensor and 50MP ultra-wide.
Fujifilm INSTAX MINI 12
Instant print cameras may be seen as retro, but they have a charm phone cameras can't replicate. Snap, print, and a handful of seconds later you have a tangible little memory moment you can give someone. The Instax Mini 12 is quite similar to last year's Instax Mini 11, but does have some important tweaks. The Parallax Correction feature means the viewfinder will offer a closer preview of the actual shot for close-ups.
Hendrick’s Flora Adora Gin
You probably know Hendrick’s gin already, but this is something else. Flora Adora is part of Hendrick’s Cabinet of Curiosities range. Its base is classic Hendrick’s, but then additional layers of botanicals are introduced to bring new complexity to the flavour. There’s more of a floral dimension and what Hendrick’s calls a “fresh, herbal character.” You can expect to pay just a little more than the standard Hendrick’s price for a 70cl bottle.
OPPO Find N2 Flip
This is the first OPPO flip phone released outside of China, but this mobile giant has been perfecting the formula for years. It’s a clamshell-style foldable with a 6.8-inch inner screen, 3.26-inch outer screen and a zero-gap hinge, unlike most of its rivals. At £849 it’s even priced like some of the most affordable normie flagship phones. Foldables are finally going mainstream.
Few gadgets get us excited like an 8-year-old opening a games console on Christmas morning these days. But the PSVR 2 does. This second-generation of PlayStation VR massively ramps up visual fidelity, and cuts the cables down to a single USB-C that plugs into your PS5. That’s the sole bad news — you will need a PS5. However, just check out footage of Horizon Call of the Mountain if you want to see what a step forwards this is for console virtual reality.
IK Multimedia ToneX Pedal
It’s hard enough to fit one guitar amp in most homes. This little Tonex box can reproduce the tones of thousands of the things, learning how they sound. And it’s less than half the price of its Kemper and Quad Cortex rivals. Don’t have a classic amp to feed this little box? Just use one of the hundreds of presets, or download someone else’s amp creation online. Limitless tones on tap.
Shargeek Retro 67 GaN charger
New meets old in this smart GaN charger, which offers much more efficient, cooler charging of all your gadgets. But it’s shaped like an original Apple Macintosh from 1984, complete with faux disk drive. There are three USB-C ports up top, capable of sharing out a maximum of 67W of power. Grab it at a lower early bird price over at IndieGoGo.
Highland Park 54 Year Old
Have a spare £39k lying around? You can buy Highland Park’s “oldest and rarest whisky to date.” Born in the same year as Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, this single malt Scotch Whisky has been maturing for 54 years, since 1968. Only 225 bottles exist, and are on sale at Berry Bros. & Rudd and The Whisky Shop. This whisky has been sat in ex-sherry casks since 2008 to add depth to the flavour.
Hailed as a return to form by some, the OnePlus 11 offers the classic OnePlus formula of a true top-end phone for less than you’d pay from Apple or Samsung. It offers the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 brains, a no-fluff triple rear camera including a 2x zoom and an all glass and metal design. It’s roughly the equivalent of the Samsung Galaxy S23+ for hundreds less. Nice.
This alien egg is the portable version of Devialet’s famous Phantom wireless speaker. It’s of a much less intimidating size and price, but still looks like nothing else out there. You get Devialet’s signature ultra-deep bass, 10-hour battery life and six speaker drivers built into a mini, roughly 20cm, sphere small enough to carry around with you. It supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, giving it a dual personality. It’s just adept behaving like a home speaker as a pure portable
Lego Lord of the Rings: Rivendell
Lego sets based on the Lord of the Rings world have been around for more than a decade, but this Rivendell epic is the biggest yet. It’s a 6167-piece recreation of a couple of crucial scenes from LoTR's elven hangout, centred around the scene were the fellowship is formed in the first movie.
15 minifigs are included and when built it’s a whopping 75cm wide. It’s a bit of a toughie apparently — recommended for 18+, and not because there are naughty bits involved. Available from March 8.
Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection whisky
Flipping 007 around, this Macallan James Bond 60th Anniversary Collection whisky costs £700 a bottle and will be available from Harrods from February 19. There are six bottle designs, each representing one of the six decades James Bond has been out there popping caps in the bad guys.
Sadly, we don’t get the face of any of the famous Bond actors splashed over the box art, but we guess Macallan was aiming for something a bit classier with this one. They do, however, feature sketches from the films’ productions.
If you want true high-end sound for your movie and gaming sessions, or legit quality time with a new album, look no further than the HD660S2. These are audiophile-grade open back headphones. They are completely unsuitable for portable use, as they leak sound freely and don’t isolate you from outside noise at all.
However, they will sound absolutely fantastic indoors, with the kind of openness and coherence the average soundbar or Bluetooth speaker can’t hope to match. This S2 model lowers the HD660's bass floor for even greater low-end impact.
We have been scaring ourselves rigid with the new Dead Space remake. This stunning next-gen realisation of the classic horror game is an absolute delight to play. The graphics have been completely overhauled (we played the PS5 version) and the shock factor is still there with the gameplay.
This one is up there with The Last Of Us remake in terms of quality - we can't get enough of the 3D audio addition - and the way the remake has been handled. Stunning stuff.
Avi-8 x Royal British Legion watch
As the clever name suggests, AVI-8 is a watch specialist that make timepieces that commemorate the aircraft, people and history of military aviation. Its latest launch centres on The Falklands War and is a beautiful watch made in collaboration with The Royal British Legion, with money from each sale going to the charity.
A number of colours are available - though some are already sold out - and each watch is made from stainless steel, with a leather strap. Two poppies can be found on the device, one on the crown and one on the third hand, adding to the tribute of those who lost their lives during the conflict some 40 years ago.
Sky has been very busy when it comes to innovations this year. First there was Sky Glass, for those who want that all-in-one Sky experience mounted on their wall. Now comes Sky Stream, a titchy little streaming box that does pretty much everything you need for the full-fat Sky experience, without the need of a bigger box or a dish - that’s because it all works through Wi-Fi.
Sky Stream offers Sky and Netflix in one place, smart search functionality, voice control and a handy restart feature - so you won’t miss the beginning of a show again.
Courvoisier Rouge Luxe
Given that we are coming up to the festive season, many of you will be stocking up on those spirits that will make the celebrations all that more special. We will be making sure that there’s a bottle of Courvoisier Rouge in our drinks cabinet. There’s a beautiful red colour to both the bottle and the spirit and the cognac has great notes of vanilla and dried fruits, mixed with a slight woody-nes.
Haig Club x David Beckham Christmas Bottle
Ah, now the festivities can start with the Haig Club x David Beckham special edition bottle which has a fantastic Christmas design. Inside is the same Haig whiskey but it’s the bottle we are lusting after here, with a Christmas tree design that’s accompanied by football-like baubles that's been designed by none other than Golden Balls himself.
Perfect Draft Pro
The Perfect Draft Pro arrived at ShortList Towers just in time for a little celebration we were having, so it was a great opportunity to test this brand-new home keg machine. We were already big fans of the original Perfect Draft but the Pro version really does make you feel like you are pulling pints in your local.
It’s all about precision here, with all-new features which include variable temperature control, app connectivity, faster cooling and the boast of a perfect pour. In our tests, we had no complaints with the beer we were serving and there was far less ‘foam’ waste than the original Perfect Draft created.
Right now, there is a fantastic offer on Perfect Draft Pro, in that you can buy it with the knowledge that if England or Wales with the upcoming World Cup, then Beer Hawk will pay you the price back, with a credit into your Beer Hawk account.
There's also a limited-time chance to get a machine by trading in an old coffee machine. Simply visit the Beer Hawk website and fill in your details. In total, Beer Hawk has 50 PerfectDraft Pro Beer Machines with a free Hawkstone Lager Keg to swap for any 50 working coffee machines.
