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Gadgets: Majority soundbars, realme 8.5G, Signia Active pro and more

From the July 2021 9breaking: technology that improves your TV sound, cooking, mobile data, hearing, ironing and stargazing.


Majority Audio soundbars

The compact Bowfell is an instant upgrade from the weedy sound and muddy dialogue that plague many slim TVs. For just £10 more, the Snowdon II is bigger and delivers 120W, more than double Bowfell’s 50W power. Both deliver 2.1 channel sound and have Bluetooth music streaming.


From £34.95 majority.co.uk

realme 8 5G

The world’s fastest growing smartphone brand launches the UK’s most affordable 5G smartphone yet. It’s competitively priced for an Android phone with the sleek flagship feel, long battery life and dual 5G SIM card slots. And the UK’s first MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor delivers even faster performance.


£249 realme.com

Signia Active Pro

These cool new hearing aids are more like AirPods, but they are specialized products designed to attract a new generation living with mild to moderate hearing loss. The stylish design avoids stigma. They work independently, but with a smartphone app you can adjust the performance. You can also stream via Bluetooth.


From £999 signia-pro.com

NEMO Equipment Stargaze

The most desirable camping chair we’ve ever seen. The clever design allows you to recline the lightweight aluminum chair all the way back for sunbathing, stargazing and more. 2021 could be the year to watch all the meteor showers in comfort.


£229.99 trekitt.co.uk

InstantPot R2D2 Multi Cooker

Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s actually called R2-D2, because the name of our favorite astromech droid isn’t on the product, although it does have the Star Wars logo on it. Give dinner a new lease of life with programs like pressure cooking, rice, steaming, slow cooking, yogurt, soup and more.


£99.99 instantpot.co.uk

Morphy Richards EasyCharge Power+

The brand’s most powerful cordless iron yet. This comes from a base much like a kettle and delivers 35g per minute of constant steam plus a 130g steam boost. It will warm up again when you put it back on its base, for example when you get the next item of clothing.

From £59.99 morphyrichards.co.uk