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Building Lego’s New Star Wars Droids
Lego’s new big Star Wars set, and one you can expect to see a lot more of as we come towards its September 2019 release date, is actually three sets and an app in one box. The Lego Star Wars Boost set lets kids build three iconic droids, including R2
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PRODUCT 01: Fujifilm X-T30
For most people, the first image that springs to mind when they think of a mirrorless camera is the Fujifilm X-series model. The X-T30 is a prime example of the breed, with its classic camera looks delivering instant visual appeal, while also providi
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Google Home Mini
This is a complete Google Assistant device in a teeny, tiny package – it’s the Google equivalent to the Echo Dot, put simply, so it’s microphones and speakers all in one box, and it’s easy to tuck away in a corner. It comes in funkier colours than th
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PRODUCT 02: Olympus E-M10 III
Olympus mirrorless cameras are all based around the Micro Four Thirds image sensor design, which is around 50% smaller in area than the APS-C-sized sensors in the Fujifilm and Sony cameras. This means the size of the whole camera can be reduced. At 1
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Neos SmartCam
This is probably the smart home bargain of the century. It’s a functional, useful, high-quality Wi-Fi-connected camera that costs less than a quarter of what similar models do. It has a Full HD camera, night vision, motion detection, noise detection,
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PRODUCT 03: Sony Alpha a6400
Sony’s professional full-frame mirrorless cameras often steal the limelight, but the company’s smaller-sensor APS-C mirrorless options still deserve attention. The a6400 offers many of the features of the top-of-the-range a6500, but it lacks in-body
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Ring Video Doorbell
Video doorbells are huge in 2019 – every company is getting into the game. The Ring doorbell is really useful not only for letting you know whether it’ll be worth going to the door before you get up (great if you’re ill, or have mobility issues), but
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What To Pack For a Cruise
Packing for a cruise is challenging, as you’re basically packing for different scenarios: it could be hot during the day, freezing after dark… and then there’s the matter of formal night. No wonder the inside of the average cruise suitcase looks like
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VERDICT: The Overall Winner Is…
£899 (with XC 15-45mm lens), fujifilm.com WE’RE IMPRESSED The X-T30 manages to stay ahead of the game by nailing the basics. Stills and video quality are second to none, and the camera rarely misses its mark thanks to incredibly accurate autofocus an
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Swann Wire-Free Security Camera
Made to be a multi-camera security system that covers your whole house, these units are totally wireless, meaning no cable for their video footage, and no power cords. They have rechargeable batteries built in that last three or four weeks, and a mag
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Going Up The Country
If free spirited adventure appeals to you, and you’re in the market for a mobile home to tow along, prepare to be wowed by the Bowlus Road Chief: On The Road Edition. Dubbed ‘the most aerodynamic travel trailer ever built’, this luxury mobile home fo
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Six Lenses To Boost Your Photography Prowess
The X-T30 is available in a kit with a Fujinon XC 15-45mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS PZ lens for just £50 more than its body-only price. It’s as light in your pocket as it is on the camera, but this is a result of the mostly plastic construction that feels at odd
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Ecoolbuy Smart Window Door Sensor
Door sensors are brilliant for ending the nagging worries over whether you closed the bedroom window or back door before you went out – and for letting you know if anyone’s broken in (or, more prosaically, just when your family’s coming and going, if
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5 Essential Add-ons
Adobe Photoshop may be the daddy of image editing software, but its subscription price plan can be somewhat off-putting, especially when Affinity Photo’s one-off, up-front price is so tempting. Yet this is far from some second-rate, no frills softwar
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Ikea Trådfri
Ikea’s smart lights are almost comedically cheap, but really useful in their flexibility. You’ll need the gateway, which connects to your router and controls the bulbs, but that’s just £25. Then you can choose whatever bulbs you need, starting from £
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Live The Slow Life On The High Seas This Summer
Going on holiday is exciting, but it can also be a little stressful… unless you’re booked onto a cruise where everything is taken care of for you. This summer, worry less and enjoy more by sailing around some of the world’s most beautiful destination
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1 Of 3 Tomtom Go Premium X Sat-navs Worth £369 Each!
Worth £1,107 TOTAL! TomTom’s popular range of sat-navs are as smart as can be these days, packed not just with features that make it easy getting from A to B, but with features that work with your phone along the way, further boosting control. The To
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Ikea Kadrilj
We think connected blinds have the potential to be a big part of smart lighting setups – you can set them to raise in the morning, lower at sunset, or come down as part of a movie-night lighting scene. This obviously helps you make the most of natura
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Fire Up The Grill!
A swallow may not make a summer, but a barbecue does – and this year it could be your turn to have everyone dining out in your backyard. If that’s the case, do you have everything in place to make your next barbecue a sizzling success? And no, we’re
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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug HS100
Smart plugs are maybe the perfect place to start building a smart home, since they can turn anything into a connected gadget. Make your lamp activate on a timer without a smart bulb; turn your fan heater on remotely to warm up a room before you go in
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LG C9
Display sizes 55, 65, 77 inches Panel 3840x2160 OLED Image processor Alpha 9 Gen 2 HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG Operating system webOS Connectivity 4x HDMI 2.1, 3x USB 2.0, optical, 3.5mm jack, ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac Speaker power 40
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Woox Smart Power Strip
We’ve already seen a smart plug that turns outlets into a smarter way to power things, so how about a whole power strip with that functionality? Like other smart plugs, you can turn it on and off remotely, you can set schedules for when it should pro
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Apple IPad Mini
From £399 apple.com/uk Apple’s smallest iPad has been getting squeezed from both sides: phones are encroaching ever closer to its 7.9-inch size, and the 9.7-inch iPad is available for a temptingly low price. It’s an awkward spot, but this latest vers
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Netatmo Starck Thermostat
Smart thermostats are one of the best buys you can make, because they’re convenient, they save you money, and they help you go greener. The ability to control your heating schedule more finely saves you money on its own, but the added smarts of the A
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