According to Beer Hawk, entries need to be in by 16/11/2022 and the lucky deal recipients will be selected at random and contacted within 10 working days.
When it comes to the kegs you can use with it, there are over 70 to choose from - including Vocation, Mikkeller, Goose Island and more.
OPPO Reno8 Pro
We have been trying out the OPPO Reno8 Pro for a while now and are impressed with the handset. It’s got a 6.7-inch Ultra-Clear AMOLED Screen, super-fast charging - going to 50% in just 11 minutes - and a ton of imaging features. Top of these are the 4K Ultra HDR Video mode, as well as AutoFocus Smart Selfie functionality.
We used the phone to capture images of a recent Champions League game and were impressed with the clarity of the 50MP images - it definitely feels like a phone punching above its mid-range price of £599.
Once you try a pair of Nura headphones, then it is hard to go back to ‘normal’ earphones. That’s because the ear-mapping technology used by the Australian audio company is so good. Its latest earphones, the NuraTrue Pro have been in our ears for a good while now and we are really impressed with the sound, the noise cancelling and the ease of use of the things.
There’s multipoint pairing on board and they have a really smart design - while they look chunky at first, once in the ear they sit nice and flush with the rest of your face. Battery is decent - we clocked 8 hours from the buds, and another 24 hours charge in the case. While they took a little getting used to, the touch controls are responsive, with the ability to shift between noise cancelling and social mode in seconds.
God Of War Ragnarok
2022 may be nearing its end but God Of War Ragnarok has made a late - and ultimately successful bid - for game of the year. Ragnarok is a masterclass of storytelling, by way of brutal fight scenes and some of the best graphics we have ever seen on the PS5.
While it would be good to know the previous story beforehand, there is a small intro for the uninitiated and from there the game will take over your life, with its world exploration, variety of enemies and myth building. Stunning stuff.
Nothing Ear (Stick)
Nothing is fast becoming one of our favourite tech brands, with its thoughtful approach to making products that stand out in a very crowded gadget market. The Nothing Ear (Stick) is the second audio goodie it has released, one that forgoes noise cancelling for comfort.
Coming in an innovative and stylish case, these ear buds have been made to rest on the ears for all-day use, with audio clarity that is decent for both music listening and those important calls you need to make.
Kind on the eye and the pocket, the Nothing Ear (Stick) are decent buds that are well worth considering.
Audio-Technica Sound Burger
Audio-Technica may have won 2022 with its new audio release: it’s bringing back its fantastic Sound Burger portable turntable. 40 years ago, the Sound Burger was the must-have gadget for vinyl enthusiasts and now the series is back with an updated model which is blessed with retro looks and some modern-day smarts - including Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in lithium-ion battery with USB-C charging. This will offer about 12 hours of continuous playback - more importantly, 48 flips of a record.
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Apple Watch Ultra
From £849 /$799
Apple's push into extreme sports territory will have given Garmin sleepless nights, and for good reason: the Apple Watch Ultra goes big in pretty much all areas. Its screen is bigger, its chassis bulkier thanks to a rugged design and battery life is, yep you've guessed it, the biggest yet from an Apple Watch.
Couple this with a fantastic customisable action button, a new compass and back-tracking feature options and what you have is one of the most exciting Apple products in years.
LAVAIR EXO Reflective trainers
We are big fans of luxury trainer brand LAVAIR. Its AW22 collection recently dropped and we can't help but be enamoured by the EXO Reflective range. This is a special edition of the London-based brand's best-selling EXO range and from our tests we can confirm it's a fantastic-looking and feeling trainer. There is a fair amount of chunk to the sole of the thing, which make something of a statement, but it's the reflective side paneling that makes these trainers truly stand out.
Smeg x Veuve Clicquot fridge
Now, this is the kind of opulence we can get behind. Smeg has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot for its latest collaboration - creating a fridge range that is perfect to store your bottles of bubbly in. The special editions of Smeg's FAB fridge come in two sizes: a mini style and a full-size FAB28 statement fridge. Oh, and we know you want to know so we'll put you out of your misery. The big fridge can house up to 52 bottles of champers!
