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Tech Products for April 2024

Leica Sl3 Camera, £5,920

Leica Sl3 Camera

Leica have launched the latest generation of their SL camera, the SL3. It’s a mirrorless, full frame device that balances the needs of photography and videography. To quickly run through some core specs (there are too many to go into vast detail) it can take DNG or JPEG format pictures with a resolution of either 60, 36 or 18 MP, with 15 f-stops and an ISO range from 50 to 100,000. On the video side, it’s capable of capturing 8k footage. It’s also a beautiful device with a combination of metal and leather across its body.

Available at Leica.

Brass Monkey The Barrel And Chiller, £6,750

Brass Monkey The Barrel And Chiller

Brass Monkey are a UK-based ice bath brand, creating a broad range of ice baths and plunges that combine utility with style. One of the most aesthetically pleasing plunges in their collection is the Barrel and Chiller, made from an upcycled whisky barrel. Each barrel is restored by expert coopers from the Speyside Valley, before being resined and oiled for perfect water tightness. Each barrel holds approximately 500l of water and can be chilled to 3°C.

Available at Brass Monkey.

Sonos Move 2, £449

Sonos Move 2

In the world of portable speakers, finding the right balance between quality and portability is the ultimate goal. We’ve all been hanging out with friends for one of them to whip out a speaker so tiny that any semblance of acoustic quality is a faint dream. The Sonos Move 2 though is a different beast. Easily transportable, while also featuring the full might of a stereo system, it’s a powerhouse of sound with 24-hour charge. It’s also equipped with Sonos’ Trueplay technology, analysing the acoustics of its surroundings to optimise sound quality

Available at Sonos.

Stanley Quencher, £44.99

Stanley Quencher

The Stanley Quencher rose to notoriety when a video circulated online of a Stanley flask surviving a car fire without the ice inside melting. This is entirely feasible thanks to the Stanley’s vacuum insulation, which makes it virtually impossible for heat to penetrate into or out of the vessel, keeping hot things hot and cold things cold. At the same time, it has an ergonomic handle and smooth, clean aesthetic that makes it perfect to carry around with you in the office, or while working out.

Available at Stanley.

Qobuz

Qobuz Music Streaming Platform

Qobuz are a music steaming platform available on desktop and mobile dedicated to curating a complete audio experience for audiophiles. As such, in addition to producing their own music- centred magazine, they utilise the highest quality  audio files possible for the 100 million+ songs they have available, so that you can listen to them the way the artists and recording engineers intended. Plus, with their download purchases system, you can own still own your music collection and tailor it to your preferences. From £10.83/month.

Available at Qobuz.

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