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I’ve got view under my skin • Apple hit a sweet spot with the Watch Series 5, but its successor packs in even more sensors and this time – in the nicest way possible – it’s out for your blood
The alternatives: 3 affordable smartwatches • Ways to give your wrist a little brain of its own for less than £300
REIGN OF TERAFLOPS • Like a couple of pregnant pandas, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are ready to drop and expectation is sky-high. With the promise of vast power upgrades, flashy new titles and two versions of each console, next-gen gaming is here at last. But which will it be?
XBOX SERIES X • Large and in charge, the new flagship Xbox hits higher graphical peaks than the PS5. But of course, raw power isn’t everything. Can it match up on must-play games too?
PLAYSTATION 5 • Packing super-quick internals, a sleek (and sensitive) new controller and a solid line-up of launch titles, can Sony keep its nose in front in this next-generation showdown?
LAUNCH TITLES • New hardware needs new games, so here are the next-gen blockbusters you’ll be able to play on your fresh console right away
Mini meme WHAT I GO OLD SKOOL FOR • If you’re not convinced by the next-gen consoles (or just like to leave the house sometimes), allow nostalgia to step in with retro gaming options for your phone
Spin classy • Sweat buckets, bullets or barely a drop and still get fit at home with the very latest connected exercise bikes
UPVOTED EXERCISE BIKES • For those who want to break away from the Peloton, Richard Purvis finds alternative indoor rides to suit every budget
Gone squishing • Has Sony succeeded in cramming the tasty specs (and very tasty camera skills) of its flagship phone into a more compact and affordable alternative?
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Thumpin’ stack flash • A big speaker for the big occasion, UE’s Hyperboom is three times louder and 10 times bassier than the Megaboom
The bright stuff • Philips’ latest mid-price OLED will light up your living room like a Christmas tree… but there’s not much room for presents underneath
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Runnin’ with the bezel • If you fancy turning your lockdown jogging habit into something more serious, go ahead and jump on one of these run-tracking watches
Bentley rhythm grace • Can’t afford a Continental GT but like the idea of telling everyone you own a Bentley? Focal’s luxury headphones can help you live (a bit of) the dream…
Beard for take-off • All gone a bit ‘Santa sleeping in a hedge’ since lockdown? We try out the finest trimmers for taming your facial topiary…