The FAB10 will be priced at £2,499.99 and the FAB28 at £3,499.99 and will be available to pre-order from Smeg in November.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro
£429 / $449
We've been testing this one for a few weeks now, so look out for a full review soon. But for now, just take our word for it: the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Pro is one of the best smartwatches we have ever tested. If you are an Android user, then there isn't a better wearable out there for you.
It has a fantastic Super AMOLED display, well over two day's battery use, a really nice D-Buckle band and oodles of fitness options for you to choose to help monitor your fitness.
Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless headphones
£299 / $349.99
Sennheiser has completely revamped its over-ear Momentum range. While we kind of miss the industrial-looking cans of the past, the new look is utter class and the Momentum 4 Wireless headphones have a fantastic dollop of audio prowess.
The Sennheiser Momentum 4 Wireless are some of the most comfortable headphones we have used and one of the longest-lasting, too, at 60 hours between battery charge. The noise cancelling is fantastic, as is the actual sound you can hear. Oh, and it took seconds to set these headphones up - which definitely isn't the case with other wireless headphones on the market!
Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey
We have been taste testing the Sagamore Spirit Signature Rye Whiskey of late and are really impressed. It's a rye whiskey from Baltimore, which is sweeter than from other areas of the US and a perfect base for a Manhattan and Old Fashioned. We found it superb on its own or as part of a whiskey cocktail.
Cocktail-wise, we tried a Sagamore Rye-Garita (45ml Sagamore Spirit Rye Whiskey, 15ml Orange liqueur, 30ml Lime Juice, 15ml Agave Nectar) and haven't stopped thinking about it since.
Huawei Watch D
The Huawei Watch D was revealed a while back but now we have had confirmation that it is coming to the UK. The Watch D is pretty special as it has the power to measure blood pressure - it's so precise that it's been given regulatory approval for the UK and Europe. It's a USP (no other mainstream smartwatch has this feature) that will catch the eye of many who need to keep their blood pressure in check. The watch does this thanks to its strap which inflates. Impressive stuff. The Huawei Watch D will be available to buy come October.
Focal Utopia headphones (2022)
£4.699 / $5,000
Okay, get ready for your jaw to drop. The Focal Utopia headphones are arguably the best headphones you can get, anywhere. The are open back, so pity whoever is in the room with you when you wear them. But this technology offers the ultimate in sound clarity.
Focal has given its Utopia range a major upgrade for 2022, with M-shaped drivers and M-shaped grilles enabling even clearer and more accurate musical reproduction. They have also been given a lighter, honeycomb design which aids in sound clarity (and looks fantastic, too).
Yes, the Focal Utopia headphones come at a hefty price, but sonically they absolutely won't let you down.
If you are harking for a game that brings back the old-school love of basketball then NBA 2K23. While the graphics have been improved and the gameplay retooled, the standout for us playing the new NBO video game was the Jordan Challenge - something that we haven't seen in an NBA game for over a decade.
This stunning feature is a playable historical timeline of the greatest basketball player who ever lived - 15 legendary games are available - and we loved it. Couple this with other retro delights available throughout and this one is a nostalgia fest that we have had on repeat since launch.
Ruark R2 MK4
Ruark always make fantastic-looking devices and the Ruark R2 MK4 is of no exception. The R2 is equipped with DAB+, FM, and Internet radio tuners and supports the likes of Spotify, Amazon Music and Deezer. Its retro-modern design is as sleek as they come and the smaller footprint of the thing means you can use it pretty much everywhere in your home.
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Courvoisier reveals stunning new look for its bottles
Courvoisier recently revealed a sumptuous bottle redesign that calls back to the rich history of the cognac brand. According to Courvoisier, the striking new look "rediscovers distinctive codes from centuries past that made Courvoisier iconic during the Belle Époque era, the opening of the Eiffel Tower and while gracing the royal courts of Europe during the 20th century."
