Mini Jambox speaker
Speakers that are both portable and capable of delivering truly high-quality sound have always been somewhat of a flight of fancy. They've all compromised on one of the two integral specifications - until now. Jawbone has released the Mini Jambox Bluetooth speaker, conceived by San Francisco-based product designer Yves Behar. Made from a block of aluminium half the size of the original Jambox, it weighs 9oz and creates a perfect acoustic cavity for sound. Available in nine colours and five patterns, it also corresponds to a new Jawbone app, which aggregates all playlists from sources like Spotify and iTunes.
Mini Jambox, £149.99; www.jawbone.com
Writer: Mariel Reed
Vertu Constellation smartphone
The luxury smartphone manufacturer Vertu has stepped things up a notch with its latest model, Constellation, which comes coated in a 13cm piece of sapphire - more than 100 carats. With a titanium case swathed in calf leather from the Alps, Constellation is the most luxurious smartphone on the market, with inner workings - 720p high definition screen, 32GB of internal memory, camera with HD video, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities - comparable with any Android and options like ringtones performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. The phone also comes with Vertu Life and Certainty services, which provide VIP access to world-class events and high security.
Constellation, €3900; www.vertu.com
Devialet D110 Audio System
Considering how small and elegant it looks, the Devialet D110 is unexpectedly powerful. The minimal mirror finish and compact design disguise the enormous capabilities of the ultra-high definition audio system. Using patented amplification technology, Devialet has manufactured a high-performance, user-friendly audio product. By combining a preamplifier, stereo power amplifier and DAC (digital-to-analogue converter), the D110 provides the simplest possible solution, resulting in the best possible sound.
Devialet D110, from €4,990; Audiolounge.co.uk
Punkt ES01 extension socket
The totally wireless future is still some years away, so cable storage is still a relevant - if dispiriting - concern. Punkt's slick, new ES01 plug and socket store brings some joy to the matter. The simple, modest gadget was designed and refined by Jasper Morrison, who joined the Swiss-based tech company as art director. Unsurprisingly, the company founded by Petter Neby has become the aesthete's delight.
Punkt ES01, £79; www.punktgroup.com
Writer: Jonathan Bell
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