Lifestyle Tech

Oracle Recommends: Tech Products for August 2023

Aktiia 24/7 Blood Pressure Monitor, £199.99

Aktiia 24 7 Blood Pressure Monitor

In this modern age we know more about health and fitness than ever before, so it makes sense to avail yourself of this knowledge. The Aktiia 24/7 Blood Pressure Monitor is a clinically validated device that will record important data about your blood pressure throughout the day and night. The device has had over 18 months of development and is proven to assist with managing conditions such as hypertension. The device uses a ceramic housing for the monitor and a silicon rubber strap.

Available at Aktiia.

Audio Technica AT-LPW50BTRW Turntable, £419.99

Audio Technica AT-LPW50BTRW Turntable

The Audio Technica AT-LPW50BTRW is a wireless turntable perfect for a modern vinyl setup. It can be connected to speakers through either a wired connection or Bluetooth, allowing it to integrate into practically any sound system seamlessly. Plus, the rosewood-finished veneer gives the piece a classy appearance, while simultaneously serving to dampen low-frequency audio feedback. It’s an excellent device for experienced audiophiles and those getting into vinyl for the first time.

Available at Audio Technica.

La Pavoni Esperto Edotto Coffee Machine, £1,649.45

La Pavoni Esperto Edotto Coffee Machine

The La Pavoni Esperto Edotto Coffee Machine has the look of an esoteric device found in the laboratory of a mad chemist. Fortunately, the concoctions it creates are the best kind: espressos, cappuccinos and Americanos. This model has a gorgeous brown, rose and silver colourway that makes it look simultaneously retro and futuristic, ensuring that it’s suitable for a variety of kitchen aesthetics. And for the budding amateur barista it also has a Brewing Pressure Profiling Control Manometer for monitoring the process.

Available at Harrods.

Riverside Hi-Fi

Riverside Hifi

Riverside Hi-Fi are a home systems audio and visual specialist brand which stock a wealth of tech and provide a comprehensive design and installation service. From smart air conditioning, CCTV and intercom services to lighting and sound systems, they oversee it all. They believe in creating specialist systems designed to conform to the needs of individual clients with a totally bespoke experience. Example products include high end turn tables, TVs, Hi-Fi speakers and more from household names like Audio Technica and Loewe.

More details at Riverside Hi-Fi.

Leica SL2, £6,200

Leica SL2

Silver Cameras are by their very nature objects that are closely related to aesthetics and style in both the metaphorical sense that they capture a visual medium, and in the literal sense that they can be in themselves beautiful devices. The new Leica SL2 Silver balances both of these aspects wonderfully with a retro inspired silver top and base plate giving it a classic appearance. On the functionality side it has a 47 megapixel sensor and integrated images stabilisation.

Available at Leica.