We got a bottle in to test recently and can confirm that the new look is a great one and the spirit inside is as good as it's ever been.
Alongside the bottle redesign, Courvoisier has also announced the retirement of its sixth Chief Blender, Patrice Pinet. Thibaut Hontanx has been revealed as the brand's seventh Chief Blender.
Adidas' RPT-02 SOL headphones are powered by any light
Adidas' latest headphones, the RPT-02 SOL, are powered by light... any light! The self-charging headphones have been built using recycled plastics and have been, according to Adidas, designed to champion sustainability and drive an active lifestyle.
They have been designed in partnership with the Swedish solar technology innovators Exeger. It's the RPT-02 SOL headband that's key to the solar charging. It incorporates the latest light cell material – PowerFoyle which gathers energy from both natural and artificial light. With this tech on board, you can count on up to 80 hours of battery life.
Salcombe Brewery’s Atlas IPA is a lip-smacking limited edition
Salcombe Brewery has a brand-new IPA that we have been lucky enough to taste test. Atlas is part of the brewery's Small Batch series which means it's strictly limited edition.
Atlas session IPA showcases a combination of hops (British, US and Australian varieties) and the mix tastes fantastic, with hints of peach, blueberry and papaya. It's tropical and hoppy and very sessionable.
Audio Pro A10 MkII: upgraded multi-room speaker revealed
Audio Pro's super-smart speaker range have been made even smarter thanks to a brand-new multi-room update – the A10 MkII. Packed with multi-room options, the speaker works with AirPlay 2, Google Cast, and the dedicated Audio Pro platform.
The new Audio Pro speaker might be small but its packs some serious sound, thanks to a dedicated woofer and something called Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) tech.
Burts Ridges new flavours revealed - offer spice and surf
Burts Snacks have launched two new bold flavours of its Ridges Crisps range: Reaper Chilli & Lime and Steak Surf & Turf. The crisps are hand-cooked in small batches in Devon, with local ingredients.
We've taste tested and were impressed with the lime-soaked chilli heat from the Reaper range, but it's the sea-faring Surf & Turf that really tickled our taste buds.
The Ridges range will be available in independent shops and online with, costing £1.30 per 50g pack.
Grado's new Statement headphones woo with wood
Grado’s latest Statement GS1000x and GS3000x wooden headphones look fantastic. They feature new fourth generation X drivers, while combining cocobolo, maple, ipê wood and metal, encasing what is the biggest driver found in a Grado headphone.
The GS3000x and GS1000x also comes with an improved 12-conductor braided cable and new headband design. As with all Grado headphones, they have been hand assembled in Brooklyn, New York.
Wolf Blass celebrates House of the Dragon in style
As House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, nears its launch date Wolf Blass and Warner Bros. have teamed up to launch a limited-edition wine.
The Fire & Blood Cabernet Shiraz, according to Wolf Blass is "a deliciously fiery, classic Australian red blend to be enjoyed through every exciting moment of the new series".
According to Chris Hatcher, Wolf Blass Chief Winemaker, the wine "is crimson red in colour with aromas of dark fruits, blackberry and ripe plums, with a lift of varietal cabernet on the nose and a hint of savoury spice."
The wine will launch in three distinct, fire breathing, limited-edition labels, the Wolf Blass Fire & Blood Cabernet Shiraz features the franchise’s most feared protagonists – The Dragons and is set to cost £13-£15.
HYPERBOOM is made of the white stuff
We were bowled over by the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM when it first launched at the end of 2020 and now it is back with a brand-new white colourway. The HYPERBOOM is the bassiest speaker we have ever tested. It comes with a battery that lasts some 24 hours, is Bluetooth compatible so you can play music straight from your phone. And, given this is both an indoors and outdoor speaker, the adaptive EQ makes sure that the sound automatically adjusts fill any space.
