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13 March 2013

Vertu Ti

The Ti is the latest smartphone by British company Vertu, on a roll following its break with Nokia, which enabled it to reconnect with cutting-edge Android technology. The Vertu Ti is about perfection, with the largest sapphire touchscreen of any smartphone, speakers certified by Bang & Olufsen, and incredible strength as a result of the high-grade titanium and aerospace-standard aluminium used for the structure. But the really smart feature is an additional microphone on the outside of the unit. It picks up the background noise around you, so that when you're talking on the phone, the software inside compares the audio signal of your voice with the background noise picked up by the second microphone. Then it cancels the background noise, so that the person at the other end only hears your voice without all the rest. Brilliant.

Richard Mille cufflinks

Richard Mille is famous for his superb watches, but he has also thought up his own version of a staple of men's fashion: Richard Mille cufflinks. Incredibly they have 38 parts, and took two years' development work. In grade 5 titanium, they operate with a mechanism that is totally different to the normal pivoting bar and provides the user with an extra source of daily fascination. A diamond-set version will be available soon.

Laser Keyboard for smartphones and tablets - Alfred Dunhill

Alfred Dunhill's laser keyboard makes using your smartphone or tablet (iPhone, iPad, Android...) much simpler. It laser-projects a keyboard onto any flat surface, such as a table. It has adjustable sensitivity and brightness, and a long-lasting battery recharged from a USB port. The case has a carbon-fibre pattern, and it is scratch and water resistant. The unit connects to your device by Bluetooth.

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