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 is the latest iteration of Samsung's foldable odyssey. The handset is as cutting edge as you can get. It's Samsung's most powerful smartphone, offering a 6.2-inch Cover Screen which folds out into a 7.6-inch Main Screen. You can also go hands-free with the thing, as it literally stands alone.
Couple this with five cameras, speedy charging and a PC-like experience (thanks to an Android OS that's optimised for large screens), and what you have is another fantastic foldable from Samsung.
Epic Spider-Man Edition Gaming Chair
Noble Chairs has teamed up with Disney to celebrate 60 years of Spider-Man, with this brand-new Epic Series gaming chair. Upholstered in a durable PU leather, this Spider-Man Edition gaming chair features specially commissioned artwork and design which has iconic Spider-Man lettering on the back and the spider emblem stitched in red.
The chair is one of the comfiest around, thanks to award-winning ergonomics, and it has been designed for use on both hard and soft flooring.
TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition
Another week another TAG release but this one is something quite special. The new TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition is, according to TAG, "a luxury connected timepiece inspired by the design of the iconic all-electric Porsche Taycan collection, with exclusive Wear OS features for Porsche owners where information from their car is displayed directly on the watch face."
Not just a pretty (watch) face, the TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 - Porsche Edition has a range of fitness features, including guided workouts built into the TAG Heuer Sport app on the watch. Compared to the previous iteration, it has a brighter screen, better contrast, and a battery life that lasts 30% longer.
Lacoste Run Spin Eco Trainers
The Run Spin Eco is Lacoste's latest trainer drop and its most sustainable shoe to date. The reason: the environmentally-friendly (and cool-looking) design has been created with recycled textile and synthetic uppers, complete with a sustainable textile tongue, water-based ink branding and the all-important embroidered crocodile on the quarter. The trainers have been given the breathability factor so they are ideal for all-day wear. Colour-wise, they come in white and off-white / black and off-white.
AM Clean Sound x Keith Haring
Premium record-cleaning maestros AM Clean Sound have announced another collaboration - after their ace Ghostly International, Fools Gold and Ninja Tune collections - this time it features the art of celebrated New York artist Keith Haring. In the capsule collection, there's AM's original vinyl brush, a vinyl cleaning kit, a record tote bag, a record weight, and anti-static record mat - all with Haring's signature designs.
LEGO Galaxy Explorer
LEGO is currently celebrating 90 years on this planet - check out the ace 90 Years Of Play site for more details - and to celebrate this fact, it's re-releasing one of the most classic LEGO sets of all time, the LEGO Galaxy set.
This Galaxy Explorer re-imagining of the iconic 70s LEGO set comprises 1,254-pieces and includes four astronauts and their robot helper, plus a surface rover and accessories.
OnePlus is in charge with its latest smartphone
OnePlus unveiled its latest smartphone at a swanky New York launch recently. It comes mere months after the launch of the OnePlus 10 Pro and offers more power and battery prowess. The handset can be charged in under 20 minutes to full, which is impressive. Couple this with a gorgeous 4K screen, a premium glass back and some gaming grunt and what you have is a decent Android contender.
HMV 100th Anniversary Turntable
Pro-Ject’s limited-edition turntable has us in a spin
HMV is celebrating some 100 years of being on this earth, with a limited-edition turntable that features its mascot Nipper. The music retailer has teamed up with Henley Audio, who are behind the fantastic Pro-Ject turntable range. HMV’s limited edition record player is a new take on Pro-Ject’s T1 Phono SB Model and looks nice and sleek. The 100th Anniversary Turntable is limited to just 300 units and goes on sale 27th August.
Timex T80 Neon
Timex embraces neon for its latest, iconic watch release
The original Timex T80, released in 1975, was iconic as it was the first time Timex had embraced an LCD screen. Timex’s latest launch pays homage to the T80, with a new neon colourway. The Timex T80 Neon is available in neon pink, orange, green and black, and keeps the rest of the cool stylistic flourishes from the T80, as well as the same date display, stopwatch and alarm functionality.
Meta Quest 2
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